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Tony Hale stars in incredibly depressing 'Where's Waldo' update

Oh there’s Waldo! And, wouldn’t you know it, he looks a lot like a sad-sack Tony Hale character.

That’s because the Veep star is playing the stripe-clad sneak in a new photo essay published Monday in The Occasional, the Funny or Die offshoot that began as a humor magazine app and has morphed into a McSweeney’s-esque website. And needless to say, “Where’s Waldo Today?” with Tony Hale doesn’t exactly paint a rosy future for Martin Handford’s famous creation. READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus responds to Constitution error on 'Rolling Stone' cover

Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the Veep star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is, Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional Veep character played by Matt Walsh who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series. READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wears the Constitution -- and nothing else -- on 'Rolling Stone' cover

Oh, so that’s where they keep the Constitution: on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s naked back.

The Veep star, sans clothes, covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In the accompanying interview, the multiple Emmy winner chats with the magazine about how she got from Seinfeld to HBO, how she deals with the industry’s sexism — “I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way’” — and her meeting with real-life vice president Joe Biden: “I loved that dinner. There was no cynicism, just a very earnest jubilation about being there.”

Check out Louis-Dreyfus’s interview with Rolling Stone when the issue hits newsstands Friday, April 11.

'Veep' at PaleyFest: What we learned about season three, why Bill Clinton loves the show, and who should play POTUS

You might be disturbed to know that Armando Iannucci’s absurdist political comedy Veep seems to resonate with D.C. political staffers in very real ways. But as Iannucci told the audience at PaleyFest, he’ll often invent a scenario for the show and then get phone calls from D.C. political offices asking how he knew that scenario had really happened. Perhaps that’s why the show seems so perfect for our time: Everyone in D.C., they say, knows whether they’re a Dan, a Jonah, an Amy, a Gary, or even a Selina.

Reid Scott, who plays the ambitious-to-a-fault Dan Egan, recalls being out at a Wizards game where a political staffer told him that “a lot of people my age, we got into politics because of The West Wing.” So, she was delighted that there were so many Washington-gazing television options to devour. Scandal is the “melodrama.” House of Cards is the “drama-drama.” And Veep? Well, according to Scott, she said, “we all think Veep is the most accurate.”

Iannucci, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina Meyer), Tony Hale (Gary Walsh), Sufe Bradshaw (Sue Wilson), Reid Scott (Dan Egan), Matt Walsh (Mike McLintock), Gary Cole (Kent Davidson), Timothy Simons (Jonah Ryan), and Kevin Dunn (Ben Cafferty) took the stage at PaleyFest Thursday night to talk about their characters and their upcoming season (which premieres on HBO on April 6). Here’s what we learned:

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Veeps unite! Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus bond over being second-in-command -- PHOTO

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Veep vice president Julia Louis-Dreyfus were in one place on Tuesday night, and even snapped a photo together for our viewing pleasure. The two were both at the White House for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s state dinner to honor French president François Hollande. Check out the photo below: READ FULL STORY

Emmys 2013: Jeff Daniels? Merritt Wever? Colbert?!?! Ranking the upsets from crazy to crazier

Midway through Hour Three of this year’s Emmys, host Neil Patrick Harris joked: “No one in America is winning their office pool.” Except that wasn’t really a joke: The 2013 Emmy Awards featured seven big upsets in the major primetime awards. Longtime also-rans got their moment in the sun. Some low-key performances beat out showier and more popular contenders. And, well, the boys of Breaking Bad boys went home emptyhanded. (But don’t weep for them too much.) Below, we rank the upsets from “We should’ve seen that coming” to “We couldn’t have seen that coming even if we were writing a TV show about this two years from now.”

7. The Colbert Report for Outstanding Variety Series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart won this award for a straight decade, a winning streak unparallelled in Emmys history. But if any series was ever going to beat Daily Show, it had to be spinoff ColbertColbert‘s win comes, somewhat auspiciously, after Stewart took the summer off. Could this indicate a changing of the guard in the Comedy Central late night political-comedy racket? More importantly: Since it technically aired outside this year’s Emmys eligibility period, does this mean we might get an acceptance-speech recreation of the Colbert “Get Lucky” video at Emmys 2014? READ FULL STORY

'Veep' star Anna Chlumsky takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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It’s a good thing Veep has already been renewed for a third season because it’s going to take Amy (Anna Chlumsky), Chief of Staff for VP Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a while to figure out how to balance her professional and personal lives. “This season is about her questioning how important the D.C. life is to her,” Chlumsky says. “It’s been assumed for her for so long that this is the game, she likes to win the game, and this is what it’s all about for her. This is her first time really entertaining the idea that maybe there is more to life.” We will see Amy try to date, Chlumsky says. But, she adds, laughing, “By the end of the season, we still don’t know if she’s any good at that.”

There’s a new episode of Veep tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, but we’re starting the laughs early with Chlumsky. She recently stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test and revealed her most prized pop culture possession, the TV marathon that always sucks her in, the TV moment that made her cry, when she yells at the TV, and the collectibles from her childhood she wishes she still had. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes: Who will win in the TV categories? Polls!

Just because most people don’t do a Golden Globes pool doesn’t mean you can’t predict if Homeland will build on its Emmy domination. Let’s take the 11 TV categories to a vote. Remember, this is who you think will win, not necessarily who you want to win.  READ FULL STORY

Jerry Seinfeld pens 'really' fuming letter to the editor

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Jerry Seinfeld is really, really ticked off. The comedian penned a letter to The New York Times in response to TV critic Neil Genzlinger’s Monday column about the abuse and overuse of one of Seinfeld’s favorite words: ”really.”

”Really, Neil? Really? You’re upset about too many people saying, “Really?”? I mean, really,” Seinfeld writes.

The amusingly outraged letter to the editor, which uses the word ”really” 10 times, comes to the defense of the ”lazy” comedy writers who use the word that Genzlinger claims is ”undoing 2,000 years’ worth of human progress.” Seinfeld defends Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment “Really!?! With Seth,” which used to star Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers and which Seinfeld himself contributed to in 2010; and turned the tables on Genzlinger by ripping him for using the phrase, “wrap my head around it.” “Don’t preach to us about ‘Really?’ and then wrap our heads around things,” wrote Seinfeld. “You crumbled a bit of civilization off there yourself.”

Seinfeld’s keen observation about everything and nothing couldn’t come at a better time — his five-borough New York City comedy tour kicks off tomorrow. I really hope he addresses the “R word” in his routine.

Watch Seinfeld’s SNL skit below: READ FULL STORY

'Veep' dream cameos: Which 'Seinfeld' actors should get bit parts?

In HBO’s new comedy Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus excels as Selina Meyer, a vice president who’s foul-mouthed and powerless. Tony Hale, a.k.a. Buster Bluth, does great work as her loyal body man, Gary. Anna Chlumsky as Amy, the VPOTUS chief of staff, makes me glad the actress ended her self-imposed acting hiatus.

But the show — which our own Ken Tucker calls fun, if not gut busting — might benefit from a few cameos. Specifically: It’d be great if some of Louis-Dreyfus’s old Seinfeld cast mates took up temporary residence in the Oval Office. Er, the Naval Observatory.

No, I’m not talking about Jerry, George, and Kramer — though if they feel like taking a break from counting their piles of syndication money, any of them could play a congressman. Instead, I’d rather imagine which Seinfeld supporting characters would make convincing Washington power players. Specifically, here’s what I’d like to see: READ FULL STORY

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