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'Veep' and other TV shows that outgrew their titles

One thing that makes television so great (and different from film) is the luxury of multiple years and seasons to explore different moments and experiences in a character’s life as they naturally progress. Because of that, TV shows frequently evolve drastically from their tidy season 1 concepts, which can make their original titles a bit confusing.

With some minor spoilers ahead, here are six TV shows that might have benefited from a name change during their runs: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: '22 Jump Street' in theaters, 'Veep' finale, Jack White's new album, and more

If you thought June would be your time to take a little pop culture break and maybe binge a few shows you’d never gotten to start, we’ve got some bad news: There’s no time for that. Between finales of some of HBO’s strongest shows — Veep and Game of Thrones — award shows, new books, albums, and movies, there’s very little time for you to play catch-up. So maybe save that for next week? Although, we make no promises that you’ll have time.

Check out your pop culture calendar for this week: READ FULL STORY

'Veep' star Timothy C. Simons explains how he used to steal HBO -- VIDEO

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Veep wraps its third season Sunday with back-to-back episodes (June 8, starting at 10 p.m. ET), so 1.) prepare yourself for a double dose of Jonah and 2.) watch Timothy C. Simons take our Pop Culture Personality Test and speak of the kind of pirating patience that doesn’t exist anymore. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Fault in Our Stars' in theaters, 'Enlisted' returns, 'Tony Awards,' and more

The first full week of June has everything you could ask for from summer entertainment: Comedy, action, love, sex, awards, “reality” television, and Tom Cruise. From The Fault in Our Stars finally hitting theaters to the return of fan-favorite comedy Enlisted, here’s what your pop culture calendar looks like this week: READ FULL STORY

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

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