We all love Lucy, but when it comes to Emmy nominations, Julia Louis-Dreyfus finally has the iconic comedian beat, People reports.
On Thursday, the erstwhile "Seinfeld" star made Emmy history when she received her 14th Emmy nomination in the category of outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, surpassing the record long held by "I Love Lucy" star -- and enduring TV favorite -- Lucille Ball.
Louis-Dreyfus, 52, nabbed the nod for her role as gaffe-prone Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO show "Veep." It's her second nomination in this category for her fictitious Beltway role, and she took home the statue in 2012.
Overall, the actress is the only woman who has won the Emmy three times, for three separate comedy series. She first won in 1996 for her own iconic role -- self-absorbed Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" -- after being nominated four times prior.
In 2006, she grabbed gold for her title role in "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and earned nominations (but no wins) for the same role from 2007-10.
But Lucy fans need not despair: even though Louis-Dreyfus broke Ball's record for Emmy nominations, the "I Love Lucy" star still claims more Emmy wins -- for now, anyway.
The groundbreaking comedian who helped popularize the medium of television took home four Emmys during her career, as well as named for the Governor???s Award in 1989, nearly five months after her death.
In addition to her role on "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus also lends her voice to the new Pixar film "Planes," out next month. She also stars in the upcoming film "Enough Said" opposite the late James Gandolfini.
If only she could have used a Silencing Charm.
J.K. Rowling is hopping mad after discovering that British law firm Russells was responsible for leaking her pseudonym Robert Galbraith to the press, E! News reports.
"I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement," Rowling said in a statement to the U.K.???s Sunday Times (via the BBC). "I had assumed that I could expect total confidentiality from Russell, a reputable professional firm, and I feel very angry that my trust turned out to be misplaced."
By confidentiality, of course, the Harry Potter scribe is referring to the publication of her most recent tome, "The Cuckoo's Calling," in which Rowling used the Galbraith pen name as part of a desire to secretly see how the book stacked up with critics and readers upon its April release -- that is, without the baggage and hoopla that comes with being one of the world's most celebrated authors.
Unfortunately, that anonymity was not meant to last.
In a statement, lawyers for Russells apologized "unreservedly" after acknowledging the one of its partners, Chris Gossage, let slip Galbraith's real identity to his wife's best friend, Judith Callegari, who subsequently tweeted a Sunday Times reporter about it on July 9.
The firm admitted the leak happened "during a private conversation."
"Whilst accepting [Gossage's] own culpability, the disclosure was made in confidence to someone he trusted implicitly. On becoming aware of the circumstances, we immediately notified J.K. Rowling's agent," read the statement.
Russells also denied reports that the outing of Rowling as Galbraith was part of a stealth publicity campaign.
On Tuesday, Emma Roberts made headlines after TMZ reported the 22-year-old actress was arrested for attacking beau Evan Peters in a Montreal hotel nine days earlier, People reports.
On the same day the story was published, a visibly upset Roberts was photographed seeking comfort in Peters??? arms in New Orleans.
According to the report, Roberts was arrested for domestic violence after someone heard a dispute coming from their room and called authorities. Canadian police allegedly discovered her "American Horror Story" star boyfriend, 26, with a bloody nose and a bite mark.
A law enforcement source confirmed that there was a conflict between a couple in Montreal on the reported date and that a female was arrested but declined to state who was involved because prosecutors aren't pressing charges and the case has been closed.
However, the couple released a joint statement addressing the fracas.
"It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding," according to the statement from their reps. "Ms. Roberts was released after questioning, and the couple are working together to move past it."
The couple worked together on the film "Adult World" and were first spotted together last July, when they were photographed at her stylist's wedding.
Real-world issues are rare at Comic-Con, where fantasy almost always trumps reality. But for the stars and the director of "Ender's Game," comments made by Orson Scott Card regarding gay marriage are leading to questions about the issue as they promote the science fiction film, The Associated Press reports.
Card has expressed opposition to gay marriage in the past and that has led some to call for a boycott. There were no signs of protest Wednesday as young stars Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld and the film's director, Gavin Hood, began to promote the sci-fi adventure film based on Card's novel. There was a full day of questions ahead, though, as "Ender'?s Game" took center stage Thursday.
"My view is I've been a member of the Courage Campaign for many years and I'm a little distressed by his point of view on gay marriage," Hood said.
"However, the book is not about that issue, so I hope people can still appreciate the book because I think he wrote a great book, and the themes and ideas in the book, I think, are universal and timeless and applicable, and I hope the book will still be appreciated as a great work of art, even though I don???t agree with the author. I optioned the book, not an author, and I love what the author said in that book."
Card turned down an interview request by The Associated Press. He told Entertainment Weekly that the issue is now "moot" given the Supreme Court's recent ruling and, "Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute."
The reporter central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance efforts has a book deal, the AP reports.
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald signed with Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan, for a book to be published in March. Metropolitan announced Thursday that the book would include additional material on government operations and its "extraordinary cooperation" with private companies.
Greenwald is a journalist and commentator for the Guardian whose reports have been based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Greenwald has written three books in which he argues the government trampled on personal rights in the name of national security.
Another reporter who has broken news based on documents from Snowden, Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, has a book deal with an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).people