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  • 'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale

     'Mad Men' actor Vincent Kartheiser puts a little something up for sale
    Vincent Kartheiser of "Mad Men" has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000. At the center of a walled and gated lot of 2,325 square feet is a vintage bungalow that was built in 1912 and has been reworked into an open-concept pied-a-terre. The...
  • Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, 'SNL' and Working Together

    "It is an honor just to be nominated," insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls," and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees recently. While they were clearly delighted with each other's noms,...
  • Billy Bob Thornton Makes a Pitch for 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Game of Thrones' Guest Spots

    At Monday's Emmy Performers Peer Group party at the Montage Beverly Hills, the nominees thought long and hard about which TV shows they'd like to grace as a guest star. But "Veep's" Tony Hale didn't hesitate with his bid for a role on IFC's "Portlandia."...
  • Comedy should have the last laugh in television

    The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves. It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...
  • Fred Armisen's favorite Runyon Canyon trail may be different from yours

    Fred Armisen's favorite Runyon Canyon trail may be different from yours
    In between writing the next season of "Portlandia" and gigging as bandleader on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Fred Armisen stopped by The Times' TV studio recently and had plenty to say on a variety of topics -- kale, celery, beets -- and even a few that...
  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
  • Networks Make Some Quirky Choices on Emmy Ballot

    Some Emmy idiosyncrasies were already known -- like HBO's power-move to list "True Detective" as a drama instead of a miniseries, thus sending Showtime's "Shameless" scurrying to comedy. But the release of the official ballot has added a few more chess...
  • Emmy nominations 2014

    Emmy nominations 2014
    "True Detective" joined a stellar list of drama nominees including “Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" when the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning in a ceremony hosted by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The comedy series nominees...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

    Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees
    Here is the complete list of Primetime Emmy Awards nominees: Drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Detective" (HBO) Comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"...
  • Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond 'SNL'

    When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...