Sure, we were kinda bummed out by all the tributes going on at the Emmys last night (not as bummed as by the deaths themselves, mind you), but to be fair, we’ve been a little morbid ourselves lately. Between the dramatic deaths on Breaking Bad, True Blood, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey alone, we’ve been spending a lot of our virtual ink here in mourning. That’s why when our own Kate Spencer hit the Emmy red carpet, she asked the stars if they were as shocked as we were by these big departures — and how they’d like their own characters to go out. Read more…
First of all, no one on the red carpet of the Emmy Awards was particularly awful, well with the exception of Phoebe Price, who really goes for awful every time. But there was a handful of ladies — ladies whom we love and admire — who made us scratch our heads and want to send angry letters to their stylists. Mostly, there was a disturbing trend in being terrible to boobs. The gowns on Emily VanCamp, Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin and Zosia Mamet were rather unkind in the bust area, and after spending a little too much time admiring Kat Dennings‘ girls tonight, that just made us sad. Anna Chlumsky and Hayden Panettiere disappointed us by wearing gowns that would look amazing on someone 20 years their senior. Leslie Mann, meanwhile, made a terrible choice of color, and we wanted to rip the sleeves off of Julianne Moore’s gown and the ruffles off Elisabeth Moss‘.
Again, none of these were offensively bad. And maybe you disagree? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!
Every Sunday night for the past four weeks, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have made us grateful that the office we have to head to on Monday morning is nowhere near as stressful as theirs on Veep. For that (and for all the laughs it provides) we thank them. Incidentally, Chlumsky feels our weekday pain. We’d forgotten all about this, but when she stopped by the office last week for Big Morning Buzz Live she reminded VH1 Celebrity of her two years in the publishing world.
“First, I was a fact checker for Zagat and then I was an editorial assistant for HarperCollins publishing house,” the My Girl star, 30, said of her jobs after graduating from the University of Chicago, and she actually enjoyed those gigs. “Especially publishing. … But it’s not what I was meant to do.”
We’re pretty glad Anna’s back on our screens as the vice president’s sharp-witted chief of staff, as is she. We wondered, did she pick up any working girl habits that she uses on the show?
“You can ask any set decorator on any set where I’ve had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it — I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in,” she said. “But it’s nice not to have to come back there the next day at 9 in the morning.”
We hope, Internet, that you’re finally getting used to the fact that My Girl cutie Anna Chlumsky is all grown up and cracking us up as the ambitious chief of staff to Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). When she stopped by the VH1 office to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live yesterday, she looked like she was all business — but she was a whole lot of fun too. Though a stylist helped her choose her outfit for the occasion, she certainly has her own sense of style as well. Asked what, or who, influences her fashion, she told us, “My mom, I’m certain has influenced me. She kind of raised me to dress as much like Annie Hall as possible. And I always watch really old movies and musicals and stuff, so I think that always creeps into however I want to look. I always want to look a little like Ginger Rogers.” Yep, we can see that. Scroll down for deets on this outfit.
Forgive us, but we can’t help but repeat what we all said when Anna Chlumsky appeared on the red carpet for The Iron Lady last year: She’s not My Girl anymore … she’s all woman. Seeing the 21-year-old on the red carpet for her own new project, HBO’s Veep, returned all those warm fuzzy feelings we have about her 1991 movie that Macaulay Culkin recently tried to eradicate. And now we can look forward to seeing her as Amy Brookheimer, an awesome and hilariously ambitious chief of staff to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ vice president. Also, we want that slinky, retro black gown.
Check out this trailer for her character and catch the premiere of Veep on Sunday, April 22, at 10 p.m.
Whether you were a kid who would have gladly suffered a million bee stings to date Veda Sultenfuss, or wished that you too could live in a funeral home and have Jamie Lee Curtis as your stepmom, it’s probably a relief to see My Girl star Anna Chlumsky looking hot and happy on the red carpet of The Iron Lady premiere in New York last night. A child actor who didn’t end up rehab or taking off her underwear for money calls for a nostalgia celebration! So what’s Anna been up to since My Girl 2, the film’s almost as satisfying sequel? Since we last saw her sobbing over her mood ring, Chlumsky:
Attended University of Chicago and graduated with a BA in International Studies in 2002. Meanwhile, she didn’t do any screen work between 1998 and 2005.
Worked at Harper Collins as an editorial assistant of a sci-fi imprint before returning to her true calling: acting whilst having flawless skin.
Over the last six years has cameoed on shows ranging from Law & Order to Covert Affairs to White Collar.
Was the female lead in the 2007 comedy horror movie Blood Car, which IMDB describes thusly: “In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood…HUMAN BLOOD.” Amazing.
Guest starred in March 2007 as “Liz Limler” in the 30 Rock ep “The Fighting Irish.”
Co-starred along side James Gandolfini in the 2009 British political satire In the Loop.
Married to lucky bastard/fiance Shaun Sho on March 8, 2008.
Will star as the vice president’s chief of staff in the upcoming political comedy series Veep in 2012.
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