Selina Meyer

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (56), who plays foul-mouthed fictitious former US president Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep, has said “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” in a short post on her social media platforms. File photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

Emmy-winning comedic actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus said on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare(...)

The cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ pose with their awards including Outstanding Drama Series. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA.

HBO shows Game of Thrones and Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards for the first time on Sunday, bringing a breath of fresh air to television(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

Actors Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston celebrate the success of Breaking Bad at the Governors Ball for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Television drama Breaking Bad won the top Emmy award for the first time in Los Angeles , just as the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth (...)