July 8th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'relieved' her name was spelled right

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is clearly a fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' work in “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” as the actress has been nominated for the best actress in a comedy Emmy ever since the show started in 2006.

But after her memorable Hollywood Walk of Fame mishap, Louis-Dreyfus told CNN, "I was relieved to see that the Academy spelled my name right.”

“And,” she added, “as I am now a free agent, Lebron and I will be announcing our plans later this evening."

For Isaiah Mustafa, whose now infamous “Old Spice” commercial will compete in the best commercial category, told CNN that "receiving honors like this morning’s Emmy nomination is just mind-blowing.”

Jamie Oliver, whose show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” was nominated for best reality program, considered the honor a “pat on the back for the TV and Campaign teams and for the good people of Huntington [West Virginia] for all their hard work.”

Media powerhouse Ryan Seacrest, whose production company is behind Oliver’s “Food Revolution,” was “honored that the Academy chose to recognize my work on ‘American Idol’ and ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ – two projects that I am both deeply devoted to,” he told CNN. “ ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ has inspired so many Americans affected by obesity while ‘American Idol’ has inspired millions to go after their dreams.”

But do multiple Emmy nominations have enough power to resurrect dead programming? “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” earned four nominations, and the former "Tonight" host tweeted, “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.”

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. lac

    Ok this commentary is perfectly fine but can we all agree that infamous still means "famous for being bad" not "famous for being good" – please? It's a slippery slope into Idiocracy friends.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lara

    A real positive energy.. I agree with you ,Jim on your comment too.

    July 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim

    she is very funny...great sense of humor... I liked her way back in Fathers Day http://bit.ly/WatchFathersDay

    July 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |

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