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Melissa McCarthy - ELLE hosts it's Women In Comedy event featuring July cover stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon ad Kristen Wiig - Arrivals at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Melissa McCarthy - Ghostbusters cast new and old seen arriving at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th June 2016

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Melissa McCarthy - Melissa McCarthy gets suspended in mid air for special effects filming on the set of 'Ghostbusters' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Melissa McCarthy , Ben Falcone - Melissa McCarthy And Ben Falcone out here n New York - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Paul Feig Announces 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Feature Sigourney Weaver


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Sigourney Weaver will make an appearance in the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot, director Paul Feig has confirmed. Feig made the blockbuster announcement on Twitter, after defending his film and its female-led cast from fans unhappy with the reboot.

Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver is returning to Ghostbusters.

‘Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!,’ the director tweeted on Friday. Weaver starred as Dana Barrett in 1984’s original Ghostbusters movie and returned for it’s less-well-received 1989 sequel.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors


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Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.

Read More: Jennifer Lawrence Pays Surprise Visit To Montreal Children's Hospital.

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Bill Murray Confirmed As Making Appearance In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot


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Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has been confirmed as making an appearance in Paul Feig’s upcoming all female reboot of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 64 year old actor played Dr. Peter Venkman in the original 1984 film, as well as reprising the role in 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.

Bill MurrayBill Murray will be making an appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.

Feig’s reboot features an all female lead cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the group of ghost hunters, with Chris Hemsworth also set for a supporting role. It is expected to hit theatres on July 22, 2016.

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Dan Aykroyd Confirms He Will Make A Cameo In New 'Ghostbusters' Movie


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Dan Aykroyd has confirmed he will be making a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. The 63 year old actor played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the franchise’s original 1984 movie and later reprised the role in 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II.

Dan AykroydDan Aykroyd will appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot.

In a now deleted tweet Aykroyd wrote, "On GB set shooting my scene with funny beautiful Kristen Wiig lady GB'S are adorable, hilarious and badass Exhilarating! #ghostbusters.” The actor’s cameo has since been confirmed by his reps to Entertainment Weekly, with no other details on the been provided.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Director Paul Feig Shares First Official Photo Of Cast In Full Costume


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Director Paul Feig has shared the first picture of the Ghostbusters cast in costume. Feig has been teasing the release of the image for a number of weeks after sharing a number of sneak peeks with his fans on social media. The official image shows actors Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kat McKinnon all kitted up and ready to take on the paranormal.

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy stars in Ghostbusters.

Read More: Director Paul Feig Gives First Look At New Ghostbusters Costumes From Upcoming Reboot.

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Director Paul Feig Gives First Look At New 'Ghostbusters' Costumes From Upcoming Reboot


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Director Paul Feig has given fans their first look at the new Ghostbusters uniforms on Twitter, sharing an image of the four costumes hanging on a rail along with the hashtag whatyougonnawear. The pic shows that the ladies’ costumes will very much be in keeping with the classic Ghostbusters look, albeit with a modern twist.

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'Jurassic World' Claims Second-Biggest Weekend Ever In America


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We all knew it would be big. Bring back the Jurassic Park franchise after a gap of 14 years, add Chris Pratt and a fearsome new dinosaur into the mix, and push the Steven Spielberg connection (albeit as executive producer), and Universal has undoubtedly got a hit on its hands.

Chris Pratt outside ITV StudiosChris Pratt: now one of Hollywood's most bankable stars

But it's not until after Jurassic World's opening weekend that anyone knew quite how big it would be. The film has debuted in the US with a whopping $204.6million, doubling the studio's original weekend estimate, Box Office Mojo reports.

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'Jurassic World' Roars Into Cinemas With Monster Opening


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Dinosaurs ruled the earth 65 million years ago, and now they're ruling the box office, with Jurassic World making an estimated $82.8million in America by the end of Friday.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris at the Jurassic World premiereChris Pratt and his wife Anna Faris at the Jurassic World premiere

Outperforming most analysts' predictions, the film has scored the third-best Friday opening on record, according to Box Office Mojo, placing it behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84.4m) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($91m).

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Melissa McCarthy's 'Spy' Storms The Box Office


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'Spy', Melissa McCarthy's latest hit action comedy with her 'Bridesmaids'/'The Heat' director Paul Feig, clocked up an impressive $86.5 million worldwide in its first weekend. The film's US debut ($30m) was considered a bit soft, which pundits say may be due to audience frustration with McCarthy's less enjoyable recent films 'The Identity Thief' and 'Tammy'. But 'Spy' has a 7.6/10 audience rating at IMDb and an impressive critics' score of 95% positive at Rotten Tomatoes.

Melissa McCarthy stars in 'Spy'Melissa McCarthy stars in 'Spy'

This has already put 'Spy' into the top 100 of spy movies as ranked by Box Office Mojo. 'Despicable Me 2', 'Skyfall' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' hold the top three slots, followed by three 'Mission: Impossible' films and two 'Austin Powers' movies.

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'Spy' Sneaks To The Top Of US Box Office, As 'Entourage' Fails To Find A Following


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Melissa McCarthy's Spy has come out on top at the US box office this weekend after taking an estimated $30 million in theatres between Friday and Sunday. The comedy stars McCarthy as a secret agent tasked with stopping an arms dealer from selling a nuclear weapon in her first big assignment.

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy has impressed critics and movie-goers with Spy.

The comedy has gained positive reviews from critics and so far holds a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is McCarthy’s third collaboration with director Paul Feig who previously worked with the actress on 2011’s Bridesmaids and 2013 comedy The Heat. Overseas Spy has so far made $25.6 million in 54 markets, bringing the film’s worldwide total to $86.5 million.

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'Insidious' And 'Spy' Are Neck And Neck At US Box Office


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As ticket sales for Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas cool off a little, two very different films are vying for the number-one spot this week: the third (but probably not the last) instalment of the Insidious horror series, and Melissa McCarthy's crime comedy Spy. And they're neck and neck after one day in cinemas according to Box Office Mojo - Insidious has made $10.4million, while Spy is slightly behind with $10.25m.

Lin Shaye at a screening of Insidious: Chapter 3Lin Shaye (the one on the right)

The directorial debut of actor-writer Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 has received a warmer critical reception than many people expected, but its opening-day haul is roughly half what the second film in the series made in its first 24 hours, meaning it will likely end the weekend with a considerably lower total than Chapter 2's $40.3m. 

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'Spy' Gives Melissa McCarthy A Platform To Speak Out


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With her new movie 'Spy' already proving to be a huge hit with both critics and audiences, Melissa McCarthy has been able to open up about some serious issues she sees in Hollywood. And as a victim of discrimination both as a woman and as a plus-size actress, she has a lot to say.

Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'

Describing Hollywood sexism as an "intense sickness", she finally snapped when a journalist criticised her appearance in last summer's 'Tammy'. "It was kind of, 'How dare women not look beautiful, perfect and attractive in a movie'," McCarthy says. "But I put a lot of time and effort into having Tammy not look like she cared about herself, that was part of how I felt she felt on the inside."

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Spy Review


Excellent

The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable with this raucous action comedy, which simultaneously spoofs the espionage genre and provides some genuine thrills. From ensemble player (Bridesmaids) to costar (The Heat) and now to the star of the show, McCarthy finds a role worthy of her talents, subverting rather than exploiting her distinct physicality.

She plays Susan Cooper, a desk-jockey at the CIA who works with the field agents, guiding them by radio link through their dangerous paces. When star spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is taken out of service and all other top agents have their covers blown, the boss (Allison Janney) has little choice but to send the well-trained Susan into the field to take down the villainous arms dealer Rayna (Rose Byrne). With her best pal Nancy (Miranda Hart) as her office-bound helper, Susan gets into a series of disguises and travels to Paris, Rome and then Budapest. And despite the constant attempts of rogue agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) to "help" her, Susan gets ever closer to Rayna and her gangster buyer Sergio (Bobby Cannavale).

The relatively simple plot is overcrowded with characters and subplots that add absurd layers of humour to the film, almost all of which are genuinely hilarious. Best of all, none of the laughs come at the expense of Susan, a capable, smart, witty woman who's the perfect alter ego for McCarthy (and certainly much more engaging than her obnoxious-slob persona in The Heat or Tammy). She has terrific chemistry with all of her costars, flirting shamelessly with the Bond-like Law, an amusingly swaggering Statham and especially the purringly hysterical Byrne. As always, the great Janney steals every one of her few scenes. Less effective is an extended goofy cameo by Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, who at least shows willing to dive into some ridiculous comedy. There's also another terrific foil in Susan's local contact Aldo, played with leering, opportunistic relish by Peter Sarafinowicz.

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'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out


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Melissa McCarthy's new action-comedy 'Spy' marks a leap in her career from supporting goofball (she was Oscar nominated for 'Bridesmaids') to co-lead (alongside Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat') and now to carrying a major blockbuster on her own shoulders. It's no coincidence that all three of these movies are directed by Paul Feig, a filmmaker who has long thought that more films should be centred on strong, funny women.

Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'Melissa McCarthy in 'Spy'

McCarthy grew up in Illinois, and describes her family as "a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny. I didn't grow up with a sense that people thought any differently."

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Melissa McCarthy Delivers Her Tour-de-Force With Stunning 'Spy'


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With Bridesmaids, The Heat and Tammy, Melissa McCarthy has already established herself as one of the finest comedy actresses on the planet though in Paul Feig's latest movie Spy, the 44-year-old from Illinois has arguably cemented herself as the finest comedy actress on the planet.

SpyMelissa McCarthy is secret agent Susan Cooper in Paul Feig's Spy

In it, she stars as Susan Cooper, an unassuming CIA analyst and unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous mission. However, when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate a world of deadly arms dealers and prevent a global disaster. The critics are uproarious.

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Melissa McCarthy On How Malls Body Shame Plus-Size Women


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Melissa McCarthy has taken a stand against the fashion and shopping industries, and wants to stop the body-shaming of plus-size women.

The 44 year old star of the new movie Spy was talking to More magazine recently for its June edition, and spoke about the frustrations that plus-size shoppers frequently face in malls. “People don’t stop at size 12,” she explained. “I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.”

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Melissa McCarthy Honoured With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame [Pictures]


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Melissa McCarthy has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday (19th May). The 44-year-old actress was overwhelmed with the honour and still couldn't believe someone wasn't "just kidding" her!

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Read More: Ghostbusters Reboot: Melissa McCarthy Confirmed, Kristen Wiig in Talks. 

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Tom Rothman Cuts Budget On 'Ghostbusters' By $15 Million


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Tom Rothman is already making some big decisions in his new role as chairman of Sony, including cutting the budget of Paul Feig's forthcoming all-female Ghostbusters movie. The movie is planned for July 2016.

Tom RothmanTom Rothman is the new head honcho at Sony

The outgoing chairman Amy Pascal had the movie penned at a hefty $169 million - including $14 million for lead Melissa McCarthy and over $10 million for Feig. Although Rothman couldn't move the talent fees, he had the script tweaked to reduce the cost to $154 million - just a few million above his $150 million target. 

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Director Of Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Paul Feig Calls Out The Internet On 'Some Vile Misogynistic S**t'


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Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming all female Ghostbusters reboot has been at SXSW this weekend, showing his latest offering Spy starring Melissa McCarthy. But when the director took some time out to speak to Vanity Fair his attentions quickly moved to the problems women still face in Hollywood, something which he now has first hand experience with thanks to Ghostbusters.

Paul FeigPaul Feig will direct the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot

“The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time,” Feig told the magazine. “The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, ‘This is great.’ Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic shit I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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Melissa McCarthy's New Film, Spy, Teases With Its Trailer


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Funny woman Melissa McCarthy has f-bombed her way onto the big screen with another hilarious performance, this time in new action comedy movie, Spy.

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Melissa McCarthy plays an unlikely CIA operative in, Spy

Playing a CIA analyst in her new flick, McCarthy's character is unaccustomed to the day-to-day life of an operative out on the road and rarely sees the action from the comfort of her cosy office.

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone - P.S. ARTS Express Yourself Event 2014 held at Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th November 2014

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone - ELLE 20th annual Women in Hollywood celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 22nd October 2013

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Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy - 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower - Arrivals - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Melissa McCarthy

Date of birth

26th August, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Melissa McCarthy Movies

Ghostbusters Movie Review

Ghostbusters Movie Review

It's been more than 30 years since the Ghostbusters first hit the big screen with...

Central Intelligence Movie Review

Central Intelligence Movie Review

After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride...

The Boss Movie Review

The Boss Movie Review

Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic...

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters is a new film for 2016 and is based on the 1984 film of...

Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer

Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at...

The Boss Trailer

The Boss Trailer

Michelle Darnell is one of the most successful businesswomen of her age. She's loud, boisterous...

Spy Movie Review

Spy Movie Review

The ace partnership between filmmaker Paul Feig and actress Melissa McCarthy evolves into something formidable...

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Spy Trailer

Spy Trailer

Susan Cooper works as an analyst for the CIA; rarely out where the action is...

St. Vincent Movie Review

St. Vincent Movie Review

Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by...

St. Vincent - Clips Trailer

St. Vincent - Clips Trailer

Vincent is living a life of hedonism in his retirement from the army. An avid...

St. Vincent Trailer

St. Vincent Trailer

St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and...

Tammy Movie Review

Tammy Movie Review

Melissa McCarthy is clearly in a rut: the title character in this film isn't very...

Tammy Trailer

Tammy Trailer

When Tammy is late for work following an unlikely road accident, she is fired from...

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