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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 - 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 - Film Premiere The Boss - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Melissa McCarthy , Ben Falcone - World Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Boss" at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Melissa McCarthy - 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Melissa McCarthy - People's Choice Awards 2016 held at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live. - Press Room at Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, People's Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Melissa McCarthy - Actress Melissa McCarthy wears a neck brace for a scene in her new movie "The Boss" with co star Kristen Bell and wrestler Dave Bautista. Melissa was also joined on set by her husband Ben Falcone who is the director of the comedy flick. - Pasadena, California, United States - Monday 12th October 2015

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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.

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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.

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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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Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy - New York premiere of 'Spy' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd June 2015

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Melissa McCarthy - New York premiere of 'Spy' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 1st June 2015

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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.

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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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Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham - 'Spy' U.K. film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square at The Odeon,Leicester Square, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Melissa McCarthy - European Premiere of 'Spy' at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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“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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Susan Cooper works as an analyst for the CIA; rarely out where the action is and working entirely from the office, advising some of the organisation's top agents during their most deadly assignments. However, following a serious lapse in judgement at the hands of her partner during a bomb disposal mission, the agency are forced to enlist another member of the team to uncover the location of the nuclear weapon. Deciding now is the time to drop her boring persona and become the super keen spy she always wanted to be, Susan volunteers to go undercover - to much derision from her colleagues who barely know her name let alone her position in the CIA. She's allowed to prove herself on the task though, with no appropriate alternative, but can she show that Susan Cooper is just as deadly as her team?

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Contactmusic.com's 10 Worst Films Of 2014


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Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber To

10) Dumb And Dumber To - After 20 years we had finally forgotten the resolutely unfunny first movie. And now they're back. Sadly, they haven't learned anything about comedy in the interim. Watch the trailer for Dumb and Dumber To here.

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St. Vincent Review


Excellent

Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by his friendship with a bright young kid. Writer-director Theodore Melfi makes an assured debut with this hilariously astute, emotional punchy drama, which may sometimes feel a bit over-planned but gives the audience plenty to think about. And along with Murray, the film has especially strong roles for Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and promising newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

It's set in a New York suburb, where the neighbourhood grouch Vincent (Murray) is already having a bad day when he discovers meets the perky family next door: Maggie (McCarthy) and her curious son Oliver (Lieberher). She has just fled from her unfaithful husband (Scott Adsit) and is working extra hours to make ends meet, so she reluctantly agrees to let Oliver stay at Vincent's house after school. Intriguingly, Oliver is one of the few people Vincent can bear to be around, aside from the pregnant Russian stripper Daka (Watts) and his lively cat Felix. And Oliver is like a sponge, happily soaking up Vincent's knowledge about things like swearing, fighting and betting on the horses. Oliver has no real idea that all of this makes Vincent a seriously unsuitable role model.

Yes, the central point is that good people are sometimes hard to spot. Vincent may smoke, swear, gamble and hang out with hookers, but he also has a deep soul that Oliver witnesses in the way he takes care of Daka, or how he regularly visits his wife in a nursing home even though she has long forgotten who he is. Melfi makes the most of this perspective, seeing everything through the eyes of perceptive young actor Lieberher. And Murray shines in a role that adds clever shadings to the actor's usual on-screen bluster. The interaction between Oliver and Vincent snaps with personality, and sharp roles for McCarthy and Watts offer meaningful wrinkles, as do other side characters such as Chris O'Dowd's schoolteacher.

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Vincent is living a life of hedonism in his retirement from the army. An avid smoker and drinker with few friends save for nightclub dancer Daka, he's hardly what you'd call a friendly neighbour. Nonetheless, a recently divorced Maggie has moved in nearby with her impressionable young son Oliver and she is desperate for a babysitter. Never one to judge a book by its cover, she enlists Vincent to take care of him while she's at work, and while he's not cut out to deal with children realistically, he could really do with the cash. Oliver learns a lot from Vincent, who pays him to cut his lawn and who helps him overcome his bulllies at his new school, while Vincent also learns a little from his new friend, who unwittingly shows him that there's a lot more left in life for him to enjoy.

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Nick Offerman Has Directed A Music Video And It's Full Of Celebrities


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He's best known for playing the grumpy breakfast loving Ron Swanson on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation', but Nick Offerman has turned his hand to another profession: music video director. He's overseen the delightfully weird video for Tweedy's song, 'Low Key', which also features a host of celebrity cameos.

 
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Tweedy is the latest project from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, comprised of himself and his son Spencer Tweedy. 'Low Key' is the first single from their first album, 'Sukierae', and the offbeat video shows them going door-to-door in attempts to sell their record to disinterested members of the public. Man of Steel actor Michael Shannon features as the assistant of the record label boss, whilst Melissa McCarthy, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter and Chance the Rapper feature amongst the bemused homeowners who are visited by the band. There's also a very strange twist at the end of the video, but we won't ruin the surprise!

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How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood


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The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film star of the past year. Bullock raked in over $51 million (that just over £30 million) and it seems that the 50 year-old has made some very shrewd decisions over the past years over which films she attached her name to, and not all of them looked like sure-fire box-office smashes, on paper at least.

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Sandra's box-office success has exerted a gravitational pull on all cash in her vicinity.

Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron and also starring George Clooney, cost a whopping $100 million to produce thanks to its almost exclusive reliance on extensive special effects. Yet the film excelled with audiences and critics alike, scooping seven Oscars as well as a host of BAFTA’s. Bullock also duly received an Oscar nomination for her role as the astronaut caught in a potentially catastrophic disaster in Earth’s orbit. Gravity drew $716 million in global box-office takings, awarding Bullock and co-star Clooney a tidy sum for their efforts which included a gruelling shooting experience whereupon the leading duo were suspended from wires and trapped in claustrophobic space suits.

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St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer Daka, but that's all about to change when some new neighbours arrive. Maggie and her young son Oliver have moved in, with the latter feeling a little alienated as one of the only Jewish kids at school as well as being smaller than everyone else. Vincent decides to take him under his wing in a bid to earn a little more cash as a babysitter, and Oliver soon warms to him despite his hedonistic life and generally poor childminding skills. Maggie is unhappy that Vincent is introducing him to strip clubs, dingy bars and the racetrack, but it soon becomes clear that Oliver is exactly what Vincent needs to finally get his life on track.

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‘Tammy’ Proves No Match For ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ At 4th Of July Box Office


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Melissa McCarthy’s road-trip comedy Tammy, has failed to topple the mighty Transformers: Age of Extinction at the US Independence Day box office.

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The Michael Bay directed blockbuster, which has earned negative reviews from critics, grossed $10.6 million at the US box office on Friday, while McCarthy’s Tammy only managed $6.4 million. So far this summer, Transformers: Age of Extinction is the only movie to hold the number one spot at the stateside box office for two weeks straight.

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Reviews: Melissa McCarthy Goes All Out In "Tammy", But Is It Enough For The Critics?


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Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy is set to battle it out at the box office this weekend, but the critics have already made short work of the female-driven slapstick comedy. The film sees the title character get her janky Toyota Corolla wrecked in an accident, which leads to a spiral of bad luck – her lateness causes her to lose her fast food joint job and then she comes home early enough to catch her beau cheating. Tammy must make some important life changes and she decides on the ultimate life-changer (in movies, anyway) – a spontaneous road trip.

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Melissa McCarthy finally got her own film, but the critics seem largely unimpressed.

As usual, McCarthy is a force to be reckoned with, but is that enough to save Tammy’s overall score?

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Tammy Review


Weak

Melissa McCarthy is clearly in a rut: the title character in this film isn't very far removed from her previous roles in The Heat and Identity Thief. Yes, Tammy is another chubby slob who is on the road to some sort of epiphany, and along the way she realises that simply running a comb through her ratty hair might make her look more human. At least the film has a seriously strong supporting cast who almost make it worth a look.

Tammy (McCarthy) is sacked from her job at a fast-food outlet on the same day she discovers that her husband (Faxon) is having a fling with a neighbour (Tony Collette). In a childish rage, she runs home to her parents (Allison Janney and Dan Aykroyd) and then decides to keep running, taking her grandmother Pearl (Sarandon) along for the ride. Pearl has a dream to see Niagara Falls before she dies, but she's just about as immature as Tammy is, so they immediately start getting into trouble. Their antics include a series of incidents involving a jet-ski, flirting and more with a father and son (Gary Cole and Mark Duplass), robbing a burger joint and attending a raucous 4th of July party at the home of Pearl's wealthy cousin (Kathy Bates).

Tammy is even less worldly wise than McCarthy's previous variations on the character: she has never even attempted to grow up, so reacts to everything like a toddler. Aside from not being remotely funny, this is deeply annoying from the start. And even the characters around her don't laugh - they roll their eyes in exasperation. Then after establishing her as a relentless loser who brings misfortune on herself, the script (written by McCarthy and her real-life husband Ben Falcone, who also directs and appears as Tammy's boss) contrives to make Tammy sympathetic by portraying her as some sort of a victim. Meanwhile, she of course slowly begins to look less cartoonish simply because she changes her shirt and takes a shower along the way.

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How Are The Critics Reacting To Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’?


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We loved her in Bridesmaids, but now Melissa McCarthy is taking center stage as Tammy, a down on her luck former fast food employee, who turns fugitive and hits the road with her grandmother. Tammy’s grandmother happens to played by Susan Sarandon, while Kathy Bates and Alison Janney also co-star. But despite the impressive cast and McCarthy’s charm, the critics just don’t seem to be warming to Tammy ahead of the big 4th of July weekend.

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Melissa McCarthy takes center stage in Tammy

Written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, who also takes the director’s chair, Tammy was supposedly meant to be the perfect showcase for the comedienne’s talents. Since her breakout Bridesmaids role, McCarthy’s screen presences has continued to grow. She’s taken co-leading roles with Sandra Bullock and Jason Bateman in The Heat and Identity Theft, but Tammy is the first time she’s been given a solo top billing.

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When Tammy is late for work following an unlikely road accident, she is fired from her job at Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant. And that's just the icing on the cake when she gets home to find that her husband has been sleeping with their neighbour. With nowhere to stay, she decides to take a road trip to Niagara Falls, but first she needs to borrow the car from her mother. When she refuses, the only person left to turn to is her alcoholic and diabetic grandmother Pearl who, unfortunately for Tammy, also happens to have an adventurous streak and wants to come along for the ride. The journey is, predictably, full of serious hitches. Not only does Pearl get arrested, but Tammy gets into some serious trouble with the police after she attempts an 'armed' robbery on a nearby Toppy Jacks, crashes a speedboat on the side of a lake and nearly runs some sightseers over in a nature park. It's no smooth ride, but it could be the perfect bonding experience.

'Tammy' is a hilarious new comedy serving as main star Melissa McCarthy's ('The Heat', 'Bridesmaids') first venture into film writing. It co-stars and has been co-written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone in his directorial debut and it is scheduled for UK release on July 4th 2014.

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Melissa McCarthy Shines In First Indie Project, "Tammy"


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Melissa McCarthy’s star has risen rather rapidly over 2013 and 2014, with the world finally catching on to the comedienne’s brilliance. Now, despite a whole load of stupid that she has to deal with on the regular – a quick look at the message boards on her IMDB page proves it’s quite a lot – McCarthy now has both the time and the influence to work on her own pet projects.

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McCarthy and Falcone at the New York premiere of Tammy.

Enter Tammy, McCarthy’s new movie, opening July 2. She stars in the road-trip comedy, which she also co-wrote with her husband Ben Falcone. This is Falcone’s directorial debut, but despite its indie vibe, the movie is getting a pretty good rap from critics.

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Melissa McCarthy And Husband Ben Falcone Share Intimate Moment On GQ's Front Cover


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Melissa McCarthy is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's funniest actresses today, but she may also be in one of the most powerful couples.

The 43 year-old actress is married to director/actor Ben Falcone, whom just so happens to be the director of the hotly anticipated comedy 'Tammy.'

The pair recently sat down to chat about their experience working with each other to GQ Magazine, which they featured on the front cover of.

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Melissa McCarthy Is Happy With Her Body Figure But Does Admit "I Could Eat Healthier, I Could Drink Less"


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One of the leading female comedian's, Melissa McCarthy, will be the first one to admit that she could make some changes in her lifestyle.

However, the 43 year-old actress is happy with who she is, and this radiates from her feature on the front cover the July issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

While talking to the music mag, McCarthy shows off her "fearless, fierce and funny" side by opening up about her career as a comedienne, as well as touching on some of her bad habits.

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Melissa McCarthy Discusses Snooty Dress Designers And Fame


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Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy has revealed that a string of designers refused to design award show dresses for her. The actress told Redbook, “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers. Very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people, and they all said no.”

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McCarthy, who is the cousin of actress Jenny McCarthy, began acting in 1997 when she made an appearance on the latter’s self-titled NBC comedy series. Between 2000-2007 she worked on Gilmore Girls, in which she appeared as Sookie St. James. It was this role that first gained her recognition. When Gilmore Girls finished she starred alongside Christina Applegate on Samantha Who? before moving on to the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, winning an Emmy Award for her performance.

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Melissa McCarthy Says Oscar Dress Designer Rejection Inspired Own Plus-Size Line


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Melissa McCarthy has revealed that she was once persistently snubbed by designers when she requested that they make Oscars-style ball gowns for her. The Bridesmaids actress manages to pull it out of the bag with inspiring ensembles at every red carpet event she attends but has revealed fashion designers' rather uninspiring attitude towards plus-size creation.

"Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me," the 43-year-old actress told Redbook in the July cover story. "I asked five or six designers, very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people, and they all said no."

Melissa said that her ongoing struggle to find clothes that both fit and flatter prompted her to go into fashion herself and begin designing a plus-size clothes, including her indigo 2011 Emmys dress. "Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible," the actress has told THR. "It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle." "[I] always thought I would design women's clothing," she said.

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Alice Dellal And Jemima Kirke? Famous People We Never Knew Were Related


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Who knew that Brazilian Chanel model Alice Dellal was cousins with Jemima Kirke AKA Jessa from Girls?! Well, she bloomin’ well is! Dellal recently posted a video on her Instagram account of the pair dancing about in their underpants to the Jackson 5, along with the caption ‘Jemima gets “grounded” so we stay in and dance to jackson5’. We guess this must be a pretty old video if the 28 year old mother of two was “grounded”, the pair also look fairly young; however, we can still imagine Jemima jumping around in her underwear these days, so we just don't know!  We have to admit, now that we’ve seen the pair together we can’t believe we didn’t put two and two together before, they look totally similar!

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It turns out that half of the celeb world is actually related. Well, you know what they say, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Alice and Jemima aren’t the only famous cousins in the biz, we bet you didn’t know that Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy were related. In fact, Melissa’s first appearance on television was opposite her cousin in the NBC series Jenny.

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Tammy's life seems to have just become an unfortunate string of events having been dismissed from her job at fast food joint Toppy Jacks and discovered that her husband has been having an affair with the neighbour. Now penniless and virtually homeless, Tammy decides to set out on a road trip to Niagara Falls. Her mother down the street refuses to lend her the car, however, and she is forced to beg a favour from her diabetic but resolutely alcoholic grandmother Pearl. Unfortunately for Tammy, Pearl wants to come along for the ride, and after finding out that Pearl has enough money to provide for them both on the way, Tammy accepts - even if it means becoming her grandmother's personal carer. It's by no means a smooth ride, with Pearl getting arrested and Tammy trying to rob a Toppy Jacks, but it could change both their lives forever.

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Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill 'Titanic' Re-Enactment Buzz Refuses To Die Down [Video]


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The Grammy Awards may have dominated the entertainment news from the weekend but one story is refusing to die down. Jonah Hill and Leonardo Dicaprio has Saturday Night Live audiences in stitches last Saturday when the Wolf of Wall Street co-stars decided to re-enact the iconic prow scene from Titanic. Hill returned to SNL on the 25th January to host the show for the third time.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Showed How Close They've Become Since Filming 'TWOWS.'

With the comedy actor's newly found Oscar-nominated star power, his hosting alone would have probably been enough for the enthusiastic crowd but when DiCaprio dropped by, interrupting Hill mid-flow in his intro speech, excitement was sent into overdrive. "Honestly, my whole life feels like a dream come true right now," Hill said in his opening monologue. "Between 'Moneyball' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' and getting nominated for my second Academy Award, I just couldn't be more grateful."

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Melissa McCarthy

Date of birth

26th August, 1970

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Actor

Sex

Female

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1.57




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