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In case you needed another reason to love her.
Melissa McCarthy is the reigning Queen of the Internet after her spot-on impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer on 'Saturday Night Live' last week. The crazy gum-chewing, aggressive shouting and extremely convincing wig have earned the comedienne over 10.5 million views online.
Melissa McCarthy's impersonation of Sean Spicer is the best thing about SNL
She's best known for starring in the likes of 'Mike and Molly', 'Gilmore Girls' and 'Ghostbusters' but Melissa McCarthy truly outdid herself with her impersonation of Donald Trump's press aide Sean Spicer, who has been frequently mocked by the media ever since he made outrageously false claims about attendance at Trump's presidential inauguation in Washington D.C..
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Absolutely Nails Sean Spicer On 'Saturday Night Live'
Movie reviewer Rich Cline lists the ten worst movies of 2016
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should have known better. None of them are easy to watch...
10. 13 Hours - Michael Bay's bombastic filmmaking style may have seemed like the perfect fit for this rah-rah Benghazi dramatisation. But this is a loud, silly thriller that completely misses the point.
Continue reading: 10 Worst Films Of 2016
‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ has had huge buzz since its release last week, but Lauren Graham hasn’t tuned in yet.
Lauren Graham, better known to millions of fans as Lorelai Gilmore, has revealed she hasn’t watched the highly-anticipated Netflix revival yet.
‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ hit the streaming service on November 25, but Graham says she still hasn't sat down to enjoy it yet and admits she may never.
Lauren Graham hasn’t watched ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’
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Forbes published its annual list of the highest-earning female actors in Hollywood, and the 'Hunger Games' star was top again.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest-paid female movie star for the second consecutive year, with her earnings from the final instalment of The Hunger Games primarily responsible.
The 26 year old American star’s income for the 12 months spanning June 2015 to June 2016 was $46 million, according to the annual list published by Forbes. Although this was down by approximately 11.5% from last year, it was accounted for by earnings from Mockingjay Part 2, in which she took a cut of the box office takings, and the big-budget X-Men: Apocalypse as well indie hits such as Joy.
Lawrence was also the youngest actress, and the only one under the age of 30, on the list of twenty stars, which substantially looks the same as it did last year.
If only Bill Hader and Melissa McCarthy went for the role.
The role of a young Han Solo has got to have been the most coveted part known to Hollywood, even taking James Bond into account, so it's difficult to imagine what the auditions might have been like. Luckily for us, we don't have to imagine because the latest 'Conan' sketch has done that for us.
Melissa McCarthy auditions for Han Solo on 'Conan'
Ultimately, it was 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich who landed the part of Han Solo, taking over from Harrison Ford for a new stand-alone 'Star Wars' film due to be screened in 2018. We know that the likes of Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Scott Eastwood, Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor all auditioned and subsequently lost out, but a new skit on TBS' 'Conan' shows us just how funny it could've been with it's own series of potential auditionees.
Continue reading: 'Conan' Explores Just How Funny The Han Solo Auditions Could Have Been
When producers announced that they were remaking the 1984 action-comedy classic Ghostbusters with a cast of women, the internet predictably erupted in a barrage of abuse. But the cast and crew did their best to ignore it.
Ghostbusters (2016) reunites Melissa McCarthy with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy), plus Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live players Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Of the social media backlash, McCarthy just laughs. "I don't even talk about it," she says. "It's not like I can improve myself from the criticism. I can't become a better person or a better actor or a better mother, nothing. If somebody has a good point, I am the first to be like, 'Let me have it.' If someone just wants to spew hate, tear down women, I prefer to keep that out of my life."
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Had A Blast Making Ghostbusters
Sources suggest that the all-female 'Ghostbusters' could fall foul of a rule that prohibits movies that promote the supernatural.
After all the division and controversy over its roll-out last week, the new all-female Ghostbusters re-boot may not be getting a theatrical release in China – but not for that reason…
According to a report in Variety, the newly-released movie has not yet been screened by Chinese censors, but a source suggests that the film is likely to be blocked from release there because of rules that prohibit the promotion of “cults and superstitions”.
Sony has attempted to give Ghostbusters as much chance as possible of passing the censors – if it does come out in China, it will be re-titled Super Power Dare-To-Die Team.
Continue reading: Reports Indicate 'Ghostbusters' May Be Banned From Release In China
The Ghostbusters star said she backed the actress "one hundred thousand billion per cent"
Jennifer Aniston wrote a powerful essay attacking body shaming and Melissa McCarthy has come out in support of the actress’ message. The star of the new Ghostbusters - who, along with her co-stars, has been battling a slew of sexist remarks about her latest film- came out in defence of the Along Came Polly actress and called for society to "stop tearing women down".
Melissa McCarthy has come out to back up Jennifer Aniston
McCarthy told Entertainment Tonight people need to stop focusing on the way women look.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Praises Jennifer Aniston's Essay
After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.
They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.
While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.
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The actress says she's taking note of those who didn't offer to dress her for the upcoming premiere.
Actress and comedian Leslie Jones has criticised fashion designers on Twitter after she had trouble finding a dress for the upcoming Ghostbusters premiere. Jones stars in the all-female reboot alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, which is set for release next month.
Leslie Jones says designers haven't been willing to help her find a dress for the Ghostbusters premiere.
On Twitter Jones wrote: “It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie. Hmmm that will change and I remember everything.” The comedian did receive a reply from one designer, Christian Siriano, who responded with a clapping emoji.
The actor will make an appearance in the new movie.
If you're still unsure as to what to think about the upcoming 'Ghostbusters' re-boot starring Melissa McCarthy and others in the originally male lead roles, let the cast of the original movie help you. They seem to be pretty excited about the feminine twist to their beloved franchise.
Bill Murray gives Ghostbusters his seal of approval
The cast of the original 1984 film (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts) joined the cast of the new addition to the franchise (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) on an episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' last night (June 8th 2016) for 'Ghostbusters Day' - aka, the 32nd anniversary of when the film first hit theaters.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Shows Support For 'Ghostbusters' With Jimmy Kimmel Union
Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic comedy. The first cause for pause comes because this is a reteaming with her filmmaker husband Ben Falcone, with whom she made the bizarrely unfunny Tammy, as opposed to the filmmaker Paul Feig who directed her to box office triumph with Spy and The Heat and an Oscar nomination in Bridesmaids. Yes, there's a significance difference.
This time she plays hugely popular financial guru Michelle Darnell, whose stardom ends abruptly when she is sent to prison for four months for insider trading. When she's released, everyone she stepped on as she rose to the top turns their back on her, and her nemesis/ex Renault (Peter Dinklage) is still determined to get revenge. The only person who will talk to her is former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), so Michelle moves in with her family. Unable to restart her business, she also takes over the Dandelion Scout troup of Claire's daughter Rachel (Ella Anderson), pushing the girls to take aggressive measures to sell their cookies.
As always, McCarthy throws herself into the role, creating a vivid character who indulges in a lot of outrageously silly slapstick. As with Tammy, the humour centres more on abusive interaction and humiliation than actual wit. McCarthy and Falcone strain to get laughs from physical wackiness rather than anything based on the character, so the movie only ever feels mildly amusing thanks to its high energy. But there's nothing engaging about Michelle, and it's only in a few cute-warm scenes with the terrific Bell that the film springs to anything resembling life. Thankfully, her scenes with the likeable Tyler Labine (as a potential boyfriend) have a loose humour to them. And Dinklage is surprisingly amusing as the sputtering cartoonish villain, while Kathy Bates generates a few sparks as Michelle's sassy mentor.
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The director says he couldn't be more excited about the all-female reboot which stars Melissa McCarthy.
Director Judd Apatow, who helmed Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has hit out at those who’ve criticised the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Speaking to Uproxx, the director say that those who bash the female-led reboot are probably the same people who are ‘excited about the Donald Trump candidacy.’
Judd Apatow says Ghostbusters haters are probably Trump supporters.
“I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful Ghostbusters will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy,” Apatow said. “I would assume they are the exact same people. That movie is made by the great Paul Feig and stars the funniest people on Earth, so I couldn’t be more excited.”
Ghostbusters is a new film for 2016 and is based on the 1984 film of the same name and is directed by Paul Feig. The film features four women on their quest to save New York City when various ghosts take over and exercise control over the humans.
Two authors Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates write a novel about the existence of ghosts and the revelation that they believe they do exist. However this novel is not taken seriously and when it becomes apparent that Gilbert wrote this book, she becomes the centre of a joke in her professional career as a teacher at Columbia University, even her students don't take her seriously.
This film quickly becomes the tell - tale narrative of who's laughing now, when Gilbert teams up with Yates and two other women to fight the ghosts that have decided to inhabit the city. A mission is deployed and the quartet set out to save the world from the evil ghost Rowan, providing the audience with lots of laughs along the way.
Star Lauren Graham made the announcement during an appearance on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’.
The much anticipated Netflix revival of ‘Gilmore Girls’ suddenly feels a lot more real, as the show’s title and first poster have finally be revealed. Lauren Graham, who played mom Lorelai on the much loved series, revealed the reboot’s title on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show', while also giving us our first real idea of what’s in store.
Lauren Graham will be back as Lorelai Gilmore on Netflix.
Speaking to DeGeneres Graham said: “I feel so lucky to get to [revisit Gilmore Girls], but it's also been so bizarre because I open the door and we're across the street from you, which wasn't the case before.”
It’s an unfortunate honour for the upcoming female-led reboot.
The trailer for Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbuster’s reboot is Youtube’s most disliked movie trailer of all time, according to a playlist of the site’s most thumbed-down videos. The list of the top 100 most “disliked” videos on YouTube (as of April 16th), places the reboot’s trailer at number 18 overall with over 610,000 dislikes.
The Ghostbusters reboot is Youtube’s most disliked trailer.
Overall the trailer has had nearly 30 million views since its release on March 3rd, with 610,000 viewers choosing to hit the dislike button and just over 214,450 giving it a thumbs up. The trailer’s comment section is also filled with users complaining about the reboot, with many calling it unnecessary or just 'not funny'.
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For her new comedy The Boss, Melissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a fierce businesswoman who is sent to prison for insider trading, and when she's released she sets out to reinvent herself as America's sweetheart. But her old rivals aren't so quick to forget about how she screwer them over.
This is a character McCarthy has been living with for some 15 years, having created her as part of her stand-up improv routine when she was with The Groundlings. "For me, my favourite character that I created was always Michelle Darnell," McCarthy says. "I loved her so much that I couldn't let her go, and I would randomly bring her up in conversation and talk about her over the years. She's a tricky one, though, because she is so dynamic, so forceful and so confident. Yet Michelle is someone who makes you wonder what lies beneath it all when she says, 'I don't need anyone - other than myself.' In the weirdest way, no matter how extreme she was, she always kind of made sense to me."
McCarthy asked many big names to appear in the film including Kathy Bates
Working with her husband, director Ben Falcone, McCarthy was determined not to make a movie that felt like a sketch comedy stretched to feature length. "It's not that Michelle changed very much," she says, "but we figured out how to change or expand her world. We wanted to take this character who had enjoyed everything she ever wanted, but was kind of a terrible human being, then take all of the good stuff away from her and see what she does about it. That's a wonderful journey, I think."
Continue reading: Melissa Mccarthy Expanded A Favourite Alter-Ego With The Boss
The comedy has dethroned 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at the US box office.
Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss has taken the top spot at the US box office over the weekend, knocking off Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The comedy stars McCarthy as a former tycoon adjusting to life after prison and was directed by her husband Ben Falcone.
Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss is on top of the US box office.
The Boss took an estimated $23.5 million during its opening weekend, according to Forbes. It managed to narrowly beat Batman v Superman’s $23.4 million total, with one of the closest margins between any top two films in recent years.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Shows 'Batman V Superman' Who's Boss At US Box Office
McCarthy takes the lead for the first time in the comedy, which has just opened in US theatres.
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.
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.
Continue reading: How Are The Critics Reacting To Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’?
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.
McCarthy wins even more love from critics with her new movie.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Shines In First Indie Project, "Tammy"
The married couple feature in several cute photos in the magazine, which sees the 43 year-old actress cover her husband in kisses from her red lipstick.
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.
The 43 year-old actor shows off her "fearless, fierce and funny" side on the front cover of the July issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
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.
Melissa McCarthy talks designers snubbing her request to design her an Oscars dress and why she's happy she achieved fame a little later in life.
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.”
Melissa McCarthy always looks a million dollars, despite snooty designers refusing to design an Oscars dress for her
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.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Discusses Snooty Dress Designers And Fame
The actress spoke of the stone-walling she faced when trying to persuade famous designers to produce awards show dresses for her.
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.
Now we know Jemima Kirke and Alice Dellal are cousins we can't believe we didn't guess before! Did you know that these other celebrities are also related to each other?
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!
Chanel model Alice Dellal is cousins with Girls actress Jemima Kirke
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.
Continue reading: Alice Dellal And Jemima Kirke? Famous People We Never Knew Were Related
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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Jonah and Leo got cosy on 'SNL,' the internet loved it.
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.
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."
Lena Dunham has gone for the Mindy Kaling approach to criticism.
More and more attention has been brought to magazines’ rampant retouching of stars on their covers – Melissa McCarthy, Gabourey Sidibe, Mindy Kaling and even Jennifer Lawrence have been retouched beyond recognition in recent months. The most recent victim of this trend is Lena Dunham, who graces the cover of this month’s Vogue.
The creator of Girls was confused by the backlash against her Vogue shots.
The situation is made even more complicated by the fact that Dunham advocates and writes about body positivity and self acceptance. It’s no surprise then, that her edited cover made a big splash online.
The People's Choice Awards this year welcome back the usual suspects.
It’s that time of the year again – time for the most important awards of the season, the People’s Choice Awards (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) This year the favorites are easy to pick out from the crowd. The award show will be held in January and today was the day that the nominees were finally announced.
The super successful Katy Perry is the favorite in several musical categories.
In the world of TV, Glee is the favorite, with eight nominations, proving that nothing can keep this show down. That may or may not be a good thing. Meanwhile, Katy Perry seems to be the people’s favorite when it comes to music. The Roar singer has nabbed five nods. Coincidentally, that’s also Sandra Bullock’s number. The Gravity actress heads up the movie division.
Continue reading: Teen Choice Awards List Nominees Anounced: The Usual Suspects
Was it an editorial choice or one made by the actress herself?
Melissa McCarthy is covering this month’s issue of Elle magazine, following a year of career successes. The other five women included in the annual Women in Hollywood issue are Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Harris, Shailene Woodley and Marion Cotillard. The problem with this lineup is that, while all of the other women were photographed in form-fitting, rather revealing dresses, crop tops, bodysuits and the like, McCarthy’s cover shows her wearing a bulky trench coat in what is a very “editorial” look, but at the same time, makes it seem like the comedienne is getting a different treatment to her peers because of her size. There are, of course, other problems with the issue as well, such as the fact that only one actress out of the lineup is a woman of colour.
The trenchcoat does seem to fit in with McCarthy's usual style.
Despite some commenters interpreting it this way, according to McCarthy’s reps, the actress picked out the outfit herself – surely there could be no objection to that. For her part, the actress isn’t offended by the stylistic choice and, in fact, feels delighted to have taken part in the shoot."
Wahlberg and Washington host an all-star New York premiere, Seyfried and Stone face their fans, Stiller shows his epic vision for Walter Mitty's secret life, Johnny Knoxville makes a Borat-style comedy...
The stars turned out this week for the world premiere of 2 Guns, the new action movie that teams up Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Both actors were on the red carpet in New York along with the film's Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur and costars including James Marsden and Bill Paxton. Musicians Robin Thicke and 50 Cent also turned up to see the film, which will have its international premiere in London next week.
Despicable Me 2 continued its dominance over the box-office this past weekend.
Yeah, we had a feeling this might happen. The $190 million budget of Pacific Rim is seemingly looking further away than ever after Guillermo Del Toro's blockbuster took just $38.3 million on its box-office debut over the weekend. The Idris-Elba starring movie - which courted mainly negative reviews - is now on course to become a loss making movie for Thomas Tull's Legendary Pictures.
As expected, it was the superb Despicable Me 2 that maintained the No.1 spot on its second weekend, grossing $44.8 million for a domestic total of $229.2 million and establishing itself as one of the success stories of the year. The animated flick featuring the voices of Russell Brand and Steve Carell also topped the global box office for the weekend with $100.5 million in ticket sales, Pacific Rim followed with $91.3 million.
Sony executives will have been jumping for joy on Sunday, with news that Adam Sandler's comedy sequel Grown Ups 2 opened to a stellar $42.5 million domestically. In fact, Sony were so happy they released a cheery statement for us all to read, via the Hollywood Reporter:
'Grown Ups 2' has beaten off 'Pacific Rim' in the US Weekend Box Office. 'Despicable Me 2' remains at No.1 for the second week since its release. New releases, due on 19th July, may alter the somewhat stagnant Box Office next week.
Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.
Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro at the film's London Premiere.
Critics may have universally panned Adam Sandler's latest comedic contribution yet it's somehow managed to beat the other new release, Pacific Rim, in the US Weekend Box Office (12th-14th July). Despicable Me 2 topped the Box Office charts for the second week in a row.
'Monsters University' has remained at No.1 in the weekend box office. Responses to the two new releases: 'The Heat' and 'White House Down' have differed greatly. 'Superman: Man of Steel' remains stoically in the top 5.
Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early, not so jovial, relationship of Sulley and Mike as they attend college. Monsters University includes some big names from the acting community including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Dame Helen Mirren.
Billy Crystal with ‘Mike Wazowski’, the character he voices in Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.
Disney Pixar’s animation has fended off competition from Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s cop comedy The Heat. The comedy has received favourable reviews and the weekend box office reflects this, grossing since its release on Friday $40 million.
Continue reading: 'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office
'The Heat' is released in US cinemas today (28th June) but critical reviews have been less than warm to this comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as two law enforcement officers thrown together.
Sandra Bullock plays Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent incapable of having fun (sounds familiar?), who is paired up with rotund police officer Shannon Mullins, played by Melissa McCarthy (again –does this remind you of everything?)
In fact, throw in a camp Michael Caine and an awkward ginger haired English actor and voilà! You have a bizarre combination of Miss Congeniality and Hot Fuzz.
Melissa McCarthy was snapped on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'The Heat' at the Ziegfeld Theater accompanied by her husband Ben Falcone. She wore what looked like a navy blue jumpsuit with heels for the event. 'The Office' star Kate Flannery and New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre also made appearances.
The actress gave a calm and collective response to the comments made about her in a review about The Identity Thief
Melissa McCarthy will be the first to admit that she doesn't exactly adhere to the usual conventions of a Hollywood leading lady, but when someone directly and harshly pokes fun at her weight you can bet that she won't take the jibes lying down. That has been the case of one New York Observer reviewer who described the actress as "tractor-sized" and being a "hippo" in a review about her film Identity Thief back in February this year, with the actress (finally) hitting back at the critic.
Critic Rex Reed made his review of McCarthy's recent film a little more personal that others, describing the Bridesmaids star as "tractor-sized” and “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success."
In the time between then and now a number of people have lambasted on Reed's harsh comments, but it wasn't until this week, during an interview with the New York Times, that McCarthy herself got to give Reed a piece of her mind. Whilst being interviewed about her part in the new buddy-cop movie The Heat (in which she stars alongside Sandra Bullock), the in-demand actress said, “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.”
For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn, abandoning the formula of the first two movies to send the Wolf Pack on a road thriller that isn't remotely funny. A few wacky moments are provided by the actors, but there isn't one punchline in the entire film. And it doesn't really work as a thriller either, since there's no real suspense.
Once again it starts in Los Angeles, where everyone has recovered from their antics in Bangkok. But Phil, Stu and Doug (Cooper, Helms and Bartha) are worried that Alan (Galifianakis) is refusing to grow up, so they hold an intervention and set out to drive him to a desert retreat. On the way, they're waylaid by mobster Marshall (Goodman), who holds Doug hostage to force the the Wolf Pack to find renegade nutcase Chow (Jeong), who has stolen Marshall's stash of gold bars. They track Chow to Mexico, but things quickly get even messier as Chow slips through their fingers. And to catch him, they'll have to return to the scene of their original adventure: Las Vegas.
There isn't much to the screenplay, which is a series of action scenes and caper-style set-pieces strung together with rapid-fire dialog and general vulgarity. But while the film is expertly shot and edited, with a solid cast and terrific settings, there simply isn't any actual humour. No one gets drunk, so there's no hangover this time. And the only amusing moments are offhanded character bits that are utterly irrelevant to the nonsensical chaos of the plot. Which kind of makes us wonder why we ever found these losers so hilarious to begin with.
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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy raised the heat at Las Vegas's CinemaCon.
Paul Feig, director of the upcoming cop flick “The Heat”, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, expressed his support for Boston and its citizens, following the marathon bombing earlier this week.
Feig, whose upcoming flick is set in Boston, praised the resilience of bostonions, saying: "If any city had to get through adversity, this is the city to do it" during a talk at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. His mention of the attack was one of few at the convention. The other one was made by Chris Pine, prior to the screening of “Star Treck Into Darkness” on Monday. Pine’s statement aimed to draw a parallel between the bombings and the plot of his upcoming movie, in which a terrorist attack is executed against “Starfleet”. "Terrorism is a big part of our lives," Pine said.
Feig’s “The Heat” has been eagerly anticipated ever since the first trailer was released. As an addition to the “buddy cop” sub-genre, it puts somewhat of a fresh twist on the story, by making the main characters female. Despite the grim comment before the screening, the film itself was received very well by the initial audience. “The Heat” is due for official release across US theatres on June 28th.
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Alan Garner is going through real emotional trauma when his beloved father passes away. Following the funeral, his friends Stu, Phil and Doug decide to take him back to Las Vegas to recuperate with the hope that previous experience and lack of upcoming weddings will prevent them from getting into any major trouble again with gangs or escaped wild animals. However, that hope is soon shattered when they are jumped by a brutal gang who demand to know where they can find their flamboyant gangster friend Leslie Chow who has allegedly stole $21 million dollars. As expected, the Wolfpack end up in enormous, but hilarious, trouble yet again which leads them to question their friendship ties and vacation choices. Will the foursome survive Sin City this time round? And will Alan find the peace he's looking for?
The Wolfpack returns in the last instalment of this side-splitting trilogy. Academy Award nominated director Todd Phillips ('Road Trip', 'Due Date') returns once more with the co-writer from 'Part II', Craig Mazin ('Identity Thief', 'Superhero Movie', 'Scary Movie 4'). It looks to be a spectacular end to the film series as the foursome's previous alcohol-fuelled vacations come back to haunt them. It is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on May 24th 2013.
Stu, Phil, Alan and Doug return to Las Vegas in the hilarious third instalment of 'The Hangover' movie series. Nobody's getting married this time, but if you think the absence of a bachelor party will calm this lot down, you are so wrong. Following the events of 'The Hangover' which saw them get attacked by gangsters, mauled by a tiger, tasered by cops and inadvertently married, and of course the events of 'The Hangover Part II' which took them to Thailand where they got tattooed, shot by Russian mobsters and had sex with transgender hookers, the conclusion to this trilogy doesn't look to fare much better as these wild boys set out for one last mayhem-fuelled weekend in Sin City.
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Bridesmaids star will be helming Saturday Night Live again
One of Hollywood’s most sought-after comic actresses is set to host Saturday Night Live once more. Melissa McCarthy is rumored to be hosting the show in April, according to Us Weekly. It’s the second time in two years that the Bridesmaids star has taken on the hosting duties for the high profile chat show and she’ll be reappearing on our screens on April 6, 2013.
The Oscar-nominated comic star has been in the cinemas recently with Identity Thief, which defied the seriously negative response that it got from movie critics, to top the box office charts on its release. Also starring Jason Bateman, the movie is a comic caper about a con-woman (McCarthy) who steals a man’s identity (Bateman) and subsequently threatens his chances of a work promotion. He manages to track her down and a battle of wills commences. McCarthy’s career began when she worked for an improv troupe in Los Angeles. Her debut Saturday Night Live stint in October got rave reviews and it’s likely that the loveable actress will do the same this time around.
Melissa McCarthy is set to host SNL again in April
No longer a solid trilogy, the Die Hard franchise now boasts a quintet of films with arrival of A Good Day To Die Hard. And while many critics denounced the film as rubbish, plans are to make a 6th. And why wouldn’t you if you keep topping the box office?
A round $25m saw the latest Bruce Willis action bonanza shoot to the top spot, but it’s not as if it was surrounded by critically acclaimed films – far from it. Second was Identity Thief, starring Melissa McCarthy, which managed a paltry 24% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. That didn’t stop it from accumulating over $23m over the weekend, though. Another film with a derisory review score (13% to be exact), Safe Haven managed 3rd in the box office with a touch over $21m. All we can confidently surmise from these figures is that a lot of people have seen a lot of bad films this weekend.
Escape From Planet Earth, as you probably guessed, also didn’t fair too well with the critics, but as a silly kids film, claims redemption from the rest. It came in 4th with $16m. And what’s this? A film with a decent review score? It is! Warm Bodies - last week at #2 drops down to fifth position with $9m on its third week of release. There’s your top 5 box office films this weekend, now scram!
This overlong comedy is so episodic that watching it is exactly like sitting through five episodes of a sitcom back-to-back. It's funny and enjoyable, with characters we enjoy watching, but they continually spiral back to where they started, and in the end we feel like there's been a lot of fuss about nothing. Even so, the script offers plenty of hilarious observational humour, and the cast is thoroughly entertaining.
Reprising their roles from Knocked Up, Rudd and Mann play Debbie and Pete, who turn 40 within a week of each other. But Debbie isn't coping very well with it, and her emotions swing wildly from steamy lust to fiery rage while Pete just tries to hang on. Their daughters (played by Apatow and Mann's real daughters Maude and Iris) each have their own issues to stir into the mix. And then Pete's needy father (Brooks) turns up with problems of his own, forcing Debbie to think about her own distant father (Lithgow). Meanwhile, the economic crunch is causing problems for both of their businesses.
Yes, both of them own businesses. This is not the typical struggling 40-something couple, so it's not easy to sympathise with many of their issues. Fortunately, Apatow's dialog is packed with brazen honesty and an appreciation for rude gags that keep us laughing even in the absence of an actual storyline we can get involved in (although there's one major plot point along the way). Rudd and Mann were arguably the best thing in Knocked Up, so it's great to let them take the spotlight here, making the most of their sparky interaction. And aside from experts like Brooks and Lithgow, there is a continual stream of superb side roles, including Fox as Debbie's oversexed and possibly embezzling employee and McCarthy as a furious school parent (her big scene is expanded into a brilliantly improvised outtake riff in the closing credits).
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is riding high in the US box office charts (way higher than its nearest competitor, Rise of the Guardians) this week and it’s unlikely that will change, though there are at least two releases this weekend that have been causing a stir. Tom Cruise stars in Jack Reacher – the adaptation of the Lee Child novel and This Is 40, the new comedy from Judd Apatow; a sequel to the popular comedy Knocked Up.
Some fans of Lee Child’s novels questioned the decision to cast Tom Cruise in the title role of Jack Reacher. He was, after all, originally on board as a producer only but after reading the script, it seems, he decided he’d like to have a go at starring in the movie too. It looks as though the gamble has just about paid off, as long as you enter the movie theatre with the understanding that what you are about to see is very much A Tom Cruise Movie, with Tom Cruise in standard Tom Cruise “cool and calculating” mode, as described by Betsy Sharkey of Los Angeles Times.
So far, the reviews are just about erring on the side of positive, with an aggregate of 63% on Rotten Tomatoes. Let’s face it, Tom Cruise’s rep has hardly had an easy ride this year and this is hardly challenging new ground for the Mission Impossible star, who has frequented many a steely action thriller of late. However, many reviewers have surmised that really, it’s Cruise that makes this movie. “This is Cruise’s show. And he nails it,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. One for the Cruise fans, then. Wherever you are.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy were snapped wandering around Disneyland on Thursday afternoon, but don't worry, the Hollywood superstars had their young children with them (well, one of them did). The Heat co-stars were joined by Bullock's son Louis and Melissa's husband Ben Falcone, reports E! Online.
Earlier this month, Sandra and Louis, 2, had a 'play date' with Melissa and her daughters Vivian, 5, and Georgette, 2, at the Bridesmaids actress' home. The pair star together in the forthcoming comedy The Heat, about an uptight FBI special agent who is paired with Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The problem is that neither have ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. Director Paul Feig recently told E! Online that Sandra an Melissa "really became the best of friends" during filming, "Their chemistry was so quick and good right off the bat," he said.
Though the movie is likely to perform strongly at the box-office, Bullock will be keeping a close eye on the reception to Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron's forthcoming sci-fi thriller that will be vying for a slew of awards. Also starring George Clooney, it follows astronauts who attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in space.
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Sarah Ashburn is an FBI special agent with an unmatched record for closed cases. However, she is as much valuable as she is disliked as her flawless reputation has inflated her ego and turned her into a control freak who repeatedly fails to be a team player among her fellow agents. When her boss sends her to Boston, little does she know that she's about to meet her match in the shape of Detective Shannon Mullins; a loud-mouthed cop who has also never been good at working with other cops and makes for a truly formidable adversary. However, it is to everyone's surprise when these tough-talking law enforcers succeed in partnering up to bring in a particularly ruthless mobster with serious drug connections and manage to work together in interrogating his known associates. It soon becomes clear that these ladies are becoming less in the way of crime-fighting partners and more in the way of best friends.
This fantastic bad girl comedy sees Sandra Bullock ('Miss Congeniality') as an FBI agent yet again and, for this reason alone, guarantees it to become a huge comedy flick. Directed by Paul Feig ('Bridesmaids') and written by Katie Dippold ('MADtv', 'Parks and Recreation'), 'The Heat' is set to hit screens on April 5th 2013.
Director: Paul Feig
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Melissa McCarthy shot to fame as the irrepressible chef Sookie St James in the TV series The Gilmore Girls. On the big screen, she has varied her roles between comedy (The Back-up Plan and Life As We Know It) and suspense (opposite Ryan Reynolds in The Nines). Now she gets to shamelessly steal scenes from Kristen Wiig in this summer's comedy hit Bridesmaids.
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