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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..
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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’
Continue reading: Lauren Graham Hasn't Watched 'Gilmore Girls' Revival And She May Never
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'.
Continue reading: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Is Youtube's Most Disliked Trailer Of All Time
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
Lorelai's best friend will be back in Stars Hollow
As fans of Gilmore Girls went into excitement meltdown after it was revealed that a revival of the popular show would be returning on Netflix, many were soon stopped in their tracks when they realised Sookie - played by Melissa McCarthy - wasn’t included in the line-up.
Melissa McCarthy has finally confirmed she will be returning to Gilmore Girls
However, fans can now finally relax after the Dragonfly Inn’s chef and Lorelai’s best friend revealed that she will be returning to Stars Hollow.
Continue reading: Finally! Melissa McCarthy Will Return For Gilmore Girls Revival
McCarthy pulled out all the stops when she took on Jimmy Fallon for the most heated Lip Sync Battle yet.
Melissa McCarthy managed to go from DMX to Pocahontas during an epic Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s edition of ‘The Tonight Show’. The comedian used glitter, a wind machine and flying furry toys to give a unique performance of ‘Colors of the Wind’ from the Disney soundtrack, leaving Fallon and the rest of the audience lost for words.
Melissa McCarthy had an epic Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon.
Before the battle began Fallon had admitted he was nervous and McCarthy said she was too, but for different reasons. "I don't get nervous a lot, I'm pretty freaked out about crushing you,” McCarthy told the host.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Channels Pocahontas In Epic Lip Sync Battle
Erin Gilbert is a brilliant quantum physicist and holds a high ranking lecturing position at Columbia University, that is until a past novel she's written comes to light. The novel was written by Erin and her friend Abby and claims that ghosts are real. When strange occurrences start to happen in Manhattan, Erin and Abby are reunited in a bid to put a stop to the ghostly apparitions.
They set up a small business to help being who are being haunted by the ghosts, the old friends are joined by Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineering mastermind who's just as geeky as the other two girls, the team then recruit Patty Tolan, a lady whose knowledge of New York and its underground is almost unrivalled.
Together the four women for The Ghostbusters.
The much-anticipated all-female reboot of 'Ghostbusters' is out on July 15th, and the full trailer can be seen now!
Nearly 32 years after Ghostbusters first hit cinemas, the full trailer for the all-female re-boot has finally been released – and everything looks pretty faithful to the offbeat, deadpan humour of the original, despite what the sexist naysayers are prophesying.
Director Paul Feig reunites with his long-term creative foils Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as well as ‘Saturday Night Live’ regulars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The 53 year old filmmaker has previously described the irate response to the all-girl line-up as “vile, misogynistic s***”, and the trailer looks as if it’ll go a long way to proving him right.
Sharp wit and humour is on display, as well as some neatly touched-up special effects and digitally rendered music, and looks like it’s avoided the pitfall over being overdone in comparison to the much-beloved originals.
Continue reading: Full 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Released - Take A Look Here
Sony unveiled a teaser trailer, with a longer preview arriving in early March.
Billed as one of the summer’s biggest cinema releases, we’ve heard surprising little about the highly anticipated Ghostbusters remake – until now. Sony has released a teaser for the cult franchise’s third instalment, with a full trailer due to drop next month.
On Sunday (February 14th), the studio put out a 28-second clip, in which none of the four female leads are featured. Instead, we see shots of armed police scrambling through the streets of New York to surround an unseen entity (another Marshmallow Man??), as the words ‘Who. You. Gonna. Call?’ appear on the screen.
At the end, a date of March 3rd is promised for a full trailer, ahead of a scheduled July 15th theatrical release later this year.
Continue reading: Teaser Trailer For New 'Ghostbusters' Released
Rumours that the CBS sitcom would be ending after the upcoming sixth season were confirmed by McCarthy and executive producer Chuck Lorre on Monday.
Melissa McCarthy has reacted with shock and sadness at the apparent news that her role as Molly Flynn in ‘Mike & Molly’ will be coming to an end at the end of its current season.
The 45 year old actress, also a star of Bridesmaids, Spy and Tammy and due to feature in the rebooted Ghostbusters, took to Twitter late on Monday (December 14th) seemingly to confirm that the CBS sitcom was being cancelled.
“I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly. I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I'll miss my 2nd family,” she wrote. Fellow cast members Katy Mixon and Reno Wilson quickly re-tweeted her post.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Reacts With Sadness To 'Mike & Molly' Cancellation
Michelle Darnell is one of the most successful businesswomen of her age. She's loud, boisterous and upset MANY people on her way to the top.
To Michelle, she's made it. She's made billions and she has everything -materialistic - that she needs. However, when the businesswoman is arrested for insider trading, she can't even begin to grasp the changes that are going to happen in her life.
Penniless, sent to jail and alone, Michelle's life has gone from an all-time high to the lowest point she's ever experienced. After being released from jail, she's sure that she'll be ready to reinvent herself as America's latest reformed sweetheart but having offended so many people in the past, finding people to help her along the way won't be easy.
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Patients at a Boston hospital were pleasantly surprised when the Ghostbusters remake cast popped in for a visit.
The cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake delighted the patients at a Boston hospital on Saturday (1st August) when they visited in full costume. The stars of director Paul Feig’s all female remake of the 1980s classic – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones - chatted and posed for photographs with the patients.
Melissa McCarthy at the London premiere of Spy in May 2015.
And in a shocking plot twist...
This week at the box office, Melissa McCarthy’s SPY snuck a box office victory past everyone, including the guys’ guys of Entourage. The Paul Feig-directed SPY took the North American box office with $30 million, along with pretty positive reviews and a worldwide total of $86 million (all stats taken from Box Office Mojo). Not a bad start for Melissa McCarthy’s first solo movie, made on a $60 million budget.
In Spy, McCarthy is joined by Jason Statham for a wild ride of a comedy.
Entourage, meanwhile, fell flat with just $17,8 million in North America, despite its early release on Thursday. The Adrian Grenier starrer took fourth place in the box office chart over the weekend, preceded by a holdover from the previous week and the debut of Insidious 3.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy's Spy Beats All Expectations With $30M Domestic Debut
The director spoke about passing the Bechdel test and working with Melissa McCarthy in a couple of interviews on Monday (June 1st).
Paul Feig, the director of the new movie Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, has spoken about his desire to write realistic roles for women, rather than conform to the usual rom-com rubric where all that female characters talk about are their relationships with men.
The 52 year old director, who has previously helmed movies such as Bridesmaids and Knocked Up, told The Huffington Post on Monday: “I want to write to the things I want them to be discussing and not be discussing. I have no desire to do, at this point in time, a romantic comedy where it's all about… talking about a guy or this and that. I love to be able to pass the Bechdel test.”
Paul Feig spoke about his desire to write credible, realistic movie parts for women
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Melissa McCarthy will star in the long-awaited 'Ghostbusters' reboot.
Comedy actress Melissa McCarthy has signed on to lead Paul Feig's Ghostbusters 3, while Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live alumni Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are currently in talks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Melissa McCarthy will lead Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot, while Kristen Wiig is in talks
Negotiations with the trio are on-going though everyone is expected to sign on for the reboot, which could shoot in New York this summer. McCarthy and Wiig have both worked with Feig before, on the critically acclaimed and commercial smash Bridesmaids.
Continue reading: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: Melissa McCarthy Confirmed, Kristen Wiig In Talks
The actress seems to be the producers' first choice, but will her busy schedule prevent her from joining the reboot?
Ever since it was revealed that the Ghostbusters reboot would featured an all female cast, Melissa McCarthy has been the name which has come up most when discussing who could be the film’s main star. The Bridesmaids funny woman seems to be the perfect choice for the film, plus her frequent collaborator Paul Feig will be in the directors chair. So what’s stopping McCarthy from signing on?
Could Melissa McCarthy's next role be as a Ghostbuster?
Well it seems the actress’ popularity could be the problem as her busy schedule may prevent her from taking on a role in the reboot. The Hollywood Reporter writes that their sources say McCarthy is in early talks to star in the film, however there are ‘several hurdles that need to be overcome’, before the actress can join Feig for the fourth time.
Sportswear for plus-sized women? Melissa McCarthy has got you covered.
Ok, so you know how there are never any workout clothes for plus-size women? That actually fit well? Well, Melissa McCarthy is about to change all of that. The comedienne, who has, in her own words “gone through every size on the planet” is launching her own fashion line, starting with casual sportswear, this fall.
Melissa McCarthy has a vision and she wants to share it with the world.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, McCarthy is collaborating with with Gerard Guez’s Sunrise Brands to create a fashion line, including accessories and beauty products for women.
With Paul Feig and Katie Dippold on-board for 'Ghostbusters 3', speculation is that Melissa McCarthy will lead the cast.
Well, this is a nice Thursday surprise. We've been hearing about Ghostbusters 3 for years. Till now, it's always seemed like a bit of desperate nostalgia project from Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray made it clear he wants nothing to do with the thing. And so news that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is directing and writing a primarily female-led movie with Parks and Recreation scribe Katie Dippold is fascinating.
Paul Feig is writing and directing 'Ghostbusters 3'
Continue reading: 'Ghostbusters 3' Is Underway, But Is Melissa McCarthy The Star?
Bill Murray stars in 'St. Vincent' and the strength of his performance appears to be the only aspect of the film critics seem to agree on.
Critics have plenty to say about St. Vincent, the soon-to-be-released comedy drama written and directed by Theodore Melfi, but not all of it is as positive as the film.
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The second weekend brought a massive drop in profits for "Transformers," but the CGI-heavy flick still kept its lead in the charts.
Box office winner time. No need for a spoiler alert here – it was Transformers: Age of Extinction. The franchise’s only competitor this weekend was Melissa McCarthey’s Tammy and with lukewarm reviews, the indie comedy was just no match for the selling power of a bunch of giant robots. Age of Extinction’s $36.4 million mark a 63% drop in its second weekend, but still managed to keep its lead in the chart, with Tammy taking in just $21,2 million for the three-day period. It was a low week for the box office in general, despite the 4th of July being a typical sales booster.
Despite unfavorable reviews, Transformers is doing well at the box office.
"This ranks as one of the lowest Fourth of Julys ever," Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak, Said for the Huffington Post. "We always think of Fourth of July being a big weekend. This year, we just have to lick our wounds and look forward to 'Planet of the Apes' and some other films to get us back on track."
This is comfortable territory for McCarthy
After a career playing bubbly, enthusiastic characters in small roles, Melissa McCarthy hit the big time with her Oscar-nominated turn in 2011's Bridesmaids. But she has played essentially the same character in her last three films: as a sociopath in Identity Thief, a cop in The Heat and now a woman on the run in Tammy.
Melissa McCarthy at the premiere of Tammy - photo: Getty 2014, Christopher Polk
All three of these characters begin as out-of-control slobs, overweight and unkempt, impulsive and self-absorbed. And over the course of the film they discover others might like them better if they wore slightly less hideous clothing and combed their hair. Admittedly, McCarthy is great at this kind of role, but the joke is beginning to wear rather thin.
Continue reading: 'Tammy' Sees McCarthy In A Familiar Role
The actress might want to consider using a stunt double next time.
While promoting her new movie Tammy, Melissa McCarthy stopped by 'Chelsea Lately' earlier this week and revealed how a jet ski accident on set managed to leave her $9,000 out of pocket.
Melissa McCarthy stars as the lead in Tammy
McCarthy told the E! chat show host that the incident occurred during a test run of the film’s scene where the comedienne’s character rides a jet ski. "We weren't actually shooting yet, we were just doing a test," McCarthy explained. "It's hard to shoot on water because everything's moving… so we did a test and I'm like, 'Isn't it a great idea if I'm in full wig and costume? Because if we shoot some stuff, maybe it's usable.'"
Continue reading: How Melissa McCarthy’s Jet Ski Accident Cost 'Tammy' $9,000
Were all the best 'Tammy' lines used up in the trailer?
It's nearly July 4th which means at least one thing: Melissa McCarthy's new comedy Tammy is being released this weekend. The hilarious trailer for the movie gives a glimpse into the hijinks of McCarthy's titular "heroine" as she is forced to turn to crime to get herself out of a pickle.
The Bridesmaids actress finally takes centre stage in her own comedy, which is directed by her husband Ben Falcone. After somehow managing to pull off an unlikely robbery at a fast foopd restaurant, the now-fugitive Tammy hits the road with her grandmother (Susan Sarandon) and heads to Niagara Falls. However, the pair must work hard to evade the police, getting caught up in many hilariously outrageous situations along the way.
Early critics have had chance to mull over the movie, and unfortunately for Melissa, Tammy hasn't been given a clean bill of health. Describing the film as an "unfortunate, though ambitious and intermittently enjoyable, misfire," the AP's Jocelyn Noveck fails to be immersed in the movie structure of Tammy, saying "Other recent comedies have been described as elongated "Saturday Night Live" skits, but it's especially apt here.
The 43 year-old actress was inspired to start her own plus-size clothing line after she couldn't get a top designer to create a red carpet dress due to her slightly larger size.
One of the most important elements of the Academy-Awards is who is wearing what.
However, it doesn't take a top designer to look the bee's knees while walking the red carpet, just ask Melissa McCarthy.
The comedic actress, who doesn't have your average female Hollywood body figure, recently revealed that several designers refused to make a dress in her size for the Oscars.
It has been a triumphant week for the rap and metal tribes whilst the Met Gala and the American Comedy Awards gave us lots of fashion to ogle.
Met Gala: This year's Met Gala was even more extravagant than ever before as the biggest names in showbiz arrived in New York clad in "decorations" and finery. Anna Wintour's bash served up some true style winners, particularly the couples (Hello there Beckhams) as well as some shockingly badly dressed individuals (Looking at you, Rita Ora). Read our pictures round-up of the stand-out moments in fashion. And find out why Kendall Jenner's glamorous attire may have just won her a coveted new role.
Glasto Metal!: Metallica have been announced as the final headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival. Read all about the announcement and reactions. Slicing through the synth pop and folk ubiquity, James Hetfield and his band of rockers will be bringing a hit-packed show to Worthy Farm and will be joining Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the June event. Get up to date on their back catalogue here.
Melissa McCarthy finally gets her own movie.
The trailer has been released for the new comedy from Melissa McCarthy, Tammy. The actress, who is known for her side-splitting roles in comedies like Bridesmaids and The Heat, stages centre-stage in her own comedy, which she wrote and is directed by her husband, Ben Falcone.
Melissa McCarthy Is The Star Of The Show In New Comedy, 'Tammy.'
The new film sees the 43 year-old actress team up with Susan Sarandon, who plays her grandmother, Pearl. The trailer shows McCarthy as Tammy gearing up to rob a fast food restaurant by pulling gangster poses and expressions to the sound of Coolio's 'Gangster Paradise' to get her pumped up for the crime.
Continue reading: 'Tammy': Melissa McCarthy Turns To Crime In Hilarious Summer Comedy
The british funny-woman is trying to make is stateside
Miranda Hart will be starring alongside Jude Law when she takes on Hollywood as part of a new spy film by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. The as-of-yet untitled movie is set to begin filming in Budapest on Monday (April 7).
This is Miranda Hart's face
The cast sees a host of big names combine, with Jude Law and Miranda Hart joined by ‘Bridesmaids’ star Melissa McCarthy and perennial hard-man actor Jason Statham. The ‘Bridesmaids’ link doesn’t stop there, as director Feig is involved.
Continue reading: Miranda Hart Taking On Hollywood With Untitled Spy Flick
Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night.
This week’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Melissa McCarthy and featured some great sketches with her, but it was really Seth Meyers who stole the show. And rightfully so – it was Meyers’ last episode at the Weekend Update desk. Joined by former SNL co-stars Bill Hader (as Stefon) and Amy Poehler, Meyers was given a proper Weekend Update sendoff.
Seth Meyers said "so long" to SNL and moved on to greener pastures (and a premium time slot.)
Meyers is moving on to the next step of his career – replacing Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night – but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some emotional goodbyes. "This is the job I always wanted, and I had the best time," Meyers said in lieu of a witty closing line at the end of his last Weekend Update.
Melissa McCarthy "loves the cover" of November's 'Elle' in which she appears wrapped in an oversized coat. The fashion magazine has been criticised for covering the curvy actress.
Melissa McCarthy "loves the cover" of November's Elle in which she appears with tousled hair and wearing an oversized coat. Critics have claimed the magazine was deliberately covering up the plus-size actress as she was barely showing any skin. The 43-year-old comedy actress is the cover for the fashion magazine's November edition which is celebrating their annual 'Women in Hollywood' issue.
Melissa McCarthy "loves" the Elle cover.
This is not the first time this year the actress has come under scrutiny for being one of the very few curvy women in Hollywood, let alone in the public eye generally. In June film critic Rex Reed, whilst reviewing McCarthy's performance in Identity Theft, described the actress as "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success." He further went on to cruelly call the actress a "hippo" and "tractor-sized."
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy "Loves" Her 'Elle' Cover
Miss Congeniality shows up The Other Guys in this riotously funny buddy-cop comedy, which overcomes its silly script with the ingenious pairing of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The plot is essentially a flimsy framework on which to hang a series of nutty set pieces, but they're so hilarious that we don't mind at all.
Bullock plays Ashburn, an FBI agent who endangers her upcoming promotion by being too obsessively efficient and showing up the boys. Her boss (Bichir) thinks she could use some new scenery, so sends her to Boston to find a drug kingpin. But she quickly encroaches on the turf of local detective Mullins (McCarthy), whose outside-the-box methods have deeply intimidated her frazzled chief (Wilson). As they investigate the same case, Ashburn and Mullins clash badly before they realise that they really should be working together. But neither is willing to relinquish even a tiny bit of control.
It's hard to remember the last time two over-40 actresses were allowed to play such lively characters. Bullock and McCarthy have a fantastic snap of chemistry on-screen, as they improvise much of their hysterical interaction. This is a terrific combination of Bullock's fearless slapstick physicality and McCarthy's stinging humour. They're a lot funnier when they're at each others' throats than when they're working together, although even then they use deadpan humour to play on their differences. And in another clever flip of the genre, the male actors all have thankless roles around the edges of the story.
Continue reading: The Heat Review
'Gossip Girl' actress Jessica Szohr, 'Identity Thief' star Melissa McCarthy and 'Saturday Night Live' star Vanessa Bayer with her friend are snapped in Soho, New York City where they all gladly stop to pose for a few pictures. Melissa is about to be driven off in a car, but waves at photographers from her window and appears to mouth 'Thank you' to a paparazzo who shouts that he loves her movies.
The Heat enjoys a hot box office weekend.
It was a big weekend for the U.S Box office, with Monsters University and World War Z both posting big returns. The Heat, though, was possibly the biggest surprise, bagging an impressive $40m weekend.
McCarthy and Bullock are best buds
Of the hands that changed some $40m to see the buddy cop film, 65% of which were female, showing that a break from the ‘manly’ Iron Man, Fast and Furious and Superman films was a welcome one. It was the biggest weekend for both Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, who are being talked about to return in a sequel for the popular film.
The Monsters Inc. prequel warded off competition from the new buddy cop comedy and the action adventure to keep hold of the top spot for another week.
The latest venture from Pixar animations, Monsters University, spent a second week at the number one spot at the US box office, battling off competition from newcomers The Heat and White House Down. The prequel to 2001's Monsters Inc. managed to take in an impressive $46.2 million, just under half of it's taking from last week, and has currently made a massive $171 million in it's two weeks at cinemas.
Close behind in second place was the Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy-starring buddy cop movie The Heat, which scooped an impressive $40 million over the weekend. Costing $43 million to make, the movie has all but recouped it's expenditure in a relatively successful weekend, whereas fellow newcomer White House Down only managed to bring in $25.7 million to land it in fourth place, behind the Brad Pitt starring World War Z. The takings for the Roland Emmerich-directed film will be particularly distressing to Sony Pictures, who spent an estimated $150 million on making the Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx-starring film.
The buddy flick doesn't boast much originality, but it's casting is definitely spot on as the girls do comedy.
The Heat –‘the buddy cop flick starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock – had its much discussed premiere this week and by now you probably know the premise by heart; two mismatched cops – a by-the-book FBI pro and an insanely independent (and possibly slightly insane) Boston cop team up to hunt some bad guys. It’s a classic setup with a comically mismatched pair, who learn to work together and file down each other’s rough edges by the end. It’s been done before, but what makes this one different is that, in case you haven’t heard, the team in this one is all female! This shouldn’t really be groundbreaking news, but it is and that’s what most critics are talking about. Speaking of critics, they certainly have a lot to say about this one.
Apparently, women can do the buddy comedy genre just as well.
In the year of the buddy comedy, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock are putting a new spin on the old refrain. They’re still cops and good ones as well, but check this out – they’re both women! The groundbreaking concept, which apparently hadn’t occurred before to anyone in Hollywood is earning both McCarthy and Bullock a lot of praise.
Female friendship, you say?
Continue reading: The Heat Brings Female Buddy Comedies To The Forefront
Sandra Bullock is seen sharing a joke with comic actor Marlon Wayans while they are being interviewed on the red carpet. Marlon dabs the interviewer's head with a towel before wiping his own. Sandra is also seen holding hands and hugging Melissa McCarthy as they pose for photographers; director Paul Feig briefly photo bombs them, before they are joined by the rest of the cast.
Sandra Bullock talks about researching her role as a cop in Boston in a brief interview on the red carpet at the New York premiere for 'The Heat' held at the Ziegfeld Theater. 'White Chicks' star Marlon Wayans and 'The Blue Lagoon' actress Brooke Shields with her husband Chris Henchy are also snapped at the event.
He's a smart kid
Hopefully, we’ll find Sandra Bullock more funny than her young son does, after the actress revealed that three-year-old boy, Louis doesn’t think she’s all that in the comedy department.
"He doesn't find me funny at all!" Bullock told E! when asked if her son thought she was funny at the New York City premiere of her new movie The Heat. "The only time he thinks I'm funny is when I go, ‘You know you need to go to bed.' He goes, ‘You so funny mamma. You so funny. He knows exactly what he's doing," the actress joked, assuring us that he hasn’t totally outsmarted her. "But he's hilarious. He is hysterical." Not that she minds, though: “I'm just here to change diapers and feed him and make money for school," Bullock said. "That's my purpose here and it's worth it." One person who does find her funny is her co-star in the new comedy The Heat. That’s right, perennial funny woman Melissa McCarthy thinks she’s a laugh. "They were thick as thieves almost from the start,” the film’s director, Paul Feig said. “It was almost to the point where I was like 'Hey, can I get in there?'"
The Heat is set for a strong opening weekend according to experts. "Is it really? I mean — oh, well, that’s too bad for them," Feig said with a smile. "I hope it’s a wakeup call to everyone in Hollywood that we need to put more funny ladies in movies. We’re the only studio film this summer with women in the lead roles — so let’s change that."
Continue reading: Sandra Bullock’s Not Funny, Reckons Sandra Bullock’s Son
Sandra was a knock-out on the red carpet in her understated, slightly revealing LBD
Sandra Bullock is trying her hand at comedy in the film The Heat, in which she stars alongside Melissa McCarthy in the buddy cop movie. This Sunday (June 23), the actress lit-up the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City and despite being closer to fifty than forty, the actress oozed sex appeal and made the red carpet her own before the movie was screened.
Wearing a black leather Ermanno Scervino dress with gold sequins patterned across it, complete with gladiator-style heels and a solitary gold bangle, the actress exuded all the beauty and presence of a Mediterranean Goddess - not to take anything away from the other stars on the red carpet of course. The actress is no stranger to showing off a bit of skin on the red carpet, and on Sunday she showed off exactly the right amount again, not revealing too much but still looking tantalising in her LBD. Her co-star McCarthy meanwhile wore a curve-hugging navy dress with a gold bangle, finished off with some strappy stilettos.
Whilst there the actress discussed her role in the film - in which she plays a hard-as-nails FBI agent who teams up with a small-town cop (McCarthy) for a big sting - as well as discussing how her part is usually reserved for male actor, but hopefully in the future will see more and more women taking to comedy roles. She also discussed how she and co-star McCarthy became particularly close during filming, with the two hitting it off with each other straight away.
Following some nasty insults from one critic, Melissa refuses to let comments like that get her down.
Melissa McCarthy reveals she's 'in such a happy spot' despite a reviewer from The Observer branding her 'tractor-sized' and a 'hippo' following her appearance in comedy 'Identity Thief'.
The 'Bridesmaids' star may not be look like your average Hollywood leading lady, but this bodacious beaut has proved that being a major movie star isn't all in the dress size with Oscar and BAFTA nominations under her belt alongside an MTV and Emmy award win. However, that's clearly not the opinion of Rex Reed; a reviewer from The Observer who slammed her new comedy and regurgitated a string of very personal abuse. 'Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success', was the concluding point, only after referring to her as a 'female hippo', 'a screeching, humongous creep' and 'cacophonous, tractor-sized'.
In response, Melissa expressed her pity for the critic during an interview with the New York Times. 'I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate', she said. 'I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot.' She did, however, admit that had the comment been made some years earlier, 'it may have crushed me'.
The studio's move could be construed as highly offensive.
Melissa McCarthy’s face has been photoshopped on the poster for her upcoming buddy cop flick “The Heat.” The obvious and pretty terrible attempt at photoshopping has been done by the studio behind “The Heat” for the film’s UK poster, the Daily Mail reports. While the US version is more stylized and it isn’t immediately obvious, there appears to have been some tampering there as well. This probably hasn’t been done with McCarthy’s consent, since the actress has said in numerous interviews that she doesn’t have a problem with her weight and she has, in effect, become an advocate for plus size women in the entertainment industry.
'I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it – it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls,' she told the U.S. edition of Good Housekeeping in November. 'I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am,' she said. 'I don’t really drink soda; I don’t have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home.'
And yet, the movie’s promoters seem to have a problem with her look. McCarthy’s face has been so dramatically reshaped, that it is rendered barely recognisable in the posters. The actress, who stars in the movie alongside Sandra Bullock, is yet to comment on the retouched photos.
Continue reading: Controversy Grows Around Melissa McCarthy's Retouched "The Heat" Poster
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.
Continue reading: The Hangover Part III Review
When Melissa McCarthy fires an extra, she must have done something dreadfully wrong, right?
When Melissa McCarthy fires an extra from a movie set, things must have gone very, very wrong. The bubbly Bridesmaids star gave a young woman her marching orders on the set of her and husband Ben Falcone's new movie Tammy for a frankly bizarre reason, reports TMZ.com.
The extra - a woman in her 20s - had brought along her child to the set for a daylong shoot by a lake. She was being paid $58. However, witnesses say the extra had been struggling to keep her kid occupied all morning and was constantly harping on the child to "stop it" and quiet down, loudly disrupting production apparently.
Sources say the last straw came when the young mother harshly jerked the child up in the air by the wrist and McCarthy saw the whole thing. The director immediately had assistants eject the woman from the set saying she wouldn't tolerate such abuse on her set. The woman's identity was not disclosed and representatives for McCarthy made no immediate comment on the incident.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Fires Extra From 'Tammy' Set For Bizarre Reason
Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pine among award recipients at CinemaCon's closing night Big Screen Achievement Awards.
The honourees at this CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards proudly displayed their accolades on the red carpet at Caesars Palace on April 18th 2013.
This year twelve phenomenal actors and directors were awarded at the Las Vegas resort and casino as CinemaCon came to a close this week. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson landed Comedy Duo of the Year as they are set to reunite for the first time since 2005's 'Wedding Crashers' in 'The Internship'. Melissa McCarthy won Female Star of the Year after being hilarious in 'Identity Thief', while young Asa Butterfield who is set to star in 'Ender's Game' later this year won Rising Star of 2013. His co-star, Harrison Ford, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award while his other co-star Hailee Steinfeld was given an award dubbing her Female Star of Tomorrow as she takes on leading roles in 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Can a Song Save Your Life?' this year. Male Star of the Year went to Chris Pine with the upcoming release of 'Star Trek Into Darkness', 'Oblivion' star Morgan Freeman won Cinema Icon Award and Armie Hammer became Male Star of Tomorrow as he takes on the lead role in 'The Lone Ranger'. Other actresses to land awards were Aubrey Plaza with Breakthrough Performer of the Year as she is set to appear in 'The To Do List' and Elizabeth Banks from 'The Hunger Games' who won an Award of Excellence in Acting.
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.
Watch 'The Heat' trailer below!
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.
Actress struggled to cope with her high heels
Melissa McCarthy was a huge success when she hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last year, but she stumbled into the role quite literally this time round.
The comedienne was making her second hosting appearance of the long running comedy sketch show on Saturday night (April 6, 2013) but she was struggling to keep her feet at its beginning, after tottering towards the stage on some sparkly high heels. "I should've tried these shoes on," the Identity Thief star said, reports E! Online, before eventually taking tumble. Which a rehearsed dance number with Taran Killam lined up straight after it wasn’t exactly the best confidence-booster and the star consequently performed the routine on her knees.
"My quads are seizing up," she said. "They told me make sure you practice in your shoes, and I said ‘what? I live in heels,' which wasn't honest. I'm primarily in a Croc." However, once this was all out the way McCarthy shone, bringing forth the LOLs with a comedy parody on The Voice, in which she played an out-of-tune contestant, with Usher, Adam Levine, Shakira and Blake Shelton all chipping in as judges to comment on her terrible performance. Another highlight was the sketch Honey Baked Ham Bake Off, in which McCarthy played an over-talkative baker who went above and beyond getting her passion for pork across. It made for quite the hilarity.
Continue reading: Melissa McCarthy Falls On SNL But Recovers With Style
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.
Continue: The Hangover Part III - Teaser Trailer
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).
Continue reading: This Is 40 Review
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.
Continue reading: Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Hit Up Disneyland!
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
Continue: The Heat Trailer
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.
Continue reading: Melissa Mccarthy, Interview
Date of birth
26th August, 1970
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Day 20 of #SuperIntelligence #20DaysOfKindness ❤️😭🥳 Today’s org is @PPFA. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reprod… https://t.co/Ny2b9zvk7N
Day 19 of #20DaysOfKindness& the #Superintelligence family is grateful to @Mariska for @TheJHF. Her org’s mission i… https://t.co/UBqAloIWOv
Day 18 of #20DaysOfKindness & today’s charity is @RESCUEorg. The International Rescue Committee helps people whose… https://t.co/q0ghEPcBeh
Day 17 of #20DaysOfKindness& the #Superintelligence Family’s charity is @TeachForAmerica. This org’s leaders teach… https://t.co/4yXAFxmAXt
RT @hbomax: Superintelligence premieres tomorrow and we're celebrating in a BIG way... by putting YOUR kind words on billboards around the…
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