Melissa McCarthy rocketed to fame as the crass and loud-mouthed Megan in 2011’s Bridesmaids, and since then, the actress has perfected her brand of broad comedy to the tune of an $18 million paycheck in 2017. She was the fourth highest-paid actress last year according to Forbes. So why change up the formula?
For the art and possibly, the Oscar. McCarthy makes her foray into serious dramatic acting with Can You Ever Forgive Me?, an biographical comedy-drama about Lee Israel, a former author who ran a notorious literary forging scheme. And it may be early to call an Oscar buzz, but McCarthy gives an impressive and surprising performance in the first Can You Ever Forgive Me trailer
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The Kitchen movie adaptation cast continues to grow, and what an interesting cast it is. Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss is the latest addition to the film, which also stars Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy.
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It’s no Super Bowl Sunday, but the Oscars are starting to step their game up in the realm of must-see commercials. The best of the bunch are a series of female-directed Walmart Oscars commercials. And they’re deserving of an Oscar category all of their own.
Dee Rees, Nancy Meyers, and Melissa McCarthy each directed one-minute short films for Walmart that could rival feature films. The most exciting of the bunch came from Mudbound director Dee Rees, who created a big-budget sci-fi short that went viral.
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After starring in Girls Trip this past summer, Tiffany Haddish is on the rise to becoming quite the comedy star. She already has some promising movies coming up soon, such as the Thanksgiving comedy The Oath with Ike Barinholtz and John Cho and Night School with Kevin Hart and Taran Killam. Her next big project, however, will take her into new territory.
Tiffany Haddish is slated to star in The Kitchen, an adaptation of the Vertigo comic book of the same name that is set up at New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment. Now Melissa McCarthy is finalizing a deal to join her in the project, which is a gritty story about three Irish mob wives who take over the criminal business in Hell’s Kitchen after their husbands are captured by the FBI. Read More »
We haven’t seen Melissa McCarthy on the big screen since the Ghostbusters reboot arrived in theaters in the summer of 2016. But now she’s back with a new summer comedy that will take her back to school.
Life of the Party finds Melissa McCarthy playing a housewife named Deanna who just got dumped by her husband. Realizing that she never followed through on her dreams of completing college, she decides to enroll in the same university as her daughter and live the college life she never got a chance to enjoy in her younger years. But as the first Life of the Party trailer shows, that creates a bit of an embarrassing situation for Deanna’s daughter. Read More »
Remember when the Ghostbusters remake hit theaters in 2016, and everyone acted calm and rational about it? Just kidding – the internet was furious, particularly fanboys who were outraged that someone would dare reboot Ghostbusters with ladies. Now, a year later, Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig is opening up about the box office disappointment of the film, which was originally supposed to launch a whole new franchise.
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It’s the heyday of TV series like Chopped and The Great British Bake Off, so it seems like there’s no better time for a mockumentary film about the lives of quirky small-town cooking competitors.
Ironically, Melissa McCarthy‘s comedy Cook Off! is a movie that has been long in the development oven, originally made a decade ago before being shelved in 2007. Now Lionsgate has picked up the film and re-edited it for 2017 consumption. Hopefully the jokes haven’t expired by now.
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Making a holiday movie is rite of passage for on-screen talents in Hollywood. Eventually, almost every actor or actress makes an attempt at starring in a holiday movie because it’s one of those things that’s guaranteed to bring in residual checks every years when networks air them around Thanksgiving and Christmas. That time has come for Melissa McCarthy.
The breakout supporting star of Bridesmaids has turned into quite the leading lady as one of the most talented and popular female comedy stars on the scene right now. Now, Melissa McCarthy will take her star power to Christmas with a holiday musical comedy called Margie Claus. Read More »
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Before the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live aired this past weekend, we knew that Melissa McCarthy would bring back her hilarious take on Sean Spicer, despite the fact that the White House press secretary wasn’t around much the preceding week. That’s because McCarthy was spotted in full wardrobe as “Spicey” cruising around the streets of New York City afternoon on a motorized podium.
Now that the sketch has come and gone (it was actually the best of the night in our recap of the episode), Saturday Night Live has provided us with a behind the scenes look at this particular segment of the sketch that was done partially live last Saturday night, and partially pre-recorded on Friday. The video comes with a bunch of alternate takes and outtakes of Melissa McCarthy weaving through traffic and yelling at drivers as only Spicey could.
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This weekend’s Mother’s Day episode of Saturday Night Live brought Melissa McCarthy back as host for the fifth time. She’s made several appearances on SNL this season as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, adding some variety to the political satire that the late night sketch show has made even more prominent since Donald Trump became president. But this time she had an entire episode to herself, and the result was a solid collection of comedy.
Watch the best and worst sketches from the Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live.
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