• Melissa McCarthy’s plus size clothing line will launch next fall, teams with Sunrise Brands

    Melissa McCarthy, already an Emmy-winning and Oscar nominated actress, is expanding her resume to include clothing designer. The Bridsemaids and Mike & Molly star has teamed up with Sunrise Brands to create casual sportswear that will include straight and plus sizes. And lest you think she’ll just slap her name on the brand and watch the money roll in, McCarthy actually studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and only got

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    Ghostbusters reboot will feature female ghostbusters, Katie Dippold will write with Paul Feig

    Speculation on whether the Ghostbusters reboot from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig would star female Ghostbusters can now come to an end. Feig confirmed on Twitter earlier today that yes, the new Ghostbusters will be cast as female and that former Parks and Recreation scribe Katie Dippold will write the script with Feig. “It’s official,” Feig said. “I’m making a new Ghostbusters and writing it with Katie Dippold and yes, it

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    Bill Burr will co-star in Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy comedy

    In May, we learned that Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy was going to star opposite Hollywood A-Lister Sandra Bullock in a buddy cop flick. And as predicted, it’s getting better. Comedian Bill Burr has signed on to play a supporting role in the as-of-yet-untitled film directed by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig. McCarthy and Bullock will play play a Boston cop and an FBI agent, respectively. The conflict comes, naturally, because McCarthy’s

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    Inspired by Bridesmaids, idiot teacher assaults student like a total idiot

    The headline on Daily Mail reads: “Teacher ‘slapped pupil in the face six times because she forgot notebook in imitation of Bridesmaids movie.'” Upon reading this, I had to check the website several times to reconfirm it wasn’t The Onion. Yep, it’s still the Daily Mail. Law enforcement reports to TMZ that a 9th grader at Malibu High School, Dionne Evans, went to the cops a few days ago to

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    Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock will co-star in buddy comedy

    This can only end amazingly. Bridesmaids standout and star of CBS hit Mike & Molly Melissa McCarthy and Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock have signed on to co-star in a comedy flick, wherein the two will play a Boston cop and an FBI agent, respectively. The conflict comes, naturally, because McCarthy’s character is what you’d consider nontraditional while Bullock’s agent is high strung. It gets better: Bridesmaids director Paul Feig

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    Wendi McLendon-Covey: I won’t do a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig (Exclusive)

    Talk of a Bridesmaids sequel started as soon as the opening weekend box office numbers were released in May of last year, but it took until this past January for the buzz to boil over, which is when the film’s breakout star, Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig said plainly that it’s not on her list of things to do. “We aren’t working on that,” Wiig, who co-wrote the film with

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    30 Rock, Modern Family, Bridesmaids lead the pack of Comedy Awards nominees

    Comedy Central today announced the nominations for their second annual Comedy Awards, heavily favoring NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Modern Family (both with five nominations), HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm with four and NBC’s Parks and Recreation with three. Notably missing: NBC’s Community, which was also snubbed during the Emmy nominations. In the film categories, Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love each snagged five nods, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris earned four–

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    Comedy at the Oscars: Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and more

    Many of us tuned in last tonight to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony (even if only to #TweetRoast it live). Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony for the ninth time, returning after an eight-year hiatus. After recanting Eddie Murphy as host (and Brett Ratner as the show’s producer), the award show’s brass went with a safe choice in Crystal, who had hosted spectacularly in the past. Although an improvement

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    Bridesmaids and other comedies will represent strong at the Oscars

    And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to…Kristen Wiig! Best Actor…Patton Oswalt! Best Picture…Bridesmaids! Or so we wish. The Oscar nominations came in this morning and it was a great year for comedy in film! This year, the Academy will recognize many comedic talents who are often overlooked during awards season. It was an especially huge morning for the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids, a movie about a female bro-mance (‘sisterhood’ without

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    Poll: Would you pay money to watch a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig?

    When a comedy flick costs $32 million to make and then grosses $288 million worldwide, it’s a given: you make a sequel– no matter how flimsy the thematic reasoning may be. So, it’s no surprise that Universal is working on a sequel to the wildly successful Bridesmaids. But here’s the thing. Kristen Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter recently that she has no interest in reprising her starring role in a

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    Melissa McCarthy commits but SNL misuses the “Bridesmaids” actress

    The second episode of Saturday Night Live’s 37th season went down last night, with actress Melissa McCarthy as the host. Her duties came on the heels of the most high-profile week in her career. She won an Emmy for her work on CBS’ Mike and Molly, was on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter and was able to enjoy the DVD and Blu-ray release of Bridesmaids, in which she co-starred.

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    Interview: Mia Rose Frampton, aka the girl who verbally kills Kristen Wiig in “Bridesmaids”

    Mia Rose Frampton is an adorable, spunky young actress likely to make her mark on Hollywood in a big way. A gigantic way, even, given the comedic chops and improvisational prowess she demonstrated in that now infamous deleted scene from Bridesmaids, which has nearly 200,000 views on YouTube already. (see below). Checking in with Laughspin, the 15-year-old actress, former ABC Family show Make it or Break It star — and

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    Watch a 10-minute deleted scene from “Bridesmaids,” proof that Kristen Wiig rules

    Kristen Wiig is many things: great sketch performer, Saturday Night Live veteran, wonderful actress, talented writer, a vegetarian and one of the best improvisers the comedy world has seen. Don’t believe us? Check out this deleted scene from Bridesmaids. And yes, it’s 10-minutes long. Watch the entire thing. You won’t be sorry. Go! The other actress, by the way, is Mia Rose Frampton. She’s only 15. I know. Right?

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    All eyes will be on Melissa McCarthy as season two of “Mike & Molly” premieres tonight

    During Mike & Molly’s break after its first season on CBS, its co-star Melissa McCarthy snagged herself the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s a blessing and a curse, for sure, since all eyes will be on McCarthy tonight as the show’s second season premieres at 9:30 pm ET. After all, in winning the Emmy, the relative newcomer beat out comedy giants Tina Fey and Amy

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    Watch Kristen Wiig do improv in a closet and answer dumb questions

    Saturday Night Live writer Mike O’Brien’s new short-form interview web series could be called Between Two Jackets, as it has that similar hilariously awkward feeling of Zach Galifianakis’ Funny Or Die series Between Two Ferns. O’Brien premiered 7 Minutes in Heaven (named in honor of the teenager party make-out game from the 1950s) today on YouTube, Hulu.com and NBC.com. After asking a few questions, O’Brien has his guests perform “closet

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