Oscar nominees: Melissa McCarthy nominated for Best Actress, Worst Actress in the same year

Melissa McCarthy is nominated for an Oscar. Again. The Oscar nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by funny people Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. McCarthy, who is also nominated for a Razzie Award this year for the Happytime Murders, will hope to take home the Oscar for Best Actress. The actress took a dramatic turn portraying real-life fraudster Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive

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Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Donald Trump lead Razzie Award nominations

What do Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Joel McHale, and John C. Reilly have in common with Donald Trump? They are all 2019 Razzie Award nominees. On Sunday, the governing body for the Razzies announced their nominees for the worst of the worst in cinema. The nomination video compared the nightly news disasters from 2018 with the disasters at the movies in 2018. The President of the United States earned a

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Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and other funny people who got serious

Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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Ghostbusters Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones Proton Pack ready

Paul Feig announced on Tuesday the cast of the new Ghostbusters reboot. Bridesmaids alums Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig will suit up with Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones to catch some ghosts in 2016. Deadline reports that the contracts are still in negotiations for the actresses but Feig seems fairly confident that he’s found his leads. The original 1984 Ghostbusters team was comprised of Bill

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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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Melissa McCarthy’s new trailer for ‘Tammy’ finds ‘Mike & Molly’ star fleeing with Susan Sarandon

Melissa McCarthy will once again attempt to make summer box office gold—this time with a movie simply titled Tammy, which was co-written with her husband Ben Falcone, who also directed. Last year, McCarthy, alongside real-life pal Sandra Bullock killed it in cop comedy The Heat, bringing in nearly $160 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing comedy of the year; it also beat out massive critical hits

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Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country’s funniest performers accept a “Lucy” on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the awards show “to honor all forms of comedy.” The ACA ran from 1987 to 2000 on ABC. Before being discontinued, a final edition was aired on Comedy

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What do you think about Melissa McCarthy on the cover of Elle? (Poll)

This week lady-centric magazine Elle released its annual Women in Hollywood Issue. As is the protocol, Elle created multiple covers for home subscribers. And this year, Mike & Molly star, The Heat co-star and Bridesemaids standout Melissa McCarthy is one of five cover stars; Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Naomie Harris join her. And while it’s seemingly a huge win for the comedy world to have

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Jerry Lewis still dislikes female comedians, likely still thinks of them as baby-making machines

Remember that time in 1998 when Jerry Lewis told a crowd of 1,000 at the Aspen comedy festival about his disdain for female comedians and couldn’t even bring himself to admit Lucille Ball was funny? Well, it seems the 87-year-old is committed to the cause. Today at a press conference at the Cannes International Film Festival, the iconic performer was asked if he had changed his position on female comedians,

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Melissa McCarthy’s monologue on Saturday Night Live was stellar (Video)

For her second time hosting Saturday Night Live, movie and television comedy force Melissa McCarthy abandoned the typical joke slinging and instead relied on her impossibly lovable personality, exploiting her everywoman charm to great effect. With a little help from SNL castmember Taran Kilam, the duo produced a wholly funny and satisfying intro last night’s show. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes

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Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend, so let’s watch the teasers (Video)

Emmy-award winning star of television (CBS series Mike & Molly) and film (Bridesmaids, Identity Theft) Melissa McCarthy returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host with musical guest Phoenix. McCarthy first hosted in October of 2011, and did a stellar job with what the writers gave her– which wasn’t much. Here’s hoping the team at SNL challenge the talented actress more this time around. Until Saturday, let’s peep the

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Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock’s upcoming buddy cop comedy looks hilarious (Trailer)

It’s been six months since it was announced that Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy would co-star in a buddy cop flick. In the world of movies, that’s not a long time. So, we were surprised to see that the movie’s first trailer was uploaded just moments ago. Arriving in theaters April 5, The Heat centers around straight-laced but not well-loved FBI agent Katerina James (Bullock) and the rough and tumble

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Melissa McCarthy ruins Jason Bateman’s life, repeatedly punches him in Identity Theft (Video)

Whenever I hear a reference to identity theft, I’m immediately reminded of the third track from Joe DeRosa’s album The Depression Auction, wherein he passionately opines that the immense number of identity theft prevention ads and commercials is grossly disproportionate to the actual cases of the crime. And so when I heard about the premise of the forthcoming, plainly titled Identity Theft with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, I was

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The new trailer for Judd Apatow’s flick ‘This Is 40’ is super and you should watch it (Video)

It’s been nearly four months since we saw the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s upcoming flick This Is 40, starring Paul Rudd, Leslie. A sort-of sequel to Apatow’s now-classic 2007 flick Knocked Up, we find Rudd and Mann facing middle age and trying to improve upon their lives in a big way. In theaters Dec. 21, the flick also stars Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel

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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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