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    The Help and Bridesmaids Score Screen Actors Guild Nominations

    Yesterday, the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced. Both The Help and Bridesmaids scored best ensembles nominations (which is their top award) which could be an indicator of potential Oscar love because the actors (a percentage of the SAG members pick these nominees) are the ...

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    'The Help' & 'The Artist' Lead The Field At Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

    In the seventeen years that they've been running for, the annual Screen Actors' Guild Awards have proven to be a pretty reliable precursor for the acting categories at the Academy Awards. And why shouldn't they? With the actors who nominate their peers for the Oscars overwhelmingly being...

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    Joel Edgerton Opts Out Of '300: Battle Of Artemisium', Tate Taylor Turns Down Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

    You can't stop Hollywood from trying to make stars, even if the audience isn't biting. After the complete failure of "Warrior" and "The Thing," Joel Edgerton remains in demand, evevn if he can still walk the streets completely unrecognized. He was in the mix for a potenti...

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    Tate Taylor May Melissa McCarthy's R-Rated 'Tammy'

    Despite the (somewhat unfair) criticisms lobbed at "The Help," its director Tate Taylor has walked away smiling. Disney's movie powered its way to over $175 million worldwide and lest you think that number was padded out by foreign tickets, guess again -- 90% of that figure is domestic...

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    Melissa McCarthy Covers EW Comedy Issue

    Here's the great photo of her on the cover and also her as Divine. Issue lands on newsstands today.

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    Melissa McCarthy Hosts SNL

    I'm traveling abroad so I can't access some of the clips that look so great, but I will put in links to sites that you can access in case you missed the show. From posts on the blogosphere it looked like she kicked butt, was fearless and the good news is the ratings were up from last week.

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    Melissa McCarthy Covers The Hollywood Reporter

    This brings a very big smile to my face. Fresh off her Emmy win, McCarthy will host SNL this weekend. This is really her moment. But it's not like it will be downhill for her. I think she is still really on her way up and she is such a great role model for all of us who don't look the way Holly...

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    Laugh Out Loud Bridesmaids Blooper Reel

    I loved seeing Jill Clayburgh

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    Melissa McCarthy Gets Some New Gigs

    The Melissa McCarthy express is keeping on rolling. She has just signed up to host the 2nd episode of SNL, and she was signed on for a new film called ID Theft with Jason Bateman. The big news about this is that the film was, of course, written for two guys, but Bateman loved McCarthy and had them ...

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    Bridesmaids is a Big Fat Hit!

    Women took up the mantle and went to see the film. The gross was about $24.5 (UPDATE - $26.2) million about $10 million more than predicted. I don't know who does the predicting on these types of films but they missed the boat on this one big time. I know they wanted to keep expectations down because the mantra was (and seems always is with a film about women) that this is unprecedented and there is nothing to compare it to. I'd like to now retire these delusional thoughts. Women have starred in successful franchises, action movies and comedies. Maybe we just need to start keeping our own statistics to help people out. (Who wants to wor...

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