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    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy to Offer Solidarity with Early Screening of Cop Comedy 'The Heat' for Boston Police

    In the wake of last week's series of tragedies in Boston -- the twin bombings that killed three people at the Boston Marathon, and the subsequent manhunt that lead to the death of an MIT police officer -- director Paul Feig has arranged for his upcoming summer comedy "The Heat" to screen for Boston ...

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    Oscars Rehire Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

    While we here at Women and Hollywood had many problems with the Oscars executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Academy is very pleased that the show was able to bring in that coveted young male demographic. They are so happy that they made the early decision to rehire Meron and Zadan ...

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    Watch: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Are Good Cop/Bad Cop In Clip From 'The Heat' Plus New Poster

    If you were too busy last night watching "Game Of Thrones" and "Mad Men," you likely missed the onslaught of teasers and clips from the MTV Movie Awards. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Man Of Steel," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Iron Man 3" were all out in force, but not everything previewed ...

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    Watch: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Turn Up 'The Heat' In First Clip From The Film

    Everyone loves Melissa McCarthy. With a massive hit under her belt already in 2013 thanks to "Identity Thief" (which has remarkably earned over $130 million at the box office), and having hosted "Saturday Night Live" to some acclaim recently, the actress is looking to ride that momentum into "The He...

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    Melissa McCarthy on SNL

    Melissa McCarthy hosted SNL for the second time this past weekend. While I don't think that this show was as strong as her first hosting gig, it was far better than so many of the other hosts in recent memory.

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    Melissa McCarthy Hosts an Uproarious SNL, Plus Peter Dinklage! (VIDEO)

    Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy monologue.

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    Melissa McCarthy Gives Physical Comedy a Good Name On SNL (Video)

    Even if you're not a fan of physical comedy - and I'm usually not - the brilliant Melissa McCarthy makes it hilarious and sophisticated. She began her latest SNL hosting gig by entering on sky-high, red-sequined platform heels, stumbling her way on stage in a routine that was also a goof on the ...

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    Melissa McCarthy to be CinemaCon's 2013 Female Star of the Year

    The very funny Melissa McCarthy will be receiving CinemaCon's 2013 Female Star of the Year award. Previous winners have included Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Heigl, Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams.

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    Films Targeting Women Dominate the Box Office This Weekend

    Maybe we can call this a bit of poetic justice but it looks like the big boys are floundering and the girls are on the rise. This weekend, the female targeted, yet not very feminist, Oz - The Great and Powerful was again number 1 at the box office. (I haven't seen the movie but here are two pieces...

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    Melissa McCarthy May Join The Congregation Of 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray

    Rex Reed and critics be damned, because audiences are loving Melissa McCarthy. “Identity Thief,” her first major leading role following her Oscar-nominated breakout success in “Bridesmaids,” is massive hit, already earning over $115 million and counting. And it’s probably a safe bet that her summer ...

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