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    Why You Need To Go See The Heat This Weekend!

    Remember two years ago when Bridesmaids came out and women went to the movies and Hollywood (except for every woman who worked there) was shocked! yes shocked! that women and men went to see a movie about a bunch of women talking about a bunch of women's things like weddings and boyfriends and shit ...

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    Bringing 'The Heat': 10 Good, 5 Bad And 5 Weird Buddy Cop Comedies

    Given the immense unknowable diversity of the thriving planet on which we live, statistics state that there must exist somewhere a human adult person, maybe an abandoned jungle orphan who was raised by wolves, who has never experienced a buddy cop film. Haha, just kidding, that’s absolutely impossib...

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    Stay Classy: Rex Reed Refuses To Apologize Over Remarks About Melissa McCarthy

    Melissa McCarthy came to our collective attention in Paul Feig's “Bridesmaids,” in a supporting role so good that even in a movie full of brilliant, breakout performances, hers was the brilliantest and breakingoutest. Hers was also, in a sense, the most satisfying: suddenly a larger, older actress (...

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    Rex Reed Won't Apologize to Melissa McCarthy

    "As a critic whose opinions are constitutionally protected by law, I stand by all of my original remarks about Melissa McCarthy's obesity, which I consider about as amusing as cancer, and apologize for nothing."

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    FIRST LOOK: The Logo for Dreamwork's "B.O.O."

    We've nabbed an exclusive first look at the logo for Dreamworks Animation 2015 summer release. Based on an original idea by Tony Leondis (Igor), who is also directing, B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is being produced by Maryann Garger (Astro Boy, Flushed Away) and written by Tom Wheeler ...

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    Melissa McCarthy and the Definition of Success

    This Sunday, The New York Times did a wonderful profile of Melissa McCarthy. She's been well on her way to superstardom since her breakout performance in Bridesmaids. McCarthy is currently co-directing and starring in Tammy, a film that she co-wrote with her husband/writing partner Ben Falcone.

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    Melissa McCarthy Responds to Rex Reed's 'Identity Thief' Review

    In his review of this spring's "Identity Thief," New York Observer film critic Rex Reed called its star, Melissa McCarthy, a "tractor-sized" "humongous" "female hippo" and "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success." Later, he addressed the c...

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    Melissa McCarthy Talks Co-Starring with Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat,' That Notorious Rex Reed Review and More

    Talented funnywoman Melissa McCarthy has been on a roll for the past couple of years. She won an Emmy for CBS comedy "Mike and Molly" in 2011, stole the show and received an Oscar nomination for box office hit "Bridesmaids" in 2012, and then proved her headliner appeal alongside Jason Bateman in poo...

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    Today's Disconnect - Do Actresses Have Clout or Not?

    Last week when I was in LA I read the following two articles on the same day.

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    This is Not OK: Photoshopping Melissa McCarthy on The Heat UK Poster

    Our most anticipated female centric movie of the summer, The Heat, is merely weeks away from its release. A U.K. promo image was unveiled for the film last week and Melissa McCarthy was looking very, very different.

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