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    Academy Names 176 New Members

    In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members. There are just under 6,000 members of the full Academy. Keep in mind that a person is only allowed to be a member of one branch. So for example, Barbra Streisand. ...

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    Director Paul Feig's Buddy-Cop Comedy With Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Now Called 'The Heat'

    Seems like only days ago that we reported that Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“Bad Teacher,” “The Office,” “Year One”) were rewriting the script for director Paul Feig's buddy-cop comedy follow-up to "Bridesmaids" that will star Sandra Bullock an...

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    Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky Rewrite Paul Feig's McCarthy/Bullock Comedy; Darren Lemke Asks 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?'

    After “Bridesmaids” hit screens last summer the majority of speculation was around what its leading ladies would be up to next, and although Kristen Wiig was front and center in Paul Feig’s comedy it was Melissa McCarthy who most people wanted to talk about. Twelve months (and an O...

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    Lightning in a Bottle? Teaming Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy

    Could this be the successor to Bridesmaids?

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    Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy To Star In Buddy FBI/Cop Movie Directed By 'Bridesmaids' Helmer Paul Feig

    Much was made abundantly clear after the runaway smash success of "Bridemaids" last summer, perhaps the central two points being that audiences of all shapes and sizes will flock in droves to female-led comedies if they're genuinely funny (not always the case), and that Kristen Wiig&nb...

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    Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

    For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda,&...

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    Interview with Rachael Harris - Star of Natural Selection

    Natural Selection is a small but very touching movie about a woman who has spent 25 years locked in a world and a marriage that have kept her from being a full person. Rachael Harris plays Linda a woman who can't have kids and so according to her religion she can't have sex with her husband Abe.

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    Patton Oswalt Disappointed Charlize Theron Wasn't Nominated At The Oscars, But Thrilled For Melissa McCarthy & Demian Bichir

    The Oscars, remember those? It all seems like a distant memory now, and it's hard to believe it was just a couple of weeks ago that we were sitting down in extra stretchy pants with some beer and unhealthy snack food to watch the annual Super Bowl for the movies. And while time will tell what th...

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    Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 Release Date

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With "Bridesmaids" arriving in theaters on May 13th last year and becoming one of the biggest comedies of 2011, and suprisingly, an awards season player, Universal isn't rocking the boat with the next big Melissa McCarthy comedy.

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    Octavia Spencer Says She's Writing Something For Melissa McCarthy, Describes Her 'Lamb Of God' Character While Campaigning For 'The Help'

    At a recent private luncheon for awards contender "The Help" at Desmond's in New York, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer didn't touch their dessert, a chocolate pie/cake hybrid -- did they know something the rest of us weren't privy to? Speaking very slowly as if it were a warnin...

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