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    Watch: First Trailer For 'St. Vincent' Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy & Chris O'Dowd

    In 1998, Bill Murray came bursting back to everyone's attention in "Rushmore," and it's easy to forget that at the time, his most recent previous credits included "Wild Things" and "Space Jam." But Wes Anderson's film showed he had a lot more to offer as an actor. And from there, a new era in his ca...

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    Review and Roundup: Why Melissa McCarthy Vehicle 'Tammy' Never Takes Off

    Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' may look like a comedy from its trailers, but it turns out it's actually a whole different ball game.

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    Review: 'Tammy' Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon And Mark Duplass

    The marketing campaign for "Tammy," the new Melissa McCarthy comedy, has always been somewhat baffling. Instead of a straight-up teaser, Warner Bros chose to release a snippet of a single scene, where McCarthy's titular character was robbing a greasy fast food restaurant. It was funny enough, but it...

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    How Melissa McCarthy Became a Box-Office Powerhouse

    And a writer, producer, and director to boot.

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    Forty Years of Groundlings: Vanity Fair Grills the Famous Troupe's Star Alumni, from McCarthy to Wiig

    Today, the Groundlings is an institution, the kind of show-biz phenomenon that's spoken of in reverent tones. But the combination sketch comedy troupe/improv school that is now undoubtedly the preeminent West Coast breeding ground for comedic talent began 40 years ago in a much humbler way.

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    Louis CK's "So Did the Fat Lady" Is Not The Last - Or The First - Word On Fat Women On TV

    Larger women have been demonstrating on TV, on their own terms, what their experiences are long before the current King of Comedy tackled the subject.

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    Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy Is a Fugitive From Justice in Tammy

    Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Kathy Bates co-star.

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    Does Melissa McCarthy Have Another Summer Hit with 'Tammy'? (WATCH TRAILER)

    Melissa McCarthy may well have another box-office success on her hands with "Tammy" -- helmed by her husband Ben Falcone -- and hitting theaters over the July 4 weekend. A new trailer has arrived for the comedy, which follows a bumbling fast-food restaurant robber (McCarthy), and the on-the-lam road...

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    Watch: Melissa McCarthy Hits The Road In New Trailer For 'Tammy'

    Thanks to the success of "Bridesmaids" in 2011 and "The Heat" in 2013, Melissa McCarthy is becoming the queen of summer comedy. This season, she's hoping to do it again with "Tammy." So what drew her to this project? Well, she's playing a character “who’s kind of falling apart and has to get out of ...

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