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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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    Top Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy's Oscar Dress

    "Two Oscars ago, I couldn't find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers -- very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people -- and they all said no."

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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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    Trailer Watch: Melissa McCarthy in Tammy Teaser

    It's actually a perfect short film.

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    Watch: Melissa McCarthy Is 'Tammy' In First Trailer For Road Trip Comedy

    As the most Redbox rented woman in America, it's safe to say that Melissa McCarthy's popularity is unassailable. And even if the results of "Identity Thief" and "The Heat" may be have been mixed (at best), who cares what critics think as long as audiences keep showing up? And Warner Bros. is banking...

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