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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 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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    Melissa McCarthy's Tammy to Take on 2014 Independence Day Box Office

    As we anxiously countdown the days until The Heat is released on June 28th, we are always excited to hear any news about the lovely Melissa McCarthy. As we had previously reported, McCarthy was making her directorial debut with Tammy, a film that she co-wrote alongside her writing partner/husband Be...

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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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    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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