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    Melissa McCarthy Hosts an Uproarious SNL, Plus Peter Dinklage! (VIDEO)

    Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy monologue.

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    Melissa McCarthy to be CinemaCon's 2013 Female Star of the Year

    The very funny Melissa McCarthy will be receiving CinemaCon's 2013 Female Star of the Year award. Previous winners have included Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Katherine Heigl, Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams.

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    Films Targeting Women Dominate the Box Office This Weekend

    Maybe we can call this a bit of poetic justice but it looks like the big boys are floundering and the girls are on the rise. This weekend, the female targeted, yet not very feminist, Oz - The Great and Powerful was again number 1 at the box office. (I haven't seen the movie but here are two pieces...

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    Melissa McCarthy May Join The Congregation Of 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray

    Rex Reed and critics be damned, because audiences are loving Melissa McCarthy. “Identity Thief,” her first major leading role following her Oscar-nominated breakout success in “Bridesmaids,” is massive hit, already earning over $115 million and counting. And it’s probably a safe bet that her summer ...

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    Melissa McCarthy Wins the Box Office Again

    After Melissa McCarthy’s latest movie, Identity Thief, opened to a $36.6 million weekend and currently holds the biggest film opening of 2013, it slipped last weekend to number two.

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    Rex Reed Says Melissa McCarthy Bases "Career On Being Obnoxious And Fat," Invokes Constitutional Right To Be A Jerk

    So, a couple of things happened over the weekend. A major snowstorm nailed the east coast of the country, "Identity Thief" opened to huge numbers making it the best R-rated comedy bow of all time, and the largely irrelevant and already cantankerous Rex Reed penned a scathing review of the ...

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    Melissa McCarthy Dominates Weekend Box Office

    Sorry Rex Reed—looks like there are many, many people who want to see a Melissa McCarthy starring in a movie.

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    Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

    Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specif...

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    Hollywood Sexist of the Day: Rex Reed

    Rex Reed’s review of Identity Thief in The New York Observer is a scathing takedown of the film, which is fine. He's entitled to his opinion.  He's a critic.  What’s not fine, and what he's not entitled to, is his continual harping star's Melissa McCarthy and he...

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    Melissa McCarthy Developing Three New Films and Directing Tammy

    The very funny Melissa McCarthy announced three movies that she and her writing partner/husband, Ben Falcone will be developing with their production company, On the Day. They have also signed on to direct the film Tammy.

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