Melissa McCarthy Gamely Tries Some Espionage in This Spy Trailer

At long last, we get a peek at Paul Feig's Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy as an unlikely (and possibly unqualified?) James Bond. On the basis of this new red-band trailer, I continue to nurse the hope that it will combine the charm of Bridesmaids with zany Archer-like shenanigans. » 1/13/15 6:00pm 1/13/15 6:00pm

Melissa McCarthy's Clothing Line Is Real, and It's Coming Fall 2015

After much anticipation and many, many hints, we've finally got some solid details on Melissa McCarthy's long-promised plus-size clothing line. Hell yes. » 11/26/14 12:30pm 11/26/14 12:30pm

Melissa McCarthy 'Horrified' Guests at Adam Levine's Halloween Party

Fun fact: Melissa McCarthy used to live in the same neighborhood at Adam Levine. Another fun fact: he's one of the few celebrities she gets "goofy" for, which is why she jumped at the opportunity to head to his Halloween party a few years back. It did not go as planned. » 10/28/14 10:50am 10/28/14 10:50am

Melissa McCarthy Will Probably Never Take Her Kids to Wyoming Again

Melissa McCarthy is one of those people who can turn anything into something you'll be laughing your ass off at forever. Unless it involves trying to entertain her kids on a drive through Wyoming. » 6/25/14 10:00am 6/25/14 10:00am

Several Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar Dress

One might think that designers would be falling all over themselves to dress a fan-favorite actress pretty much guaranteed to get red-carpet screen time and post-show magazine coverage. Apparently not! Two Oscars ago, Melissa McCarthy asked "five or six" designers to make her a dress—and they refused. » 6/04/14 7:00pm 6/04/14 7:00pm

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham Are Together at Last -- As Spies

Get excited if you love spies, because Melissa McCarthy's next role will be "unlikely spy" Susan Cooper, in a riff on James Bond by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig. Her just-signed costar? Terrifyingly stone-faced action star Jason Statham. » 2/27/14 6:45pm 2/27/14 6:45pm

It's a Melissa McCarthy/Gangster's Paradise in the New Tammy Trailer

Here's the preview for Tammy, the latest Melissa McCarthy movie about a woman who loses her job at a fast food restaurant, robs said fast food restaurant, then hits the road with her hard-living grandmother (played by the far too young seeming Susan Sarandon). Like an all-in-the-family Thelma & Louise? » 2/13/14 12:00pm 2/13/14 12:00pm

Watch Melissa McCarthy Lie (Badly) to Jimmy Fallon's Face

Melissa McCarthy is returning once more to host SNL this weekend, and in advance she stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Like a couple of old pals, the pair sat down for a brisk round of a game called "Box of Lies." » 1/31/14 4:20pm 1/31/14 4:20pm

Melissa McCarthy Is Olympic-Level Ready in Her SNL Promos

Hear ye, hear ye! The hilarious and luminous Melissa McCarthy will be returning to host Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend for so it is declared in ye olde TV guide! » 1/29/14 2:15pm 1/29/14 2:15pm

Melissa McCarthy Is Wrapped Up In A Flowery Dream

[PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 05: Actress Melissa McCarthy attends Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch brunch presented by Mercedes-Benz at The 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at Parker Palm Springs on January 5, 2014 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty… » 1/06/14 11:00pm 1/06/14 11:00pm

Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy Make a Pact Not to Lose Weight

Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy have decided not to change for Hollywood. According to a report, the two have formed a pact: Stay large and in charge. » 12/16/13 9:00am 12/16/13 9:00am

The CEO of Twitter Wants These Female Comedians to Use Twitter

On Friday's Today show, Matt Lauer interviewed Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. While the conversation skimmed the surface of revealing any actual information – Twitter is so hip and cool! Sometimes people send mean tweets! Man everyone there is young! – Costolo subtly tried to smooth over the company's "woman problem" with… » 12/06/13 10:00am 12/06/13 10:00am

Tori Spelling Opens Up About How Her Last Pregnancy Almost Killed Her

While pregnant with son Finn, Tori Spelling encountered some complications that left her bedridden for 50 days. The health scare, diagnosed as placenta praevia, nearly took her life. She's finally sharing some details of the incident while doing press for her new book. » 10/22/13 8:00pm 10/22/13 8:00pm

Praise Yeezus: Kanye and Kim Engaged After Intimate Stadium Proposal

Not everyone is a fan of Melissa McCarthy's Elle cover — Go Fug Yourself said she was "buried in a giant coat"; June Thomas at Slate was similarly unimpressed. Now Elle's released a statement, saying: "On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different:… » 10/17/13 6:15pm 10/17/13 6:15pm

Melissa McCarthy is one of the women covering Elle's Women in Hollywood issue, and she looks absolutely gorgeous and glamorous. Go Fug Yourself takes issue with the fact that she's "buried in a coat," which is a valid complaint — but, at the very least, it's good to see that she hasn't been photoshopped bizarrely. » 10/13/13 1:30pm 10/13/13 1:30pm

YESSSSS: Melissa McCarthy in Talks to Star in Paul Feig's Spy Comedy

Are Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig the new DeNiro and Scorsese or the new Bogart and Huston? Both, probably! The actress and director can't stop working together — THANK YEEZUS — and we, the public, keep benefitting. » 7/25/13 6:00pm 7/25/13 6:00pm

Beauty is an Impediment: Julia Pastrana and the Modern-Day Politics of…

While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often; or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star Julia Pastrana’s mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest. In her death, as in life, the subject of Ms. Pastrana's looks… » 7/05/13 3:45pm 7/05/13 3:45pm

The Movie In Which Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy Fall in Love Is Dead

We say this so much it's almost getting boring, but here we go again: Paul Feig is awesome. In an interview with Grantland, he talks about how teen couples making out are yucky, passing the Bechdel test, and the fate of the film in which Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy would play romantic interests. » 7/01/13 6:45pm 7/01/13 6:45pm