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

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

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

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

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

The Heat Set Fire to a Whole Pile of Moviegoing Money This Weekend

Despite Wall Street Journal movie whisperer Joe Morgenstern fretting that too many big-budget comedies seem to be exploiting the extremely talented Melissa McCarthy, and that, as a result, McCarthy-starring movies may soon be subject to the law of diminishing returns , that time is not yet nigh because everyone a) who… » 6/30/13 6:00pm 6/30/13 6:00pm