You may well have seen the trailer already. (There was a commercial on the Oscars just the other night.)
It's The Heat, directed by the Bridesmaids guy.
"Uptight FBI special agent Sandra Bullock is paired with testy Boston cop Melissa McCarthy to take down a ruthless drug lord. ... More >>
Melissa McCarthy is a gifted, award winning comic actress who shines in good material.
But I couldn't get through all of Identity Thief, which squanders Melissa's talents by making her sink really low, and not in a fun way.
After the lady crapped in the sink in Bridesmaids, I guess Hollywood thoug ... More >>
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign.
Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
Actually they'd had dinner together the night before that, but I wasn't invited, so I can only report on the exchanges they had on yesterday's panel celebrating Universal's 100th year, moderated by deadline.com's Mike Fleming.
Among the highlights:
*Judd Apatow told Robert DeNiro that the Oscar wi ... More >>
We've all dreamed of that moment and what we would say.
Well, every year, all those awards shows bring together all sorts of people who are finally forced to say something to Meryl Streep.
And this time, at the Golden Globes, it was Melissa McCarthy getting her first, fabulous chance at bat.
So w ... More >>
Dear Ladies of the Red Carpet:
Where's the shock of the swan dress or the pizzazz of the goth showgirl of yesteryear? Come on, ladies, this is the Oscars, and it's 2012! Why are so many of you million dollar actresses playing the Grace Kelly card? We are fully aware that all of you can't pull off ... More >>
Kristen Wiig says Bridesmaids is not a raunchy movie or even a wedding movie -- "it's a friendship movie."
Yeah, yeah, yeah, but what about that raunchy scene in the dress shop?
"It was scary," Wiig admitted at a Times Talk I hobbled to on Sunday, "because that scene was added late in the movie. J ... More >>
The hilarious Melissa McCarthy hosted an event last night for the reinvention of Ivory, which we talked about in between covering slightly more insouciant things.
Like, hasn't Bridesmaids been wrongly labeled "a gross-out comedy" when there was basically just that one poopy-in-the-sink (and ... More >>
WikipediaSaturday marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. Those of us who grew up watching I Love Lucy (and later, The Lucy Show) on Nick at Nite and TV Land know what an amazing comedic talent she was. But for all of the wails of "waahhhhh" and all the "'splainin'" she had to do, she was also ... More >>
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>