10:55 AM EDT 02/04/2014
Originally posted 02/02/2014 12:00AM
Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and despite an opening monologue that saw her having a wire-assisted fight with Bobby Moynihan, the show was really about one event: Seth Meyers' last appearance at the 'Weekend Update' desk.
Originally posted 01/13/2014 12:45AM
There were a lot of uncomfortable moments at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, from Jacqueline Bisset's rambling acceptance speech to Diane Keaton's impromptu serenade for Woody Allen, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
But amid the nervous looks and awkward laughter, there was a specific set of stars who couldn't have had a better night: the former faces of Saturday Night Live.
In addition to hosting, Amy Poehler took home a best comedic TV actress Golden Globe for her role on Parks & Recreation, an honor she celebrated by making out with Bono. "Wow, I was not prepared for this!" she said onstage. "I've never won anything like this."
Originally posted 11/02/2013 03:20PM
Melissa McCarthy's ELLE magazine controversy now has a name: Jacket Gate.
The Mike and Molly star laughed with Jay Leno on Friday as she discussed the fallout over her choice to sport a large Marina Rinaldi coat on the cover of ELLE's Women in Hollywood issue.
Originally posted 10/19/2013 08:45AM
Usually actresses cause controversy by not covering up. But Melissa McCarthy has managed to set tongues wagging because she's showing a lack on skin on the November cover of ELLE magazine.
The Mike and Molly star got all glammed up for the shoot, but while some of the actresses who posed for the Women in Hollywood issue showed lots of skin, the 43-year-old was covered up in a loose-fitting Marina Rinaldi coat.
"Hopefully it's not a message that full-figured women are not meant to be seen," plus-size supermodel and activist Emme told CNN. "I'm not going to take it like that. I'm just happy that Melissa's on the cover and she looks fantastic. I just would have liked to have seen a little bit more of her."
Originally posted 07/05/2013 08:00AM
The Melissa McCarthy who showed up to the Boston set of The Heat last summer with her two young daughters in tow could have passed for a friendly out-of-towner. Polite. Unassuming, even.
"A sweet midwestern mom," as costar Michael McDonald puts it. But then the cameras starting rolling – and McCarthy morphed into a "beast," says castmate Bill Burr.
The same woman who "doesn't even swear in real life," notes Heat director Paul Feig, "gets into character and suddenly the F-words start pouring out."
Originally posted 06/28/2013 01:20PM
The Heat is on, according to PEOPLE's movie critic.
Meanwhile, she's not sure whether the guilt outweighs the pleasure in Channing Tatum's White House Down but finds I'm So Excited to be high-flying fun.
Originally posted 06/25/2013 03:00PM
Filming The Heat wasn't all fun and games for one of Melissa McCarthy's costars.
As Michael McDonald explains, on-screen injuries weren't the only ones sustained during the filming process.
"I could have sworn my nose was broken," the actor, 48, who plays Julian, told PEOPLE at Sunday's New York City premiere of the crime comedy.
Referring to the use of a real phone book to film a phone book throwing scene, he said, "When we rehearsed it, [Melissa] was six feet away, but when we shot it, she was like two feet away. So she threw it and it was like, 'Boom!' It came so hard and so fast."
Originally posted 06/13/2013 02:25PM
Melissa McCarthy has won over audiences with her comedic performances and warm Midwestern charm, but the Oscar-nominated actress admits that a scathing film review earlier this year that referred to her as "tractor-sized," could have a negative impact on young girls who might not conform to the traditional definition of Hollywood beauty.
In an new interview with The New York Times, McCarthy spoke out for the first time about the criticism, saying her initial reaction was "Really?" followed by, "Why would someone O.K. that?"
Originally posted 06/13/2013 10:55AM
Leaving son Louis with a babysitter, Sandra Bullock made the most of a night out with friends Wednesday in London – looking smashing in a sexy black Monique Lhuillier dress and red heels.
The Oscar winner, 48, was spotted leaving the Nobu restaurant and heading to the Claridge's hotel in Mayfair.
She's currently in Europe to promote her upcoming crime comedy The Heat, costarring Melissa McCarthy, with whom Bullock has become close.
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