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Rose Byrne on Costar Melissa McCarthy:'She's Really Like Sunshine'

Rose Byrne on Costar Melissa McCarthy:
'She's Really Like Sunshine'

Originally posted 05/20/2014 08:50AM

The Neighbors star on her last romantic date, girls' night out and more

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Who Is Melissa McCarthy's Girl Crush?

Melissa McCarthy on Lena Dunham: 'She's My Girl Crush'

Originally posted 05/16/2014 07:00AM

Melissa McCarthy knows what she likes in a woman – and apparently, Lena Dunham is the embodiment of all that.

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Seth Meyers Bids Emotional Goodbye to 'Weekend Update'

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.

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Why the SNL Alums Had the Most Fun at the Globes | Golden Globe Awards 2014, Golden Globes, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg

No One Had More Fun at the Golden Globes Than the Saturday Night Live Alums

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."

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Melissa McCarthy Talks to Jay Leno About Elle Cover Controversy

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Melissa McCarthy to Jay Leno: Controversial Elle Cover Was Meant to Evoke 'Walk of Shame'

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.

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Emme on Melissa McCarthy's Elle Controversy: She Looks Fantastic

Emme on Melissa McCarthy's Elle Controversy: She Looks Fantastic

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."

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Melissa McCarthy Will Do Anything for a Laugh | Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy Will Do Anything for a Laugh

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."

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Will You Warm to Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat?

See This, Skip That: From The Heat to White House Down

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.

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Melissa McCarthy's The Heat Costar Laughs Off On-Set Injury

Melissa McCarthy's The Heat Costar Michael McDonald Laughs Off On-Set Injury

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."

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