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Melissa McCarthy Responds to Critic Who Called Her a 'Female Hippo' | Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy Responds to Critic Who Called Her a 'Female Hippo'

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?"

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Wow! Sandra Bullock Works Sexy Red Heels in London | Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Looks Smashing While Out in London

Originally posted 06/13/2013 10:55AM

Whoa, mama!

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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Melissa McCarthy: I'm Plagued by Working-Mom Guilt

Melissa McCarthy: I'm Plagued by Working-Mom Guilt

Originally posted 06/06/2013 07:15PM

Her The Heat costar Sandra Bullock also worries she's not doing enough for her son

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What's Melissa McCarthy Doing on Oscar Night? | John Travolta, Melissa McCarthy, Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy Named Oscar Presenters

Originally posted 02/18/2013 01:20PM

With less than a week to go until show time, more stars have been named as presenters for Sunday's Oscars.

Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta – all past nominees – will join a star-studded cast of presenters for the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony.

The lineup already includes previous winners including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock, who will announce this year's winners for the live telecast set for Sunday on ABC at 7 p.m. ET.

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Melissa McCarthy: It Was 'So Fun' to Look So Cheesy in Identity Thief

Melissa McCarthy: It Was 'So Fun' to Look So Cheesy in Identity Thief

Originally posted 02/07/2013 07:45AM

Of the two-plus hours she spent in the makeup chair daily, she says, "Good drag takes a while!"

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Which Emmy Nominees Do Facebook Users 'Like'?

Emmy Nominees on Facebook: Who Has the Most Likes?

Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM

Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.

Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.

Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.

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Bus Crashes on the Set of Sandra Bullock's New Film

Bus Crashes on the Set of Sandra Bullock's New Film

Originally posted 07/09/2012 04:20PM

There is trouble on the set of Sandra Bullock's latest movie, The Heat.

In a scene that looks right out of her action hit Speed, a city bus slammed into an on-set trailer in the Roxbury section of Boston where the movie, about an FBI agent who teams with a local Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster, is filming.

The movie costars Melissa McCarthy and is directed by her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

At least 11 people were reportedly taken to the hospital after the accident, though none had life-threatening injuries. Photos show a number of people on stretchers being treated by paramedics.

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PHOTO: Is Sandra Bullock Packing Heat on the Set of Her New Movie? | Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Gets Back to Work in The Heat in Boston

Originally posted 07/06/2012 10:15AM

There's a new sheriff in town and her name is ... Sandra Bullock.

On Thursday, the actress suited up in long sleeves and slacks and reported to the Boston set of her new cop buddy comedy The Heat on an appropriately steamy summer day. (Temperatures climbed to the upper-80s, according to local reports.)

The movie costars Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy, and is being directed by Paul Feig, who helmed Bridesmaids. It's about an FBI agent who teams up with a local Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster.

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POLL: Who Should Win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar? | Berenice Bejo, Janet McTeer, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer

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Oscars 2012: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress?

Originally posted 02/24/2012 06:30AM

This year's nominees of Best Supporting Actress couldn't be more different.

From Melissa McCarthy's hysterical gross-out part in the contemporary comedy Bridesmaids to Bérénice Bejo's romantic role in the mostly silent film The Artist, the nominees run the gamut of characters.

Also up for the Oscar are Janet McTeer in the moving period drama Albert Nobbs, and both Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain in the race-relations drama The Help.

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Octavia Spencer Dons Triple Spanx for Red Carpet | Ellen DeGeneres, Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer Dons Triple Spanx for Red Carpet

Originally posted 02/01/2012 05:30PM

Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer says she's often found it hard to breathe on the red carpet of awards shows this season, and it's not just because she's racking up the accolades for her supporting role in The Help.

Spencer, 41, says she's taken to reinforcing her red carpet attire with Spanx – and doesn't always stop at one pair.

"I was not a Girl Scout, but I try to be very, very prepared," she told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday. "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it."

"It's wonderful because it gives you the illusion of an hourglass with the sand kind of spread out," she added.

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