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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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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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