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Sean Spicer Impersonation Lands McCarthy an Emmy

Melissa McCarthy won for hosting Saturday Night Live

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may be long gone from the White House, but his legacy lives on in the form of an Emmy Award for his SNL impersonator. On Sunday night, Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live earlier this... More »

'Sean Spicer' Seen Cruising Through NYC on His Podium

That would be Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer

(Newser) - On Wednesday, she donned her press secretary suit to "I'm So Pretty" as she prepared to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live. On Friday, Melissa McCarthy went full-out Sean Spicer, "from the bushes to the streets" of New York City, riding her Segway-like podium right past... More »

Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into Sean Spicer in Promo

To a song from 'West Side Story'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has said Melissa McCarthy could "dial it back a bit" when she portrays him on Saturday Night Live, but from the latest promo, it doesn't appear the actress will be taking the White House press secretary's suggestion—though she does show a softer, more show-tuney... More »

McCarthy's 'Spicey' Hippity-Hops Back to SNL

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, holds reality show

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin could be mistaken for Saturday Night Live cast members at this point in the season, reports NPR , as both returned Saturday in their recurring roles as Sean Spicer and President Trump, respectively. In the Cold Open, Baldwin held forth in the Oval Office, running through... More »

Rosie O'Donnell to SNL: I'll Be Your Bannon

She's willing to portray top Trump aide after Spicer skit leaves White House 'rattled'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may have laughed off Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live, but the White House is in fact "rattled," reports Politico , noting "it was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes." As one... More »

Spicer Has Tip for Melissa McCarthy

She 'could dial it back' a bit, he says

(Newser) - Sean Spicer got so many texts Sunday morning on his way out of church, "I thought there was either a national emergency or something really funny happened, and it turns out it was that clip from Saturday Night Live" in which Melissa McCarthy played him , the White House press... More »

SNL's Pick to Mock Sean Spicer Is a Surprise

Melissa McCarthy has some fun

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live debuted a surprise impersonator of White House spokesman Sean Spicer in its latest show: none other than Melissa McCarthy. And she most definitely did not hold back, with an angry introduction setting the tone: "I'd like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you... More »

Melissa McCarthy's Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Debuts

Kia ad features actress trying to save the world

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy's efforts to save the planet don't go over so well (for her, at least) in a new Super Bowl ad from Kia. The spot, which USA Today reports is promoting Kia's eco-friendly 2017 Niro crossover, features McCarthy trying to save the whales, the trees, the... More »

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday... More »

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'

Kate McKinnon resembles 'a young Bill Murray'

(Newser) - Remaking Ghostbusters was never going to be easy. Luckily, an all-female cast wasn't afraid to answer the call. While audiences—who may or may not have read the hate blanketing the web —give this summer's reboot a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , most critics are counting... More »

Melissa McCarthy Will Be in Gilmore Girls Sequels

Originally, scheduling was not working out

(Newser) - Good news, Gilmore Girls fans: Sookie is coming back. Melissa McCarthy revealed Thursday night to Ellen DeGeneres that she will be returning for the Gilmore Girls revival movies on Netflix. It had originally been reported that McCarthy wasn't going to be a part of the sequels, USA Today reports,... More »

Melissa McCarthy Delivers 'Epic' Lip Sync

Totally crushes Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy clearly won Monday night's Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, with a performance that's being called " epic ," " gritty ," and " the messiest , most entertaining lip sync ever." But Fallon did give it his best shot, expertly miming... More »

Here's the 'Perfect' Ghostbusters Trailer

Reboot is out July 15

(Newser) - The first full trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot is here, and the feedback is good: io9 calls it "perfect," and Deadline reports that Sony's official unveiling event Wednesday was attended by a number of "mega-fans" who gave it a standing ovation and "shouted for... More »

Spy Might Be McCarthy's Best Yet

Melissa McCarthy brings 'infectious' laughs

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stars as a desk-bound CIA agent who heads into the field to seek out revenge for a lost comrade in Spy. As the flick comes from writer-director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids , you won't be surprised to find a female-centric cast. But do they bring the laughs?
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Female Ghostbusters Gets Its Cast

Director Feig's picks include 3 current and former 'SNL' cast members

(Newser) - If there's something strange in your neighborhood, the new Ghostbusters you're going to call will be women, and reboot director Paul Feig has now chosen his cast. He tweeted last night that the four main characters will Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Feig, who... More »

Melissa McCarthy: No One Would Make a Dress for Me

For the Oscars a few years ago

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy may be wildly popular—but, as she explains to Redbook , that doesn't mean she has a lot of success in the shopping arena. "When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," she says. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody... More »

Melissa McCarthy: Um, I Picked Elle Coat

She's not fazed by hoopla over cover, but does want the coat

(Newser) - One person who is not at all upset by the huge coat Melissa McCarthy was draped in on Elle's November cover: Melissa McCarthy. "What I found so bizarre" about all the hoopla, McCarthy tells E! , "is I picked the coat. I grabbed the coat. I covered up.... More »

Elle: McCarthy 'Loved' Covered-Up Look

Actress calls the experience 'kind of amazing'

(Newser) - Elle responded to the uproar over Melissa McCarthy's controversial covered-up cover look in no uncertain terms, Us reports: "On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous... More »

Anger After Elle Covers Up Melissa McCarthy

She's on the cover ... in a huge coat

(Newser) - The good news: An unspoken taboo was broken when Elle put a plus-size actress on its November cover. The bad news: The magazine draped Melissa McCarthy in an enormous coat on said cover. (Alternate covers feature slimmer actresses in tight and/or skin-baring outfits; a Go Fug Yourself poll finds McCarthy... More »

The Heat Scorches White House Down

Bullock-McCarthy buddy cop comedy has unexpectedly big opening weekend

(Newser) - It was a box office battle of the sexes this weekend, with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's buddy cop comedy The Heat beating out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's big-budget action flick White House Down in their opening weekends, the LA Times reports. The Heat did the best... More »

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