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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 »

McCarthy's Boss Fires Superman


(Newser) - Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is the boss at the box office now. The actress' latest comedy narrowly topped Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the weekend box office with a $23.5 million debut, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The Boss stars McCarthy as an over-the-top... 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 »

McCarthy, SNL Rip on Rutgers' Disgraced Coach

Funnywoman nails it in second appearance as host

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stormed Saturday Night Live a second time last night, falling down (literally and intentionally) in her opening monologue before proceeding to lead a hysterical tour de force in "stellar physical comedy," writes Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel . Perhaps most notably, McCarthy ripped on disgraced Rutgers... More »

Identity Thief Steals $36.6M

Surprisingly strong showing for McCarthy despite weather

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman waltzed off with the weekend box office with a surprising $36.6 million—the year's top opening thus far, notes the Hollywood Reporter , and one of the top five showings ever for an R-rated comedy. Those numbers might have been better yet were it... More »

McCarthy, Bateman Can't Save Identity Thief

One critic ignites controversy by calling Melissa McCarthy a 'hippo'

(Newser) - No matter how much you like Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, critics are urging you to decline Identity Thief, their new—sadly conventional and unfunny—buddy comedy. Here's what critics are saying, including one who got himself in hot water:
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14 Stars Related to Other Stars

Seems like lots of Hollywood celebs are cousins

(Newser) - Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon got a bit of a surprise when they went on PBS' Finding Your Roots and discovered … they're actually distant cousins, Zap2It reports. "Talk about six degrees of separation, right?" jokes host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the Huffington Post , 14 more... More »

10 Celebrities Turned Fashion Designers

Melissa McCarthy is the latest to make the leap

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy is on top of the world, and now that she's won an Emmy and won over SNL viewers , what's next? The Bridesmaids star, who wanted to be a fashion designer before she ended up in comedy, is launching her own plus-size fashion line. "Trying to... More »

Melissa McCarthy Scores on SNL

Actress goes from naughty to raunchy

(Newser) - Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy hammed it up last night on Saturday Night Live, admonishing her two young children to "go to bed now 'cause Momma is about to get pretty inappropriate." The actress' "sketch comedy roots were on display as she threw herself into every scene,... More »

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