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Melissa McCarthy

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  • 'Magic Mike XXL' outstripping 'Terminator' at box office

    "Magic Mike XXL" is narrowly outstripping "Terminator Genisys" at the holiday weekend box office. The Channing Tatum male-stripper sequel earned $9.3 million on its opening day Wednesday, according to Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures said Thursday that...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALOFT. 2 stars. A bleak and mystical and mystifying story about a mother (Jennifer Connelly), her two boys, a tragedy and a jump-in-time to 20 years later, when one of those sons (Cillian Murphy) is being interviewed by a documentarian (Melanie Laurent)....
  • Singer Ivy Levan tells those who try to categorize her: 'Kiss my biscuit'

    Singer Ivy Levan tells those who try to categorize her: 'Kiss my biscuit'
    If singer Ivy Levan defies categorization, she says you should have seen her a decade ago, when she was a rangy, gawky high school cheerleader with a big voice in Bentonville, Ark. “I was kind of awkward and really skinny and all the girls were...
  • 'Diversity doesn't just happen': Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead

    'Diversity doesn't just happen': Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead
    When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation. Sen. Barbara Boxer sent a note to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently, commending the studio on its selection of...
  • "Mike and Molly" star to perform stand-up at Coral Springs Center

    "Mike and Molly" star to perform stand-up at Coral Springs Center
    Billy Gardell (Mike Biggs from the hit CBS show "Mike & Molly") returns to his roots in stand-up comedy through his tour with an appearance at Coral Springs Center of the Performing Arts on June 27. Gardell began his career in 1986 at age 17 at the...
  • NBCUniversal, Chernin Entertainment announce two-year TV deal

    NBCUniversal, Chernin Entertainment announce two-year TV deal
    Chernin Entertainment and NBCUniversal announced a television deal on Wednesday, marking the end to Chairman Peter Chernin's lucrative five-year deal with Fox. The new two-year deal with NBCUniversal will give Chernin Television access to Universal...
  • Reel Critics: 'Spy' brings on genuine laughs

    Melissa McCarthy made her big comedy splash in the hilarious "Bridesmaids" directed by Paul Feig. Her subsequent films like "Tammy" often failed to meet the potential shown in that first hit. But now in "Spy" she is reunited with Feig, who wrote the R-...
  • Director Paul Feig shows women can carry comedies

    Director Paul Feig shows women can carry comedies
    I don't know about you, but normally a movie that trades heavily on jokes pegged to hemorrhoid wipes, stool softeners and anti-fungal cream doesn't prompt me to leave the theater thinking I've seen something that significantly advances the cause of...
  • 'Jurassic World' bites off biggest global debut of all time

    Dinosaurs are anything but extinct at the box office. "Jurassic World," the fourth film in the series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first days in theaters. It also devoured a number of domestic...
  • 'Jurassic World' makes movie history with $204.6 million, second-biggest U.S. opening ever

    Who says dinosaurs don't still rule the Earth? Universal's "Jurassic World," about genetically engineered dinosaurs that attack humans on a remote island tourist resort, took a bite out of the box office record books over the weekend in collecting an...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy' on Showtime

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 7 - 13, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orange Is the New Black The online series...