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  • 'Tammy' trailer: Melissa McCarthy runs rampant

    Melissa McCarthy is on the loose and up to no good in the new trailer for "Tammy," her upcoming comedy about a woman who experiences a particularly awful day and then hits the road with her hard-drinking grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon. The...
  • 'Neighbors': Rose Byrne's comedic talents in bloom

    Comic veteran Seth Rogen and tabloid mainstay Zac Efron received top billing and prime poster placement for "Neighbors," the parents-versus-party-animals comedy that won the weekend box office with a surprisingly strong $51-million debut. But amid all the...
  • A date with The Kates

    A date with The Kates
    "I stepped on a mini-cactus in Montana. I was wearing my Keds, it was 1989, and we were all wearing Keds. Let's be real: mine were the generic brand from Venture, and that needle went right through my shoe. Hormones were raging through our preteen bodies,...
  • Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Rules With $73 Million

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" swung into theaters and snagged an estimated $73 million domestic debut this weekend from audiences looking for a blockbuster with brains. The 20th Century Fox release unspooled across 3,967 U.S. theaters and was fueled...
  • 'Apes' go wild at box office with $73 million debut

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D "Apes" movie collected $73...
  • Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne, ripe for Hollywood?

    "I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage." "Doesn't that scare the bird?" So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Monumental Mysteries This new episode...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • Five Comedy Incubations That Hatched Into Major Stars and Projects

    Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects. "A lot of...
  • Social Media Buzz: Melissa McCarthy Takes 'Tammy' to Box Office Bank

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Tops Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' at U.S. Box Office

    The giant robots of Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" have won round 1 of the U.S. box office battle with Melissa McCarthy and her road comedy "Tammy," earning $7.7 million on Wednesday. The "Transformers" figure, achieved in its sixth...