| May 24, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Several comments have been rolling in from readers who want to know where the dainty gold necklace worn by Kristen Wiig's character in the film "Bridesmaids" came from. We followed up with the movie's costume designer, Leesa Evans -- with......
| May 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Usually when a movie opens big at the box office the cable networks whip out their checkbooks and write numbers with lots of zeroes in them to buy the television rights. But Comcast's Universal Pictures, which has had two of......
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:51 AM
***1/2 (out of four)
Single, financially unstable Annie (Kristen Wiig) isn’t exactly a rock in the emotional department (more like paper), but her lifelong friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) considers no one else to be her maid of honor. When another...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:56 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems like such a quaint notion: Folks would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen.
Now, the piercing glow of cell phones...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:39 AM
The animated extraterrestrial here isn't too family-friendly ... thanks to writers and co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, whose edgy satires also include "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." They play a couple of British visitors to America who cross...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Disney managers invested $250 million to make"John Carter,"the next blockbuster of fantasy adventure films.
They borrowed major elements from other hit movies. They spent serious money to illustrate the exploits on screen with riveting special effects....
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
If such hits as "The Hangover" suggested raunchy buddy humor was a men-only club, meet the women of director Paul Feig's truly funny comedy hit. Also the film's co-writer, Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") stars as a reluctant maid of honor trying to...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:24 PM
It's a big week for Melissa McCarthy, since in addition to her "Bridesmaids" performance, her Emmy-nominated work in this CBS sitcom also hits home video.
The actress graduated from supporting player ("Gilmore Girls") to star as the female half of a...