| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:39 PM
David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are looking to bring "Joy" to the world for Christmas next year.
Fox has set a Dec. 25, 2015, release date for the film, a rags-to-riches tale based on the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. A holiday...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Maya Rudolph just got an invite to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's house party — but don't tell Mom and Dad.
The "Bridesmaids" actress has joined the cast of Fey and Poehler's upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," about two adult sisters who decide...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal.
"Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."
Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone.
I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you.
As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.