| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:36 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Melissa McCarthy recalls a time when she wanted to conform to certain standards of beauty, but looking back, she thinks that girl was an "idiot."
"In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Everyone seemed to be talking about what Seth MacFarlane would do as host of the Oscars. On Sunday night, MacFarlane kept that dialogue going, making Hollywood's big night all about Seth MacFarlane.
The "Family Guy" creator opened the 85th Academy Awards...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
No one dreams of being a book reviewer when he grows up. You might dream of writing poems or novels or essays or even, if you are perennially picked last for teams in gym class, literary criticism (“We don't want Robbins, you can have an extra...
| Nov 3, 2013
We're approaching the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an event that wrenched this nation and spawned countless conspiracy theories. Was Kennedy killed by the Cubans? The CIA? The Mafia? The military-industrial complex?...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Melissa McCarthy has finally responded to a scathing review of her acting and body image from New York Observer film critic Rex Reed.
The film critic trashed the "Identity Thief" star in April in his review of the zany comedy that costars Jason...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:09 PM
As Henry Cavill steals the hearts of many moviegoers with this weekend's "Man of Steel," it should be noted that the British actor playing Superman is currently in a relationship with one Gina Carano.
Here are few things to know about the actor and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
That moment you learn your hero's not who you thought he was — that's how it was for an 18-month-old Massachusetts boy who was brought to tears by Robert Downey Jr.
Seems the kid expected to meet the real Iron Man. The one in the suit.
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Joanna Krupa had a "million dollar" wedding when she married businessman Romain Zago earlier this week.
The Polish-born model-turned-"Real Housewives of Miami" star married Zago, a nightclub impresario, on Thursday. The couple got hitched "in a...