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  • All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman

     All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman
    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...
  • WATCH: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Star in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

    The full-length trailer for dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins" sees "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig perfectly illustrating the trials and tribulations of reuniting with a sibling after a decade apart. "The Skeleton Twins" is...
  • Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Midwest Upbringing, Working Relationship at 'Tammy' Premiere

    After seven years of working to turn their concept into a feature film, comedic couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone said the premiere of "Tammy" Monday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre was not only the final step to completing a long-awaited project...
  • Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

    Chicago actor cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
    The upcoming Marvel adaptation of “Ant-Man” starring Paul Rudd will also feature Chicago theater actor-turned-filmmaker David Dastmalchian, whose semi-autobiographical indie “Animals” (which examined addiction with a sly and...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Ben & Jerry's Announces Two New 'SNL'-Themed Flavors

    Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit. Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
  • Ben & Jerry's 'SNL'-inspired ice cream: Here's what Lazy Sunday tastes like

    Ben & Jerry's 'SNL'-inspired ice cream: Here's what Lazy Sunday tastes like
    To celebrate "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary, Ben & Jerry's decided to make two new flavors inspired by "SNL" sketches. Introducing Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, inspired by none other than Gilly, and Lazy Sunday, a salute to the unforgettable...
  • Tears of joy for 'Fault in Our Stars.' Tony Awards recap.

    Tears of joy for 'Fault in Our Stars.' Tony Awards recap.
    After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off. The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...
  • A look at the Emmy races for movies, miniseries, talk shows and more

    After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
  • 'Obvious Child' is star-making and splendid

    'Obvious Child' is star-making and splendid
    ***1/2 (out of four) Seriously: Jenny Slate has arrived. In the wonderful “Obvious Child,” she’s funny, vulnerable, endearing and specific—an odd character who feels real because the person playing her makes her real. It’s...
  • Kristen Wiig to direct first film, written with 'Bridesmaids' partner

    Kristen Wiig to direct first film, written with 'Bridesmaids' partner
    Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut on a buddy comedy that will reunite her with her "Bridesmaids" co-writer, Annie Mumolo. The New York Times first reported the news that the duo will write, produce and star in a now-untitled movie for...