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The First Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Is Here

Here's the first trailer for Tammy, Melissa McCarthy's newest film costarring Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette, Mark Duplass, and Sandra Oh. Go figure this trailer would be released the one week in 2014 when wearing a brown paper bag as a mask is not only popular but a deep artistic statement. Tammy doesn't hit theaters until July 4th, but in the meantime you've got a good 30 seconds of Melissa McCarthy dancing to "Gangsta's Paradise" in a parking lot wearing Crocs to play over and over.

Melissa McCarthy and Kenan Thompson Sing About Dragons in These 'SNL' Promos

Melissa McCarthy returns to SNL for a third time this weekend, and she paired up with Kenan to fill four minutes worth of references to Sunday's Live Ball War: The Game, Imagine Dragons-inspired songs, and Olympic torch-lighting. McCarthy has proven herself a dependably hilarious SNL host, and these promos do nothing to lighten that certainty.

Scott Adsit Joins Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy in 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys'

30 Rock star Scott Adsit has landed an exciting new job. THR reports that Adsit has joined the cast of St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a coming of age comedy-drama that also stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Ted Melfi, St. Vincent stars Murray as a cranky misanthrope who mentors a 12-year-old neighbor boy whose mother (McCarthy) makes the mistake of leaving him in Murray's care. Adsit plays McCarthy's ex-husband who is disconnected with his son due to their divorce. Chris O'Dowd, Naomi Watts, and Terrence Howard are also playing supporting roles.

See below for writer/director Ted Melfi telling a fun [...]

There's Already a Sequel for 'The Heat' in the Works

Fox is very confident that its upcoming Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock buddy cop comedy The Heat will be a hit – so confident, in fact, that they've already started work on a sequel. Deadline reports that the studio has made "a pricey deal" with Katie Dippold, who scripted the first movie and previously wrote for Parks and Rec, to write a sequel. While it's a little crazy for the studio to be putting money and time into a sequel to a movie that doesn't come out until the summer, this kind of practice is fairly common in Hollywood. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall were hired to write a 21 [...]

Melissa McCarthy Talks About 'SNL' on 'Fallon'

Here's this weekend's SNL host Melissa McCarthy on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, talking about how chaotic and rushed it feels changing costumes between sketches during the live show. If this doesn't give you a newfound appreciation for SNL's wardrobe department, I don't know what will.

Hit the jump for the rest of Melissa McCarthy's Fallon appearance, which concludes with her and the host playing Pictionary:

'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers

Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last season's finale focused less on Ben Affleck's career comeback than it did on saying goodbye to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (and Jason Sudeikis, though his departure hadn't been officially announced at that point). It's an awkward position for the host to find him or herself in, because not only do they feel the pressure to satisfy viewers tuning in to [...]

Melissa McCarthy to Star in Paul Feig's Spy Comedy 'Susan Cooper'

Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig are making another movie together. The Wrap reports that McCarthy, who previously worked with Feig on summer blockbusters Bridesmaids and The Heat, is in talks to star in his new spy comedy Susan Cooper. Feig will direct and produce the film, which is based on a script he wrote unlike his previous two movies. Rather than being a wacky spoof like Austin Powers or Get Smart, Susan Cooper is a realistic comedy set in the world of spies that was inspired by Casino Royale, the 2006 James Bond reboot. The movie has one other lead character in addition to McCarthy's and is [...]

Talking to Katie Dippold About 'The Heat', Female Camaraderie, and Lots of Swearing

A UCB improviser and former Parks and Rec staff writer, Katie Dippold is behind one of this year's most highly anticipated summer comedy blockbusters. The Heat, which opens Friday and was directed by Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, stars Sandra Bullock as a federal agent and Melissa McCarthy as a Boston cop who are forced to team up to track down a drug dealer. I spoke with Katie at a press junket for the film, where we talked about female friendships in films and how Chris Gethard ended up playing himself in the movie.

How are you feeling? This is a lot of hype for your first film.

I'm excited. I'm nervous [...]

‘SNL’ Review: Melissa McCarthy Breaks the Rules

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." – Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards at the 1988 Democratic Convention.

When it comes to SNL, we rarely delve too deeply into a host's delivery. There are so many moving parts to the production of an SNL episode — last-minute rewrites and prop construction and wardrobe quick changes — that a host has but a narrow range within which to succeed or fail. They either fit nicely into the machine, like Alec Baldwin or Justin Timberlake, or, like Justin Bieber or Jennifer Lawrence, they clatter around within it like a forgotten wrench under the [...]

Watch Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam Promo This Week's 'SNL'

After nearly a full month off the air, Saturday Night Live returns this week with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Phoenix. Here's McCarthy goofing around with her fellow Groundlings alum Taran Killam to get the word out about the show and about how weird Taran Killam's running style is.

Jimmy Fallon Is a Better Liar Than Melissa McCarthy

This week's SNL host Melissa McCarthy dropped by Late Night to play "Box of Lies" with Jimmy Fallon, a game with a very long list of instructions that pays off with the face McCarthy makes as she tries to convince Fallon that a bag of joints is actually a Dixie cup dispenser.

Sandra Bullock Doesn't Want to Make a Sequel to 'The Heat'

It looks like a sequel to Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's hit buddy cop comedy The Heat may not be happening. Bullock tells EW:

I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it. I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.

The first movie is a big hit, having grossed $130 million so far, but Bullock referenced past sequels she's done like Miss Congeniality [...]

The Best of 'SNL' Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]

Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney to Join Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy'

Melissa McCarthy is lining up quite an impressive cast for Tammy, her first movie as director. Variety reports that Dan Aykroyd and Allison Janney are both in talks to join the cast, which also includes McCarthy, Mark Duplass, Susan Sarandon, and Kathy Bates. Tammy will mark the first movie as screenwriters and directors for McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, who are serving as co-writers and co-directors on the project. The film follows a woman named Tammy (McCarthy) who hits the road with her profane, alcoholic grandmother (Sarandon) after finding out her husband is cheating on her and quitting her fast food job. Aykroyd is in negotiations to [...]