The Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock police comedy The Heat was supposed to be released April 5th, but the studio has moved the movie's premiere date to June 28th, according to Collider. This means the studio was likely really impressed with the film and wants to put it up during the competitive but lucrative summer movie season. The Heat, which also stars Tony Hale, Demian Bechir, Kaitlin Olson, Taran Killam, and Michael Rappaport, will now be facing off with big summer movies Kick-Ass 2 and White House Down. This is the first movie directed by Paul Feig since Bridesmaids, and the studio quickly locked him down to a first-look deal [...]
After breaking out in last year’s Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy is set to make her debut as a leading lady on the big-screen with Identity Thief. The trailer, in which she beats the living crap out of her ID theft victim Jason Bateman, was just released today, well ahead of the movie's February 2013 release, which means that the studio has a lot of confidence in the new comedy. Identity Thief was directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, King of Kong), written by Craig Mazin (The Hangover II), and it also stars Jon Favreau, Eric Stonestreet, Amanda Peet, John Cho, and Clark Duke. This is Melissa McCarthy's first post-Bridesmaids movie, [...]
Now that Season 37 of Saturday Night Live has come to a close, let’s talk about some of the highlights from the past 22 episodes.
What struck me most about this season was the apparent hunger for new hit sketches. While the show’s tendency to recycle worn sketch premises lives on, Seth Meyers and his writing staff have eased back a bit from tentpoling the lineup with pieces from seasons past, occasionally striking gold with a new premise, and hustling to bring it back as soon as possible. J Pop America Fun Time Now, Drunk Uncle, Lord Wyndemere, Bein’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel, Piers Morgan Tonight, and The Californians [...]
An early 2013 UK release date has been set for the London-filmed I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris and Stephen Merchant, and written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer. It's a comedy about "a young couple in their first year of marriage," or as they say in England, "a young couple in their first year of marriage."
In other Bridesmaids star news, Wendi McLendon-Covey will be starring in ABC's Only Fools & Horses pilot (after Goldie Hawn left The Viagra Diaries and freed her from her role in that). Anyway, she and Steve Carell would definitely make this [...]
Chris Rock says he's been writing a script for him and Melissa McCarthy to play a "Jerry Springer couple." I don't know, Chris Rock, with this and your suggestions of touring with Dave Chappelle, I'm getting a little suspicious that you have been reading my dream journal and trying to recreate its contents to make me go insane with excitement. Next thing you know you'll be planning a sitcom pilot about me playing volleyball against the cast of Saved by the Bell and then realizing I'm not wearing a shirt.