| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:39 AM
The animated extraterrestrial here isn't too family-friendly ... thanks to writers and co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, whose edgy satires also include "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." They play a couple of British visitors to America who cross...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:43 PM
"Horrible Bosses" is so far the funniest R-rated comedy in a year crowded (some would say overcrowded) with R-rated comedies. Already this year we've had "Bad Teacher", "Bridesmaids", "Hall Pass", "The Hangover Part 2", "Paul", and "Your Highness". ...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Quite a few TV actors were likely surprised early Thursday when they heard about their Emmy nomination, but none more visibly than Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy.
"Yikes," said McCarthy, 40, who was announcing the nominees live when her own name came...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
If such hits as "The Hangover" suggested raunchy buddy humor was a men-only club, meet the women of director Paul Feig's truly funny comedy hit. Also the film's co-writer, Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") stars as a reluctant maid of honor trying to...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:24 PM
It's a big week for Melissa McCarthy, since in addition to her "Bridesmaids" performance, her Emmy-nominated work in this CBS sitcom also hits home video.
The actress graduated from supporting player ("Gilmore Girls") to star as the female half of a...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:27 PM
When Wendi McLendon-Covey was hired to play Liz, the annoying neighbor on CBS' "Rules of Engagement," the improv-ready actress didn't have to look far for inspiration.
"I actually know someone who has a lot of these traits, except that she is not a tap-...
| May 13, 2011
From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex — so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her — it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:46 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmys keep buying what "Mad Men" is selling. The 1960s Madison Avenue saga won its fourth consecutive best drama series award Sunday, while big-hearted romp "Modern Family" claimed its second best comedy trophy.
| May 13, 2011
| 2:42 AM
Here's what happened. What's happening. And what's gonna' happen. Bulls vs. Miami Heat Playoff Sked (All games televised on TNT)
Game 1: Sun May 15, Heat at Bulls, 7pm
Game 2: Wed May 18, Heat at Bulls, 7:30p...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:12 AM
She pushed for a female fight club in "Bridesmaids." And ever since, Melissa McCarthy has been kicking ass.
This year, she's best known for stealing scenes as Megan in the blockbuster--with her sexually aggressive, hilarious lines.
Who could forget such...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:33 AM
This is shaping up to be one of the biggest roller coasters of an award season in some time.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) unveiled its nominees for the best in film and television this morning, offering plenty of surprises.
Perhaps the biggest?...
| Dec 15, 2011
Comedies are often the most talked-about movies of the year, but even the good ones are often overlooked when it comes to awards season. Hoping to buck the trend is "Bridesmaids," the raunchy, female-driven ensemble that racked up close to $170 million at...