Melissa McCarthy wanted to do something nice to promote her upcoming HBO Max film, Superintelligence, and so she decided to give away a whole bunch of money to various charities, through a social media campaign called 20 Days of Kindness. Now, usually when it comes to celebrities promoting a project, the gold standard of cringe is eating lizard rectums with James Corden. But Melissa found out that even something as safe as a charity campaign is absolutely able to get cringey. How? Oh, let’s say, like if you were to urge your Instagram followers to donate to a charity that has a messy history of being anti-gay and anti-abortion.
Lizzo was robbed and so was my senior year of high school Semantics teacher Mrs. Dougherty cuz’ all that lady needed was the vehicular tentacles. Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in early talks to play sea witch baddie Ursula in the upcoming live-action version of The Little Mermaid. But does the undoubtedly-soon-to-be-cast-as Ariel Lindsay Lohan sign off on this? Lindsay – thoughts?
How many blogs talking about this story used the joke: “Steve Harvey is about to get a lot more sleep?”. I’m tossing my hat into the ring simply because I love the delicious taste of poetic justice. Yes, the man who works so hard and is only rich because he chooses not to sleep for an energizing eight hours like the rest of us peasants, has been canned from not one, but TWO of his jobs. Poor guy, but he’s got a tough attitude, so I’m sure we’ll see him pounding the pavement non-stop for the next 48-hours-straight while hopped up on energy drinks until he books himself something else.
Richard E. Grant Says That Julianne Moore Got Fired From “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” For Wanting To Wear A Fat Suit And Rubber Nose
Recently, Julianne Moore appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and admitted that she’d been fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me?. That’s the movie starring Melissa McCarthy as real-life literary scammer Lee Israel. Melissa was nominated for Best Actress by both The Academy and BAFTA, and the movie was nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay respectively. Julianne didn’t say why she got fired, only that the director at the time didn’t like the direction she was going with the character. It was the only time Julianne’s ever been fired from a movie and she was clearly still butt-hurt over it. She even said she couldn’t bring herself to watch it, though made sure to praise Melissa with a perfunctory verbal air kiss.
Nominations for the Pinky’s Up Oscars, aka the BAFTA Awards, were announced in London today and The Gagabot 3000 is one more step closer to achieving its goal of total global domination. Lady Gaga was nominated for the 99th Leading Actress out of a room filled with 100 Leading Actresses for A Star Is Born. Joining her are Glenn Close (#98 for The Wife), Melissa McCarthy (#97 for Can You Ever Forgive Me), Olivia Coleman (#96 for The Favourite), and Viola Davis (#95 for Widows). It’s kind of crazy that the Tea & Crumpets Oscars only has one British person nominated in this category. Maybe they have an exchange program with the Fully Loaded Fries Oscars, since we always seem to nominate entire villages full of British actors for our little award show comes up.
Two weeks ago, the trailer for the very adult The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy and plenty of rude puppets was released. It’s like The Wire taking a detour through Sesame Street. The makers of Sesame Street think the same, and they’re really upset about it.