Melissa McCarthy has been hinting at a plus-size clothing line for years, though only recently has she revealed that the designs are starting to take shape. And now, the star has opened up to WWD on exactly what she has planned for her as-yet-unnamed line, which is set to launch in fall 2015.
“I’d been looking for two, three, maybe four years for manufacturers to help us do this line,” she says. “But after we met with Sunrise [Brands, which also owns lines like American Rag and Superdry], we felt they were committed to changing the plus-size game.” For McCarthy, that means launching with casual sportswear next year, and expanding into more accessories, beauty products and a more career-focused, upscale line in 2016 and 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Fox is acquiring an untitled Tinker Bell comedy-adventure that will star Melissa McCarthy as the eponymous fairy heroine, with Shawn Levy directing. The project was hatched with a fresh take on the classic tale by Levy, one that he fleshed out with McCarthy. Nicholas Stoller will write the script. Levy will produce through 21 Laps with McCarthy and her On the Day production banner.
I’ve updated the Melissa McCarthy Source Gallery with new stills from the Mike & Molly Season premiere.
Mike & Molly are moving into The Millers‘ former home.
The CBS comedy, which stars Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell, will return for Season 5 on Monday, Dec. 8 at 8:30/7:30c, replacing the recently axed Will Arnett-Margo Martindale vehicle
New event photos up in the Melissa McCarthy Source Gallery from the P.S. ARTS Presents Express Yourself 2014 event.
Tomorrow is FINALLY the day – Tammy is out on DVD and Blu Ray! WB was kind enough to send a copy to review, so here are my thoughts on this funny, funny film. You can order a copy from the WB Store HERE
The Official Synopsis and & Photos
After losing her job, husband and car in one day, Tammy Banks (McCarthy) wants out of her small town existence. With no money or transportation, her only way out is with her hard-partying grandmother, Pearl (Sarandon). Their misadventures and brushes with the law lead them on a funny and heartfelt road trip to remember.
Review Ok, so I laughed even more with the extended cut Blu Ray then I did in the theater (WELL worth getting this extended version, lot more laughs going on there.) Yes, its some raunchy humor going on there, but you know, sometimes you need some really good laughs, and this provides it. I will say its not a low brow, cringe humor. Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon are two of the funnest women out there, and this movie gives them a chance to shine. There’s more of them in the extended version, but I’d keep watching those two ladies to any comedy. The other highlight of this film is the collection of amazing people in the cast – Kathy Bates was just perfect in her role, and Mark Duplass, who I had only really seen in The League, really surprised me in this role – he played it a bit more straight laced then I had ever seen him, but it worked, and he plays well off of Melissa.
In terms of extra, both the DVD and Blu-Ray have the gag reel, while the Blue-Ray has deleted scenes, mash up that were fun and the best extra on a DVD I’ve ever seen – the “Tammy’s Road Trip Checklist” – as Melissa and Ben fans, its a must see!
Melissa is scheduled to be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow night!