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!
Set the DVR – Melissa is set to be a guest on the Ellen Show tomorrow!
Well the day is finally here – Mike & Molly Season 4 is on DVD & Digital HD, and you can own it today! Thanks to the WB who sent me over a copy to review it was quite a treat. You can find a copy to buy in the official WB store HERE
The Official Synopsis from WB
After three seasons of watching the loveable Chicago couple find each other, find love and find a comfortable life for themselves, the fourth season finds Mike and Molly further exploring their relationship, their family and friends, and the crazy world around them. In the Season Four premiere, “Molly Unleashed,” Molly abruptly gives up her job teaching elementary school to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. With the ever-present support of her beat-cop husband Mike and her family, Molly sets out to become the woman she was always meant to be. The fourth season is filled with surprises, from Molly tagging along with Mike in the squad car for “research” to her adventures in a funeral home under the influence with her sister Victoria. This the season in which Mike and the rest of the world are given the chance to see what Molly unleashed can really do!
So I sat down and watched the season in a couple of smaller “binge watches” by disc – and I have to admit, it made me see the season in a whole new light and love it! As all you Mike & Molly fans know, it didn’t have the best schedule this season (cause of course CBS knows its a winner and we’ll be there to watch) so having the discs made it easier to follow along with Molly and her career adventures with many more laughs – and Melissa does bring the laughs! My favorite episode now has to be the forklift episode – Melissa had me rolling with that one, I didn’t remember it being this funny.
The other big highlight of this whole set is the blooper reel! Seriously, I was crying laughing watching it – this cast has always seemed like a hoot to be around, and the blooper reel confirmed that for me. My only wish is there was more of the blooper reel!
Overall the Mike & Molly DVD set is a win and a must have treat for Melissa fans – a chance to really enjoy her comedy skills and love her even more in this Emmy nominated role!