Melissa McCarthy

This Thanksgiving, comedians should give thanks for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of …

Opinion

'Cook Off' movie takes on cooking competitions

A prolific multihyphenate, <b>Cathryn Michon</b> is a filmmaker, actress, author, and comedian who is never short on projects. For instance, the Los Angeles-based entertainer also collaborated with husband W. Bruce Cameron on the 2017 hit film <i>A Dog's Purpose</i>. Her latest film <i>Cook Off!</i> completed principal …

Food

Watch S.N.L. Not Pull Any Punches on Former Cast Member Al Franken

Weekend Update went hard on an original Saturday Night Live luminary.<p>Last week <i>Saturday Night Live</i> had the unpleasant task of calling out four-time host <b>Louis C.K.</b> when allegations about the comedian’s history of sexual misconduct came to light. That awkward position, prompting us to ask how the …

Comedy

A Keto Diet Approach to Thanksgiving Dinner - Chowhound

Have I lost you already? No? Ok, good. Hear me out on this.<p>I promise we’re not here to take the fun out of Thanksgiving. Quite the opposite, in fact. …

Thanksgiving

Tiffany Haddish made history on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and reenergized the show

“Saturday Night Live” kicked off season 43 this fall with high expectations coming off its most buzzed-about year, which ended with the show winning …

Entertainment

Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend dazzling night out

The <b>Duke</b> and <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> have a truly exciting engagement lined up next week: a night out at the Palladium Theatre in London. Kensington …

Royal Family

Should You See ‘Cook Off!’ This Weekend?

The new culinary comedy hits theaters today<p><i>Cook Off!</i>, a mockumentary about an amateur cooking competition, is one of several movies vying for your dollars on the weekend before Thanksgiving. If you saw the trailer or the poster, you might think that this is a hilarious food-filled romp starring one …

Movies

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049: masterpiece or flop?

For a man who just directed a $155-million flop, Denis Villeneuve was remarkably calm.<p>On the phone from Los Angeles last week, the Quebec director …

Movies

The little comedy that could: Why it took 10 years for “Cook Off!” to hit theaters - Salon.com

Actress, writer, and filmmaker Cathryn Michon set out to make an ensemble comedy set in the quaint yet cutthroat world of an all-American amateur cooking competition. The end result featured a crackerjack cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Annie Mumolo, Diedrich …

Entertainment

Rose Byrne Joins Mark Wahlberg In ‘Instant Family’ From Paramount | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Rose Byrne is set to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Paramount Pictures’ comedy, <i>Instant Family</i>, from <i>Daddy’s Home</i> helmer Sean Anders. The …

Movies

Keller @ Large: 2017 National Turkeys Of The Year

BOSTON (CBS) – Thanksgiving is at hand, and you know what that means – time for our annual lists of the biggest turkeys on the national and local …

Boston

Chance the Rapper Dances With 'Saturday Night Live' Cast in New Promo (VIDEO)

Eminem performs on Saturday's show.

Comedy

Stale mockumentary 'Cook Off!' misses its mark

Wafting into theaters after sitting on the back burner for the last decade, “Cook Off!” is a shrill, gloppy mess of a mockumentary being served up well past its “best before” date — if there ever actually were one.<p>Set against the overheated backdrop of the fictional Van Rookle Farms’ annual cooking …

The crazy true story behind Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Cook Off!’

The new film “Cook Off!” — a mockumentary starring Melissa McCarthy about a wild and crazy baking competition — is rooted in reality.<p>“The film is …

Entertainment

No Turkeys Here! Check out the Top Thanksgiving TV Episodes of All Time

Whether they’re having heart-to-hearts across the dinner table or preferring to throw the food, our favorite television shows never fail to …

TV

Review: ‘Cook Off!’ Gives Chefs the ‘Best in Show’ Treatment

Although “Cook Off!” bears a 2016 copyright date, the movie played — in a different version — at a comedy festival in Aspen, Colo., in 2007. The delay probably explains why the film takes nearly 40 minutes to deliver a glorified walk-on from Melissa McCarthy, who wasn’t nearly as major a star when …

Melissa McCarthy Weight Loss Sizzles In New Cooking Comedy Video: How She Shed 75 Lbs With Ketogenic Diet

Melissa McCarthy hasn’t lost her comedic talents, but she has lost a significant amount of weight in recent months. Famed for films such as</i> …

Weight Loss

Gal Gadot's GQ cover is part of the problem

As the sexual assault allegations pile up, as sexism in Hollywood—and everywhere, really—becomes the battle of the day, we applaud all the courageous …

Women's News

Melissa McCarthy’s Weight Loss: ‘Ghostbusters’ Actress Shows Off Tiny Waist After Shedding Over 75 Pounds

Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss has instantly made her a fashion icon for plus size women. While the <i>Ghostbusters</i> actress used to just go with clothes …

Celebrity News

Melissa McCarthy Ketogenic Diet Outdoes Most ‘Biggest Losers:’ How She Maintains 75-Lb Weight Loss

Melissa McCarthy has done more than become a celebrity weight loss winner. Months after using a ketogenic diet to shed 75 pounds, McCarthy has become …

Weight Loss

Filmmaker Cathryn Michon Reveals the Story Behind Long-Lost Melissa McCarthy Film ‘COOK OFF!’ — and Being a Woman in Hollywood

<i>Ladies First highlights women and girls who are making the world better for the rest of us.</i><p>It’s hard to remember a time when Melissa McCarthy WASN’T a household name, but flash back 10 years to 2007. Rihanna’s “Umbrella<i>“</i> was stuck in our heads<i>,</i> the very first iPhone was newly released, and an …

Hollywood

Kim Kardashian Weight Loss Stuns: Keto Experts Share Tips For Achieving Her 75-Lb Ketogenic Diet Success

Kim Kardashian, Melissa McCarthy, and Beyonce have turned the ketogenic diet into the hottest celebrity weight loss trend of 2017. Beyonce lost 30 …

Weight Loss

The Big Reasons 'Blade Runner 2049' And 'Ghostbusters' Both Bombed

In the final tally, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> will earn around $250 million worldwide on a $150m budget. That’s what we used to call “a disappointment in relation to cost.” As I’ve noted before, a $250m worldwide gross for a long, R-rated, adult-skewing, relatively dry and action-lite sci-fi tone poem is …

Movies

What We’re Watching on TV This Week

“Gilmore Girls,” David Fincher’s “Mindhunter,” and a PBS documentary about one of the busiest maternity wards in the world.<p>“Gilmore Girls”<p>I was a huge nerd in my youth. I mean, my favored tactic for wooing boys as a teen-ager was to mail them the ripped-out final page of “Cannery Row.” So when</b> …

Culture

The education of Dave Chappelle: How a D.C. arts school prepared him for stardom

<b>Comedian Dave Chappelle’s</b> mention of the D.C. Public Schools during the 2017 Emmy Awards in September was the sort of absurd eruption that live television and the Internet love. As he and Melissa McCarthy strayed off script before presenting an award — after Chappelle himself had already scored an …

Lifestyle

Spicer on public life after the White House: ‘I get treated better’

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer revealed in an interview published on Wednesday that he has received better treatment in public since …

Donald Trump

Spicer: 'Deafening silence' from some on personal attacks on Huckabee Sanders

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer slammed negative coverage of his successor Sarah Huckabee Sanders on a personal level, citing a Friday …

Donald Trump

This Tiffany Haddish Oscar Nomination Can Happen, LET’S DO THIS!

There’s a rumble out there, and if you pay attention, you can feel it. Oscar season is inching ever closer, and among the predicted nominations for …

Tiffany Haddish

12 Celeb Clothing Lines That Are Actually Awesome

Honestly, I'm here for anything Rihanna touches.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Lauren Conrad

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Come From Famous Families

Why didn't we ever know about these talented gene pools?<p>If you can't tell that Kaia Gerber is Cindy Crawford's daughter, well, you've probably never</i> …

Kaia Gerber