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Weekend Box Office: Melissa McCarthy over C-Tates?! Oh hell naw!

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We all know that Sir Channing of the House Tatum is a box office titan, the hardest twerkin' man in show business, but after this weekend he may have to call a Pop and Locksmith because White House Down got trounced by The Heat.

THE HEAT

Rex Reed still not apologizing for calling Melissa McCarthy a tractor-sized hippo

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New York Observer film critic Rex Reed (who we've<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank"> profiled here before</a>) famously <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank">called Melissa McCarthy</a> "tractor-sized," a "female hippo," and a "screeching, humongous creep" in <a href="http://observer.com/2013/02/declined-in-identity-thief-batemans-bankable-billing-cant-lift-this-flick-out-of-the-red/" target="_blank">his review </a>of Identity Thief.

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Saturday Night Live Made Fun Of The Whole Mike Rice Scandal

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In perhaps the most shocking development of the Rutgers men’s basketball scandal, which featured now-former head coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing players, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/04/snl-recap-melissa-mccarthy-and-phoenix/#page/1">Saturday Night Live produced a sketch about it within a week of it taking place</a>.

#FOOD

SNL: Pizza Loan

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A woman applies to receive a small business loan to help fund her desire to eat lots and lots of pizza.

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‘SNL’ Recap: Melissa McCarthy And Phoenix

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A recap of last night's new episode of "SNL," with Melissa McCarthy and Phoenix.

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SNL: Coach Sheila Kelly

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Outside the Lines breaks a story about a women's basketball coach who makes shamed Rutgers coach <a href="http://clipnation.com/tag/mike-rice/">Mike Rice</a> look gentle.

#WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

'Identity Thief' earns $37 million while Rex Reed cries

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Identity Thief was a movie<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/identity_thief/" target="_blank"> hardly anyone liked</a> starring an actress critic Rex Reed referred to variously as <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/rex-reed-called-melissa-mccarthy-a-tractor-sized-hippo-in-his-identity-thief-review" target="_blank">"tractor sized" and "a hippo,"</a> but just like the mighty hippo of the thundering Zambezi, Identity Thief grossed almost $37 million at the box office this weekend.

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Rex Reed Called Melissa McCarthy A 'Tractor-Sized' 'Hippo' In His 'Identity Thief' Review

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Rex Reed is a 74-year old film critic who once famously wrote the following sentence about South Korean people in his review for the film Old Boy: "What else can you expect from a nation weaned on kimchi, a mixture of raw garlic and cabbage buried underground until it rots, dug up from the grave and then served in earthenware pots sold at the Seoul airport as souvenirs.

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Melissa McCarthy Gave Up Being The World’s Worst Cheerleader To Be The World’s Worst Goth Kid

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It's energetic, self-deprecating good times like this that I'll miss most when everyone realizes Melissa McCarthy is better in small doses.

#TRAILERS

Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy are buddy cops in The Heat

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From Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, an Apatow movie with chicks instead of dudes that was somehow hailed as the first time women had ever been funny (not that I should have to cite examples here, but Baby Mama came three years earlier and was better), comes The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

#TRAILERS

Identity Thief (Trailer)

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With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Batemen) heads south to confront the identify thief with an all-access pass to his life (Melissa McCarthy).

THE HEAT

This Week In Irony: A Bus Crashed Into Sandra Bullock's Movie Set

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Sandra Bullock is putting aside changin’ peoples’ lahves to return to comedy for The Heat, as she’ll display her girl-next-door charm that she previously showed off in laughers like Miss Congeniality and The Net.

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Even Melissa McCarthy Thinks ‘Bridesmaids 2′ Is A Terrible Idea

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Last week, Vincent <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/01/kristen-wiig-turns-down-bridesmaids-sequel-universal-may-make-one-without-her">brought us the news</a> that Universal really loves money and hates leaving well enough alone, so studio executives decided that it’s time for a Bridesmaids sequel.

WOMEN BE SHITTIN

Today’s Installment of “Shut up, Ashton Kutcher”

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This week, <a href="http://www.variety.com/awardcentral/2012/featured-news/sagpreview/" target="_blank">Variety has a series</a> on actors praising other actors in the year's most praise-worthy performances.

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Best. Magazine Cover. Ever.

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<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/melissa-mccarthy-ew.jpg"> BRB guys, gotta go get <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/10/27/melissa-mccarthy-comedy-issue-this-weeks-cover/" target="_blank">the new Entertainment Weekly</a> and frame it and hang it next to my bed so I wake up to it every day.

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Here Is The Deleted Sex Tape Scene From ‘Bridesmaids’ You’ve All Been Waiting For

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In a recent Wall Street Journal article, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904836104576556990154842856.html">Steve Garbarino lamented the death of the playboy</a>.

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Melissa McCarthy Is Pretty Great

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By and large, the writing on "Saturday Night Live" doesn't differ from week to week.

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SNL Mocks Netflix Hilariously In Nixed Sketch

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I think that most people who watched it would agree that Saturday Night's episode of SNL with Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids as host was a win overall.

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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ Promos

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Embedded below is a video with the promos that Melissa McCarthy recorded with Andy Samberg for her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig this weekend.


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