Melissa McCarthy Reveals The Secret Inspiration For Her “Bridesmaids” Character


By now you’ve probably heard — or seen for yourself — that “Bridesmaids” is totally hilarious and Melissa McCarthy, who plays tomboyish and frisky Megan, is clearly the breakout star of the film. On last night’s “Conan,” she revealed the celebrity inspiration for her character: None other than spiky-haired chef Guy Fieri. “Every scene I would have my glasses on the back of my head,” McCarthy explained. “I tried for a long time to convince them to let me wear short, white, spiky hair, and they were like, ‘You can’t actually be Guy Fieri.’” It makes so much sense! [Splitsider] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The “Tree Of Life” Premiere

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Last night, Very Famous People gathered at the premiere of “Tree of Life,” the winner of the coveted Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival — and there were very few bad fashions. Brangelina was there, but surprisingly, Angie Jolie wasn’t best-dressed. Click through to see who really stole the show.

Beth Ostrosky Doesn’t Like Howard Stern Tweeting Nakey Photos Of Her

“He’s taken up a new hobby, photography. I’ll be in the bathtub, and there he is, with the camera, and suddenly the pictures are up on Twitter. We have a new policy: He can take all the pictures he likes, but I have to be able to approve the ones that he tweets out.”

—Beth Ostrosky Stern, aka the wife of Howard Stern explains that she isn’t too happy when he tweets photos of her in various states of undress. This sounds like a very sound new policy to us. [NY Post]
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Disqus Commenter Blocking

In the last, uh, 10 minutes I’ve gotten a whole bunch of emails from commenters who’ve been blocked from commenting by Disqus. This is definitely some sort of technical error that I am trying to get someone to fix now. If you’ve been blocked, it’s not because you’ve done anything wrong — there’s just some sort of technical error going on. Sit tight — I will update this post once everything is back to normal. Thanks for your patience.

Update: According to Disqus tech support, the problem is impacting a couple sites and they are working on fixing the issue now.

Update 2: This issue should be resolved. {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”Email me”} if you are still blocked from commenting! Keep reading »

Is This Dove Ad Racist?

Look at this advertisement for Dove’s new VisibleCare line. Notice anything “off” about it? I didn’t at first — until rants began appearing around the web claiming that Dove’s model placement seemed suspect. At issue: the African-American model is placed on the “before” side of the ad to signify, say some, that dark skin can be scrubbed into a pleasant white “after” shade. What do you think? Is the model placement merely a coincidence, or do you think Dove’s advertising team needs an attitude adjustment? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

On Losing A Pet

On Monday, my parents put to sleep our 14-year-old Wheaton terrier, Timmy. This photo is exactly what Timmy looked like — i.e., sooo cute. My mom is really the one broken up by Timmy’s death; with all her kids moved out of the house, he became like another child (albeit one who never aged past being an impatient, demanding toddler!). I feel a twinge of sadness about Timmy’s death, because I hate to think of animals suffering in pain. But I know he was spoiled rotten during his 14 years in the Wakeman family and had a good life. Keep reading »

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