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Melissa McCarthy's Funniest Onscreen Moments of All Time

25 August 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Melissa McCarthy has been nothing short of hilarious in movies like Bridesmaids and Spy, as well as her TV work on Mike and Molly and Saturday Night Live, to name a few roles. Thanks to a sense of physical comedy that would make Lucille Ball proud (we're convinced that every time McCarthy throws herself down a flight of stairs, an angel gains its wings) and impeccable comedic timing, she's solidified herself as one of Hollywood's most hysterical leading ladies. Keep reading to see all of her best onscreen moments, and check out her incredible appearance on Lip Sync Battle. »

- Quinn Keaney

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8 Iconic I Love Lucy Looks to Channel This Halloween

24 August 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

I Love Lucy first premiered way back in October 1951, but the show and its star, Lucille Ball, still become favorites with each new generation. While the show deals with simple things in the most hilarious ways (remember when Lucy uses too much yeast while making bread?), the actress carried it to a whole new level. She was one of the first women to take on physical comedy, frequently letting her body's movements provide genuine laugh-out-loud moments (remember when she stuffed dozens of eggs down her shirt before dancing with Ricky?). Now, almost 65 years later, you still see her pop up during Halloween. But while classic Lucy is always a good look, we've rounded up some of her more memorable TV moments, from her desperate and constant attempts at being a star to her hilarious everyday mishaps. Related Stories:The All-Time Best Celebrities in Pop Culture Halloween CostumesPop Culture Halloween Costumes From »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Nyff Sets World Premiere of Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

22 August 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The already-incredible line-up for the 2016 New York Film Festival just got even more promising. Ang Lee‘s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk will hold its world premiere at the festival on October 14th, the NY Times confirmed today. The adaptation of Ben Fountain‘s Iraq War novel, with a script by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), follows a teenage soldier who survives a battle in Iraq and then is brought home for a victory lap before returning.

Lee has shot the film at 120 frames per second in 4K and native 3D, giving it unprecedented clarity for a feature film, which also means the screening will be held in a relatively small 300-seat theater at AMC Lincoln Square, one of the few with the technology to present it that way. While it’s expected that this Lincoln Square theater will play the film when it arrives in theaters, it may be »

- Jordan Raup

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The Top Ten Funny Ladies of the Movies

7 August 2016 10:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The recent box office success of The Boss firmly establishes Melissa McCarthy as the current queen of movie comedies (Amy Schumer could be a new contender after an impressive debut last Summer with Trainwreck), but let us think back about those other funny ladies of filmdom. So while we’re enjoying the female reboot/re-imagining of Ghostbusters and those Bad Moms, here’s a top ten list that will hopefully inspire lots of laughter and cause you to search out some classic comedies. It’s tough to narrow them down to ten, but we’ll do our best, beginning with… 10. Eve Arden The droll Ms. Arden represents the comic sidekicks who will attempt to puncture the pomposity of the leading ladies with a well-placed wisecrack (see also the great Thelma Ritter in Rear Window). Her career began in the early 1930’s with great bit roles in Stage Door and Dancing Lady. »

- Jim Batts

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Ricci Martin, Son of Legend Dean Martin, Has Died at 62: Reports

7 August 2016 5:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ricci Martin, an entertainer and the youngest son of legend Dean Martin has died, according to multiple reports. He was 62. Family members say Martin was found dead at his home in Utah on Wednesday, according to Variety. A cause of death has not yet been determined, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Martin followed his father into show business, working as a musician and entertainer. In the 1970s, he released a single, "Stop, Look Around" with Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys. The two also worked together on Martin's album, Beached. Wilson, who died in 1998, went on to marry Martin's sister »

- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes

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Lucille Ball Scary’ Statue Replaced With a Less Nightmare-Inducing One

6 August 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Everyone’s favorite redhead was honored in style with a life-size bronze replica at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron, New York. The day of the unveiling would have been the funny lady’s 105th birthday. The Carolyn Palmer sculpture replaces the original work erected last year that not-so-affectionately became known as “Scary Lucy” because the gorgeous icon looked rather menacing. Palmer went all out to make the new statute as lifelike as possible. She researched Ball’s work to capture her essence, hired models to pose in retro dresses and even bought a ginger-headed wig for visual inspiration. »

- Rosemary Rossi

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New Lucille Ball Statue Replaces ‘Scary’ Statue In TV Icon’s Hometown

6 August 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Today would have been the 105th birthday of the late Lucille Ball, and the TV icon was honoured with a new statue unveiled in her hometown of Celeron, New York. Related: Creepy Alternate Ending To ‘Friends’ Turns Beloved Sitcom Into Depressing Bummer “I not only wanted to portray the playful, animated and spontaneous Lucy, but also […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Here’s Lucy! Lovely Lucille Ball Statue Replaces “Scary Lucy” In Hometown Park

6 August 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lucille Ball — and her hometown fans — received a much-welcomed gift today: A new bronze statue to replace the hilariously awful one that made headlines around the world as “Scary Lucy.” The new statue, sculpted by artist Carolyn D. Palmer, was unveiled today at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Ball’s hometown of Celoron, NY. Today would have been the TV legend’s 105th birthday. "I not only wanted to portray the playful, animated and spontaneous Lucy, but also the… »

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New Lucille Ball statue replaces 'Scary Lucy' in actor's hometown

6 August 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Facebook campaign led to downfall of earlier, unflattering statue in Celoron, New York, whose sculptor says he has received death threats

A new statue of Lucille Ball was unveiled in the late actor’s hometown on Saturday which would have been her 105th birthday, replacing one that was so disliked it came to be known as “Scary Lucy”.

Hundreds of fans chanting “Lucy! Lucy!” gathered in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the western New York village of Celoron to watch as the tarp was removed from the statue made by sculptor Carolyn Palmer.

Related: Sarah Kendall on Lucille Ball, slapstick queen of a comedy revolution

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- Staff and agencies in Celoron, New York

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There's the Lucy We Love! Get a First Look at the New Lucille Ball Statue

6 August 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It looks like Lucy's got that Vitametavegamin taste out of her mouth - she's finally smiling! People can exclusively unveil the replacement statue for "Scary Lucy," the bronze work of art in the town of Celoron, New York, that made a menacing figure out iconic (and quite beautiful) comedian Lucille Ball. The new statue, created by sculptor Carolyn Palmer to replace the original work of art, is much more lifelike and features Ball in a polka dot dress. Ball is standing - at 6 ft. tall - on a copy of her Hollywood star, and has a purse on her wrist »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Lucille Ball Sculptor on New Polka-Dotted Statue: "I Just Hope Everyone's Pleased"

5 August 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

There's a new Lucy in town. Lucille Ball's hometown of Celoron, N.Y. is welcoming a brand new bronze statue of the actress on Saturday, Aug. 6, and sculptor Carolyn Palmer is anxiously anticipating how her statue will be received. "I've lived and breathed every second of Lucy for the last nine months," Palmer tells The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the unveiling Saturday (Aug. 6), which would have been Ball's 105th birthday. Palmer's statue is replacing a previous statue, which was nicknamed "Scary Lucy" and frightened residents so much they petitioned to get it removed. Palmer's version of Ball

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- Lorena O'Neil

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So Long, 'Scary Lucy'! Replacement Lucille Ball Statue to Be Unveiled on What Would Have Been the Star's 105th Birthday

2 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Residents of Celoron, New York, can officially rest easy - that "Scary Lucy" statue is on its way out. The now-notorious life-size bronze statue of Lucille Ball, erected in 2009, became a viral sensation last year after being mocked for its eerie stare, toothy grin and general lack of likeness to the actress - hence earning it the nickname "Scary Lucy" and "Ugly Lucy." Now, a less frightening statue of the star is set to replace the original in her hometown of Celoron, with an unveiling this Saturday on what would have been Ball's 105th birthday.According to Entertainment Weekly, the new statue, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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New, Non-Horrifying Lucille Ball Statue to Replace Reviled Eyesore in Comedian’s Hometown

1 August 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The citizens of Celoron, New York, may soon have a reason to love Lucy all over again. A controversial statue of Lucille Ball (pictured below) that was unveiled in Ball’s hometown of Celoron last year will be replaced by a new statue on Saturday, marking what would have been the comedian’s 105th birthday. Presumably, the new statue won’t be nightmare-inducing. The new statue was created by Hudson Valley sculptor Carolyn Palmer, who won a national competition in which more than 65 sculptors vied to create a statue to replace the widely criticized original. Also Read: Lucille Ball's »

- Tim Kenneally

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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

1 August 2016 8:07 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gloria DeHaven, who starred in classic movie musicals in the 1940s and ’50s — mostly for MGM, has died. She was 91.

The actress died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas, after suffering a stroke several months ago, her agent told Reuters.

“With Gloria DeHaven’s passing, we have lost another precious link to the classical cinema of yesteryear. Gloria was a talented actor and singer, and she will be sorely missed,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris.

DeHaven, who’s career spanned six decades, embodied Hollywood’s Golden Age with her spunk and charisma.

She made her big-screen debut as a child, playing Paulette Goddard’s younger sister, in Charlie Chaplin’s last silent movie, 1936’s “Modern Times.” DeHaven starred in more than two dozen films, including her breakout role in Lucille Ball’s “Best Foot Forward” (1943); “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944) with Van Johnson, June Allyson, and Jimmy Durante; “Step Lively” (1944) with Frank Sinatra, giving »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

1 August 2016 8:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gloria DeHaven, who starred in classic movie musicals in the 1940s and ’50s — mostly for MGM, has died. She was 91.

The actress died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas, after suffering a stroke several months ago, her agent told Reuters.

“With Gloria DeHaven’s passing, we have lost another precious link to the classical cinema of yesteryear. Gloria was a talented actor and singer, and she will be sorely missed,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris.

DeHaven, who’s career spanned six decades, embodied Hollywood’s Golden Age with her spunk and charisma.

She made her big-screen debut as a child, playing Paulette Goddard’s younger sister, in Charlie Chaplin’s last silent movie, 1936’s “Modern Times.” DeHaven starred in more than two dozen films, including her breakout role in Lucille Ball’s “Best Foot Forward” (1943); “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944) with Van Johnson, June Allyson, and Jimmy Durante; “Step Lively” (1944) with Frank Sinatra, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Hollywood Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

1 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gloria DeHaven, famous for starring in a parade of Hollywood musicals in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 91. DeHaven died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas after suffering a stroke a few months ago, reports Reuters. The actress made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin's 1936 film Modern Times as Paulette Goddard's younger sister. She went on to star in a bevy of musicals - many of them for MGM - in the 1940s and '50s including Two Girls and a Sailor , Step Lively with Frank Sinatra (who had his first onscreen kiss with »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Photo: Gillian Anderson As Marilyn Monroe

24 July 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Starz has been unveiling photos of its cast line-up for the upcoming TV series "American Gods," but one familiar face has been frustratingly blurred until now.

The wonderful Gillian Anderson plays 'Media', one of the 'New Gods', in the series. She was actually the first to reveal a photo of her character, albeit one blurred out. Now she's dropped another, and this one is quite clear.

Anderson wasn't in attendance at the panel for the series so has instead revealed the photo which shows off her character's look, or rather one of them as 'Media' takes on the form of various pop culture icons throughout the series from Lucille Ball to, in this case, Marilyn Monroe. The new series premieres early 2017 on Starz.

Doesn't mean I don't love you! Here's a little more of this story. @AmericanGodsSTZ @BryanFuller #Sdcc #Media pic.twitter.com/fAFpBQjpMu

Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) July 23, 2016 »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Star Trek’ 101: Must-See Episodes Before the New Series Launches (Videos)

23 July 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” (Star Trek) Anyone looking to get into “Trek” should start with the original series’ second pilot, which NBC picked up after Lucille Ball urged the network to give the show another chance. In it, Kirk is forced to decide between killing a power-corrupted Enterprise crew member or putting the ship at risk. It’s an early example of the ethical dilemmas that would become part of the series’ core. “Balance of Terror” (Star Trek) This episode from the very first season of the series introduces the Romulans, a war-like race that frequently locks horns with the Federation. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Sara and Erin Foster on 'Barely Famous,' Funny Ladies and Larry David

21 July 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In the second season of Sara and Erin Foster's VH1 comedy series Barely Famous, we witness two entitled, beautiful women – named Sara and Erin – hurl themselves through Los Angeles with little care for the pain and confusion they cause others. It's a faux reality show that takes all the bad and balls it up to throw it back in your face. 

So what prompted the daughters of the multi–Grammy-winning music producer David Foster – who has worked with everyone from Chicago and Alice Cooper to Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston »

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Comedy Icon Garry Marshall Dead at 81

19 July 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Garry Marshall, the beloved comedy legend who created TV hits like Happy Days and Mork and Mindy, and directed box office smashes like Beaches, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, has died from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, California. He was 81.

A representative for Marshall confirmed his death to Rolling Stone. In a statement, Marshall's family said his funeral service would be private, but a memorial service is being planned for his birthday, November 13th.

Born in the Bronx in 1934, Marshall began his storied »

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