Topic: improv

Melissa McCarthy Wants To Bring Her Weird Improv Character Marbles To Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy Wants To Bring Her Weird Improv Character Marbles To Saturday Night Live

One of the best things about Melissa McCarthy‘s performance in Bridesmaids was that her character Megan was far raunchier and more hilarious than her roles on Gilmore Girls or Mike & Molly. As it turns out, Melissa has a whole bunch of similarly shocking characters up her sleeve—including Marbles, who got her her job on Mike & Molly and who she wants to bring to her gig hosting SNL tomorrow night. More »

5 Facts About Mike and Molly Star (and Emmy Winner!) Melissa McCarthy

5 Facts About Mike and Molly Star (and Emmy Winner!) Melissa McCarthy

Of course you know who Melissa McCarthy is! The smart, sweet actress just won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s especially touching since she and Joshua Jackson were the ones to announce the nominations, and we got to see her genuine excitement and terror at being nominated. But we don’t actually know a ton about Melissa despite her nearly 15 years in the biz. Here’s a quick catch-up! More »

Video: ‘Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli’ and 24 Other Amazing Improvised Scenes in Film

Video: 'Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli' and 24 Other Amazing Improvised Scenes in Film

A few months ago we highlighted the best instances of enforced method acting — when directors surprise actors into reacting naturally. In the same vein, you have this great video that’s been making its rounds on the Internet today: Twenty-five standout scenes or lines from famous movies that were totally unscripted. Here, the decisions belonged to the directors or the actors; in many cases, stars like Heath Ledger and Matt Damon were given free reign with how they filled the time. More »

Snap This: Meet the Hand Model for Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ Cover

Snap This: Meet the Hand Model for Tina Fey's 'Bossypants' Cover

Maybe I put too much faith in technology, but I assumed that the man hands on the cover of Tina Fey‘s Bossypants book were added in after the fact. It’s refreshing to hear that the designers went the old-fashioned route and hired a hand model to stand behind Fey and pose with her. Details caught up with hand model Joe Rosario and got him to dish on how the cover came together. More »

Rebecca Drysdale’s “It Gets Better” Video Is Awesome

Rebecca Drysdale's "It Gets Better" Video Is Awesome

Rebecca Drysdale really broke the mold with her take on an “It Gets Better” video. Her offering to Dan Savage‘s celeb-filled anti-bullying campaign is a hilarious and ambitious music video (with somewhat NSFW lyrics) that makes its point while still remaining super entertaining. Rebecca’s an improv performer who has toured all around the country — and now she’s proved that it doesn’t get any better than this video. More »

Amazing Viral Video

Amazing Viral Video

OK, this isn’t about a reality show, but it’s a video clip of a group that performed a huge “improv” session in Grand Central Station in New York City. Over 200 people froze in place for two minutes in the … More »