Actress Melissa Mccarthy has dismissed recent reports suggesting she has signed on to star in the upcoming all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. The Emmy-winning actress is considered a frontrunner in the highly-anticipated remake of the sci-fi classic, because the film will be directed by Paul Feig, who helmed both her films Bridesmaids and The Heat.
However, during an appearance on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. talk show on Monday (20Oct14), McCarthy dodged the TV presenter's questions about joining the Ghostbusters cast, and kept repeating, "I'm not in, I'm not in!"
If McCarthy is considered for a role in the reboot, she has a big advocate in her corner - her St. Vincent co-star Bill Murray, who starred in the original films.
He said, "Melissa (McCarthy) would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny... I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot, and Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there."
Gillian Anderson and Lena Dunham have also expressed an interest in appearing in the film.
Stars including Meryl Streep and Juliette Lewis have paid tribute to actress Misty Upham, who was confirmed dead on Thursday (16Oct14). The 32 year old was reported missing on 11 October (14) and her body was discovered by her uncle in a ravine in Auburn, Washington on Thursday. Her identity was confirmed by her father Charles.
Streep, who worked alongside Upham in Oscar-nominated movie August: Osage County, wrote in a message to The Hollywood Reporter, "So so sad to hear this news - all our thoughts are with her family and with her beautiful spirit."
Lewis, who also starred in the family drama, posted a picture of herself posing with Upham on Instagram.com and wrote in the caption, "Misty Upham survived many things that many don't early on in life. She fought for the voiceless fiercely. She understood suffering and the deepest pain. She had a presence everyone saw and felt. It is this presence that will continue. Out of the dark space in which her light got dimmed. I will remember her as tuff (tough). Wise. Funny. Spiritual. And hopeful. This is another great reminder to call and check on someone when you think to. Not when its too late. RIPMistyUpham."
Upham's Frozen River co-star Melissa Leo adds in a statement, "Such a loss... so sad, so so sad."
The King County Coroner's Office is set to make an official statement on Friday (17Oct14).
Upham's cause of death has not yet been determined.
Police investigating the disappearance of actress Misty Upham fear they've found her body. The 32 year old, who portrayed the caregiver to Meryl Streep's character in August: Osage County, was reported missing last week (06Oct14), but now Washington police detectives have revealed there's "a good chance" the body found in a wooded area in Auburn is hers.
No official identification had been made as WENN went to press.
Upham also appeared opposite Melissa Leo in the acclaimed indie movie Frozen River.
A New York City medical examiner has determined late comedienne Joan Rivers died of hypoxic arrest during surgery.
The Fashion Police host passed away at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital last month (Sep14), after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat operation at a nearby clinic. An autopsy was performed in September (14), but the results were inconclusive. On Thursday (16Oct14), medical officials released their findings, and revealed oxygen to Rivers' brain was cut off during the procedure. A spokesperson for the medical examiner has released a statement, which reads:
"OCME (Office of the Chief Medical Examiner) has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers' death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. "The manner of death is therapeutic complication. The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy."
Rivers' daughter Melissa tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time."
Joan Rivers' daughter is reportedly writing a book based on all the advice her mother gave her over the years. Melissa Rivers is remembering the late funnywoman, who died in September (14) aged 81, by putting all of her helpful tips down on paper and compiling them into a book.
The New York Post reports the project is set for release in time for America's Mother's Day holiday in May (15).
The Walking Dead is back and if you watched the first episode of season 5, you probably thought, "Whoa. Carol is a BOSS." We sure did. Carol (Melissa McBride) was kicking ass and taking names, all while looking awesome. As always, Rick and Daryl were total bosses too. This show gives everyone the chance to be a boss.
1. That time Carol scored the luckiest shot with this firework, but didn't doubt herself for a second.
2. That time Daryl and Michonne teamed up to kill some walkers.
3. The time Daryl found a new use for his crossbow.
4. The time Rick tried passing his boss status onto Carl.
5. When Michonne first showed up (and then every minute after that).
6. When Merle just laughed off the walkers.
7. When Carol showed everyone how to stop a walker and then take them down.
8. The time that Andrea was pissed off, so she took it out on a walker, obviously.
9. When Rick eliminated a threat.
10. The time Maggie was not going to take crap from a walker.
11. When Glenn kind of lost it, but still totally badass as hell.
12. That time Hershel had to lay down the law on a walker.
13. The time Beth told everyone to shut up, without saying a word.
14. Even The Govenor was kind of a boss, a total asshole, but still, kind of a boss.
15. The time Rick hid under a bed for hours and then had to kill a dude in a bathroom, as quietly as possible.
16. Really, pretty much any time Michonne came close to a walker, we all knew how awesome she is.
17. But the biggest boss so far didn't even need to kill anyone to earn his status. He just showed up and we all lost our minds.
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August: Osage County star Misty Upham has been reported missing by members of her family. The actress, 32, was last seen leaving her sister's apartment in Washington last the weekend (04-05Oct14).
In a statement issued to the media on Friday (10Oct14), Upham's father Charles wrote, "Misty is considered an endangered missing person due to a medical condition. She has not been in contact with her family or friends since her disappearance."
The actress portrayed Johnna, the caregiver to Meryl Streep's character in the 2013 movie. She also featured in acclaimed 2008 movie Frozen River, opposite Melissa Leo.
Rocker Melissa Etheridge has no problems with Barnes & Noble bosses banning her new lesbian sex anthem All The Way Home from their bookstores, insisting she wouldn't want her kids listening to the lyrics. The newlywed singer/songwriter has been a staple at bookstores across America for years and Barnes & Noble officials were thrilled to get access to her latest album This Is M.E. - but they weren't so sure about playing the entire album on a loop after checking out the lusty lyrics to one song, in which Etheridge boasts about trying to contain a fire in her loins.
She explains, "I've been banned from Barnes & Noble... They said, 'We'll play the whole album, but we won't play that song'.
"I have eight-year-old kids and I don't want to have my kids walk into Barnes & Noble, into the kids' section, and hear some lusty lady singing about her thighs... I think it's cool to be banned by Barnes & Noble."
Rocker Melissa Etheridge "ran away" from her new bride after their first kiss because she feared she was on the verge of ruining a lasting friendship. The lesbian star asked best pal Linda Wallem to move in with her and help raise the singer/songwriter's four kids from previous relationships, and admits she had no idea the arrangement would become romantic.
But, while she and Wallem were getting the kids ready for school one morning, their lips locked and they realised they had fallen for each other in a big way.
Etheridge recalls, "We were like a married couple without the benefits, so why not have the benefits?
"(That first kiss) was beautiful, it was actually really sweet, (but) it was strange, because you're like, 'I don't know, I've looked at this person forever and yet there's something there'.
"We kissed and then I ran away. I came back that morning and said, 'OK, I think I can do this. I just had to go and think about it'."
And the rocker insists her sex life has never been better, now she's with a woman she deeply cares for. She tells Access Hollywood Live, "There's a comfort... You know what you like. I'm not afraid anymore."
Etheridge and Nurse Jackie creator Wallem wed in California this summer (14).