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Melissa McCarthy Debuts Hilarious 'Life of the Party' Trailer on 'Ellen' - Watch Here!

Melissa McCarthy makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Monday (February 5), and debuts an exclusive trailer from her new film, Life of the Party!

In her upcoming film Life of the Party, the 47-year-old actress plays a middle-aged mom named Deanna who decides to go back to college to finally get her degree. Deanna lands in the same class and school as her daughter (Molly Gordon), who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna-now going by Dee Rock-embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Life of the Party reunites Melissa with her writing partner and husband, Ben Falcone, as director, and it also stars Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph and Julie Bowen.

Plus, in honor of Melissa‘s mother-daughter college-themed movie, she and Ellen surprise audience members Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin and her daughter Jaida Jackson from Lincoln, Nebraska to play a “Life of the Party” version of beer pong.

Life of the Party hits theaters this spring – Watch the trailer below!


Melissa McCarthy – ‘Life of the Party’ Trailer

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Melissa McCarthy Tries to Embarrass Octavia Spencer With Hilarious Stories - Watch!

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer have been good friends for twenty years – and Melissa decided to use her guest hosting opportunity on Jimmy Kimmel Live to poke fun at her pal!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Octavia Spencer

During the hilarious interview – during which Melissa was dressed as a giant candy cane – Melissa made Octavia talk about her “competitive problem,” how early she set up her Christmas tree this year (hint: it was before Thanksgiving!) and an especially silly story involving peanut butter, sleep-eating and spoons.

Melissa even unearthed some classic footage of the two working together!

Watch Octavia and Melissa laugh it out below!

Melissa McCarthy & Dave Franco Chat While Wearing Christmas Costumes - Watch Now!

Melissa McCarthy stood in for Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (December 7), and interviewed Dave Franco – all while dressed as a Gingerbread Man!

The 32-year-old actor, who was hilariously dressed as a reindeer during his appearance, discussed his latest movie The Disaster Artist.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dave Franco

The two actors discussed The Room, the movie that Dave‘s new movie The Disaster Artist is based on, as well as Melissa‘s crazy encounter with The Room director Tommy Wiseau.

Watch Melissa and Dave chat below!

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Melissa McCarthy & Jennifer Aniston Fight Over Gravity In Hilarious 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Skit - Watch Here!

Melissa McCarthy acted as a guest host for last night’s (December 7) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live and addressed one of her big environmental concerns: whether gravity is a hoax or not!

“I’d like to talk to you about a subject the mainstream media doesn’t want you to hear about,” the 47-year-old actress said in the sketch. “They say we shouldn’t ask questions. They say it’s ‘settled science.’ They call people who disagree with them ‘duh-nye-urz.’ Of course, I’m talking about gravity.”

That’s when Jennifer Aniston, or as Melissa referred to her, Junifer Ooniston, a “less famous person,” joined in. “Who told you that gravity is real?,” Melissa questioned Jennifer, who replied, “Pretty much every scientist in the world told me that.”

Shortly after, Melissa and Jennifer got into a “fake tussle,” which resulted in the Friends star being strapped into a harness. “If gravity isn’t a hoax, then why are you flying right now?” Melissa quipped – Watch the hilarious segment below!


Melissa McCarthy vs. Jennifer Aniston – The Great Gravity Debate

Chris Pratt & Melissa McCarthy Set to Guest Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Chris Pratt and Melissa McCarthy will be getting behind the desk on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The two actors are set to take on hosting duties this week while Jimmy takes the week off as his son Billy recovers from heart surgery.

Jimmy‘s son Billy had a scheduled and successful heart surgery this morning,” ABC said in a statement on Monday (December 4).

Other celebs slated to host while Jimmy is out include Tracee Ellis Ross and Neil Patrick Harris.

Jimmy‘s son was born with a heart defect and underwent open-heart surgery shortly after he was born in April. Jimmy has been open about the little boy’s health in hopes to help change the health care system.