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The Melissa McCarthy dilemma: Where'd you go Sookie St. James?

Melissa McCarthy has more than one setting, but you wouldn’t really know that from her recent slate of film characters.

Ever since she made a splash–and earned an Oscar nomination–with her Guy Fieri-inspired bridesmaid, McCarthy seems to have set herself up to repeat a certain type of role: loud, crass, and obnoxious. Her next three projects, including the new-in-theaters Identity Thief and June’s The Heat are all described as raunchy comedies, and she has a few more projects in the works with her new production company that sound as though they will go that route as well.

She can do much more than these roles might suggest–Gilmore Girls fans already knew that.

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One Star Netflix Reviews is reading your hatorade -- and republishing it

There are a lot of bad movies on Netflix. There are also a lot of bad reviews of bad movies, and bad reviews of good movies. And weird reviews.

Along comes One Star Netflix Reviews, which compiles — you guessed it — one star reviews on Netflix. If you enjoy any of the following — really specific complaints about generally beloved things, clearly defined lists, and poor grammar — you’ll love this site. Here are our favorite reviews below: READ FULL STORY

What was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? -- POLL

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right? Some companies are certainly hoping so after last night’s big game. While there were plenty of commercial highlights – Who knew horses could make viewers tear up? – it was the lowlights that had people turning to their friends and making sure they weren’t the only ones who just saw a close-up of  that over-the-top Bar Refaeli kiss.

USA Today has an “Ad Meter,” which allowed fans to vote on their favorite and least favorite commercials. The unlucky winner of the worst spot? The Refaeli-starring ad for GoDaddy, which featured that already-infamous smooch of the model kissing a stereotypical “nerd.” (The spot was online prior to its airing last night, and EW commenters weren’t impressed). The GoDaddy spot did capture viewers’ attention, according to TiVo stats, which measured how engaged the audience was second-by-second.

Search “Worst Commercials” on Twitter and it seems to tell the same story as USA Today – people are tweeting their shock and outrage mainly about three spots: The aforementioned GoDaddy one, the Dodge Ram “Farmer” commercial (which was polarizing: many people seemed to love it as well), and a Budweiser Black Crown “Coronation” spot (which was also the second-lowest ranked commercial on the Ad Meter rankings).

Check out our poll below, culled together from the talk on Twitter as well as EW commenters’ reactions on our best/worst commercial post last night. Which spot do you think was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013′s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY

Zoanette Johnson: Really, 'American Idol'?! Behold a 'Star-Spangled Banner' mess -- VIDEO

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During Thursday’s Oklahoma City auditions episode (read my full recap here), colorful wackaloon Zoanette Johnson, “19,” brutally murdered the national anthem to the unfathomable delight of the American Idol judges, her pitchy runs eventually knocking featherweight pleasure hub Keith Urban onto the floor. At least she didn’t lip-sync it? READ FULL STORY

Whitney Houston's brother to Oprah: I gave Whitney drugs first -- VIDEO

Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy and brother Michael sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a special Oprah’s Next Chapter as the first anniversary of the Whitney’s death draws nearThe interview, which focused primarily on Cissy Houston, was at least in part promotion for Houston’s upcoming book, Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped. Among the many revelations in the chat, which aired in full last night on OWN, was Houston’s brother’s admission that it was he, not Bobby Brown, who originally introduced Whitney to drugs in the early 1980s, far before she ever met Brown.

Talking about the “demons” he struggled with since Whitney’s death last year, Michael discussed how close he always was with his younger sister. “I’m living, but I’m not alive without her,” he explained. “I feel responsible for her, I always have. I just felt like I should have taken better care of her,” and “Everything we did together growing up, when I started [using] drugs we did that together too. It just got out of hand.”

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'American Idol': Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey brawl sparked by disagreement over 'country thing'

After weeks of breathless, pearl-clutching promotion for the infamous Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey fight, tonight’s American Idol revealed what prompted Minaj’s freakout in the first place. The Charlotte auditions episode featured a somewhat rational debate (prompted by Minaj) on whether a contestant should feel “forced” to “do the country thing,” and then we saw Minaj determinedly stomping off the set after complaining that “Maybe I should get off the f—ing panel.”

What we didn’t see, of course, was a single second of Minaj’s cringe-inducing motormouth-y rant captured in October’s buzz-magnet handheld video. In fact, it’s likely the “fight” we saw tonight had no real linear connection with the leaked footage, which makes the over-promotion even more obnoxious. Fox chose to save face — including any of that leaked footage on-air would be a huge turnoff, and Minaj has enough detractors as it is. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Your thoughts on the premiere of 'The Nicki Minaj Show'?

Update: Annie’s recap is live

It’s no wonder a camera “just happened” to capture the now infamous Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey brawl — after watching the two-hour season 12 premiere, it’s clear the two new American Idol judges can’t stand each other. This is never going to change, and it’s super uncomfortable to watch because both women are acting like they’re 5. Instead of coolly rising above their differences (when in actuality: THEY’RE THE SAME), they talk over each other until eventually Minaj wins because she’s simply louder and more obnoxious. At one point, Minaj plastered on one of her 31 flavors of fake smile and monotoned “She’s a bitch she’s a bitch she’s a bitch” ad nauseum. How many people are tuning in to a singing competition to see something like this? I’m guessing one — and she’s pictured above, mimicking how the majority of viewers probably looked while they watched her. READ FULL STORY

Jeremy Irons compares 'Downton Abbey' to a Ford Fiesta

With all the Downton Abbey love out there, it was only a matter of time before the celebrity haters came out of the woodwork. While sitting on a TCA panel for PBS’s Shakespeare Uncovered, Jeremy Irons skewered the popular series, going so far as to compare it to a Ford Fiesta.

“What I’m really excited about with Shakespeare Uncovered is we’ll see some of the best British actors playing Shakespeare,” Irons said, according to The Wrap. “What you can do is to open up to this huge American audience… show them that actually television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey. If you think that’s good, then watch the Shakespeare productions. You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.” He added: “A Ford Fiesta will get you there and give you a good time. But actually an Aston Martin…”

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'Vote for the Worst' 'Idol' website shutting down

If you know who Sanjaya is, the website you have to “thank” is shutting down.

Vote for the Worst, a website started in 2004 encouraging fans of American Idol to vote for the worst contestant to bring about the end of the show, is coming to its own end. To quote its creator Dave’s own post announcing the shut down:  “They say when your critics stop talking about you, you’re finished. We’ve been American Idol’s biggest critic, but we’re leaving before we get completely bored with a show that really should’ve bowed out gracefully a few years ago.”

The site won’t actually be gone until June 2013, so fans have one more season to try to purposely get a joke all the way to the crown. READ FULL STORY

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