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Melissa McCarthy as Divine Is Both Amazing and Terrifying

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 1, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 1, 2011 |

Amazing because what celebrity female is secure in herself enough to channel Divine? Terrifying because it immediately recalls a scene in Pink Flamingos, in which Divine receives a package of feces and later licks a family’s furniture to spread her filthiness before engaging in oral sex, a thought I didn’t necessarily want associated with McCarthy, who takes the cover of this week’s comedy issue of EW (which also includes the cast of “Community” paying homage to several classic comedies).



The excepted interview with McCarthy provided online by EW is not of much interest, but there is another paragraph from an interview with Mindy Kaling that is.

Here’s Mindy Kaling on the last time she couldn’t stop laughing: “I can only say this because he ended up being okay, but there’s this YouTube clip of Kelsey Grammer stepping off a stage while speaking at Disneyland’s 50th anniversary that is truly magnificent. We watched it in our writers’ room a few years ago, and it was literally breathtaking. I had to leave the room because I couldn’t stop laughing, and it was getting disruptive to the other writers, who had enjoyed it but moved on. I walked outside, taking a lap around set, and kept laughing. I remember thinking, ‘Will I ever stop laughing about it? My diaphragm is kind of hurting now.’ Paul Lieberstein texted me, ‘Did you stop laughing about the Kelsey Grammer thing yet?’ And I had to suck it up and rejoin the room.”

I had no idea to what she was referring, so I looked up the video. And she’s right. It’s impossible not to laugh.

(Source: EW)

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