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Melissa McCarthy Reacts With Sadness To 'Mike & Molly' Cancellation


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Melissa McCarthy has reacted with shock and sadness at the apparent news that her role as Molly Flynn in ‘Mike & Molly’ will be coming to an end at the end of its current season.

The 45 year old actress, also a star of Bridesmaids, Spy and Tammy and due to feature in the rebooted Ghostbusters, took to Twitter late on Monday (December 14th) seemingly to confirm that the CBS sitcom was being cancelled.

“I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly. I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I'll miss my 2nd family,” she wrote. Fellow cast members Katy Mixon and Reno Wilson quickly re-tweeted her post.

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Melissa Mccarthy's Tv Comedy Cancelled


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Rondi Reed announced the news on Facebook.com on Sunday (13Dec15), revealing the show's current sixth season will be its last.

"Before you hear it elsewhere (and some already have) this is the Final and 6th Season of MIKE & MOLLY on CBS," she wrote. "It is also a shortened season (13 episodes) after the announced full renewal of 22 episodes back in March by the network.

"We are done taping as of January 27th 2016 and I am not sure exactly when/if the episodes will all be aired. The network has it’s reasons, and I will not get into a debate, discussion, or campaign to get them to change their minds."

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Actor Billy Gardell Opening Pizzeria


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The Mike & Molly star's grandmother owned a pizzeria in the 1960s and now he is opening an eatery inspired by his elderly relative's place with his brother in Orlando.

Gardell Brothers will host a soft-opening later this month and will hold their grand opening in October (15).

The actor says, "It's going to be a family joint, It's a throwback to the old pizzerias...

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2015 Garden Of Laughs Comedy Benefit

Billy Gardell - 2015 Garden Of Laughs Comedy Benefit at the Club Bar and Grill at Madison Square Garden - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden - New York, United States - Saturday 28th March 2015

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Los Angeles Premiere Of \Tammy\

Billy Gardell and Patty Gardell - Los Angeles premiere of Tammy held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, United States - Monday 30th June 2014

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Tammy L.A. Premiere

Billy Gardell - Los Angeles Premiere of Tammy held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Premiere Tammy

Billy Gardell and Patty Gardell - Film Premiere of Tammy - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' Is Fun But Fails To Upstage Broadway


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On the eve of the premiere of Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation of the Broadway hot musical, Jersey Boys, we thought we'd do a little snooping around to see what critics are saying and whether we should be adjusting our diaries this weekend to make way for a trip to the cinema.

Starring Christopher Walken, Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza, Mike & Molly actor Billy Gardell and Jersey Boys stage star, actress Erica Piccininni, the movie tells the story of four young men who came together to form popular sixties rock group The Four Seasons. Eastwood frames one of the most adored band of the '60s with their early career struggles and gritty dealings with mobsters.

Describing the movie as a "likable and not overly romanticized portrait of the Four Seasons," SF Gate's Mick LaSalle praises the movie's songs, saying "Even if you have never particularly liked these songs, you will like them here [...] There's something about witnessing the birth of a sound - specifically "Sherry," their breakthrough - that makes that sound more beautiful."

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'Jersey Boys' Musical Given Hollywood Makeover By Clint Eastwood


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Jersey Boys received its premiere screening in New York City on Monday where director Clint Eastwood and the musical adaptation's cast were present and correct in sharp suits. Based on the musical of the same name, the biopic tells the story of four young men who came together to form popular sixties rock group The Four Seasons.

Eastwood may be better known for his hard-man action films but the 84 year-old film legend and music fan revealed that Jersey Boys was a passion project: "What was fun for me is that it's about musicians [...] The Four Seasons had all these hit songs, but they were juvenile delinquents! They were just guys from the neighborhood, a place where, if you were a singer, you were looked down upon as strange, unless you were Sinatra," Eastwood revealed, via The Daily Mail.

Starring Christopher Walken, Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza, Mike & Molly actor Billy Gardell and Jersey Boys stage star, actress Erica Piccininni, the movie is fairly unique in that the actors were required to sing live.

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14th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball

Billy Gardell - 14th Annual Lupus LA Orange Ball - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 8th May 2014

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Jersey Boys Trailer


The Four Seasons was one of the most adored rock bands of the sixties with its charismatic partnership of four singers led by the infamous Frankie Valli, whose powerful falsetto took the world by storm. But like any chart sensations, they started from the bottom living a difficult life in New Jersey. Despite achieving the fame they so desperately yearned for as young musicians, with success brought a lot of struggles; the band members' relationships became frequently tested, particularly as both fans and producers became interested in bringing Frankie's voice out more and more. Meanwhile, they had their personal lives to worry about with family troubles and problems involving the Mob - but in the end, the successes of tunes such as 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'Walk Like a Man' would make them the one of the most iconic acts of the decade.

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Billy Gardell Returned To Smoking Habit At Clint Eastwood's Request


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Actor Billy Gardell suffered a setback in his battle to quit smoking for good on the set of Jersey Boys after director Clint Eastwood suggested his character should light up cigarettes.

The Mike & Molly comedian landed a small role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit musical, but he soon found himself returning to his old bad habit for the summer (13) shoot because he couldn't say no to the legendary screen star.

Gardell says, "I haven't smoked in about four months, five months, and I was using them (sic) electric cigarettes to get off (nicotine) and he goes, 'I think you should smoke in this scene, how do you feel about that?' (I said), 'Yeah, Mr. Eastwood, whatever you think!' He was just so cool, he's just such a guy."

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