About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.


Melissa McCarthy Reveals When She Last Did Something Illegal — By Accident!

Posted on

Melissa McCarthy plays a con artist in her acclaimed new movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? — which begs the question: Has McCarthy, 48, ever done anything illegal?

“I feel like I walked out of a store with something recently,” the actress revealed to PEOPLE and EW at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie just screened. “But I’m too lame because I noticed it and I went running back in and was like, ‘I stole this!'”

RELATED: Melissa McCarthy Says These 3 Words from Her Parents Changed the Course of Her Life

McCarthy, who received an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids, is back in contention this year for her performance as Lee Israel, a real-life once celebrated celeb biographer (she profiled the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead and Estee Lauder), who finds herself out of work as publishing tastes evolve. Unable to make a living doing what she loves, Israel turns to fraud, selling letters that she has forged that appear to have been written by deceased writers, playwrights and actors.

RELATED VIDEO: Hot Celebs With Puppies at TIFF!

The movie marks director Marielle Heller’s second big screen effort after 2015’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl, starring Kristen Wiig.

“I like telling stories about women who would otherwise be [ignored],” Heller told Entertainment Weekly of her two movies. “[Lee] wishes…. that she could have been a part of this great intellectual roundtable of people back in the day, but she finds herself living in the ‘90s where that culture is kind of dying and people don’t think writing books about Fanny Brice is interesting anymore…. we tried to tap into the essence of this woman who was very specific in her idiosyncrasies.”

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, also starring Jane Curtin, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, and Anna Deavere Smith, is set for release on Oct. 19.