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Well, Here Is A Photo Of Melissa McCarthy Dressed Up As Divine

By Gabe Delahaye / October 27, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Melissa McCarthy is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week, which is calling her the “New Queen of Comedy.” Wait, who was the Old Queen of Comedy? I know Erma Bombeck was the Queen of Comedy three Queens ago, and then I think it was the lady who played Roseanne’s sister on Roseanne. But who was the one who just got dethroned? Willow Smith? It doesn’t matter. It’s probably Comedy Treason to even ask who the Old Queen is after the New Queen is named, which is apparently Melissa McCarthy. Congratulations to her! First she was so good in a movie that she won an Emmy for it, and now this! She’s like the Emma Stone of comedy, or something. (I do not understand how show-business, publicity, or buzz works, but I bet I am still somehow right on the button.) Anyway, it is true that this picture of Melissa McCarthy dressed as Divine is pretty good. She looks like Divine! I think my favorite part about it is just imagining the smiles that will spread over all of the Entertainment Weekly readers’ faces because they all know who Divine is and they appreciate an homage to her. “America will never forget the Filthiest Woman Alive.” Remember when Divine ate dog shit in a movie? And now Melissa McCarthy is the New Queen of Comedy? Kennedy had a secretary named Divine. It’s all coming full circle. What? (Click through to enlarge. Via JulieKlausner.)