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Bridesmaids Star Melissa McCarthy Trains with Joel McHale for Emmy Nominations Announcement

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 12, 2011 at 4:55AM

Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy will announce the Emmy nominations on July 14. To train, she went to last year's announcer, Joel McHale:
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Bridesmaids breakout star Melissa McCarthy will announce the Emmy nominations on July 14. To train, she went to last year's announcer, Joel McHale:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.