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Melissa McCarthy Apologizes & Pulls Charity From 20 Days of Kindness Campaign Following Fan Backlash

Melissa McCarthy has issued a big apology to her fans after a campaign she is attached to was supporting an anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ charity.

Taking to Instagram, the 50-year-old actress shared her regret about the charity being included and thanked fans for letting her and HBOMax know about it.

The 20 Days of Kindness campaign is attached to promote her upcoming film, Superintelligence, and one of the charities highlighted was Exodus Cry, a Christian organization that states it’s “committed to abolishing sex trafficking and breaking the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation.”

News quickly spread about how the organization’s CEO Benjamin Nolot has a history of making comments against abortion and homosexuality.

“It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness, which is a kindness hub that we started to shine a light on 20 great charities, had one in there that…there’s no other way to say it, we blew it,” Melissa shared in her video. “We made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting stands for everything that we do not.”

She continued, making sure that her fans knew it’s not a charity she supported knowing what she knows now.

“Because the answer is, No we do not,” Melissa said. “We have pulled it. We are so incredibly grateful for you ringing the bell and helping us be better. We’re sorry for our mistake. Oh boy, are we are sorry for it. Can’t believe that we missed it.”

Launched earlier this week for World Kindness Day, the campaign highlights a cause each day and encourages everyone to donate if they can.

For the campaign, HBOMax is donating $20,000 to each organization.

Just recently, Melissa celebrated her wedding anniversary with Ben Falcone with a funny tribute. See what she wrote here…

Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Celebrate 15 Years of Marriage: 'Here's to 500 More'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are celebrating their wedding anniversary!

The 50-year-old two-time Oscar nominated actress and the 47-year-old actor/director are celebrating 15 years of marriage on Wednesday, October 7.

The cute couple both took to Instagram in honor of their big day.

“15 years ago today I married the kindest, funniest and weirdest human I’ve ever met. Grateful every single day!!!” Melissa wrote along with two throwback pics of the couple.

Ben also took to Instagram to share a pic of Melissa dressed up in a flower crown and holding two bunnies while sharing a sweet message.

“Was scrolling through my phone and came across this photo. Can’t remember seeing it before,” Ben wrote. “Two things: A) I’m so lucky and grateful to be married to such a lovely, smart, kind and wonderful person B) why is there a skunk in the picture? Happy fifteenth Anniversary, Mooch! Here’s to 500 more (I am assuming we will kinda be robots for 400 of those years)”

Melissa and Ben married in 2005 and share two daughters – Georgette, 10, and Vivian, 13.

The couple has a new movie in the works heading to Netflix! Get the scoop.

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Ellen DeGeneres Source Reveals James Corden Won't Replace Her, Names Four Other Stars Instead

A source is speaking out that Ellen DeGeneres won’t be replaced by James Corden, a rumor that spread over the weekend.

James Corden is definitely not under consideration as he has a long term deal with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would develop one for him. Regardless, he’s busy enough in late night so it’s not going to happen,” the source told the Daily Mail.

The source added potential names that would reportedly be considered if Ellen DeGeneres stepped away due to all the controversy surrounding her show and the allegations she’s facing.

The names mentioned were frequent Ellen Show guest host Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy and ‘the ultimate A-lister’ Jennifer Aniston. This is an unconfirmed report, but we will wait and see if Ellen DeGeneres decides to appear on her show in the Fall.

Meanwhile, Portia de Rossi just broke her silence on all the rumors.

Mark Wahlberg Goes Shirtless To Surprise Melissa McCarthy on 'Ellen at Home'

Melissa McCarthy got a big surprise when she appeared with husband Ben Falcone on Ellen at Home this week.

The 49-year-old actress elaborated on her dream that she had where Mark had just been living with the family during quarantine.

“I woke up and was like, ‘Is Mark Wahlberg downstairs? Because I think he’s in the guest room,’” Melissa shared, adding that “he’s a wonderful roommate.”

That was just moments before Mark appeared on screen, shirtless with an apron on and vacuum in hand.

Later on, Melissa and Ben opened up about volunteering with Frontline Foods, an organization raising funds for restaurants that also provide meals to frontline healthcare heroes.

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Lady Gaga to Perform in Elton John's Pandemic Relief Concert!

Lady Gaga is joining the cause!

The Chromatica superstar is joining Elton John‘s star-studded benefit concert to raise funds for pandemic relief on Sunday evening (March 29).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lady Gaga

Ellen DeGeneres, The Masked Singer‘s Ken Jeong, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone will also take part in the Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America concert, People reported.

Previously announced performers include Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Camila Cabello, Mariah Carey, Dave Grohl, H.E.R, Tim McGraw and Sam Smith.

They will all perform from home while social distancing during the one-hour commercial-free special, which “will encourage viewers to support the charitable organizations Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.”

The concert airs on Sunday (March 29) at 9 p.m. ET on FOX, and will be streamed on iHeartMedia radio stations and the iHeartRadio app.

Find out how else Lady Gaga is aiming to help the world!

Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy & More Team Up With Property Brothers For New Show 'Celebrity IOU'

Brad Pitt has teamed up with Property Brothers for their brand new HGTV show, Celebrity IOU.

Drew and Jonathan Scott have six big name celebs that they’re working with for the new series, which sees the twins team up with famous guests to work on special renovations for people in said guests’ lives.

Each episode will focus on a different celebrity guest and end with a surprise reveal of their renovation.

Brad, Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson, Michael Buble and Jeremy Renner will also be featured on the show.

“Jean’s [Black] been with him for over 30 years. This is somebody who’s been with him through thick and thin,” Jonathan said of Brad‘s makeup artist. Drew adding, “When you see them together, it’s almost like two kids, really funny together.”

Jonathan also fondly remembered Melissa‘s episode, who is “so funny during demolition as well. There is nothing she would back away from.”

Celebrity IOU will premiere on Monday, April 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.

It was recently revealed why Brad skipped the BAFTAs.

Melissa McCarthy & Kelly Clarkson Battle It Out In 'Gilmore Girls' Trivia

Melissa McCarthy is testing out her Gilmore Girls knowledge on The Kelly Clarkson Show – and she’s actually not too bad!

The 49-year-old actress starred as Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls from 2000-2007, and in a trivia battle with Kelly Clarkson remembered more than we probably could about the WB series.

She was quizzed on the Gilmore’s Friday night dinners, Luke’s Diner and even how Rory broke her arm.

Melissa also revealed a behind the scenes story about Jackson’s proposal to Sookie.

“Fun fact: That was supposed to be at noon, and we shot at like one o’clock in the morning. So we were juts under like crazy klieg lights trying to make it look like daylight. So we couldn’t really look at each other because it was so bright,” she shared with Kelly.

Check out the trivia game below!

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