Melissa McCarthy made $33 million in 2016, including a reported eight-figure payout for the remake of “Ghostbusters.” She also starred in the movie “The Boss” and still earns a paycheck from her TV series “Mike & Molly.”
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Apparently, no member of President Donald Trump's administration is safe from a "Saturday Night Live" skewering.
In the latest episode hosted by Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, but the show also took aim at White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Surprise guest Melissa McCarthy played the latter, setting social media ablaze.
The roast kicked off with a "cold open" poking fun at Trump's recent phone calls with foreign leaders.
"No refugees. America first. Australia sucks. Your reef is failing. Prepare to go to war," Trump (Baldwin) told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Beck Bennett) as Bannon – played by a cast member dressed as the Grim Reaper – looked on.
Baldwin's Trump also taunted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Alex Moffat) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) before getting a tongue-lashing from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Kenan Thompson).
"You think you are a real dictator?" Thompson's Mugabe asked. "I will rip out your spine and drink from your skull!"