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CBS' 'Early Show' gives 'Bridesmaids' love, snubs 'Jumping the Broom'

May 17, 2011 | 12:25 pm

The hit comedy "Bridesmaids" sparked a lengthy piece Tuesday on CBS' "The Early Show" about the growing popularity of wedding-related movies. Clips of several films, including the recent "Something Borrowed," "Father of the Bride," "27 Dresses," "Bride Wars" and "My Best Friend's Wedding."

However, one of the season's most successful wedding movies, "Jumping the Broom," about two African American families clashing during the preparations of a lavish wedding, was conspicuously left at the altar.

"Jumping the Broom, which stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Paula Patton, was the third most-popular movie during Mother's Day weekend, earned more positive reviews than rival "Something Borrowed" and attracted a larger audience, but was not mentioned during the story.

"Early Show" anchor Erica Hill instead breathlessly asked Emily Giffin, the author of the novel "Something Borrowed," on which the film of the same name was based, and "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig why audiences keep flocking to movies revolving around weddings. Spotlighted in clips were Steve Martin ("Father of the Bride"), Julia Roberts ("My Best Friend's Wedding"), Anne Hathaway ("Bride Wars") and Katherine Heigl ("27 Dresses").

Maybe "The Early Show" can make up for the slight if a sequel to "Jumping the Broom" is made.

-- Greg Braxton

Top photo: The cast of "Bridesmaids." Credit: Suzanne Hanover / Universal Pictures

Bottom photo: The cast of "Jumping The Broom." Credit: Johnathan Wenk / TriStar Pictures