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Jenny McCarthy Did Not Tell Melissa McCarthy To Lose Weight


Did you know that Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are cousins? Makes sense, but it still blew my mind. It’s pretty easy to blow my mind, actually. Like learning that Jason Biggs isn’t Jewish totally blew my mind.

ANYWAY, Jenny is denying reports that she told Melissa to lose weight. She tweeted,

Hey media outlets! The story about my cousin Melissa and I is bullshit. I’m proud of her & would never say such hurtful words. Shame on you.

And also talked about it with PEOPLE, saying,

There is a crazy story going around that I once told my cousin, Melissa, that she would have to lose weight in order to get into show business. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Though she helped cousin Melissa get her foot in the door, she credits Melissa’s success to one person only — Melissa.

She has accomplished everything she has accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent, and I’ve only ever encouraged and supported and wished her the very best.

Oh, and one more thing. Melissa McCarthy isn’t banned from Jenny McCarthy’s upcoming wedding, either:

[It’s] ridiculous. Donnie and I are planning a very intimate ceremony that will involve a very small group of our closest friends and that’s it – not a huge production with hundreds of friends and extended families.

That seems a little odd — I would absolutely invite my cousin to my wedding, but I guess they’re just not as close as we are. So there you go, now you know the whole scoop on the celebrity cousins. The question is, do you care? DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.

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  • I was over weight and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it’s been a life changer. I’m a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I’ve been doing then I’d be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at and I’ll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I’ve tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day

  • I don’t think I’ll invite my cousins to my wedding… I have way too many of them and we’re not close. Perhaps I’ll invite a couple, but most of them won’t be getting an invite. Our family is huge and it’s understood — I haven’t been invited to any of my cousins’ weddings. Haven’t seen them in years.

  • Chubby, struggling to look nice and really sad but hiding it somewhat impossible to achieve.., while pleased, overwhelmed she is suddenly popular and doing very well in the acting career she greatly desired is now blowing that success and good will of fans.. by exaggerating the major difficulties of being wonderfully talented but damned by being fat bullied.. Why, the rant is now OLD.. chose sides, or you are hating on me.. nawh nawh.? Melissa needs to normally go about her day and work, skip the second and third servings and bonus-size desserts, rave about her career projects and family and enjoy her life if that is the case..