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Melissa McCarthy Talks Clothes Plus Size Clothes Shopping

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I honestly had no idea that Melissa McCarthy was starting a plus size clothing line, but good for her! People love anything with a celebrity name branded on it, but Melissa’s actually pretty cool, and plus size girls totally need more cute clothing options since, you know they seem to be pretty few and far between, unless you wanna wear a dress that looks like a potato sack or tops that make you look like you’re a 75-year-old woman named Gladys.

So what’s inspired the line? Well, exactly what I just said. Here’s how she explained it to MORE magazine (via People):

“People don’t stop at size 12. I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number,” she says. “[Malls] segregate plus-size. It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section: ‘We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.’ ”

At the moment, it seems as though the pressure to get some pounds off have hit Melissa, since she was photographed looking very noticeably thinner. I really hope she did it for herself rather than for Hollywood. Either way, she looks great, just as she always has!

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There’s going to be an all-female ‘Ghostbusters’!


Guys, it’s time to get excited. If there’s anything better than a Ghostbusters sequel, it’s a brand spankin’ new, all female Ghostbusters with an ALL-FEMALE cast. And this is not just any cast, it’s with some of the funniest ladies in the biz right now.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Melissa McCarthy, who was already in talks for one of the leads, has signed on for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, and Sony is now negotiating with Kristen Wiig as well as Saturday Night Live players Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York.

Uh, YES PLEASE. Admittedly, I’m not much of a fan of Leslie Jones – I don’t find her funny in the least from her work on Saturday Night Live – but this seems like it’d be perfect for her. As for the other three, all I have to say is “YESSSSSS!” This seriously needs to happen.

What do you think of the casting and the idea of an all-female Ghostbusters? Would you watch it?

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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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Melissa McCarthy On Her Controversial Elle Cover: “Give me a big coat to wear”

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Melissa McCarthy was on the cover of Elle magazine in ghastly 1980′s Elizabeth Taylor hair. Other than that, she looked rather lovely, except a lot of people thought she was being “fat shamed” because she was covered up in a large overcoat. But Ms. McCarthy wanted the coat. She doesn’t get the fuss and she explains how the shoot went down. From E! News via E Online:

What I found so bizarre is I picked the coat. I grabbed the coat. I covered up. I had a great black dress on but I thought, it comes out in November. I was so sick of summer. I live in Southern California. I was like, ‘Give me a big coat to wear. Give the girl some cashmere!’

I picked the coat. They were like, ‘The dress is really great,’ but I was like, ‘Yeah, but look at this.’ I was just shocked I didn’t steal it. Now I think I really should have the coat. I’m petitioning for that coat. Give me that coat. I earned it, damn it!

Got it, everyone? She picked the coat. She loves the coat. She loves the cover.

Hopefully this will end COATGATE 2013.

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People Are Apparently Flipping Out Over Melissa McCarthy’s Elle Cover

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People are apparently flipping out over Melissa McCarthy‘s Elle magazine cover — and not in a good way. God forbid you put a heavy (by Hollywood standards) woman in an overcoat on a fashion magazine cover. The issue (no pun intended) appears to be that she’s covered up. People are saying the magazine is “fat shaming” her. Here’s more from E Online:

… while the 43-year-old actress undoubtedly looks stunning in the shot, critics are slamming Elle for covering up the curvy actress, who’s barely showing any skin while bundled up in a charcoal Marina Rinaldi coat.

Alternate covers for the annual issue feature Reese Witherspoon showing off her figure in a fitted black Versace dress, Shailene Woodley wearing a strappy black swimsuit and Penélope Cruz flaunting her flawless face in a close-up shot. (For the record, Cruz, who just recently gave birth to her second child, isn’t showing any skin, either.)

Both Elle and Ms. McCarthy are happy with the cover.

I, for one, am displeased with the cover because holy hell, what in the everloving f-ck did they do to her hair?? It’s like they picked Elizabeth Taylor‘s worst era and used that as inspiration.

What do you think of the cover? Do you like it? Or are you being a total Rex Reed about it?

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Rex Reed Still Isn’t Done Talking About Melissa McCarthy

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This is one of the more tedious and frustrating celeb tiffs out there. Rex Reed said really mean things about Melissa McCarthy‘s body a while ago. She didn’t respond at first. She finally did, expressing pity for him. He wasn’t going to let that go, so he responded, and tried to make it sound like his whole critique of her body, which was hidden inside of a film review, as if calling her “a female hippo” like he did had anything to do with her performance, was out of kindness and concern for her health, and the health of all fat people. US Weekly has the sad exclusive:

I can only repeat what I have said before — that I do not have, nor have I ever had, anything personal against people who suffer from obesity. What I object to is the disgusting attempt to pretend obesity is funny. It is not remotely humorous, and every obese comedian who ever made jokes about the disease are now dead from strokes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. As a critic whose opinions are constitutionally protected by law, I stand by all of my original remarks about Melissa McCarthy’s obesity, which I consider about as amusing as cancer, and apologize for nothing.

Does this make any sense to anyone? His statement reminds me of this:

It’s like he’s really trying to focus on a bigger issue as if it makes him sound like some great activist when really he’s a bitter dude who cruelly insulted a woman for no real reason. Some people do not know how to apologize.

Melissa McCarthy Pities Rex Reed

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Melissa McCarthy finally responded to some horrid statements film critic Rex Reed made about her –specifically her body — in February. Here’s a sample of his “film review”:

Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious.

He also called her “tractor-sized” and “a female hippo.” (At least he said female, right? Thanks for specifying, Rex.) He then went on to defend his statements. He tried to make it seem like he was talking about a greater issue, the obesity epidemic, and then praised Ms. McCarthy as “completely classy” for not responding to his statements.

Well gear up your insults, Mr. Reed, because she’s decided she’s ready to say something, and it’s a lot nicer than anything you’ve said about her.

From The New York Times, via The Daily Mail:

I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot … I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.

Like most of us, she wondered how his comments even made it into print, asking, “Why would someone O.K. that?” She added that 20 years ago, his words could have had a huge impact:

It may have crushed me. It’s a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia.

Melissa McCarthy’s career is doing as well as ever. She’s starring in a movie with Sandra Bullock, The Heat. And executives must think she’s a big enough name to go alongside her Oscar winner costar in ads that say simply, “BULLOCK. McCARTHY. JULY 31″. I’ve seen these ads on buses and I have to admit, when I see the name “McCarthy”, I still think Jenny.