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Jenny McCarthy Did Not Tell Melissa McCarthy To Lose Weight

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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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