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Melissa McCarthy shocked by harsh review

Melissa McCarthy shocked by harsh review

Jun 13 2013, 2:36pm CDT | by

Melissa McCarthy has hit back at a critic for calling her "tractor-sized" earlier this year. The 'Identity Thief' star feels sorry for New York film reviewer Rex Reed but his harsh comments about...

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Melissa McCarthy shocked by harsh review

Jun 13 2013, 2:36pm CDT | by

Melissa McCarthy has hit back at a critic for calling her "tractor-sized" earlier this year.

The 'Identity Thief' star feels sorry for New York film reviewer Rex Reed but his harsh comments about her last February did not get her down.

The 42-year-old Oscar-nominee told The New York Times: "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."

Melissa, who has two daughters, Vivian, six, and Georgette, three, with her husband Ben Falcone, admitted her first reaction to the piece was shock and she wondered why the New York Observer published the scathing article, in which Rex also called her "a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success."

She said: "Why would someone O.K. that?"

Melissa also confessed that if she was younger, the review "may have crushed me."

She believes there is currently "a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia," among women, and that reviews like Rex Reed's "just add to all those younger girls, that are not in a place in their life where they can say, 'That doesn't reflect on me.' "

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OITNB's Uzo Aduba WINS Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series!

Aug 16 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Uzo Aduba looks stunning while walking the red carpet at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday (August 16) at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The actress won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange Is the New Black. Uzo beat out her co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox, as well as Shameless‘ Joan Cusack and both Tina Fey and Meliss ...
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Celeb Blind Item Who’s Too Curvy?

Aug 7 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

Oh, I hope this isn’t true. Hollywood needs to stop hiring solely size zero actresses! Get the deets after the break. This B list mostly television actress known for her curves from a very hit cable show has lost 20 pounds in the past six weeks because she has been turned down for every role as “too fat.” Apparently she also spoke to a plastic surgeon about a breast reduction. To see the reveal, click on “Crazy Days and Nights” below. I really hope this one isn’t true, though. There is NO ...
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Paul Feig Wants to Create a Female-Led 'Ghostbusters'

Aug 4 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Ghostbusters 3 has always been one of those projects that audiences aren’t sure they want. Sony has yet to find a director after several attempts, and there is dubious involvement of original cast members like Bill Murray. But what if the ghoul-hunting hijinks are spearheaded by something completely fresh and unique: female Ghostbusters?According to The Wrap, Sony is looking to hire Paul Feig to battle demons in the blockbuster, which he would direct, write and produce. Feig, best k ...
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7.31.14: Is Melissa McCarthy A Sellout, Pirates, And How To Delete Your Myspace Profile

Jul 31 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

Melissa McCarthy is hailed as a “plus-sized sweetheart,” a champion of representation for women of all sizes. But is she really just a sellout? Today we look at the difference between her roles in movies and the issues she brings to the spotlight in interviews and profiles to see if she really is the progressive comedian everyone makes her out to be. Then, it’s time for some swashbuckling history. We get answers about w ...
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Jenny McCarthy: I Never Told Melissa McCarthy to Lose Weight!

Jul 28 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Last week, several tabloids claimed that Jenny McCarthy had banned Melissa McCarthy from her upcoming wedding due to a longstanding feud between the cousins. The rumor prompted Jenny to sit down with People magazine and clear the air. She says she and Melissa aren't feuding. She claims she never told Melissa she needs to lose weight if she wants to make it as an actress. Then she admits that Melissa isn't invited to her wedding. ...
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Christian Siriano Sets the Record Straight on His "Feud" With Melissa McCarthy

Jul 25 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: PopSugar

Will we see Christian Siriano's designs on the red carpet at this years Emmys? We caught up with the designer recently at his New York City headquarters to revisit some of his most famous award season fashions and to set the record straight on his supposed feud with Melissa McCarthy. ...
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Melissa McCarthy: BANNED From Jenny McCarthy's Wedding!

Jul 24 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Many fans aren't aware of it, but Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy are cousins.  There's not a ton of family resemblance, but the two were apparently close at one point. In fact, sources say it wasn't until Melissa's career skyrocketed after high-profile roles in Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids that the two grew apart. Now they're so distant - physically and emotionally - ...
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‘Maleficent’ Passes $700 Million at Worldwide Box Office

Jul 22 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Disney's fairy tale update starring Angelina Jolie is the highest-grossing original film of 2014Disney's “Maleficent” has surpassed $700 million at the global box office, the studio said Tuesday.It's Disney's 15th release ever to reach that threshold and the second of 2014, the first being the Marvel superhero sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”It's also Angelina Jolie‘s highest-grossing live-action film of all time domest ...
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4 weeks ago

Your Favorite Celebs From Shortest To Tallest

Jul 17 2014 6:53am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

1. Reese Witherspoon, 5-foot-1   2. Melissa McCarthy, 5-foot-2   3. Natalie Portman, 5-foot-3   4. Mila Kunis, 5-foot-4   5. Lupita Nyong’o, 5-foot-5   6. Emma Stone, 5-foot-6   7. Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Anne Hathaway 5-foot-7 . . .   8. Shailene Woodley, 5-foot-8   9. Cameron Diaz, 5-foo ...
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5 weeks ago

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Tops Weekend Box Office with Stellar $73 million Debut!

Jul 13 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes roared its way to No. 1 at this weekend’s box office with a $73 million gross! According to THR, the sequel – starring Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, and more – far surpassed the first film’s $54.8 million debut back in August 2011. Transformers: Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz, fell to second place with an additional $16.5 million, which helped the film cr ...
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