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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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Jul 10 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

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Last month I covered Melissa McCarthy’s Redbook interview, which was pretty uncontroversial. She mentioned that she had a lot of difficulty finding a dress for the Oscars the year she was nominated, saying: “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.” Now Christian Siriano is calling her out about that comment. Apparently, Si ...
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Melissa McCarthy May Have Lied About No One Being Willing To Dress Her At The Oscars

Jul 8 2014 3:56pm CDT | Source: Crushable

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Melissa McCarthy earned herself quite a bit of sympathy recently for saying that no one would agree to dress her for the 2012 Oscars, but now a designer is calling her out on that statement, saying he tried to create a dress for her but was turned down. More »Melissa McCarthy May Have Lied About No One Being Willing To Dress Her At The Oscars is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News ...
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Jun 18 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Jun 6 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Stigall Show Log 6.6.14

Jun 6 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

NJ Gov And RGA Chairman Chris Christie Appears With Iowa's Governor At Davenport Fairgrounds
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Melissa McCarthy: Being famous doesn’t make me ‘any more interesting or better’

Jun 5 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Melissa McCarthy Immortalized With Hand And Footprint Ceremony
Melissa McCarthy’s Redbook cover story isn’t incredibly interesting, but I love her and I want to support her, so here you go. Honk if you love Melissa and want her to continue to thrive in Hollywood. I did feel a pang for her when she talks about how, two years ago, no major designer would agree to make a dress for her FOR THE OSCARS. How short-sighted is that for the fashion industry? Anyway, you can see the Redbook slideshow here and here are some high ...
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