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The Soapbox: Melissa McCarthy, Rex Reed & Hippo-Gate

"Hippo" Slur
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I shook my head recently when I read about New York Observer film critic Rex Reed’s personal insult toward actress Melissa McCarthy. In a review of her latest offering, “Identity Thief,” he called her “tractor-sized” and as big as a “hippo.” Isn’t it interesting, I thought, that a man, who himself is part of a marginalized and often supressed segment of society [Reed is widely believed to be gay.] wields his pejoratives so freely when directed toward another similarly ill-regarded community, the “un-thin” or “un-commercial.” The part of our population that still hides in a closet of self-hatred. The part of our population, fearful that they won’t be accepted or seen for anything other than their physical appearance. You don’t have to be overweight to be part of our collective; you just have to have a self-loathing of some physical feature you feel you possess. Surely, this is something that everyone can relate to at some point in their lives and certainly, unless he was blessed to have grown up amongst royalty, Rex Reed himself must have had to deal with.

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Movie Reviewer Calls Melissa McCarthy A “Hippo”

Melissa On Perfection
Melissa McCarthy thinks we should all just embrace who we are right now. Read More »
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Melissa On "SNL"
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  • Score! “Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy’s got three movies coming down the pipeline … [Hollywood Reporter]
  • … but that didn’t stop a New York Observer movie reviewer from referring to her as a “hippo” in his review of “Identity Thief.” Asshole. [NY Observer]
  • Amelia was freaking out yesterday over this blonde, buxom model being used on the cover of an edition of Anne Of Green Gables. HELLO? Anne is supposed to be a skinny redhead. [Quill & Quire]
  • Listen up, “Arrested Development” nerds: the upcoming season that will appear exclusively on Netflix is only “Act 1,” says Jason Bateman, and Acts 2 and 3 will be in a movie. [Zap2It]
  • Quvenzhané Wallis from “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” carries puppy purses on the red carpet, is adorable. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

Melissa McCarthy On The Endless Quest For Perfection

Open Letter
Winona pens an open letter to the fat girl. Read More »
Relationships & Body Image
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“Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some [diet] system. Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, ‘I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.’ Where does it end? You just have to say, ‘It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.’”

Melissa McCarthy tells Good Housekeeping about how she’s finally made peace with struggles with her weight. The actress, who is in the process of designing a plus-size clothing line, adds that she’s trying to maintain a positive body image for the sake of her two daughters: “I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it –- it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.” Hear, hear! [Huffington Post]

Watch Melissa McCarthy Steal Jason Bateman’s Identity

Melissa On "SNL"
Melissa McCarthy's opening monologue on "SNL." Watch »
Divine Melissa
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"Bridesmaids" Rules
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"Sandy -- That's A Girl's Name"

We’ve been waiting for Melissa McCarthy’s next move post-”Bridesmaids,” and we are so happy she’s going to be in a new movie with Jason Bateman. In “Identity Thief,” Jason and Melissa go toe-to-toe over a stolen identity and mountains of debt. Very stoked for this!

If This Is What 40 Looks Like, I’ll Skip My 30s With Pleasure

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Judd On Funny Women
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Judd Apatow informs sexist d-bags that women are, in fact, funny. Read More »
Defending "Girls"
Judd Apatow defends "Girls," his HBO show with Lena Dunham. Read More »
This Is 40
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Oh, Shirtless Paul Rudd. You are Shirtless Paul Rudd and you’re not even the best thing in this trailer. “This Is 40″ is the sort-of sequel to “Knocked Up,” about Paul and Debbie, the sister and brother-in-law of Katharine Heigl’s character. Now they’re 40 and feeling positively ancient. But they’re still got pot brownies, a gorgeous home, two great kids, and people in their lives like Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, and Jason Segel. Doesn’t sound too shabby to me. By all means, Leslie Mann, take 28. I’ll hand it over for half a pot brownie and a romp in the sack with your onscreen husband.

How To Play The “Bridesmaids” Martin Scorcese Drinking Game

I found last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards to be terribly dull, aside from learning the rules behind Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy’s fun drinking game. So, here’s how it works: every time someone says Martin Scorcese’s name (so, you know, often), take a drink! Scorcese! Scorcese! I’m drunk! 

“Bridesmaids” Suit Up, Named “Entertainers Of The Year”

Plus-Size "Bridesmaid"
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Why is McCarthy wearing a different dress in the movie poster? Read More »
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Review: "Bridesmaids"
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids photo
This is one chick flick you shouldn't miss! Read More »
"Bridesmaids" Rules
Kristin Wiig & Co. have the #1 female comedy ever. Read More »

I am loving the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring the cast of “Bridesmaids” in tuxedos. The six funny gals were named “Entertainers of the Year” by the magazine and I can’t help but agree. Based purely on the number of times the movie made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants, “Bridesmaids” gets my vote for most entertaining film of the year.

Melissa McCarthy Shares Spanx Horror Story

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Melissa On "SNL"
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Hamm And McCarthy
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I have never worn Spanx, but Melissa McCarthy has officially made me terrified of ever doing so. Wardrobe malfunctions are already all too prevent in my life — from snapped heels to sudden holes in my jeans’ crotch to full-on thong reveals thanks to hearty gusts of wind — so Spanx just sound like a disaster waiting to happen. They do, however, make for a hilarious segment on “Ellen.” Watch above!

Meet Marbles Harsgrove: Vintage Melissa McCarthy

Melissa On "SNL"
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Plus-Size Line
Melissa McCarthy is designing a plus-size clothing line. Read More »
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She’s almost unrecognizable with a bowl cut, but this is actress Melissa McCarthy serving up some comedy as Marbles Harsgrove, a character she created. Back in the day, she made a series of YouTube videos as Marbles about such important topics as Mel Gibson’s “Apocastinko,” E. coli bacteria, and the 2008 Oscars. Enjoy her comedy and her impressive collection of ironic sweatshirts. [NY Mag]

Melissa McCarthy Is Divine

Plus-Size "Bridesmaid"
Bridesmaids poster
Why is McCarthy wearing a different dress in the movie poster? Read More »
McCarthy On SNL
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Hamm McCarthy
Why we love this onscreen coupling. Read More »
"Bridesmaids" Rules
Kristin Wiig & Co. have the #1 female comedy ever. Read More »

Divine, as in Divine the infamous drag queen who was John Waters’ muse for much of his career, starring in movies like “Pink Flamingos.” Melissa McCarthy’s impression is so uncanny, it took me a second to figure out it was her. Check out one more pic from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, after the jump! [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »

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