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Melissa McCarthy Thinks Your Outrage Over Her Wearing A Jacket On The Cover Of Elle Was Ridiculous

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"Jacketgate" Was Silly

Last month, Melissa McCarthy appeared on the cover of ELLE magazine wearing a long, grey coat over a little black dress. But that jacket wasn’t just a jacket. It was a jacket some in the blogosphere attributed to a “fuck you” on the magazine’s part to women of McCarthy’s girth. Bloggers assumed that the plus-size actress was intentionally obscured under layers of fabric by stylists who were trying to hide her shape, perhaps thinking it would help sell magazines on stands. But McCarthy herself has been public about the fact she chose to wear that jacket. In fact, she picked it out herself! She just thought it was a gorgeous cashmere coat that would be fun to wear (and, in my opinion, it turned out to be a much more autumnal look for November than the usual starlets-in-bandage-dresses covers). Here, Melissa McCarthy is on “Ellen” today talking about how she thought all the fuss around “jacketgate” was completely silly.  It’s a good lesson in how sometimes you need to find out how people themselves feel about issues before getting worked up on their behalf.  Melissa McCarthy seems to have genuinely loved the coat and it is ridiculous that our idea of fighting back about body hatred means everyone showing an equal amount of skin, as opposed to everyone being accepted for how they choose to dress.  Thanks, well-meaning bloggers, but no thanks. [YouTube]

Bill Murray And Melissa McCarthy Film A Movie Together In NYC

Tell me, HOW is it that I did not know until very recently (like, in the past 20 minutes) that Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, two of my favorite people in the entire world (okay, fine, in all of Hollywood, I’ve got a family and stuff), were starring in a movie together? And not only that, but a movie that is filming in New York City, where I also live, which means that Melissa and Bill and I are ALL BREATHING THE SAME HUNDRED-DEGREE, POOR QUALITY AIR RIGHT NOW. Here’s a photo from the set of “St. Vincent de van Nuys,” with a grizzled, bloody-faced Bill (in socks and sandals) leaning into the window of a car being operated by Melissa (I swear that’s her in there, right behind the wheel). Forget the (also Manhattan-based) set of “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” or the late “Gossip Girl” (been there, done that, glimpsed Blair Waldorf from afar) — this is one filming session I’d like to crash. Will crash, maybe. [Photo: FameFlynet]

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5 Reasons You Need To See “The Heat”

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The new Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy movie “The Heat” debuted in theaters this weekend, and killed it at the box office, despite getting so-so reviews from critics. I have no idea what those guys are talking about. This movie is funny. So funny. McCarthy and Bullock star as a cop and FBI agent, respectively, tracking a murderous drug kingpin. But the plot is almost beside the point, because really, this is about two strong personalities that grate against each other but have to settle their differences to solve a crime. Okay, that’s making it sound terrible, but it’s so worth seeing. Here’s why! Keep reading »

Melissa McCarthy Outperforms Comedy’s Leading Men — Remind Me Again Why “Women Aren’t Funny”?

Melissa McCarthy Outperforms Comedy's Leading Men

We all know that Melissa McCarthy is on a roll — between “Bridesmaids,” “Identity Theft,” and now the $40 million dollar opening of her buddy-cop movie “The Heat,” this lady is on fire.

What you may not know is this: McCarthy is also outperforming her male comedian colleagues and co-stars by millions.

According to comparisons between McCarthy’s recent movies and those of her male counterparts at comparable points in their careers, McCarthy is millions of dollars and one Oscar nomination ahead of male comedians like Will Farrell, Steve Carrell, Jason Bateman, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen.

Tell me why women “aren’t funny” again? Really. I’d like to know. Read more on The Mary Sue…

Style Stealer (Plus): Melissa McCarthy’s Rockin’ Outfit

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I usually have to use non-plus-size actresses as inspiration for Style Stealer (Plus!) posts because there are so few plus-size celebrity women, and even fewer ever pop up in our photo feeds. Melissa McCarthy always looks gorgeous all dolled up at red carpet events, but I was extra excited to see her dressed down a bit in this badass outfit for a recent appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” I have a feeling this look — retro band t-shirt, blazer, printed leggings, statement necklace — is the “real” Melissa, because she’s totally glowing in that “I freakin’ love my outfit today” way. Wanna steal her rocker style? Get all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

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Melissa McCarthy On Movie Critic Who Called Her A Hippo: “Really?”

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  • “Really? Why would someone OK that?” That was Melissa McCarthy’s response to a New York Observer movie critic who called her a “hippo” in his review of one of McCarthy’s films. Had she been younger when she read such a comment, the 42-year-old actress said, “It may have crushed me.” [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan checked out of rehab at Betty Ford after 30 days of R&R. That’s 29 days more than we expected. [TMZ]
  • One Direction nail polish, in partnership with nail polish emporium Office Depot, will help fund an anti-bullying education program. [World Of Wonder]
  • A real-life psychiatrist analyzes “Mad Men”‘s traumatized Sally Draper. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Melissa McCarthy Busts A Move With Elmo

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Shake Your Groove Thing, Melissa!

A grownup dancing with puppets sounds pretty creepy … except for when that grownup is Melissa McCarthy. Then it’s just funny. Flap-a-whatta-boom-boom! [YouTube]

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

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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”

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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

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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]

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