Archive: Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy turned to fashion design when she ran out of plus-size clothes she likes!

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Melissa McCarthy has revealed a long struggle with finding clothes to fit her body. She says that two years ago, she was trying to find a designer to create a gown for her, and she was rejected by several big-name designers. She quickly realized the need for more plus-size designers, and took matters into her own hands!

The comedian lands the latest cover of Redbook Magazine, and inside, she opens up about her new clothing venture.

“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.

Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.

[I] always thought I would design women’s clothing, Then [I] ended up in New York thinking I was going to go to FIT [the Fashion Institute of Technology], and I started doing standup. So how A went to B, I don’t know!

I can understand Melissa’s frustration – but honestly – I’ve never been a huge fan of her clothes. I don’t know what to expect from her line – but hopefully she’ll release some cute clothes! I’m excited to see what she does!

 

Melissa McCarthy’s weight attacked in online review of ‘Identity Thief’

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman star in the new film ‘Identity Thief’, due out this Friday. From the looks of the trailers, I’d rate this movie #1 on my must-see list. I think the trailer is absolutely hilarious, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch it nearly every day. And then today….. reviews started rolling out about the movie, and the one title that stands out the most in my mind calls ‘Identity Thief’ the “Worst movie of 2013 so far.” I am CRUSHED. The worst movie? Really? It’s that bad??? I’m so sad!! I don’t know if I’ll see it now, I generally tend to agree with the critics. I’m just so upset, I was really looking forward to this one.

Anyway, in one particular review, New York Observer reviewer named Rex Reed attacked Melissa McCarthy in an absolutely horrific way.

After calling the film “trashy” and a “chunk of junk,” Reed notes that McCarthy’s thief character is “tractor-sized” and “humongous.”

But that’s not all.

He also refers to the popular comedic star as a “female hippo.”

And if you didn’t think it was personal, Reed adds that McCarthy is “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”

What a pig. Seriously. I hate men like this. FYI: Here’s what Don Juan looks like himself.

Melissa McCarthy for Ivory Soap!

Ivory brand spokesperson and Oscar nominee, Melissa McCarthy is returning to host Ivory’s Facebook community, “The Soap Dish” this Friday, Feb. 17, where she will engage with women and dish about life’s simple truths. Just in time for award season, McCarthy will be interacting with Ivory’s Facebook fans and dishing about everyday topics ranging from motherhood, marriage and meatloaf to much more (samples below).

“I grew up using Ivory and that smell always reminds me of when I was a kid.” McCarthy said.
“As a working mom of two, I love anything that simplifies my life. So when one bar of soap can handle backyard dirt, spaghetti hands, and the unidentified crusty bits under my girls’ necks – I’m in.”

To visit Ivory’s “The Soap Dish” forum and dish with Melissa McCarthy and other moms on what complicates their lives, consumers can visit Ivory’s Facebook fanpage at: www.facebook.com/ivory.

Quotes:
Q. What’s your simple solution for a clean house?
A. Ben and I call it the “Magic Bag” – we just shove everything in a big paper bag and pretend it disappeared.

Q. Who is your all time favorite movie/TV mom?
A. The mom from Good Times. Esther Rolle.

Q. If you had the chance to join any reality show, which would it be?
A. I’m pretty much dying to ride shot-gun with Guy Fieri and sample roadside diners along Hwy 55.

Q. What’s your shower song?
A. I’ve convinced myself I sound just like Adele. I shared this with my husband who had no comment.

Q. What’s the quirkiest thing you have in your purse/diaper bag at all times?
A. I don’t know why but I always have their dirty socks in my purse.