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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.

  • Jenny McCarthy Image
  • Melissa McCarthy at the Oscars

"There is this crazy story going around that I once told my cousin Melissa that she would have to to lose weight in order to get into show business," says McCarthy. "Nothing could be further from the truth."

"When she was starting off, I was fortunate enough to be able to get her a job, on a show that I was doing," Jenny added. "She has accomplished everything she has ever accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent."

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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.

  • Melissa McCarthy Photograph
  • Jenny McCarthy Red Carpet Photo

Now they're so distant - physically and emotionally - that they have zero contact with one another, and Jenny has reportedly told friends that Melissa will not be invited to her upcoming wedding with Donnie Wahlberg.

"The cousins were close at one time, but they've grown distant over the past few years," one insider confirms.

So why did Jenny and Melissa go their separate ways? Friends say the feud stems from Jenny's efforts to help Melissa make a name for herself in Hollywood...which involved making some insensitive comments about Melissa's weight:

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Once upon a time, someone decided that skinny was the only way to be beautiful instead of appreciating that beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes.

Why such arbitrary standards of beauty that put unnecessary pressure on women to fit an ideal instead of loving themselves?

All of our middle fingers to THAT guy. 

The celebrity gossip experts at THG are unabashed, equal opportunity appreciators of curves. Women are HOT! Let's celebrate them! ALL of them.

From Kate Upton to Kim Kardashian and plenty of others you might not think we'd include, here are 15 super hot stars who aren't super skinny ...

Kate Upton
Kate Upton catches criticism for her curves. She's also a Victoria's Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. SUCK IT, HATERS!

And in the spirit of recognizing the beauty that all women grace us with, here are 36 celebrity bikini photos, also featuring a wide variety of women!

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Melissa McCarthy is at the center of another weighty debate.

The actress was slammed as a "tractor-sized hippo" by an obnoxious movie critic during his review of Identity Theft earlier this year; and controversy later swirled around posters for The Heat that appeared to Photoshop away her curvy figure.

Now, McCarthy is one of several famous women featured in Elle's "Woman in Hollywood" issue, but many critics are wondering why she's posing on the cover in a coat that covers her body.

Is the magazine trying to hide her voluptuous figure?

Melissa McCarthy Elle Cover

Not at all, according to an Elle spokesperson.

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In an interview with The New York Times, Melissa McCarthy finally addresses New York Observer critic Red Reed, who blasted her as a "tractor-sized hippo" when reviewing Identity Thief in February.

Was she affected by the insult? At first, McCarthy said, yes. She was taken aback.

Melissa McCarthy Photograph

But "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate," the actress said. "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."

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Being photoshopped in Hollywood is not exactly something new.

Or something abhorrent in and of itself, with Jennifer Lawrence on record as loving the computerized beauty edits.

But a couple British movie posters for The Heat are coming under fire not just because star Melissa McCarthy is clearly photoshopped... but because she's photoshopped to look much thinner. See for yourself:

The Heat Poster

“Nobody is unclear [about] what Melissa McCarthy's body size is -- she's plus-sized and proud. So why have the designers of this poster done their utmost to Photoshop a good 30 lbs off of McCarthy's face?” wrote British entertainment blog The Shiznit.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

She fell during her monologue. Multiple times.

She pretended to try out for The Voice.

She failed as Vanna White and she mocked the Mike Rice scandal as Rutgers.

Indeed, Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time this weekend, taking on a number of characters and making an early bid to be the next member of the Five-Timers Club.

Melissa McCarthy Falls

But that may be just one website's opinion.

How did you think McCarthy fared? Grade her latest SNL stint now:

 

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Rex Reed of The New York Observer made his feelings very clear this week in an Identity Theft review: the critic is not a fan of the comedy.

That's perfectly reasonable, of course, but Reed is receiving major backlash at the moment due to his personal attack against actress Melissa McCarthy.

Melissa McCarthy in Identity Theft

In his critique, Reed refers to the star as a "female hippo," adding that she is "cacophonous" and tractor-sized."

"Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," writes Reed. "Poor Jason Bateman. How did an actor so charming, talented, attractive and versatile get stuck in so much dreck?"

Ouch. Damn. Are these fair criticisms for a movie critic to make? You tell us: Referring to McCarthy's weight is...

 

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This Fashion Face-Off is one of epic comedic proportions.

In one corner, 30 Rock star/creator and former SNL shot-caller Tina Fey, wearing Carolina Herrera - the only celebrity to be outfitted by the NYC-based designer.

In the other corner, Bridesmaids and Mike & Molly star Melissa McCarthy, perhaps the only star around who's as funny as Tina, donning a Marina Rinaldi gown.

If you missed them, follow this link for the full list of 2012 Academy Award winners from Sunday night. Then choose the winner of this style showdown below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Oscars, Tina Fey or Melissa McCarthy? Cast your vote in THG's Fashion Face-Off now! View Poll »

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Last night's SAG Awards brought out the best stars of film and TV.

Ashlee Simpson was there too! As you can see, Jessica's little sis is sporting short hair and a rail-thin frame these days. In a nice dress, sure, but she's looked better.

Contrast her with Melissa McCarthy, whose Bridesmaids quotes and Mike & Molly quotes leave us in stitches - and who proves you can be plus-sized and fashionable!

Which star looked better last night at the SAG Awards? Vote!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the SAG Awards, Melissa or Ashlee? Vote for your favorite style star in our latest Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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