1. Melissa McCarthy: ALL CLASS.
In case you missed it, a
critic douche-canoe who reviewed McCarthy’s recent film Identity Thief for The New York Observer caused an uproar when he called the fabulous actress ‘a hippo’ and ‘tractor-sized’. He also went on to say that she’s “devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” (Not true, by the way – she had a very long and successful stint on Gilmore Girls in which her weight wasn’t mentioned once, but whatevs.)
McCarthy stayed quiet about the whole nasty thing. Until now.
Yesterday in The New York Times, McCarthy was asked about the comments and this is what she had to say:
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.
The Times goes on:
Had this occurred when she was 20, Ms. McCarthy said, “it may have crushed me.” But now, as a mother raising two young daughters in “a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia,” she said articles like that “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.’ ”
Your move, douche canoe.
2. A controversial new portrait depicts Kate Middleton breastfeeding. Click here to decide whether the artist has gone too far.
3. Is this the best thing floating around the interwebs this week? We think so.
4. Kim Cattrall and Susan Sarandon have slammed Hollywood for the way it treats ageing women. Click here to read their damning comments.
5. The host of The Voice is way too cool for school.
At yesterday’s announcement of Cleo’s Bachelor of the Year awards, all the hopeful contestants were wearing a uniform of white shirt and jeans.
All except one.
Darren McMullen was the only finalist dressed in black – insisting that he didn’t get the memo.
According to reports however, Cleo editor Sharry Markson insists otherwise: “We dropped the Guess outfit off to Darren yesterday. Maybe it didn’t fit! Either way, he looked great in black jeans.”
The annual award ended up going to Bondi Rescue Lifeguard Trent Maxwell.