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Melissa McCarthy Snubbed by Designers for Oscars

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers,

Melissa McCarthy at 2012's OscarsMelissa McCarthy has revealed designers refused to make a dress in her size for the Oscar awards in 2012.

The Bridesmaids star, who has just created a line of plus-size clothing for women, admits a number of high-profile designers snubbed her request for the glamorous event.

"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," the star said in the July issue of Redbook.

Despite being busy with her new fashion venture, the 43-year-old actress has also been juggling her family life, and admits her marriage with Ben Falcone couldn't be better: "We have a great marriage." The couple, who tied the knot in 2005, haven't let their high level of fame change their relationship because the most important thing to them is their two daughters Vivian, seven, and Georgette, four.

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Gabourey Sidibe Laughs Off Golden Globes Weight Jibes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, News,

Gabourey Sidibe at this year's Golden Globe AwardsGabourey Sidibe has dismissed criticism of her appearance at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

The plus-sized actress - who shot to fame with her Oscar-nominated lead role in 2009 film Precious - was subjected to mean comments about her weight on Twitter after walking the red carpet at the Hollywood awards ceremony, but she was able to laugh at her critics.

"To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK [sic]," she wrote on her Twitter.

The 30-year-old star - who sported a floor-length silver gown to the Golden Globes - was praised for her witty response to the criticism, with nearly 25,000 people retweeting her message. "Yay! Everyone is so wonderful and supportive of my shade! This might be a problem down the line. Thank you! #notmyjetthough #imnotthatfancy [sic]," she added.

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Quote of the Day: David O. Russell Recalls J. Law on Christian Bale

Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle' Christian Bale in 'American Hustle'

"'I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he's a really fat guy... He's Fatman, not Batman.'"

- American Hustle director David O. Russell recalls Jennifer Lawrence's comments on kissing co-star Christian Bale, who gained 40 pounds for his role.

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Dr. Luke Blamed for Ke$ha’s Eating Disorder

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Rumors,

Dr. Luke and Ke$ha

Dr. Luke is being blamed for Ke$ha's trip to rehab.

The "Dirty Love" singer was admitted to the Timberline Knolls treatment center near Chicago to get help for an eating disorder yesterday and friends say Dr. Luke - not a medical professional but a producer, real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald - has previously jibed her about her weight. A source close to Ke$ha told TMZ.com Luke was upset after she had gained a few pounds in her downtime after her 2011 Get Sleazy tour and told her management to intervene.

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Lady Gaga: You Don’t Need to Look Like a Supermodel to Be Great

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Clothing, Style, Features,

Lady GagaLady Gaga has urged women to stop worrying about their weight because people who achieve great things do not have to look like "supermodels."

The 27-year-old pop superstar has suffered with fluctuating weight throughout her career and has been criticized for being both too thin and overweight. But Gaga has dismissed society's obsession with women's figures and insists it's time people concentrated on what they're going to do with their lives rather than what they look like.

"I want to remind everyone that people who win Nobel Peace Prizes and cure diseases are not supermodels. Your legacy does not need to be a perception of beauty that's not realistic," she said in February's Fashion Magazine.

Although Gaga is now one of the world's biggest singers she insists she would still be wearing eccentric outfits and pushing the boundaries of pop if she was an unsigned artist playing in bars and small venues in her native New York City because music is her life. "There's this implication that if I wasn't so successful I would have to stop. But I never would have stopped. I would be in some bar; being Lady Gaga," she explained.


Items Du Jour: Britney Goes Platinum, Tyra’s War on “Plus-Size” Term

Kim Kardashian+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores (or in Americans' cases, online store) for a summery frock when they're looking for something festive.

+ Britney Spears surprised fans with a Twitter photo showcasing her new hair color: platinum blonde. Love it or leave it?

+ Tyra Banks seems to have joined Jennifer Lawrence in the war against negative body image words, claiming that she refuses to utter "plus-size," instead opting for "fiercely real." Not sure how quickly the latter will catch on, but it's a start!

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Miranda Lambert Blasts Surgery Claims

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, Rumors,

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert has blasted claims she had surgery to slim down.

The country star faced was rumoured to have sought help in losing a dress size recently, but assured fans her new body is down to her own hard work.

"Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me... I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight. I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield [sic]," she wrote on her blog.

The "Mama's Broken Heart" singer - who is married to fellow country star Blake Shelton - added she wasn't even counting how many pounds she lost, and wasn't get healthy to please anyone but herself: "As for the assumed number of pounds lost...? I don't even know! Like I have always said, it's not about a scale, it's about how you feel and how your jeans fit. And on November 10th when I turned 30, my skinny jeans were finally baggy! Mission accomplished! So for anyone who is tempted to read the 'Trash Talk' please don't. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support yall!"


Kim Kardashian Denies Having Surgery to Lose Baby Weight

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Kim Kardashian during her pregnancyKim Kardashian after her pregnancyKim Kardashian has slammed rumors she had secret procedures to get rid of her baby weight.

The 33-year-old star, who gave birth five months ago to daughter North West, says she is annoyed at reports she lost 50lbs by having fat-reducing treatments.
The brunette beauty took to Twitter to address the reports and wrote, "I am very frustrated today seeing reports that I got surgery to lose my baby weight! This is FALSE. I worked so hard to train myself to eat right & healthy, I work out so hard & this was such a challenge for me but I did it!!! I'm so proud of my accomplishment & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports! Say what u want about me but I work hard & am the most disciplined person u will ever meet!"

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Isaac Mizrahi: Too-Skinny Models Are a Problem of the Past

Isaac MizrahiFashion designer Isaac Mizrahi believes that models' body issues are a thing of the past.

Despite three fashion models dying in the past six years from eating disorders and some still coming out these days saying that they're recovering from eating disorders, Mizrahi claims that such issues are no longer problems in today's industry:

"I don't notice girls anymore in the majority who are sickly-looking. Even if they're tall and thin now, they look healthier to me. Not fat, not fatter, but they just look healthier. I mean this -- there was a moment when there was this whole heroin chic thing and it just looked terrible. It just looked terrible! And now everyone points at it and goes, 'Oh dear, that's terrible.' And the girls are encouraged to be thin, but I don't think they're encouraged to look like drug addicts anymore. I mean, I'm sure there are some designers who like the girls to look like drug addicts, but not on the whole the way it was for a good 10 years -- like, in the middle of the '90s to around 2002 or so. There was that thing going on, and it was sickening, absolutely sickening. I don't think it exists anymore."

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Quote of the Day: Jennifer Lawrence on ‘The Fashion Police’

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, News,

Jennifer Lawrence

"There are shows like The Fashion Police that are just showing these generations of young people to judge people based on all the wrong values and that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat. 'They call it 'fun' and they say 'welcome to the real world' - and that shouldn't be the real world, it's going to continue being the real world if we keep it that way. We have to stop treating each other like that and stop calling each other fat."

- Jennifer Lawrence takes a stand against body shaming in the media. Don't you just love every word that comes out of this woman's mouth?

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