Plus Size Entertainment News: Melissa McCarthy Graces The Cover of Elle And Is Set To Produce A New Comedy For FOX
We reported last week that actress Melissa McCarthy was set to take on a new movie role as a spy. (You can find that article here.) On the heels of that awesome news, we have now learned that Melissa is going to produce a comedy sitcom for FOX.
Deadline.com reports that Melissa, her husband actor-writer Ben Falcone and actor Larry Dorf have sold a comedy project to FOX. The comedy is untitled at the moment but will focus on two mismatched guys who become stepbrothers when their parents get married. It is being called an “odd couple” type of comedy sitcom. Melissa and her husband will be executive producers. We are sure this sitcom is going to be a hilarious must-see. As soon as more information becomes available, we will definitely report more on this latest project of Melissa’s.
Melissa also graces the cover of Elle Magazine‘s November issue, which is dedicated to celebrating women in Hollywood. Melissa’s cover is one of four covers; the other three covers will feature actresses Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley. Daily Mail UK reports that Elle chose these four actresses because of the extraordinary contributions they have each made to the movie industry over the past year.
Melissa is wearing a Marina Rinaldi coat and skirt and a Calvin Klein cowl-neck top (which is not visible on the cover). Here’s her cover:
We want to know what you think of Melissa’s outfit on this cover. Yes or no?
Editor’s note: We have seen this before where there is a plus size celebrity in a fashion magazine being “covered” up or given ill fitting clothing to wear as if the stylist didn’t know how to dress a plus size/curvy body. Remember Gabourey Sibide in that Karl Lagerfeld ‘Singular Beauties’ spread in Harper’s Bazaar a few months ago? (You can find that report here.) While we are always happy to see a plus size celebrity featured front and center in a fashion magazine, we continue to be disappointed at what they are given to wear. Marina Rinaldi has beautiful pieces and this coat is no exception. However, the coat is obviously too big for Melissa and could have been more fitted with a belt. They gave her such a dramatic look with her hair and makeup, only to put a baggy coat over her to finish the look.
What do you think? Please leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts.