Hollywood Rallies for Melissa McCarthy

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 04:  Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Identity Theft" at the Village Theatre on February 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Living well is the best revenge. Hollywood rallied in support for comedian Melissa McCarthy after Observer critic Rex Reed called her “tractor-sized” and a “female hippo.” “Turns out Rex Reed didn’t die sad and alone 10 years ago,” tweeted Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet. Paul Feig, director of McCarthy’s breakout film Bridesmaids, tweeted that Reed could “go f--- himself.” Observer commenters also attacked Reed, accusing him of a double standard. But McCarthy may have gotten the last laugh: although it received mixed reviews, her new film Identity Thief brought in $11.2 million on its opening night, Friday, despite the blizzard that hit the Northeast.

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