Jenny McCarthy to Rex Reed: “He Can Go to Hell!”

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“I don’t have the whole story, but, I do know that, after being in this business 20 years, it’s really crummy that you get attacked in your personal life in general.”[HP]

Don’t cross Jenny McCarthy. Even if you’re a 74-year-old effete film critic who knows how to dish.

McCarthy told E! News that Rex Reed, film critic of The New York Observer who recently trashed her cousin Melissa McCarthy as being a “tractor-sized hippo”, that Reed’s comments were gratuitously offensive and nonsensical.

“Anyone to attack like that is just wrong and hurtful, and it doesn’t do anyone any good. Not even Rex Reed,” she said. “[Melissa’s] very, very, very talented and people know that. So, he can go to hell.”

Rawr. I guess that’s that. But is anyone else surprised to learn that Jenny and Melissa are cousins???