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Sharon Osbourne, 'Mike & Molly' Creator Mark Roberts Speak Out Against 'Hateful' Marie Claire Blog About 'Fatties'

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 28th 2010 10:00AM
'Mike & Molly'When Marie Claire blogger Maura Kelly wrote that she was uncomfortable watching the two main characters on CBS sitcom 'Mike & Molly' making out because they were so overweight, she surely knew she'd encounter some sort of backlash. Now Mark Roberts, creator of the offending show, and 'The Talk' host Sharon Osbourne have spoken out against the article, calling it "hateful" and "deplorable."

"I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other, because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything," Kelly wrote in a blog on the magazine's website.

Roberts told The Hollywood Reporter, "My initial reaction is she's talking about [Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy] and I love them; I feel protective and angry about people being loose-lipped. I guess hateful is the only way to describe [the post]."

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CBS Picks Up Chuck Lorre Sitcom 'Mike and Molly'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:00AM
CBS is betting on Chuck Lorre once again.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms the network has handed Lorre a pilot order to begin work on 'Mike and Molly,' a comedy about an overweight couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Lorre will team with 'Two and a Half Men' producer Mark Roberts, who will write the pilot. No word yet on a premiere date.

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