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It wasn't any normal day at the outdoor shopping mall, though!

Jenny McCarthy got all dolled up in a navy pencil skirt and black blouse to chat with Mario Lopez for Extra at The Grove today, and the blonde beauty was in such a good mood she gave us a wave on her way in!

The newly crowned VH1 talk show host is working the entertainment show circuit, and among many other topics, the scathing comments made about her actress cousin Melissa McCarthy were brought up in discussions.

Film critic Rex Reed called the Identity Thief star a "humongous creep" and a "female hippo" in his review, and her blonde bombshell relative is coming to her defense.

"When you have talent, you have talent. People shouldn't personally attack anyone who's in front of the camera. Judge the work, but not the way someone looks," McCarthy told Access Hollywood.

Jenny claims she was also pigeonholed into a certain stereotype by Hollywood.

"When I first moved out here, I really made a point that said, 'OK, I'm going to use my image to get in the door, but I have to use my brain to keep it going. It took a lot more than my implants to keep me going," she confessed.

We think you've more than proved yourself, Miss McCarthy!