Squished Spleen Alert: Octavia Spencer Wears Three Pairs of Spanx

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Quoth the actress to Ellen: "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it." She also recalled a recent conversation with pal Melissa McCarthy: "I could not party that night because I was being pinched in places that I didn't know it was possible… I said, 'Oh my God, Melissa, I'm about to die. My Spanx are killing me. She said, 'I just went to the bathroom and took mine off.' "

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I went to a friend's Mad Men themed 30th b-day once and proceeded to get super trashed off three gin martinis (my sworn enemy) and half a bottle of wine. For the first time in my life I turned into a weepy drunk (fortunately, upstairs in their guest room). My (100% sober) husband came by as I was sobbing. Knowing just what to say, he gently rubbed my back...

Monsieur: Do you need me to take off your Spanx?

LaComtesse: *sniff sniff nod*

Monsieur: Okay, we'll take off your Spanx.

LaComtesse: *continues to weep as her dutiful husband yanks at her undergarments, getting what felt like half-way across the room holding the damn thing before they began to budge* Thank you!