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Melissa McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy and Other Celeb Cousins You Never Knew Were Related

Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:15PM

The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs.

Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too.

In honor of Cousins Day – July 24, to be exact – here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion.

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Rachel Roy and Damon Dash Expecting a Baby | Damon Dash

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Rachel Roy and Damon Dash Expecting a Baby

Originally posted 10/24/2007 03:10PM

Fashion designer Rachel Roy is working on her next project with husband Damon Dash: their second baby, due in the spring.

"It's number two," Roy, 33, told Style.com this week. "And I am thrilled because number one, Ava, is the best thing in my life, and I have always wanted to have another little Ava – or Ava as a boy! So, high fives all around!"

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Daily Insider

Originally posted 03/30/2004 2:58PM

March 31, 2004MELLOW MARIAH? Mariah Carey plays a disgruntled diva in Damon Dash's upcoming movie State Property II – but the sexy songbird was no prima donna on the set, says the hip-hop mogul. "She's very professional," he tells Daily Insider. "Didn't complain. It's not the biggest movie. She didn't have the biggest trailer. It was cold. She just weathered the elements. She was a real trouper." Carey landed the cameo role just a few weeks ago after calling her pal Dash when she got home from her recent world tour. "I was telling her I was shooting a movie and she said, 'Where's my part?' " says Dash, who is directing and acting in the film, which he calls "an urban Snatch." Two days later they met to go over the storyboards. "She said, 'Just make sure I look good.' " Apparently he did: When she showed up to the Yonkers, N.Y., set three days later, he says, "she had the whole set in a tizzy."

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