In news that will bring hope and happiness to awkward teenage boys everywhere…Check out how geeky George Clooney used to be!
Who would have thought that that goofy looking kid on the left would grow up to be one of the most desired men in the world?!
George Clooney shot to fame in the mid-90′s after he was cast on the hit TV show “ER”. Since then, he has appeared in numerous popular movies, made millions and dated some of the most sought after woman in Hollywood. Not bad for a kid that was mercilessly teased through an entire year of middle school after suffering from facial paralysis caused by Bell’s palsy! Although George calls that experience, “the worst time of my life”, he also says that it made him stronger and more determined.
So how did George Clooney go from downright dorky to Hollywood hottie? You would think that such a drastic change would have to be attributed to the skilled hand of a plastic surgeon, right? Not so much for George. While he has gone under the knife for an eyelift, and George did have cosmetic dentistry, those procedures where done after he made it big in Hollywood. Surprisingly enough, George simply grew into his looks (and got a great stylist!).
Random George Clooney fact: George Clooney’s mother is a former beauty queen and his father was a news anchorman.Tags: actors, over 50
Apparently Jamie Lee Curtis has sworn off Botox and plastic surgery, but we’re having a hard time believing her, since the 54-year-old actress already gave plastic surgery the boot once before, back in 2006, when she said the work she had done made her look “weird.” According to “then” Jamie, undergoing cosmetic surgery was the worst decision she had ever made – a “horrible experience” that made her much more insecure than she already was. If Jamie Lee really means it this time though, kudos to her. It’s never a bad idea for a grown woman to practice some self-acceptance.
Jamie Lee Curtis, like many other unfortunate actresses, got caught up in the plastic surgery game way back when and has undergone a number of cosmetic surgery procedures in the years since, including liposuction, blepharoplasty, breast implants, Botox and more. Unlike other plastic surgery-obsessed celebrities out there though, Jamie has the guts to tell it like it is. “I’ve had a little plastic surgery. I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox,” Jamie Lee says. “And you know what? None of it works. None of it.”
In addition to becoming a little obsessed with cosmetic surgery itself, Jamie Lee also developed an addiction to pain medication after undergoing bad plastic surgery, which she says made her feel unnatural. The first time she had painkillers was during a cosmetic procedure, and she became hooked on the pills after plastic surgery failed to improve her appearance, anesthetizing herself on a daily basis just to get by.
It’s refreshing to hear a little truth about the pitfalls of plastic surgery, especially from a successful actress who “actively participated in and, by the way, profited from” an image that was created at the hand of a plastic surgeon. “It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it,” Jamie once said about her altered appearance. Not anymore though; these days Jamie Lee Curtis has resigned herself to accept the way she was meant to look and age gracefully, which she has been doing with style, we must say. “I don’t have great thighs,” admits Jamie Lee. “I have very big breasts and a soft, fatty little tummy. And I’ve got back fat.” You have to admit though Jamie, that’s better than looking like a plastic surgery mutant!
So Madonna has a grill now. And we’re not talking about a nifty new appliance used to BBQ dinner. Oh no, Madonna is actually sporting a mouth full of gaudy-as-hell gold and diamond-encrusted teeth, or “grill” as it’s known in the ghetto, world of hiphop and by pimps from 1982.
And she’s not kidding.
Madonna has been spotted on numerous occasions lately wearing her gold grill, and smiling awkwardly so that everyone can see it. Apparently she thinks that she is looking fly. And young. And hip. Sorry, Madonna, but even the young, and actually hip celebrities, can’t pull off the grill trend. While Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Beyonce have all been photographed with grills lately, you’ll notice that it was a one time thing that they were smart enough to abandon after seeing how ridiculous they looked…
More of Madonna and her grill:
None of the people below warrant any sort of article of their own, and reading about these people might actually kill brain cells, so to limit your exposure, we have put together our own faux reality show titled, “The Young and The Useless”, where we can give you the gist of it on what these talentless famewhores are up to now…
After sleeping with Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, faking a pregnancy scare, getting a boob job and obsessing over Kim Kardashian, Myla decided to take her famewhoring up a notch and made a adult video with a Kris Humphries look-alike. Her p0rno, which was titled, “Myla Sinanaj: The Anti-Kim XXX”, was pretty much just laughed at and she’s been dubbed “The Fat Kim K”. In a bid to fix this problem, Myla
started working out and eating right has scheduled $30,000 worth of plastic surgery because she’s “obsessed with [Kim's] body and want mine to be exactly the same.”
After being rejected by Playboy. Twice. Farrah Abraham got another boob job and landing herself the cover of…(wait for it)…”Girls and Corpses” Magazine! When interviewed by the magazine owner following her photoshoot, Farrah let us know that the hardest part about the shoot was “showing off my butt”. Hmmm. The “Backdoor Teen Mom” is having a hard time showing off her butt now? Poor thing. Farrah’s reality show was also shot down by every single network. So now she is pretending like she has a radio show in the works. Because, you know, Farrah is so smart, eloquent and a great speaker of words that she would totally be able to carry a radio show.
The chick that busted Anthony Weiner for “sexting” is following the “My 15 Minutes of Fame Straight in to P0rn” handbook and has already had her staged bikini photo shoot, recorded a single, shot an adult video and signed up for a bunch of plastic surgery. She has also decided that she is entirely too busy with her new fame to go back to school, therefore can not predict where she will be in 5 years. Here Sydney, let us help. You’re going to make a little bit of money off of staged photoshoots, sex tapes and interviews, someone is going to convince you that you can become even more famous if you blow all the money you just earned on plastic surgery, then no one is going to want to have anything to do with you, you’ll be broke again and you will always be known as that dumpy skanky girl that tried to get famous for tattle tailing on a politician.
After admitting to being the worlds worst bra stuffer, Courtney Stodden finally got that boob job she’s always wanted, which turned out worse than we’ve seen in as long as we can remember…Courtney has been uncharacteristically silent since the breast implants were installed, so she either suffocated in her sleep under the weight of her gargantuan implants, or she must be working on a new album (bahahahah). Let us know if you see her creepy husband dressed in Courtney’s skin, ala Norman Bates in Psycho.
While she’s certainly not young, she makes up for it in uselessness, so we have included her in this episode of “The Young and the Useless”. Claiming to be way hotter than Farrah Abraham and desperate for her own sex tape, Tan Mom is turned down by Playboy and the entire adult film industry. So, Tan Mom turned to Plan B and goes to rehab and makes a new music video. Tan Mom’s new music video is titled “Life of the Party” and, as expected, it’s painful to watch. No really, it gave me a stomach ache…Watch it below if you dare. (On a side note, who else thinks that Tan Mom on the cover of “Girls and Corpses” would be pretty awesome. Two birds with one stone!!)
While we wait for Myla and Sydney’s highly anticipated music videos, shall we vote on who has the worst “music” video so far?
Tan Mom’s new music video:
Farrah Abraham’s music video:
Courtney Stodden’s music video:
Does anyone remember Jenny Lee? The plastic surgery enthusiast that found her 15 minutes of fame a few years ago, simply by having an absurd amount of plastic surgery? Nowadays there are all sorts of people that are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery to make extreme changes to their looks, hoping to get some attention, but Jenny was already 30 plastic surgeries into it when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show nearly 10 years ago.
After appearing on numerous talk shows to talk about her plastic surgery obsession and acknowledging that she has Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Jenny took a one year hiatus from having plastic surgery, mainly because she was pregnant and had another baby. But, it didn’t take long until she was right back at it and has since under gone 30 more procedures.
With 60 cosmetic procedures under her belt at the age of 37, has Jenny Lee finally found happiness? Of course not! After spending over $200,000 on plastic surgery there is only one body part that she is finally content with. After 4 rhinoplasty surgeries, Jenny is finally pleased with her nose. According to Jenny, she finally likes what she sees when she looks at her nose and thinks that “it’s perfect”. Then again, this is coming from a woman that literally told her plastic surgeon that she wanted her nose to look like Michael Jackson’s.
So what is new for Jenny Lee? The mother of 2, who has undergone several rounds of liposuction and even had a full body lift before she was 30, is now fighting the battle of the bulge, which she says is caused by fibromyalgia. Jenny currently experiences pain throughout her entire body, all day, everyday, making it impossible for her to exercise and causing her to pack on the pounds that she paid a plastic surgery to suction out of her body. While she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia based on her symptoms, little is know about the cause of fibromyalgia and it is often confused with other disorders. It is common for someone that has undergone as many surgeries as Jenni to have pain, tingling and numbness caused by damage to the nerves from slicing and dicing your body. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the constant pain that Jenny lives in today is the result of the trauma that she has put her body through by having such extreme and excessive plastic surgery.
Although Jenny Lee is still not happy with her looks, she is trying to teach self esteem to her daughters with a “do as I say, not as I do” approach. Where the subject of her teenage daughter Kaleigh is concerned, Jenny expresses, “She’s beautiful the way that she is and personally I would prefer that she don’t do anything to change that…I’ve always made it very clear that she needs nothing.”
And how does Kaleigh feel about plastic surgery? Well, she’s not looking to have any thing done…yet. When asked about the possibility of plastic surgery for herself, Kaleigh replied, “I don’t think I’ll be following in my mom’s footsteps with plastic surgery. I just…at this time in my life, I really don’t see anything wrong with me…My appearance isn’t too important”.
Although we think that she is absolutely beautiful, I have a feeling that Kaleigh will likely change her mind once her appearance becomes more important to her, as it does with all teenagers. I would assume it would be hard to believe your mother telling you that you are beautiful and perfect, when she herself looks nothing like you and spent several hundreds of thousands of dollars to look that way.
More pictures of Jenny Lee through the years:
There’s no doubt that plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular among Hollywood celebrities and everyday people like you and me, but the question is, why? Do people who undergo extensive cosmetic surgery actually believe that fake boobs and butt implants represent the evolution of beauty, or are they desperately trying to keep up with a passing trend that is sure to go the way of genie pants and tramp stamps? British photographer Phillip Toledano explores this complicated concept in a collection of intimate portraits he calls “A New Kind of Beauty,” in which he photographs those who have gone under the knife in the name of beauty.
Photos of “A New Kind of Beauty” by Phillip Toledano:
Mr. Toledano’s photographs have all the qualities of a traditional portrait, but the subjects he captures are far from traditional. Each has undergone extensive plastic surgery to alter his or her appearance, resulting in exaggerated pouts, enhanced cheekbones and bulbous breasts. Although some of the photographs are rather disturbing at first glance, they are all realistic, which is exactly what the artist was after. “I wanted to make beautiful and distinguished portraits of these people. I wanted to represent a particular part of beauty from our time,” Toledano says of his project. “In 50 or 100 years time, I think humanity won’t look like it does today because of technology. We will be able to redefine what it means to look human and I think these people are the vanguard of that type of evolution.”
It’s easy to look at Toledano’s portraits and laugh or be taken aback, but the truth of the matter is that this is where we are headed as a society. This may soon be the norm. As more and more people choose to go under the knife in the pursuit of beauty, it is interesting to imagine how the definition of beauty will change, and with it, the appearance of humanity.”These are not ‘my plastic surgery hell’ stories lifted from the pages of the Daily Mail,” says Toledano of his collection. “These are individuals who have transformed the way they look through radical reconstructive surgery to the point where they still look human, only a little less so.” Kinda makes you think, right??Tags: art, Phillip Toledano
A public school district in Buffalo, New York has spent $2.9 million in less than one year, but the impressive bill wasn’t for new textbooks, building renovations or anything that would even remotely improve the students’ educational experience. No, it was so teachers in the school district could get elective cosmetic surgery. That’s right, not only is plastic surgery apparently encouraged in the Buffalo, New York school system, but the district is actually paying for the teachers to get the work done.
According to Sam Radford, head of the parents group the District Parents Coordinating Council, a number of cosmetic surgery procedures are covered by the Buffalo school district, including nose jobs, breast implants, hair removal, liposuction and skin peels. In fact, according to the teachers’ contracts, virtually every plastic surgery procedure is covered by the school district. Now, we could see how some kind of physical disability or disfigurement could potentially prevent a teacher from effectively doing his or her job, but how can bigger breasts possibly improve a student’s learning experience in the classroom?
The plastic surgery benefit presents more than just an issue of morality though. Apparently the school district is currently struggling with serious financial issues, and the District Parents Coordinating Council argues that the millions of dollars being spent on teachers’ plastic surgery could certainly go towards addressing more pressing problems – like educational problems. “Right now we don’t have an after school program at every school,” said Radford. “Right now we got challenges associated with having music in our schools, right not we don’t have teacher aides and teacher assistants in all of our classrooms – those are things that those costs could go to pay for.”
Although spending millions of dollars on plastic surgery for teachers isn’t a new issue for the Buffalo school system, the district did spend roughly $200,000 more this past school year than the year before, and that has apparently raised eyebrows (and not just among the plastic teachers). “It actually sends the message that something like cosmetic surgery is more important than the education of our children,” said Sam Radford. Although many teachers in the Buffalo school system don’t actually take advantage of the plastic surgery benefit, the district considers about 60 teachers “regular users,” averaging a whopping $30,000 per year in procedures. Come on Buffalo, who are you hiring here, quality teachers or Hollywood movie stars?
Check out Snooki! Not only has she lost a ton of weight, she’s actually looking cute and stylish in an appropriate sort of way. Snooki hit the beach with her boyfriend Jionni and 11-month old son Lorenzo, where she happily showed off her new and improved body in a trendy high-waist bikini.
Snooki lost all of the 30lbs she gained during her pregnancy, and another 12lbs on top of that, for a total weight loss of 42lb! That’s a huge accomplishment, and fairly shocking when you take into account that Snooki is only 4’9″ tall and currently weighs in at a healthy 98lbs. Snooki lost the baby weight and more after cutting way back on alcohol and hitting the gym hard. She admits that she was “disgusted” with her body during and after pregnancy and worked hard to get to where she is today.
Who would have thought that Snooki, best known for being a drunken troll, would actually turn out to be the most successful out of the entire motley crew that was “Jersey Shore”? Perhaps the airheaded facade is just an act, because Snooki has played her cards right (well, except for those godawful fake teeth…) and not only has she made millions off of her 15 minutes of Jersey Shore fame, she also has scored a seemingly down-to-earth boyfriend and has started a cute little family. The other Jersey Shore cast members have either faded into obscurity or blown all of their money on Bentley’s, blow or bad plastic surgery.Tags: bikini, pregnancy