With the recent release of HBO’s film Behind the Candelabra, which is based on the autobiography of Liberace’s long-time lover, Scott Thorson, we all get a glimpse into the infamous Liberace’s freaky world of sex, drugs, loads of money and some pretty creepy plastic surgery. Thorson was 40 years Liberace’s junior when the two began their controversial relationship in the 70s, and the pianist and vocalist’s obsession with youth didn’t end there. Clearly, Liberace wanted the 18-year-old Thorson to be more than just his boy toy; he wanted him to be his son as well, and so he commissioned a plastic surgeon to make Thorson look like Liberace did as a young man, based on an oil painting of himself Liberace had hanging in his Las Vegas mansion. Thorson ended up with a nose job, a chin implant and enhanced cheekbones.
Liberace’s reason for making Thorson undergo plastic surgery was that he wanted his “blond Adonis” to resemble him, because he had considered adopting the young man. “He wanted me as his son. But at the same time, he wanted me as his lover,” Thorson recalls about the disturbing father/son/lover relationship between the two. Thorson wasn’t the only one of the two to undergo plastic surgery though. After seeing himself in an interview on The Tonight Show in 1979, Liberace decided that he looked like his “father in drag” and desperately needed plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon that performed Thorson’s creepy surgical makeover first gave Liberace a face lift, and lift it he did! The procedure left Liberace’s face so tight he couldn’t close his eyes, even when he was sleeping, but Thorson said it made him look 20 years younger, so apparently it was worth it.
The plastic surgeon who operated on both Liberace and Thorson, Jack Startz, clearly had no right to be practicing, considering he was previously admitted to rehab for a drug addiction and even drank alcohol while performing Liberace’s face lift. Before transforming Thorson’s face, Startz told the young man that he needed to lose a few pounds, writing him prescriptions for pharmaceutical cocaine and amphetamines, which Thorson says eventually led to his life-long drug addiction. Startz’s questionable medical practices were compounded by his financial struggles and increasing concerns about the safety and efficacy of his silicone injections. A broke, drunk, drug-addicted plastic surgeon who isn’t sure his product is safe or effective – just the kind of plastic surgeon you want working on your face, right?
For those who judge him because of his checkered history with Liberace, Thorson has this to say: “Liberace had taken me out of a situation with a father who was very abusive, a mother who was mentally ill. I did everything I possibly could to please this man.” This included being forced into getting plastic surgery to look more like the man who was both his father figure and his lover. Hmm…that also sounds a bit like abuse and mental illness to us!
Liberace’s flamboyant life came to and end in 1987, when he died of complications of AIDS at the age of 67. Scott on the other hand has continued to lead a checkered life of drugs, plastic surgery and jail. Most recently Scott was bailed out of jail by brothel owner Dennis Hof, where he was awaiting sentencing for theft and stolen credit card charges. After being released from jail, Dennis put Scott up at his famous brothel The Moonlite Bunny Ranch, and one of his working girls even paid for Scott to have Botox injections.
Scott Thorson’s life is definitely some interesting made-for-TV movie fodder…You couldn’t make some of this stuff up!
Can anyone tell me why Steven Segal looks like he has a merkin stuck to his head? Whatever it is that is sitting atop Steven’s head, that he is trying to pass for hair, looks like what I would imagine a merkin would look like after being used and abused for a sweaty, drug-fueled week at Burning Man. Am I right?
So what exactly has Steven Segal had done to cover up his receding hairline? Bad hair plugs, a bad wig, that crazy shake-on hair from late night infomercials? Whatever it is, I think we can all agree that it’s just plain bad.
I can imagine that balding is a scary thing for a macho guy like Steven Segal, but does he really think that the gnarly fake patch of hair on top of his head is fooling anyone, or looks better than being bald? From a female standpoint, I can tell you that a confident balding guy is way more attractive than one with bad hair plugs. Unfortunately, just like bad plastic surgery, bad hair plugs are nearly impossible to reverse, so Steven may just have to grin and bear it at this point…Tags: hair plugs, wigs
Months ago we saw this photo (link is NSFW) that Audrey O’Day posted to Instagram, and it made us think: “Wow Audrey O’Day either got a ton of liposuction or she is badly photoshopping her Instagram photos”. Upon further investigation, uh, yeah, Audrey’s Instagram is full of obviously photoshopped photos and selfies that look nothing like her real-life self.
Audrey is currently on vacation in Hawaii with her boyfriend and the pictures above were both taken within days of each other. The one on the left was taken by the paparazzi and the one on the right Aubrey posted to Instagram with the caption: “Hi my name is Aubrey, and I’m a bikini junkie! #MauiBabe“. Bikini junkie? Sure. Photoshop junkie? Definitely!
Take the pictures above of Audrey performing at the Chicago Pride festival. Upon first glance Aubrey’s version could almost pass as realistic, but if you take a closer look, you can see where she pushed in her waistline and slimmed down her thighs. If you take a look at her left side in her Instagram picture, you can see how her pushed in waistline has mutated the guys arm behind her (that or he has the worst case of wrankles (wrist cankles?) that we’ve ever seen…). And hey, where is Aubrey’s right arm?! Bad photoshop.
Look, we get it. Celebrities are constantly being photoshopped for magazine spreads, album covers and whatnot, but Photoshopping every picture of yourself that you post to the internet is just kind of weird. All of the time that Aubrey O’day is spending on photoshopping her pictures, she could be spending in the gym and making her photoshop fantasy a reality. Or, the 29-year old singer, who is no stranger to going under the knife for cosmetic surgery, could just get liposuction if she’s too
lazy busy to hit the gym.
After being noticeably absent from the media following her hip surgery in February, Lady Gaga has reappeared to sing the national anthem at the Gay Pride Rally in New York last weekend. And, well, something seems a little different about Gaga! In additional to a new hip, Lady Gaga is reportedly sporting a surgically altered face to boot!
Lady Gaga is well known for reinventing herself, so is not super unusual that she showed up after four months in near seclusion, looking different, but Gaga’s latest re-invention involves a bit more than her usual wacky costumes and crazy makeup. A remarkably slimmer nose, puffed up lips and frozen face seem to be the result of plastic surgery, and the dramatic results don’t take an expert to spot. I think it’s safe to say that Lady Gaga was definitely not born this way…
Although Lady Gaga has always claimed to support “being yourself”, she doesn’t exactly practice what she preaches. Lady Gaga started dabbling with plastic surgery in 2008, shortly after she signed her first record deal, and this is when she got her first rhinoplasty surgery. Gaga was only 20 years old when she was signed by Interscope, and as most young up-and-coming stars will tell you, record-producing experts will effectively just sit you down and tell you what you need to change in order to achieve famousness (and yes, looks have as much, or more to do with selling records than actual singing ability). Rumor has it that in addition to the nose job, Lady Gaga has also had a chin implant and lip injections in the past.
So what about 2013? Has Gaga had more plastic surgery recently? According to photo comparisons, it appears that she may have spent the last 4 months of downtime from her hip surgery, healing from another nose job as well. Lady Gaga’s nose has gone from distractingly prominent, to prominent/distinquished and now to just another “perfect” plastic nose.
I mean really…Who gets a bunch of custom-made designer wheelchairs made, and then hides out from the paparazzi for months? (Someone that has had plastic surgery and doesn’t want you to know…). After watching Lady Gaga belt out her version of the Star Spangled Banner, it’s also obvious that the 27-year old singer has also had a bit too much Botox that has left her eyebrows, forehead and much of her face completely immobilized. Check it out below and let us know what you think!Tags: singers, under 30
Do you remember Anthony Michael Hall in the 80′s cult classic, “Weird Science”? In the movie Anthony and a friend made their very own dream girl in a very Frankenstein-esque way. Fast forward to 2013, nearly 25 years after Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith donned bras on their heads in an attempt to create the perfect woman, Anthony Michael Hall is now dating real-life plastic surgery recreation, Lacey Wildd.
Anthony and Lacey have been spotted around Hollywood lately, but judging by the pictures of the two of them together, this is a new relationship and Anthony isn’t exactly flaunting it. And, well, we don’t really blame him. Lacey’s own children are embarrassed by their mother’s extreme plastic surgery, but Lacey refuses to stop and claims that her huge breasts and surgically altered body pay the bills for her family.
Forty five year old Lacey has undergone over a dozen risky breast enlargement surgeries in the pursuit of her dream to have the 5th largest breasts in the world, but that is just the tip of the plastic surgery iceberg. Lacey has transformed 90% of her body with plastic surgery and has had multiple tummy tucks, full-body liposuction (several times), butt implants, butt lifts, face lifts, etc. The mother of 6 even had her plastic surgeon create an internal corset-like device that supports her gigantic breast implants. Weird science, indeed! Which may be why we think it’s pretty ironic that the kid from Weird Science is dating a real-life science experiment now…
Check out the shocking photos of Lacey Wildd before and after plastic surgery!Tags: Anthony Michael Hall, over 40, Weird Science
Don’t worry ladies, modern science is here to help fix your life! According to Amanda Bynes, not only will plastic surgery help you live your dreams, you will also be a hero for having cosmetic surgery.
The 27-year old former actress, who is now more famous for her bizarre behavior, than for her acting career, went on another manic twitter rant, where she makes some pretty ridiculous claims. Amanda, who has admitted to having more then one nose job, is now claiming that she went under the knife to fix a “birth defect” and that she considers herself and her plastic surgeon to be heros. In Amanda’s words:
“I was born with a webbing in between my eyes. That was a birth defect that I had surgically removed! I’ve never been more excited! Now I need a few more surgeries to shave the bridge down to correct the rest of my nose so I can start the next chapter of my career! Music! I consider myself to be a hero to have suffered 27 years with a birth defect and to just now have it surgically removed! I had to share my story with you so the media would stop using old photos of me and stop writing lies about me having odd behavior when I was just embarrassed to share the fact that I had a birth defect. As soon as I had it removed I couldn’t wait to talk about it! I’m having my next surgery on Saturday! My doctors are heroes who also correct kids who have cleft lip – something as traumatic as webbing in between your eyes! I wanted to share my story with you to prove that I’m not crazy, I was just embarrassed. Surgery is a complete miracle for me – nothing can hold you back from living out your dreams. There’s a surgery for everything that’s wrong with you!”
So was the boob job also to fix a birth defect, Amanda? Think of all of those poor babies out there that are born flat-chested and/or with a nose that is not perfectly straight?! How humiliating! Amanda is such a saint for living the first 25 years of her life with these “defects”. Well, according to Amanda at least…Tags: actresses, Twitter, under 30
Courtney Stodden has revealed a couple of her secrets today: She’s a habitual bra-stuffer and she finally got that boob job that she has always dreamed about! Although it’s only been a few days since Courtney has gone under the knife, she just couldn’t wait to show off the results of her breast augmentation surgery.
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The tiny teenager decided to take her natural C-cup up to a massive DD-cup in an attempt to extend the 15-minutes of fame that she so desperately craves. In 2011, Courtney Stodden married 51-year old actor Doug Hutchinson when she was only 16-years old, and her attempts to score a reality show, start a singing career or get paid to model have all pretty much failed.
Courtney’s new Barbie Boobs® come compliments of Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr. Stuart Linder and a pair of saline breast implants. And how does Courtney feel about her new curves? She is so excited about them that she’s back to making up adjectives:
“I love the way my shape looks, it looks more Jessica Rabbit-y, and it just makes me feel more sexy, more like a woman.“Tags: Doug Hutchinson, saline breast implants, teenagers, under 20
Looks like Courtney Stodden finally replaced that over-stuffed bra with the breast implants she has always wanted! According to a tweet from Courtney today, she is heading over to her plastic surgeon’s office for her breast implant surgery follow up appointment:
“Heading to Dr Linder’s office for a follow-up & feeling good. Woot! (.)(.)”
Apparently Courtney decided to go with Dr. Stuart Linder, who is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon that specializes in breast augmentation.
So just how big did Courtney Stodden go with her new breast implants? Hopefully the 18-year old wannabe star stayed tasteful and didn’t go over the top with the size of her new breast implants, but come on, what’s the chance of that? Judging by the amount of padding Courtney likes to stuff into her bra and swimsuits, we would be surprised if she didn’t emerge from her breast augmentation surgery with at least a DD-cup (which looks totally ridiculous on a girl her size, but to each their own, right?).
If today is Courtney Stodden’s 1-week post breast surgery follow up, then we can expect to see her Twitter page flooded with boobtastic selfies in 1 – 2 weeks, when her bandages come off.Tags: under 20