Time for a little celebrity ketchup! Here are the most noteworthy recent celebrity news stories:

celebrity ketchup gossip newsI can’t believe Sean Stewart and Adrienne Maloof broke up! I thought they were totally in it for the long haul! – The Stir

11 bizarre plastic surgery techniques from the past. – Mental Floss

Taylor Swift throws away her fan mail (like every other celebrity) and this is apparently a news worthy story in Nashville. – The Superficial

Of course Lady Gaga’s rollin’ in a pimped out wheel chair. – Too Fab

10 celebrities that starred in pornos before they were famous. – Cracked

Kim Kardashian versus Shamu: Who wore it better? – Style Bistro

I think this woman likes Drake. And has the worst fan tattoo ever… – Pop Star Tats

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So it looks like Courtney Stodden has talked someone into buying her some new lips, which she proudly showed off on her Twitter page this week. Was it an early anniversary gift from Doug? Courtney received an 18th birthday present of a nose job and lip injections last year, but apparently she wanted to go even bigger with the lips and is now looking like this:

Courtney Stodden before and after lip injections

If Courtney Stodden doesn’t already make your head hurt, try this one on for size…Between getting plastic surgery and composing retarded tweets, Courtney somehow finds time to make ridiculous statements to any media source that will field her calls. Courtney Stodden has recently been comparing herself to Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot and is calling herself iconic. According to Courtney:

I look back to the pin-up days, to Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe and those beautiful, iconic women. So I want to be iconic and I feel like I am [iconic]…Those women were old souls, and I feel like I can connect with them. We’re both old souls and we’re having fun, and being glamorous and flirty

Since when is banging a dude older than your dad and dressing like a $2 hooker “fun, being glamorous and flirty”?! And how is being an unemployed teenager, spending other people’s money on plastic surgery even noteworthy, let alone “iconic”? At best, Courtney should be comparing herself to Shauna Sand, except that even Shauna Sand had a real live modeling/porn career at one point…AHHHHH *head explodes*

Courtney Stodden versus Shauna Sand:

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Adrienne Maloof has been at war with her fellow ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ co-stars, and they are not holding back! Outspoken Brandi Glanville and normally reserved and polite Lisa Vanderpump have both come out in the media with full blown insults directed at Adrienne Maloof, and more specifically, her plastic surgeried face. Among other things, Brandi has called the quality of Adrienne’s plastic surgery “discounted rate” and after Adrienne insulted Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant Villa Blanca, Lisa mocked photos circulating of Adrienne before plastic surgery. Only in Hollywood do woman think it’s fair game to insult someone for having plastic surgery, when they too have gone under the plastic surgeons knife!

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So just how much plastic surgery has Adrienne Maloof had, and is it really that bad? Adrienne has certainly had her fair share of plastic surgery but it really is nothing more or worse than any of the other housewives. Adrienne is 51-years old and like all of the other Real Housewives, uses her fair share of Botox and injectible fillers. She occasionally gets her lips plumped, but nothing too extreme, and she has breast implants. The two procedures that Adrienne has had, that stand out in a not so good way, are her nose job and what may have been a somewhat recent facelift.

Although Adrienne keeps pictures of herself before she had rhinoplasty surgery hidden away, her nose has obviously been worked on. Judging from the size and shape of it, we would guess that she had her first nose job in the 80′s or early 90′s, when plastic surgeons typically whittled noses down to these little pinched Barbie noses regardless of how such a nose would fit in with the patients other features. When comparing Adrienne’s nose after rhinoplasty to her brother’s noses, it’s quite obvious that she is no longer sporting the Maloof nose that she was born with.

Adrienne Maloof with her brothers in 2007:
Adrienne Maloof with her brothers in 2007

Although getting a bad nose job is not exactly her fault, it is slightly ironic since Adrienne was married to celebrity plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, whos specialty is rhinoplasty surgery. Perhaps that is how they met?!

More recently, it looks like Adrienne has added to her plastic surgery profile and got a facelift too. Her face appears pulled and overly tight and her entire face looks swept upward. Adrienne’s eyes are more slanted and her brows are elevated as well, which are all telltale signs of a facelift.

Adrienne Maloof Before and After Plastic Surgery

Judging from the photo comparison of Adrienne Maloof throughout the years, she probably had a facelift in the last 1 – 2 years and we feel that she is at her plastic surgery tipping point. Will she be able to ween herself off of the plastic surgery now that she is no longer married to a plastic surgeon, or will being single and dating in her 50′s lead her down the path of more plastic surgery?

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For those of you who were devastated when Fox’s The Swan only lasted two seasons, the plastic surgery reality show is back in production, and this time the ugly ducklings will be celebrities! That’s right, not only is Fox bringing back its cancelled 2004 series, but the network hopes to boost ratings by making the show’s much-awaited return a celebrity special. For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to witness the train wreck that was The Swan, here’s the low-down:

In the original 2004 series, women who were deemed “ugly” were treated to extreme makeovers by a team of cosmetic surgeons, personal trainers, dentists and therapists. Each episode of The Swan featured two women who underwent plastic surgery procedures over the course of three months, and the contestant who ended up being prettier went on to compete in a pageant held at the end of the season. Yep, that’s about as shallow as it gets, folks. Unfortunately for Fox, The Swan aired at a time when networks were still trying to navigate the boundaries of reality television. The revival of the plastic surgery series comes at the perfect time: when all reality TV boundaries have gone out the window.

The original “The Swan” contestants:
The Swan contestants before and after

According to Fox’s official tagline for the show, which will debut as a two-hour special, “Celebrity Swan will feature female celebrities and will offer these popular women the incredible opportunity to undergo physical, psychological and career changes as cameras follow them through the transformative process. This opportunity will allow these women to come back better than ever, have a second change at personal and career redemption and re-introduce themselves to their supportive fans in a whole new way.” Putting the most obvious qualms aside (for now), what exactly does Fox mean by “psychological changes?”

Fox may have been surprised by The Swan‘s drop in ratings after season 2, but really, they should have seen it coming. In the days before plastic surgery reality TV shows like Plastic Wives ruled the airwaves, audiences weren’t all that excited about watching everyday Americans ruin their lives by getting bad plastic surgery. Take U.S. Army captain DeLisa Stiles, for example, who underwent numerous plastic surgery procedures in pursuit of beauty in The Swan 2. Sure she won all the “glory” that comes with being named Fox TV’s “The Swan,” but it cost her her husband of eight years, who filed for divorce while the show was being taped. Add a celebrity element to an even slightly intriguing plastic surgery series though, and you’ve got a captivated audience that doesn’t feel too guilty about staying tuned. After all, judging the appearance of celebrities who undergo plastic surgery happens on a daily basis these days anyway. Why not make it an official competition?

“The Swan” Season 2 contestants before and after:

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The original “Housewife”, Vicki Gunvalson, has had a rough couple of years. First she decided to end her 16 year marriage and then she found out that her daughter eloped and got married in Las Vegas! Within the last year Vicki also turned 50 and became a grandmother after her daughter Briana underwent an emergency c-section. So how is Vicki dealing with the stress in her life? With plastic surgery, apparently!

Vicki Gunvalson before and after plastic surgery:
Vicki Gundvalson plastic surgery 2013 chin implant

Immediately after getting divorced, Vicki spent $8,000 on a “divorce makeover” and underwent liposuction, Botox, filler injections and laser resurfacing treatments. More recently, Vicki’s face appears to have changed again and her fans want to know what she’s had done now.

Has Vicki Gunvalson had more plastic surgery?
Vicki Gunvalson chin implant

Vicki has obviously kept up with the filler and Botox injections and her cheeks are bigger than ever. Vicki also used to have a gummy smile, but it appears that she’s had a procedure to fix it at some point. The most noticeable change though, is her chin! It looks like the most recent plastic surgery this Vicki Gundvalson has undergone is a chin implant and/or a necklift. We’ve received several emails from “Real Housewives of Orange County” fans that insist that Vicki has had a chin implant, but it’s possible that her new look is the result of a necklift, which has defined her chin and jawline.

What do you think of Vicki’s new look? We think she looks great for 50, but we also think she should slow down on the plastic surgery before she over does it!

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Last month Kate Upton joined an elite league of supermodels by gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, two years in a row. In the last 50 years, only 9 models have been featured on the cover more than once, and only 5 have appeared on the cover in consecutive years.

Kate Upton on the cover of the 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition:
Kate Uptons Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Covers

Kate Upton’s career exploded in 2011 when she became the face of Guess and appeared for the first time in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, where she was named “Rookie of the Year” for that issue. The voluptuous model quickly developed a large fan base, but more recently she had been plagued with controversy. The two most common things we hear about Kate is, “Her breasts are fake!” and “Why is she famous? She’s totally overrated!”. And while we firmly believe that Kate Upton’s breasts are real, after seeing her pictures before photoshop, we can see why people think she’s overrated. She’s really making those photographers and Photoshoppers work overtime in order to make her look as good as she does in magazines!

Kate Upton before and after Photoshop:
Kate Upton Before and After Photoshop

The 20-year old model has packed on close to 20 pounds since her career took off, and while Kate still looks okay with a little extra weight on her, it’s extremely frustrating for the photographers when a model shows up to a shoot out of shape. It is then up to the photographer to do all of the work to shoot at flattering angles, find poses/props that hide the extra pounds and spending extra time on retouching the pictures with Photoshop, in order to make them print ready.

Luckly for Kate Upton, when she gains weight, most of it goes straight to her moneymakers! Since she has gained weight, there has been a resurgence of the “Kate Upton got a boob job!” rumors, but we still don’t believe it. Kate looks completely natural, big boobs and all!

More pictures of Kate Upton before the magic of Photoshop:

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For those of you suffering from a mid-life crisis who just can’t bring yourselves to get plastic surgery, why not splurge for some bangs? Hey, if it worked for Michelle Obama, it can work for anyone. During a recent interview on the Rachael Ray Show, the First Lady joked about her new, “drastic” ‘do being a substitute for the more traditional crises of non-presidential middle-aged people – like going bungee jumping, buying a sports car or getting plastic surgery. Michelle debuted the new look on her 49th birthday, which happened to fall just a few days before the president’s second inauguration in January.

Michelle Obama before and after her “mid-life crisis” bangs:
Michelle Obama Haircut/Bangs Before and After

Obviously, Barack and the secret service weren’t about to let Michelle jump off a cliff, and we can’t even imagine what kind of backlash there would be if she opted for plastic surgery (considering something as simple as her getting a haircut is being compared to the major political scandal of the Nixon-era, Watergate.) So, when she turned 49, she got bangs instead. As they say, the Watergate scandal had such an impact on the national and international consciousness that many scandals (political or not) since Watergate have been assigned the suffix “gate.” Hence Michelle Obama’s “bangs-gate.”

In a day and age when deciding to get plastic surgery is about as easy for some people as deciding what to wear or what to eat for lunch, it’s kind of refreshing that Michelle Obama caused such a national ruckus by simply trading in her signature bob for a younger, banged hairstyle. No facelift, no boob job, no lip injections; the First Lady is au naturale, and her shoulder-length cut and feathery bangs only augment her naturally pretty facial features. “I couldn’t get a sports car,” the First Lady joked in her Rachael Ray interview, “So instead, I cut my bangs.” Mid-life crisis or not, the bangs seem to be a big hit.

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Yes, it’s true. Kate Gosselin looks markedly different from her “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ days, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s gone and gotten a facelift! When Kate Gosselin and her husband broke up, Kate, like many woman going through a major life change, decided to revamp her look. She got rid of her trademark spiky reverse mullet and decided in favor of long blonde extensions, started getting spray tans and changed her makeup. She also got breast implants and started getting Botox injections, which really is not that shocking for a suddenly single women in her 30′s. And while Kate’s new look is different, in our opinion she looks pretty and the change isn’t overly extreme. So why do all of the media outlets keep splashing “Kate Gosselin Got a Facelift!” across their headlines? One media source was so bold to even title their article: “Kate Gosselin Has Definitely Had Plastic Surgery – Celebrity Surgeons All Agree”!

Kate Gosseling then and now:
Kate Gosselin Plastic Surgery 2013

Kate is only in her mid-30′s and is nowhere near needing a facelift. As a matter of fact, the 37-year old reality mom says that she is flattered by the facelift rumors. The rumors of a facelift first surfaced in 2011, and Kate responded on her blog:

With all the buzz about me having had a facelift, I will confirm that I have not had one…But I will take all of the talk about how rested and young I look as a compliment! So thanks!

Kate is no stranger to having plastic surgery, but a facelift is one of the things that she has not had done. In 2007, Kate had a tummy tuck after her pregnancy with sextuplets stretched the skin of her stomach beyond the point of return. Her tummy tuck was performed for free by Dr. Lawrence Glassman and the procedure was filmed for TLC’s “Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later”.

Kate Gosselin before and after having a tummy tuck:
kate gosselin before and after tummy tuck surgery

In 2009, Kate also decided to get breast implants and after playing coy with the media by answering questions about her newly larger, perkier breast with: “These breasts are all mine”, she eventually fessed up to having a breast augmentation surgery.

Kate before and after breast implants:
Kate Gosseling before and after boob job

So has Kate Gosselin had plastic surgery? Yes, of course she has! And she has been happy to tell her fans about it. But, the facelift rumors are just absurd. Botox? Yes. Facelift? Not even close.

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