At the 2014 World Of Children’s Awards In New York City, Mary-Kate Olsen once again sparked rumors and concern. Contrary to popular belief, the Olsen sisters are fraternal twins, not identical. While they might not technically be identical, they have always been difficult to tell apart, that is until a recent event in New York.
Above: At a recent event the twins appear obviously different in appearance.
Back in 2004, Mary-Kate’s health declined due to anorexia, and the two suddenly became very easy to tell apart. Yet, after attending rehab and getting her health back on track, Mary-Kate and sister Ashley Olsen could once again pass for identical twins.
Then, just a few weeks ago, the two sisters were seen looking vastly different.
Photographs of the pair at the World Of Children’s Awards sparked fans to start tweeting about the apparent changes to Mary-Kate Olsen’s face.
I grew up watching Mary-Kate and Ashley on TV, everything from Full House to DVDs like Double Double Toil and Trouble, To Grandmother’s House We Go, and perhaps my favorite, The Adventures of Mary Kate & Ashley. As I got a bit older the twins still provided entertainment, remember their TV show Two of a Kind? Long since their acting days the pair remains famous, now more for fashion than TV sitcoms and movies.
Above: Towards the end of their acting career the two are nearly identical (2002).
With the spotlight comes constant scrutiny, and when the twins don’t look exactly the same people start to talk.
While clearly something looks different about Mary-Kate’s face it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what. The experts are saying it is her jawline and cheekbones that look more defined.
Others speculate that 28-year old Mary-Kate may actually be pregnant since pregnancy can cause weight and facial changes due to a fluctuation in hormones. Mary-Kate is engaged, and possible even married, to 44-year old French banker Olivier Sarkozy, so pregnancy isn’t necessarily far fetched. Although in my opinion, she doesn’t look like she has gained weight, nor does she have that pregnant glow. Plus, doctors that have been asked to weigh in on the debate tend to put the blame on plastic surgery as opposed to pregnancy.
Above: Mary-Kate pictured at left in 2014, and Mary-Kate pictured at right back in 2012.
Dr. David Cangello from JUVA Skin and Plastic Surgery believes fillers are responsible for Mary-Kate’s new look. He says that fillers were likely injected into her cheekbone and used to straighten her nose bridge.
It appears Mary-Kate could really care less what people have to say. After the New York event that sparked all of these rumors, she was spotted with her boyfriend at the Knicks vs. Orlando Magic game, courtside of course.
Perhaps Mary-Kate is pregnant, or instead has been influenced by her much older fiancé to start getting fillers early. What do you think?Tags: actresses, under 30
Let’s create a show where women who are judged as “ugly” are given “extreme makeovers” and then compete in a beauty pageant to show off their new appearances. The actual pitch for this show sounds ludicrous, but Fox took it and ran with it, airing this exact show premise and calling it “The Swan” back in 2004.
For 2 ½ months the contestants on the show were put through grueling physical transformations in order to look like the stereotypical version of “beautiful.” Needless to say, the show received a lot of heat, but some 10 years later Fox has decided to bring it back with a 2-hour special and celebrity appearances. But according to one former Swan contestant this is anything but a good idea.
If you watched the show back in the day, you may remember Lorrie Arias from season 2. Lorrie underwent more plastic surgery than anyone else featured on the same season. She underwent a nose job, tummy tuck, liposuction on her knees, a face lift, brow lift, breast implants, AND fat transferred to lift her upper lip. Even after all of this work, Arias did not compete in the final segment of the show, which includes a beauty pageant.
Pictured Above: Lorrie Arias before and after her Swan makeover.
10-years after the show has faded from local broadcastings, Arias decided to speak out. In an interview with the New York Post she admits that she underwent all of these surgeries for nothing. Going as far as to call herself “a 300-pound mess of a person who is afraid to go outside.”
Arias says that all of the physical transformations the show puts women through take a heavy toll on the human psyche, and Fox was not prepared to handle any of that. In fact, they only offered four 15-minute sessions with a therapist throughout the 2-½ months of filming. When Arias returned home she was unable to afford any extra therapy on her own, and has since emotionally spiraled out of control. Arias told RadarOnline that it wasn’t the surgery itself that caused her so much grief, but the lack of counseling available to deal with the changes.
Here are some other transformations from the show:
Now that the reality show is trying to make a comeback, Arias admits she is worried about some of the future celebrity contestants that are supposed to make an appearance. Among the rumored celebrities to appear on The Swan’s latest episodes are Monica Lewinsky and Erin Moran. Arias believes Lewinsky will be just fine because, “She has self-esteem. She worked at the White House. You have to have some kind of self-esteem for that. Before the show she’s fine…and afterwards she’ll be even better.”
She is worried about Erin Moran though, former actress from Happy Days, because she is currently homeless and broke, and will need therapy after the show. Although Arias knows that just like her, Moran won’t be getting it from Fox!
What do you think? Should Erin Moran, or anybody, be featured on a show like The Swan?Tags: Lorrie Arias, reality shows, The Swan
Kim Kardashian “broke the Internet” (or at least tried) this month with her racy nude photos, but she isn’t the only celeb baring it all—and no, I’m not talking about Chelsea Handler either. Instead, the nudist I’m referring to is actually the modest, and extremely talented actress, Keira Knightley.
Keira Knightley certainly isn’t known for having large breasts, although she isn’t known for having swollen mosquito bites either. That’s because her photos are routinely photoshopped to show a more enhanced bust line. But Keira doesn’t like these alterations one bit, and she feels some images are worse than others.
For instance, Keira believes her bust was distastefully altered for King Arthur movie promotions back in 2004. It’s not that editors made her breasts huge, so that they majorly stand out or anything, but when the photoshopped image is compared with the untouched copy, there is a clear difference in breast size.
The reason Keira really hates this attempt at a digital ‘boob job’ is because she thinks they look very saggy. The humble 29-year old superstar said in an interview with Allure magazine, “Well, if you’re going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts.”
Not that Keira wants to be altered in her photos to begin with. Clearly, Keira has the funds and resources to get any plastic surgery she wants. If she wanted larger breasts, she’d get a boob job. This natural beauty prefers her bust au naturel, and she wants her fans to know what her breasts really look like. That’s why she decided to pose nude for Interview Magazine a few months ago.
She was happy to show off her bare chest, but only if photographers and editors promised to leave her breasts as-is. Keira says, “OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch. Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are… I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”
Women come in all different shapes and sizes, and it’s true that photoshop takes away from that. There are plenty of girls and women out there feeling insecure about having small breasts, or a lack of curves in general—especially with the trend for tiny waists and huge breasts and behinds at an all time high. Keira proves that it doesn’t take out of this world curves to be beautiful or earn notoriety and attention.
Above: Chanel addes a little something something to Keira’s bustling for a perfume campaign.
Although Keira makes so many good points, she may have one fact wrong; she told Allure, “I don’t mind exposing my t—s because they’re so small. People really aren’t that interested!” I bet a lot more men and women are interested than she thinks…Tags: actresses, under 30
Kelly Lee Dekay is a 27-year old New Yorker with a unique set of aspirations. She wants to be just like Jessica Rabbit. That requires a busty chest, curvaceous hips, and a super slim waist. The fetish model won’t settle for your average small waist, instead she has trained her waist to be a teeny-tiny 16-inches. Even super skinny models with no butt, hips, or breasts measure closer to 24-inches around their waist, so while Dekay’s waist looks even smaller because of her large hips and breasts, it really truly is impossibly thin.
7-years ago Dekay began ‘waist-training’ in order to acquire her out of this world dimensions. So how does she waist-train exactly? Dekay wears ultra tight corsets day after day to keep her waist looking super thin. She is amazed that simple fabric can alter the human body in such a way.
Dekay seeks inspiration from comic book characters, but she realizes that her own waist can never be as small as theirs, because otherwise she would physically break. In an interview the fashion loving fetish model admits, “I’ve always loved how certain pieces of garments gave you permission to let out certain parts of you. So I think that’s what tight lacing does for me, I wanted to become my own super hero villain.”
Although it seems easy enough to wear a corset, it isn’t all fun and games. The corset is incredibly tight and can be painful, it also prevents Dekay from carrying too much weight or else she risks injury. While Dekay has worn her corset while hiking and playing a game of softball, she usually leaves her corset at home when she plans to be more active. In fact, Dekay weight trains in order to keep up with her physical appearance as well, a sport she can definitely not participate in while wearing her corset.
Dekay gets mixed reactions from her appearance, but she doesn’t plan on ditching the corset for good any time soon. Dekay does it for herself and loves the way she looks. She says, “Some people really love it, some people really hate it, but I always did it for myself…I love modifying and its often mistaken that modification is being a means of not loving yourself but I modify because I can, because it’s fun.”
I’m just wondering if she stopped regularly wearing a corset, would her waist ever return to a more natural size?Tags: waist training
Although she is only 33-years old, it seems that Beyonce Knowles is having a bit of a mid-life crisis. And, judging by the latest plastic surgery she had on her face, this may not turn out very well…
Beyonce arrived at the Topshop flagship store opening dinner in NYC, with a whole new set of lips, and now she is nearly unrecognizable! After getting lip injections to plump her pout, and Botox to turn back the hands of time, Beyonce is looking more like a cross between Naomi Campbell and Eva Mendez, and is slowly becoming just another Hollywood pop out.
In addition to the latest overzealous round of plastic surgery, Beyonce (or her management team) has also been Photoshopping the photos that she posts to her social media pages, and many fans are calling bullshit on her over accentuated thigh-gap.
Following her Superbowl performance last year, unflattering pictures of Beyonce hit the internet, after she was caught on camera making “ugly” faces while she performed and danced her ass off. To make matters worse, her publicist requested that the pictures be removed, which only caused more publicity behind the photos and they spread like wildfire.
Clearly, Beyonce didn’t like the way she looked in the photos, so you have to wonder if the Superbowl pictures were the driving force behind her having a bit of plastic surgery? She has certainly had Botox and filler injections since then, so it sure is possible!
Hopefully Beyonce lays off the plastic surgery, because the natural beauty definitely does not need it. But, in the world of Hollywood, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t, when it comes to plastic surgery!Tags: over 30, singers
Paul PJ James is a sexy, ripped personal trainer that went from fit to fat, to fit again! In an attempt to better understand what his overweight clients were going through, the trainer decided to add 100 pounds to his lean and trim 176-lb frame. Instead of bench pressing and practicing endless lunges, the handsome hunk sat back and enjoyed carton after carton of ice cream. He didn’t stop eating until he couldn’t buckle a size-48 belt, and his health began to suffer.
James is not only a personal trainer, his incredible body has also earned him the opportunity to model some of the world’s most fashionable underwear, such as Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace and more. Even with perfect pecks and well-defined arms James encountered some difficulties in his occupation. He was struggling to motivate his overweight clients that complained of achy knees, and other excuses why they couldn’t complete certain exercises.
As a man that lived on lean protein, vegetables and squats James felt disconnected with his heavier clients struggling with overeating disorders and a lifetime of body insecurities. James wanted to relate to his clients and offer them better advice than, “Eat more vegetables.” To which many replied, “You are an underwear model, you don’t get it!”
As a compassionate guy James knew he didn’t get it, but he sure wanted to. Otherwise, taking on clients that really needed help getting into shape didn’t feel right anymore. And what’s the point of being a personal trainer when you can’t help the people that need it most?
And so came the decision to add 50% of his body weight and then lose it in only 1-year. His first binge night fell on New Years Eve. As James rang in 2009 he devoured 4 lamb gyros, a plate full of BBQ, salad, bread with fattening dips, fried fish, and 8 cans of Cola to wash it all down. Not only is James a model and trainer, but he is also a trained chef used to eating the healthiest foods. His ultra-fit body was quick to react, packing on 12-pounds in only one night!
For the next few months James continued indulging in all of the foods usually reserved for his Sunday cheat days, mac and cheese, KFC, ramen noodles, fudge pizzas, you name it and James ate it!
He also dedicated himself to the couch instead of lifting weights, swimming in the ocean, or playing a round of golf. At first, the 33-year old Australian was in “heaven,” but as he saw his years of hard-chiseled work morphing into fat he started to feel less enthusiastic about watching marathon TV shows with a bucket of caramel ice cream.
Once he reached his goal weight, his doctors became concerned about his rising cholesterol, blood sugar, and liver enzyme levels. Not to mention the stretch marks ripping across his chest and his increasing depression. And so at last it was time to ditch the couch and the potato chips and shed the pounds, getting back to being the real James. After working his buns—and belly—off James was able to achieve the rock hard body he possessed before, as well as a whole new outlook on life and weight loss.
His clients appreciated the efforts he was willing to go through just to walk in their shoes. His dedication helped them make sacrifices of their own, shedding off excess weight and eating healthier in ways they never even imagined.
In the end James was able to prove that no matter what size you are you can achieve a perfectly fit body with the right exercises, tools, and dedication. Anyone else feeling motivated to hit the gym?!Tags: Paul James, personal trainers
Chris Brown threw a hissy fit online yesterday after Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon insulted his relationship with Karrueche Tran. Tamar and Adrienne, who co-host “The Real”, insinuated that Chris Brown’s girlfriend simply puts up with him because she and her friends love the fame and, clearly, their statements hit a nerve with hot-headed Chris, who unleashed on them via his Instagram account.
Chris started in on Adrienne Bailon, calling her a “trout mouth ass bitch“, claiming that she was a hoe and that “Last time u was important n****s was riding spinners and wearing 6x tall Ts“. (For the record, Chris Brown is only 6 years younger than Adrienne Bailon.)
Chris then turned his anger to Tamar Braxton calling her “the ugly sister“, a “muppet face ass” and calling her out for having bad plastic surgery. Or as Chris so eloquently put it, “Dat plastic surgery f***ed yo face up“.
And while we personally find Chris Brown to be an immature douchebag, welllllll, he’s kinda right about Tamar Braxton looking like a muppet after all of that plastic surgery…
Tamar Braxton is the younger sister of singer Toni Braxton, and like her sister, 37-year old Tamara appears to have had a bit of plastic surgery over the past few years. The unfortunate result, as Chris Brown said, is that she is looking a tad on the Muppet-y side!
Like her sister Toni, Tamar appears to have had a nose job, which really isn’t so bad, but paired with those crazy looking cheek implants and whatever she had done that has left her with a permanently surprised look on her face (brow lift and/or loads of Botox), is just too much.Tags: feuds, over 30
After a year of being under a conservatorship by her parents Amanda Bynes is back on the streets, off her meds and back to her old tricks of DUI’s, bad weaves, plastic surgery and twitter rage.
When the conservatorship ended, a little over a month ago, Amanda left her parents house, stopped taking her medication and has managed to get: arrested for DUI, accused of shoplifting, kicked out of school and thrown back into a mental facility. Now, she’s out of the hospital and back on the streets acting bizarre, talking to inanimate objects, obsessing about her looks, talking about her numerous plastic surgery procedures (that she’s had, wants and needs) and judging other celebrities on her scale of ugliness. In her most recent Tweet, Amanda sets her sights on Zac Efron. According to Amanda. Zac makes her “not ugly” list:
By the way I just want to tweet that Zac Efron is not ugly
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) November 1, 2014
Amanda’s parents headed back to court last week to obtain another conservatorship, which sent Amanda off the rails and back to Twitter to accuse her father of sexual abuse, again.
The police filed a report against my dad – I am not able to be in the same room with him. He is a sexual predator and he SHOULD BE IN JAIL
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) October 31, 2014
On Friday, Amanda met with a judge to try to convince him that she was under control, but not before stopping off at a restaurant for lunch where the waitress described her as “chatty” and openly “talking about her plastic surgery”. Although the waitress did have to step out of the way several times to make room for Amanda’s imaginary friend…
Amanda has been spotted with several bandages on her face over the last month, so who knows if her latest plastic surgery is all in her head, or if she has really found a plastic surgeon to operate on her, but most recently she claims to have had a procedure done to remove “micro cysts” under her eyes.
Currently, Amanda has not been able to convince the judge that she is well enough to make her own decisions and a new conservatorship is in the works. Hopefully her parents will be able to get her under control again, but it seems like just a matter of time before she reverts to her old ways of bad wigs, plastic surgery and TMI Twitter posts.Tags: actresses, under 30