The nose knows. It knows when there’s some cookies baking in the stove and it knows when a surgery is happening to it. Some celebrities have a keen sense of smell and others might have trouble breathing. Who are we to say their deviated septums are not serious medical emergencies? In a rhinoplasty, the surgeon usually makes incisions in the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The skin and tissue is redraped over the structure of the nose. Risks involve bleeding, injury to the septum, skin necrosis, and bursted blood vessels that appear as red dots on the nose. It sounds like oodles of fun. Let’s see who has done this to their sniffer.
Tamar Braxton has a Soul Train award to her name but she also as a unique nose story to her name. She spoke with Blackenterprise.com about her serious situation. “I’ve had my nose done. I was born without cartilage in my nose and when I was 16 I had my first operation – an implant in my nose. The reason I had it done was because it was hard for me to breathe and I snored terribly,” said Braxton.
Vicki Gunvalson was called Miss Piggy by a woman named Slade. Slade threw some shade at her! Now the “Real Housewives of Orange County” star needs to worry about that name-calling no more. She decided to make her nose thinner in 2012. Miss Piggy is an international superstar puppet so that’s not the worst thing you can be called. The Muppets are a popular team of actors that have their own movies so you could even get a new job!
Nene Leakes said, “If anything falls, I pick it up! As long as you don’t look plastic, a little nip and tuck is okay!” She must have nipped and tucked her nose since US Weekly reported she had rhinoplasty. Hopefully Nene remembers to cover her nose from any dust nearby, since she started selling a new clothing item called The Nene Leakes Collection Drape Front Duster. Dusters can cause sneezes from all that dusting.
Nose jobs are even better when they’re free. Kim Richard supposedly got her nose job paid for by the Bravo network. “She went to the same doctor that did Kyle Richards oldest daughter Farrah’s nose job, she recommended him to Kim. Bravo paid the doctor for her to get the nose job, so how can that be a surprise?” said a source. It can be a surprise when everybody’s going to be talking about her cool new snout.
Courtney Love was open about her rhinoplasty. She thought that her nose was too big in the 80s and she had to do something about it. “I was an actress in the 80s but, well, let’s just be real, I had a really big nose. That schnoz was not taking me anywhere but radio. Yeah, I got my nose fixed,” said Love. Movies have been a little drab lately. Maybe what Hollywood needs is a rockstar movie featuring Courtney Love!
Dianna Agron was too busy putting on her cheerleading outfit in “Glee” to think about any side effects from her nose job. She told David Letterman that a high school friend accidentally punched her in the face when they were trying to punch somebody else. Then her nose was broken a second time when she accidentally slammed into another friend while dancing. Two times? That’s almost too crazy to be believed.
Amanda Bynes, also known as the girl we are all rooting for, tweeted that she had her nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing between her eyes. “I wasn’t going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos that I don’t want old photos used anymore! I’m so sick of magazines and blogs using old photos! When will they stop? I will never look like that again! Having surgery was the most amazing thing for my confidence!” she tweeted.
There was an episode of “Mad TV” where Nicole Parker plays Ashlee Simpson telling a bunch of kids, “Today’s not about me. It’s about you guys listening to me.” Simpson once told Us Weekly that people with two eyes would know the answer to whether not she had a nose job. Two eyes can see the nose and the nostrils and if there’s a nose that wasn’t there before. “Plastic surgery is something that everybody should think about for a really long time,” said Simpson.
Bruce Jenner had a nose job in the 80s according to People. “If you google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time or whatever it is, they’ve compared me to Michael Jackson,” said Jenner. There is no way you look anything like Michael Jackson. Whoever these people are, just ignore them! Anybody who has watched “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” would be crazy to make comparisons to the Prince of Pop.
Ashley Tisdale sang about being fabulous in “High School Musical” and now she’s open about her nose job. “I didn’t do this because I believe in plastic surgery. I did this to help my health. I literally almost could not breathe out of the right side of my nose,” said Tisdale. Could the breathing be linked to that one time you told your co-star Vanessa Hudgens about eating Kashi cereal with honey?
Howard Stern got a bump on his nose removed. He said he hid the fact he was scared that people would think he is very gay. Howard is the man who talks to celebs about every little thing so this is interesting that he would be so secretive about a nose job. He also said that his change was so subtle that his sister failed to notice. She might have said she did not notice, but you neverknow!
Jennifer Grey was in a movie called “Dirty Dancing” and she said her fame decreased. “I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous. It was the nose job from hell. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job,” said Grey. For a few months, she was even able to use the publicity from her nose job to get herself a sitcom called “It’s Like, You Know…” in 1999.
Mickey Rourke supposedly left acting to pursue boxing in 1991. They say no pain, no gain and he got a lot of pain. His face took such a beating that he went to get it surgically corrected. “Most of the cosmetic surgery was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing. I had to have cartilage taken from my ear to rebuild my nose, and a couple of operations to scrape out the cartilage because the scar tissue wasn’t healing properly,” said Rourke.
Kathy Griffin joked that she had liposuction and it all grew back. Maybe her nose grew back as well? “I was told repeatedly, ‘You would be pretty if it weren’t for that nose. You’d work more if it weren’t for that nose. Hey have you considered getting a nose job?’ You would think I had a nose the size of Texas. I was young and impressionable and I was told that enough that I started to believe it, so I got a nose job.”
Deviated septums are more common than these celebrities make it seem, according to The Frisky. They say that it’s usually not a serious condition and 80 percent of everybody has one. It’s just an excuse to get a nose job. “It’s funny. I had a deviated septum fixed – best thing I ever did. I slept like a baby for the first time in years. As far as the other rumors, as boring as it sounds, It’s still mine. All of it,” said Aniston.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.