Good news, celebs! Researchers are saying 60 is the new 40 so you can live even longer knowing that you’re not middle-aged yet. The studies have been coming out of Austria and Stony Brook University. Now you have more time to party it up and drink heavily if you really want to do damage to your system without worrying about society thinking you’re wrinkly and old. But there is another reason celebs should refrain from overdoing their fast and furious lifestyles. You don’t want to end up like these celebs who did not age well. They look like they have been through rough times.
Matthew Perry played Chandler Bing on “Friends” and had a secret life behind the scenes. He told People magazine that he got addicted to drugs and alcohol. “From an outsider’s perspective it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism. Eventually things got so bad I couldn’t hide it and everyone knew,” said Perry. He is currently on “The Odd Couple” and he’s looking different from the Chandler we knew.
Kevin Federline was a backup dancer for Britney Spears and then he was not. You have to be doing intense choreography and look cute up there on stage for that job. He probably won’t get any more offers to dance after his drastic weight gain. In 2010, he told Access Hollywood, “Once you get depressed, you don’t really feel like doing anything. You’re kind of discouraged about yourself and then the weight gain too, or that makes me more depressed. I mean, it’s a combination of all those things.”
Tara Reid, you got people worrying about how thin you have become and it’s got to stop for somebody’s sake. From “Josie and the Pussycats” to the atrociously good “Sharknado,” Tara Reid just seemed to stop eating. She was skinny before and now the Daily Mail is calling her ribcage “alarmingly bony.” Reid got her big break at the age of 6 on the show “Child’s Play” where they try to guess words based on definitions.
Kirstie Alley was on “Cheers” and had a lot to cheer about. Then she let herself go, according to Hollywood Take. “I started drinking grape sodas. Do you know I was drinking 12 grape sodas a day? That’s when I really started putting on weight,” said Alley. The soda drinks aren’t the only thing Alley’s got going on. Scientology kept her friend Maksim Chmerkovskiy from speaking to her, according to Radar.
James Bond is known to be fit and charming. Pierce Brosnan played Bond from 1995 to 2002 in movies like “GoldenEye,” “Tomorrow Never Dies,” and “Die Another Day.” Then it was probably that “Mamma Mia!” movie that let us know he is not the same Bond as before. You can only do so many musicals with Amanda Seyfried before the career takes a drastic turn. He might make a comeback since he’s in the 2015 movie “Survivor” coming in May.
Axl Rose was minding his own business in the Soho neighborhood of New York City when people saw him and he didn’t have time to run away. Then the New York Times called him “nearly unrecognizable.” He had a cane and it was said that he is paying for his hard partying days. At least he still has his fans like Lana Del Rey who sang a song called “Axl Rose Husband.”
“I see dead people,” said a scared boy in one of the most famous horror movies. Haley Joel Osment won’t be able to play a kid in movies like “The Sixth Sense” anymore. But he was able to secure the role of a Canadian Nazi sympathizer in the movie “Yoga Hosers.” Kids grow up so fast these days! He is also going to be in the Kristen Wiig series “The Spoils Before Dying” which is a sequel to “The Spoils of Babylon.”
D’Angelo was known for his “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)” music video and now we all know how he really felt about his video. It was for his “Voodoo” album and then he went to court for charges of drunk driving, drug possession, assault, and disturbing the peace according to a Spin article. He won’t be doing any naked music videos any more but he is planning on playing certain venues for his 2014 “Black Messiah” album.
Austin St. John was the red Power Ranger on “Might Morphin Power Rangers.” It looks like the years have not been as kind to him as someone like Mario Lopez, who is also in his 40s, but the legacy of being a former Power Ranger has its perks. He interviewed with Sciencefiction.com and said that the original Black Ranger told him about conventions. “I’m already booked all the way to 2016! Now I’ve got four new films, a TV series, a bunch of new projects,” said St. John.
Saved by the zombie? Lark Voorhies looks nothing like her “Lisa Turtle” character and blogs like Rumor Fix were saying she is looking “rough” with a “zombie-like” appearance. You know it’s bad when your fans are asking if you’re okay and to take care of yourself. Fans can read all about her in her book “True Light” which has Amazon reviewers saying “My God, reading this is like listening to a dementia patient. How can this be in print?”
Brian Bonsall started his acting career at the age of five on the show “Family Ties. He won a bunch of awards and formed a rock band called Late Bloomers in 1998. When he was 28, he was arrested for investigation of an assault according to Colorado Daily. “Bonsall said he takes a lot of drugs and sometimes those drugs make him forget things,” said a report. Ease off the drugs, Bonsall.
Did Macauley Culkin disappear? He was so famous from the “Home Alone” movies and now it seems like his waistline is disappearing. The Daily Mail called “dishevelled and emaciated” in a 2012 article. The rumors about him are not any better. The National Enquirer alleged that he shared the same drug dealer with Zac Efron. Hollywood is a small town after all. Let’s hope he’s not home alone and popping oxycontin.
Amanda Bynes can be seen smiling in all of her press photos for old movies like “She’s the Man” and “Hairspray.” Now the world remembers her for throwing bongs out the window and being involuntarily hospitalized on psychiatric hold. What happened to the girl who said “Court dismissed! Bring in the dancing lobsters!” on “The Amanda Show” and made us laugh? On October 22, Bynes’ mother received conservatorship of her. Fingers are crossed.
Before there was Ben Affleck as Batman, there was Val Kilmer in “Batman Forever.” Will Arnett got to wear the same batsuit for the “Everything is Awesome” performance at the 2015 Oscars. However, Kilmer did not stay Batman forever and might have to go for less physically demanding action movies now. He is going to be in a movie called “Weightless” with Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale. That’s two former Batmans together.
Just when you thought Lindsay Lohan was keeping a low profile while rehabilitating her career, she surprises you. The former “Mean Girls” star was photographed at the Cirque Le Soir club in London partying again. When was the first sign of trouble? Was it the time she allegedly punched a woman in New York or the time she went to rehab in 2007? She was spotted at West Hollywood clubs since her “Herbie: Fully Loaded” days, according to Indiewire. All that’s left for her is to keep on clubbing.
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.