Single people don’t just judge their date for grammar skills and confidence levels. According to USA Today, it’s all about the teeth as well. Teeth are so important that even Lady Gaga wrote a song about them. How do celebrities fix their teeth? They might use braces for teeth that are overcrowded, overlapping, or containing too much space in between. But whatever you do, don’t watch the Youtube video by “EpicEleanor” that is called “I ripped out my braces” because that will make you think about gross things. All of these celebrities used braces to perfect the beauty of their shiny teeth.
Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA and so would Estelle because she wants to come kick it with her perfect teeth that had braces on them in 2008. The Daily Mail reported that American executives wanted her to get her teeth fixed. “I’ve been wanting braces since I was 20. I’ve just now got the courage to get them. I don’t like pain. I’m such a wuss,” said Estelle.
Tom Cruise allegedly might be funding the Church of Scientology, but he also funded his braces back in 2002. He was 39 years old at the time so you see it is never too late to get a braceface. Maybe braces were the reason he was able to date stars like Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz. Cruise is in Atlanta for a movie called “Mena” about a pilot who lands work in the CIA and as a drug runner.
Drew Barrymore also wore braces and she has the smiling pictures to prove it. Her teeth were always in a decent state even when she was seven years old. There’s a Youtube clip from when she was on the Jimmy Carson show in 1982 and they were talking about her “pretty” teeth. She then pulled out her flipper teeth which are removable dentures since her real teeth were still growing in.
Lourdes Leon is the daughter of Madonna. She had braces in 2010. Lourdes doesn’t exactly approve of all of her mother’s work, according to a Carson Daly interview. “She just wants me to be her mom. Every time my kids would visit me in the studio, it would just so happen that I’d be working on a song like ‘Holy Water’ or ‘S.E.X.,'” said Madonna. The rebel heart has her rebel daughter.
No more wire hangers! But wire braces are okay. Faye Dunaway got braces at the age of 61. “You just sort of let them go for a while, but it was time to have something done to my teeth. I’m glad. It’s going to be good,” said Dunaway in a NY Daily News piece. Dunaway is supposedly writing a book about her recollections behind the scenes of the movie “Mommie Dearest” in which she starred.
Jeremy Piven had braces when he was younger, probably when he was at Harand Theater Camp in Wisconsin. He played the Hollywood agent Ari Gold on the show “Entourage” for which he won a Golden Globe. He is now promoting a PBS show called “Mr. Selfridge” about an American entrepreneur who opened a department store in London. “The truth of the matter is that PBS has the best pedigree of shows on the air,” said Piven.
Leave it to Danny Glover to really make a difference in the world through the use of dental braces. He wore braces in the movie “Shooter” and one fan on the website Archwired.com was not impressed. “What a terrible voice he had with them…I hate to say it but if I were casting I would not have cast him because the braces took so much away from him,” said a user named Kat. Then another user named Michael said “I would have hired him because he had braces.”
Rashida Jones tweeted an old photo of her with braces to connect with her fans. She got over 200 retweets and a lot of comments! She posted, “School photo #3: 1990. Awkwarrrrrrrd. Why the turtleneck?! So much wrong here. #therealme #seemymovie #candjforever.” One fan named @cybermelli commented, “Just imdb’d to find out if we’re the same age. I feel like all my school pix have the same bad fashion/hair as this shot!”
Did the wizards and students of Hogwarts brush their teeth? Emma Watson probably did since her teeth looked fine before and after her braces. On the forum Cosforums.com in the “Chamber of Secrets” thread, a user named “somerandom592” had all the answers. “They do brush their teeth, in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Hermione asks Harry if he wants his toothbrush,” said Somerandom592. Be right back, scanning every page of that Harry Potter book to see if they actually brush and floss.
Austin Mahone talked to M Magazine about getting his braces and he did not hold back. “I was actually kind of excited to get them on, I was ready. After the first month, I was like, ‘OK, I hate them. I want them off. Every time I went to the orthodontist, I would ask, ‘Is it time for me to get them off yet? And they’d always be like, ‘No, one more year,'” said Mahone.
Niall Horan of One Direction had his braces taken off in 2013 and celebrated with Japanese food, according to the Huffington Post. “Morning! This is it! I’m goin to the dentist! I think this is my last hour with braces! Oh how I’m gonna miss them! Naaaaaaat,” tweeted Horan. Too bad for him, a Madame Tussauds wax figure of him will reportedly have his braces on forever. Horan has yet to comment on Zayn Malik specifically in his tweets.
Faith Hill has a warning to all kids who don’t want to be in her situation of having to wear braces as an adult. “I had braces as a kid. I forgot to wear my retainer. Kids, wear your retainer,” said Hill to KNIX radio. Rumors from Star Magazine stated that Hill kicked her husband out of the house recently for fooling around and there was a big fight. Hill is recovering from neck surgery for an injury from years ago.
You know braces are pretty expensive when even celebrities can’t afford them until they become rich. “I always told myself when I got rich, that’s the first thing I’d do,” said Gwen Stefani to Harper’s Bazaar. There is no doubt that this Harajuku lover is on the cutting edge of aesthetics with or without her braces. Stefani performed at the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally this weekend with Usher and Train.
Dakota Fanning had a lot of teeth pulled. She doesn’t have an enzyme in her body to break down the roots of her teeth. She got gold dollar coins per tooth. She keeps all of the teeth after the dentist pulls them. On some talk shows, she pointed to an area near her nose and cheek where a stray tooth was growing. All of this can be seen in the Youtube video titled “Dakota Fanning has crazy teeth problems.”
She came in like a wrecking ball and people talked about Miley Cyrus and her braces in “Hannah Montana.” She allegedly had them glued to the back of her teeth, according to a Facebook called “Facts that will blow your mind.” Well, consider our minds blown because it seems like she always had great teeth. Cyrus has been busy with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Joan Jett who she called her biggest inspiration.
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.