It’s not easy being a celebrity. Everybody wants to know your business. You want privacy? Forget it. Wherever you go – even if it’s just for a run or to the local grocery store – you can rest assured that there’s a photographer hiding in the bushes ready to take an intrusive snap for the gossip magazines and websites. And nobody in the celebrity world comes under the spotlight more than famous celebrity women do. As well as the pressure to always look good, there’s the pressure to try and live as normal as life as possible under the harsh spotlight of the media. Sometimes that’s not always possible. Sometimes a girl forgets there’s that photographer waiting in the bushes. These are fifteen examples of the occasions when some of our most famous celebrities were caught on camera without their makeup …
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Friends With Benefits and Ted star is known for her exotic, Eastern European looks. The dazzling brunette usually wows her fans with dark eye shadow shades and ruby red lipstick – a perfect complement for her quirky style. We don’t know what look she was going for here when she stepped out minus the makeup, but we have to admit it’s pretty shocking. Still, we all have off days. Nobody expects you to look fabulous when you’re just heading out to the store for a carton of milk!
Lawrence has come a long way since her breakout role in X-Men: First Class. She won an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, and a Golden Globe for her turn in American Hustle. And then there’s the global phenomenon that is the Hunger Games franchise – a worldwide smash that has made Lawrence into one of the most well-known faces in the world. However, in this no-makeup shot, her fans would struggle to recognize her! It must be quite handy if she needs to go incognito – just leave the makeup off and she could be somebody else!
She’s a global musical superstar with a whole army of hair and make-up minions to make her look like a goddess on her album covers, music videos and tour appearances. Beyonce is never anything but flawless. Or is she? It appears even Beyonce occasionally lets the mask slip, as we see from the above photo. Here we get a rare chance to see the one of the world’s biggest musical stars without her usual makeup on … and hey! She STILL looks pretty good. Some people are just born with it, we guess!
The daughter of the Dark Prince of Heavy Metal usually sports a rock chick look that’s recognizable the world over. We would expect nothing less from the child of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. But here’s a truly shocking picture of the Fashion Police star minus her makeup. Perhaps she should take some of the advice regularly dished out on that show? We wonder what the late, great Joan Rivers would make of Kelly’s no-makeup look? Never mind the Fashion Police … somebody call the Makeup Police!
WOW! We had to double-check that this was actually Khloe Kardashian and not just some random woman. But it is! The younger Kardashian sister is unrecognizable from her usual glamorous self in this shocking photograph taken of her out on the streets. If this is how Khloe looks in real life, just how much work is required to make her look as good as she does on Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Are they shoveling on the makeup with a trowel?
The girl who scored a worldwide hit with the pop anthem Roar certainly looks a lot different from her usual glitzy, kooky self in this shot of her chilling at a festival. She sure looks a lot more homely when she’s not dressed like a Vegas showgirl! Still, she deserves a bit of down time. Anybody who ends up marrying Russell Brand can’t be expected to look at their best every hour of the day. We’ve heard that guy is exhausting!
Who’s this? Believe it or not, it’s Maria Shriver looking a lot different from her usual polished self. The former wife of Hollywood action legend and California Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger has certainly looked better, as you would expect from a member of the Kennedy dynasty. Maybe she’s been worn down by years of trying to understand what Arnie’s saying, or maybe she’s just having an off-day? One thing’s for sure – this lady’s glamorous looks WILL BE BACK!
Is that really the American county pop sensation and occasional actress, Faith Hill? The This Kiss star looks far from her usual glamorous self in this truly shocking no-makeup photograph. The blonde bombshell looks completely different to how she usually looks in her videos and on the covers of her multi-platinum award winning albums. Obvisouly she wasn’t up to collect another music award on the day this shot was taken! It’s amazing what a bit of lighting and makeup can do, eh?
Unlike her sister Khloe, Kim Kardashian at least looks like herself on the very, very rare occasions she’s seen out and about minus her makeup. Indeed, we would argue that the queen of reality TV doesn’t need to slap it on so much, if this no-makeup shot is anything to go by. She looks positively homely! Now the proud mother of two children, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see a bit more of the makeup-free Kim. Sometimes a busy mom doesn’t have the time or the inclination to go full-on glam … and quite right too!
Is this really the glamorous Baywatch babe whose image once adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys around the world? Yes, we’re afraid it is. Pammy’s glamorous days as one of the world’s most beautiful women appear to be over if this truly shocking no-makeup shot is anything to go by. She’s almost unrecognizable! If they ever do a Baywatch reboot, there’s a distinct possibility that a touch of recasting may be on the cards!
She’s famous for playing the glamorous temptress in hit US shows such as Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives, which makes it all the more surprising when you see a shot of a woman who can reduce any married middle aged man to a quivering mess looking, well, dowdy! Is this really the same woman? And even more worrying, is it just us, or does a makeup-free Nicolette Sheridan look uncannily like a makeup-free Pamela Anderson? Now that’s truly shocking!
We’re used to seeing the American Idol star looking effortlessly glamorous these days, as she graces the music awards red carpets of the world. But there was a time when the singer of the smash hit single A Moment Like This was anything but glamorous! As you can see from this early publicity shot of a much younger Kelly, she was once the archetypal girl next door. Amazing what a bit of American Idol fame and an army of stylists can do for a girl, eh?
What on earth has happened to Sharon Stone? The Basic Instinct star who was once voted Sexiest Woman Alive doesn’t look at her best in this truly shocking photo taken of Stone when she was dining at an outdoor restaurant. We know she’s not as young as she once was, but this is a pretty incredible transformation! Perhaps Sharon had a cold that day, or maybe this is a result of a late night on the tiles? Hey, we’ve all been there. Ouch!
The Pulp Fiction star who once played the Goddess of Love Venus in The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen looks completely different in this shocking no-makeup shot. She might not look the same as the glamorous Hollywood superstar we’ve seen so many times walking down the red carpet at the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but we still think she looks pretty good makeup-free. Hey, as if we’d say anything else. We’ve seen what this lady is capable of in Kill Bill!
And finally to arguably the most famous woman in the world. That’s right! It’s Barbie! It’s amazing to think the best selling doll in the world has been with us since 1959, but it’s true. With her glamorous looks, she’s been a hit with little girls for generation after generation, never looking anything but perfect. But what lies behind the makeup? Something that is indeed, truly shocking! We better do something about this before Ken turns up! Quick, someone call the beauty salon!
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.