Height plays a large role in our lives. Many celebrities can thank their lucky stars that they were born as tall as a sycamore and they can look down upon the rest of us who are just trying our best. That’s why some people turn to leg lengthening surgery or height lengthening. Some techniques use a device to distract the bone so that new bone can develop. Others use an internal magnetic mechanism. Potential complications consist of deep infections, nerve injury, vessel injury, blood clots, and pin tract infections. According to makemetaller.org, the costs are between $12,500 and $125,000. These celebs can probably afford it!
Lea Michele is 5’1″ but that won’t stop her from being an “ACTOR, SINGER, NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR.” Yes, that’s right. Those words are in all caps on her Twitter profile. Why is she yelling? Don’t they have the ability to type in lowercase on Twitter? Michele is still on “Glee” and she is allegedly going to be the voice of a character in an animated film called “Bollywood Superstar Monkey.”
Rooney Mara is 5’3″ and she was also the girl in the movie “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” People have been barking up her tree for details about a sequel to the hit movie. “I don’t think it’s going to happen. I’m sad never to do it again, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards,” said Mara in an E! Online interview. They still haven’t made the sequel adaptation of “The Girl Who Played With Fire” based on Stieg Larsson’s books.
Yes it’s all about Kim Kardashian’s blonde hair right now, but remember there are more Kardashian sisters with stuff in the works. The 5-foot-tall Kourtney is allegedly not able to deal with Kim anymore because Kim has changed so much. She is also upset with Scott Disick for partying with Kendall, Kim and Kanye in Paris. Scott was allegedly looking for women to bring to his hotel too. He’s out of control!
Who is 5 ft 3 in tall and reportedly flirting with the happily married George Clooney? It’s Scarlett Johansson! This is the woman who is breaking up a marriage, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry. George and Amal had a screaming match and she was ignoring all of his calls and texts. It’s going to get ugly. Meanwhile, Johansson is heading for the big screen again with the movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Ellen Page is only 5 feet and 1 inch tall! Leave her alone, stalkers! Page found out a man moved into her carport without her knowing and now she needs to take drastic measures. Police arrested the strange man named Jordan Dillard after he was found with bedding, a laptop, and a game controller. He allegedly tried to bust in through her front door while she was home! That is some freaky stuff.
Lucy Liu is 5’3″ and is the “Watson” when Sherlock says “Elementary, my dear Watson.” She even got to direct zebras in an episode of “Elementary.” “At one point we discussed maybe painting little ponies black and white, which we have done before. Trust me, we went through every possible list of things that we needed to do,” said Liu. The third season of the show started airing last year and that’s money in her bank.
Anna Kendrick is 5’2″ but she has such a large stage presence. Why else would they have chosen her to perform at the Academy Awards with Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black? That was an elaborate performance even if the ratings didn’t agree. Anna Kendrick didn’t end her singing days there. She’s in the sequel to “Pitch Perfect” and there’s another musical movie called “The Last Five Years.”
Maybe that’s how she stays so short at 5’2″. Lucy Hale was photographed with her boyfriend Adam Pitts carrying some salads in Los Angeles. She wants to let people know on her Twitter that she drinks too much coffee and laughs too loud, according to her profile. The Instagram account for her show “Pretty Little Liars” is also at nearly 2 million followers. There is no going back from these pretty little superstars.
She is the voice of her generation on the show “Girls” and she is also 5 foot 3 inches tall. Lena Dunham films most of her show in New York City but she may be headed to Los Angeles. Rumors state that she is buying a $3 million house in Hollywood and that’s probably where she’ll film the rest of her show. It will be a shocking change to see those hipsters adjust to the sunny weather and the beaches in Cali.
Amy Poehler is 5’2″ and will give you a blast from the past if you watch her rapping video. A video from 1995 has popped up and it showed Poehler in a pilot for a show called “RVTV.” She allegedly rapped to her version of “Insane In the Membrane” by Cypress Hill, saying, “The next man or the next woman it doesn’t make a difference. Keep the competition coming. I recite chapter and verse.”
You can get your tickets to see the 5-foot-tall Kylie Minogue on tour or just wait for those grainy and blurry videos to surface on Youtube. Did you know that today was International Women’s Day? Kylie Minogue did and she tweeted all about it. “To the amazing, talented, fragile, strong, loving, giving, funny, deep, magical and inspiring women in my life,” tweeted Minogue. Her highest selling single was “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” in 2001.
Kristin Chenoweth is 4’11” and is preparing for the Broadway revival of “On the 20th Century.” Apparently there is going to be a theater producer who is trying to cajole a starlet played by Chenoweth into doing his drama. She even got a visit from Sarah Michelle Gellar and her daughter. It was quite a moment with the vampire slayer and the Glinda the good witch together. They should make “The Wizard of Oz and the Vampire Slayer.”
The hills were alive with the sound of Lady Gaga singing songs from “The Sound Of Music” at the Oscars. This 5’1″ singer has an engagement ring on her finger and she is ready to marry Taylor Kinney. She is also going to play a character on “American Horror Story: Motel,” but nobody knows if it’s a villain or a protagonist. She’s going to have to bring out Mother Monster for this show.
Hopefully, they’re paying the 5’4″ Megan Fox for her appearances because this is a lot of promotional activity. She has been promoting the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie for seven months. This is how you make money in the long term. The movie just premiered in Japan and she has a lot of turtle merchandise to look forward to. The movie has made $464 million so we can all look forward to pizza and turtles saying “cowabunga.”
Her anaconda don’t want bunless people but what about 5’2″ ladies? Nicki Minaj is still dealing with the aftermath of the stabbing that happened to her crewmember. De’Von Pickett was killed in Philadelphia last month. Minaj considered halting her tour but decided to conitnue. “I don’t think people understand how fast-paced this business is. You never get a chance sometimes to do what normal people do, like mourn a loss,” said Minaj to Metro.
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.