Ah… Babies. They’re so cute, aren’t they? Adorable little bundles of joy, they’re all just so sweet. Well, mostly. Not all the time. How do we put this? Some babies are just, well, ugly. Hey, look – don’t get upset with us? It’s true. And it’s not just your friends and family’s sprogs that are less than pretty. Celebrities have aethestically upsetting offspring at times too, you know. We’re sure that a lot of these famous people’s little ‘uns might grow up to be good looking, but as kids? Oof. They ain’t pretty. Here are fifteen…
Don’t worry, we’ll mostly be focusing on babies and toddlers in this gallery, but we just couldn’t ignore this strange-looking son of Nicholas Cage. Now, we can’t be certain that’s he’s all that ugly, but he’s certainly not doing himself any favors in the looks department by going ‘Full Goth’, is he? Still, at least he doesn’t star in a dozen one star movies a year like his old man, so he’s alright by us.
We feel a little mean writing about these kids in such an unkind way. Nic Cage’s offspring’s old enough to fight his own battles, but it seems a little unnecessary to diss Heidi Klum’s little daughter here, doesn’t it? Well, let’s look at it this way, it’s a commonly-held belief that ugly kids make the best-looking adults So little Ms. Klum here has nothing to worry about. In fact, we’re sure Heidi was an ugly baby too!
Jennifer Lopez’s little ‘uns, again, aren’t exactly ugly, are they? And we’re sure they’ll grow up to be perfectly good looking. But, hey – when your mom is one of the hottest mommas out there, you’re going to suffer through the contrast, aren’t you? Just as these two little bambinos are. Sat next to the other kids at school, you might think them cute. But perched on her old lady’s knee? We’re afraid not!
Nothing noticeably ‘ugly’ about this little rugrat. And we’ve gotta say – Blue Ivy Carter’s hair is pretty cool. But when your parents are Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, you’re going to want to inherit your mom’s genes when it comes to physical looks, aren’t you? Only, for poor little Blue Ivy, she looks far too much like her old man. Which is a bit of a shame for her, isn’t it? Ah well, maybe she’ll grow into it.
Adam Sandler as a woman. You don’t have to imagine it. He’s made plenty of terrible movies where he plays one. Jack and Jill was the last one. And he doesn’t make for a particularly elegant or beautiful lady, does he? No. So you have to feel a little for his little daughter who seems to have her Pop’s genes. The poor girl. Still, maybe’s she’s inherited her dad’s sense of humor. Actually, let’s hope not, eh? You’ve gotta feel for this little ‘un…
So, um… Here’s a thing. Did you know that Cher has a son? That was born a daughter? We didn’t. The elegant singer is renowned for her figure and timeless good looks (admittedly, partly to do with plastic surgery). So it’s quite a surprise that she would have a child that’s noticeably overweight, not the best looking and with an unusual personal life. Still, he looks happy enough. And that’s the most important thing, isn’t it (A: yes)?
Here we go with another ‘They Wish They Looked Like Their Moms’… We saw it before with Beyonce and Jay-Z’s little baby Blue Ivy. And it’s a similar situation here with their friends, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Their daughter – the oddly-titled ‘North West’ – doesn’t look enough like her pretty mom for our liking here. Maybe the future will see her grow prettier. But for now? Hmmm.
Ray Winstone has a certain roguish charm about him, doesn’t he? A North Londoner, he can play a tough guy with a menace bubbling away underneath the surface with some ease. And in doing so, retains a certain type of attractiveness. His daughter Jaime Winstone isn’t unattractive herself, but she does look a little, how can we say? A little ‘working class’? Oh we feel so catty. Sorry, Jaime. MEOW.
Christina Aguilera is hot, isn’t she? There’s no getting around that fact. Even when she piles on the pounds (which she does do from time to time), she’s still so cute. So it comes as some surprise that her offspring would be anything less than adorable. Mind you, you’ve not seen what the father looks like. He is NOT a handsome chap. So you’ve gotta feel for the kid. Although his mom is Christina Aguilera. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
Amanda ‘Powerhouse’ Lucas is a mixed martial artist who fights at lightweight and instills fear into her opponent’s hearts. And fear that she’ll get hurt into her dad’s heart. And just who is her ol’ Papa? Well, it’s none other than the man behind Star Wars himself, Mr. George Lucas. Admittedly, Lucas isn’t known for his good looks exactly, is he? And Amanda’s job is getting hit, but still. She makes the list. We just hope she doesn’t ever read this… *GULP*
Now this is a weird inclusion, granted. Madonna is and has been for some time, an international sex symbol. And her daughter Lourdes is now a model and beautiful lady in her own right. And while she doesn’t exactly look terrible here in this photograph, we’ve seen pictures of her as a younger girl and she’s just eyebrows. Seriously, she was about 75% eyebrows up until puberty, the poor girl.
Minnie Driver, despite her impressively wide head, is a pretty lady. Always had been. You don’t go out with Matt Damon without being attractive. So you’ve got to be relatively surprised to see her kid turn out like this. As ever, perhaps he’ll grow into his looks. And his hair will darken. But for now? He’s certainly winning no ‘Cutest Kid’ competitions, is he?
Alessandra Ambrosio is a Victoria’s secret model. So – understandably – she’s pretty perfect looking. So how this kid has come from her is anyone’s guess. The Brazilian model should be pumping out the best looking sprogs ever seen, but something’s gone badly wrong here. We don’t know how this has happened. We really don’t.
When Demi Moore and Bruce Willis decided to make babies, few people would guess that any of them would end up looking quite as ‘unique’ as Rumer Willis (far right). Her younger sisters are so much prettier than her and that really can’t be good for you. Especially when you’re trying to break into Hollywood. And you’re not getting very far. There’s a pretty good reason, we think.
Miyam Bialik is famous now for her role in the smash hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, but a lot of us forget that she played Blossom too. But what she should also be kind of known for is her ugly kid. Sure, Mayim’s no pin-up, but she has her charm. The same can’t be said for her big ol’ hairy ex-husband Mike Stone who fathered this fat-faced little critter. Still, as we keep saying – we’re sure he’ll grown into his face and be a better looking adult!
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.