The only thing worse than seeing a bad photo of yourself on the cover of a magazine is being mistaken for somebody who actually is on the cover of a magazine. That’s what happened when a Gawker reporter greeted the wrong model at the Sports Illustrated Swimville event in New York. The reporter handed Kate Bock a magazine to autograph and thought that she was the cover model Hannah Davis. Then Kate looked at the magazine and saw that it wasn’t her. Awkward! At least she was mistaken for another hot model. It’s not like she handed her the cover of the Fangoria horror magazine.
Bradley Cooper was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the movie “American Sniper.” He was also in this magazine cover for W Magazine. It looks like there is a lot of grease in his hair. The same look can be achieved by simply dunking your head in water and running the fingers toward the back of his head. Nothing says “sexy movie star” more than white suspenders and slicked back hair, right?
Everybody is talking about Bruce Jenner’s transformation right now but there was a time when people talked about Kourtney Kardashian’s transformation too! Kourtney Kardashian had the baby but did she have a super quick liposuction surgery? That’s what this photo on OK Magazine made it look like! Her stomach was completely made to look flattened only seven days after she gave birth to baby Mason. Somebody in the photoshop department must have been dreaming of a quick weight loss solution.
He was a skater boy. She was Avril Lavigne and she had her arm dislocated in this bad photoshop on the Maxim magazine cover. This is what happens when you try to create empty space between the rib bone and the elbow hanging on the side. Somebody didn’t double check their work. But it’s ok since her belly ring and naughty star tattoo looks good. Avril recently released a music video called “Give You What You Like” starring babysitters and steamy showers.
Who ya gonna call? Melissa McCarthy is going to be in the “Ghostbusters” remake! For some reason, Elle decided to hide her figure with this huge coat. We all know the real reason. Some people just love coats! McCarthy will also be in an upcoming movie about a woman who is sent to prison for insider trading called “Michelle Darnell.” There’s a link to “Game of Thrones” since Peter Dinklage will be in the same movie!
This Lucky cover says that Kerry Washington has something to do with fashion, shopping and scandals. But the real scandal here is what they did to her face. The eyes have no soul in this photo. The lines around her mouth are from some god-forsaken world where skin tissue is only one millimeter thick and every bone in her face is poking out. In real life, Washington has a warm smile and in this photo she is a true shell of somebody you used to know.
Her mama told her when she was young, we are all but superstars. And then this Vogue cover of Lady Gaga came out and people wondered what happened to her stomach and her skeleton. The cover would have you believe that she has not ribs, her waist is as wide as a twig, and her thighs disappear into her tiny knees like a gravity-defying act of defiance. We’ll see you at the Oscars, Gaga.
It takes 17 days to get abs according to this Men’s Health cover. Oh yeah, and there’s also the weirdly photoshopped tricep on Zac Efron’s left arm. What is that? It looks like a deflated balloon was popped in his tricep implant. Leave it to the guy who was in “High School Musical” to start the trend of tricep implants. If they can do pecs, boobs, and others, then it doesn’t seem to far-fetched.
Somebody wanted Andy Roddick’s torso to be way bigger than his head and they did everything in their power to make that happen on this Men’s Fitness cover. “How to Build Big Arms in 5 Easy Moves” is the article near his head. Step one is to get a photo of Andy Roddick. Step two is to photoshop it. Step three through five is to keep photoshopping it until he looks ridiculous.
Kristen Stewart, what have they done to you? Everybody knows you don’t like smiling in public and now this has happened. Your left arm has gone to a place where nobody will ever see it again. Vampires, werewolves, and British guys won’t be able to find it. Photoshop manipulation lasts forever. Unless somebody knows how to click the “undo” button. Just undo this whole photo and put on the grunge clothing that we all love you for.
God save the Queen and Kate Middleton’s bad photoshopped photos! Grazia magazine allegedly got into trouble for trimming down her wedding waist to an insane proportion. She looks like a stick figure! Everything was resolved in time, though. The Press Complaints Commission made Grazia release a statement about trying to get rid of Prince William in the picture. Rumors are saying that she is expecting her second baby in April.
The magazine Complete Woman wanted to make Ashlee Simpson a completely photoshopped woman in this photo. The eyeshadow is off the charts and her face is glowing brighter than a Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Simpson is allegedly recording new music with her husband Evan Ross. Simpson has been seen hanging out in Hollywood with her hubbie and a baby bump. Simpson’s ex Pete Wentz also has a son with his girlfriend Meagan Camper.
What would Kanye do if he saw this? This is what happens when Kim Kardashian doesn’t play nice with magazine editor at In Touch. They put out an unflattering cover where she is either vomiting or inhaling food and claim that she can’t stop eating! Her hair looks pretty good but the title is just wrong. Anybody can stop eating with a little help from their friends. Fiber cereal also keeps the body feeling full.
This is a fun, flirty new style if you want to flirt with those who commit the fashion faux pas. The wig is matronly and looks like an older Republican convention attendee’s hair. But the worst part of this Britney Spears cover is the outfit. Polka dots, sheer sleeves, and a pink belt never go together. This must have been right before she shaved the hair off. She’s lucky that nobody remembers this Lucky magazine cover or else she might have never made a comeback.
This is a blast from the past since it’s from 2003, but it’s just as shocking. This was six years after Kate Winslet finished the movie “Titanic.” Winslet might have gotten herself wrapped up in the fitness craze of Bowflex but these thighs are just impossible. Winslet recently told People, “I want to keep my health and my sanity and be well fed and happy. My body will never go back to what it was and I wouldn’t expect it to after three babies.”
Oh my god. Ellen DeGeneres looks good as a brunette. Oh wait, that’s Justin Bieber. So it seems that nobody looked at this and thought the eyelashes and lipstick was too much. Bieber was recently eating at a diner in New York when he noticed he was sitting next to a group of police officers. He paid for their bill which was around $200. In return, they thanked him and they all had a friendly picture with him.
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.