Plastic surgery could one day be the new teen trend. It’s just a matter of time before Kylie Jenner starts marketing her own brand of lip fillers. Never underestimate the power of a Kardashian. You saw what happened with Kim’s selfie book. It flew off the shelves. According to TIME, three trends that women are focusing on are bigger butts, smaller labias, and smoother, fatter faces. Then a Yahoo Parenting article reported that more than 100,000 teenagers underwent cosmetic procedures in 2014! That sounds like a teen trend to me! Let’s not forget about the costs of about $4,000 for a butt augmentation alone. Of course, you have to double that if something bad happens in the operating room and your surgery is botched!
Farrah Abraham is familiar with the scalpel and anesthetics. She’s had fillers, chin implants, breast implants, and lip injections. She had her first boob job when she was 20 years old, saying her breasts shrunk after she gave birth. “I’m done, except for fillers and lip injections. Everything I’ve gone through has weighed a lot on me and made me look older. I don’t want to look any older,” Abraham told InTouch.
After denying plastic surgery, Kylie Jenner revealed the truth on an episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Jenner said, “I have temporary lip fillers, it’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do. Everyone always picks us apart. I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything.” Rumors have circulated that Kylie is looking at a nose job next!
Dianna Agron was 25 when she told David Letterman that she had surgery done on her nose. She said she two nose breaking incidents in high school and on tour with “Glee.” “I didn’t go to the doctor the first time because I didn’t want to tell my mom what had happened and she would never let me out of the house,” said Agron. She’s the unluckiest nose breaker in the world.
Jenelle Evans was 20 years old when she got a boob job. In 2012, she celebrated her new breasts by going to a North Carolina beach while wearing a Victoria’s Secret bathing suit. Maybe her new breasts will bring her luck since she joined Tinder after being charged with domestic violence according to US Weekly. Her profile states, “Surfside area. Graduating in July for Medical Assistant. Mother of two boys. Going back to school for Surgical Tech. Want to know more? Ask away.”
Kourtney Kardashian was 22 when she got breast surgery. In 2009, she told Life & Style that she got implants in college, according to Gawker. “I was never insecure about my breast size or my body. I just got the idea in my head one day, and that was that. Luckily I went to the best doctor and had a great experience. But, if I’d researched it online and read about it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten a boob job,” said Kardashian.
Courtney Stodden was 18-years-old when she had breast enhancement surgery in Los Angeles. The Daily Mail reported her being taken by her 53-year-old husband Doug Hutchison. She went for a DD-cup size saline implant and had a kiss from her husband as they gave her the anesthetics. Previously, Stodden went to Dr. Marc Mani to prove she was surgery free. “People are saying I’ve had everything from a nose job to having my lips done to cheek implants,” said Stodden.
Kaley Cuoco is on the most successful comedy on television these days and she can probably thank her talent and her breast implants. She gave an interview to “Entertainment Tonight” and said “I’m only 16-years-old but I can understand why many other stars have chosen to change their looks.” Then she went and got a new pair when she was 18. She told Redbook that she always felt ill-proportioned and the implants made her feel more confident.
Jenny McCarthy has gotten Botox and breast implants. “I got my boobs done when I was 19 and I got them rotated 10 years later, but that’s another story,” she told People. “Work on yourself before you really search for anyone else, or you will end up settling for someone that is not good,” she wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. She is now with a brother of Marky Mark Wahlberg.
Dalis Connell is the ex of Ryan Edwards on “Teen Mom.” She had a video on Youtube that was called “Do What Makes You Happy.” Guess what made her happy? “I went from an A cup to a B cup. I really just did this for myself. I don’t normally encourage plastic surgery because I truly believe that everyone should embrace their own natural beauty. but this is something that I’ve been insecure about since the seventh grade when all the girls were developing and I was still over here able to take off my shirt, run around with the guys,” said Connell.
Iggy Azalea is 24 and she let the cat out of the bag in Vogue’s April 2015 issue. “I did change something. Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life. It’s about proportion. I have to have everything tailored because I have such a small waist. I’m a 2 or a 0 on the top and a 6 on the bottom,” said Azalea. She’s no longer the “realest.”
JWoww got her breast implants when she was 18 and she recently had another one. “I wanted them really badly and Roger was kind of like ‘If you have to then go do it.’ He loves me just the way I am, but he’s not complaining about the upgrade now. You know, they recommend changing them every 10 years and I’ve had them for over 10 years so it was time! Now they are nice and bouncy,” she wrote on her website.
All around the world, pretty girls will be removing their implants just like Britney. Britney Spears and her mother decided that Britney needed to get breast implants because of “the culture,” according to Rolling Stone. It could mean that our society just places too much emphasis on big breasts. Britney supposedly regretted the implants and had them removed after her natural breasts became larger. Now she’s with Charlie Ebersol who is the son of a veteran TV producer.
Denise Richards knows the dark side of plastic surgery all too well. “When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. I was in such a hurry to get them that I didn’t research my doctor. I just thought because they’re a plastic surgeon, they must be good. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions,” Richards told Us Weekly.
Heidi Montag had not one, not two, but 10 plastic surgeries. She went on “The View” and said a doctor named Frank Ryan pointed out things that were wrong with her. “I really just went back in to get my nose reset and get a little big larger of implants because I had been elbowed by a backup dancer in a music video that I was doing and then I went in and was talking to my doctor and he just kind of diagnosed me and was like, ‘You should get a chin reduction and an eyebrow lift,” said Montag.
Every time you think about high school musicals, it will remind you of Ashley Tisdale’s nose job. She was 22 years old and she told People about how she didn’t regret the surgery. Fans were outraged at her new nose when she performed at the Jingle Ball concert in New York. “People were saying I was ‘unveiling my look,’ but I was still recovering! That’s not what I look like right now,” said Tisdale.
Pop Quiz! Can you find the plastic surgery in these pics?
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.