It’s just one of many skills used by graphic designers all over the magazine industry to use Photoshop. You would be surprised to see some of your favorite celebs with no Photoshop gradients plastered to their images. There’s the crop tool, the smudge tool, and don’t forget about the nifty masking feature to make wicked backgrounds appear in the background. Remember when Reese Witherspoon said, “Any Cosmo girl would have known” in the movie “Legally Blonde?” She was referring to hair care, but she should have been mentioning the use of Photoshop as well. Soon, Witherspoon could be saying, “Any Photoshop girl would have known.” These are the images we know were Photoshopped.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is related to former president George Bush. He is also a victim of bad Photoshop. According to Time, there was a mailer to Iowa voters that was tweeted by “Right to Rise USA.” It’s supposed to show Bush standing in front of a bridge. The left hand in his picture is clearly not his. A guy named Zeke Miller tweeted this blurry pic and its blurriness was shown for all to see on Time.com.
Fans of the movie “Mean Girls” will always remember Amanda Seyfried and her breasts that she said could predict weather. Then there is the case of Lindsay Lohan who resorted to using Photoshop. Dailymail reported people criticizing Lohan on Twitter after she posted a pic of her “waist trainer.” People said things like “the photoshopping is hilarious” and “photoshop is hard.” The secret is the curved bottom of the stairs!
Metro reported that Star Magazine photoshopped Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to make it look as if they were together but they were not. They have some nerve! They do look relatively happy though. In an Extra TV interview, George Clooney recently said about the couple, “The funny thing is the first time I ever heard of that was literally as I was walking in today, somebody said, ‘Did you hear that Brad and Angelina are moving?’ and then I was like, ‘I don’t think that’s probably accurate, that’s probably a rumor.'” Dish it out, Clooney!
For the movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” Emma Watson’s body was Photoshopped, according to Can Mag, and it was just sad. Harry Potter would not be pleased! Radio Times reported that Watson recently finished up her role as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and 15 years ago she was cast as Hermione. Maybe Belle will be saying to Beast, “You’re going to get us killed, or worse, expelled!”
People reported that Men’s Fitness did a bad job of altering Andy Roddick’s image and he also commented about it. “Little did I know I have 22-inch guns and a disappearing birthmark on my right arm. I saw the cover for the first time when I landed in Rome. It was pretty funny. Maybe Rafael Nadal wants his arms back? Representatives from the magazine then said they enhanced his arms and did not put his head on a different body.
Adam Levine posed for Russian Vogue with his girl Anne V. and they digitally cut out his torso to make him seem super skinny. He was already skinny enough and the guy shouldn’t need to tone down any more. This ain’t skinny-shaming, since you can literally see his ribcage poking out underneath it all. That’s a tiny torso. On the viral internet, there is also a little girl devastated to find out Levine is married, so you can just Google that to your heart’s content.
Kate Winslet probably felt like queen of the world after the movie “Titanic,” but Photoshoppers were not treating her with royalty and respect after they upset her. GQ magazine did the dirty deed for a 2003 cover and Winslet saw her legs shrink in size. “I actually have a Polaroid that the photographer gave me on the day of the shoot. I can tell you they’ve reduced the size of my legs by about a third,” said Winslet.
Ashley Benson from “Pretty Little Liars” did not like a picture of the cast that she saw online, according to Cosmopolitan. “Our faces on this were from 4 years ago… and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photoshop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive. Remember, you are all beautiful. Please don’t ever try and look like the people you see in magazines or posters because it’s fake,” said Benson to her fans.
In her song called “So Happy I Could Die,” Lady Gaga says “I do my hair. I gloss my eyes.” Nowhere in that song does she say, “I Photoshop myself.” Take note of the word of Gaga, people who are not Little Monsters! The Huffington Post reported that Gaga said of a Glamour cover, “I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft. I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning.”
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about KStew but Kristen Stewart was also a victim of badly done Photoshop. Hollywood Reporter saw that her lower arm is missing. Let’s see what else is on this cover. There’s the one minute makeover tricks, instant tweaks for your clothes, hair and overall fabulousness. Then Bella spills secrets about the boys and what is next for her. Wonder if she found out about Robert Pattinson and his new girlfriend who is known as FKA Twigs after that.
Maybe the Russian magazine called Joy just wanted to see a different shade of Beyonce. That is just wrong. Beyonce is perfect the way she is and nobody should try to change her. The songstress was recently seen by Daily Mail going on a date with Jay Z. They went to the Meatpacking district in New York to eat at the restaurant Del Posto. She had on skintight leather trousers with bell bottoms that were sure to attract a lot of attention.
You can see the color was altered. If there is somebody that knows about Photoshop, it is probably the assistant of Kim Kardashian. E! Online reported a rumor that the Kanye West lover paid $100,000 a year for someone to digitally enhance her photos. That would make a lot of people question their day job and career choice. Why sweat at a physically demanding position when you can help the selfie queen herself? Representatives of the famous Kardashian did say the rumor was false.
Maybe if a certain celebrity would admit to the Photoshop job that was done to their Calvin Klein ad, then people would have been nicer. Defamer reported that editing software “blessed the lil’ skater boy with a brand new penis as well as body hair. In addition to enlarging his bulge, it appears Calvin Klein pumped up Bieby’s pecs, biceps, and quads.” Bieber then released a video to say, “It’s not Photoshopped for all you fools out there saying it’s Photoshopped.”
Mariah Carey did not appear on the ocean with letters physically floating by her sides in real life, so you know somebody went on a computer and did some Photoshopping here. The National Enquirer reported that Carey is being dissed by the one and only Christina Aguilera who said, “I won a Grammy this year! Why would I go to Vegas and join Britney and Mariah in an oldies act? I don’t have to spend three nights a week reliving the past.”
Demi Moore was in “Charlie’s Angels” and then she was in a 2009 W Magazine cover that had a part of her hip missing, according to Complex. Did you know that Moore is a friend of Gwen Stefani’s? When did they start hanging out? Actually, it wouldn’t be too strange to imagine Moore considering putting out a pop album with Gwen Stefani to help her music career. If Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she can sing, then so can Moore.
The Huffington Post stated that Jennifer Lawrence appeared slimmed down with sunken cheekbones on a Flare magazine cover. Lawrence said, “You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.” AZ Central is also reporting that Lawrence felt emotional at the end of “The Hunger Games” filming. Hang in there, Jennifer!
ET Online reported that this magazine darkened the makeup of Kate Middleton and added a sparkle effect to her diamond earring. Is nothing sacred? Even the royals in Britain can’t escape the power of Photoshop. The worst rumors are the ones saying Kate is going to divorce Prince William! However, the Movie News Guide states that the couple has been out and about together and will attend an event at London’s Harrow College later.
Keira Knightley was all over the internet when she promoted for the movie “King Arthur.” Check out this U.S. poster that is different from the British posters in so many ways. The Daily Mail reported that Knightley said, “Those things certainly weren’t mine. We had an interesting discussion when they said, ‘We want to make them slightly larger and you’ll get approval,’ and I was like, ‘OK, fine.'” She’s just going with the flow!
Why do her breasts look different in these two pics? Kate Upton made the news recently when she talked about Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. According to Fox Sports, she said, “It was my birthday, and he had probably like his worst game ever, and no one had any idea how he’s respond to his worst game ever. He vented to me in the car and was like, ‘I am going to get blackout drunk.'”
Jezebel called this image of Avril Lavigne “sloppy photoshop curves.” They mentioned that her torso is not curvy enough and they scooped out vital organs to create a tiny waist. As the Canadian singer would croon, “Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?” Do you think she’ll come out with a Photoshop song and say, “Why’d you have to go and make things so Photoshopped. I see the way you’re Photoshopping me so just stop?”
Britney Spears wants you to hit her one more time metaphorically in the song, “Baby One More Time.” How many graphic designers would jump at the chance to Photoshop Spears one more time? Spears is currently hanging out with Kate Hudson and maybe they’ll swap stories about “love ferns” and ex-husbands. “That moment when @britneyspears shows up to your game night and you’re all like #it’sbritney,” said Hudson on her Instagram.
Kourtney Kardashian had baby weight in the left picture but you wouldn’t know it in the second picture. That is the power of computers and digital enhancements or digital destruction. Daily Mail said that Kourtney wanted to lose 14 “stubborn pounds” after her recent baby. She posted a workout photo to say, “It’s Monday! I’m 5 feet tall, so everyone relax I’m on a workout kick, trying to bring some Monday motivation.”
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.
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