Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have always had a remarkable resemblance to one another, despite the fact that they are not identical twins. Now rumors are churning that as the child stars are all grown up and ready to get married, Mary-Kate has undergone plastic surgery to look even less like her fashion designer partner.
28-year old Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen recently attended the 2014 World Of Children Awards looking less alike than usual. The fiancée of 45-year old Olivier Sarkozy is looking different enough from her twin that TMZ is reporting the billionaire must have “pulled a Renee Zellweger”— a reference to the actress’s recent round of plastic surgery rumors — or at least done a little something that makes her less closely resemble her former womb mate.
Back in 2004 Mary-Kate struggled with anorexia and eventually checked into a facility to help her cope with the condition that made her look gaunt and very different from her healthier twin. After a while, Mary-Kate got up to a healthier weight and once again the Olsen twins looked indistinguishable from one another, except to their closest fans.
However, after their recent red carpet appearance, fans have taken to Twitter to express dismay over Mary-Kate’s new look, attributing to some unnamed plastic surgery procedure.
“I’m so saddened by Mary-Kate Olsen’s plastic surgery decisions,” wrote @jamieATD via The Daily Mail.
“Mary-Kate Olsen was good looking then plastic surgery happened,” tweeted @KatieSchwanz.
It’s hard to tell whether or not Mary-Kate has actually had plastic surgery or is just styled so completely differently than Ashley that she looks different. In the photos in question, both twins have their hair severely parted and drawn back, but Mary-Kate’s isn’t a shade of blonde and it appears to be greasy. Here eyebrows are shaped differently, which can make a huge difference in a person’s appearance—just ask Kim Kardashian, who recently showed off bleached eyebrows for a photo shoot. It also appears that the newly engaged star may have dropped some weight, as her cheekbones appear to much more pronounced than her twins, although both kept their makeup subdued without a lot of contouring.
It is also possible that as the twins age, they are growing less and less alike because they are fraternal.
Although it has been many years, this isn’t the first time that the Olsen twins have come under scrutiny for spending time under the knife. Back in 2007, the dynamic duo was said to have undergone matching nose jobs and the rumors seemed to take off from there.
At the time, many thought that Mary-Kate may have actually gotten the nose job, while Ashley abstained. Some also thought that Mary-Kate had numerous other procedures as well, such as lip injections, cheek implants and Botox injections. If these rumors are true, perhaps Mary-Kate hasn’t had any new procedures, just has redone her Botox injections, which would not only explain why she once again looks differently from her twin and also why her face is so shiny.none
In an interview with renowned makeup guru Bobbi Brown, supermodel Helena Christensen reveals her beauty secrets. So far, her success at remaining forever gorgeous doesn’t include plastic surgery, but the 45-year old former Victoria’s Secret Angel says that could still change.
Now a photographer herself and a one time fashion magazine editor, Helena has had a varied life and traveled all over the world. While many models plan ahead and begin trying to turn back the hands of time at an early age and end up having overzealous plastic surgery, Helena says that she didn’t really start taking care of herself until the age of 38. At that point, her naturally fast metabolism finally slowed down and she discovered that she loved boxing as a way to stay in shape. And she says that sleep is key to staying beautiful even as her face changes from aging naturally.
Helena explains to Bobbi, “You just have to basically make sure that the few things you can do to maintain your health and looks are being done. For me, sleep is the most important thing. If I don’t get at least eight hours, I always say I look like a Picasso painting, where things were just kind of thrown in.”
And when Bobbi asks, “So what are your thoughts on plastic surgery and fillers, etc?”
Helena responds that she isn’t against plastic surgery, but she hasn’t gone under the knife yet and won’t be adverse to having some nips and tucks in the future if she thinks that they would help her feel better about herself.
Helena explains her view on aging and plastic surgery, “If you’re not happy with the way you look and feel that a tiny little change could make a big difference, then fine. We all know what it looks like when you go too far. I am sure in some distant future I will, you know, and hopefully by then there will be wonderful methods that don’t seem too intrusive. I will definitely not hold back if there are ways that you can make yourself feel a little lighter and happier. We all know that with age things start sagging and that’s just the way it is. So far, I’m going to cross my fingers and hope that I will continue having my grandmother’s genes because she is 97 and looks great.”
So when asked what she does to keep her skin looking fresh and young in the meantime, Helena explains that she relies on microdermabrasion sessions to improve her skin and help tighten and freshen it up.
“I like microdermabrasion. It actually makes your skin look bright and glowing. Your skin feels tighter and you just look fresher. I’m kind of lazy with all that stuff, so I don’t go more than like once a year.”
Although as a supermodel, Helena has sported full face makeup, in her personal life, she tends to keep things minimal:
“I will always have some kind of tint that I dab on my cheeks, because I really love that red cheek look. When I go out, I will sometimes do a bronzy eye applied with my little finger. I don’t use any brushes. Sometimes I put on black eyeliner or green eyeliner. Red lips are always good. I never use mascara unless it’s for a shoot or on rare occasions even when going out, because I find it so utterly boring to take off.”
Fans of the cult classic television show Twin Peaks are ecstatic because although the show enjoyed only two seasons on the small screen, it is making a triumphant return. And apparently original cast member Lara Flynn Boyle is “desperate” to make a comeback—despite looking very different than when she first appeared on the show, due to an overload of plastic surgery.
44-year old Lara Flynn Boyle was spotted out at La Scala, a popular celebrity hangout in Beverly Hills. Wearing her hair loose in natural waves and oversized sunglasses, Lara was nonetheless easy to spot thanks to the overzealous plastic surgery that seems to have resulted in a permanent trout pout.
Lara has never actually confirmed whether or not she has spent time in a plastic surgeon’s chair, but the results speak for themselves. Lara first looked to have undergone a lip augmentation back in the early 2000s and collagen and possibly Botox injections as well. Around 2006, Lara looks like she had a nose job, facelift and browlift in addition to a permanent lip augmentation using implants or collagen as well as Botox injections to smooth her skin.
Lara’s lips currently look a little lumpy, which means she may have had some sort of permanent filler or implant placed which is no longer doing well. It would probably be beneficial for Lara to undergo a procedure to have the lumpy filler removed, although it would be a difficult thing to do.
Actress Lisa Rinna’s lips were so large after undergoing silicone implants that she once joked that her lips had a career of their own. However, Lisa has since had the offending filler removed and her career seems to be having a resurgence as a result, with the star joining the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa’s lips are still large, but they no longer have the unusually lumpy shape that made her the target of comments from both fans and funnymen.
If Lara is serious about having a career comeback, she may want to consider following in Lisa’s footsteps.
“She really wants to return. She desperately needs the career boost,” a source told the National Enquirer via The Daily Mail.
“David and Mark have some bad memories of working with Lara, but I still think their plan is to bring her back on the new series. They just seem to want to make her sweat a little.”
Back in the day, Lara was less desperate for work and actually turned down the opportunity to do the 1992 prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me in favor of another film that has since been forgotten. She was replaced by another actress in her role, Moira Kelly.
Lara hasn’t been doing much work lately and her puffy, swollen and distorted looking face is probably the reason. In fact, the last time Lara worked it was in the role of a scary witch in the horror flick Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, which came out in 2013.
Since surprising the world by marrying billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, Janet Jackson hasn’t been getting out much. In fact, her recent appearance at the Gala Event during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, marked the star’s first public outing in over a year. And when she did appear, the world reacted. What had happened to Janet’s face? Had she been spending her time out of the limelight having plastic surgery?
48-year old Janet has done her share of shocking fans over the years (remember her epic wardrobe malfunction?) but this time it wasn’t just her super-long hair extensions that garnered a reaction. It looked as though Janet had completed altered the shape of her face. Media Takeout sparked rumors that Janet has spent her time away from cameras undergoing a facelift and plastic surgery recovery while fans noted that her face looks fuller and her eyebrows more arched. Her new look was especially noticeable in an Instagram post showing Janet and her makeup artist up close and personal.
Janet’s full face seemed very different from the high cheekbones and dimples that the star is known for, so she may have used some Sculptra to fill in sunken areas and used Botox to not only smooth the appearance of wrinkles in her forehead, but also to elevate her brow.
However since the initial outcry about Janet’s “new” face on social media, her makeup artist has come forward to explain how he made the famous star look so different.
“It’s the makeup,” Preston Meneses explained to Extra. “We wanted to try something new. Everybody is talking about the brow and how it’s going up. People are calling it a facelift. Not true at all.”
It seems that the Janet’s ponytail wasn’t just to showcase her long locks. A tight ponytail also pulls back the face, giving a temporary effect that is similar to a facelift and can also help give the brows a slight lift as well. Preston also explained how the tight ponytail creates a severe appearance, which is why Janet doesn’t look like her usually dimpled self.
Many people, including talk show host Wendy Wiliams speculated that Janet has had a facelift and browlift in the time between her appearances, but so far the rumors have not been confirmed.
As a member of the famous Jackson clan, Janet’s appearance is often under scrutiny. In the past it is believed that the entertainer underwent a nose and breast augmentation at the very least, although Janet has never confirmed those procedures herself.
Janet has also struggled with her weight her whole life, which also changes her appearances.
In 2012, Janet, then a rep for Nutrisystem, explained to Prevention that her fear of developing heart disease and diabetes led her slim down and lose 60 pounds.
After a lifetime of swinging between binge eating and overexercising, Janet said that she was finally happy with her body.none
Katie Price is getting ready to have her seventh breast augmentation. Always charitably minded, the glamour model turned author has said that she plans to auction off her implants to raise money for a breast cancer charity.
In an interview with The Sun, Katie said, “We should sell these implants for charity. I’ve got more pairs in the safe.”
“You could have these very breasts right from inside me in a few weeks.”
36-year old Katie started her career with a size 32B and has since had numerous procedures. She is planning her next plastic surgery procedure as an “early Christmas present” for both her and her current husband, Kieran Hayler, after giving birth to Jett, one, and Bunny, two months.
Katie likened undergoing yet another breast augmentation to maintenance after having her fifth child, explaining:
“I know I look ridiculous but that’s what people want to see. I’d just had them done before I met Kieran so I’m having a service.”
“I am having another boob job, it’s my Christmas present to myself,” she told Closer magazine. “It’s weird but I only had my boobs done three months before I met Kieran and they were the best boobs that I ever had done.”
It seems that Katie will be done having kids, at least while her body heals from her upcoming procedure.
“Then I was pregnant for two years and they need redoing again. There will be no babies for a while.”
Although Katie acknowledges her appearance is unnatural, she continues to go under the knife, but has said in the past that her body is scarred from spending so much time under the knife.
In a talk with Fubar radio with TV presenter and comedian Mark Dolan, Katie admitted that plastic surgery takes a toll.
Katie joked, “Basically, if you want to look like a patchwork quilt, it’s out there.”
She added, “Cause I’ve got the scars. The caesarean scars… and obviously because I’ve gone up and down with my boobs I’ve got the keyhole scar.”
“Luckily it doesn’t bother me because I heal really well but people have got to remember that if you’re going to have a procedure, sometime it can go wrong and it will leave you with scars.”
Breast augmentations aren’t the only plastic surgery procedures that Katie has dabbled in over the years.
According to past reports in the British tabloid The Daily Mail, Katie has spent around $80,000 on cosmetic surgery, which then included only four boob jobs, fillers, collagen and nose job, with another $40,000 on dental work. In the past, she also said that she would routinely fly from her home in London to Los Angeles in order to get Botox injections and hair extensions. In addition to augmentation, Katie has also downsized her implants a few times as well as had a nose job or two and vaginoplasty and Botox injections as well as collagen injections and lip enhancements.
And while Botox was once a priority for Katie, even tweeting before getting injected, she says that it is no longer the case, “I haven’t had Botox in so long, but my boobs need redoing. I’ve had Botox before and my face hasn’t moved. I’m not saying I’ll never have Botox again but it’s not on my to-do list at the moment.”
Talk show host Wendy Williams has something to say about everything and everyone on her self-titled television program. However, this time she made remarks that are bordering on offensive when she called out Bruce Jenner’s latest plastic surgery results.
During the “Hot Topics” segment of her show, Wendy talked about Bruce Jenner’s new appearance and his bright pink manicure that he sported during his 65th birthday last week.
Wendy, no stranger to manis/pedis, ponytails or plastic surgery herself said, “Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he’s going through. Can you imagine how awful it would be for those kids if he showed up with a blowout, a shaved Adam’s apple, pink nail polish and smoking a cigarette at a PTA meeting? Could you imagine?”
Whether or not Bruce is making a transition is yet unclear. He may just be trying new things now that he is separated from known control freak Kris Jenner. And there are probably worse things a parent can do than change their physical appearance. Something that GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis noted in a statement to The Wrap:
“To suggest that a person’s nail polish color or hairstyle would inflict harm on their children is just ludicrous. What does inflict harm, however, is gross and invasive speculation about a person’s gender identity.”
However, Access Live Hollywood notes that Wendy’s comments weren’t entirely negative.
“I think society in general — you might not like [someone who is LGBT] but you damn sure are outnumbered if you say something about it… I don’t know what he’s on his way to doing. All I know is that I’m happy for him because he’s able to live in his own truth… One step at a time, everybody. One step at a time, we will get through this together.”
Wendy has come under fire in the past for making ignorant and therefore insensitive remarks about the transgendered community. Perhaps meeting with a representative from GLAAD rather spending time on plastic surgery could help enlighten her.
Bruce first began taking heat for his decision to shave his Adam’s apple late last year. He ultimately underwent the procedure at the beginning of this year. Amidst speculation at the time that Bruce was transitioning into life as a female, the former athlete responded that his reason for the new look was that he had never liked his Adam’s apple and wanted to minimize it. Since then, growing out his hair and getting colorful manicures have exacerbated rumors that Bruce will be a woman soon.
Although Wendy Williams frequently criticizes other stars and their drastic plastic surgery, she has been under the knife several times herself and has even called herself a plastic surgery queen. Wendy has a large tattoo across her lower abdomen to conceal the scar resulting from a tummy tuck and has also had breast augmentation and liposuction. In addition, Wendy gets regular Botox injections to hide signs of her chronological age.
The scrutiny over whether or not Renee Zellweger has changed her look with plastic surgery has led other actresses to sympathize with the pressure on women in Hollywood to look perpetually youthful. Although she has one of the biggest and longest careers in Hollywood, Julia Roberts says that she is still subject to the same comments about her looks and calls her decision not to go under the knife for a facelift “risky.”
In an interview with British You magazine, 47-year old Julia Roberts not only promotes her current gig as a face of Lancome, but also pats herself on the back for not giving in to the pressure of Hollywood and undergoing plastic surgery.
“By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a face-lift,” says Julia.
“But I’ve told Lancome that I want to be an aging model — so they have to keep me for at least five more years until I’m over 50,” she added.
So how does Julia stay looking fresh and healthy if she isn’t using artificial means? Making good lifestyle choices, according to the actress. Including practicing yoga and “decluttering.”
“It’s about non-grasping, non-hoarding, cleaning out your closet, dusting out your mind and letting go of the things that weigh you down mentally and emotionally.”
“There’s a lightness to my life now — an airy quality of not taking things too seriously. That’s happiness,” the Oscar winner explains.
Although she has one of the most famous faces in the world and is often a top earner at the box office, Julia has often spoken out about the challenges and pressures women in the entertainment industry face. And while she is the face of Lancome and subject to airbrushing and technology that allows her to look super smooth and youthful in ads, she has often said that she doesn’t believe in using plastic surgery as a tool.
“It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story… and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”
Julia is adamant in her stance against plastic surgery, but has faced not only rumors of Botox in past years, but also rumors of having plastic surgery below the neck as well. After her breasts appeared bigger and fuller in her Academy Award winning appearance as Erin Brockovich, many thought that she had undergone a breast augmentation. However Julia set the record straight by saying that role’s push-up bras and her then-recent entry into motherhood were responsible for her fuller cleavage.
When it comes to plastic surgery, women in Hollywood seem to be facing a difficult decision as their appearances are criticized no matter what.
Tameka “Tiny” Harris is once again making the rounds to promote her new VH1 reality show and fans noticed that her eyes look a lot different. Apparently Tiny isn’t just wearing colored contacts, she had her eye color permanently changed with surgery. And although Tiny has played coy about plastic surgery in the past, only recently admitting to going under the knife, this time she opened up about the procedure on social media.
In an accompanying caption with a selfie of her new eye color, Tameka “Tiny” Harris explained that her new look isn’t the result of temporary contacts, but permanent surgery.
“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser Menif for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true. I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry. Blessed to say my vision is perfect after my ice-gray implants.”
“Special thanks to #Spencer Vessa for all that you’ve done to make the process happen. You’re amazing and thank you #faiza for your exceptional customer service.”
When asked in an interview about his wife’s new look, rapper T.I. played dumb, responding, “I don’t know. I don’t know. If she’s coming up here for something maybe you can ask her but I don’t know.”
Tiny further expanded on the procedure in another post, promoting the Brightocular website. However, while Tiny is enthralled with the procedure, which reportedly uses iris implants to change the color of the eye, the procedure is not FDA approved.
Dr. James Tsai, a glaucoma specialist at Yale University, tells The Grio that eye color change procedures have major risks involved including scarring of the cornea, glaucoma, cataracts and blindness. He also relates that when one patient attempted to have the implants removed, her iris ripped, damaging her vision.
Tiny has since taken down her social media announcement, but has since continued to discuss her new look in her promotional appearances.
The 39-year old reality star tells ABC News’ Deborah Roberts, that she traveled to Africa to change her eye color from brown to gray.
“They are ice gray. That’s the color I purchased.”
“They go into the eye and they make a little slit,” Harris explained of the procedure that uses a medical-grade silicone. “They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye.
“They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye,” she said. “They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in.”
Since her revelation, Tiny has gotten mixed comments about her results from fans on social media, with many criticizing her decision.
However, Tiny remains pleased with her results, defending her position.
“I just wanted to do something different,” she said. “And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”
Tiny’s openness about the procedure is a drastic difference from other changes she has made to her body over the years, only recently admitting to getting breast implants placed some time ago.
Tags: Aging, breast implants, Brightocular, plastic surgery, Scarring
Action star and Broadway actor Hugh Jackman is once again appearing public all bandaged up after being treated for his third basal cell carcinoma in 12 months. A rep says that the Wolverine star is now “all good” but after his third procedure, Hugh has only one thing to say, “sunscreen.”
Once again 46-year old Hugh Jackman took to Instagram to divulge his latest battle and this time he used an image of Baz Luhrmann‘s speech song “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen),” captioned simply, “SUNSCREEN!”
Hugh probably wasn’t surprised to once again be fighting skin cancer. After his previous treatment, he told the Associated Press that coming up against the Big C numerous times is par for the course for an Aussie.
“I’m realistic about the future and it’s more than likely that I’ll have at least one more but probably many more, which is not uncommon for an Aussie, particularly from English stock growing up in Australia where I don’t remember ever being told to put sunscreen on,” the actor told the outlet.
”But the beauty of this is it’s all preventable, it’s just about getting proper checkups. I can be typical man, a little lazy, I couldn’t be bothered and now I’m not lazy at all.”
Like the other times, Hugh was spotted with a bandage on his nose where the basal cell carcinoma had been removed, probably by a plastic surgeon.
The first time Hugh had a cancerous spot taken off his nose, back in November 2013, he acknowledged his wife for making him go to the dermatologist for a check up, writing, “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!” He also accompanied that important comment with a photo of himself sporting a bandage.
And the second time, he again posted a photo of his bandaged schnoz, writing as a caption, “Another Basel Cell Carsinoma. All out now. Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”
It is always important to wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days. As a bonus, sunscreen not only prevents cancer caused by exposure to UVA and UVB rays, but it also helps prevent premature signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and “age spots.”
In addition to the importance of wearing sunscreen, it is also important to visit a dermatologist to have any new spots or moles checked out.
Hugh isn’t the first celebrity to be a cautionary tale for the rest of us to remember to wear sunscreen. Other celebrities, including Eric Dane, Bruce Jenner, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and Anderson Cooper have all been spotted with bandaged faces after receiving treatment for cancerous growths.
Hugh also set a trend. After having a growth removed, country star Kenny Rogers also showed off his bandaged face with a photo on Instagram and a reminder for people to get checked by a dermatologist.none
Kylie Jenner says she is done with people talking about her lips but posting pictures of herself pre-kiss with no pursing isn’t doing her any favors. In a photo on her Instagram feed, Kylie looks to be gearing up for a kiss with sister Khloe Kardashian, but has declared herself bored with the speculation over whether or not she has had plastic surgery.
Back in April, Kylie said that she hadn’t had plastic surgery and found the rumors insulting. “These plastic surgery rumors hurt my feelings to be honest and are kinda insulting.”
She even added that her age made them more inappropriate, “Just in case anyone forgot.. I’m 16.”
Now Kylie, isn’t denying the rumors, but is saying that she is tired of everyone talking about her lips.
In a caption for a photo that shows Khloe Kardashian puckering up, while Jenner’s lips are already looking already kiss-ready, Kylie wrote:
“How long are we gonna talk about this lip thing lmao.”
“Let’s get a our lives together guys and talk about some important sh-t. Just talk about something new at least. I’m bored.”
People might move on to talk about something else if the 17-year old admitted to getting lip injections.
Although she has reportedly removed the images that first sparked the rumors, showcasing her new lips in a series of makeup looks, recent photos have only added fuel to the fire.
In the initial photos, Kylie sported lipstick, leading many to believe that the young model had simply found a new technique of lipstick application that made her lips look bigger and bolder. But photos by the paparazzi in which Kylie is wearing no makeup and the recent photo with her sister, do seem to indicate that some type of lip augmentation has taken place as her lips are still unusually prominent.
Although lipstick and lip plumpers can do wonders to create a fuller-looking mouth in the right hands, Kylie’s bigger lips have been around enough that experts agree that the young lady has likely been spending time dabbling with temporary lip fillers to make her mouth a little larger. And this may not be a healthy decision, according to children’s mental health experts.
HollywoodLife spoke to Couple’s Therapy host Dr. Jenn Berman who says, “I think she is growing up in a family where plastic surgery is the norm, so it makes a lot of sense that this is something that she is participating in.”
“I think that all the Kardashians have got to feel a lot of pressure to look a certain way in terms of their fans and being photographed all of the time, and their family culture.”
Both the Kardashians and the Jenners seem to embrace plastic surgery as a routine beauty regiment, whether it is the sisters fighting stretchmarks with laser treatments or aging parents fighting back time with facelifts.
No matter the age of the Kardashian or Jenner in question, plastic surgery seems rampant in the family and not talking about it seems unlikely in a family that loves to show off their new procedures via social media.none