Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Dish with Lori & Julia

Today we dish with Lori & Julia on FM107. And what do inquiring minds want to know? For starters there's the ta-tas poll published in this month's In Touch magazine: top breasts in Hollywood. The number 1, 2, and 3 positions are held by Scarlett Johansson (22), Salma Hayek (39), Jessica Simpson (26). The tag line is that "they aren't afraid to embrace what nature gave them." Oh, boys and girls, it's a sad, sad day when Anne has to let you down, but...not everything in Hollywood is real.

Yes, we're here to tell you that only one of the above lovelies is wrapping her arms around what nature gave her. The other two are clutching silicone. In an interview, Scarlett Johansson talks about stripping nude for roles: “I’m proud of my breasts. I call them my girls. They’re my charms, my feminine wiles. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality, my body and my face…” In this picture you can see 'the girls' as no surgeon would have ever left them: soft, low, and asymmetric. And, as anyone who's viewed the opening frames of Lost In Translation knows, what you see coming you also get going: body fat is rarely distributed in isolation.

Our other two top polling place winners are sporting the handiwork of a surgeon. Do we really have to tell you that Jessica Simpson has implants? They're as fake as her front teeth.

Actress Salma Hayek sports a look not found in nature: Barbie® is a fiction. How can we be so sure? Just check out the photos from before and after and you decide. Outside of pregnancy, no woman grows breasts in adulthood. Both women appear to have had multiple sets placed.

Says Hayek: "I find it very boring to have to be skinny all the time. It bores me and makes me bitchy. And yet in Hollywood it’s okay if you’re a bitch - as long as you’re skinny!"
Oddly enough, these stripper-size implants make petite women look heavier, unless their clothes are skin-tight or nearly off.

And then there is the question of noses. Jessica Simpson is rumored to have undergone a competitive sibling rhinoplasty (see the post about her sister). Salma Hayek certainly underwent a very skillful tip rhinoplasty well before her breasts.

And what other nose has caught the eagle eyes of Lori & Julia? Michelle Pfeiffer turns 49 this month:
“When I’m rested, I look pretty darn OK. I can hold off on that facelift for another few years....(But) when I’m feeling weary, then I think, maybe I better make that appointment.”
Pfeiffer's nose is narrow and pinched, very 'tippy,' and the nostrils are notched. It's also gotten even thinner with age. All of this is unfortunately common, post-rhinoplasty, in patients with aggressive surgeons– and constitutes an 'over-operated look' (albeit in a very beautiful face). Her nose has looked like that her entire film career; check out stills from 1982 Grease 2. It could be a rare case of nature imitating art. Probably the only way to know for sure about whether her nose has undergone the knife is to locate a high-resolution picture from her high school days.

Courtney Love's (42) nose has certainly been all over the place. In December of 2006 she traveled to France for reconstructive surgery. Very few surgeons are skilled enough to resurrect a nose after it's been previously operated: it's a sub-subspecialty. Why is it difficult? Not only is her tip cartilage over-resected, her nose is very crooked. Revision of a twisted nose is probably the most technically challenging rhinoplasty. The surgeon must correct the septal deviation as well as straighten the 'nasal pyramid,' the bony framework supporting the tissue. And don't forget, you want to breathe through it. Sometimes the nose can be made completely straight; usually some tissue memory persists, reappearing six months to a year post-repair. That's why in the past Courtney Love's nose has sometimes looked relatively good (left) and then not-so-good. To date, her nose has been operated on four times.

The French surgeon also removed the hideous implant material from her lips (probably some form of Gortex). The post-surgical swelling she displayed (far left) at Hilary Swank’s Freedom Writers movie premiere in January 2007 was normal. Once it subsided enough for the result to be evident, she went in March for yet a third revision, probably a dorsal onlay and/or tip graft (near left) along with injected lip filler. She also announced that she had her breast implants removed. And no, she hasn't had a gastric band placed. It's just good old-fashioned weight loss and left-over lumpy liposuction.

And now you know.

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Anonymous said...

Jessica Simpson doesn't have implants. Everyone knows that.

Anonymous said...

Rhinoplasty has become very very common between celebrities these days..Quite all famous people undergo nose jobs mainly female celebrities.

ANNE said...
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ANNE said...

You are so right - it's de rigueur for any up-and-coming starlet to homogenize her nose to Hollywood. But if you check out British film, and particularly television, all sorts of interesting noses are on screen. Even Princess Diana resisted the temptation.