Hm, maybe we’re warming to Lady Gaga. At first we thought she was just Christina Aguilera with an overexcited 1980′s stylist, and her lunatic interview pronouncements didn’t help. But appearing on the UK’s Paul O’Grady show she put on a fierce performance and came across as quite sweet. Dressed in one of her reliably insane looks — thigh high laced-up white leather boots and china-doll style black lipstick, anyone? — she revealed that what makes her unique look is pretty cheap.
“I [used to have] more of a beer budget so I used to buy rhinestones and beads and find things in my apartment that were really cool and glue them onto three dollar bras from Conway,” she said.
The host also told us the only thing she asked for on her dressing-room rider was houmous. Aw. She’s like an exotic pet, really. A cockatoo.
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Hey, we hear it happens, Victoria Beckham. You hit 35, you’re suddenly hit by the realization that you’re now closer to 50 than you are to 20 and you just start to think, “why bother?” Isn’t it much more relaxing to just slip into easy-on clothes and embrace encroaching middle age? Well, we think a top to bottom zip is as far as Posh is going to go when it comes to chilling out on her ferociously demanding daily fashion parade. At least it only took a few seconds to put on. Baby steps, Posh. Baby steps. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Alexis Carrington is back and she’s taking no style prisoners! Magically timed to coincide with the return of 80′s shoulder pads and fluoro colors, Joan Collins is to present a new prime-time show on British TV called Joan Does Glamour bullying showing drab women how to dress like a power-crazed H.B.I.C.
“For too long it has been acceptable to wander around in T-shirts, trainers and low slung sweat pants. I want to show British women that you don’t need a designer budget to achieve a glamorous and timeless style and that if people took a bit more care of their appearance, they might feel a little bit better about themselves,” she says.
Gulp. Is that a promise, or a threat? Shame she’s limited her search to British women – we’d love her to get her perfectly-manicured talons on Britney Spears and Samantha Ronson. [Photo: Splash News Online]
One would think that Hollywood celebrities could only achieve otherworldy hotness by hiring stylists or trainers or dieticians — and maybe even slapping fine Porcelain veneers on their teeth or having the fat sucked out of their hips and/or tummies or bumping up their bra size a notch or two or three. But one would be right only part of the time.
You see, some celebs prove there’s a fine line between the pursuit and realization of hotness and total freakishness. We have compiled 50 stars who’ve had Hollywood-esque makeovers. After the jump, look at their before and after pictures — and for each makeover cast your vote “Fab or Fail.”