Guys, how many Madame Tussauds are there, really? Because we feel like someone’s always unveiling something somewhere so there have to be a million. In any case, the latest celebrity to snag a spot was Fergie aka Stacy Ferguson who cosied up to herÃ‚Â waxwork at Madame Tussauds at The Venetian Resort and Casino Las Vegas. Now we love us some Fergs, but this waxwork gives us the creeps! How did it cost $300,000? The cleavage looks like two balloons have been stuffed into that skintight bodysuit (that is realistic). The hair is the biggest grievance — it looks like a cheap weave! Ã‚Â And the face looks vaguely like Barbie! Not cool, dudes. Are we overreacting? Take a look at the gallery and vote!
The hoopla has already begun. She may not have walked down the aisle yet, but Kim Kardashian‘s “Bride” wax figure is already standing proud at Madame Tussaud’s on Hollywood Boulevard. In a wedding dress that would probably make Vera Wang — who is designing the actual gown for the real Kim.K— balk. ThisÃ‚Â silk version with its 20-foot train was designed by Simin and is reportedly worth six figures.
Add to that the figure itself, which cost a cool $300,000 to make. It was spiffed up for the unveiling, which was handled by Perez Hilton yesterday. They also put a diamond and emerald necklace by La Velancia worth $1 million on the statue for the day. So you can do the math on what the whole shebang actually cost. Expensive, but no where near what the actual wedding itself is cashing in at, we’re betting.
Kim herself didn’t attend but tweeted Perez, writing, “This is the 1st I’m hearing bout this! Take a pic 4 me.” Kim quickly sent a follow-up tweet that read, “Excited I just heard fromÃ‚Â @PerezHiltonÃ‚Â that Madame Tussaud is unveiling a new wax figure in Hollywood! Now there’s 3 of us! 3some anyone LOL.” Stay tuned for the actual wedding this weekend. You know it’s going to be everywhere!
Yesterday we were a little grumpy about the fact that Robert Pattinson‘s Madame Tussaud wax figures look nothing like the real deal. Meanwhile, singing superstar Susan Boyle just got a wax figure herself and we think the likeness is uncanny. We actually had to look twice to make confirm which one was real and which one would melt into a paraffin puddle if ignited. We bet she never dreamed a dream like this.
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Last year, Robert Pattinson‘s brooding mug was commemorated with two wax sculptures at Madame Tussaud’s in London and New York. The photo above on the right shows Wax Pattinson 2010 in all his sheepish, scruffy glory at last year’s unveiling. But this week, RPattz got yet another wax figure made in his likeness for the Berlin outpost of Madame Tussaud’s (above, left) and we’re not really thrilled about it. Sure, it has an updated, shorter hairstyle, but the face is somewhere in between Matthew Perry during his drug days and Gerard Butler on Slim-Fast. And even though Rob pulls off sexy-disheveled better than anyone, did they really need to make his outfit look like drunk guy at 3am after a wedding, with the crooked tie and messy collar? We weren’t loving the 2010 version, but we’ll definitely take it over this new, not-improved version.
Check out a few more shots of his new wax likeness, both alone and throttled by some excited fans who are just trying to live out their dream.
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Not bad, Madame Tussauds! The last couple of celebrity waxworks they produced were pretty heinous (remember Tussaud’s Bieber replica?), but this one’s not bad at all. Kelly Ripa unveiled her Tussauds likeness in New York yesterday, and it’s a pretty good imitation. Like the real Ripa, her statue looks…ripped! They’ve even got the hair down, which is the area they normally muck up in. The only aspect Tussauds didn’t factor in was the tan. The statue is unfashionably pale (for Hollywood, unless you’re Anne Hathaway) while Ripa herself has a healthy glow (we don’t know if it’s store or tanning booth bought, though). Her husband, Mark Consuelos, was there for the occasion and looked like he didn’t mind having two wives at all. Congrats, Kelly!
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This photograph was obviously taken before Justin Bieber decided to cut his hair, thus altering the fate of the universe. Why exactly are metal pincers in such close proximity to the Biebs head, and his (now-shorn) bangs? Because the folks from Madame Tussauds have come a-callin’ for Justin. And not for just one of their museums. The Biebs is getting wax statutes housed in Tussauds in three cities — New York, Amsterdam and London! How’s that for super stardom?
Justin’s suitably stoked as well, commenting, “I’m honored to to be getting my own wax figures … to be immortalized in wax alongside some of my idols – Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyonce and my mentor, Usher – is incredibly exciting and very cool!” We’ll have to wait till March to wax eloquent about oversized-candle Biebs, but the question is, are the bangs going to be repp’d or not?
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Lady Gaga’s little monsters now have a pretty sizable trump card to pull. Because being a fan of the singer means also being an advocate of all her Gagaisms, right? Ã‚Â While they’re of the “whatever Gaga touches becomes art” side of the debate, the opposition hollers “Nay”! Because there’s a whole section of the planet that doesn’t care much for Gaga’s *ahem*…style? Unfortunately for them, they’re going to find something else to diss because Gaga is now becoming art for real.
Normal celebrities get one statute at Madame Tussauds, and are happy, right? Read this and weep, normal-everyday-star:Ã‚Â Gaga’s getting eight wax figures at Madame Tussauds across the globe. So as Bart Simpson would say …eat my shorts.
The pieces are going to be unveiled on December 9, and each of the museums will have a Gaga of their very own to show off. In terms of what they’ll be wearing, they’ve obviously had plenty to choose from. While the final eight are pretty cool, we’re not totally feeling they did Gaga justice. Hello, meat dress? Hello, hair bow? Hello, crazy face masks? Those didn’t make the cut! But here’s the list of which outfits did.
- Lady in Lace worn at the Brit Awards 2010.Ã‚Â Alex Noble lace body stocking, Philip Tracey face mask, Marie Antoinette hairstyle.
- Telephone worn at Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 2010.Ã‚Â Phillip Tracey telephone hat, black Armani coat, flared pants, crazy heels
- Harlequin worn at a press conference in Seoul. Black Marjan Pejoski body suit, oversized black neck cuff, straight platinum hair.
- Kinky Boots worn in London, 2009. Cut-away, black shortÃ‚Â Bruno Pieters leather body suit, black lace bra, “disc” hat, Ã‚Â thigh high black boots.
- Mini Mouse worn atÃ‚Â BBC Radio 1 studios in London. One-shoulder black latex body suit, long straight hair , “Mini MouseÃ¢â‚¬Â hair buns.
- Hair Hat (as pictured above), worn at theÃ‚Â Consumer Electronics Show. Blonde hair hat, black, transparent, net dress.
- Wired Ã¢â‚¬Å“wingÃ¢â‚¬Â dress with lightning “eye” worn atÃ‚Â Wetten Dass..? in Germany. Short, black,straplessÃ‚Â Orschel-Read dress, wired, thigh high patent boots.
- Big Hair worn outside theÃ‚Â Phoenix Hotel in Denmark. HugeÃ‚Â purple hair piece over long platinum hair, nude Maison Martin Margiela bodysuit, white blazer, massive platforms.
See what we mean? These are cool looks but definitely not any of the way-out-there stuff that Gaga’s pulled off!
Why is Taylor Swift dressed like that creepy wax figure? And why’s she standing next to it? Erm, prolly ’cause that wax figure is supposed to be Taylor Swift. Altogether now… WTF?
Hi, peeps at Madam Tussauds. We don’t think the point of your celebrity wax figures is to A. make people run away screaming or B. make people scratch their heads wondering who the hell they’re standing next to. Like Eva Longoria Parker’s. Miss Taylor Swift’s wax figure falls under option B. Because Madam Tussauds wax guys… IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE HER! Do you see the real Taylor’s face? She’s thinking, “I’m going to call my new-maybe-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal to kick some Tussaud tushie. And then I’m going to write a song about it.”
Kim Kardashian’s wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds yesterday, causing millions of candles all over the world to feel insecure about their bodies. Kim spent days detailing the creation of the double on her blog and, apparently, it’s not at all similar to when Han Solo got sealed in carbonite (like we had assumed). The real Kim was on hand in New York to check out her completed likeness, which was dressed in a $1000 Herve Leger bandage dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Naked candles across the country melted with jealousy.
Kim is the latest celeb to be immortalized by the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which recently welcomed Robert Pattinson, Miley Cyrus and RuPaul into their halls. But she feels that her new, waxy self is in good company. “I would love to hang out with Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez,” she told PopEater. “I saw Usher over there, Beyonce. Maybe Beyonce can teach me a dance or two!”
Were sisters Kourtney and Khloe jealous that they weren’t also tapped by Madame Tussauds? “No! They weren’t jealous, they were so excited for me! They were the first people I called when I found out that I was getting this honor.” It’s like a new Kardashian sister! Does the doppelganger hold a candle to the real thing? Let us know!
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