Kathy Griffin has always been forthcoming about the plastic surgery she’s had, but she opens up even more in an interview with Time magazine this week. In discussing her own procedures (yep, that’s a ‘before’ pic on the left and an ‘after’ pic on the right), she explains that being on TV and having persuasive doctors are the reasons she first had surgery. She details one doctor visit, saying, “It was very much like Nip/Tuck where they’d be like, ‘Tell me what you don’t like about yourself,’ and then they’d draw all over you with markers to highlight your ‘problem’ areas. One of the doctors was like, ‘We can do a little teeny lipo on your upper arms.’ I said, ‘Are you sure?’ He said yes, so I went along with it.” Griffin has also gone along with several eye surgeries and a nose job.
When asked how so may celebs keep their own surgery a secret, she revealed that it’s a secretive, multi-step process. “First of all, the plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills all have secret celebrity doors. After the surgery, you leave the plastic surgeon’s office covered in a sheet that’s not unlike a burqa. Your assistant takes you to an upscale hotel where you hide in a dark room of shame until you’re better. There are bandaged rich ladies walking around the hallways of the Four Seasons and the Peninsula in Beverly Hills right now. It’s not unlike being a war criminal or a terrorist.” Hey, maybe that’s why Tori Spelling decided to open her very own inn. We’re on to you, Hollywood! [Photos: GettyImages]
It seems some celebs just can’t get enough of the poofy pout. Brittany Murphy, Heidi Montag, Jenna Jameson, and Lisa Rinna‘s kissers have been pumped to capacity. Just yesterday, Lindsay Lohan went out on the town in NYC with a suspiciously bloated upper lip. Whether she and countless others have endured lip injections, implants, or claim to have just applied Lip Venom, many already-beautiful stars lust for that Jolie volume. The results are more often fishy than foxy. See what we mean below.
Lindsay Lohan has set our un-plumped lips wagging after stepping out with a very different-looking mouth. The sometime actress and fake tan magnate showed off a pair of bee-stung lips at the Inglourious Basterds afterparty at the Standard Hotel in NYC that didn’t much resemble the more modest smacker she normally sports (see above – the “after pic” is on the right).
While the new swollen look could be put down to one of those temporary lip booster things, or, er, a really shiny gloss, we’re thinking not. Still, if she ever fell on her face, those suckers would help bounce her back up again. [Photo: Splash News Online]
Lohan isn’t the only celeb chasing the poofy pout. Whether she and countless others have endured lip injections, implants, or claim to have just applied Lip Venom, many already-beautiful stars lust for that Jolie volume. The results are more often fishy than foxy. See what we mean below.
Kim Kardashian is no stranger to plastic surgery – her step-father Bruce Jenner just got his second face lift – and she’s recently declared that she’s desperate to one day go under the knife. When asked at last night’s Maxim Hot 100 Party if she’d ever consider reshaping her bod, Kim replied enthusiastically.
“I am down for it,” she told Us magazine. “One day I will definitely get it.”
And what body part did Kim say was high priority on her surgery list? “I would probably get my boobs done after I have kids,” she revealed. “I think every woman needs a good lift after they have kids, so I would start with that. You never know what I would need — it depends on what I would look like when I get older. But I would definitely do something.”Ã‚Â [Photo: .com/FayesVision]
British car-crash celebrity Kerry Katona makes headlines for her slurring on TV shows, being declared bankrupt and having lots and lots of surgery. So of course in order to raise some money for a cancer charity, her only solution was to put her previous implants on eBay.
Scribbled with an artistic picture of a stick woman with massive boobs (nice one, Kerry), bidding for the bags of saline solution has already reached $415,000. Which has got to be a bit of false bidding, right? We truly hope so. Ewww. [Photo: eBay]
Are you considering plastic surgery? Do you wish someone older and more experienced could tell you what to expect? Why not check out Joan Rivers‘ new book Men Are Stupid…And Like Big Boobs, which she’s hawking everywhere from NPR to the New York Times. The book mixes medical advice and “who-did-what” gossip with a memoir of her own proud adventures in shape-shifting. From the publisher’s description:
Joan Rivers’ abiding life philosophy is simple: in the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, beauty is key — especially where men are concerned. Men like pretty women. And so, getting something lifted, tightened, adjusted, or removed is as fundamental as wearing makeup or using hair conditioner; it’s become something we do to make ourselves look better.
That is an impressively simple “life philosophy.” But while men do enjoy “big boobs” and “pretty women,” we’re not sure they pine for 75-year-olds who look like they’re made of hard taffy. Check out the gallery and decide if you’d take Rivers’ word on how far is too far.
Cate Blanchett wants us to know that her husband, theater director Andrew Upton, loves her just the way she is. “I haven’t done [any plastic surgery], but who knows. Andrew said he’d divorce me if I did anything,” the star of Benjamin Button explained to Us Magazine. “I’m not a trophy. He likes the vessel, but he also wants to make sure the vessel is full.” Or maybe Captain Keebler here knows his smoking hot wife would look like a freak if her lips were any larger.
“When you’ve had children, your body changes; there’s history to it. I like the evolution of that history; I’m fortunate to be with somebody who likes the evolution of that history.” With plastic surgery nightmares commonplace among aging stars, you have to root for anyone determined to age gracefully. But don’t get your man wrong, Cate. With your big-ass ears, he knows pulling your face back would turn you into a gremlin. And it’s not like the lumpy gnome could do better. If this dude expresses anything other than gratitude in the bed chamber, drop him immediately.
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Star Magazine, the Pillar of Celebrity Journalism, is claiming that Ashley Olsen is trying to persuade her twin sister Mary-Kate to get a boob job:
“Ashley is considering getting her boobs done because she wants to look more voluptuous. And she told Mary-Kate that she wanted her to get one at the same time so that it wouldn’t be glaringly obvious that Ashley had work done. That way, they could say that they had just both matured and were filling out naturally.”
Mary-Kate, according to Star, is “horrified” by the idea and “hates being told what to do and how to look by Ashley.” Judging from a new photo spread in Tank Magazine (pics below), we don’t think Mary-Kate needs to boost her breast size to look sexy. Maybe Mary-Kate holds the same opinion on plastic surgery as designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who the twins interviewed for their new book, Influence.
“So many woman have it now, and of course sometimes, you know, you question, and you think, ‘Oh, maybe I should,’ but then I look at some of the faces, and I just say I don’t need that,” said Von Furstenberg to Harper’s Bazaar.
It’s not a great time to be Tara Reid. All she wants to do is have fun on the beach, and all people can do is take photos of her and gasp about the state of her stomach. As she told People, “I’ve been a media target for years now. It does hurt my feelings, but what can I do? I have to move on.” Well, you could wear a one-piece bathing suit, Tara. Seriously. You could.
The pity party doesn’t stop there, though. Reid went on to refer to her abdominal scars, caused by liposuction, as her “battle wounds.” You heard that right, folks—we’ve got a POW running for president and Tara Reid is referring to the outcome of crappy cosmetic surgery as “battle wounds.” We believe Pink said it best: This is your Vietnam, Tara Reid. You’re at war. Life keeps dropping bombs, and you keep score.
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Courteney Cox has confirmed the obvious to Marie Claire, admitting that she subjected herself to at least one Botox treatment. But, like anyone who saw her try to smile, she totally regrets it! Kinda.
Botox? I think it’s fantastic and also horrible. I mean they’ve come up with this stuff that can make you look not angry. But you have to use it sparingly.
…I went to this doctor once and he was like, ‘Oh, let me do it just here and here and here.’ And I was miserable. I’m an actor, I’ve got to be able to move my face. When people start messing with their foreheads and can’t life their eyebrows, that’s weird. I hated it. It’s not that I haven’t tried Botox—but I hated it.
If Courteney is ever tempted to enter the high-risk world of facial preservation again, Scandalist recommends she look at photos of Janice Dickinson, the ghost of Christmas future pictured on her right. Bruce Springsteen ain’t inviting that lady up on stage.