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From the inception of reality television, 61-year-old Sharon Osbourne and her family impacted how we view celebrity families. As we remember perfectly, Sharon has always been candid so it wasn’t a total surprise when during “The Graham Norton” show she spoke about her experience going under the knife for plastic surgery. What was a bit shocking, though, is according to the Daily News, Osbourne revealed her most painful surgery in TMI fashion which was to tighten her vagina. “It was the worst,” Osbourne said. “It was just excruciating.”
After speaking about her plastic surgery, Sharon went on to talk about her tremulous marriage with Ozzy Osbourne due to his addictive personality and why she left him only to find herself back in their marriage, but on her terms. Sharon also opened up about entering the entertainment industry via the television route in order to secure the lifestyle she and Ozzy built for their family.
“[Ozzy and I] both worked to continue a lifestyle we had become accustomed to and we had to travel so my kids spent quite a time away from us,” she explained. “You can never get that time back.”
Check out what else Sharon had to say about getting that old thing back down below in the video.
“I Held His Pen!s Every Night” Conrad Murray Talks Michael Jackson’s Sexuality, Kids, Plastic Nose & More
Over the weekend, we reported that Conrad Murray claimed, once again, that he didn’t kill Michael Jackson, that Michael accidentally killed himself. Murray has been saying this for years now. But this particular interview with The Mail, Murray had faaaaaar more than that to say. In the lengthy interview, Murray attempts to “clear” his name by describing the friendship he and Michael shared. And because the two were so close for the icon’s final years and Michael trusted him, he was privy to some of the most intimate details of Jackson’s life. And I do mean in-tim-ate. This interview answers many of the questions we’ve had about Michael Jackson for decades now, including why he was so adamant about bleaching his skin, the biology of his children, his sexuality and the abuse Jackson had suffered at the hands of his family and others he had once trusted. You can check out some of the highlights below.
Michael’s drug use
Murray says that when he initially went to work for Michael in 2006, he was already using propofol. When he came to his home to help him prepare for his comeback tour, he realized that Michael had a personal stash of the drug which Murray did not supply.
He told me there were doctors in Germany that gave it to him. I didn’t agree with this at all, but Michael wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to. He would always find a way.
So I acquired propofol and gave it to him over a two-and-a-half month period as I weaned him off it, which I finally achieved three days before he died.
I would never have recommended propofol to Michael.
But when I got there he was on it – he called it “milk” – and he needed to get off it. I wanted to help my friend.
How he and Michael were able to develop such a close friendship.
He liked me because I wasn’t starstruck. The children loved me. We shared similar backgrounds.
He had a very unhappy childhood and was beaten and abused by his father. I came from poverty and didn’t meet my father until I was 25. We were both forgotten little boys.
Michael had a lot of lingering pain. He would sing the song The Little Boy Who Santa Claus Forgot to me and say, ‘That’s our song.’
I protected him. I am only speaking now because I have been unfairly vilified.
He told me he believed he had been sexually assaulted by one doctor while he had been under sedation. You name it, he had experienced it.
The prediction Michael made that came true in a very tragic way.
You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.
I asked him, “Michael, what do you mean?” and he smiled and said, I am clairvoyant.
Murray said Michael craved porcelain skin and he helped apply the cream he used. He rubbed it on Jackson’s back.
He transformed himself because he wanted to obscure where he came from. He wanted to look different from his family. He wanted porcelain, flawless skin. Those were his words.
More quotes about Michael’s children, his sexuality and the plastic nose on the following pages.
Going under the knife in Hollywood has never been anything new. While some are open and honest with the work they’ve had done, other celebrities try to deny it ’til their death. Despite evidence showing otherwise, these celebrities have denied having plastic surgery.
Viewers instantly fell in love with NeNe Leakes and her bold personality when Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality show premiered in 2008. The sudden rise in popularity also caused a rise in her bank account and soon NeNe was debuting a brand new look. After first copping to getting some pearly white veneers, the “Glee” co-star revealed all of the work she had done, including a nose job, liposuction, breast reduction and breast lifting. So when she appeared on Bethenny Frankel’s show last month, NeNe had viewers scratching their heads by denying she had any plastic surgery. Frankel herself had to get up and perform her own inspection to see if NeNe was telling the truth or not.
Miami Radio Personality Dies After Infection Related To Butt Injections Causes Her To Lose Hands, Feet
In August, Betty Pino, known by some as the “Queen of Radio” in Miami for her work on Spanish-language radio and helping big Latino acts get on, died from complications from cosmetic surgery, according to a full autopsy report that just came out this past weekend.
According to the Miami Herald, Pino was well-known by many not only for helping to jumpstart the careers of stars like Julio Iglesias (Enrique’s daddy) and more in the United States, but also for being a fan of plastic surgery. Pino passed at 65, and if you look at pictures of her before her passing (like the feature image for this story), she didn’t look anything like her age because of extensive work over the years. The radio personality reportedly first had work done on her backside 20 years ago when she had “hard implants” put in to give her some lift. But a decade later, she asked to have the implants swapped out for saline injections, which caused her pain when she sat down. Just four years ago, she took those out for silicone implants, and before she knew it, those implants would put her health even more at risk.
According to the Daily Mail, the silicone was causing the tissue in her backside to harden and deform. She sought out a doctor in Miami who helped her take it out in June after other doctors refused to help because of the “risks” and possible complications. But after she was sent home post-surgery, the operation wounds developed infections and they would not heal. She went into the hospital in mid-July after she experienced vomiting and diarrhea and was diagnosed with sepsis, a severe blood infection. Pino soon fell into a coma, and as she was transferred to another hospital on August 6, she had to have her hands and feet amputated when her infection spread. The next day she passed away after family decided to disconnect Pino from life support.
According to the Miami Herald, the family says it was what Pino would have wanted. Her family, back in August, was also considering filing a medical malpractice claim, but after years of illegal injections nand implants from different people and a last ditch effort from the doctor in Miami to remove her silicone, they weren’t sure who to sue. It’s unclear if they intend to go forward with any lawsuits.
Definitely a shame, and it just makes me think of these different women in entertainment and everyday life who are running around trying to get back-alley butt injections and slicing up their faces and getting butt implants and changing their looks every time you see them. Just say no, ladies. Please, just say no.
The women of “The Talk” are something else right? Last week Sheryl Underwood came under fire for her natural hair comments. And now this week, the women of “The Talk” are sharing their secrets. Sharon Osbourne revealed that she and Jay Leno used to have a little thang. (Sex included.) We reported earlier today that Aisha Tyler talked about her issues with infertility. And yesterday, was Julie’s turn to share her secret.
In an emotional story, Chen reveals that when she was working at ABC as a desk assistant in the ’90′s her boss told her “you will never be on this anchor desk because you’re Chinese.”
Can we stop right there? Can you imagine hearing that type of blatant racism. Chen explained that her boss said that because their audience in Dayton, Ohio was predominately white and not Asian, they wouldn’t be able to relate to her conveying a news story. Julie realized that she had to leave that job because clearly her boss was a backwards thinking idiot.
So she went to another agent. This one told her that while she was good at what she did, he couldn’t represent her unless she got plastic surgery to make her eyes look bigger.
After much deliberation, so much that Chen says it split her family in two, she decided to have the surgery. She posted this before and after picture to show the affect of the surgery.
Her co-stars had this to say in response.
Sheryl: “You didn’t do that. You made a choice that was good for you and you have represented people, you’ve represented your race, you’ve represented women and your colleagues. Don’t look back.”
Sharon: “Fabulous! I think it was the right thing to do.”
Sara: “I think you were beautiful before, you are beautiful now and it’s really whatever makes you happy.”
Aisha sat there, completely engrossed in Julie’s words, hands clasped, giving her sympathetic eyes.
When the before and after image came up, Julie said that you can see how in the after shot, her eyes are wider and look more expressive. And she admitted that after the surgery her career took off.
My only thought after seeing this was dang! I mean, I agree with Sara she looked good before and she looks good after. I’m typically anti plastic surgery, but I’m not crazy enough to say that the doctor didn’t do a good job. He or she did. Even though her face before was less European looking, it was still attractive. What I find so tragic about this situation is that she was even asked to consider it in the first place, not once but twice. It made me wonder how many other Asian journalists endured this same type of treatment in the past and if the higher ups in newsrooms are still asking Asian journalists to surgical alter their eye lids today. It’s terribly sad. And I can certainly understand why she would struggle with the decision. I know there have to be some days where she wonders whether or not she could have made it to this position without the surgery at all. Either way, surgery or not, Chen has still shed light on a very important issue in the Asian community and given the next generation of Asian journalists, and really all of us, something to think about in the ways intolerance and racism still permeate in our society.
Watch Julie talk about her surgery in the clip on the next page.
Tamar is the Braxton sister we either love to hate or hate to love. She’s definitely an acquired taste. But in a recent interview with Ebony.com, Tamar shed some light on why she is the way she is. If you watch Braxton Family Values faithfully, you may remember the episode where Tamar remembers how she was in two abusive relationships, back to back. She told the story of how one boyfriend drug her out of her apartment by her hair. (Sounds like something out of a Tyler Perry movie.)
Here’s what she had to say about the relationships:
“I can’t make anybody believe, I can’t change anybody’s mind about anything. (The abuse,) it happened. I’m not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true. When I’m ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I’m sorry that I’m not. But if it wasn’t for (God), I wouldn’t be here.”
She said being abused and feeling like she had no power or say in her relationships “definitely, definitely, definitely” play a role in the way she interacts with people today. She says wanting to attack before she can be attacked is a defense mechanism.
“I haven’t always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I’m very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel. Sometimes it’s over the top and most of the time it’s ‘Team Too-Much,’ But I have to do a lot. (I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out — now, I’ve gotten over my hangovers. You say, I’m comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there. Maybe like a year or so before “Braxton Family Values,” I wasn’t that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much.”
You know Wendy Williams. She never shies away from throwing shade at any celebrity she can. It’s all for the ratings boo. The latest celeb to come under attack is none other than the Queen B, Lil Kim. In promotion of her Hot Topics segment, Wendy tweeted a video of her talking about Lil Kim’s dramatic transformation, through what she claims is plastic surgery. Here’s the picture. And it’s not a flattering one.
Well, naturally she @ mentioned Lil Kim. And she did not appreciate it. She had this to say to Wendy in response.
This is the picture Lil Kim put up as evidence that Wendy toyed with her image for ratings. Perhaps Lil Kim has not seen the thousands of other “photoshopped” pics of her floating around the net…but I digress.
Then Lil Kim went for the jugular, exposing a bit of personal information about the talk show host.
Apparently, Lil Kim is not playing with Wendy anymore.
Though Wendy has yet to respond to Lil Kim, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not she addresses Lil Kim’s accusation on her show tomorrow. What do you think about the one-sided beef between Wendy and Kim?
Lil Kim is sick and tired of people taking advantage of her and trying to make fun of her. In fact, she’s not taking it anymore.
On Friday, Kim filed a $1 million lawsuit against her former lawyer and his business partner over shady business practices, that according to the NY Daily News.
In the suit filed in New York, Kim claims that Sunny Barkats convinced her to sign into contracts that gave Barkats and his partner, Andrew Ro, a 44 percent stake in a company that would license her brand names (likely “Lil Kim,” “Queen Bee” and others).
While it hasn’t been released about when she signed into this deal, Kim said she figured out something was wrong in December 2012; however, Barkats wouldn’t let her out of the deal. For his part, Barkats said the lawsuit is frivolous and just a way for Kim to get out of the contracts.
In other Kim news… the 38 year old rapper let loose on the paparazzi and bloggers whom she claims are trying to ruin her image by photoshopping images of her.
On Wednesday, Kim made an appearance on MTV’s RapFix Live with Sway to promote her new artist, Tiffany Foxx. Of course, the blogs got hold of pictures of Kim as she was coming and going and posted them with some “harsh” criticism of how she looks. Well, according to Kim, the pictures made her look lighter, bigger and just all around different…and she was steaming. Like, all celebs, Kim took to Twitter to air it all out:
I mean, okay, most of us actually have seen pictures of Kim that makes her look a lot worse than she actually does. But unfortunately, she’s the one whose made so many alterations to her face that people just feel the need to play around with her looks now. However, Kim has a right to be mad if she’s made to look terribly different.
Oh Kim, it’ll be okay girl.
Anyone who remembers old school, back in the day, mixtape Nicki Minaj knows that she looks almost nothing like mainstream American Idol Nicki, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but people have noticed the difference. Many suspect that the dramatic transformation can be credited to her plastic surgeon, as rumors of the “Starships” singer going under the knife have been circulating for years, but no one can really say for sure whether or not she’s had work done. In an interview with Extra, the Trinidadian-born singer, songwriter and rapper discussed the common assumption that she’s had work done and her latest Viva Glam lipstick shade with MAC Cosmetics.
On her new MAC Shade:
“I had the number one, top-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all time. So I figured hey, let’s give it a whirl again. It’s different for me. It’s the first time I’m not in pink and it’s all coming together for my new different look for 2013, which is a little bit more grown and Hot and it’s like, less is more.”
On plastic surgery rumors:
“When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup. They’ll see contour and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose, no no no, look at RuPaul’s drag race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want. I’ve never had surgery on my face, it’s make up people!”
We agree, Nicki. Makeup can work wonders. While she may have addressed one surgery rumor, there’s still that other gigantic elephant lingering in the room. You know, the enormous behind she has, that appears to have magically “grown” overnight? It’s interesting how someone who calls herself “Barbie” can be so up in arms when she’s referred to as plastic. Go figure.
Check a video clip of Nicki’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but we have to say that some celebrities’ quest to be flawless have gone terribly awry. Whether it was botched boob jobs, questionable lip injections or simply too much Botox, there are some celebs whose forays into plastic surgery haven’t had the results they hoped for. Madame Noire takes a look at 15 celebrities whose look took a turn for the worse after plastic surgery.