Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lisa Rinna Talks Sex, Plastic Surgery, and Depend Ad

Author/designer/actress Lisa Rinna hits the red carpet. (Steve Granitz/WireImage) 

Actress Lisa Rinna is not one to shy away from uncomfortable topics. The "Days of Our Lives" star has talked frankly about plastic surgery, filmed a commercial for Depend incontinence products, and even wrote about losing her sex drive after childbirth in her 2008 advice book Rinnavation. In fact, her latest project, a book called The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book, co-authored with sex therapist Ian Kerner, is a handbook for getting the most out of intimate relationships — something Rinna, 48, thinks we should all discuss more. "We talk all day long about diet and fitness, eating healthy and working out and skincare and this and that and the other thing, but we really don't talk about sex and how important it is in keeping a relationship solid, and how important it is for your health, so I thought why not?" Rinna told omg!. "I love to talk about things that are taboo and you're not really supposed to talk about anyway, so there's no reason why you can't get really good information out there."

Of course, not everybody's as open as Rinna, including her husband since 1997, "L.A. Law" actor Harry Hamlin, who she said would never write such a book. "Of course I talked to him about this before I even did it, and I think after 20 years of being with me, he knows that this is the road that I go down, so even at first if I say, 'Hey, I'm going to do this. What do you think?' and he's like, 'Oh my God' ... in the end he knows how valuable it is," Rinna said. "And I certainly don't share anything that would put him in a compromising position. After everything, he's really good with me doing whatever my passion is, which I certainly think makes for a perfect partner. He's supportive, he's very supportive." She added, "That's probably the reason we stay together is that we're complete and utter opposites."

The Harry Loves Lisa star is all smiles with her hubby since 1997. (Steve Granitz/WireImage) 
The couple poses with their daughters, Amelia Gray and Delilah Belle. (Eric Charbonneau/WireImage)

So it's no surprise to learn it was Rinna's idea to film an ad for adult diapers brand Depend's new Silhouette for Women line in which both appear. Rinna, who actually doesn't suffer from incontinence, explained that she did the ad because the company was willing to donate $225,000 to her charity of choice, the non-profit Dress for Success, which provides professional clothing and career training to financially struggling women. And just like with the book, she's showing people how to feel better about themselves, turning "something that people feel shame about and are embarrassed about" into a problem they can solve. "I think what I've learned along the way is that if you feel good about yourself, your self-esteem is going to be high, and that's the key," she said. "You've gotta feel good about yourself, because if you don't, what you put out into the universe is negativity."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ashley Judd Explains Her ‘Puffy’ Face: It Was Steroids

Judd's puffy face in question. (Dario Cantatore/Getty Images) 

Some actresses don't like to get plastic surgery and tell. But in Ashley Judd's case, she insists, her "puffy" face really was not the result of going under the knife. In a two-page rant that was published on, the "Missing" actress reveals her shocking appearance in March was due to a medical condition. "When I am sick for more than a month and on medication (multiple rounds of steroids), the accusation is that because my face looks puffy, I have 'clearly had work done,'" Judd wrote. "When my skin is nearly flawless, and at age 43, I do not yet have visible wrinkles that can be seen on television, I [must] have had 'work done,' with media outlets bolstered by consulting with plastic surgeons I have never met who 'conclude' what procedures I have 'clearly' had."

Judd also bashed the fact that some unfairly compared her 2012 "puffy" face to a photo of her from 1998 — when she was just 29 years old. In addition to her face, she says there was speculation about her weight. The actress, who has been married to Scottish racecar driver Dario Franchitti since 2001, notes that she has gone "from my usual size two/four to a six/eight after a lazy six months of not exercising, and that weight gain shows in my face and arms."

The actress concluded her post with the request that women stop picking on other women for their less-than-perfect appearances. "I hope the sharing of my thoughts can generate a new conversation: Why was a puffy face cause for such a conversation in the first place? How, and why, did people participate?"

Last month, when the photo of Judd initially caused alarm, her rep released a statement that the actress, daughter of country legend Naomi Judd, "has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show 'Missing.'"

Friday, April 6, 2012


Cause you're just not good enough

I have to wonder... when these extremely beautiful and talented ladies are slimmed down, smoothed over, lightened, and so forth... does it sting a little? Isn't it a way of telling these major stars that hey... the real you just isn't beautiful or sexy enough. We need to upscale you a bit more. 

Her leg is now the size of her arms

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

US Moves Toward Banning Photoshop In Cosmetics Ads (about time!!)

US Moves Toward Banning Photoshop In Cosmetics Ads

|December 16, 2011|
Procter & Gamble has agreed to never again run an ad for its CoverGirl mascara because it used "enhanced post-production" and "photoshopping" to make eyelashes look thicker than they were in real life. P&G agreed to the ban even though it disclosed in the ad that the image was enhanced.
The move is the latest in a series of baby steps that U.S. and international advertising regulators have taken to ban the use of Photoshop in advertising when it is misleading to consumers.
The company's decision was described in a ruling by the National Advertising Division, the U.S. industry watchdog that imposes self-regulation on the advertising business. NAD is part of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Its rulings are respected and followed by most advertisers because it enjoys a close relationship with the FTC, from which it has historically drawn some of its senior staff. Recalcitrant advertisers who refuse to withdraw or amend misleading ads are referred by the NAD to the FTC, which has the power to fine, sue or bring injunctions against companies.

When asked whether this was a de facto ban on Photoshop, NAD director Andrea Levine told us:
"You can’t use a photograph to demonstrate how a cosmetic will look after it is applied to a woman’s face and then – in the mice type – have a disclosure that says ‘okay, not really.’”

The ad in question was for CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara, which promised “2X more volume” on women's lashes. After reviewing the ad, P&G agreed to yank it. (A different CoverGirl ad is shown here.)

The NAD ruling said:

"… [P&G] advised NAD it has permanently discontinued all of the challenged claims and the photograph in its advertisement. NAD was particularly troubled by the photograph of the model – which serves clearly to demonstrate (i.e., let consumers see for themselves) the length and volume they can achieve when they apply the advertised mascara to their eyelashes. This picture is accompanied by a disclosure that the model’s eyelashes had been enhanced post production."

In a footnote, the NAD said it was following the lead of its sister body in the U.K., the Advertising Standards Authority, which in July banned cosmetics ads featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington because they used Photoshop. The NAD said:

"Advertising self-regulatory authorities recognize the need to avoid photoshopping in cosmetics advertisements where there is a clear exaggeration of potential product benefits."
"... the picture of Ms. Roberts had been altered using post production techniques (in addition to professional styling, make-up, photography and the product’s inherent covering and smoothing nature which are to be expected), exaggerating what consumers could expect to achieve through product use."

The U.K. ruling found the use of photo retouching misleading per se.

In the U.S., the FTC has has also tightened rules to hold celebrities accountable if they make claims in ads they know cannot be true.

And in France, in 2009, 50 politicians asked for health warnings to be imposed on fashion ads if they showed retouched models' bodies.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Once again.. let's tell a celebrity how they aren't quite up to snuff

Another round of.. When photoshop goes bad

 The girls body has been deformed from too much editing (on the right). Look at the lower body... and the waist. It's creepy.

So did she pull her shoulder out of socket while striking this pose?

Arm on the left side... it's broken or something.

Her arms were super edited. They don't even look real. And it makes the outfit look bad soooo what's the sense in this type of advertisement?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Psst! Do you have the secret weight loss trick that I've heard so much about?

This is terrible. First of all... the photoshop major edit of her post-baby belly. They slimmed it down and then turned it into a diet issue!! And praised her for losing the baby weight so fast??!!

So how does this translate to new mom's who have the new baby bulge and they can't see to drop the weight like that (*snap!!*) ???  You know... if the magazine ran the real photo that would prove to women that we're all normal. But instead, it's promoted that celebrities have some kind of weird weight loss trade secret that only they can afford.

Come on folks! When you see this crap, don't take it! Be a TRAMP! Boycott and write letters!!