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Botox backlash: Will pregnant Nicole Kidman keep getting shots?

Kidmandm1303_468x689 Kidmanrex1403_228x345_2 Nicole Kidman has been getting a lot of grief lately for herSunset embryo-like complexion. At 40, she has yet to wrinkle. A Canadian plastic surgeon recently deemed the actress "bat face" at a medical conference and said that her overzealous use of Botox was giving the cosmetic procedure a bad name. Okay, buddy. Like Botox was universally loved until Nic came along. Still, the Rage can't understand why Kidman insists that she has never tried Botox and says that her face is "natural." Just come out with it and as they say in Hollywood, "own it."

Anyway, it's worth noting that pregnant women are strongly advised not to get injections of the toxin and so Kidman's natural look could collapse like a souffle over the next few months.  By not allowing herself to age an iota, Kidman has trapped her face in amber and the results are both frightening and depressing.  It's the Norma Desmond syndrome and we all know how that story ends.

Photos: Getty Images; Rex; Paramount

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I suppose women like Kidman think Botox makes them look young. You know what it makes them look like? Older women who have had Botox.

I really admire the appearnce of a nice looking older woman is is aging naturally. I'm not just saying that because I am walking in the valley of the shadow of death myself. Even as a young woman I always thought beautiful older ladies were womanly, sexy, confident and earthy with thier sun kissed crow's feet and wizened looking laugh lines.

Kidman looks desperate and tragic. Not to mention psychopathically vain. Sharon Stone might be the worst. She's like something off of a Twilight Zone episode. Don't these women know? How could they not? How could Demi Moore not know she looks like a wax sculpture? Look what years of obsessive working out has done to Madonna.

I suppose they are all in denial. Is it really that bad for these women? I understand they've made thier fortunes on thier looks but why not retire? Gracefully.


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