Octavia Spencer is taking this supporting actress thing seriously -- emphasis on the "supporting" -- with more than her career likely to get a lift in the wake of awards season and her run of success with "The Help."
"I am going to get my boobs lifted," the Oscar nominee told Parade magazine when asked if she planned to splurge on anything as a reward to herself. "That's going to be my first gift. I'm going to do that. I figured going into my 40s I want my boobs where they were when I was 17."
But first she has to spend a few months shooting a project directed by Diablo Cody, a job that'll take her out of the country through August or so.
But after that, Spencer said, things will be looking up. And moving up.
"I would want to do this around November. Then that way I could just relax until January."
Gwyneth Paltrow makes a living on creative expression, and she intends to keep her face just as animated as she ages.
Paltrow made the bold move of announcing she'll keep her wear and tear as the years go by, avoiding more common solutions like injections -- used widely by her actress peers.
"I’ll take my wrinkles," she told the March issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I don’t like the Botox thing."
It seems a rite of passage lately, women of a certain age declaring their surgical intentions (to freeze or not to freeze?), but at the very least Paltrow has some consistency: in her lifestyle empire, GOOP.
"Everything I’ve done has been completely organic, and that’s why the brand is a strong brand, because there is no ulterior motive behind it," she says of the newsletter, blog and app.
GOOP often cultivates the highest-brow experiences for everything from travel and cooking to holiday rituals and Gwyn's beloved diet cleanses. But Paltrow can't be bought, sold or injected, it seems.
After Bruce Jenner appeared in public Monday with a scar on his cheek, you can't really fault folks for jumping to conclusions. Plastic surgery! The real reason, reportedly, was skin cancer.
Jenner had surgery Friday for what news outlets including Us Weekly said was a cancerous growth on his face. The magazine cited an unnamed source. Jenner has not confirmed this information.
He's confirmed other information, though -- plastic surgery, twice. And stepdaughter Kim Kardashian was even more specific: "an ill-advised partial facelift and a nose job." The early surgery was when Jenner was about 35. That's not a typo.
The former Olympian and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" dad said in a 2009 interview with Access Hollywood that his first face lift was 25 years ago.
That surgery -- which Jenner wasn't pleased with and Kim K. said resulted in "a lot of media criticism in the past" -- really was a stroke of luck for men everywhere. The young Jenner was, arguably, too good-looking. And muscular. And just plain hot. An obvious candidate for plastic surgery.
So when he was about 60, Jenner was looking to "correct" his previous surgery, and the Kardashian clan "took a vote," Jenner said in the Access Hollywood interview. Conclusion: Get another face lift.
The surgery became the subject of a "Kardashians" episode.
Photos, from top: Bruce Jenner executes a long jump during his gold medal performance in the decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal in July 1976. (Credit: Associated Press); Jenner at Monday's Mavericks-Lakers game in Los Angeles. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)
Our eyes do not deceive us: Bristol Palin has changed the look of what she called her "chubby little baby face," but she didn't do it with plastic surgery.
Rather, Palin has revealed that she had corrective surgery in December to properly align her jaw.
Oh yeah, she also dropped 5 pounds before debuting the look at the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner April 30. Hey, couldn't hurt -- but only five, really?
"Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons," she tells Us Weekly magazine for its May 23 issue. Despite wearing braces and a device to correct an overbite while she was growing up, she knew from her dentist that surgery loomed down the road.
[Updated, 6:30 p.m. May 11: We added some profile shots, left. Note that the "before" shot here was taken more than a year earlier than the "before" shot above. The "after" shots were taken within days of each other.]
"I look older, more mature and don't have as much of a chubby little baby face," the single mom told the mag, adding that she wouldn't do plastic surgery unless she "got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured."
Us Weekly, incidentally, was the mag that Bristol and baby daddy Levi Johnston told about their on-again engagement even before giving parents Todd and Sarah Palin a heads-up about their plan. That engagement quickly became "off-again."
Palin, who took third place last season on "Dancing With the Stars" behind Kyle Massey and Jennifer Grey, just landed her own reality show for the Bio Channel. In the 10-part documentary series about her transition from Alaska to Los Angeles to work with a charity, Bristol and her son Tripp will live with Kyle -- her friend -- and Kyle's brother Christopher Massey.
Forget for a second, if you can, that this is hot-button Bristol Palin, and share what you think of her new face. And if you can't, well, we have poll answers for you too.
Joan Rivers is the new face of Go Daddy -- yes, just the face -- and never one to shy from snark, she dished it out during the 2011 Super Bowl, when her Go Daddy commercial ran.
"I love Superbowl Sunday. Or, as @KimKardashian calls it, 'the biggest shopping day of the year,'" she tweeted around kickoff.
The sharp-tongued 77-year-old continued to churn out the snark via Twitter when her commercial for the Web-hosting company aired during the game. With her face superimposed on Tabitha Taylor's ripped body, she took the wind out of every straight man's sails.
"How do you like that body?" Rivers tweeted. "That took a lot of hard work-dieting and exercise! And I never once puked up my lunch."
And the harsh, silver-haired humor didn't end with Rivers: Cloris Leachman got the message loud clear and bashed Jillian Michaels and Danica Patrick in her own spoof of Go Daddy's script-flipper.
Betty White's Snickers commercial from last year's Super Bowl proved that ladies of a certain age can still pack a lot of punch -- and Rivers is no exception. She always has something to say and someone to put down.
"The commercials are all aliens and alcoholics and all computer-generated. Thank God my commercial has no special effects," she said.
The star of "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" and "Fashion Police" officer also poked fun at Christina Aguilera for flubbing the National Anthem, skewering the crooner about her fluctuating weight.
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's clothing store was "being robbed as we speak," he said Tuesday morning on the "Today" show -- but no, the burglars are not the ones who absconded with Rinna's formerly famously plump upper lip
Hamlin took a cellphone call on the air to get details on the burglary, learning that clothes had been taken from "the first two racks" of the Sherman Oaks boutique, and that nobody was hurt.
Warning: If you have a problem with people who answer their cellphone while they're sitting with people at the dinner table, do not watch the video at the end of this post. Watching the talk-on-the-phone thing happen in front of people who are simultaneously conducting an interview on live national TV, about the couple's new reality show, no less, just might make your head explode.
Dana Delany used to be symmetrical, she says, and now she's not — and the Botox mishap she blames for that fact is why she doesn't plan to do plastic surgery when she grows up.
"Seven years ago, I had never even heard about Botox," the "Body of Proof" star told Prevention magazine. "My dermatologist was saying, 'You should try it.' He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since."
Understanding that doctors are human, she said, she never went back to that one after he "wouldn't own up" to his mistake.
"It affected the muscle in my right eye, so my eye has started to droop a little bit. Now that I said this to you everybody will look for it!" said Delany, who admitted she notices it "more than anybody else."
And yes, now of course we have to look for it. Check out Dana in 2010, left, versus 1994, right. (Remember, her right eye is to the left in the pics.) Thoughts?
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photos: Dana Delany on Aug. 1, 2010, in Beverly Hills, left, and in the 1994 HBO project "Enemy Within," right. Credits: David Livingston / Getty Images, left; Bob Greene / HBO, right.
Poor, poor Heidi Montag. First she announces she’s getting an un-divorce. Then her plastic surgeon dies. And now, in her own words, she feels "trapped" in her "own body."
Her jailers are, apparently, the G-cup breasts she chose during her recent round of 10 plastic surgeries. Now she wants freedom, forthwith, from the twin torturers who keep her trapped in the purgatory of custom-made clothing, and who allow her to hug her dogs only with great awkwardness.
"I'm desperate to go back to normal," Montag, 23, tells Life and Style, which touts her 12 surgeries, but really, who's counting? "I'm downgrading and going a little smaller, to a D or a double D."
Montag is also keen to let the world know about her pain, and we don’t mean the psychological hell of being married to -- or pseudo-divorced from, or whatever you call it this week -- a guy like Spencer Pratt.
"I was taking painkillers but they weren't working so I stopped," she tells L&S. "It hurt either way."
What's truly amazing about Montag isn't this particular news, of course, but rather her ongoing ability to create news of any kind. Usually, celebrity stories tend to dry up after a marriage, divorce or staged divorce.
But Montag, bless her, continues to engineer her own headlines, week after week. If her celebrity ever does truly run out, she certainly has a promising future as a Hollywood publicist.
-- Leslie Gornstein
Photo: Was Heidi Montag's life really less painful, or more normal, before she had the ginormous bosoms tacked on? Really? Witness this promotional Montag-Spencer Pratt-Rod Blagojevich lineup from "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here." Credit: Paul Drinkwater / NBC
Julia Roberts has emerged on the cover of Elle to inform us that she likes to steer clear of Botox.
"I want to have some idea of what I'll look like before I start cleaning the slates,” the 42-year-old actress tells the glossy. “I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy, and when I'm confounded. Your face tells a story … and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office."
"Eat Pray Lie"? Not necessarily.
There are some stars older than 40 who have shunned the knife and the needle. But they are rare. Very, very rare. Hollywood plastic surgeons have estimated to Preach It! that, among actors 40 and older, nearly 100% have had some contact with Botox or some filler, if not the scalpel.