Lea Michele on NOT Getting a Nose Job, Samantha Harris's Post-Mastectomy Selfie, & More — Hollywood News Roundup
Chako S. on 23 May 2014 at 11:54am
We’ve rounded up need-to-know health and beauty links from around Hollywood, so you can stay on top of all those “hard-hitting” celebrity stories. The a long weekend is here, so consider this fodder for all those BBQs and beach blanket parties!
Toni Braxton, 46, opened up about her multiple plastic surgeries in new memoir Un-break My Heart. In it she details her very strict religious upbringing (she calls it “religious extremism”), which brought about many internal conflicts when in the early stages of her career — including conflict around her own body. “I’d been wanting to change my nose for years — I wanted it to be less broad. But because of the conservative ideas I was raised with, I struggled with the thought of altering my body.” She candidly continues, “And of course, I later got my boobies done. I’d always been shaped like a gymnast-size double A breasts and thunder thighs. In fact, I wish I would’ve had lipo on my inner thighs. I’ve always hated them.”
On the no-surgery front, Glee starlet Lea Michele told The Insider With Yahoo! why she chose not to get a nose job at the start of her career (she was just a teenager then), "Well, I think my mother would have killed me." The 27-year-old admits, "But, you know, I also really feel like thankfully I didn't. Thankfully, I listened to her and grew to really love myself, all my different parts. Because if I had changed that, I might not be where I am today."
House of Cards actress Robin Wright (age 48) admitted to a “sprinkling” of Botox back in February, but recently told Town & Country that when she was pitched the Emmy-winning series at 45 years old, she told herself she was not going to get a facelift: "And I was really considering that stuff, because in Hollywood the pressure's there. You better lift that face and pump those lips and hike those boobs! And I was like, 'I don't want to do that. I'm going to get older. I'm going to have wrinkles!'"
When Allure asked 68-year-old actress Diane Keaton if she’d had any work done she responded, "I haven't, but that doesn't mean I won't. Though at this point, it's a little hard to imagine. My mother never did anything to her face. And then, too, I look at my contemporaries. I see the very good work. I see the very bad work. I just don't know if I want to mess with that.” She continues “I'm glad there's such a thing as great lighting in movies and a little refreshing in photos. The point is, no matter what you do, you're going to get older, and you won't be here forever. So how do you grapple with it? How do you feel good about yourself?"
Emmy-nominated TV personality Samantha Harris posted a beautiful post-double mastectomy selfie to let her fans and friends know she’s OK. She captioned it, “Made it thru grueling double mastectomy #surgery. Thanks to all of my amazing surgical team. Like my ‘art’ b4 heading in?!”
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