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Someone, Please Tell Celebs the Truth

By Expatmum @tonihargis
A recent story in the DM  (Yes, I read it - where else could I get half of my blog fodder from?) reckons that Joan Rivers' make-up artist told her that she looked about 90. What he meant was that she's had so much work done on her face, it's impossible to tell her age, although obviously she doesn't look young. Apparently she was outraged, although her comment "I am livid! And you would be able to see it, but I have all this new Botox", suggests it was all for her TV show "Joan Knows Best".
But then it reminded me of the age old question when it comes to stars and their appearance - what the hell are they thinking? And, more importantly, why doesn't someone close to them (hello, daughter Melissa) tell them the truth. "Mom, less is more", or even "Mom, you're starting to look very scary".
In the same vein, why didn't Brad Pitt dig Angelina in one of her bony ribs and say "Give it a rest pet, you look ridiculous", as she stuck her right leg out sideways at the Oscars (see previous post.) She had obviously been practicing the leg pose before hitting the red carpet, so someone must have seen her. Brad could easily have said "You know, it's far more sexy if you just let the dress part by itself once in a while", without getting smacked across the back of the head. (Although if I'd been going to do something so ridiculous I probably would have tried it out in the loo on my own too.)
But seriously. Does no one have the bottle to tell these people what they look like? I know I would -
To Angelina/Demi - "Wallis Simpson was wrong. You can't be too rich, but you can be too thin."
To Brad (while we're talking about him) - "Blonde scraggy hair, gray beard? Let me get you a comb."
To Madonna - "Ditch the fingerless gloves, you're drawing more attention to your hands. Any anyway, you're in your fifties, your hands aren't supposed to look like a teenager's."
To Madonna - "Enough with the filler too. You're starting to look like Mae West."
Someone, Please Tell Celebs the TruthTo Lindsay Lohan - "You're 25 for god's sake. What are you doing to your face?"
Surely I can't be the only person whose parents looked her up and down, very slowly, before asking "You're not going out like that are you?"

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