HOLLYWOOD—Christmas has been the season of spreading good cheer, of spending time with your family and of sharing, caring and giving. Of love and compassion of family bonding. We can’t forget about how lonely Christmastime can be for those that think about their loved ones. Those that are still suffering from bereavement. One of Elvis Presley’s most popular songs was “Blue Christmas.”
A lonely crooner mourns heartbreaking lost love. Performers from The Beach Boys to Celine Dion, Loretta Lynn and Jon Bon Jovi have recorded it. In order to cope with Christmas loneliness, everyone must spend time with people that are uplifting, with positive vibes that lift your spirits.
Shopping is now over and its time to destress. So go out to the spa, get a manicure or pedicure. The stress might be over for us civilians, however, celebrities are gearing up and preplanning for red-carpet events like the Grammys and Oscars. The 2016 Grammy Awards will be held on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. No surprise that familiar face LL Cool J will host the ceremony.
Then the granddaddy of all awards shows is the Oscars. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2015 and will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Chris Rock will host the show. In about two months interviewers will ask “Who are you wearing?” No one dares to ask the question on everyones mind, “Did you get any work done?” “How did you lose so much weight?”
The stars just like some civilians refuse to admit if they went under the knife. They change hair color, they wear wigs, hide in huge tinted sunglasses, with hats pulled down and make doctors sign non-disclosure agreements. Really, as if people can’t tell. They love to take selfies. Who hasn’t taken one? Self-portraits have been around for centuries, the selfie though, is unique.
What started out as a popular social media trend on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook among teens has now been socially acceptable for people of all ages (over 50) and all walks of life. You have seen those looks, closeups of our faces, looking up at the right angle with our lips pursed and sultry gazes, to many are prized social media possessions. So revolutionary. Let’s blame it on Facebook’s like button, I can’t imagine if they had a dislike button.
That would be devastating for some. What happens when we don’t receive enough likes? Do you delete it or take a multitude of more? Is a photograph that was taken at arm’s length with very poor lighting, horrible angle and a iPhone lens really the best means of judging whether or not we’re happy with our appearances? Is using a selfie a form of self-love to learn to appreciate your body? That’s why so many have turned to surgery.
So this is the time they turn to laser treatments, cheek lifts, Thermage, injections and Botox. They try to keep in hidden from the interviewers and fans during these special events. Some journalists review cosmetic work done on celebrities, reviewing them like films and books. No need to disclose: we can see the fresher look, so enough with the denials. Everyone wants to look better and when you’re on film, the public wants to see perfection only to analyze and scrutinize later. People can be ruthless to these A-list celebrities, while adoring them at the same time. One thing is for sure, passports don’t lie and unfortunately you can’t change your age.
Rose’s Scoop: Tippi Hedren’s Winter Wonder 2016 will take place on January 23, 2016 at the Shambla Preserve. For reservations call (661) 268-0380. You’ll witness and experience something unique at the Shambala Preserve. Yes, Tippi Hedren is the mother of Melanie Griffith and the grandmother of Dakota Johnson of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” fame.
Wishing Everyone a very Merry Christmas!