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Unapologetic Mother Gives Botox Injections To 8-Year-Old Daughter
By Whitney Jefferson — A mother who's been administering botox injections on her own daughter's face — for purely aesthetic reasons, mind you — has decided to share her side of the situation on morning television. What the fucking fuck.
8-year-old Brittany is a part of the pageant circuit — an activity that Brittany's mother says influenced her daughter's desire to rid her face of "wrinkles." She skirts around the blame, suggesting that other moms kept mentioning the "lines" on her daughter's face, and that "a lot of the kids making a big impression about the lines [on her face] probably influenced her to want to do [botox] a little bit more." (Side note: I'm 99.9% sure said "wrinkles" and "lines" can also be described as adorable dimples on the face of a child.)
She insists that she is not the only mother giving her daughter injections in this circle of pageant moms — everyone's jumping off the bridge, you see! — and says she's been getting the procedure done on herself for a very long time. She wouldn't reveal who gives her access to the Botox (probably for fear of a deluge of hate mail) but said her "trusted source" is "behind the doctor scene and everything." Which doesn't sound shady at all.
What does this adult procedure feel like for a kid? Brittany said "it hurts" and she cried "a little," but now she's gotten used to the pain. Not surprisingly, Brittany's mother has also tried some other beauty procedures on her daughter. Brittany once waxed her legs, but only once because "it was super, super hard to deal with." As for why she wanted to get it done in the first place, she said it was "because I just don't think it's lady-like to have hair on your legs." Or anywhere else, Brittany. Best to prep for that now.
In the end, her mother still chalks up giving her daughter botox to the "tough world" of child pageantry, and did not show an inkling of remorse. Though Brittany seems completely okay with getting the procedure done — mother knows best, after all — the psychological ramifications that come from this kind of fucked-up shit will likely echo throughout her whole life.
(Update: Turns out the mom isn't the mom at all, and DFACS is on the case. Story here.)
Monday, May 16, 2011
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Some are funny. Some are weird. All are creepy.
Many thanks to Suzanne for the idea.
I'm Leavin' It
Is Ronald McDonald gon' have to smack a bitch?
Please god don't make me eat here
Imagine what's been put in his mouth.
Ron's first boner
Turning down or losing parts are common practices in Hollywood, but Valerie here seems to have more than his share of near misses. A reputation for being supremely difficult on the set certainly doesn't help. Damn fine actor, though. Loved him in Tombstone and Real Genius.
Actors who got the parts instead are in parentheses.
ROLES VAL DIDN'T WANT
Turned down the lead role of Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).
Batman & Robin
Declined to return as Batman (George Clooney) due to creative differences with Joel Schumacher.
Turned down the lead role of Jeffrey (Kyle Maclachlan).
Turned down an unspecified role.
Turned down the part of Robert Philip (Patrick Dempsey).
Turned down the role of Detective Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin).
Turned down the role of McCaffrey (William Baldwin).
Was initially considered to play Terry (Billy Bob Thornton) but backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Interview with the Vampire
Turned down the role of Louis (Brad Pitt).
Dropped out of the lead role (Keanu Reeves) when he was offered the role of Batman in Batman Forever.
A Time to Kill
Turned down the lead role of Jake Brigance (Matt McConaughey).
Turned down the lead role of Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland).
Backed out after being cast as Detective Fanning (Mark Ruffalo).
Turned down the lead role of Lt. Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington).
Turned down the role of Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) because of previous commitment.
ROLES VAL DIDN'T GET
Before being cast as King Philip, director Oliver Stone considered him for the lead role (Colin Farrell).
Austin Powers In Goldmember
Val Kilmer was rumored to have been offered the cameo as Goldmember at the end of the film (John Travolta).
Full Metal Jacket
Auditioned for role of Pvt. Joker (Matthew Modine).
The Godfather: Part III
Considered to play Vincent Corleone (Andy García).
Wanted to play Clarence (Christian Slater), according to director Tony Scott. Kilmer made a cameo appearance in the film instead as Elvis Presley.
Considered for the lead role (William Baldwin).
Considered as a secondary option to play Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) if Del Toro were not available.
Auditioned for the part of Elias (Willem Dafoe).
In the Line of Fire
Considered to play Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood).
Considered for the role of David Murphy (Woody Harrelson).
Considered to play Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe).
Considered to play Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves).
Considered for the role of John Doe (Kevin Spacey)
According to an interview with Matrix composer Don Davis, the studio wanted Brad Pitt or Val Kilmer for the lead role (Keanu Reeves).