Presto Change-o

Simon Cowell admits he had $2,700 plastic surgery facelift procedure: Photos

Simon Cowell has no problem admitting he's vain.

The "America's Got Talent" host — who returns to judge Season 13 along with Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel on May 29 — told Britain's The Sun on Sunday that he's visited cosmetic surgeon Jean-Louis Sebagh for a Silhouette Soft Lift.

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The procedure, the newspaper writes, "involves sewing bioplastic-infused thread into the face and neck and tugging it to get rid of sagging skin." It costs about $2,700.

"There's lots of things you can do now," Simon, 58, told The Sun on Sunday. "You don't just have to stuff your face with filler and Botox."

Simon — seen above and below at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day in Universal City, California, on May 2 — also told the newspaper, "It hurts like hell but it gets rid of sun damage and unplugs all the crap. For me now, it's all about having clean skin. If you have clean skin, you look better. But you have to be very careful with some of this stuff."

According to The Sun on Sunday, Simon's French doctor has been nicknamed "The Picasso of dermatology" and has other famous clients including Cindy Crawford, 52, Elle Macpherson, 54, and Kylie Minogue, 49.

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Simon, of course, has long copped to getting Botox.

In 2015, he admitted he had to scale back on the face-freezing injections because Sharon Osbourne had poked fun at him when he started having trouble moving his face.

"Hopefully I look better now — I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it," he told Britain's Mirror. "Now I have facials, but nothing too extravagant at the moment."

Simon — who's been dating Lauren Silverman, 40, the mother of his 4-year-old son, Eric, since 2013 — has done many other things too to help him relax, unwind and look his best too.

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The British music and entertainment — seen above in 2015 — said he enjoyed getting regular facial massages and at the time was also a fan of getting regular vitamin injections (a cocktail of B12, vitamin C and magnesium) through an IV drip delivered by a nurse who visited his home.

"I also had a sheep placenta facial once, which was quite out-there," he also told the Mirror in 2015.

sex education

Lucy Hale went to a sex convention to prep for new role

While preparing for her newest role, Lucy Hale learned all about the birds and bees.

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In "A Nice Girl Like You," Lucy's character creates a sex to-do list after being dumped by her boyfriend. In order to portray the character accurately, the former "Pretty Little Liars" star said she went to a sex convention for a few pointers.

"I play a girl named Lucy Neal, which is crazy. It was written as that Lucy Neal, Lucy Hale, I was like, 'This is meant to be,'" she told E!'s Daily Pop on Wednesday. "But, the whole time I was reading it, I was just laughing my butt off. And it made me feel uncomfortable, like really uncomfortable, so I knew that I had to do it."

In fact, she said she was "embarrassed and blushing" upon reading the script, but that didn't dissuade her from wanting to be a part of the film. In real life, the role helped "break me out of my shell," she said.

How so?

"Went to an actual sex convention—it was wild," she plainly stated. "Stuff I've never seen before."

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The 31-year-old said noted she even gained some real life inspiration from the character… and that convention. 

"There were some things in the movie that I had never heard of or done," she said. "So, it did broaden my horizons."

Lucy's newest role comes after her CW show "Katy Keene" was not renewed.

"Sometimes things just don't work out and maybe it was just not the right time for it, I don't know, I'm a little confused," she tearfully said in a July 2 Instagram video. "The show is not coming back and that sucks, but I'll hold my head high and who knows what I'll do next."

Reality girl

Jana Kramer auditioned for 'Housewives' while quarantined

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" could be going country.

According to Jana Kramer, she and her husband recently auditioned to be on the reality TV show. The country singer made the reveal on her Whine Down podcast while she and her husband, Mike Caussin, spoke with Joe and Melissa Gorga of "Real Housewives of New Jersey."

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"I was going to say something, but I wasn't sure if I could say it," Jana said. "We might have auditioned for a certain Housewives thing, but we haven't heard back yet. At the same time, I would be so afraid that we'd be eaten alive and spit out and then like canceled the next day."

The former "One Tree Hill" actress said she and Mike auditioned during quarantine because they "weren't doing anything else."

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Joe and Melissa encouraged the couple to pursue the opportunity. Jana, though, admitted that being a "Housewife" would be challenging, not just because she'd likely have to move, at least part time, from Nashville to Los Angeles.

"I have not heard anything. I'm sure it's not going further, but it's fun to entertain," Jana said. "I think we'd get eaten up and spit out, I get a lot hated on for the things I say, because I'm very sarcastic. I wouldn't want to filter myself too much. It seems like, once you're in, people are going to love you or hate you and I have a hard time with criticism … I don't know if I can physically handle that."

The couple's audition, which happened via a video call, occurred in late May.

Although she's heard radio silence from Bravo, current "Housewives" star Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave told Jana the audition "went good."

Bravo typically doesn't comment on casting rumors.

snack time

Post Malone bought this 'gross' snack at convenience store

Post Malone had no issue getting bugged while at a Utah convenience store.

Salt Lake City's KUTV reported that employees at a 7-Eleven got a shock when the rapper suddenly walked into the store during the night shift last week. While the rapper's appearance was one thing, it was his purchase that really caused employees to gasp.

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Lani Roberts, who owns the 7-Eleven, said Post bought a box of seasoned mealworms, something Lani simply described as "gross." Often times, dried mealworms — which is, by definition, insect larva — comes in different flavors and have the consistency of a light potato chip.

While there, Post snapped photos with employees at the store. 

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Post has been seen in the Salt Lake City area multiple times over the past few years, as he owns a home nearby. 

In 2019, he purchased a 12,702 square foot mansion in Cottonwood Heights, a ritzy area of the city not far from many famed ski resorts. TMZ said he paid $3 million for the home, which includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a fire pit, basketball court, wine cellar, home gym and hot tub. Post was also said to be putting in a recording studio, an underground bunker and adding 30 bunk beds for his friends.

The affable rapper is so popular in the area that a local sheriff once had to urge locals to let Post relax.

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"Yes, he is here in the county. But, he is just on vacation. No, he is not performing at the high school game tonight or does he have any involvements with the game. He has asked that our office assist in stopping people (mostly kids) who are coming to where he is staying to visit him," the Morgan County Sheriff said in a Facebook post in 2018, prior to Post's mansion purchase. "If you see him out on the town feel free to say hello, he has been very kind and respectful to all who have talked to him. Our office will enforce those who want to trespass on the residence he is staying at, he is just a guy trying to enjoy his vacation. We just wanted to help stop some rumors we have heard!"

The high life

Matt Damon closes down Brooklyn street, uses crane to move into penthouse: Details

Stars just aren't like the rest of us. In 2018, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso purchased a 6,000-square-foot penthouse in the Standish, a Beaux Arts building in New York's Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, for $16.5 million. It was, at the time, Brooklyn's most expensive apartment.

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Now, he and his family are finally moving in. Page Six reported that the Oscar winner closed down an entire street on July 14 so he could begin the process of furnishing and landscaping his home. He brought in a huge crane that reached 14 stories high in order to lift furniture into his new apartment and hoist trees onto his outdoor terrace.

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Many residents were not amused. "He closed off the street all day and parked an enormous big red crane right in the middle of the street," a local told Page Six. "There was no sign of Matt, but he had a huge team of contractors and there were shrubs, decking and huge crates filled with stuff going up in the air to the terrace. We were all waiting for the grand piano to be wheeled out."

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According to the neighbor, locals have a nickname for Matt's building. "We call the building 'the Standoffish' because it is a little bit of Hollywood dumped in the middle of the more low-key Brooklyn Heights," the person told Page Six. "The lobby is all gold and marble, and the units have Austrian white oak flooring and Italian Carrara marble slab countertops."

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According to the local, Hollywood stars Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly live there too. Matt's place sounds pretty spectacular. "[He] has a triplex penthouse on the 11th and 12th floors and the roof. It is the highest building in the neighborhood, so it has unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor and the bridges," the local said.

Dream home

Jason Aldean and wife Brittany show off newly built mansion: Photos

A month ago, country music star Jason Aldean and wife Brittany moved into their custom-built dream home in Tennessee. And in recent days, the couple have been showing off new images of their forever home.

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On July 12, Jason posted a picture of the front of their house, sharing that their lawn was finally growing in. "Grass on the farm is starting to come in and lookin good! The mowers and tractors we got from @gogreenwayequip are finally getting some use and coming in handy! 🚜. #nothinrunslikea🦌," he captioned the picture of the beautiful property.

On July 15, Brittany shared a photo of a blue crushed velvet bench in what appears to be their entryway. One day earlier, she shared a pic of a gray-and-blue-themed bedroom with an enormous quilted silver-gray fabric headboard, captioning it "☁️ It was all a dream☁️."

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And on July 13, Brittany shared a snapshot with her dogs in their formal living room, which also features a white, blue and metallic theme and enormous chandeliers, plus a pic of their kitchen, which has tall white cabinetry and blue velvet chairs along the island.

In May, Jason told Taste of Country about a couple of the over-the-top amenities he wanted included in their custom build. "My old house had a bowling alley. I put a bowling alley in," he explained, adding, "It had a bar in it and it was just kind of like the man cave that I would go and watch football and stuff like that. That was something I used a ton." He also raved about his new pool. "And then the pool is pretty good too. It's kind of like the Sandals beach resort," he admitted. "We got a little carried away, I'll say that."

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In June, Jason shared dozens of images of his new place — where he lives with Brittany, their kids Memphis and Navy, and his older daughter from his first marriage – on his Instagram Stories. Recent posts have revealed that the property also features a tiki bar, a cedar room to store Jason's hunting gear, an in-ground trampoline, an enormous outdoor fountain and a two-story walk-in closet for Brittany that has a white spiral staircase inside and custom-made shelving to accommodate her boot and shoe collection. On Instagram, she called it her "happy place." There's also a full mother-in-law suite that has its own kitchen and living space.

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Earlier in 2020, Jason opened up about the build, which took about two years to complete, to PopCulture.com. "This is going to be our forever home. We put everything we had into this, and making sure it was something really cool, that we love living in," he explained.

"We actually want our backyard to look like a Corona [beer] commercial," he added. "We got big palm trees going in, in the backyard. We've got tiki bars, a pool; it's going to be stocked. We can actually, probably film one of these Corona commercials in my back yard once it's all fixed up."

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The country star and his family love it. Though he has a summer home in Florida, the Tennessee place is "where we want to be from now on and kind of raise our kids," he told Taste of Country. "It's one of those things where I just said, 'I've worked hard over the years. If we're going to do this, let's build what we want, and not sit here in five years and go, 'Man, I wish he had done this or that.' We made sure we knew exactly what we wanted and when, and started building it."

Twitter attacks

Chrissy Teigen again blasts conspiracy linking her to Jeffrey Epstein

Chrissy Teigen is fed up with the thousands of tweets and trolls who've linked her to Jeffrey Epstein. 

She's also scared.

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On Tuesday, the "Lip Sync Battle" star unloaded on Twitter after a major purge of tweets. One of her haters felt it was suspicious that she deleted "over 28,000 tweets" this week, claiming without evidence that the Sports Illustrated model did so because of the recent arrest of Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell

Chrissy felt the need to defend herself and correct the person.

"I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot f—ing STAND you idiots anymore and I'm worried for my family," she wrote. "Finding me talking about toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f—ing operative."

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For months, an unfounded conspiracy theory has claimed that Chrissy's name appeared on Epstein's flight logs, something she has vehemently denied. The conspiracy has picked up steam since Ghislaine's arrest.

Some have argued that Chrissy's aggressive responses to the conspiracy indicate she's hiding something.

"This I don't get. everyone thinking I'm guilty because I'm defensive. You understand you are calling me a pedophile, correct?" she snapped at one user.

In another tweet, she referred to the wannabe Internet sleuths as "LOSERS."

Unfortunately, she feels that the harassment will continue, even if it is proven that she husband John Legend have no connection to the Epstein case. 

"We have nothing to do [with] this," she wrote. "I know for a fact it won't go away. They'll just think of another excuse. It is extremely disheartening. I don't know how to stop this. i don't think anyone quite gets it."

name game

Iggy Azalea appears to have revealed son's name

One month after surprisingly announcing that she has a son, Iggy Azalea is finally revealing the baby boy's name.

Meet Onyx Carter.

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On Tuesday, the rapper posted an audio recording of herself talking to her son. A watermark over the audio, which she posted on Instagram, reads "Amethyst & Onyx." Iggy's real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, so fans were quick to figure out that she and Playboi Carti, whose real name Jordan Carter, named their son Onyx.

She captioned the audio recording, "Baby boyyyyyyy."

One person remarked on the post, "Your names go so well together omg." Iggy responded,  "We besties forever."

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Iggy announced on Instagram on June 10 that she had a son, news that came as a shock to many fans.

"I have a son," she wrote in a message to fans. "I kept waiting for the right time to say something but if feels like the more time passes the more I realize I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world." 

Of her baby boy, she added, "I want to keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words." 

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Iggy's newest Instagram post comes amid rumors that she named her son Gilbert. She quickly put an end to that talk.

"I'm okay with y'all joking 'n all but let it be known I didn't name my child that. Lmao," she wrote, according to the Daily Mail.

love at first sight?

Colin Jost remembers his first meeting with Scarlett Johansson

Colin Jost was smitten with Scarlett Johansson from the moment they first met — he's convinced that she can't say the same.

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In his new memoir, "A Very Punchable Face," Colin recalls meeting his now-fiancée on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Scarlett was acting in a sketch he wrote parodying MTV's "My Super Sweet 16."

"She claims that she remembers thinking I was 'cute' but I know what I looked like and that's not the word I would have used. ('Shaggy' would have been more generous. 'Slovenly' would have been more accurate)," he writes. "I remember her being beautiful, smart, sweet, and intimidatingly sophisticated."

"And she had a grace and a smile that I've still never seen in any other human," he adds.

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According to Page Six, Colin only briefly mentions the "Avengers" actress in his book, but he isn't shy about his feelings.

"I've met someone I love and who I feel more comfortable with than I ever have before," he writes.

Colin also thanks his lady love in his acknowledgments section.

"Thank you to Scarlett for being my first reader and for always protecting me from my worst instincts," he writes. "Remember that Mexican mask I tried to put in our living room? Thanks for stopping me from doing that."

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Colin and Scarlett got engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating. 

Last year, Colin reportedly joked about marriage after taking the stage during a celiac disease research benefit.

"I'm getting married and it's such a crazy thing. … I was so scared of marriage for so long because every time I talked to someone who just got married or was about to get married, it's like, 'Oh my God, you got to do it… What could go wrong?'" he said. "Then you talk to someone who's been married for five years, and they're like, 'Don't rush into it… you have your whole life ahead of you. Don't have kids. They're the worst.'"

Lashing out

Chrishell Stause on claim she and Justin Hartley sought therapy

Chrishell Stause is sounding off on her "Selling Sunset" co-star Christine Quinn for dishing about her split with "This Is Us" star Justin Hartley.

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On Monday, Christine spoke to Page Six about Chrishell and Justin's marriage, indicating that the duo were having "communication problems for a while."

"We heard that they were in therapy, so obviously there were some issues going on with them," she added.

Christine's comments set off Chrishell, who publicly accused her fellow reality TV star of using the impending divorce for attention.

"I just learned Christine is giving press 'information' about my divorce," Chrishell tweeted on Monday. "Let me be VERY clear. She knows absolutely nothing about the situation and is obviously desperate to gain attention by doing so. Anything from her is either a complete lie or total conjecture on her part."

She added, "It's so frustrating and unfortunate that someone would use someone's personal painful situation to get press for themselves. I can't say I am surprised, but please check the source. She has absolutely zero knowledge of the marriage we had."

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Last November, Justin shocked many — including Chrishell — when he filed for divorce after just two years of marriage. The duo seemed happy and had been seen together at a Golden Globes party just one week prior to the filing. In fact, Chrishell was even was seen wearing her wedding ring the day before Justin submitted his divorce paperwork.

During a scene on "Selling Sunset" that debuted in May, Chrishell indicated that she was completely blindsided by the divorce filing.

After a fan commented on the public Twitter spat, Christine maintained that she "didn't say anything bad at all."