Greetings gossips! Not a week goes by where I don’t have any article material generously given to me by some celebrity who has a Twitter rant, Gets caught doing something (or someone) they shouldn’t, or simply cannot edit themselves in front of the press. Seriously, Hollywood is so full of delicate egos and hair-trigger emotional outbursts, some days this is the easiest job in the world.
This week, the Trendelier Loose Lips Prize goes to someone rather unexpected. This week’s recipient is former break dancer (true!) and A-list actor Cuba Gooding Jr!
Last week, Cuba Gooding Jr. was being interviewed by Andy Cohen as part of his latest press junket for The People vs. OJ Simpson, and the subject of Tom Cruise came up. Gooding has worked with Cruise on several projects, and apparently the two of them are friendly. As it does these days with celebrities of a certain age, the subject of how good Tom looks came up, and Cohen, used to asking the facelift question from all the time he spends interviewing Real Housewives, asked Gooding if he thinks Cruise had any work done. Gooding’s answer?
Whoa! There is is then. But it didn’t end there. In a move that you don’t often see between celebrities, Gooding talked of a recent unannounced visit that he made to Cruise’s house where he seemed to catch the actor in a bit of a state.
I don’t know what he’s had done, but I surprised him at his house one day and he had all these little red dots over his face. I said, ‘You alright?’ and he said, ‘I didn’t know you were coming.’ And I was like, ‘I can see why!’
Yowza. Celebrities talking about other celebrities’ plastic surgeries. THAT’S not something you see every day. In Hollywood, there is this unspoken code amongst those in the public eye that their everlasting youth is a product of wearing sunscreen, drinking a lot of water, and doing yoga. Seriously, if I have to read one more b.s. article on how drinking a lot of water and doing yoga or pilates keeps your forehead from forming one single wrinkle, my head will explode. Wouldn’t you all rather just see them own it? I know I would.
It’s not that anyone with eyes can’t tell that the now 52 year-old Tom Cruise has perhaps availed himself of a little cosmetic work over the years. In fact, those with trained eyes would claim that he has one of the best facelifts in Hollywood. Dr. Anthony Youn is a Michigan plastic surgeon who often comments on the ever-changing looks of celebrities. About Cruise’s latest facial permutation, he has said that Cruise’s face is showing “clear signs” of work. Procedures that Dr. Youn speculated on were a facelift, botox injections, and fillers like Sculptura.
I am in complete agreement with Dr. Youn. In fact, I myself am friendly with my own cosmetic dermatologist who once told me about a procedure that an LA doctor does with “all of the celebrities” where he takes a little hyaluronic acid, mixes it with some vitamin c, and injects little bumps directly beneath the skin at intervals of about 4 cm apart, all over the entire face. You can’t be a needle-phobic person, and you walk out of the office looking like that dude from the movie Hellraiser; with little red bumps all over your face in a symmetrical pattern. However, over the next 24 hours, the redness dissipates and the little bumps get absorbed into the skin, leaving behind a plumper, more youthful look that has a glow to it. Supposedly it lasts about three months or so. I had wanted to try it, but was in for a microdermabrasion and wanted to spend the rest of the day shopping, not hiding my face under a scarf to keep from scaring people with my Hallraiser pox face. Red and exfoliated I can do in public. Hell raiser pox? Not so much. However, if I were venturing a guess, I’d guess that is exactly what Cruise had just had done when Gooding pitched-up at his house. I’ll bet he had what was left of hyaluronic acid Hellraiser pox face.
However, that’s not the point. The point is that Gooding totally spilled the beans. Judging by how Cruise’s Scientology cohorts have dealt with things that have happened to their Tommy in the past, it will be very interesting indeed to see if they point their Theton ray guns in Gooding’s direction for such an infraction. Personally, I think I would rather have the aforementioned Hellraiser pinhead coming for me than the Scientology crowd.
Cuba Gooding Jr, I love you, and you may be in danger. If I were you, I would lay low for a while. Please keep away from the windows, and send your personal assistant to the grocery store this week. I’m sure it won’t be too long until some Kardashian does something ridiculous and everyone will have forgotten that you totally outed Tom Cruise’s cosmetic work in an interview. Peace.