Heidi Montag's mother is said to be "horrified" at the 10 plastic surgeries her 23-year-old daughter had on one day in November and plans to confront Heidi when the star of "The Hills" returns home soon. A source close to the family says Darlene Egelhoff "is horrified and having a total breakdown. She can't wait to confront Heidi when she goes home." Montag told People, "I still can't believe I'm 23 and mom is reacting this way. I'm nervous to go home and face her – especially with cameras rolling." The drama will be filmed and shown next season on the MTV hit. Reached by RadarOnline at his Colorado home, Montag's father, Bill, said only, "Obviously, every parent has concerns. ... I have promised Heidi that I will not openly speak about the situation." But "Celebrity Rehab" host Dr. Drew Pinsky said what a lot of people are thinking -- that Montag's surgeries are a sign of "significant emotional issues." Montag recently unveiled her new look after the surgery, which included a mini brow lift, Botox, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, chin and ear reductions, replacement of her breast implants with larger ones, liposuction on her neck, waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, and buttocks augmentation. Pinsky told RadarOnline that the surgeries are "outlandish. I can’t believe a physician would put somebody through that. ... Heidi clearly has body image issues, she clearly has significant emotional – let’s call them issues – issues about self worth, issues about emotional regulation."
Former supermodel and reality TV judge Janice Dickinson, 54, who has undergone her share of plastic surgery, says people's ignorance about plastic surgery is causing the criticism of Dr. Frank Ryan, who performed the surgeries. "People are ignorant when then talk about this," Dickinson told RadarOnline. "They don't understand that things like Botox, ear pinning and fat injections are not really plastic surgery procedures, but Dr. Ryan had to list them in the interest of disclosure." Dickinson, left, who is also a patient of Dr. Ryan, says, "The reason I became a supermodel was because of my genetics, I was lucky, I was born that way. To be a great beauty you need symmetry, and that was something that she, and Dr. Ryan, obviously thought she was lacking. ... Heidi was a plain dowdy girl before the surgeries. She's a rural mountain girl that wasn't blessed with great genes." But surprisingly, Dickinson isn't a fan of the outcome of Heidi's surgery: "I think the surgery aged her, actually," she said. "She looked younger without it, and she looked more attractive."
After Tiger Woods was photographed in a Missisippi rehab center, apparently undergoing treatment for sex addiction, a source close to the family says that his marriage to Elin Nordegren is "definitely not over." The source said, "Elin could have filed for divorce already but she hasn't." And Nordegren "has not said definitively that she's staying with Tiger, but what's happening now is crucially important," says the source. That would be Tiger's enrollment in the Pine Grove Gentle Path program in Hattiesburg. Although Elin has not visited Tiger yet in rehab, the National Enquirer says Tiger's program calls for her to spend seven full days of counseling with him in the rehab facility.
Linda Hogan has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of the young Marine who suffered severe brain injuries when Hogan's son Nick crashed his car while racing in 2007. The terms of her settlement with the family of John Graziano were not disclosed. The family of Graziano, who is now being cared for at home, still has lawsuits pending against Nick and his father, Hulk Hogan.
The two-hour telethon, "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," which begins at 8 p.m. today on many channels, has added a high-powered pop name -- Madonna. Many stars expected to speak, sing, and answer phones as people call in with pledge during the show, which will be hosted by Wyclef Jean in New York, George Clooney in Los Angeles and Anderson Cooper in Haiti. Callers might get their pledges taken by Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Cindy Crawford, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Krasinski, Charlize Theron, Bill Clinton, Tim Allen, Alec Baldwin, Clint Eastwood, Jon Stewart, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman or Tom Hanks. Musicians who will appear and possibly perform include Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jay-Z, the Jonas Brothers, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, David Archuleta, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale. Rihanna, who performed a cover of Bob Marley's Redemption Song on the Oprah Winfrey show Wednesday, has it available for download on iTunes, with proceeds going to Haiti relief.
And on the heels of reports that top singers will reunite to cut a new version of "We Are the World" to benefit Haitian relief, Simon Cowell says he will arrange a British version. "We are going to do a single," he told reporters at this week's National Television Awards in London. "I wanted to do something for Haiti, and we had a request from the prime minister to put a record together." Although Cowell said, "I have no idea what it's going to be at the moment, no idea who's going to be on it," British newspapers report that he has already asked Leona Lewis and Susan Boyle. The plan is to make it available for download right around the time of tonight's "Hope for Haiti" telethon.
NBC is looking through its vault for reruns of the Conan O'Brien-hosted "Tonight Show" to fill in after his final live show is aired tonight. According to TMZ, the network doesn't want to shuffle a temporary host in and out for the few weeks between the end of Conan's run and the beginning of the Winter Olympics, when the show was scheduled to go on hiatus. NBC released a statement Thursday afternoon saying that Conan would be free to "pursue other opportunities after Sept. 1, 2010."
The FBI is now investigating a complaint by actor Jon Cryer -- who stars with Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men" -- that he has been threatened by a hitman, possibly in connection with a bitter custody fight with his ex-wife. Cryer filed a complaint last week with local police about the situation, and security was tightened on the set of the show. An audience was not permitted in for the episodes taped last Friday and today, but show staffers say that was done for creative, not security, reasons. An attorney for Cryer's ex, Sarah Trigger, says, "There's no reason in the world why Sarah would do anything like that." Trigger and Cryer were married from 1999 to 2004 and have one child, Charlie Austin. Trigger was charged in May with felony child abuse after her younger son with her estranged current husband was found to have bruises on his neck.
A lawsuit filed by a former maid against Victoria Principal has been settled, and although the terms are confidential, the settlement papers include a written apology from the former maid, Maribel Banegas. In the suit, Banegas claimed Principal pointed a gun at her in Principal's house on Dec. 26, 2008, and threatened to kill her. Principal's countersuit claimed the maid injured Principal's dog and that the star pulled the gun out of fear. The apology letter said, "I can now understand why you felt that I was threatening to you, which, in turn, led you to defend yourself," and apologized for "any unintentional injury to your little dog, Mei-ling. It was never my intention to harm her and I have prayed for her full recovery."
-- Anne Neville
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