Isabelle Caro, a French model who literally became the poster girl for anorexia, passed away last month at age 28. Her acting coach confirmed the model died on November 17, although Caro’s specific cause of death is unclear. Isabelle’s skeletal body appeared on Milanese billboards in 2007 under the words “No Anorexia” as a warning to the modeling industry about eating disorders (warning: the image is rather gruesome). She also talked with Jessica Simpson about her illness on the pop star’s reality show, “The Price of Beauty,” last year. Isabelle reportedly struggled with anorexia from age 13 and wanted to educate, even scare others, from falling down the same rabbit hole as she did. Her death is terrible news, but sadly unsurprising given the way anorexia ravaged her body. Rest in peace, Isabelle Caro. [People] Keep reading »
Jessica Simpson really fails at this setting-a-good-example thing. I know “The Price of Beauty,” her VH1 reality show, tries to impart the idea that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. She’s even referred to the show as being like “missionary work” for her. But Jessica certainly doesn’t further her own “cause” when she makes comments like this:
“I have a white girl booty. I don’t have a big butt. I’d rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit.”
Really, Jessica? Way to go on that “accept your body, everyone is beautiful!” thing. I guess you could say she’s honest to a fault about her body image issues. Or you could ralph at the galling inconsistency of the various things that come out of her mouth at various times. [E! Online] Keep reading »
I always thought “The Price of Beauty
” was kind of an amazing idea. What’s more fascinating than learning about the age-old aesthetic values of different cultures around the world? Too bad the host of this eye-opening show is completely disrespectful of said cultures and screams her way through each episode. Most recently, Jess and the gang made their way to Uganda to visit a tribe that feels a woman can never be too rich or too fat
. Needless to say, Jessica Simpson
is beyond amazed. Keep reading »
I stayed up way past my bed time last night to watch Jessica Simpson
‘s new VH1 show, “The Price of Beauty
.” I didn’t have high hopes for the show in the first place (more on that later), but it ended up being kinda terrible in a way I hadn’t expected: “The Price of Beauty” is ostensibly about Simpson and her friends, CaCee Cobb and Ken Paves, traveling to different countries to learn about what they consider beautiful.
But instead, “The Price of Beauty” was a rather embarrassing display about rude American tourists who make inappropriate jokes and shriek, squeal and squirm when offered strange food. When Miss American Pie Jessica Simpson burst into a fit of sniggering giggles while meditating in a Buddhist temple with a Thai monk, I covered my eyes with my hands and winced. Keep reading »
It’s been raining for four days straight here in New York, and I am officially sick of staying in and watching television. And yet, there are so many exciting boob tube happenings this week that I’m looking forward to. From the premiere of Jessica Simpson’s “The Price of Beauty” and “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to fresh episodes of “Lost” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” here are the shows to watch this week. Keep reading »
Jessica Simpson makes her long-awaited return to TV on March 14 when “The Price of Beauty” debuts on VH1. On the show, Jessica explores the question: What makes women in different countries feel beautiful? This is the same program with the theme song written by Jessica’s maybe-boyfriend Billy Corgan, that required $25,000 worth of hair and makeup for Jessica per episode, and had her storming down the runway at the Olzem Suer fashion show in Paris.
Do you think it’ll open people’s eyes and change our perspectives about beauty — or will it simply be another chance to watch Jessica acting silly on television? [via NY Post] Keep reading »