Does Meg Ryan’s father know best? The “In the Cut” star has denied that her oddly changed face is the result of plastic surgery, but now her own dad is saying he believes otherwise.
Ryan hasn't spoken to her father in years — she’s also estranged from her mother — but Harry Hyra has told a British magazine that he believes she’s had work done on her lips.
“It’s a shame if Meg has had lip implants,” Hyra told Heat magazine. “Obviously she lives in Hollywood so she must feel pressured to look young, but it doesn’t look good. But hey, everyone wants to try to stay young-looking.”
What’s more, a source at the magazine tells The Scoop that Hyra’s comments were actually toned down. “What he said was actually a lot more extreme,” says the insider. “The lawyers made us tone it down.”
When The Scoop contacted Ryan’s spokeswoman, she replied, “regarding this matter, we have no comment.”
Men may be from Mars and women from Venus, but a critic is charging that famed relationship guru John Gray has credentials from the twilight zone.
Dr. John Gray’s phenomenally best-selling book has spawned a mini-industry in the ten years since it was published, and Gray is a highly paid speaker and “expert” who holds forth on shows such as “Nightline.” But now there are charges that the “doctor” isn’t a doctor at all.
“Some might think that John Gray is trained in psychology and/or counseling, but instead he has degrees in Eastern Philosophy and they are hardly Ivy League,” reports CultNews.com, which goes on to say that Gray’s PhDs, as well as his MA and BA, were honorary or from non-accredited universities or “worthless” documents from “diploma mills.” And that, apparently, brings his membership in various professional organizations into question.
Gray’s office denies or dismisses the charges. “CultNews.com’s commentary about Dr. John Gray is very poorly researched, incorrect, mean-spirited and of little consequence,” a rep for Gray replied in a lengthy response, that goes on to say, “It was never the endorsement of academic institutions that made John Gray’s books popular but the grass roots movement of millions of individuals who personally benefited from his ideas.”
“The facts remain undisputed that none of John Gray’s degrees are accredited and he is essentially a high school graduate passing himself off as a doctor,” Rick Ross, the head of CultNews.com tells The Scoop, “and it’s doubtful that when people buy his books they understand that.”
Notes from all over
People who need pantsuits are out in force. The bidding has been fierce on that infamous bell-bottomed ensemble that Barbra Streisand wore in 1969 to accept her Oscar for “Funny Face.” . . . Justin Timberlake’s handlers threatened to cancel his press conference at the MTV awards show in Europe if anyone tried to ask about anything other than his music. . . . Meanwhile, Beyoncé Knowles demanded that MTV cameras not focus on her bootylicious bottom, reports the London Sun, “because she wants to be known as a serious artist.”
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