After a lifetime of suffering insecurity and poor body image, Heidi Montag did indeed place herself under a surgeon’s knife last April — and supportive boyfriend Spencer Pratt couldn’t be prouder!
“I’ve always been very insecure about my body,” the “Hills” hottie told Us Weekly, confirming speculations about her nose job and breast augmentation. “On the beach, if I was standing next to a girl with big boobs, I’d be like, ‘I hate her!’ I hated my nose too. I have my dad’s nose, which is huge. It took up so much of my face, when I looked down, I could see my nose. I couldn’t get away from it!”
Heidi denied that Playboy Bunny-lovin’ Spencer pressured her into the surgery. In fact, she told Us, he was really supportive. The day she went in for the operation, “Spencer said, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ It was like he was wishing me well off to school: ‘Love you! Bye!’”
What’s more, Heidi said she fully understood the seriousness of surgery. “Right before I went in, I was like, ‘What if I don’t wake up? Oh, this is scary.’ Then I thought, ‘I don’t care. If I don’t wake up, it’s worth it.’ I just wanted it so badly.”
PETA-Dita is not giving up her fursDita Von Teese’s new PETA campaign in support of “animal birth control” doesn’t signal a change of heart for the shapely burlesque artist. Famously photographed wearing furs, Dita told People magazine that she’s not promoting the full PETA agenda. And that’s not a problem for PETA.
“PETA's totally aware of me,” a fox fur-clad Dita informed People last week. “I'm not working with PETA to tell people to be vegetarians or to stop wearing fur. I am there to strictly speak about spaying and neutering your pets.”
This comes as no surprise to PETA spokesperson Michael McGraw. “She said she has some vintage furs she wears occasionally,” he told the magazine. “PETA often works with a celebrity on an issue they feel comfortable supporting, whether it's supporting spaying and neutering, or speaking out against products that are tested on animals. So they may not be an animal rights activist, but their contribution to any of our campaigns is appreciated.”
Dish on the fly
TMZ cameras were on hand to catch the long arm of the law take care of Britney Spears. No, the sheriff’s deputy wasn’t arresting the pop tart, he was escorting her through a crowd of photogs to ensure that she and her tiny pet Yorkie made it safely inside Starbucks. Frappuccino emergency averted, y’all! … While waiting for some munchies, Conan O’Brien defended the crowd’s queue rights. National Enquirer’s Mike Walker reported that the talk show host spoke up when a large, inebriated form got in front of everyone and barked, “Where’s my cheese!?” Conan responded, “Um … excuse me, sir … but you can’t just butt into line like that! We’re all waiting here.” According to the NE story, the drunk then spun around and bellowed, “Do I look like a guy to you?” while pulling up her top and exposing her breasts.
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.