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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM

After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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Honey, wrinkles would have been better.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/18/2014 6:23:46 AM     (No. 9815258)

Typical Hollywood, like so many things nowadays, once the "Use by" date is past, throw it in the trash.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MirJoy, 4/18/2014 6:50:18 AM     (No. 9815271)

The very best thing about that incident was how Matthew McConaughey treated Kim Novak; he was so respectful, and it seemed to me that he gave her the courage to get through it because she was probably scared to death. His mama taught him well!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grayjay, 4/18/2014 7:07:47 AM     (No. 9815290)

I feel badly for the tacky things I said about her at the Oscars. I am ashamed to realize how superficially I can judge people. I remember her as such a stunning beauty back in the day. Just because age has not treated her well does not make her any less of a person, but society (me very much included)is guilty of such petty criticisms. Thank you, OP, for posting this. On this Good Friday, I hope I can remember the hurt that I helped cause for Kim, and can learn from this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 4/18/2014 7:15:33 AM     (No. 9815301)

I missed the Oscars, so I do not knwo anything about this brew-ha-ha, but the "bully" statement is stupid. An individual has to allow someone to bully them. I learned how to deal with it back in the 7th grade (early 1960´s).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 4/18/2014 7:31:26 AM     (No. 9815321)

Somebody famous once said, ´´I don´t worry about what some people think about me...I don´t think about them at all.´´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 4/18/2014 7:32:07 AM     (No. 9815322)

#4 - When you are 81 you become a little less feisty though, so you work with what you have, and I think that´s what she tried to do.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msts, 4/18/2014 7:32:51 AM     (No. 9815324)

Bullying has become a dogmatic response, much like racist. Any time someone says, and says is an important aspect of the new bullying standard, something another person doesn´t like, its bullying. I draw attention to the word says because bullying today means mostly the spoken or written word. Older people see bully and they think of some twisted kid who punches the weak. Today´s bullying consists almost exclusively of spoken written social media outlets. Personally, I think that kids should be taught to toughen up a bit and if confronted with the types of online abuse considered bullying today, maybe stay away rom those sites. As far as Kim Novak, people in Hollywood demand attention. When it becomes negative they scream. We look at only the outside of the actor. Anything that enhances or detracts is fair game because the outside is all we are awed to se.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 4/18/2014 7:47:04 AM     (No. 9815338)

Kudos #2. Matthew McConaughey is a fine young man and an excellent actor.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/18/2014 8:08:57 AM     (No. 9815360)

Poster #1 says the truth, but only about FEMALE stars. The men can wrinkle on up and shuffle on and off the set for decades after their last big hit. The women get tossed into the trash the minute they poke a face out in public. The Oscars are bad enough; why rehash the low-rated show.

IMO, those TMZ-type shows and blogs are tools of the devil to rob people of their humanity--from the sleazy I´m-a-Lawyer hosts to the sniggling preteen/subhuman parasites he has working for him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Architect, 4/18/2014 8:09:01 AM     (No. 9815361)

The three most beautiful actesses of the 50´s and early 60´s were Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Kim Novak. They were indeed stunning.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AltaD, 4/18/2014 8:13:28 AM     (No. 9815367)

If she was so nervous that she needed to pop several pills before going on stage, maybe she should have declined the offer to be on the Oscars.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: skedaddle, 4/18/2014 8:18:36 AM     (No. 9815370)

Badly done facial work draws lots of negative comments. Just ask Mickey Rourke, Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers (too much). Kim Novak cannot be happy with how her fat injections looked, she just can´t.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 4/18/2014 8:23:55 AM     (No. 9815384)

What a shame all the way around. I like to remember her as Gillian in "Bell Book & Candle"
- absolutely gorgeous. Gettin´ old ain´t easy.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: controlfreak, 4/18/2014 8:29:29 AM     (No. 9815393)

Now she sets herself up for ridicule all over again by bringing it up.

Unless she had all of this ´work´ done at once, at some point she should have had the courage to say ´enough.´ She´s earned her wrinkles. I say let the lifelines show.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/18/2014 8:33:41 AM     (No. 9815405)

Saw Picnic on TMC the other day. Today´s plastic dolls are no match for the smouldering fire that was Novak.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 4/18/2014 8:34:19 AM     (No. 9815408)

She´s 81 years old! One would expect some wrinkles fer cryin out loud. THe only thing worse then seeing a young girl/woman trying to look older and more sophisticated than her years is seeing an older woman tyring to look much younger then her years.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/18/2014 8:40:54 AM     (No. 9815415)

Sadly, today´s people think it is all about the OUTSIDE.
I am sure Kim is the same good person on the inside. Try to get away from putting so much emphasis on looks over charactor.
Improve your heart and mind and continue to be beautiful your entire life.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/18/2014 8:42:57 AM     (No. 9815419)

I read the article. I viewed her paintings. She is an unusual woman, very talented, but also bipolar. She has had to deal with the latter all of her life, although she was not diagnosed until she left her film career.

I think she looks pretty darned good for 81 - and if she wants a few "injections" to fill out the wrinkles, that is her business.

There´s a lot of cruelty in our world. We see it even here.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/18/2014 8:45:34 AM     (No. 9815422)

PS. She talks about her shyness in the descriptive text that goes with her paintings at her website. (link at end of article)

It must have been very difficult for this shy, bipolar former beauty to make a public appearance after so long. Her being made to feel comfortable in Cannes gave her courage. It didn´t work out so well here.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Screwgun, 4/18/2014 8:57:27 AM     (No. 9815437)

If I were Scotty I would have jumped into San Fransisco Bay to save Carlotta Valdez too.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/18/2014 8:58:05 AM     (No. 9815438)

Agree w/ #18. I seem to recall her house burned down a few years ago and she lost all her Hollywood mementos. Her latter years have been difficult, but I hope she lives to 100.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: postaway, 4/18/2014 9:17:06 AM     (No. 9815476)

I don´t know anything about Hollywood or injections of fat or being an aging beauty but I do know that in 1964 my brother, at 13 years of age, let out a sigh when Kim Novak unexpectedly appeared on our TV screen that I can still remember to this day. The woman was defined in her youth by her beauty, she knew it and there is probably a parable in the Bible about the lengths she has gone to retain it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Udanja99, 4/18/2014 9:35:03 AM     (No. 9815506)

The word, "bullying" is now right up there with "racist" and "diversity" in my book. Annoying and so overused as to be meaningless.

I didn´t see the Oscars or any of the response to Novak´s appearance but if would tell her what I told my daughter when she was growing up...if someone doesn´t like you it´s his/ her problem, not yours.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 4/18/2014 9:41:18 AM     (No. 9815515)

She was interviewed a few years ago on AMC and revealed a lot about herself and her time in Hollywood. She then talked about her present life as an artist. It was a great interview if you get a chance to see it. She was and is beautiful, with or without injections. If someone wants to do something to their face to give them confidence, so be it. We have a generation piercing, cutting and tattooing their bodies in, quite frankly, horrific ways. Compared to them, she was stunningly beautiful. Keep keepin´ on Kim, and thanks for the years of entertainment.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kate318, 4/18/2014 9:41:19 AM     (No. 9815516)

Sorry, guys, but there are plenty of people in the world who deserve my sympathy. I see them everyday. An aging, beauty queen movie star who is so afraid to grow old gracefully--to the point of deliberately disfiguring yourself in a grotesque fashion--isn´t one of them for me. And, if you can´t deal with the world´s opinion of you, maybe you should find another line of business.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Edgelady, 4/18/2014 9:42:11 AM     (No. 9815518)

I abandoned Hollywood long ago, I don´t go to movies. And all those he were cruel and tacky will also get old someday - something they forget. Kim Novak is also someone who is beautiful inside.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/18/2014 9:42:20 AM     (No. 9815519)

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. It is difficult to rise above it. We´ve all been there, but after 81 years of life, one should learn to ignore it all. It´s probably harder when you were known for your physical beauty but gee whiz, as I always say, don´t let them (the haters) win! Chin up, Kim, and carry on.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 4/18/2014 10:04:45 AM     (No. 9815547)

All of the amateur pop psyche notwithstanding, her use of "bullying" is apt. When persons who believe they are stronger, more superior, go after a weaker person with deeds or words, that is bullying.

I have been appalled to see the men who pull this stuff regarding women while they must never look in a mirror and regard their ungraceful aging, their pot bellies. their unshaven jowls, the hair growing out of ears and nostrils, the bad comb-overs.

Picking on an 81 year old woman who has lived and continues to live a good life away from the scene that made her famous as a younger woman takes no talent and a fair amount of meanspiritedness. The ultimate ugliness.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 4/18/2014 10:24:40 AM     (No. 9815571)

Folks in Hollyweird don´t like to get old and they go to ridiculous lengths to look young. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn´t. When it goes bad, it´s quite noticeable and frankly, an 81 year old should know better.

Bullied? Baloney. You did something ridiculous Kim. You look silly and people noticed and commented. That´s what Hollyweird is all about, being seen and getting noticed and commented on.

Accept your age with grace.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/18/2014 10:42:12 AM     (No. 9815597)

Ms. Novak was breathtakingly beautiful, especially in that scene near the end of Vertigo--my all time favorite movie--when she came out of the bathroom, her makeover from Judy back into Madeleine now complete, into Hitchcock´s gauzy green light as Scotty´s heart melted for the last time. I, too, was saddened by some of the unkind comments made toward her. No wonder she has shied away from public attention for decades.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/18/2014 10:46:48 AM     (No. 9815605)

The Donald has supported and paid for cosmetic surgery and enhancements for a long time. His wife Ivana and now his young daughter Ivanka.

And his toupee is a thing of legend. His surgeon only knows what he does to his face to keep it smoothly ironed and wrinkle-free.

Here is the family album re both ladies´ "treatments". Ivana looks pretty old for 60-something. Ivanka is apparently taking advantage of the family´s surgery/injections fleet discount. She hasn´t much to look forward to:

http://plasticsurgery99.com/ivana-trump-plastic-surgery-before-and-after-facelift-and-eye-surgery-botox-injection/

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jasmine, 4/18/2014 10:58:43 AM     (No. 9815630)

I respect Kim Novack for walking away from Hollywood and living a quiet life out of the limelight. At 81 years old, she was looking forward to a little bit of excitement and recognition for just that one night. She wasn´t trying to make a "comeback" for heaven´s sake! Shame on those who took pleasure in mocking her. She deserved better.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: M2, 4/18/2014 11:03:47 AM     (No. 9815639)

It is saddening to hear people like Kim talk as though all that matters is appearance. I like this woman on a personal level. She´s a cancer-survivor, a painter, an artist in other media.

She is a kind and decent person, but she, like so many other people who relied on their looks, sounds like a whiner now that her looks have long since faded.

LESSON: Live by your looks, die by your looks.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NotaBene, 4/18/2014 11:34:29 AM     (No. 9815679)



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Reply 35 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 4/18/2014 11:34:30 AM     (No. 9815680)

I too saw Picnic on TMC recently. Oh.My.Gosh. what a sexy beauty she was! I wished I could look like her. But I drooled over William Holden. What a man. But in his private life, he drank to excess and finally it killed him (indirectly) We just don´t know the demons inside these pretenders.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 4/18/2014 11:38:37 AM     (No. 9815693)

Sorry - - but I never thought she was either beautiful or a good actress.

If you want beauty and great acting from the 1950s - - watch Grace Kelly.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NotaBene, 4/18/2014 11:40:37 AM     (No. 9815696)

I was sorry to see Kim Novak with that artificial face. I had seen her in the interview in AMC and thought what a pity she did not age gracefully.

There was also an interview to Eva Marie Saint by Osborne in AMC, she had no surgery or injections, she felt comfortable with her herself, I cannot remember if she was 85 or 88, but she looked wonderful. I admire women that do not use cosmetic surgery and are not afraid of their age. She gave a very interesting interview and it was nice to see her again after so many years. A classy lady.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/18/2014 1:00:18 PM     (No. 9815821)

When your self esteem is tied to your youthful good looks, you´re going to spend a large portion of you life unhappy. Those obsessed with plastic surgery aren´t fooling anyone.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/18/2014 1:08:56 PM     (No. 9815836)

It´s not just aging Hollywood actresses who have some "disappointing" outcomes when trying to turn back the clock. I have seen some pretty bizarre sights in Highland Park Village, Dallas on Saturdays. My friends and I tell each other to shoot me if I EVER want to do that to myself. That said, it must be awful to be as stunning as Kim Novak and realize your aging looks disappoint people. Bless her, do any of US look like WE did the first time we saw "Picnic?" I disagree about the men. They get more scrutiny now too. Maybe not as much but then handsome Hollywood men never got as much adulation for their looks either. After the TMC interview, and the loving way Robert Osborne treated Ms. Novak, I think she is a lovely sweet lady!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: karo, 4/18/2014 1:32:06 PM     (No. 9815859)

Agree that "Picnic" is off-the-charts sexy with Kim and William Holden.

"Vertigo" is one for the ages, too.

These films will endure long after the snarkers are forgotten.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 4/18/2014 1:50:56 PM     (No. 9815887)

When I was much younger I often found myself and others making comments about different females in photographs. Most of the time, it was how the picture did not do her justice or that she wasn’t that pretty in person. I developed a theory that the camera was a non-biased entity that didn’t interact with the soul of the subject, it showed the plain truth.

We are all subject to our interpretations of the personal appearance of others. Some women are strikingly beautiful when you first see them and the camera will “like” them, but as you get to know them, your heart gets a say, and if they have a sour soul you’ll no longer behold them as beautiful. The flip side is that homely girl with the soul of an angel that you find so attractive that you want to be in her presence, a camera cannot do justice to her beauty because it remains impartial. The outward appearance will be the initial attraction but the inner person is the true magnet. The images of Cleopatra that have survived are not ones of a beauty queen, but there was something about the woman that captured the hearts of two of the most powerful men of the times. You can truly look through the eyes of love.

The sad thing about Kim Novak’s situation is that the camera didn’t lie and the situation didn’t present her inner personality. That is also the trouble with Hollywood, they present women that you would want to take to your bed but few you want to take into your arms.

DISCLAIMER: My observations are made from a man’s vantage point, but I believe the reverse is also true for the ladies.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/18/2014 2:37:29 PM     (No. 9815941)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Kim_Novak_2014.jpg/200px-Kim_Novak_2014.jpg

I agree, #18. She still looks better than any number of younger people who seem to have an awfully high opinion of their own looks.

Btw, Kim Novak isn´t the one who focused all the attention on her looks, or said anything about her looks before now. She simply accepted an invitation to be a presenter at the academy awards show. Instead of being greeted with kind remembrances of her films and work, she was ridiculed for not looking as she did thirty years ago, and for having less work done on her face than half of Hollywood (and elsewhere) that are half her age.

Didn´t see the show, but judging from the recent picture at the TCM event in the link above, I see nothing to warrant the harsh and hateful hoopla over her appearance.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: richdet, 4/18/2014 2:57:22 PM     (No. 9815952)

Some confusion in the posts above -- the Kim Novak and the Eva Marie Saint interviews appeared on cable channel TCM, ie Turner Classic Movies. Not AMC, not TMC. I especially liked the Eva Marie Saint interview. She is a very upbeat, inspiring lady, who turns 90 this coming 4th of July. The interview was done a year ago during the TCM classic film festival, when she was 88. I understand she and her husband of umpteen years were mingling with the fans at this year´s festival, which took place earlier this month.

Both interviews are available, among others, on a dvd recently released called "TCM Originals: Conversations with Robert Osborne," first in a series of dvds culled from Osborne´s "Private Screenings" series. If interested, you can find it at tcm.com. I don´t recall the Novak interview that well. She did seem a fragile person, and bitter about some of her Hollywood experience.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/18/2014 3:23:57 PM     (No. 9815976)

Eva Marie Saint and her longtime husband lived pretty much like regular people on Miramar Beach in Montecito. I lived nearby and it was not unusual to see her walking their dog on the beach when we were there. They did not behave like celebrities and were treated as neighbors.

The same was true of Jonathan Winters who lived near the Upper Village (Montecito) for a long time. He hung out at one of the little tables outside the drug store there. Very friendly guy.

Many celebrities found peace and quiet and freedom from intrusive curiosity-seekers in Montecito/Santa Barbara. This was easier for Eva Marie Saint because she was older and had never been a glamour girl. Just a fine stage and screen actress.

Kim Novak married a large animal veterinarian and lived in Oregon. Loved her horses and painting. She found peace there. Too bad her brief return to the spotlight was marred by the thoughless public unkindness of Donald Trump, of all people. He invented tacky. Lots of money; zero class. What was his goal? To embarrass her? Think about it...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/18/2014 3:35:05 PM     (No. 9815986)

(cont´d)
Here she is last year at the Cannes Film Festival where she was honored. Not bad for 80!

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Kim+Novak/Zulu+Premieres+in+Cannes/J0psls8O9Qq

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 4/18/2014 3:50:56 PM     (No. 9815999)

Just remember, Kim, all those arrogant SOBs throwing barbs your way will soon be old and unattractive, full of regrets. It happens to all of us.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/18/2014 4:13:31 PM     (No. 9816010)

Wow, #45, she looks great in those photos, and she doesn´t look 80 years old! Thanks for posting.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". She is beautiful to me.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/18/2014 6:43:15 PM     (No. 9816162)

He IS her best revenge. Look at the old goat at his New Year´s Eve party this year.

He should fire his toupee-maker.

Wouldn´t you think his young wife would say "don´t wear that animal on your head"....but then he pays for her room and board and diamonds, so...

http://www.stardiamondaward.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NYE2014-mar-a-lago_DonaldTrump1.jpg

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Reply 49 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 4/18/2014 10:42:54 PM     (No. 9816396)

She´s an 81-year-old lady for Pete´s sake!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: msjena, 4/18/2014 11:12:46 PM     (No. 9816421)

I think Trump has a small patch of hair (transplanted) on the top of his head that he grows out and swirls. No one could look more ridiculous than he does.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 4/19/2014 4:13:19 AM     (No. 9816539)

But who was her plastic surgeon- Rob Lowe?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: anonymous, 4/19/2014 4:49:50 AM     (No. 9816544)

Some of the things they said about her were absolutely horrid. Considering what she´s given to her fans over the years, I think she´s entitled to be peeved.

Nevertheless, I do think fat injections are going too far. You end up looking like a pillow belonging to Quasimodo.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/19/2014 6:48:23 AM     (No. 9816568)

Novak should consider herself lucky. She could have gone the Peelousy route and ended up looking like a mannequin and brain dead.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/19/2014 2:55:12 PM     (No. 9817089)

When I hear young people say bad thing on how old people look, I tell them if they want to know how they will look in 50 years, go look at your grandparents. Even better, if you have them, great grandparent then shut up.

You can´t help but laugh at the shocked look on their faces.


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The tens of thousands of Central Americans who have crossed America’s porous borders over the last year came on the assumption that once on U.S. soil they would never have to return to their countries. The instigators of this influx correctly viewed Obama’s de facto support for amnesty as a flashing green light. After all, how seriously were they going to take U.S. immigration law under a president who treated border security as a punch line to a joke? In 2011, Obama loudly mocked conservatives, the very ones who foresaw today’s mushrooming crisis, as malcontents crying wolf about a vulnerable border. “You

Tea party-backed David Brat
laments loss of Cantor cash
Washington Times, by David Sherfinski    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 3:17:24 PM     Post Reply
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss has left a bit of a mess in Virginia’s seventh congressional district, with Democrats weighing whether to invest in the race and allies of GOP nominee David Brat alleging that Mr. Cantor’s backers are pulling money away from his campaign. Democrats, who had all but conceded the general election before nominating college professor Jack Trammell at the last minute, now must decide whether to spend money in a district that leans heavily Republican. But Mr. Brat, in securing one of the biggest political upsets in recent memory, must now find a way to

McDaniel to Discuss Possible
Election Challenge
WTOK-TV [Meridian, MS], by Courtney Ann Jackson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 3:14:10 PM     Post Reply
Jackson, Miss. State Sen. Chris McDaniel has scheduled a Wednesday news conference to describe what his campaign says is evidence of voting irregularities surrounding the June 24 GOP runoff and to discuss his next steps. McDaniel led voting in the June 3 primary but lost in a June 24 runoff with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran for the Republican nomination. The matter could end up in court. Mississippi College Law professor Matt Steffey says that wouldn´t be the easy way out for McDaniel. "The law makes it difficult to challenge an election," said Steffey, "because in our society that´s the thing that´s supposed to

Ex-state official, convicted felon Ravenel
presents signatures to run for SC Senate
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:35:22 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former South Carolina state treasurer Thomas Ravenel has presented signatures to get on the ballot as an independent running for Lindsey Graham´s U.S. Senate seat. Ravenel said he gave 17,000 signatures when he arrived Monday at the state Election Commission in Columbia. Election officials will have to verify the signatures. That process is expected to take about a month. Ravenel became state treasurer as a Republican in 2007. He had to resign months after his election when he was charged with buying cocaine for himself and his friends. Ravenel says he is running to reduce the size of government,

Library Coordinated with Clinton
Staff Prior to Free Beacon Ban,
Internal Emails Show
Washington Free Beacon, by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:26:21 AM     Post Reply
University of Arkansas library administrators were in contact with Clinton Foundation officials the same day the university rushed to take action against the Washington Free Beacon for publishing recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing her 1975 defense of a child rapist, according to internal emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Administrators scrambled to “get the lawyers involved” to draft a “cease and desist” letter to the Free Beacon the morning after the “Hillary Tapes” report, and over a week before the university admitted it did not actually own the copyright for the recordings. Additional emails revealed that other media outlets had previously

Here’s my solution to halt tide of illegals
Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 5:20:04 AM     Post Reply
There’s a very simple solution to this Obamanation that’s occurring on the southern border. Enforce the law. By which I mean, deport them. Deport them all, not just the latest huddled masses yearning to live for free, forever, in Section 8 housing on EBT cards. No, we must deport all of the 12 or 20 or 30 million illegal aliens who are turning this country into a Third World flophouse. Can we do it? Yes, we can. A few years back, Marsha Coakley famously said, “Technically, it’s not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.” The ways things are going, it won’t be long before

Washington’s secret to staying relevant:
a little Botox here, a tuck there
Washington Post, by Roxanne Roberts    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/15/2014 4:58:03 AM     Post Reply
Summertime, and the living is easy: backyard barbecues, beach books, plastic surgery. It’s the worst-kept secret in Washington. Plenty of those glowing faces returning from vacation are the result of a doctor, not a few days off. Summer, especially in an election year, is prime time for nips, tucks and other cosmetic fine tuning. Not that anyone here admits it — in the magical world of politics, public officials and talking heads are genetically blessed with hair that never turns gray, baby-smooth foreheads and barely any wrinkles. And by plastic surgery (or Botox, laser treatments, body sculpting, dermal fillers, pick your poison), we’re

Dirty Tricks, Tea Party Suicide
and Rising Mississippi Anger
New York Times, by Campbell Robertson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 2:34:38 PM     Post Reply
JACKSON, Miss. — Mark Mayfield, one of the founders of the Mississippi Tea Party, had lost his political appetite. He stayed away from Facebook and stopped writing letters to the editor. He went to his law office, but often had little to do, since his major clients had all but cut him off. When the runoff for the Republican primary came around, pitting longtime Senator Thad Cochran against State Senator Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party challenger whom Mr. Mayfield deeply believed in, friends said Mr. Mayfield could not even bring himself to vote. Then on the morning of June 27, three days

Disarray, data manipulation
at Phila. VA, report finds
Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Tricia L. Nadolny    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 2:26:16 PM     Post Reply
Inspectors surveying Philadelphia´s Veterans Affairs benefits center in June found two stunning signs of disarray: mail bins brimming with claims dating to 2011 and other benefits that had been paid twice. More alarming, the team from the VA Office of Inspector General found evidence that staff tasked with managing pensions for the eastern United States were manipulating dates to make old claims appear new, according to a report obtained by The Inquirer. The findings are the first clear evidence that the city´s VA system is not immune from controversies that have plagued other centers and sparked a growing scandal over delayed care

´Joan of Arc´ Warren hurts
the Grimes campaign
Herald-Leader [Lexington, KY], by Bill Stone    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 11:01:53 AM     Post Reply
Throughout her campaign for U.S. Senate, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has tried to run and hide from Washington liberals in her party headlined by President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Not anymore. Recently, and incredibly, Grimes officially aligned herself with the most exotic Democratic Party segments by campaigning with the doyenne of the leftist hierarchy, former Harvard professor, and now U.S. senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. Kentucky´s small-business owners believe in promoting America´s economic advantages such as our natural energy resources. Warren thinks that whatever success we achieve has come at the expense of our fellow citizens. She discounts the

Michelle Nunn’s felon fundraiser
Constitution-Journal [Atlanta, GA], by Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/14/2014 10:52:51 AM     Post Reply
When Michelle Nunn attended a fundraiser on Capitol Hill the other day, as we reported, one of the three co-sponsors of the event was Virtual Murrell, who owns a government relations firm in D.C. The conservative National Review dug deeper into Murrell’s background and found quite a tale: Murrell was indicted in 1994 by a federal grand jury on charges that he solicited and received over $37,000 in bribes from businesses in San Francisco while serving as an aide to an Oakland city councilman. The indictment found him guilty of violating the Hobbs Act, a federal statute that prohibits elected and



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First wave of deportations begins amid
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from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
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The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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