Artist Transforms People Into Celebrities Using Plastic And Paint (Photos)

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Marie-Lou Desmeules

Some people will do anything to look like their favorite Hollywood celebrities.

Remember that time we showed you the guy who spent $150,000 on plastic surgery to look like his beloved Kim Kardashian?

Well, one Canadian artist, Marie-Lou Desmeules, found a way to make people look like star-studded icons for just a fraction of the cost.

In her latest project, Paint + Plastic Surgery, Desmeules transforms total strangers into celebrities simply using pieces of plastic and some paint. Not to mention, a couple doses of imagination.

Desmeules’ comical portraits feature the recreated faces of everyone from “Baywatch” babe Pam Anderson to Hulk Hogan and even Kim Jong-un.

While her interesting doppelganger portraits appear to be pretty hilarious at times, they ultimately question the roles of celebrities and the societal ideals of beauty.

While some of her techniques might leave you looking a bit botched, you can at least look like your favorite famous person without going under the knife — until you shower, that is.

Take a look at the photos below to see the Paint + Plastic Surgery series.

Meet Marie-Lou Desmeules.


She can transform you into your favorite famous person.


This may look like Karl Lagerfeld…


…But it’s actually a lady with a superb plastic makeover.


Want to look like Amy Winehouse? Desmeules has you covered with that classic cat eye.


How about looking like the legend himself, Hulk Hogan?


Desmeules tackles this transformation with ease.


Have you ever dreamed of having the Sylvester Stallone physique in the movie “Rambo”?


Well, you’re in luck because this artsy “surgeon” can give you massive muscles.


She can even turn you into a prettier version of Vladimir Putin.


World leaders like Kim Jong-un are no match for her makeover skills.


She can really help you achieve that botched “Baywatch” look you’ve always wanted.


This Steve Jobs makeover is the apple of Desmeules’ eye.


Elvis has nothing on this drop-dead gorgeous doppelgänger.


Here’s the whole transformation process.


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25 Hilariously Unflattering Celebrity Photos

Everything comes with aprice tag, including fame. Imagine always have your picture taken…eating at a restaurant, going to the bathroom, napping in the airport. Someone with a camera is bound to catch you doing something awkward or silly sooner or later. Not even the most photogenic celebrities are exempt! See for yourself on our list of 25 hilariously unflattering celebrity photos. Apparently, we’re all just humans after all.

25. Jack Nicholson

24. Cameron Diaz

23. Julia Roberts

22. Rihanna

21. Hugh Jackman

20. Miley Cyrus

19. Britney Spears

18. Lindsay Lohan

17. Russell Crowe

16. Robert Pattinson

15. Ashley Greene

14. Katherine Heigl

13. Rihanna

12. Hillary Duff

11. Katy Perry

10. Prince Charles

9. Madonna

8. George Clooney

7. P. Diddy

6. Queen Latifah

5. Katie Holmes

4. Sarah Jessica Parker

3. Amy Winehouse

2. Courtney Love

1. Beyonce

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A Garage For Clothes? You Won’t Believe The Outrageous Way Celebs Are Blowing Their Money Now

From home movie theaters to million-dollar cars, it’s no secret that celebrities love to make outrageous purchases. But there’s a fine line between flashy and just plain absurd, and if the latest rumors out of Hollywood are to be believed, stars have been crossing it in droves.

From Tom Cruise to Miley Cyrus, from Victoria Beckham to Will Smith, word is that dozens of A-listers have been outfitting their homes with—get this—garages for clothes. Yes, you heard that right: garages for clothes. Often built as small extensions to their bedrooms or bathrooms, the walk-in enclosures are reportedly outfitted with room-length metal rods from which celebs can hang their many designer garments. Talk about extravagant!

“At this point, stars won’t even buy a home without one,” said Beverly Hills realtor John McQuilkin, whose high-profile clients include Jodie Foster, Cuba Gooding Jr., Owen Wilson, and Amy Adams. “This isn’t just some passing fad.”

And as with many luxury items, stars aren’t content with owning just one. Matt Damon reportedly has five clothes garages in his L.A. mansion, and Penelope Cruz is said to have eight. Apparently, many celebs have one for each and every bedroom in their home, which, considering the size of some of their houses, could potentially mean clothes garages in the double digits. Unreal!

The trend is now even spreading beyond Hollywood Hills, as ordinary people have been building homes with clothes garages to emulate their favorite stars. What do you think? Would you ever consider getting a clothes garage for your home? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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Who Should You Party With Tonight After The Oscars?

A very important quiz.

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Who Should You Party With Tonight After The Oscars?

  1. You got: Leonardo DiCaprio

    Not only have you just scored the greatest wingman on the planet, but you are bound to get the most VIP treatment there ever was. All the champagne and filet mignons will be hand delivered to you by models, and maybe Leo will even let you in on some Titanic set secrets. By the end of the night you two will be old buddies. And we hope you like e-cigs.

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  2. You got: Jennifer Lawrence

    Would you look at that, you are going to be hanging out with America’s sweetheart all night! She’ll make you laugh, a lot, like you’ll probably just be in a fit of giggles all night, and then you’ll both hit the dance floor and do the crazy chicken because that’s how Jennifer rolls. The two of you are gonna tear through the snack area of the party like a bunch of teens, but you know what, you only live once and food is important.

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  3. You got: Jared Leto

    You were meant to hang out with Jared Leto tonight. He’s a rock star, and SO ARE YOU (probably, maybe, maybe not, whatever.) He’s in a band and you like music (right?) so it’s a perfect fit! And maybe he’ll give you some hair tips throughout the night. Either way you guys are gonna rock out and party and celebrate how cool you both are.

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  4. You got: Lupita Nyong’o

    You and Lupita will be like two flawless queens walking through the party. Everyone will part and stare at your combined perfection. And then once that is over, the both of you will run around the party making sure to snap photos of everything and everyone, to make the memories last, duh!

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  5. You got: Bill Murray Michael Loccisano / Getty Images
  6. You got: Meryl Streep

    Yeah, you should definitely hang out with MERYL EFFIN STREEP! The both of you will walk around liek glamour queens and gossip about how you run Hollywood. It’s going to be GREAT.

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  7. You got: Emma Thompson

    Hang with Emma and you two are going to be the life of the party. Don’t go to everyone else, they will all come to YOU. Your street cred will skyrocket once everyone sees you two doing the electric slide on the dancefloor. It’s like the both of you will have a magnetic pull, Jack Nicholson won’t be able to help but slide right beside you.

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  8. You got: Matthew McConaughey

    Alright, alright alright! Not only are the two of you going to be the best looking duo at the afterparties, but you are going to be the coolest as well. After you’ve made your rounds charming the pants off the other guests, you’ll have a few beers, maybe some bourbon and hit the dancefloor. You’ll cap the night off with a little jam session. Bongos anyone? Clothing is optional.

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Find out what the stars of the red carpet got as a result to this quiz when our friends at Entertainment Tonight ask them tonight!

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PAUSE: We Need To Talk About Andrew Garfield’s Pancreas

Attention: We’ve got something we need to discuss RIGHT NOW. We’re all familiar with Andrew Garfield’s chiseled jaw, perfect hair, and to-die-for glutes. But stop whatever you’re doing, because we have to talk about Andrew Garfield’s pancreas.

Just gaze upon it. It’s glorious.

Here’s AG’s pancreas at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it’s stealing the show, of course. Drooooool.

You might want to sit down for this next one….

Um…one, please!

Move over, Chris Pratt’s gallbladder, because 2014 isn’t your year anymore. It’s all about #AGPanc.

AG’s impeccable pancreas regulates his insulin perfectly, but it’s sure making our blood sugar spike just looking at it.

We want to curl up inside Andrew Garfield’s pancreas, grab one of his kidneys for a pillow, and just sleep forever.

His flawless P is even better in action!

Okay, we can die happy now and go up to heaven…as long as heaven is packed full of thousands of Andrew Garfield pancreases floating around for us to stare at for eternity!

This. Is. Perfect.

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Praise You in This Storm Takes on a Heartbreaking New Meaning for Casting Crowns Mark Hall 10 Years After Its Release

You never speak louder to the world about your faith than when youre in a storm.”

Lead vocalist and long-time front man for the band Casting Crowns, Mark Hall has made a career out of inspiring others to draw near to God and praise him with every bone in your body.

We often cry out to God the most during times of hurt and sufferingMark Hall is no stranger to that.

In early 2015 amidst the bands Thrive tour, Mark went to the doctor for what he thought was acid reflux. The result was far worse. He learned that he had a mass on his right kidney that was quite possibly cancerous.

He was just doing a scan to see if I had ulcers or anything else going on down there, Mark told “The Church Boys” podcast,and then, on accident, saw a tumor in my kidney.”

Mark says it was Divine intervention that the tumor was ever discovered. God anointed that doctor for the reality of what the worship pastor never saw coming.

You dont really hear the words, You have cancer, Mark You hear the words, Youre going to die.

Though hes spent his whole life sharing the goodness of God, and helping to lift others up, Mark realized he was now being put to the ultimate test: Could he really live out the faith hed been preaching all these years as a worship leader and youth pastor?

“For a day there it really rocked me,” he said. “I was going through feelings and doubts and fear and worry…my feelings were all over the map.”

Nothing hit closer to home than the bands early 2005 hit, Praise You in This Storm.

The Christian Classic is an incredible testament to worshipping God even when we feel stuck, broken, hurt and lost. Its long been a reminder that sometimes God feels far, and our situation seems unbearable, but no matter what, He is worthy of our praise.

I was sure by now, God you would have reached down

And wiped our tears away,

Stepped in and saved the day.

But once again, I say amen.

Being diagnosed with cancer really shook Mark to his core.

When I heard cancer, its like the whole world shrunk, he shared. All I could think was, OK, how am I going to get my family through this? How am I going to make sure they know its going to be OK? Everything got simple and prioritized very quickly.

With his busy life on tour, speaking, etc., he said he had no room for cancer. But once it actually hit him, he realized more than ever that he was not the one in control of his time on this earth.

You never speak louder to the world about your faith than when youre in a storm, he said. For me, I knew Id taught a lot of lessons, Ive written books, Ive written songs, but Im about to tell the world a whole lot through what happens [to me] in the next months.

I realized I need to talk about this, so I told my church, I told a few friends at Christian radio, and the next thing you know the whole world is praying for me, he said.


Mark says through his journey, one specific theme continued to present itself in both his heart and mind: “God is who he said he is.”

And I’ll praise you in this storm

And I will lift my hands

That you are who you are

No matter where I am.

It was that peace thatcould only be found in Jesus Christ that paved the way for Mark to carry on. He held tight to a scripturePsalm 42:5, in which David asks the question, Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation.

The verse quickly turned into another hit for Casting Crowns, Oh My Soul. The song divulges the supernatural peace that casts out fear and calms our souls in the name of Jesus.

Oh, my soul, You are not alone.

There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know.

One more day, He will make a way.

Let Him show you how, you can lay this down,

‘Cause you’re not alone

Mark had surgery to remove the kidney, which only confirmed his greatest fear: The mass was in fact a very aggressive form of cancer.

In true Jesus Christ fashion, though, there was a miracle to be celebrated: The tumor was still fully encased, which meant it had not spread to the surrounding kidney.


Being told You have cancer is a phrase that is feared by many, and received by many others. Its never something you expect to hear, and it almost always takes us completely by surprise. Mark really puts it into perspective, though, saying,

I think sometimes when were caught by surprise we feel like maybe Gods caught by surprise. He continues, But Hes at the end of my life already looking back on it. So Ive got to remind myself of that.

Through his entire journey with cancer, and having his faith put to the ultimate test, Mark says he took awayaprofound lesson and a lasting message. He feels that it is so important to share it with this broken world, because we often find it hard to reconcile suffering with Gods goodness.

“When we have a friend whos suffering, we feel like we need to fix it. We feel like we need to defend God, make sure theyre not mad at God and give them a bunch of reasons why Gods still good. Thats probably not what they need. They just need you to be there, listen to them, cry with them. You dont have to have the answers to all of lifes questions.

Ive always tried to give that advice to my own students, but the other half of that that I learned is when youre hurting, you need to let the church be the church. Theyre not always going to say it right, but the root of it is love. You have to realize you cant walk through it by yourself, you need people walking through it with you.”

Learn more about Mark’s powerful journey through the storm of his cancer diagnosis in “The Wally Show” interview below:



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Miley Cyrus Is Returning to the VMAs

E-online reports that Miley Cyrus is returning to the VMAs and we are hyped like a betch's first day on Vyvanse. Okay so last year at the VMAs – read: the shit show orgy with a pedophillic referee and teddy bears – was horrific.  But that was like Miley's freshmen year. She went to a frat in a Forever 21 body-con dress, got blackout on natty light, and hooked up with 3 guys in the same frat – we've all been there ladies. Homegirl is coming back for sophomore year and we think she's stepping up her game. She'll show up with her sorority sisters, look fab, and own the scene – hopefully with a power ballad like FU or Adore You. Or she'll skank up the VMAs, scare Will Smith's kids again, and slink back into coked out oblivion. Your call Hannah Montana.

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Bindi Irwins Tearful Tribute to Her Dad on the DWTS Finale Is a Heartbreaking Piece of Heaven

Bindi breaks down after a breathtaking freestyle dance to “Footprints in the Sand” for her father.

Bindi is known for pouring her heart and soul onto the dance floor in each and every one of her performances, but last night’s tribute to her late father Steve Irwin was particularly moving.There wasn’t a dry eye in the room after her and her partner Derek Hough freestyle danced to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand.”

And the sand wasn’t the only placethat Bindileft footprints after her finale dance.

As one of the judges said to herafter her performance, “Youve completely left an imprint on each and every one of us, in all of our hearts.”

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Watch Now Convicted Rapist Ched Evans Plead His Side Of The Story (VIDEO)

This is a statement that Ched Evans, the convicted rapist and professional footballer, put on this website yesterday. In the statement, Ched talks about his desire to clear his name and go back to his career as a professional footballer. He is joined by his long term girlfriend Natasha Massey, who has stood by him during the storm.

 The Hacked Tweets

Ched does not offer any apology to the victim, instead he continues to insist upon his innocence. His website is structured towards exactly that. One of the main points of contention for his case are the tweets below that he claims were sent by the victim after Ched’s original arrest. He claims all these tweets were tweeted by the complainant between 8 October 2011 and 15 November 2011, approximately 5 months after Ched and Clayton McDonald had been charged with rape and approximately 5 months before Ched was convicted and Clayton acquitted.

Whilst they had initially been deleted, Ched’s website states that it took hackers to recover them, and he seems to think this points towards the victims motives and his innocence.

‘Remind me never to tell @XXXXXXX when I win big!…..  She’s going to kill me! #scaredformylife! Haha!’

‘@XXXXXXX I will get us matching pink Mini Coopers! Haha! Just seen them pictures on Facebook, I forgot bout XXXXXXX! Haha! X’

‘@XXXXXXX I’ll make all your dreams come true XXXXXXX haha.’

‘@XXXXXXX aww,well obvs I’d treat us to an amazing holiday x’.

The victim had to be given a new identity after the case due to the amount of threats she was receiving from members of the public. Only a few days ago some Internet trolls exposed her new identity, meaning that she may have to do it all over again. 

The only thing that seems certain about this case is that we haven’t heard the last of it. We want to hear your opinion, should Ched be allowed to play professional football again? And what do you think to his video statement?

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The World’s First Supermodel Led A Glamorous Life, But It Ended In Obscurity

Supermodels are among society’s most ubiquitous figures.

You might not notice them at first, but if you start paying attention to commercials, magazine ads, and billboards, you’ll start to see the same faces over and over again. Supermodels, heralded as the world’s most beautiful people, sell everything from cheeseburgers to lingerie, and once you become familiar with them, their faces are almost impossible to ignore.

And the stunning models of today are not without precedent. A woman by the name of Audrey Munson is known as the world’s first supermodel, and although her life was full of opulence and glamour, her story culminated in tragedy.

In an eye-opening piece for The New York Post, journalist Reed Tucker details the events that led to Munson’s journey out of world renown and into obscurity.

Some say that it all started with a stroll down Broadway. While she was out walking one day in 1906, Munson, who was 15 years old at the time, was stopped by a photographer.

Other accounts claim that she was hit by a car and made famous by the photographer sitting inside. In any case, Munson rose to glory at an early age. After being introduced to artist Isidore Konti, the young woman found immense success as a figure model.

Creators traveled around the world to get a glimpse of her. They came out in droves to hire her. You might not have known her name before this point, but if you’ve ever admired the sculptures and fountains around New York City, you’ve probably seen her face.

The figure in this sculpture at a south entrance of Central Park, for example, was modeled after Munson. Over the course of her illustrious career, she inspired various works of art and appeared in quite a few films. In fact, one of her scenes in the 1915 film Inspiration went down in history as the first display of nudity in a non-pornographic production.

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But everything changed when Audrey Munson got tangled up in the web of a notorious crime. Dr. Walter Keene, who was once the model’s landlord, murdered his wife. People began speculating that he killed her because he wanted to marry Munson.

The doctor was eventually found guilty and executed. All of this negative publicity effectively shattered Munson’s career and reputation, so she left Manhattan to live with her mother in a small town in New York State. Her mental state quickly deteriorated, and she attempted to kill herself in 1922 by overdosing on mercury bichloride. After that, she was committed to an asylum in Ogdensburg.

And that is where she died in 1996. By that point, however, the world had all but forgotten about the woman who paved the way for every model thereafter.

(via The New York Post)

While we’re more than willing to consume their work, we often fail to think about the lives behind famously beautiful faces. Audrey Munson’s swift spiral into obscurity says less about her and more about the nature of consumerism, not just in the early 20th century, but today.

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