Christina Applegate is no stranger to cancer.  In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double-mastectomy.  Speaking with the actress revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed two weeks ago.  Why?  Her cousin died from ovarian cancer the same year of her own cancer diagnosis which led her to the realization, “I could prevent that. That’s how I’ve taken control of everything,” she shared. “It’s a relief. That’s one other thing off the table. Now, let’s hope I don’t get hit by a bus,” she joked.  Applegate has changed her life by reducing her stress and being diligent about eating only organic foods.

The actress has also founded Right Action for Women, an organization which helps at-risk women pay for MRI screenings and genetic testing.  “If you’re BRCA positive, it’s highly possible you’ll develop cancer in your lifetime,” she explained.  “The chances that my daughter is BRCA positive are very high. I look at her and feed her the cleanest foods. I try to keep her stress levels down,” adding, “I’m doing everything I can on my end knowing that in 20 years, she’ll have to start getting tested. Hopefully, by then there will be advancements.”


Its no surprise when actor, Mickey Rourke, boasts about his latest work on Instagram.  But his candor involving a recent rhinoplasty — that kind of work — surprised many.  “Moments after nose surgery with Dr. Dhir. Now i am ‘pretty again’:(lol)…one more to go,” he shared on social media.  While Rourke is one of the few Hollywood actors admitting to undergoing an aesthetic procedure, between 2011 and 2015 the number of  treatments performed on men increased more than 50%.  The uptick is often beyond vanity; these days, men want to remain relevant in both the workplace and in their love lives.

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), nearly 10% of all cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on men in 2016. The most popular were liposuction, gynescomastia (breast tissue reduction), blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), rhinoplasty, and Botox.  Procedures gaining traction in 2017 also include the lower rhytidectomy (neck lift), setback otoplasty (ear pinning), pectoral implants, mentoplasty (chin implant),  and dermal fillers.  Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, notes that “about 25 percent of my patients are men, and that percentage is growing.”


Actress and fashion muse, Tracee Ellis Ross, has launched a one-time capsule collection with major retailer, J.C. Penney.  Available in-store and on-line on November 12th, Tracee Ellis Ross for J.C. Penney will include women’s clothing, accessories, and even home design.  “Feeling great and looking great should be accessible to everyone and should be affordable. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to look incredible,” Ross said. “It was very important to me to have considered a diverse group of women.”

The holiday-inspired collection aims to appeal to women of different ethnicities and body-types. Price points range from $12 for bar glasses and dessert plates to $74 for a sequin dress (center).  Standouts will include the red robe (left) and tuxedo (right).  The Black-ish star calls the collection “Effortless, colorful, empowered and joyful. That’s the way I would describe myself, how I dress, and Tracee Ellis for J.C. Penney — a mix of colors, strength and whimsy.”