Runner up, Celebrity Skin Secret: Katy Perry’s acne scarsIn 2009, pop belter Perry admitted to having acne scars dating to the stress of her early career. Can we look forward to a Perry/Lambert duet about this issue?
Runner up, Life Saving Storyline: Kathleen Sebelius has skin cancer surgerySebelius, the current US Secretary of Health and Human Services, was treated for basal cell skin cancer on her forehead, causing temporary eye swelling. Fortunately the basal cell cancer was entirely removed and she returned to testifying before Congress the week of her surgery.
Runner up, Spoofable Product: ProactivYoutube features a clever takeoff of Proactiv, the heavily marketed acne treatment that may promise more than it delivers. For those desiring clogged pores, Pro-acne is for you!
Runner-up, Better Late Than Never: Britney's neck tatt removalBritney Spears has had at least one of her tatts removed. These Hebrew characters were said by some to be in the wrong order. A high profile typo, likely cleared with laser.
Runner up, Deformed Evildoer: Giant Frenchie Thug in “Sherlock Holmes”As if his hulking stature and phony French accent weren’t enough, this gruff Gaul goon was given grotesque burn scars.
Runner-up, Hollywood exaggeration: Will Ferrell's Mega Insect Bite, "Land of the Lost"Some people are prone to swollen allergic reactions when bitten by mosquitos. Yet we've never seen swelling quite like this! Strong cortisone creams or even cortisone injections can take the edge off of stings. Patients shouldn't feel "Lost," treatment is available! Will Ferrell makes a good snack.. ...for this mutated mosquito. A bite only Hollywood could imagine.
Forty years ago, Borrelia was as much an unknown as the many aspiring young film actors currently toting their iPods to screen tests. Young people would get arthritis, fevers, and a lack of energy but the cause was a mystery. It was finally shown to be due a bacteria living in deer ticks. People become infected when a tick (as small as the head of a pin) bites the skin, especially after exposure in the woods or high grass. In some patients, a circular rash spreads much scandalous celeb videos spread online. If treated early, with a course of antibiotics, the infection clears.
Runner up, Infection of the Year: Swine fluSwine flu traveled the globe on an unscheduled press junket. It even gave Rupert Grint’s Ron Weasley a fever for a few days. Since it causes no rash, however, this is the last you’ll hear of H1N1 at skinema.com. Th-th-th-That’s all folks!