Then the site Popdust released this posting:
“Sources close to the singer tell Popdust that Selena was diagnosed with lupus a couple of years ago and that she has suffered multiple “flares” recently, causing facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain.”
If true, this would explain a lot. Okay, not the Justin Bieber thing, but the swelling, rashes and tour cancellation.
Runner up: Pop Star Revelation: Toni Braxton is a Lupus Survivor.If Gomez is truly prone to lupus, she can look to singer Toni Braxton as a role model. While shooting her show “Braxton Family Values,” Toni revealed to her family and the world that she had lupus. Here she receives an award for her work with a Lupus LA. No rash is seen. The course of lupus is more roller coaster than straight line, and it was reported that Braxton was hospitalized in late 2012 during a flare. She has asked that you “Un-break” her heart. We hope that researchers Un-cover the causes of lupus in the near future.
Runner up: Trending in Celebrity Skin Cancer: Singer Steve Perry Treated for Facial MelanomaFormer Journey lead singer Steve Perry has been blessed with an amazing musical career, belting songs like the Glee-rific “Don’t Stop Believing” that celebrate optimism. In 2013, via a fan site, Perry disclosed a health scare: A lesion on his right cheek was biopsied and found to be melanoma skin cancer. This dark and irregularly shaped lesion is likely the cancer, pre-treatment.
Runners up: In Need of Red-Faced Rehab: The Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians mascotsAlmost as controversial as Rob Ford’s shenanigans in 2013 is the persistent use of red-faced racially stereotypical football mascots. Chief Wahoo requires a societal shift, not just a topical gel.
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Runner up: Cosmetic Controversy of the Year: No one complains about lip fillers?While Kidman and Paltrow dissed Botox, puffy lips can look just as unnatural on-screen. We applaud Jennifer Garner’s supporting role in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” We just wish her lip filler wasn’t so distracting!
Runner up: Skin Lesions That Induce Empathy: Daniel Brühl's scars in “Rush”In Ron Howard’s flick about actual 1970’s Formula One drivers, Daniel Brühl plays Niki Lauda, dramatically burned during a racing accident. Though Lauda's social skills do not match his ability on the track, he is not portrayed as wicked or immoral.
Runner up: Most Scandal-lous Birthmark: Rebel Wilson’s extra nipple?The “nip-slip” remains the not-so-holy grail for many paparazzi. Their childrens' college funds depend on capturing a titillating view (pun intended) of a starlet’s nipple. Imagine their surprise when Aussie comedienne Wilson revealed not just one nip, but two on the same breast. Yet another accessory nipple to add to the skinematic collection. In this case, both were phony. Controversy cleared, in the nip of time!
One doesn’t need perfect skin to be in the movies. There are countless SAG members with acne scars, sun spots, injury scars and wrinkles. They are consistently cast in minor roles, comedic parts and as villains or thugs. Known as character actors, they lend some visual reality to screen stories.
Though partially hidden by a 1970’s-style ‘stache, Phoenix has a prominent scar on his upper lip. This has been present since birth, presumably a cleft lip defect that repaired itself in utero. Much like Phoenix has salvaged his movie career in “Her.”