Fug or Fab: Rose McGowan


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Rose McGowan is blonde now. I’m glad I read that in Us Weekly the other day, or I would not have even been able to recognize her here. That being said, I don’t hate it. Let’s discuss.

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  1. kSto
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    HATE! I have griped about beautiful brunettes who go blond before. Why, why why? I can’t think of an instance where it didn’t make the woman look washed out and older. STOP the madness.

    • Jules
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      I agree that she looks better as a brunette. And so do I, but I’m about to take the blond plunge myself because my hair is so aggressively gray that keeping it dark is a task of Sisyphean proportions. Who knows, maybe she’s fighting the same losing battle.

      • Aj
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        Better to fight the good fight than admit defeat. The hair is really bad.

    • steen
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      I hate her blonde look with the fire of a thousand suns. It makes her look about 50. Why would anyone talk her into this?

      • Shelby
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        I agree. Don’t like the blond look, it just makes her face look fat. Of course maybe it’s not blond per say but the shade of blond that is washing her skin out and making her face particularly fleshy looking.
        She looks fantastically pretty as a brunette.

      • Jules
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        I’m a natural blonde and I dye it brown. Light hair can be very, very aging – she put on about 10 years with this bleach job.

  2. Helen
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    Well… I like the dress.

    It is under-accessorized.

  3. Tamdog
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    Anna Faris plus Kim Catrall and a dash of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Served COLD.

  4. Jules
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    Any outfit that prevents me from seeing Ms. McGowan’s butt cheeks is a Fab in my book.

  5. Joan
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    She looks like a completely different person than she used to, which is a shame because she was beautiful. I looked at that picture of her at the VMAs and I’m no prude but I still cannot believe someone would leave the house in that unless they were going to the Adult Video Awards for porn stars

    • Helen
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      LOL, that VMAs outfit really was genuinely shocking. But I guess if you’re ever going to wear something like that (which obviously most of us wouldn’t), the time to do it is when you’re young, beautiful, in great shape, and dating Marilyn Manson!

      • Jessica
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        I am really sad GFY didn’t exist then. We would have had collective strokes.

        • betti
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          The slideshow on that link is gold. There are bedazzled boobs lurking in there.

    • Barbara
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      She used to be THE most beautiful girl. Why did she mess with plastic surgery? Does she look in her mirror every morning and ask herself WHY OH WHY did I try to fix something that wasn’t anywhere NEAR broken? I hate hate hate her face now. And I can’t believe that anyone thinks she’s anything but hideous. So sad.

      • Leeza
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        She was in a car accident in 2007, which is why she had to have plastic surgery on her face.

  6. Miranda
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    What bothers me more than the blonde hair is all the crap she’s done to her face. I detect fillers and botox at least. She was so pretty before and now she just looks like a Real Housewife of Somewhere or Another. So sad.

    • Jules
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      She was in a car accident that really messed up her face. She’s had to have several surgeries to correct the damage, from what I understand.

      • Mollsworth
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        I believe that her face changed due to the accident and subsequent surgical repair. I don’t believe that it’s current smooth puffy real-housewife appearance is due to that. She is currently sporting a needleface.

    • Helen
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      >>I detect fillers and botox at least.<<

      And a drag-queen-like brow lift. Her mouth looks different too.

      She was SO beautiful… and she would be now if not for having done all this. There's still a little scar under her eye from that car accident, which apparently is what got her started, but it's barely there, easily covered with concealer.

      • Beth C.
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        Like someone said earlier, the work wasn’t by choice, she was in a really bad car accident and had to have facial reconstruction surgery.

        • pantsonfire
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          Actually, I have read that the injury she sustained was a cut under her eye and the work she has had done is unrelated to that (though it is often offered as the justification). I suspect that the cut required the stitching of a plastic surgeon, but she almost certainly did not need major reconstrtive surgery. That’s patently inaccurate, according to everything I’ve heard/read.

        • Kate
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          Yeah, I’ve heard she had to have a little scar work done after an accident, but the mega plastic surgery that has changed her face was 99% her choice… Boo.

    • kSto
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      Yeah, I fixated on the hair and thought that was what was making her look like an alien. How old is she? 35? 40? Next up: the Gossip Girl cast getting “some work” done.

  7. Talley Lach
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    I don’t like the hair! The dress isn’t terrible, tho. Some color somewhere would have been a good idea!

  8. Liz
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    I’m getting young Angela Lansbury from the lookalike pic.

  9. Mia
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    I hate the hair with such a burning passion. The dress is pretty but underaccessorized. But the hair! Ugh! Also, I think she’s had work, and it’s not good.

  10. Erin
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    Honestly, I don’t hate the blonde hair, I just wish it was a warmer, more golden blonde. The white blonde is what kills is for me because it blends so well with her fair skin.

    • Val
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      A ha! I couldn’t put my finger on it but that’s what bothers me too.

  11. dawn
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    frozen face!

  12. Eliza Bennett
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    It’s not a warm enough blonde, but I don’t hate it. She loks better with brighter lippy–that afterparty outfit is …not good, but her face looks better with more color. I wish we could see her shoes in the dress! It’s got a 1930s vibe I like. If she had a chanel shooting star necklace with it and a snazzy clutch, I would be in love.

  13. H.C.
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    I missed how she looked in her “Charmed” era… nowadays her lips keep reminding me of The Joker.

  14. kindakute
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    Great dress. The hair doesn’t work but it’s ok. OMG, enough with the filler already! The second outfit is dreadful. Honey, those days are OVER.

  15. AM
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    “She was in a car accident that really messed up her face. She’s had to have several surgeries to correct the damage, from what I understand”
    Can we put this rumor to bed once and for all? Yes, she was in a car accident and did have some plastic surgery. No, this is not the result of said accident. Her face (and now hair) are things she has done voluntarily. Car accidents from a few years ago don’t cause your lips to swell like that. I say this with sadness because I always thought she was so pretty and striking even in her sort of naked days.

    • Helen
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      It was just one cut, under one eye. Some scar revision was done to minimize it (unlike on Nip/Tuck, it’s generally impossible to remove scars completely).

      That’s all.

      The rest has all been pure choice, and it makes me so sad.

  16. Margot
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    She’s so washed out with that hair – it’s the same color as her skin and dress! Yeesh. She is so much more gorgeous as a brunette. That second outfit definitely screams “reality housewife/mutton dressed as lamb” even though she’s not even that old! She needs to dial up Cher and turn back time to when she was a gorgeous, unique-looking brunette.

  17. hjg
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    She doesn’t even look like the same person. I understand plastic surgery for scars relating to her car accident, but there’s a lot more going on here. The plastic surgery and fillers actually make her look older and bloated.

  18. Carol
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    Based on AM’s clarification, i think we can all agree that her face needs to move naturally and her body needs to be accessorized … the first dress is acceptable, but the whole look is screaming for at least a token bauble.

  19. Ruth
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    I think she looks like Lindsay Lohan’s older sister, actually. Put them together and they look more alike than Dina and Lindsay do. I really wish women in Hollywood would let themselves age somewhat gracefully. All this aggressive stuff looks ridiculous, says a 41 year old with some newly discovered wrinkles that I am owning. (Of course, I do’t make my money based on my face, so I suppose I kind of get it.)

    • Candy
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      YES! I’ve been saying this for a while! Linsday & Rose are progressively moving towards looking like the same person (which doesn’t look like either of them used to).

  20. Stefanie
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    Jawbreaker is still one of my absolute favorite movies. It bums me out Rose has..changed…her face so much. I can handle the blonde but the face really disappoints me.

  21. The Reset
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    JEAN SMART. Or she at least looks like a Jean Smart relative. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1829017600/nm0005443

  22. Michael
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    ANN JILLIAN. That is who she looks like, and I mean present day Ann Jillian, not 1980 Ann Jillian. Not that Ann looks bad, but she’s a 62 year old woman and Rose is not.

    • PJ
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      Ding! Ding! Ding!

      Nailed it.

      • pidget
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        Wow – YES! I think she may have been aiming for Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, and achieved Ann Jillian/ Joan VanArk. Disappointing, indeed.

        Why do beautiful and unique redheads (bottle or no) screw with everything? Fingers crossed that Hendricks never blanches into extinction like this.

    • Edith
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      I was just coming to say that. Ann Jillian, dead on.

  23. Amy
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    Goodness gracious, what has she done to her face?! It’s not a good sign when someone sees you and only knows it’s you because the Fug Girls told you who it was.

  24. Candy
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    Dress: gorgeous. Other outfit: horrible (except I’m a sucker for black boots). Hair: would look okay if it was a blond found in nature.

  25. Elizabeth
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    I miss the string dress. She looks like a blonde Lady Heather.

    • LibraryChick
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      I feel that is unfair to Lady Heather, who I have always considered an intriguing side character on CSI.

  26. pantsonfire
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    I think I might like the idea of the dress, but it’s execution and deployment on her are lackluster. I’m just not loving what’s going on with her proportions. At first I thought, go up a size. But then I thought, no it’s not really too small…it’s just not sitting well on her frame.

    • pantsonfire
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      Its, not it’s. I’m screwing up my homophones a bunch lately. Anyway, I forgot to mention that even though she has done some wonky stuff to her face and I don’t love her dress, I think I do like Rose McGowan, especially because she is at a Humane Society event.

  27. notyourmama
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    She looks like a life’s-been-a-little-rough version of Gail O’Grady. Just sayin’

    • LibraryChick
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      The NYPD Blue Gail O’Grady? Yes, I could see that. Not sure what Ms. O’Grady looks like these days, though. On an old episode of 2 1/2 Men she was sporting red hair and a tan for a totally different (but still pretty) look.

  28. Sara
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    Cuthbert.

  29. Dana
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    She looks like Michael Jackson, the later years.

  30. surprised
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    My first thought was, “Wow, Debbie Harry looks pretty good there!” Debbie Harry is 67 and awesome. Rose McGowan is 39 and this platinum washes her out and ages her so much, I sincerely hope it’s for a role and not by choice.

  31. Rayna
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    Dress is pretty, but not working for her.

    2nd outfit is bleah, but at least she’s not naked adjacent………..mostly.

  32. Alicia
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    The dress is pretty but totally washes her out with the blond hair. Would have been much better with red hair or brown hair. Up close she looks good but from far away, she looks really old, like 60 at least. Not sure why, maybe because the dress/hair are washing her out?

  33. Elizabeth
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    She looks like Kim Cattrall.

  34. Vi
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    When beautiful women mess around with their inherent beauty, it makes me sad. Even when she was ‘butt’ cheek naked in the MM days, she was stunning. She is still stunning, IF she was 15 years older than she actually is. A Rose is a rose is a rose, except when it has been poked, filled and altered to these proportions. Oh, and the blond doesn’t work on her, either.

  35. Laura
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    She looks vaguely like my friend Kellie, who is beautiful, but Rose looks like an older version of Kellie who has had weird face work done. I don’t like.

  36. PJ
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    Is a network planning a remake of Knots Landing? If so, book her!

    • Jeanette
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      that’s it! the actress – Donna Mills from Knots landing (showing her age and now desperately trying to get the wretchedly catchy tune out of her head!!!)
      Bad 80s soaps ruled in the day!

  37. Jen
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    My first thought was Candy Spelling.

  38. Maria
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    Seriously, she couldn’t find a pair of earrings that went? In my house, no earrings is a cardinal sin. My mamma would stop you on your way out the door… Where are your earrings, young lady? Necklace, bracelet, ring: all optional. Earrings required.

  39. Emma
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    She looks a bit like Fearne Cotton, except that Fearne Cotton looks pretty with blonde hair and Rose McGowan looks like death warmed up.

  40. Gorby
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    Wow. She looks like Deborah Harry.

  41. The Fugger
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    I might like this if the body of the dress was a shade other than “tuberculosis.” As it stands, the fact that she looks like the cryptkeeper makes THIS dress on THIS woman with THAT hair unsalvageable.

    I actually don’t hate the afterparty outfit, but that might be because the first one is skewing my perspective.

  42. DD60449
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    I’m getting sort of a Katherine Jenkins vibe from her, if Katherine Jenkins lost the ability to move her face muscles

  43. Joyce
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    Yes Anna Faris this is your future!

  44. Louisa
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    This isn’t good. The dress is the worst of it though. The strapless shows way too much skin and makes her look a little lumbering across the shoulders, plus the dress looks like a washed out shade of her skin tone, which in turn looks washed out compared to the overly pink face. The pale hair might be a lot better in other clothes, but this look does it no favors. I think this ages her too. She’s hardly recognizable.

  45. Meghan
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    She’s Ann Jillian meets Loni Anderson. The blonde (and the surgery) puff her up and age her 20 years!

  46. kmdchi
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    Candy Spelling….

  47. horsefeathery
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    for the first time looking at her, with the fakey blond hair, I’m thinking she’s had some really bad plastic surgery done. Bad bad bad bad to infinity.

  48. Ladyblahblah
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    For anyone who’s wondered what Emma Stone would look like in 10 years if she aggressively went the Lohan route…

  49. San
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    I’d say she looks like Catherine Deneuve, or rather a mix between Deneuve now and Deneuve from Les Parapluies de Cherbourg.

  50. Esme
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    Horrifying, all around. She looks BLOWZY. The blonde hair ages her, like 10 years. Hate the garb as well. Make-up awful.

  51. Tuxedo Cat
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    I thought this was a photo of Kim Cattrall.

  52. Aria
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    I’m okay with both outfits, don’t love but don’t hate. I DO hate the blonde hair. Actually, she was blonde in the original Scream movie (but not this blonde) and it wasn’t terrible, but I think she looks better with either the dark brown or red hair colors.

  53. Christa
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    She looks like Jean Smart.

    • Lisa
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      and I’m sure Jean Smart was not what she was going for! (No disrespect to Jean Smart, I love Jean Smart)

  54. Clara
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    She reminds me of Natalie Maines. Her make up is beautiful!

  55. klp
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    Beverly D’Angelo…the later years.

  56. Chantry
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    I’m thinking a youngish Ann Jillian.

  57. Lisa
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    Rose McGowan used to be so beautiful and sexy, and then for some bizarre reason she thought she needed plastic surgery on her face while still very young (I want to say early thirties, I’m not sure on the number, but definitely before anyone should be thinking of plastic surgery. And she immediately aged herself by about ten years.
    I will never understand why she did that, but apparently Kim Kardashian didn’t learn from her mistake and went out and did the same thing!

  58. Christy
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    I think she looks like Charlotte Ross aka “Eve” on DAYS OF OUR LIVES with this face and hair color. I wish they were just borrowed and she could give them back.

  59. Teresa
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    She is reminiscent of Kim Cattrall, in my humble opinion. That is who I thought it was, actually!

  60. Donna
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    The dress is okay, though it’s pretty close to washing her out. Not everyone can wear beige, and people with very fair skin are least likely to be able to, no matter what their hair color.

    With the blonde hair, she looks like she’s in the middle of an experiment to see what she’ll look like at 60 when her hair is grey and she colors it blonde. She’s a beautiful woman, and I think dark hair suits her more.

  61. Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baumer
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    im just sad at whatever she did to her face (fillers?)

  62. Sandra
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    Nobody needs a pelvic Rorschach blot. And though this is entirely my own opinion and others may well differ, leather jammies on a woman nearly 40 years old reeks of desperation.

  63. Ashley
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    I still hate all the plastic surgery she’s had, but I think this is the best she’s looked facewise in a while. Still not as pretty as before, but there’s no going back at this point.

    I don’t mind the blond hair either even though it washes her out a little because she’s pale and wearing an equally pale dress.

  64. patricia
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    In Picture Number 2, she looks like Morning Randolph’s bad cheek implant debacle of ‘Episodes’…..am I right, or am I right?

  65. Sweeney
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    Natalie from the Dixie Chicks?

  66. alva
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    sadly I see Lilo—duckbill pout, over-processed hair and tired eyes…

  67. Monica
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    I’m seeing Bridget Marquardt from The Girls Next Door.

  68. Celeste
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    I don’t think strapless is her friend–she looks like a line backer. I had no idea who this was when I first looked at it and assumed she was 50-something.

  69. MikeB
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    VERY Kim Catrell!

  70. sarah
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    I’m seeing a dash of Mena Suvari

  71. squeakywheel
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    You don’t hate this?! The blond is awful – she looks cold and pasty. But the DRESS. It looks like poorly applied electrical tape over nude-ness. That’s gonna hurt when it’s pulled off of those ladybits.

  72. blah
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    hate the blond, and stop going under the knife

  73. nabpaw
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    Elke Sommer!

  74. Chrissy
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    I like the blond but I think it does make her look quite a bit older and most people would not want to look older than they are.

  75. Mags
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    Debbie Harry. That’s who she looks like. That isn’t a bad thing, but she doesn’t look like Rose McGowan.

  76. VanDee
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    She looks tired and a bit haggard, which I’m guessing isn’t what you’d be wanting after cosmetic surgery.

  77. Jules
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    Actually, I don’t know about her hair or face, (I hardly know who she is) but that dress looks like Everything I’d NEVER buy at forev’ 21.

  78. The Bad Seed
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    She looks like Elisha Cuthbert, if she was 60 years old. It does seem like the awful plastic surgery has either been fixed or gotten better on its own with time, but this hair color ages her incredibly.

  79. gryt
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    She’s 39. I wonder what she looked like before (perfectly fine, I’m sure) she started messing with that. Because she now looks like a 55-year-old who went under the knife to LOOK 39… Probably not what she intended. Oy vey. Who are these plastic surgeons who are doing this ridiculous work?

  80. ccm800
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    All of this is not the result of a dink of an accident. This one is in full Joan Rivers panic. Good lord. The ruination of a gorgeous face. getting worse all the time.

  81. Lily1214
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    She’s wearing one of those unflattering Helmut Lang diagonal designs.

  82. Clara Belle
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    EGADS! That is an abstract houndstooth on her gown. No one made mention of the houndstooth at the Humane Society event? Seriously?

  83. Ruby
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    Congratulations Rose, you just added 20 years to your face.

  84. CB
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    It washes her out horribly, maybe a warmer blonde next time? I keep thinking of older actresses.

  85. laurap
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    Did Rose McGowan age 25 years recently? She looks about 50 years old. I thought she was still relatively young. If she still is relatively young, the hair, makeup and outfit are sucking the youth out of her.