Well b-gger me with a sharp stick sideways if Catherine Zeta-Jones hasn’t gone overboard on plastic surgery as she promotes her new movie Broken City in New York.
And, it wasn’t just a one-off bad angle.
This is a full-blown case of having her face pulled so tight that she has an orgasm every time she swallows. Her husband Michael Douglas (whom I saw having lunch in the same restaurant as me in Rome when CZJ was there filming Oceans 12 and he was impressively polite to staff) had a facelift in 2005, so it’s not like he’s going to tell her not to do it.
Catherine is officially 43, but she’s long been rumoured to be telling porkie pies about that and wicked types speculate she’s at least five years older than she says.
So if she’s nudging 50 then maybe she decided that she’s ripe for a facelift in time for promotion of this latest flick, which she’s hoping will give her career a shot-in-the-arm after a harrowing few years as she watched Michael battling cancer?
Perhaps. It could just be an overload of fresh botox which photographs very badly. If I had been the one in the interviewing seat when she rocked up at David Letterman’s Late Show last night I’d have given her an extra long hug to give me time to examine the back of her ears for fresh scars.
Anyway, old Cath has a bit of a foot fetish.
When she was staying at the Hotel de Russie filming her part in the Oceans trilogy, every evening after shooting she used to request that a massage therapist come to her suite.
She’d be freshly bathed and in a fluffy robe and would sit on the end of the bed making and, I quote: ‘loud sex noises’ as she got an hour-long foot rub.
At the end she’d announce: ‘Now I’m ready for bed’.
And, unlike her frightfully polite husband, she never once tipped.