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Say Goodbye to the Hospital Butt-Hang

New hospital gown promises easy access for medical staff but coverage for patients

(Newser) - "Embarrassing backside exposure" may soon be a thing of the past—at least when it comes to hospital gowns. "The current patient gown, with the ties in the back, reinforces a power imbalance between patients and caregivers," Dr. Mark Smith, head of the MedStar Institute for Innovation,... More »

Queen Pushing Royal Makeover for Kate

Expect lower hemlines, more tiaras

(Newser) - When you see Kate Middleton on an Australian tour in April, don't be surprised if she looks a little different. According to the Daily Mail , Queen Elizabeth has been urging a makeover for the duchess for the trip, involving more tiaras, more jewels, ... and longer skirts. Designers are working... More »

Kate's New 'Do in Full View

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin, whose so-called reverse-mullet hairdo has been among her claims to fame, showed off a new cut today on ABC’s The View, where she’s been filling in as a guest co-host, E! reports. “Isn’t it cute?” she gushed as her colleagues fawned over the look.... More »

Semenya's Makeover Downright Cynical

Too bad South African athlete can't just 'wear pants if she feels like it'

(Newser) - The appearance of Caster Semenya, the runner who was the subject of gender controversy at last month’s world championships, all made over on the cover of a South African magazine has blogger Anna N., on Jezebel, smelling a rat. “It’s hard not to see the shoot as... More »

Susan Boyle Dyes Hair, Dons Make-Up

New look also includes new wardrobe

(Newser) - Britain’s Got Talent judges can talk all they want about keeping their frumpy-chic new star just the way she is for the finals. Susan Boyle isn't having any of it: The YouTube sensation got a $50 dye job, haircut and straightening yesterday, turning her frowsy gray locks brown and... More »

Susan Boyle Makeover Begins

(Newser) - Susan Boyle, Britain’s Got Talent contestant and Internet sensation, has been the subject of one hot debate: Makeover or no makeover? The makeover process has already begun, Deadline reports—Boyle appeared recently in a trendy dress and leather jacket. “It wasn’t until I saw myself on TV... More »

To Complete Fairy Tale, Boyle Needs a Makeover

Ugly duckling has to become a swan, fashion writer argues

(Newser) - It’s politically correct to say frumpy singing sensation Susan Boyle doesn’t need a makeover. But honestly? Of course she does, writes Washington Post fashion guru Robin Givhan. If Boyle stays the same, it’ll “unravel the centuries-long tradition of fairy tales.” Sure, Boyle won us over... More »

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