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Orange is the New Black fans have been shocked at ‘Skinhead Helen’s’ real life appearance. Francesca Curran who plays the neo-Nazi prisoner in the award winning comedy-drama series has shared comparison images of her real self and character’s self on her Instagram page, surprising devout fans. In an interview with the Insider, Curran revealed that her ‘make-under’ is exceptionally detailed when filming, from having her head shaved daily, to makeup artists applying undereye circles, eyebrow whitening and carefully drawing on each tattoo individually. Curran’s character was only introduced in season four of Orange is the New Black, and makes more of an appearance in the latest season which premiered last month.

Rebel Wilson and other celebrities and entertainers have spoken out about the ‘cheap’ journalism circulating in Australian tabloids. Last month, Karl Stefanovic spoke out about the ‘cheap’ and ‘degrading’ story published by the Daily Mail which falsely alleged he was having an affair with a female co-worker, while Wilson addressed media after winning her defamation case against Bauer Media, labelling them ‘disgusting’. In an array of articles which ultimately cost her cancelled acting contracts, Bauer Media alleged Wilson lied about her name, age and her childhood in their Woman’s Day publication. Wilson won the three-week trial against the media organisation and told media outside the court: “I had to stand up to a bully, a huge media organisation.” She has had the public support of Delta Goodrem, who has also been victim of several false allegations in Woman’s Day, most recently stating she was ‘spoon fed’ on set of The Voice. Other Australian celebrities who vocalised their support included Hugh Sheridan, Dave Hughes, Lleyton Hewitt and Russell Crowe, who tweeted: “Hey @RebelWilson, so brave, so much integrity … now “f*** o**” back to Hollywood and be your brillaint self. Proud of you.”

Fans of Katy Perry have become increasingly worried over the pop singer’s mental health and general wellbeing. After live-streaming her ‘life’ for an entire weekend where viewers could watch the Teenage Dream singer sleep, dine with friends and exercise with other celebrities like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, fans are growing worried that this is more than a publicity stunt. The singer emotionally revealed in a streamed therapy session that her recent pixie cut was due to the fact she no longer wants to “look like” Katy Perry, and also revealed her past mental health history, including struggling with suicidal thoughts. Fans have taken to Twitter and Instagram, even starting a hashtag #freekaty. We sincerely hope this is a momentary struggle with the pressures of fame whilst remaining true to oneself.

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