2012年9月21日

Mommy bears go hunting: Greedy grizzly won't share a fish with its cubs, but polar parent lets youngsters tuck into a seal

Most mothers would do anything for their youngsters, but when it comes to bears it appears that polar parents are a lot more generous than their brown counterparts.
These stunning photos illustrate stark differences in maternal behaviour between the two subspecies.
Renowned for their imaginative styles of hunting, one set of images captures the moment a polar bear mother in Norway's Hinlopen and Olga Straits dives into the freezing waters to grab a seal pup.
At the peak of spawning, when there is usually a glut of fish to feed on, bears may eat only the most nutrious parts of the salmon such as the eggs and head
Photographer Sergey Krasnoshchokov spotted this hungry brown bear mother and her two cubs looking for food at the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia
Mature bears tend to eat only the calorie-rich skin and blubber of the seal, whereas younger bears consume the protein-rich red meat
In contrast to the brown bear this generous polar bear allows her cubs to enjoy the seal she has just caught
On returning to the ice she allows her hungry cubs to join her and they all tuck into the young animal.
The images dramatically contrast with those taken by photographer Sergey Krasnoshchokov at the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in the Kamchatka Peninsula, in far east Russia.
In this set of pictures a brown bear mother is seen diving into shallows waters to scoop out a salmon which she then refuses to share with her two hungry cubs.
The 46-year-old father-of-two, who has been taking wildlife pictures since he was just ten, said he was thrilled to stumble upon the extraordinary brown bears.
 

He said: 'It was obvious the cubs were desperate to eat but the mother bear wasn't having any of it, she wanted to eat first.
'It seems strange to us and is probably very difficult for us humans to understand because we always put our children before ourselves.
'But as the mother bear is the only source of food for her cubs she can't afford to be hungry or weak. If she is hungry then the cubs will suffer too.
'At first sight this sort of sight might seem unusual but I've been watching bears for a long time so I already knew the reason for her bizarre behaviour.'
This polar bear mother was wandering on the ice in the Hinlopen and Olga Straits in Norway with her two young cubs when suddenly she stopped and stood completely still for 15 minutes
This polar bear mother was wandering on the ice in the Hinlopen and Olga Straits in Norway with her two young cubs when suddenly she stopped and stood completely still for 15 minutes

The mother polar bear has smelt a seal den under the ice and she explodes into action rising up and pounding down on the ice with incredible force
The mother polar bear has smelt a seal den under the ice and she explodes into action rising up and pounding down on the ice with incredible force


The mother polar bear emerges from the murky waters holding a baby seal in its mouth and her cubs who have been waiting quietly come bounding over
The mother polar bear emerges from the murky waters holding a baby seal in its mouth and her cubs who have been waiting quietly come bounding over

The polar bear is the most carnivorous member of the bear family, and most of its diet consists of ringed and bearded seals
The polar bear is the most carnivorous member of the bear family, and most of its diet consists of ringed and bearded seals

Polar bears hunt primarily at the interface between ice, water, and air; they only rarely catch seals on land or in open water
Polar bears hunt primarily at the interface between ice, water, and air; they only rarely catch seals on land or in open water
Adult polar bears kill seals by biting their heads and crushing their skulls. Young cubs are totally dependent on their mother for food
Adult polar bears kill seals by biting their heads and crushing their skulls. Young cubs are totally dependent on their mother for food

The images of the polar bear were taken by wildlife photographer Sue Forbes.
She said: 'We had been crunching through the pack ice in the Hinlopen and Olga Straits east of Spitsbergen when we came upon a mother and her two young cubs.
'The cubs are frolicking around when suddenly the mum stopped and stood completely stationary.'

The cubs appear to understand that their mother has gone into hunting mode and stay still, nestled against each other waiting expectantly.

Ms Forbes added: 'They seem to know they have to be really quiet for any hope of food that day.
Suddenly the bear leaps into the water and makes a dart for a fish. In the summer, brown bears gains up to 180 400lbs of fat, on which they relies on through the winter
Suddenly the bear leaps into the water and makes a dart for a fish. In the summer, brown bears gains up to 180 400lbs of fat, on which they rely through the winter






The powerful animal ducks its head into the water in a desperate bid to catch a fish
The powerful animal ducks its head into the water in a desperate bid to catch a fish

The brown bear surfaces with a fish - bears feed mostly on spawning salmon in the Kamchatka region. Such fish are abundant in the area which explains the bear's enormous size
The brown bear surfaces with a fish - bears feed mostly on spawning salmon in the Kamchatka region. Such fish are abundant in the area which explains the bear's enormous size

One of the hungry cubs begs her mother for a bite of the fish, but rather than share her dinner the mother decides to devour the fish by herself
One of the hungry cubs begs her mother for a bite of the fish, but rather than share her dinner the mother decides to devour the fish by herself


Throughout their life, brown bears are regularly curious about the potential of eating virtually any organism or object they encounter
Throughout their life, brown bears are regularly curious about the potential of eating virtually any organism or object they encounter

Having devoured the fish by herself the mother bear returns to dry land to shake the excess water from her furry coat
Having devoured the fish by herself the mother bear returns to dry land to shake the excess water from her furry coat
'The mum has smelt a seal den under the ice and just stands there not moving for probably about 15 minutes.
'Then suddenly she explodes into action rising up and pounding down on the ice with incredible force.
'The first couple of times she doesn't break through but she gets closer to the edge of the ice and breaks through.'
The mother's whole body disappeared into the den below, before she emerges moments later with the baby seal and the polar cubs dash over to share the feast.
Pleeeease can we have something to eat now? Hopefully the cubs were luckier the next time their parent spotted some fish
Pleeeease can we have something to eat now? Hopefully the cubs were luckier the next time their parent spotted some fish

Paws for thought: The cubs have a lie down while their parent surveys the water for fish
Paws for thought: The cubs have a lie down while their parent surveys the water for fish

At least someone got fed: The polar cubs have got nothing to worry about thanks to their seal cub feast
At least someone got fed: The polar cubs have got nothing to worry about thanks to their seal cub feast

2012年9月20日

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu joins U.S. election as he appears in $1million anti-Obama ad targeted at Jewish voters

A new anti-Obama ad features Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking about the grave threats of a nuclear-armed Iran.
The commercial is airing in the key swing state of Florida, targeted at Jewish voters.
Secure America Now is behind the $400,000 media buy. The group is lead by John McLaughlin, a former adviser for Netanyahu's Likud Party and former California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Benjamin NetanyahuUrgent: The ad uses Benjamin Netanyahu words to stress the importance of tougher action against Iran
The video uses footage from a speech Netanyahu gave on September 11 about the urgency of dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
'The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to to nuclear bombs...The world tells Israel wait, there's still time. And I say, "Wait for what? Wait until when?"' he says.

 

The video cuts in with a news clipping that says 'Current US policy rejects "setting deadlines" on Iran.'
It is the only reference to Obama in the piece.
'The world needs American strength. Not apologies,' the ominous TV spot says.
 
Pals: Mitt Romney and Netanyahu have been friends since they met in Boston in the 1970sPals: Mitt Romney and Netanyahu have been friends since they met in Boston in the 1970s
Because Secure America Now is a 501(c)4 'social welfare organization' it is not required to disclose its financial backers.
However, Politico reports that the group plans to spend $1million running the ad in Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers -- the areas with the highest percentage of Jewish voters in Florida.
Netanyahu and Romney have been friends since they met in Boston in the late 1970s and kept in touch ever since. 
However, the Israeli leader has not publicly endorsed Romney.

2012年9月11日

The rough with the smooth: Anne Hathaway softens pixie crop in feminine floaty dress

With her pixie haircut and penchant for pants, Anne Hathaway often cuts a tomboyish if stylish figure of late.
But today, the Batman actress opted for feminine frills, taking to the sweltering streets of Los Angeles in a flowing white cotton dress.
The 29-year-old strolled along Melrose Avenue to meet friends for coffee, wearing dark shades to protect her eyes from the brilliant sunshine.
Feminine frills: Anne Hathaway stepped out all in white in Los Angeles today
Feminine frills: Anne Hathaway stepped out all in white in Los Angeles today
She wore brown leather Roman-style sandals on her feet, and a delicate necklace with red tassels.
The Les Miserables actress jetted into LA last night with her fiancé Adam Shulman, having just returned from the Toronto Film Festival.
Anne has a lot to smile about these days.
As well as starring in box office smash The Dark Knight Rises and the upcoming musical adaptation of Les Miserables, the Hollywood beauty is set to wed Shulman after he proposed last November.
Dainty accessories: The Batman star wore two delicate necklaces
Dainty accessories: The Batman star wore two delicate necklaces

But despite the pair having dated for three years, Anne recently admitted they aren't rushing when it comes to planning their impending nuptials.
Speaking about her engagement, Anne told Hello magazine that the couple are taking things slowly ahead of tying the knot.
She said: 'I haven’t started planning yet. I was filming Les Mis when we decided to do it, and there was no way I could think about anything wedding-related with my head in the space it was in then.
'I’ve been so busy since then, I’ve not even decided what sort of ceremony I want.'
Back in black: Anne arrives at LAX last night with her fiance Adam Shulman
Back in black: Anne arrives at LAX last night with her fiance Adam Shulman


Girl power! Team GB channel their inner Spice Girl as Dani King, Laura Trott, Beth Tweddle, Gemma Gibbons and Nicola Adams ditch their tracksuits and pose as the glamorous group

With over a third of Team GB's medals brought home by women, this summer really was the season of girl power.
And although the Olympics are over, the great girls of the games are still enjoying every second.
Some of the nation's favourite female medalists have joined forces to celebrate in style by dressing up as the original girl-power icons and stars of the Olympics Closing Ceremony: the Spice Girls.
Spice up your life! The Team GB athletes showed off some real girl power as they posed as the iconic 90s band, Laura Trott as Baby, Dani King as Posh, Beth Twedde as Sporty, Gemma Gibson as Ginger and Nicola Adams as Scary
Spice up your life! The Team GB athletes showed off some real girl power as they posed as the iconic 90s band, Laura Trott as Baby, Dani King as Posh, Beth Twedde as Sporty, Gemma Gibson as Ginger and Nicola Adams as Scary
Cycling gold champions Dani King and Laura Trott; bronze gymnastic legend Beth Tweddle; Gemma Gibbons, who won silver in judo; and the first-ever women’s boxing gold medallist, Nicola Adams channeled their inner girl pop stars for the shoot for this week's heat magazine.
Laura Trott, 20, who shot to fame with her double gold cycling victory and friendship with Prince Harry as well as that famous kiss in the stands with boyfriend Kenny posed in a pink dress as Baby Spice.
 

She said: 'I was a crazy Spice Girls fan! I saw them when I was eight or nine, and I watched their reunion at the O2.
'Baby Spice was my favourite! I used to be jealous of my sister, because her name’s Emma.  I was like, “Why did Mum and Dad give you the cool name?"'
Asked about the craziest thing that happened at the Olympics, Laura replied: 'Watching volleyball with Prince Harry – not many people can say they’ve done that. I met David Beckham the same night. That whole day was nuts.'
Laura Trott
Gymnast Beth Tweddle
Judo medalist Gemma Gibbons

Laura Trott (left) loves dressing up; Gymnast Beth Tweddle (centre); Judo medalist Gemma Gibbon (right)

Nicola Adams and Dani King are representing girl power
Nicola Adams and Dani King are representing girl power
Nicola Adams and Dani King are representing girl power
Gymnast Beth Tweddle, 27, pulled off her best Sporty Spice jump, and looked every inch the glamorous athlete.
Speaking about her highlights of the Games she said: 'I got to meet Kate Middleton and Prince William. I was sitting next to her throughout the gymnastics final and she was asking questions. She’s so down to earth. I felt like I was chatting to a friend!'
Judo superstar Gemma Gibbons put on an orange wig and chanelled her inner Ginger Spice.
The humble 25-year-old said: 'On the morning of the day I fought, I had 600 Twitter followers; after my fight, I had 12,500! Olly Murs tweeted me and then I met him at the V Festival, which was really cool.
'I watched the Spice Girls at the Closing Ceremony. Everyone was looking forward to seeing them, and it was great to be there when they got back together.'
Nicola Adams, 29, the first ever girl to win a medal in boxing donned her best leopard print as Scary Spice.
The original iconic girl band in all their 90s girl power glory
The original iconic girl band in all their 90s girl power glory
The full interview with the girls is in this week's heat magazine
The full interview with the girls is in this week's heat magazine
'I wouldn’t need a head guard in the ring with this much hair! And I’m not sure about the shoes, but I like the make-up. I wasn’t massively into the Spice Girls when they were big – I’m more of an R&B fan – but I saw them at the Closing Ceremony and I thought they were great,' she said.
'I’ve had loads of girls come up to me in the street and send me messages on Twitter, telling me they’re getting into boxing after seeing me fight, which is amazing.
'But it’s not just sports, it’s about fighting for equality in everything. It’s so important and I’m really proud of the part I’ve played in that.'
21-year-old and cycling champion Dani King pulled off her best Victoria Beckham look in a fitted leopard print dress and trademark point.
She told the magazine: 'Kids knock on my door asking for autographs now and I’ve been to a party with Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
'I miss everything about the Olympics and I can’t wait until the next one!'

Who says Alec gets all the women! William Baldwin locks lips with Kaylee DeFer on Gossip Girl - who happens to be half his age


He has always been overshadowed by his brother Alec both on and off screen.
But perhaps William Baldwin finally has some bragging rights after locking lips with saucy Kaylee DeFer on the set of Gossip Girl in New York today.
The 49-year-old looked like he quite enjoyed getting to grips with the actress, who is half his age.
Sealed with a kiss: Kaylee DeFer and William Baldwin locked lips on the set of Gossip Girl in New York today
Sealed with a kiss: Kaylee DeFer and William Baldwin locked lips on the set of Gossip Girl in New York today
And no doubt the experienced actor was able to give her a few tips, given he starred alongside screen sexpot Sharon Stone in 1993 erotic thriller Sliver.
The pair seemed to be having a great time together as they recorded the intimate scenes in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
And fans will no doubt be eager to find out just what is going one between the pair.
Getting ready to show his experience: Billy picked up screen kissing tips from Sharon Stone in 1993's Sliver
Getting ready to show his experience: Billy picked up screen kissing tips from Sharon Stone in 1993's Sliver

First look: Adele’s favourite design duo Clements Ribeiro unveil their latest collection for plus size chain Evans

They put their name firmly on the fashion map after they broke all the rules and proved that curvy women can look good in print and stripey designs that are usually touted as a no-go.
And voluptuous singer Adele certainly took note, quickly becoming their biggest fan.
And now after a groundbreaking SS12 season launch, design duo Clements Ribeiro in collaboration with Evans are back for AW12, with an eclectic collection that is sure to get every shapenista rushing to get her hands on it.
 
Guess who's back? The designer duo are launching a new collection with high street giant EvansGuess who's back? The designer duo are launching a new collection with high street giant Evans

 
Famous fan: Adele loves the designs and as a curvy woman, stocks up on the black staples
Famous fan: Adele loves the designs and as a curvy woman, stocks up on the black staples
 
Famous fan: Adele loves the designs and as a curvy woman, stocks up on the black staples
Husband and wife, Inacio Ribiero and Suzanna Clements, were eager to give curvy women, often neglected by the petite sized high street clothes, some fashion ammunition.
 

After joining forces with Evans to create a print-heavy range titled Swan, the pair are back for round two.
 
Print perfect: The duo proved that curvy women can wear prints and bold coloursPrint perfect: The duo proved that curvy women can wear prints and bold colours

 
Cool colours: The collection features a lot of bold staple colours in tan and beige
Cool colours: The collection features a lot of bold staple colours in tan and beige
 
Cool colours: The collection features a lot of bold staple colours in tan and beige
The latest range takes the Swan collection to another level and ups the fashion ante with a wardrobe of fabulous designs.
Dresses remain at the core of the collection which are complemented by sophisticated separates, with an emphasis on autumnal colours such as burgundy, tan, cobalt blue, dark violet and black.
Commenting on the collaboration, Inacio Ribeiro said: 'It has been a pleasure to work on this pioneering project. With this second collection we gained a lot more confidence and brought the range closer to our current fashion interests.
 
Gap in the market: The married fashion couple saw nothing on the high street for plus size women
Gap in the market: The married fashion couple saw nothing on the high street for plus size women
 
Gap in the market: The married fashion couple saw nothing on the high street for plus size women
 
'Fabrics were upgraded and designs are more sophisticated in order to give the curvy girl beautiful clothes which are relevant to the season’s trends.'
Original prints include watercolour pansies, constructivist tulips and the designers favourite ‘Salome’ print, influenced by Aubrey Beardsley’s darkly sensuous artwork.
In addition Clements Ribeiro have created timeless investment pieces, such as the toggle cape coat, corsage cardi and the black peplum dress – a wicked take on the LBD- and something that Adele is sure to be donning on the red carpet in no time.
 
Printed dress £60Printed dress £60
Black lace dress, £95Black lace dress, £95

 

 
 


You can't have it all': Jillian Michaels reveals how motherhood has changed her as she plays with Lukensia and Phoenix

Rolling around on a sofa with her two beautiful children, Jillian Michaels couldn't look happier.
The 38-year-old saw her family swell from two to four last May with the birth of Phoenix and adoption of Lukensia.
Now, as she prepares to return to The Biggest Loser this autumn, Jillian has revealed how much motherhood has changed her.
Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels

Jillian told Redbook she now understood that being a mother meant had to make sacrifices.

'You can’t have it all, and you have to make some tough decisions,' she said.
'I used to think you could, but you can’t.  I didn’t understand that something has to give.
'Now friends will go to Vegas for the weekend and we’re like, “Take pictures.”  When Lu looks at me and goes, “Mama, I love you!” I go, “Fft.  Who needs Vegas?”'
Jillian's fiancé Heidi Rhoades gave birth to Phoneix last May, the same month they welcomed three-year-old Lukensia to the family.
The timing was a coincidence, following a lengthy adoption process.
Proud parents: Jillian and partner Heidi Rhoades take Lukensia and Phoenix on a walk in Los Angeles
Proud parents: Jillian and partner Heidi Rhoades take Lukensia and Phoenix on a walk in Los Angeles
Despite being fully committed to one another Jillian had never publicly revealed her sexuality before last year.
But she explained: 'When we were having kids, I thought, How am I supposed to hide a newborn?
'So we thought, Let's talk about it. It wasn't so much about coming out. It was more about, okay, this is my family.'
Jillian also revealed the couple's thoughts on how they act as parents, saying they try not to be 'helicopter parents'.
'Kids are accident-prone; they're going to tumble,' she told the magazine. 'As long as I know she's not going to die or get badly hurt, it's okay.
'We'd rather her be adventurous, and fall and get back up, than helicopter around her and make her feel fragile.'
Cover girl: Jillian features in this month's Redbook
Cover girl: Jillian features in this month's Redbook
And looking to the future she and Heidi are trying to find suitable role models for their daughter.
'We talk about role models for her, like Beyoncé, who has a more curvaceous figure,' she said.
'My taste has changed. I prefer that look. For now, I want to look a little softer.'
Surprisingly, considering her career as a personal trainer, Jillian revealed that she had gained weight since expanding her family.
'I definitely did,' she laughed. 'I went to interview Suze Orman for The Insider, and her wife said, “You’re chubby!.” And Suze said, "You look like a mommy now.”
'I look at my body and I go: “five pounds heavier.” But part of me really likes it.'
But she has been keeping in shape, working out at home with the help of her own DVDs. One thing puts her off, however, the sound of her own voice.
'I haaate it.  It’s relentless! I never shut up!  And it never stops!
'I’m working you till you’re out of breath, I give you no break, and I’m screaming at you!  I found myself screaming back at the TV, “Shut up!” I had to mute it.'
Jillian will rejoin The Biggest Loser this year after leaving in May 2011 in order to bond with her children.

You can't have it all': Jillian Michaels reveals how motherhood has changed her as she plays with Lukensia and Phoenix

Rolling around on a sofa with her two beautiful children, Jillian Michaels couldn't look happier.
The 38-year-old saw her family swell from two to four last May with the birth of Phoenix and adoption of Lukensia.
Now, as she prepares to return to The Biggest Loser this autumn, Jillian has revealed how much motherhood has changed her.
Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels

Jillian told Redbook she now understood that being a mother meant had to make sacrifices.

'You can’t have it all, and you have to make some tough decisions,' she said.
'I used to think you could, but you can’t.  I didn’t understand that something has to give.
'Now friends will go to Vegas for the weekend and we’re like, “Take pictures.”  When Lu looks at me and goes, “Mama, I love you!” I go, “Fft.  Who needs Vegas?”'
Jillian's fiancé Heidi Rhoades gave birth to Phoneix last May, the same month they welcomed three-year-old Lukensia to the family.
The timing was a coincidence, following a lengthy adoption process.
Proud parents: Jillian and partner Heidi Rhoades take Lukensia and Phoenix on a walk in Los Angeles
Proud parents: Jillian and partner Heidi Rhoades take Lukensia and Phoenix on a walk in Los Angeles
Despite being fully committed to one another Jillian had never publicly revealed her sexuality before last year.
But she explained: 'When we were having kids, I thought, How am I supposed to hide a newborn?
'So we thought, Let's talk about it. It wasn't so much about coming out. It was more about, okay, this is my family.'
Jillian also revealed the couple's thoughts on how they act as parents, saying they try not to be 'helicopter parents'.
'Kids are accident-prone; they're going to tumble,' she told the magazine. 'As long as I know she's not going to die or get badly hurt, it's okay.
'We'd rather her be adventurous, and fall and get back up, than helicopter around her and make her feel fragile.'
Cover girl: Jillian features in this month's Redbook
Cover girl: Jillian features in this month's Redbook
And looking to the future she and Heidi are trying to find suitable role models for their daughter.
'We talk about role models for her, like Beyoncé, who has a more curvaceous figure,' she said.
'My taste has changed. I prefer that look. For now, I want to look a little softer.'
Surprisingly, considering her career as a personal trainer, Jillian revealed that she had gained weight since expanding her family.
'I definitely did,' she laughed. 'I went to interview Suze Orman for The Insider, and her wife said, “You’re chubby!.” And Suze said, "You look like a mommy now.”
'I look at my body and I go: “five pounds heavier.” But part of me really likes it.'
But she has been keeping in shape, working out at home with the help of her own DVDs. One thing puts her off, however, the sound of her own voice.
'I haaate it.  It’s relentless! I never shut up!  And it never stops!
'I’m working you till you’re out of breath, I give you no break, and I’m screaming at you!  I found myself screaming back at the TV, “Shut up!” I had to mute it.'
Jillian will rejoin The Biggest Loser this year after leaving in May 2011 in order to bond with her children.

Barefaced cheek! Entire cast and audience of The Talk go make-up free on live TV

Have you ever wondered what daytime TV talk hosts look like before they go into hair and make-up?
Today, to celebrate the third season premiere of The Talk, co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen gave viewers an eyeful as they went au natural.
Wearing robes and towels, the ladies covered their faces as they first walked out on stage, eventually revealing their make-up free selves to the equally be-robed and fresh-faced audience.
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The real deal: The hosts of The Talk looked they has rolled out of bed and straight onto the set today The real deal: The hosts of The Talk looked they has rolled out of bed and straight onto the set today
The idea for the show belonged to former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert who explained: 'There's not many people that would go on TV in front of millions with no make-up, so to be in a group that are willing to do that together is really cool.'
'It shows that we're willing to show parts of our lives that not everybody is willing to show.
'We really are girlfriends and because we feel safe with each other, we're willing to show more of ourselves to the public,' she said
'But tomorrow we'll be right back [wearing make-up],' co-host and comedienne Sheryl Underwood quipped.
 
Barefaced cheek: The entire cast, crew, audience and guests took off their makeup before going on airBarefaced cheek: The entire cast, crew, audience and guests took off their makeup before going on air

 
Truth in advertising: Jamie Lee Curtis was really excited about showing the real women behind the make upTruth in advertising: Jamie Lee Curtis was really excited about showing the real women behind the make up
And the hosts and audience weren't the only women to appear on camera without beauty products, guests Jamie Lee Curtis also joined in the the theme of the show.
Bearing a pack of make-up removing wipes, the Halloween actress dubbed herself the authenticity police and went on to talk about the need for truth in advertising.
'Women of The Talk r so brave to bare their natural faces w/o makeup on today & tomorrows show. Proud to b with them & honor truth & beauty,' she tweeted after her appearance.
The Young and the Restless stars Melody Scott Thomas and Michelle Stafford and Katherine Kelly Lang from The Bold and the Beautiful also went make-up free on the chat show.
 
Coming clean: The soap opera actresses are more used to subtle lighting and soft focus lensesComing clean: The soap opera actresses are more used to subtle lighting and soft focus lenses
For fun the producers also flashed up before-and-after images of the hosts on the big screen.
'Gorgeous,' the ladies gushed when a shot of Sharon Osbourne looking equally radiant barefaced was revealed alongside one fully made up.
'She has the best skin, like on the planet, I think,' Gilbert said.
But the British reality TV star, who has been open about undergoing plastic surgery in the past, shot back: 'No, no, it's all bought and paid for.'
The America's Got Talent judge also admitted: 'I dyed my eyebrows and I dyed my eyelashes [before the show].'
 
Award show faces: The ladies decided to pull out all the stops at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills in June Award show faces: The ladies decided to pull out all the stops at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills in June