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SIMON COWELL IS TALLER AND THINNER THAN EVER

Simon Cowell gave paparazzi a thumbs-up as he headed into America’s Got Talent, preparing for their 18th season today. He’s happy about the fact that he’s been able to maintain that 60 pound weight loss that he claims is due to food control. (Isn’t that what they all say?) Whatever – he IS successful, but we cannot help fixating on his foot wear, as usual. His custom made boots with lifts inside seem particularly evident today – maybe because of his long jeans. It looks like they give him AT LEAST four inches of added height…

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SELLING SUNSET STAR JASON OPPENHEIM ADDED SOME INCHES

Selling Sunset star, Jason Oppenheim is reaching new heights, thanks to the lifts in his shoes! The petite reality star is beyond smitten with his model girlfriend, German model Marie-Lou Nurk, but he is very self-conscious of the fact that she towers over him. It pains him to see photos like this of them running together. Whether he’s working out at Equinox on Sunset in sneakers, or working his next big real estate deal in lace ups, Jason’s now a few inches taller thanks to the lifts that are custom made for all of his shoes. Did you know he has Sylvester Stallone to thank for the idea of sneakers with lifts?

 

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JANET JACKSON IS ENJOYING HER NEWFOUND HEIGHT

Designer Thom Browne (who happens to be one of our unaffordable favorites) is famous for putting men in skirts and women in preppie neckties and he’s attracted all kinds of celebrities – including Janet Jackson. She wore Thom Browne to the Billboard awards and decorated the front row at his Paris show in an immaculately tailored layered outfit with one short sleeve and one long. Note the outrageously high platform heels – 7 or 8 inches- and the oversize “handbag” as big as a suitcase. The only drawback to Janet’s look is the piled high hair- makes her look like a stern matron in a 1960’s orphanage…

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JENNIFER LOPEZ: ISN’T DRIVING IN LA RISKY ENOUGH?

Nice to see that busy Jennifer Lopez finds time to shop with her daughter Emme- the pair hit the funky end of Melrose Avenue to look for vintage clothing at Jet Rag. Emme has eclectic taste and she’s not all about designer fashion like her mother. However, as Jennifer was getting into her car we were struck by the sight of her 8 inch platform summer shoes. Are they REALLY safe for driving? We can imagine all sorts of bad things happening…any opinions out there?

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WHAT ROLE DOES PUTIN’S HEIGHT PLAY IN THIS WAR?

We’re not sure if Vladimir Putin is taller or shorter than Tom Cruise, but he is equally self-conscious about his height. There’s considerable online discussion about the carefully guarded secret of his actual height but the general opinion is from 5’3 to 5’6.” He’s been wearing hidden lifts in his shoes for YEARS – especially in situations where he has to stand next to taller heads of state for photographs. Smaller men have to be more assertive. His ego, which prompts him to wear lifts, is also fueling this aggressive war in Ukraine which has made him the most important man in the world right now.

Photo: Russian newspaper -probably no longer in existence

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PINK HAS AN EXCEPTIONAL SENSE OF BALANCE

Height-challenged Lady Gaga is only around 5 feet tall, so we can understand why she suffers in high platform shoes to look taller and more imposing. But Pink? Pink took her kids and some friends to dinner at Soho Malibu and everyone wore sneakers EXCEPT Pink. The 5’4” singer navigated the rather treacherous brick outside area in these Gaga-style gold platform shoes…

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TOM CRUISE DOES ALL THOSE STUNTS IN ELEVATOR SHOES!

Tom Cruise may be 58, but that doesn’t deter him in ANY way from doing his own perilous stunts, and he loves the fact that it’s become his trademark. It’s all the more amazing that he’s an action star because he does all that running and jumping in elevator shoes! The 5’7” actor noticed early on that he was shorter than most of his costars and leading ladies, and he sought out the finest height enhancing shoes that money can buy. Now even his sneakers make him taller. (Keep in mind, all his pants have to be the perfect length to disguise the shoes.) Tom had a custom shoemaker in Beverly Hills that could add at least three hidden inches to almost any style shoe, but now that he’s living in the UK, he must have found a special shoemaker there.

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER: TIME MARCHES ON – IN SJP SHOES

How many A-list celebrities do YOU know who would get down on their knees to fit shoes on a customer in a New York shoe store? Sex & the City star Sarah Jessica Parker continues to amaze us as she waits on customers in her SJP shoe store on W 54th Street. Coincidentally (or not) this SJP store is located in the former location of the Manolo Blahnik shoe store that Carrie Bradshaw frequently visited and gushed about on the show. (Sarah fondly remembers filming there – Carrie wore Blahnik shoes to her wedding) Certainly business must have picked up since Sarah started pitching in to work there…

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ALEX RODRIGUEZ ADMIRES THOSE SEXY SHOES

Alex Rodriguez is accustomed to paparazzi following his fiancée Jennifer Lopez and he doesn’t mind because he knows it’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s an opportunity to promote her new shoe collection at DSW. Jennifer seems to wear nothing but sneakers and sexy stilettos – nothing in-between. Today she wore 5 inch heels with clear plastic straps (in the daytime) with her summer dress. Alex made a point of ogling Jennifer’s shoes for the photographer – we bet that shoe will soon be available at DSW… he knows a little publicity is not a bad thing!

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JENNIFER LOPEZ DOESN’T MARRY FOR MONEY

It PAYS to be a workaholic – if you happened to be Jennifer Lopez. Her net worth today is around 400 million dollars- and it’s not all just from music and touring. Remember, she’s also an actress, (over 40 movies) and the film she produced and starred in last year, Hustlers, was a hit. Besides TV, (World of Dance currently) she also has her own fragrance, clothing, and shoe collections. J.Lo posted this photo of herself wearing a pair from her DSW footwear collection because her shoes are now on sale for 50% off. That makes the strappy satin sandals she’s wearing here only $40!

Photo: Jennifer is selling those sandals!

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