Remember the ‘Spice Girls’?

The ‘Spice Girls’ became known as the most succesful girl group of all times. Their hands casts are available at Madame Tussauds in London!

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false] By the way, Madame Tussauds presents various hand casts of famous people – including e.g.: Michael Jackson, Robin Williams and many others!

Below are some hand print impressions from the ‘Spice Girls’: Emma Bunton (‘baby spice”), Mel B. (‘scary spice’), Victoria Beckham (‘posh spice’), and Mel C. (‘sporty spice’). For some reason Geri Halliwell was not included in the ‘Spice Girls’ hand cast project. You can even enjoy some larger versions of the pictures at:  Spice Girls hand casts at Madame Tussauds

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

• Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds! 
• Hand cast of composer Frédéric Chopin! 
• Hand casts of the composers Liszt, Beethoven & Rubinstein
The hands of many other famous musicians & celebrites!
What is wrong with the hands of Madonna?

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For example, you can also take a look at some ‘famous hands’:

• The hands of Dennis Hopper
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Madonna & the art of retouch: why is she wearing hand gloves again?

Madonna has started wearing gloves again, an example of body dysmorphobia or another marketing trick?

Earlier this week the Daily Mirror revealed: Madonna hates the appearance of her hands and says they are too ‘old ladyShe’s managed to work wonders with her face over the past few years thanks to Dr. Frederic Brandt, but hands have always been the big age giveaway,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.
The 51 year-old is reportedly said to be being treated by Dr Fredric Brandt in an effort to give her hands a more youthful appearance.

[tweetmeme source=”handresearch” only_single=false]  The pop star has recently been seen wearing hand gloves on two separate occasions and is said to have kept her hands in her pockets at a charity event. Has she started developing body dysmorphobia?

Hard to say because the aging of her hands has been noticed in the media since 2007. Madonna is known for spending about a half million pounds every year to look younger, and earlier this year a report was published on the ‘retouch’ of her hands. But likewise reports had occured in the media which clearly illustrate that just like Michael Jackson … Madonna is not able to turn back time.

Madonna & the art of retouch: a famous example of how her 'looks' are created!

 Madonna’s looks & hands: the art of ‘retouch’!Madonna & the art of retouch: a hand example!

 

But maybe there is another reason why Madonna has started wearing gloves. For, she’s not the only one: her daughter Lourdes has started wearing ‘gloves without fingers’ as well.

Actually, as a matter of fact, Lourdes has recently made her first steps in becoming a fashion queen! Not only will the singer’s daughter get her own designs out in stores this August with the Material Girl Collection – including a hand glove (!),  but she’s also turning fashion blogger to promote it.

So what do you think? Is Madonna wearing gloves because she simply likes them to wear – possibly because she is suffering on a body dysmorphic disorder? Or … has Madonna started wearing gloves again as a marketing trick – for promoting her daughter’s efforts?

 

TRIBUTE:

“MADONNA – HANDS IN TIME”

2010:

Madonna & her daughter Lourdes - both wearing hand gloves (march 2010)

 

2009:

Madonna saying 'hello' (2009)

 

2008:

Madonna's right hand (2008)

 

2007:

Madonna's hands (2007)

 

1989:

Madonna's hands (1989)

Madonna's hands - album cover: 'Like a Prayer' (1989).

Madonna's hands - like a prayer (1989).

 

1985:

Madonna's hands - album: 'The First Album' (1985)

 

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

Madonna’s hands: the art of retouch!
Michael Jackson’s fingernails: the hand of time!
More stories about the hands of celebrities!
Megan Fox thumbs: life of a celebrity with a hereditary cosmetic defect!

The new 'Palmistry International Community Forums'.

Snapshot of the new 'Palmistry International Community Forums'.

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(A review of this forum is presented at: “LET’S TALK ABOUT … HANDS!”)

This Palmistry forum had a re-start earlier this month, and offers at the new domainname www.piforums.net:

– Free assistance from some very experienced Palmists and Hand Analysts in the world!
– A rich history of discussions and shared palmistry materials!
– Palm reading analyses of the hands of Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Benazir Bhutto, Hillary Clinton, Megan Fox, Nelson Mandela, Jessica Simpson… and many more famous people & celebrities.

For example, you can also take a look at some ‘famous hands’:

* The hands of Michael Jackson!
* The hands of Barack Obama!
* The hands of Albert Einstein!
* The hands of Benazir Bhutto!

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Michael Jackson's white hand glove became one of his trademarks.

Michael Jackson’s famous single white hand glove – ‘click’ for the complete hand glove story!

IN MEMORIAM: A tribute to the hands & hand casts of Michael Jackson!

Auction house Bonhams & Goodmans has announced that it has auctioned the first Michael Jackson item since the superstar’s death on June 25, 2009. The crystal-encrusted white glove which he had worn to the Sydney premiere of his film “Ghosts” on November 15, 1996, has sold for 57,600 dollars (49,000 US) – doubling the auctioneer’s estimate after a frenzied bidding war.

The King of Pop was in Australia for the HIStory World Tour at the time, and earlier that day he had married his second wife Debbie Rowe in Sydney.

Music journalist Peter Holmes and his friend Bill Hibble were apparently among the few audience members who laughed at the jokes in the short horror spoof and Jackson threw the glove to Hibble in thanks. Hibble has since died and his father put the glove up for sale.

The right-hand glove, made of white spandex and covered with hand-sewn clear crystals, was snapped up by the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the United States.

Las Vegas Hard Rock curator Warwick Stone said:

“Michael Jackson gave it to someone in public in Australia and most collectors of Michael Jackson memorabilia knew about this glove. I’ve got the chain that used to hang around Sid Vicious’s neck, I’ve got one of Elvis’s .357 magnums which he used to shoot TVs with”

MORE ABOUT THE HANDS OF MICHAEL JACKSON:

In memoriam: ‘The hands of Michael Jackson’!
Michael Jackson’s hand glove was to cover his vitiligo
More famous hands – a tribute!

Another Michael Jackson hand glove auction is planned at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square New York on Saturday, November 21st, 2009:

Michael Jackson's hand glove.

Michael Jackson's hand cast at Madame Tussauds.Michael Jackson's hand deterioration over the years - especially his fingernails.
Michael Jackson’s hand cast (left) & body changes (right) – ‘click’ for larger versions!

Michael Jackson’s autopsy results relate to his hand deterioration!

On august 25, 2009 court documents revealed that the Los Angeles coroner concluded that Michael Jackson had died of an overdose of propofol – a powerful sedative which Jackson frequently used to help him sleep, the singer called the drug his ‘milk’.

The coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death as a homicide: the designation of homicide means that Jackson died at the hands of another, but does not necessarily mean a crime was committed. For example, the coroner’s document also said:

“… It cannot be determined whether the cause of death is due to the actions of a single night and/or a single doctor, or the grossly negligent treatment of several doctors over an extended period of time.”

Because the court report indicates that Michael Jackson’s death appears not to be result of a single doctor/action, one should not exclude the overall state of his health either!

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:

In memoriam: ‘The hands of Michael Jackson’!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a clue to his sudden death?
Michael Jackson’s hands: a manicurist’s worst nightmare!
How your fingernails relate to your health!

The “King of Pop” in his younger years:
Michael Jackson in his younger years.

Michael Jackson's fingernails at the World Music Awards, november 15, 2006.Michael Jackson's fingernails spotted earlier this year (february, 2009).
Michael Jackson’s fingernails in 2006 (left) & 2009 (right) – ‘click’ for larger versions!

Michael Jackson’s abnormal fingernails, not related to the vitiligo nor the lupus!

While the autopsy results related to Michael Jackson’s death are still unknown (which will likely be presented later this week), there are still many discussions about the state of Michael Jackson’s health – less than 2 weeks before his death his health was described by Dr. Tohme Tohme (a spokesman of Jackson) as: a ‘perfect health‘…?

Michael Jackson was diagnosed in 1986 with vitiligo and lupus. Lupus is known as a potentially lethal disease (heart disease is a major complication in lupus!), but in Michael Jackson it was described to be in remission. Nevertheless, one can wonder: can his fingernail problems be related to the vitiligo and/or the lupus? The answer appears to be a ‘no’:

Vitiligo is related to the following nail disorders:

• Longitudinal striations;
• Trachyonychia (thin & lusterless nails);

Lupus is related to the following nail disorders:

• Nail spooning;
• Irregular, twisted, and dilated vessels at the cutticle.

CONCLUSION:

Out of the 4 described fingernail disorders related to vitiligo and lupus, the 4th can be related to his hand deterioration that was observed in 2009. But none of these fingernail disorders can be related to the typical looks of Michael Jackson’s fingernails during the last 3 years of his life.

But one should not forget that Michael Jackson’s fingernail problems were first recognized by the media in 2006, when members of Michael Jackson’s family were terrified that his escalating dependence on prescription drugs had become a danger to his life.

While Michael Jackson’s lupus was considered to be in remission, one could also speculate that his hand deterioration + his sudden death might have signaled a lupus relapse … due to an excessive use of prescription drugs???

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

In memoriam: ‘The hands of Michael Jackson’!
Michael Jackson’s white hand glove was to cover the skin disease vitiligo’!
Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a clue to his sudden death?
Michael Jackson’s single white hand glove!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a manicurist’s worst nightmare!

Another example which illustrates that the “King of Pop” had severe nail problems:
Michael Jackson's dark fingernails.

Michael Jackson's single white hand glove was to cover his skin disease vitiligo.

Cicely Tyson reveals to CNN: ‘Michael Jackson’s white hand glove was to cover the vitiligo!

Last week Emmy Award winner Cicely Tyson – who has been a friend of Michael since the 80’s – told Larry King (CNN) about how Michael Jackson came to wear the glove and saying that it was due to Jackson having vitiligo. Tyson told Larry King that the two shared a fashion designer and she was there when the glove was being created.

And it all does make sense:

The ‘single white glove’ (later covered in silver sequins) made its television debut on Michael’s left hand during his stunning performance of “Billy Jean” at Motown’s 25th anniversary TV special in 1983 – and it was also featured in the “Billy Jean” videoclip.

And both his ‘white fingertape’ and the ‘white armbrace’ can be related to the same purpose – for, there have several related theories about the true purposes of these wicked attributes!

Vitiligo is known for manifesting first on the hands – see the picture below (Michael Jackson’s hands are not included).

Vitiligo on hands.

Nevertheless, Michael Jackson was able to create some magic around the hand & arm features by telling his audience some ‘Wacko Jacko’ stories. Michael was once asked why he was wearing the piece of stage clothing offstage (actually in a hospital burn unit) and in a most innappropriate circumstance and he replied, “this way I am never offstage.”

Cicely Tyson revealed to CNN that she and Michael Jackson shared a fashion designer in the 1980s:

“All of a sudden, he [the designer] said, ‘I’m doing this glove for Michael’. Michael was beginning to develop the vitiligo and it started on his hand. The glove was to cover the vitiligo; that’s how that glove came into being.” The glove design and reason for it were not just hearsay for Tyson, she said. “I was there when he was creating it.”

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

In memoriam: ‘The hands of Michael Jackson’!

Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a clue to his sudden death?
Michael Jackson’s single white hand glove!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a manicurist’s worst nightmare!

Over the years the “King of Pop” used many hand gloves.

Michael Jackson: 'the hand glove'.

Michael Jackson's wax cast of his right hand is available at Madame Tussauds.

Michael Jackson’s hand cast at Madame Tussauds in London!

Michael Jackson is well-known around the world. And quite a few people are aware that Michael Jackson’s body cast can seen at Madame Tussauds. Nevertheless, it is sort of a ‘public secret’ that “Madame Tussauds” also presents certain body parts of Michael Jackson – in London and Las Vegas you can find wax casts of his hands!

By the way, Michael Jackson belongs to a very small group of celebrities who’s body cast is presented in at least 6 out of the 9 dependances of “Madame Tussauds” in well-know metropolians of the world. The other celebrities who share this honour are: Angelina Jolie (8), Beyonce (6), Brad Pitt (8), Elvis Presley (6), George Clooney (6), George W. Bush (7), Johnny Depp (6), Madonna (7), Marilyn Monroe (6), Princess Diana (6).

It is also interesting to notice that Michael Jackson’s hand cast present much more details about his hands than any public photo available! Hand experts have noticed that Michael Jackson’s hand lines are rather remarkable and present a tell-tale – for example: take a look at his ‘double head line’, which is known in the fields of palmistry as a sign of a ‘double nature’ and an ‘eccentric personality’.

The famous palmist Cheiro wrote about the ‘double line of head’:

“A double line of head is very rarely found, but when found it is a sure sign of brain power and mentality. Such people have a perfectly double nature — one side sensitive and gentle, the other confident, cold, and cruel. They have enormous versatility, great command of language, a peculiar power of playing and toying with human nature, and generally great will and determination.”

Michael Jackson's hand at Madame Tussauds.

EARLIER REPORTS ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON’S HANDS:
Michael Jackson’s hands: a manicurist’s worst nightmare!
Michael Jackson’s hands: a clue to his sudden death?
Michael Jackson’s single white hand glove!

Was Michael Jackson’s hand deterioration a clue to his sudden death?

One month ago we reported that earlier this year ‘horrible’ photos of Michael Jackson’s hands had arrived in the media speculating about his fight with aging. Now we found an earlier photo of his left hand that confirms that the deterioration of his hands had gone very fast!

Let’s take a look at the deterioration of Michael Jackson’s hand between 2006 and 2009!

The left hand of Michael Jackson taken at the Guinness World Records event in 2006!

The left hand of Michael Jackson taken at the Guinness World Records event in 2006!

THE 2006 REPORT:

In 2006 a Dailymail report described Michael Jackson’s left hand (see the photo ABOVE) as:

“… his brown, cracked nails were desperately in need of a little attention.”

THE 2009 REPORT:

In 2009 a Dailymail report described Michael Jackson’s hands (see the photo BELOW) as follows:

“The singer’s fingers and nails appeared to be in a terrible state when he stepped out this week. … His hands looked very discoloured and skin looked like it was dangling from his fingers. His fingernails could only be described as a manicurist’s worst nightmare.”

What are the major changes in Jackson’s nails over the past few years?

One striking aspect appears to be the color at the base of his fingernails (where usually the white lunula or ‘nail moons’ are found): while in 2006 the color of that aspect of his nails appeared to be ‘dark redish’, in 2009 it had definitely become ‘brownish’.

An interesting ‘in memorium’ report about the hands of Michael Jackson describes that brown nail moon – a very unusual nail disorder – are only known to be caused by medical drugs that are being used to treat cancers of HIV (Aids). So, the ‘rare’ state of Michael Jackson’s nails indicates that the recent rumours (may 2009) that he had skin cancer could have been close to the truth. For, obviously his fingernails have indicated that Michael Jackson was not in a ‘perfect health’ at all – as stated by Dr. Tohme Tohme (a spokesman of Jackson) to the New York Daily News!

By the way, Dr. Tohme Tohme denied today in an interview with Vegas Confidential that he was one of Jackson’s doctors:

“I don’t have anything to do with his (Jackson’s) medication or health.”

To be continued?

Recent photos of Michael Jackson’s hands (february 2009).
The right hand of Michael Jackson in 2009!