11:55 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/06/2013 06:30PM
Whitney Houston's music will live on forever – and now, she'll be immortalized in another medium as well.
Madame Tussauds is remembering the legendary singer who died last year with not one, but four separate wax figures.
"We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career," Houston's manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston said in a statement on behalf of the family. "This is something we are excited to do for the fans."
Originally posted 06/05/2012 07:30AM
In front of fans screaming, "You're amazing," former Golden Girl Betty White unveiled her very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Monday.
"The only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90," the TV legend joked as the crowd chuckled. "A few decades ago would have been swell."
Dressed in a bright pink blazer with perfectly coiffed hair, White matched the color of her replica, which was clad in a hot pink tracksuit.
Originally posted 02/10/2012 06:00AM
Justin Bieber bought three tickets to Madame Tussauds Hollywood for himself and two friends, bought some popcorn and soda for the group, then checked out all the celebrity wax figures inside the museum. But he also got the rock star treatment: The teen star and his pals got a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio where the artists sculpt the celebrity wax figures.
Bieber, whose own wax figure is being readied for his 18th birthday, chatted with the studio manager and took an early look at the first photos of the clay head mold for his figure (see photo). A source tells us Bieber was more than happy with the progress. His assessment? "Very cool," he said, according to the source. – Kristin Boehm
Originally posted 10/20/2011 10:30AM
Patrick Swayze's wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, was by his side throughout his battle with cancer. And she was with him again Wednesday, striking a very familiar pose at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood.
Niemi, 55, unveiled a new wax statue of her late husband, and joined him in balancing on a log over an imaginary lake – recreating the famous scene from Dirty Dancing when Swayze teaches Jennifer Grey's character the importance of balance in dance.
Two years after his death, Niemi said she was honored to unveil the statue. "It became clear to me that someone had put a lot of love into this, for a man I loved so very much," she said.
Originally posted 10/07/2011 05:55AM
Newly single Blake Lively is back in the Big Apple – and getting into the Halloween spirit a little early. The actress stopped by the Renaissance Hotel and Madame Tussauds N.Y. "Dare to Check In" hotel suite, which is available to rent out over Halloween weekend for $5,000! During her visit, Lively got her Tarot cards read, drank a martini and relished the fake blood splattered all over the bathroom. "She was the happiest I have seen her," a source tells us, "and you couldn't tell she had just gone through a breakup." – Jennifer Garcia and Carlos Greer
Originally posted 06/09/2010 03:10PM
No need to fight, ladies. There's more than enough Cristiano Ronaldo to go around.
Madame Tussauds unveiled a lifelike, wax replica of Team Portugal's futbol stud Wednesday in London – and, no surprise here, the wax double is just as hunky (and clean-cut) as Ronaldo himself. The 25-year-old soccer star will be competing in this year's World Cup, which starts June 12 in South Africa.
Ronaldo is joining the ranks of other sports stars like David Beckham and Lance Armstrong, who also have wax doubles displayed in the London museum.
Originally posted 04/10/2009 10:45AM
Jade Goody has died but she certainly won't be forgotten. Next up for the late British reality star is a possible place in London's premier wax museum.
"As far as we know the people at Madame Tussauds are thinking about it," Goody's rep, Max Clifford, confirms to PEOPLE. "Although there have been reports that it was Jade's dying wish to be immortalized in wax, that's not true. But Jade would have loved to know she made it into the museum, and her family would be delighted too."
A rep for Madame Tussauds did not return calls.
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