May 2, 2012 |
Heading into the playoffs, Blake Griffinand DeAndre Jordandecided that the Clippers should grow beards in an act of solidarity. The rule is that the players aren't allowed to trim their facial hair for as long as they remain in postseason play. "Hopefully mine will get like Reggie's," Chris Paul said of Reggie Evan's beard, which extends a few inches beyond his chin. "If mine can get like Reggie's, that means we done won a few games. " So far the bonding act appears to be working.
April 17, 2012 |
Those looking for behind-the-scenes drama on how Pau Gasol handled ongoing trade speculation won't find it on HBO's "Real Sports. " Those hoping for more explanations on his unraveling in the 2011 NBA playoffs won't find answers on the critically acclaimed series, either. Instead, Gasol's segment featured Tuesday night focuses on his multifaceted interests. It mentions how Magic Johnson's announcement in 1991 that he had HIV inspired Gasol to go to medical school: "I wish I could do something in the future to cure this disease.
March 28, 2012 |
There are many reasons to watch NBC's marvelously funny "Parks and Recreation," but at this point I only need one: Ron Swanson. Swanson is played by Nick Offerman, an actor blessed with a deeply melodious voice and wickedly expressive eyebrows who has mastered, if not invented, the art of over-the-top understatement. But Swanson is a sum of several parts - an exquisite creation of Offerman's talent, but also of writing and directing, of hair, makeup and wardrobe. And I love him with all my heart.
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January 24, 2012 |
First, they could grow a mustache, just like Walt Disney. Now, they can grow a little more facial hair but not quite enough to be like most of the Seven Dwarfs. Disneyland announced that it's loosened up its legendary dress code — known as the Disney Look — to allow employees to grow more facial hair. But the rules still forbid visible tattoos, body piercings (other than the ears for women), "extreme" hairstyles or colors. (Shaved heads are OK for men, but a no-go for women.)
December 18, 2011 |
Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season. Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens of 1931 Paris in "Hugo"; the suit-clad spies of 1974 London in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; and the wide-ranging wardrobe of "J. Edgar's" G-men, whose shirt collars and facial hair shape-shift across half...
February 4, 2011 |
The debate over which Super Bowl XLV team has the edge can be argued convincingly from either side. On this, however, there's no splitting hairs: Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel has the best, most-prodigious, most-talked-about beard of the week. And not just by a whisker. "There's no other beard that matches it," Keisel conceded, trying to maintain some modesty, "so it's just 'The Beard.'" Just about every other Steeler has some sort of facial hair ? including their bearded coach and quarterback ?
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November 9, 2010 |
Ryan Bonaminio walked into Ramona High School as a shy, greenhorn freshman and left as a Marine Corps ROTC platoon leader, charging head-on into the U.S. Army and two tours in Iraq before returning to his hometown and his dream job. But his career as a Riverside police officer was cut short. Bonaminio, who would have celebrated his 28th birthday Thanksgiving Day, was shot and killed Sunday night next to a dark roadside by an unidentified suspect who remains at large. "He was a good kid. It's a big loss to this community, especially when you're talking about someone who went into harm's way in a combat zone, then came home to protect your city and gets killed in his own backyard," said Sgt. Maj. Henry David Jr., his ROTC instructor.
November 7, 2010 |
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an ass, confides to Delilah that losing his hair means losing his strength, making this perhaps the earliest recorded lament about premature baldness. 1700s: Elaborate powdered wigs ? for men, not women ? become an 18th century status symbol in Europe.
February 28, 2010 |
Time was when Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant were abiding icons of Hollywood glamour and timeless, masculine style. But in the lead-up to the Academy Awards on March 7, a new style muse for the entertainment industry's alpha males has emerged: Grizzly Adams. In recent weeks, several Oscar front-runners have sported all manner of weird beards: from balbos to goatees, Vandykes to Fu Manchus, soul patches to full-on Gandalfs. Blame it on looser grooming standards ushered in by the down economy or on an impulse to physically distance themselves from the characters they portray on-screen -- or simply the zeitgeisty embrace of the hipster beard as a handy signifier of nonconformity-conformity.
November 5, 2009 |
You'd be forgiven for not recognizing Mariah Carey in her role as a dowdy welfare caseworker in the urban drama "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." The legendarily high-maintenance pop diva underwent a soup-to-nuts physical transformation, checking her glossy celebrity patina at the door in order to convincingly portray the film's Ms. Weiss: a drab but deeply empathetic soul helping a troubled teenager in '80s Harlem. Far from the image Carey has cultivated for years, the character is no oil painting of music-video pulchritude, with her lank hair, a wardrobe of rayon sweater-coats and, yes, even a sparse mustache creeping across her upper lip. "I had to lose all vanity," Carey said.