October 7, 2012 |
Sarah, once my daughter, is now Finn, a member of the transgender community. Those are hard words to write. I want to love the man my daughter has become, but floundering in the torrent of her change and my resistance to it, I fear I'll never make it across my river of anger and sorrow. I think about Sarah growing up, how she always acted with courage and fortitude. In junior high she studied Russian because it was "a challenge. " In high school she proved she wasn't too small to play water polo goalie.
August 13, 2012 |
As the presidential campaign moves into high gear, politics is front and center these days in Hollywood. Warner Bros.chief Barry Meyer held a $2,500-a-head fundraiser on Sunday with Michelle Obama as its headliner. Harvey Weinstein just had a $35,800-a-head dinner that raised $2.4 million for President Obama, whom Weinstein dubbed the Paul Newman of American presidents. George Clooney hosted a fundraising dinner here in May that raised $15 million. Spike Lee, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and others have been rounding up the dollars at similar events.
June 13, 2012 |
Dustin Penner is a brave man. Now that the Kings' postseason run has ended with a Stanley Cup championship, it's time for those scruffy playoff beards to come off. But instead of grabbing the nearest pair of hedge-clippers he can find to do away with the itchy, nasty thing himself, Penner is having his beard shaved in public -- and is letting fans choose what style facial hair, if any, he should sport during Thursday's championship parade....
June 8, 2012 |
EL PASO - A military hearing leading up to the murder trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage , was delayed Friday after Hasan showed up in court with a beard. Col. Gregory Gross, the trial judge, said Hasan's facial hair - captured by a sketch artist during his appearance Friday at the Texas base's Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center - violated Army regulations and “was a disruption to the court proceedings,” according to a statement released Friday by Fort Hood public affairs.
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 ?