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November 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Claire Danes has gone red! The "Homeland" star publicized her latest hair hue during an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday. The Emmy-winning actress, who recently finished filming the third season of her Showtime spy thriller in Morocco, accentuated her new strawberry blond 'do with a red dress from Giambattista Valli, red coat and red Christian Louboutin pumps. Emphasis on, well, red. The formerly blond star also attended a private reception and screening of "Homeland" in New York City.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Claire Danes has gone red! The "Homeland" star publicized her latest hair hue during an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday. The Emmy-winning actress, who recently finished filming the third season of her Showtime spy thriller in Morocco, accentuated her new strawberry blond 'do with a red dress from Giambattista Valli, red coat and red Christian Louboutin pumps. Emphasis on, well, red. The formerly blond star also attended a private reception and screening of "Homeland" in New York City.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2003 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
She mugs. She laughs. She suffers. She fails. She suffers. She dyes her hair red. She charms Desi. She succeeds. She has babies. She laughs. She suffers. She charms America and fills a Philco as a prat-falling, nose-twitching, eye-crossing, cream-pie-in-the-face waiting to happen. But Sunday's "Lucy" -- straddling three hours on CBS -- is not worthy of much love as one more bonbon on a speeding conveyor belt of routine TV biographies.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
At 14, Elle Fanning is already a seasoned actor. In "Ginger & Rosa," her 17th feature film, she plays Ginger, a young girl trying to cope with the turmoil of relationships and geopolitics in early 1960s London. She spoke by phone from Cape Town, South Africa. You told director Sally Potter that you felt like you grew up during "Ginger & Rosa. " What did you mean by that? I first read the script when I was 12, and I auditioned when I was 12, which was much younger than the age Sally had initially written in the script.
NEWS
November 19, 1995 | Associated Press
Scientists have identified a gene that gives people red hair plus fair skin that sunburns easily, the first finding of a gene for any hair color. The gene plays a key role in the body's production of pigment called melanin in their hair and skin. Melanin comes in a brown-black form that protects against sunburn by allowing suntanning, and a yellow-red form that may contribute to sunburn and skin cancer risk.
MAGAZINE
August 2, 1987 | PADDY CALISTRO
Color, stylists predict, will be the new direction in hair fashion. The cut was crucial in the '70s; waves, curls and volume have been the basis of trends in the '80s. But the '90s will be a decade dominated by innovative color, stylists say. They foresee women using color to brighten and enhance, rather than to simply hide dull or gray hair. The trend was presaged in the mid-'80s when Cyndi Lauper and other flamboyant types experimented with punky pinks, oranges, blues and greens.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1994 | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's said that behind every joke and funny story there's a ring of truth. And so it is with Bill Geist. * Geist is known to viewers of the CBS programs "Sunday Morning" and "Eye to Eye" for his red hair, wry humor and knack for finding the oddball and outrageous things that people do, like pose for romance novel covers or go to the U.S. Tennis Open and drop $500 on food, clothes and souvenirs. He's also, perhaps unconsciously, an astute observer of business trends.
IMAGE
March 21, 2010 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-door sweetness of '80s film princess Molly Ringwald. There's even a template for the icy redhead a la Marcia Cross and Julianne Moore. For all of these famous folks, it could be said that red hair is part of their brand. Naturally red hair is a rare commodity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1989
"Lucille Ball was a gifted comedienne who brought laughter to millions the world over. Her red hair, her antics on the screen, her timing and her zest for life made her an American institution." --Former President Ronald Reagan on the death of Lucille Ball.
MAGAZINE
February 17, 1991
I'm disappointed. Of the red-haired actresses you mentioned, you left out one of the most beautiful--with the most gorgeous shade of red hair--Deborah Kerr. Having naturally medium-brown hair, I've been trying to match her shade of red for years, with no success. PATRICIA POSITO Chatsworth
SPORTS
November 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Horse racing is in need of a new star, and she emerged Saturday, wearing a bright yellow one on the front of her silks. Rosie Napravnik, a red-haired 24-year-old from New Jersey, is poised to make a strong challenge as the Kentucky Derby's first winning female jockey after directing Shanghai Bobby to a stirring Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory at Santa Anita. She is the second winning female jockey in Breeders' Cup history. Julie Krone rode Halfbridled to a 2003 Juvenile Fillies victory.
SCIENCE
October 31, 2012 | By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times
Doctors have long urged people with red hair, fair skin and freckles to avoid the sun and its damaging ultraviolet rays. To venture outdoors without a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen was simply courting skin cancer, they cautioned. Now, however, a study in mice suggests that those among us with ginger hair and fair complexions face an elevated risk of the disease even when covered up. The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, suggests that the same reddish-yellow pigment that gives rise to rusty locks and an inability to tan is itself a potential trigger in the development of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
NATIONAL
July 27, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Investigators have been following the trail of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes, 24, into the mountains north of Denver this week, searching for witnesses who might have seen Holmes in the weeks before last week's massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. The shooting killed 12 people and wounded 58; investigators are particularly interested in those who may have seen the suspect with some of the firearms used in the attack. In Hot Sulphur Springs, a town of 500 about 95 miles northwest of Denver,  investigators stopped by a local gun shop and hotel.
IMAGE
May 29, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Red is the blazing hot trend in hair color this season. Longtime redheads Christina Hendricks, Florence Welch and Karen Elson stand out with an almost angelic glow of gorgeous color framing their faces. And hardly a day goes by that we don't hear of some celebrity — such as blonds Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively or brunet Rihanna — switching to a ginger tinge. The color makes a bold statement, and whether someone spent a few hours in a colorist's chair or was naturally blessed with red tresses, the punchy hue is as much an attention grabber as any bold accessory.
NEWS
December 10, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Redheads account for about 1% to 2% of people on the planet, so what's with all the crazy myths about redheads? British researchers set out to examine whether healthcare professionals really need to be more careful with red-haired people during surgery. Here's what Julie Deardorff says about the study in the Chicago Tribune blog Julie's Health Club: "Though redheads have a bizarre medical reputation for excessive bleeding and greater pain sensitivity, they pose no greater risk during surgery than those sporting blond, brown or black tresses, according to research published Thursday on Bmj.com.
IMAGE
March 21, 2010 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-door sweetness of '80s film princess Molly Ringwald. There's even a template for the icy redhead a la Marcia Cross and Julianne Moore. For all of these famous folks, it could be said that red hair is part of their brand. Naturally red hair is a rare commodity.
IMAGE
May 29, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Red is the blazing hot trend in hair color this season. Longtime redheads Christina Hendricks, Florence Welch and Karen Elson stand out with an almost angelic glow of gorgeous color framing their faces. And hardly a day goes by that we don't hear of some celebrity — such as blonds Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively or brunet Rihanna — switching to a ginger tinge. The color makes a bold statement, and whether someone spent a few hours in a colorist's chair or was naturally blessed with red tresses, the punchy hue is as much an attention grabber as any bold accessory.
NEWS
September 3, 2000 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many Los Angeles streets possess a character all their own. Mulholland Drive is known for its views of the city, Sunset Boulevard for its colossal billboards. Brentwood's Barrington Avenue is defined by its gnarled ficus trees. Then there is the lesser-known South Sierra Bonita, graced by lacy jacarandas and well-cared-for lawns and tidy Spanish and Tudor-style houses. But the Wilshire District street has distinction beyond that of its lavender-flowered trees and architecture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2009 | By Victoria Kim and Richard Winton
The Calabasas middle school that was shaken this month by attacks on redheads was jolted again Monday when news spread that two 12-year-olds and a 13-year-old had been arrested in the bizarre incident. Apparently spurred by a Facebook site and inspired by the animated "South Park" television show, "Kick a Ginger Day" brought notoriety to A.E. Wright Middle School, an ordinarily peaceful campus that sponsored a tolerance assembly for students Monday in the wake of the attacks. The "South Park" episode, first shown in 2005, was itself supposed to be a lesson in tolerance but misfired, with harassment of red-haired students taking place at schools across the U.S. and Canada over the last few years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2009 | By Richard Winton
At least four red-haired girls and three boys are now believed to have been victims of the so-called ginger attacks at a Calabasas middle school that were inspired by a Facebook message, a Los Angeles County sheriff's investigation has revealed. The seven victims were targeted in a series of assaults at or near A.E. Wright Middle School that began early Friday after the perpetrators acted on a Facebook message stating that it was "Kick a Ginger Day," authorities said. Ginger is a label given to people with red hair, freckles and fair skin.
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