September 6, 2012 |
Kellie Pickler shaved her head this week in a sign of solidarity with a close childhood friend facing cancer, and to raise awareness about early prevention of the disease. But the country singer might not know how many other cancer patients were moved by her gesture. Cancer patients endure a particular kind of hell when they lose their hair, said Nancy Lumb of Chevy Chase, Md. For many -- especially women -- it's the single hardest part of their battle. Lumb should know. She never cried when she was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. She stayed strong when she had to tell her husband, her friends and her family about the diagnosis.
September 6, 2012 |
In what's becoming known as one of the sweetest acts of friendship to set the blogosphere abuzz, "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler shaved her head in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. On Wednesday the women cut off their locks for the world to see on "Good Morning America," and since then Twitter has been filled with support for Miller. The same day, a touched Pickler tweeted, "I cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support you've given Summer.
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September 5, 2012 |
San Bernardino city officials Tuesday night were weighing a dramatic austerity plan for the insolvent city that would close libraries, slash jobs and contract out some services to the private sector. The plan would shave $22.4 million off the city's $45.8-million general fund budget deficit - equal to about 30% of the general fund budget. The city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last month, making it the third California city to do so this summer. Interim City Manager Andrea Travis-Miller told the council the city had no choice but to make deep cuts.
August 22, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- Ft. Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan should be forcibly shaved of his beard before his trial begins to avoid a “distracting and disruptive sideshow” that is “flagrantly disrespecting the Army, ” military prosecutors said Wednesday. Military prosecutors, in a response to a court of appeals ruling staying Hasan's court martial, argue that Hasan's refusal to follow orders to shave is not a question of religious freedom, but of decorum and authority.
July 5, 2012 |
A day after Dan Snarr, 62, mayor of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, Utah, put his handlebar mustache up for a vote during the annual Independence Day parade, the Los Angeles Times caught up with him to discuss the results. First of all, with which party are you affiliated? I represent the DWR party. I founded it several years ago because I'm disgusted with partisan politics in this country. It's the "Do What's Right" party. I've served since 1997, in a community of about 46,700.
June 5, 2012 |
Who's Stanley and what's with this Cup? The Stanley Cup, named for a long-ago governor general of Canada, was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. You know, just in case it's needed Wednesday. In that event, La Coupe Stanley will be presented on the ice, right after the Conn Smythe Trophy to the Stanley Cup MVP. And if tradition holds, Kings captain Dustin Brown will skate the 35-pound, 36-inch-high sterling silver and nickel trophy around Staples, before passing it along to teammates to do the same.
May 20, 2012 |
Since Morgan Spurlock is known for fully immersing himself in his movies - famously subsisting onMcDonald's menu items for "Super Size Me" and pounding the pavement for every last product placement dollar in "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" - it seemed only appropriate to ask the man behind"Mansome" about his go-to grooming products and tools, most of which happen to come from boutique shaving brand the Art of Shaving, which signed on to sponsor the...
May 20, 2012 |
Morgan Spurlock, the clown prince of documentary filmmaking, has examined fast food ("Super Size Me") and product placement ("The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"). Now, in the just-released"Mansome," he turns his attention to the somewhat surprising topic of men's grooming, enlisting champion beard growers, hirsute celebrities and a grab bag of barbers, anthropologists and magazine editors to bring the discussion of men's looks and masculinity out of the closet and into the bright light of day. "My 'aha' moment was the realization that men are dealing with the insecurities women have literally been dealing with for decades," Spurlock says.
May 17, 2012 |
A middle school student is faced with an in-school suspension for having an image of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner shaved into the back of his head. Patrick Gonzalez of Woodlake Hills Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, said he's always been a huge fan of Bonner. "Ever since I can remember," he told FOX station KABB. With the Spurs playing against the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals, he decided to display his admiration for his favorite player on his head.
May 11, 2012 |
At a new, clean, classically styled barbershop in Culver City, the three young owners sit in the sun coming through their open storefront window talking women, restaurants and booze. Casual and welcoming, the attitude is akin to that of a clubhouse - a community hangout as in times past. It helps that their shop, the Blind Barber, is also a bar. "My grandfather was a very well-dressed and put-together man," said Jeff Laub, 28, one of the partners. "He hung at his barbershop. That's where they talked about women, that's where they played cards, that's where they made deals, that's where it all went down.