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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/20/2007

Parsing Britney's Meltdown

By Liz Kelly

A bald Britney. (AFP/Getty Images)
Photo Gallery: Britney's Changing Look

Unless you spent the long weekend in a sensory deprivation chamber, you know Britney Spears -- in full view of a horde of photographers -- wandered into a neighborhood hair salon in California on Friday night and proceeded to shave her head. Images of a bald Britney have been burned into our retinas, joining Michael Jackson's balcony baby dangle, Tom Cruise's couch jumping and Mel Gibson's mug shot in the celebrity meltdown hall of fame.

Mothers who once accompanied teenyboppers to Spears's concerts are faced with the daunting task of turning this trainwreck into a life lesson. Grown men who slavered over the post-Disney/pre-preggo Brit just a couple of years ago have now dropped her from their top five. And the AARP crowd -- more accustomed to stars who self-destruct the old-fashioned way -- are risking whiplash with the amount of "what is this world coming to?" head-shaking going on.

Spears's Web site is no help. Suddenly, the pop tart -- who has a habit of baring her soul online -- has no cryptic poetry, no uncomfortable TMI "feelings" to share, no finger pointing for her recent slide into the deep end. The now familiar gilt-frame -- that as recently as December relayed to us Britney's oops-I-did-it apology for her lost weekend (well, week really) with Paris Hilton -- remains empty, containing only a one-line placeholder to let us know that something will be there sometime in the future.

And, thus far, Spears is -- for better or for worse -- shunning Matt Lauer and the rest of the newshounds (Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Oprah) no doubt jockeying to land a very special interview with her.

In fact, the last word we had directly from Spears was that December Web message (linked above), the one where Britney dismissed her extreme partying as merely making up for lost time and vowing to work hard in the new year on her image and music. I guess that didn't quite work out for her.

I've had my fun with Britney here (this piece's co-authoress recently commented: "If only we'd included "shave your head, we'd be sitting pretty right about now") and, truth be told, will probably continue to do so -- there's just something about a fallen pop princess shaving her head that defies being taken too seriously. Of course, this recent episode certainly qualifies as one of the biggest red flags I've ever seen, but to quote someone who once got to the point much quicker than I did: If we didn't laugh, we'd cry.

Still, my heart aches for this woman who grew up (or, more accurately, failed to grow up) in the spotlight, pushed on stage and into an early sexuality -- taught that looks equal talent. At 25 (so young) she's past her pop prime, a mother of two, divorcing and scorned by the public that once embraced her.

Nothing like shaving one's head, spontaneous tattoos and hard partying to deface one's self image.

It's hard not to draw parallels to Anna Nicole Smith -- another blonde bombshell who came unglued publicly and perished before finding help. A former assistant recently said she hopes Britney hits bottom soon and gets that help so she can return to her former, ambitious self.

Me, I hope she gets the help she needs to find out who she really is.

More:
Photo Gallery: Britney's Changing Look
Highs and Lows of Britney's Career (BBC News)

Breaking News: AP reports that Spears's manager, Larry Rudolph, told People.com that Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed treatment facility.

By Liz Kelly  | February 20, 2007; 11:01 AM ET
Categories:  Britney Spears, Celebrities  
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Comments

If only Britney had donated her locks to the charity that has wigs made for children who've lost their own hair due to cancer treatments.

Posted by: hair today, gone tomorrow | February 20, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

If only Britney had donated her locks to the charity that has wigs made for children who've lost their own hair due to cancer treatments.

Posted by: hair today, gone tomorrow | February 20, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

If only Britney had donated her locks to the charity that has wigs made for children who've lost their own hair due to cancer treatments.

Posted by: hair today, gone tomorrow | February 20, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I dunno...head shaving is not that unusual for artiste-ish types who are experiencing a crash against the wall of everything they understood to be true.

Brittney could in fact being going mad, or she could be hitting bottom or burning out, or maybe, just maybe she's confronting her own sense that this object and this product she's become is just as alien to her as it is to everyone else.

Perhaps she just wants to strip the pretense and confront the illusions and delusions and find out what is really there behind the Barbie-doll image she has thus far parlayed.

I'm no Brittney fan, and heaven knows she's no role model for my two girls, but a compassionate take is worth something in this too-often soulless world.

Posted by: Sarah S | February 20, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

i don't know, i kind of like this move. britney took at least a part of the physical appearance that so many people apparently covet and threw it away. telling the rest of us to piss off is a good step i think.

Posted by: bob | February 20, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

i don't know, i kind of like this move. britney took at least a part of the physical appearance that so many people apparently covet and threw it away. telling the rest of us to piss off is a good step i think.

Posted by: bob | February 20, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

You may have something there, Bob. This is Britney's "Legend of Billie Jean" moment.

Posted by: Liz | February 20, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

You know, we're all gonna feel pretty bad if we find out she has cancer and decided to shave her head rather than lose it to chemotherapy. (not saying that's what's happening, but there are people that do that.)

Posted by: BF | February 20, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Someone else remembers The Legend of Billie Jean. Only in Celebritology.

Posted by: Ha! | February 20, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I think Britney ought to be commended for shaving her head. Brit's image has been exploited by herself and her handlers for financial gain. Perhaps shaving her head was a way of reclaiming her image and herself -- it ensures (at least partially) that others aren't attracted to her for her sexualized personality. I speak as a former head-shaver here. Besides, hair grows back.

Posted by: Rita | February 20, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Maybe she should have stayed in rehab.

Posted by: RoseG | February 20, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Liz, Just shows how little you have to say, how little you have to write about. It's amazing and says a lot how this young woman's shaving her head has captured everyone's attention, an indication they all, including you, ought to get a life, along with the pseudo psychologists-psychiatrists opinionating, trying to profit from it with their psyco-babble bull. She is not the first woman to shave her head, and she is with all that quite attractive. But good for her, she's still got you all by the 'nads. Ha!

Posted by: David Robertson | February 20, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

So David, what is a writer of celebrity news suppose to write about if not celebrities doing bizarre things? Car Maintenance tips? Animal Husbandry? Quantum Physics?

I'll never uderstand why some people feel the need to slam Celebritology. If ya don't like it, don't read it. (Unless of course you're being held in a Clockwork Orange chair and being forced to read it)

Posted by: BF | February 20, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Did you happen to catch Craig Ferguson's monologue last night/ It spoke in depths to the sadness of watching what Britney is doing to herself/going through, framed in his experience as 17/18/?? years sober on Sunday. It was quite moving and nice.

Posted by: jp | February 20, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

So far no one has mentioned the possibility that Britney somehow got head lice and opted for the old-fashioned solution...I'm just sayin'

Posted by: experienced parent | February 20, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Liz: And the AARP crowd -- more accustomed to stars who self-destruct the old-fashioned way -- are risking whiplash with the amount of "what is this world coming to?" head-shaking going on.

Umm, Liz, the appropriate reference points for the current "AARP crowd" are Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, not Judy Garland.


Posted by: mark | February 20, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

She is probably feeling trapped, with no place to go, nothing to do.

Is she a dancer? A singer? She knows she is neither one. And she failed to become an actress; the usual outlet for talentless teeny "pop" stars.

What is she going to do? Just party and spend money for the rest of her life?

What else can she do?

Posted by: Patrick | February 20, 2007 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I think Britney's new look is pretty sexy, and I hope women around the world will follow in her footsteps. I doubt it though... as the old saying goes - a Britney shaved is a Britney spurned.

Posted by: js | February 20, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

If Ashlee Simpson can pretend to be punk why not Britney.

-For David Robertson: Celebritology is for people who wish to study the habits of homosapiens in an unnatural environment called celebrity. If you don't wish to partake in this study, please do not waste your time with this site. The Washington Post has other sites where your comments would be of some interest unless you were advised not to visit them as well.

Posted by: Lisa | February 20, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

If Ashlee Simpson can pretend to be punk why not Britney.

-For David Robertson: Celebritology is for people who wish to study the habits of homosapiens in an unnatural environment called celebrity. If you don't wish to partake in this study, please do not waste your time with this site. The Washington Post has other sites where your comments would be of some interest unless you were advised not to visit them as well.

Posted by: Lisa | February 20, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

If Ashlee Simpson can pretend to be punk why not Britney.

-For David Robertson: Celebritology is for people who wish to study the habits of homosapiens in an unnatural environment called celebrity. If you don't wish to partake in this study, please do not waste your time with this site. The Washington Post has other sites where your comments would be of some interest unless you were advised not to visit them as well.

Posted by: Lisa | February 20, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

A conversation w/a former co-worker comes to mind from about 5 years ago. She was raving how wonderful Britney is...proclaiming that she is better than Celine Dion and a good role model for her 10 year old daughter We have since lost touch but I wonder if she still thinks that her daughter should look up to Britney. I've never been a fan of Britney's but I do hope that she gets her life under control, not just for herself but her two little boys.

Posted by: Sharon | February 20, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Sorry about the multiple post. Computer went wacko

Posted by: Lisa | February 20, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

"Better than Celine Dion" doesn't really say much.

The sound of Mike Tyson punching 300 men simultaneously in their scrotums would be better than Celine Dion.

Posted by: byoolin | February 20, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I saw a piece recently in "US" or one of those other glossy tabloid mags, comparing BS's hairdo to Garth from Wayne's World. They had side-by-side pics and they were right, it was close. When I heard she shaved her head, that was the first thing I thought of - had she seen that article and freaked out? Too much!

Posted by: JC in DC | February 20, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

It looks like she is attempting to re-live the teenage/early adult years that she has missed out on. I've had my fair share of drunken nights and "rebellious" haircuts. The difference is that most people don't have cameras following them around. And most people don't take it quiiiite as far as Britney does. But what does she know about reality? She's been in the limelight for the better part of her life.

Posted by: Emmie | February 20, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I was already beaten to the punch, but I agree that it is a shame that her hair is being sold on eBay and not being donated to Locks of Love. It is also a shame that she did not have the patience to turn this into a charity stunt. She could have easily made a lot of money for a good cause by agreeing to shave her head in exchange for donations.

Posted by: Tirade | February 20, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Locks of Love wouldn't take her hair, anyway. It has been chemically processed and damaged far too many times.

Posted by: Kat | February 20, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Locks of Love wouldn't take her hair, anyway, as it has been chemically damaged and processed too many times.

From http://www.locksoflove.org/donate_hair.php
Hair may be colored or permed, but not bleached or chemically damaged (if unsure, ask your stylist).

Posted by: Kat | February 20, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Re: "Locks of Love"

It turns out that in order to donate to Locks of Love, hair has to be at least 10 inches long and it can't be dyed or in other ways chemically altered, so her hair probably wouldn't have qualified.

Still, the thing that shocks me about all of this is that there are so any other things that would indicate that Britney Spears has gone over the edge. Compared to the K-Fed years, the partying w/Paris Hilton, the driving incident, the holding drink and baby incident (just to name a few), this is actually one of the tamest things that she has done over the last few years. I am no fan of her music by any stretch of the imigination, but over the last few years I think pity may have overtaken the outright hostility over her music as far as my feelings toward her. (She did kill music, but then again, does anyone deserve the treatment she has received of late?)

Posted by: Steve | February 20, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I think Britney's fall parallel's that of her idol: President Bush. Both were on top o' the world a few years ago, both in freefall today.

At least Britney isn't killing people and taking the entire country down with her.

Posted by: rms | February 20, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Re: "Locks of Love"

It turns out that in order to donate to Locks of Love, hair has to be at least 10 inches long and it can't be dyed or in other ways chemically altered, so her hair probably wouldn't have qualified.

Still, the thing that shocks me about all of this is that there are so any other things that would indicate that Britney Spears has gone over the edge. Compared to the K-Fed years, the partying w/Paris Hilton, the driving incident, the holding drink and baby incident (just to name a few), this is actually one of the tamest things that she has done over the last few years. I am no fan of her music by any stretch of the imigination, but over the last few years I think pity may have overtaken the outright hostility over her music as far as my feelings toward her. (She did kill music, but then again, does anyone deserve the treatment she has received of late?)

Posted by: Steve | February 20, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Liz and Ha!

What a hoot. The first thing I thought of when I saw the Great Shaving Moment was "Legend of Billie Jean."

What was the catchphrase? "What's fair is fair?"

That poor child is so desperate for attention that she will do anything. It's sad to think what's going to happen when she runs out of stunts.

Has anyone seen those children? Are they safe?

Posted by: b | February 20, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

She was fine on Letterman right after the divorce. Instead of trying to be a rebellious teen, she should have gone with the strong, independent woman image. Britney in a business suit is a great model for young girls -- and her own two kids. We embraced her then and wished her well. Brit with no knicker and no hair is just weird. We don't wan't weird.

Posted by: ep | February 20, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"I think Britney's fall parallel's that of her idol: President Bush. Both were on top o' the world a few years ago, both in freefall today.

At least Britney isn't killing people and taking the entire country down with her."

Speaking of people with mental problems, what about all these people that keep trying to bring up politics in a celebritology discussion? That level of obsession can't be healthy.

Posted by: Anti-Che | February 20, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Locks of Love wouldn't take her hair, anyway, as it has been chemically damaged and processed too many times.

From http://www.locksoflove.org/donate_hair.php
Hair may be colored or permed, but not bleached or chemically damaged (if unsure, ask your stylist).

Posted by: Kat | February 20, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

She was fine on Letterman right after the divorce. Instead of trying to be a rebellious teen, she should have gone with the strong, independent woman image. Britney in a business suit is a great model for young girls -- and her own two kids. We embraced her then and wished her well. Brit with no knicker and no hair is just weird. We don't wan't weird.

Posted by: ep | February 20, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

She paired the shaved head with a couple of tatoos and partying with a wig the following night. Any sympathy for this girl went away a long time ago.

Why wear a wig, we've already seen the bald head? It's been photographed to no end. Between the time that the shaver touched her head to when the last piece hit the ground, not seems to have changed to this girl. Why is she still partying like she doesn't have a care in the world?

Posted by: little girl lost | February 20, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I assumed she wanted to get rid of her hair so it couldn't rat her out. Checking hair is kind of drug test, and I thought maybe her on day in rehab they'd tried to test a lock of it. Tht would make this sort of a clean pate/clean slate gesture?

Posted by: Joan | February 20, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I have a late addition to the celebs we hate/dislike. Britney Spears, for making K-Fed seem, like a fine upstanding father. Oh it hurt to type that.

Then again we haven't heard from the first baby mama if he's still making those payments and being a dad. This whole thing is a Mess. She can't have that much further to go to absolute rock bottom, although she does seem to be lowering the bar even further.

Posted by: petal | February 20, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I have been reading this and loving and hating some of the comments. I am pretty sure that Brit has had enough of life happening to her and not the other way around. I think that it is so funny that everyone appears to think that she is just disgusted with everyone making money off her, that people want her head shaving to be an event to. Donate to the poor. She can't do a single thing without someone wanting a profit to be made, an example to be set or being blamed for "prosti-tots". Please, give it a rest. She is going through what most people go through when they are trying to figure it out for themselves. Her experience is just different than ours and we don't understand her lashing out. I do. I would love to shave my head, become an artist and tell my folks that they can figure out a way to support themselves in retirement. But instead, I go to my high-stress job so that I can be what others around me want me to be.

Go Brit, get your nervous breakdown on, just come back stronger!

Posted by: Amanda | February 20, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Joan's idea of drug test avoidance has logic -- except the hair hasn't been disposed of.
But here's my theory: She lost a bet.

Posted by: some silly girl | February 20, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

This is obvious. She wanted to get the attention off ANS and back onto her.

Posted by: me | February 20, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I just want to know if Carol Channing is OK because I suspect Brit mugged her for that wig.

Posted by: Hello Dolly | February 20, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

People say our obsession with her speaks poorly on society, but I think it says a lot of good when the collective is saying "Holy Jesus, there is someone who needs help" and legitimately hope she gets it. At this point I think we'd all like to see her in some jeans and sneakers, going to starbucks and shopping.

I think most of us are legitimately sad for her, for her lack of control, her likely postpartum depression, and even more jarring, the fact that no one seems to be doing anything. No wonder she feels so alone.

Posted by: DJ | February 20, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else notice how Liz promoted another story in today's edition? Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: Mister Methane | February 20, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

People say our obsession with her speaks poorly on society, but I think it says a lot of good when the collective is saying "Holy Jesus, there is someone who needs help" and legitimately hope she gets it. At this point I think we'd all like to see her in some jeans and sneakers, going to starbucks and shopping.

I think most of us are legitimately sad for her, for her lack of control, her likely postpartum depression, and even more jarring, the fact that no one seems to be doing anything. No wonder she feels so alone.

Posted by: DJ | February 20, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Britney Spears bores me. But every time I have a bad hair day, I want to shave my head, so I'm glad she actually had the courage to do it. She still bores me, though.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 20, 2007 2:51 PM | Report abuse

just curious, has britney actually done anything of a performance nature in the last two years that warrants all the attention you bunch of losers give her? I mean, does she sing any more? Dance? Appear on stage? Do voiceovers for pepsi commercials? Anything? Or is flashing her pubes and shaving her head the extent of it?

Posted by: ogden, utah | February 20, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

just curious, has britney actually done anything of a performance nature in the last two years that warrants all the attention you bunch of losers give her? I mean, does she sing any more? Dance? Appear on stage? Do voiceovers for pepsi commercials? Anything? Or is flashing her pubes and shaving her head the extent of it?

Posted by: ogden, utah | February 20, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the crabs she got from K-Fed made their way up to her noggin and she had to shave that too, just like she shaved the other area ...

Posted by: Ick Factor | February 20, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I went through the same thing for twenty years.When you go insidew yourself you either come out stronger ,or find yourself a prisioner of yourself.

Posted by: ratdragon | February 20, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I went through the same thing for twenty years.When you go inside yourself you either come out stronger ,or find yourself a prisioner of yourself.

Posted by: ratdragon | February 20, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Actually if I were her it's not the hair I'd be annoyed about, it's the post-pregnancy tummy...

Posted by: Anonymous | February 20, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

uh, ogden?

did you take a wrong turn somewhere?

Posted by: b | February 20, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Brit's in rehab.

Posted by: It's official | February 20, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Celebritology in general, and Britney in specific, allows one a moment's distraction from the harsh reality of the universe. Therefore it is not a frivolous distraction. Nay, it is a way to refresh and reinvigorate the higher cognitive functions of the brain.

Plus, even though she might not be a true redhead, Weingarten isn't the only one who thinks Liz Kelly is pretty nifty.

Posted by: RD Padouk | February 20, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Good girl. I hope she can sort herself out and doesn't take too many therapy breaks like LiLo did.

Posted by: b | February 20, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Ogden, you're clearly confused...there were no pubes.

Posted by: Well duh | February 20, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why, I just feel so bad for her and am hoping she can get the strength to get control of her life. I mean, I cannot imagine what my life would be like if I married the loser who I thought I was desperately in love with at 22/23! (and in the public eye no less!)

Posted by: Betty | February 20, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Um, who cares?

Posted by: Satorical | February 20, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I hear she's slated to make a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live this week where she'll rip up a picture of the pope.

Posted by: New York | February 20, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I hear she's slated to make a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live this week where she'll rip up a picture of the pope.

Posted by: New York | February 20, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Agree with Satorical - Who cares?

She's a wacko; worry about her kids.

Posted by: DC | February 20, 2007 4:51 PM | Report abuse

"At 25 (so young) she's past her pop prime, a mother of two, divorcing and scorned by the public that once embraced her."

OMG could it get any worse? Roll over shakespeare -- this is what qualifies as tragedy in out culture.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 20, 2007 4:59 PM | Report abuse

You think she has gone over the edge(Britney) for shaving her head? I have done it twice in the last 7 years and now I guess I know what most people were thinking, but I DID NOT CARE! It is symbolic, a fresh start. My own mother shaved my head the first time. Good for you, Britney.

Posted by: MM in Cali. | February 20, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

You think she has gone over the edge(Britney) for shaving her head? I have done it twice in the last 7 years and now I guess I know what most people were thinking, but I DID NOT CARE! It is symbolic, a fresh start. My own mother shaved my head the first time. Good for you, Britney.

Posted by: MM in Cali. | February 20, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

MM-- I'm guessing your head-shaving didn't occur in front of a gaggle of cameras following several weeks of high-profile partying, irrational behavior, neglect of your children and baring your private parts for the paparazzi.

there's a subtle difference.

Posted by: b | February 20, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

um, locks of love doesnt take hair extentions

Posted by: op | February 20, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

She is a sad girl but when is the media going to figure out that the celebs that are always in the news do things to keep it that way. There are plenty of stars who are able to keep their private live private, two that come to mind quickly are David Letterman and Jody Foster. Maybe the media should grow up and quit following these sad people around. We would all be better for it.

Posted by: R | February 20, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Who really cares? She wanted to shave her head, she did so, and now we are asking if she's had a meltdown? It really seems like the media WANTS a celebrity to self-implode so that they can write a "wow, look at them now...." story about them. She's 25 years old. I don't care how much of a celebrity icon she is. More power to her if she's ignoring the celebrity etiquettes of remaining the same bland person every year for the media and wants to be her own person. If she wants to party, then fine. I don't pity her; she knows that she is going to be in the camera every time she blinks, but this is really getting annoying. I understand that this is a celebrity column, but, it pains me to see people writing about a meltdown when there wasn't really one. She's young. She's going to want to party. And if you think that you act normal 24/7, then please record yourself every second of the day for the next year, play it back, and enjoy the insanity that will unfold before your eyes. Oh and the rehab thing? It's a PR move every celebrity unfortunately does rather than fessing up and saying "Yeah, this is the REAL me."

Posted by: KJ | February 20, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Britt has plenty of FU money. She didn't have to go out to get a haircut. Most everyone with her net worth has someone come to them so therefore all this is just a way to stay in the media spotlight. Looks like she may be aiming for the the celebrity sleazeQueen title vacated by the late Anna Nicole Smith.

Posted by: PatD | February 20, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Good golly, folks. Leave the girl alone! You have no right to have expectations of her or her behavior.

Posted by: broadpath | February 20, 2007 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey, why not shave her head? . . . she already shaved everything else and then flashed it about in public. Forget the stories on the run-down veterans rehab hotel, I think the WaPO should have a whole section devoted to Spears and Paris Hilton every week. What role models!

Posted by: mikeasr | February 20, 2007 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Wait - Liz isn't a real red-head?

Posted by: Shocked and awed | February 21, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Lisa,
This is a 'study'? By the bye, submitting the same comment three times doesn't really make it stronger. Then again you may have a tendency to repeat yourself in real life, if you have one.

Posted by: David | February 21, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I think that she is just doing this to get some publicity and also to probably look just like her baby!BALD!Also she didn't hit it off when she kissed christina agulara that time at the music awards either!

Posted by: Delayne | February 21, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Sigh. Charlie didn't get his again! Charlie is responsible for Locke not pushing the button with the resulting almost-hatch nuckear detonation ending the entire world in a black hole. However, Desmond saved everything and everyone at the last moment by turning the Key.

A big explanation is needed for why Hurley didn't tell everyone that the Others had kept Kate, Jack, Sawyer and weren't going to give them back. Why wasn't an all-out Lostie offensive launched by Locke and Said to save Jack?? Or has Hurley developed Amnesia?? Now that Sawyer and Kate have escaped-will they develop Amnesia, too??
Perhaps Hurley, Sawyer, and Kate can all have Amnesia together?
Meanwhile Jack will get ahold of 2 machine guns; do in half of the others and escape by himself!!
When he gets back; he can ask Locke and Said "What were you doing all of the time I was being held captive!?" "Why didn't you try to rescue me!?"

Posted by: NoCharlie | February 22, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

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