Daybreak Daily's peek inside the pop-culture beauty salon spies a suprising critique, disturbing bands, other things, and the mystery music video.
MAKING FUN OF BALD GUYS?: Well, now, per the New York Daily News, "Is Justin Bieber getting a little too big for his britches? The pint-sized singer recently joked about Prince William's noticeably thinning head of hair to UK's Rollercoaster magazine, yucking it up about the Duke of Cambridge's failing follicles.
"I mean, there are things to prevent that nowadays, like Propecia," the 18-year-old pop star told the magazine. "I don't know why he doesn't just get those things, those products. You just take Propecia and your hair grows back. Have you not got it over here?" http://nydn.us/RoFu7R
MEANWHILE: The backlash, per She Knows Entertainment, "Loyal fans of Prince William are lashing back, defending the future king's thinning dome. U.K. citizens "are viewing Justin Bieber's diss about Prince William's challenging hair problem in the same way you view an annoying fly buzzing around you. He needs to be swatted away," a British journalist told The Huffington Post." http://bit.ly/O4j2ij
WISCONSIN SHOOTING: We ain't talking Joan Baez here, per the Los Angeles Times, "The guitar riffs come from punk rock, the lyrics from fascist ideology. Bands stake their territory with names like Aryan Rebels and Definite Hate. And when the Blue Eyed Devils sing "White Victory," you can bet that it isn't a love song. This hate-filled subculture of neo-Nazi bands has been around since the early days of punk rock in the 1970s, but has edged uneasily into the spotlight following the shooting deaths of six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin by alleged gunman Wade Michael Page." http://lat.ms/O4gBMW
MARVIN HAMLISCH: An artful obit, per the New York Times, "The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who imbued his movie and Broadway scores with pizazz and panache and often found his songs in the upper reaches of the pop charts, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68 and lived in New York. . . He is one of a handful of artists to win every major creative prize, some of them numerous times, including an Oscar for "The Way We Were" (1973, shared with the lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman), a Grammy as best new artist (1974), and a Tony and a Pulitzer for "A Chorus Line" (1975)." http://nyti.ms/MwNK6T
NOT A PUBLICITY STUNT: No, no, no, per TMZ, "Cops were called to an L.A. Costco yesterday -- after comedian Joan Rivers HANDCUFFED herself to a shopping cart during a one-woman protest against the wholesale store ... comparing the place to "Nazi Germany" ... and we got video of the entire debacle. TMZ broke the story ... Joan claims Costco banned her new book "I Hate Everything ... Starting with Me" because of several racy jokes on the back cover -- so yesterday, she staged a protest in Burbank against what she called unjust censorship." http://bit.ly/QEFTn0
THEY'RE BACK: Maybe it was Olympics fever, per Rolling Stone, "It's been three years since British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons released their breakout record Sigh No More. Tuesday, the group returned with the aptly titled "I Will Wait," the first single from their long-awaited second effort, Babel." http://bit.ly/OLuLkK
DRAB IS GOOD: That's one way of looking at it, per Radar, "In an interview done before her dramatic firing from TODAY, Ann Curry made revealing comments about her unique fashion sense in the August issue of Ladies Home Journal that took on a new light after she was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. Instead of wearing "ridiculously high heels," like her co-workers, 55-year-old Curry wore flat shoes and a rainbow of bright colors - much to the dismay of her bosses and NBC officials." http://bit.ly/RA8NpP
THE GANG'S ALL HERE: And so is the ring-leader, per the AP, "Joss Whedon has been hired on again as boss of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and their superhero pals for a sequel to "The Avengers." http://apne.ws/OQthG8
CALLING HIM OUT: Put up or shut up, per E!, "Jennifer Lopez has sued her former chauffeur for extortion and defamation, claiming Hakob Manoukian threatened to blab "disruptive and potentially damaging" information about her unless she paid him $2.8 million, according to court documents obtained by E! News." http://eonli.ne/TfBDtS
GABBY DOUGLAS: Her mom reveals daughter's reaction to the hair flap, per Fashionista, "She said,"Really?! I won two gold medals and made history and my hair is trending?" So we laughed about it. We made a huge joke out of it and I was quick to try to diffuse that situation. Because I thought, "How ignorant is it of people to comment on her hair and she still has more competitions to go. Are you TRYING to ruin her self confidence? She has to go out there and feel good about herself, and if she feels good about herself on that floor, who are YOU to criticize her? What have YOU done to help contribute to her dream, that you felt it necessary to put it out there so that she could see it." http://bit.ly/NiWSIr
AND FINALLY: Today's mystery music video. http://bit.ly/ONiCPc
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)