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Topic: Ann Curry - The Haircut (revisited)
Posted By: Kramer
Subject: Ann Curry - The Haircut (revisited)
Date Posted: March 14 2006 at 8:42pm

Since Dave has moved the original Ann Curry - The Haircut to the hair politics board, I revive it here to strictly discuss the way she looks. When I see her on TV in the morning, on her evening news show and even in still shots on gogomags, I think of her as "Ann Curry, the news reporter who cut off her hair." I am reminded of how I felt when Alanis cut off her waistlength hair and how she has struggled finding a look anywhere as nice. At the time, Alanis was an icon for longhair lovers and I thought I might never come on this board again. In the case of Ann, I ask you, help me "let it go." Anybody, please, tell me how this is a good haircut -- an improvement -- for Ann Curry. (And please, no comments about LoL or anything else political. I thank you.)

http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads59697&59697&Ann - http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads5969 7&59697&Ann




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Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 14 2006 at 9:11pm
I myself didn't think it was one. Maybe the first cut Kate did wasn't that bad but then it was fixed yuck. I didn't like it at all.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Jared
Date Posted: March 14 2006 at 9:41pm
I agree the hair she has now doesn't look near as good as it used to.


Posted By: katay
Date Posted: March 15 2006 at 2:24am

 Hi,

 I personally always thought Ann Curry was a great repoter. I usually didn't think of her hair, until you started posting.



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Posted By: Impaler Vlad
Date Posted: March 15 2006 at 5:25am
It's everything but an improvement...

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Mark Edward Arthur Mac Arran Blackrose


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: March 15 2006 at 8:18am
[QUOTE=Kramer]

Since Dave has moved the original Ann Curry -
The Haircut to the hair politics board, I revive it here to strictly
discuss the way she looks. When I see her on TV in the morning, on
her evening news show and even in still shots on gogomags, I think
of her as "Ann Curry, the news reporter who cut off her hair." I am
reminded of how I felt when Alanis cut off her waistlength hair and
how she has struggled finding a look anywhere as nice. At the time,
Alanis was an icon for longhair lovers and I thought I might never
come on this board again. In the case of Ann, I ask you, help me "let
it go." Anybody, please, tell me how this is a good haircut -- an
improvement -- for Ann Curry. (And please, no comments about LoL
or anything else political. I thank you.)



Ah, a CHT thread about hair! Looking forward to it.

Kramer, I have to challenge your assumption here. We don't know
that Alanis has "struggled finding a look anywhere as nice." All we
know is, she cut it short, and she's experimented with a lot of styles
and color combos since. I personally like all of them more than her
former long hair, which I thought was dull and lifeless and made her
face look long and plain. I think these new styles are considerably
sexier, lighter, and more fun, and has turned her into something of a
hottie.

So I would interpret her style moves as breaking free of her long
hair rut, and having fun exploring new looks. But neither of us knows
how she feels, do we? Still, can't we allow the possibility that since all
style changes are her choice, she might actually like them?

Anyway, in Ann's case, I agree with you partially. I don't think this
new style is fashionable, flattering, or overall better than the long
hair, and I've posted that before. I'm always disappointed when
women cut length but don't change the style to match, so the new is
just a shorter version of the old.

Still, I DO like that she cut it, as I thought (like Alanis) that her hair
was overwhelming her face. I just think it's a matter of finding the
right cut and style for this length she has now. Why she couldn't do
that on the first round after all this attention is beyond me, but then
I've given up trying to find logic in TV anchor hairdos. :-)

Thanks for the return to a hair focus...


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Your hair is your best accessory; wear it with STYLE!


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: March 15 2006 at 8:10pm

Originally posted by Curlyfan Curlyfan wrote:


Kramer, I have to challenge your assumption here. We don't know
that Alanis has "struggled finding a look anywhere as nice." All we
know is, she cut it short, and she's experimented with a lot of styles
and color combos since.

Whoops. I probably should have said "struggled finging a look anywhere as nice -- at least in MY eyes." LOL. I guess I have struggled since her original haircut, obviously more ways than one.



Posted By: Bob S
Date Posted: March 16 2006 at 10:31am
     I think Ann looks OK now, but OK is a long ride down from fabulous and captivating. As for "easier", as someone mentioned in the other thread, she has her hair done *for* her every day. And don't tell me that her awesome long hair was difficult, please! DW's hair is about 8" longer than Ann's was, and it was *not* hard to manage.
     The truth is that she liked her long hair, but she made a deal she felt compelled to honor. One cannot be "mortified" about a haircut, as Ann admitted, if one truly hates one's long hair.
      Now, I don't know if Alanis is "struggling" to find another pleasing image for herself, but I find it*ironic* that when she releases new music, extensions are added. Even with So Called Chaos, the close-up obviously disguises the fact that her hair had been severely shorn. NOT a coincidence, methinks. She *knows* that a sizeable portion of her fans hate the fact that she has cut her hair. IMO, her decision to discard her Rapunzelesque locks was a career blunder. She, like Ann Curry, lost much sensuality and looks soccer-momish with shorter haircuts. Best, Bob



Posted By: LisainCalif
Date Posted: March 16 2006 at 11:10am

I think it looks lovely on her.  Her long hair was very pretty too, but I can see how this would be a little easier to control.

The cut is a classic bob--higher in the back than in the front (affording it front swing) and a little undercut so that it turns under naturally.  This cut has been a classic for years, and is always chic.  Jackie O, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn--they all had a similar look--and it is just as fresh today.  The bob will never go out of style, and has that "Chanel" fashion forward look.  It frames her face beautifully and will look good polished and dressed up for a fancy affair, or dressed down in jeans.

She is such a pretty woman--her features are really delicate, and she looks good no matter how she styles her hair.  The long hair was beautiful and thick, and this is just a different look with that same thick, lusterous hair.  She is also much more than just her "hair"--she is a loving mom and wife and great newscaster.  She was "moritfied" by the haircut because she felt embarrassed that so many people were paying attention to her "outside" rather than more serious journalist matters. 

 

 



Posted By: fatmoogas
Date Posted: March 16 2006 at 11:16am

I thought Alanis looked a bit horsey with long hair.

 

This is OK on Ann Curry--but I don't like her past super short cuts.



Posted By: loveshorthair
Date Posted: March 16 2006 at 4:33pm
I really see no difference.  I too am disappointed that when she got her hair cut that she didn't try a DIFFERENT style but in the overall scheme of things, she looks about the same.  The long hair didn't make her look better or worse - it was just a different length.


Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 22 2006 at 3:08pm
Bob S who is DW? Thanks.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Kuroneko
Date Posted: March 25 2006 at 3:19am

DW is Arthur the aardvark's annoying little sister, of course!  No, wait, that might be the wrong one. . .

I'm not very fond of Ann's current style, but I'm guessing her mom would be-- I've heard Ann tell stories about how her mom was always sending her tips to look more like Connie Chung.  If the current puffy bob doesn't pay homage to Connie, I dunno what does.



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Posted By: Bob S
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 1:38pm

     DW is my Dear Wife, Mike, who, yes, has incredible hip length hair. It was TB a month ago! God bless her heart!  Bob

No Kuronenko, she is not a member of the aardvark family, and neither am I!  Just teasing! I always like your posts, even though I often disagree, BTW.



Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 2:27pm
Thanks Bob here I'm going nuts looking on line for reporter with DW. Thanks for enlighting me. Luck you. I hope she keeps it long for awhile. Mike.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 4:55pm
Surprised no one mentioned this - Ann's hair on Friday was "done up" a
bit, side part and lots of soft curls/waves that (I think) gave it some
much needed playfulness and style, a big improvement.

This pic isn't from Friday but it's pretty close:

http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?
tvheads61635&61635&Ann
- http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/
tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads61635&61635&Ann

I hope sometime soon she adds lots of layers, which would enable her
to try more style like this more easily.

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Your hair is your best accessory; wear it with STYLE!


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 4:57pm
Sorry, link apparently doesn't work, here it is, you can find more on
gogomag.com if you search for Ann (it's the top link):



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Your hair is your best accessory; wear it with STYLE!


Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 7:14pm
I like that better then just there.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 7:15pm
One more thing just for the heck of it did Today's rateing drop? Just like when Keri Russell cut her hair.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Rod
Date Posted: March 27 2006 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by Mike46019 Mike46019 wrote:

One more thing just for the heck of it did Today's
rateing drop? Just like when Keri Russell cut her hair.

The biggest myth in hair related TV news.


Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 28 2006 at 2:01pm
Myth or not did themselves (FOX) did say that in the press.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: Rod
Date Posted: March 28 2006 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by Mike46019 Mike46019 wrote:

Myth or not did themselves (FOX) did say that in
the press.

Again, not true. "Felicity" was not on Fox, but the WB. And The WB never
said ratings dropped due to Keri Russell's haircut. The haircut was
publicly unpopular with fans and the execs at the WB responded by
saying that women on their shows wouldn't be allowed to cut their hair.
That turned out not to be the case when Charisma Carpenter cut off her
long hair about a year later.

The "Felicity" ratings did drop during the second season when the haircut
occurred. They had dropped before the haircut and didn't rise
subsequently. Being in the ad business, it's my job to study TV ratings. It
was a natural sophomore dip for a show that didn't grab hold of the
audience heavily in the first season. No one attributed the drop to the
haircut. The show wasn't cancelled after the cut either. It ran for three
more seasons.

They may have lost some viewers due to the cut, but they were probably
people such as yourself who were only watching because there was a
pretty girl with long hair.


Posted By: Bob S
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 10:45am

Well, thanks much, Mike!   One never knows, but Sue has no plans to cut dramatically, even in the distant future.

I think that the new photo of Ann looks attractive, though the comparison pales. I have not seen the show since March 1, and never will again. Now, after learning how brutally and cruelly the volunteers were treated that day, I have even more disdain for the crew at NBC, if that's possible. Blessings, Bob

P.S. Rod, would any guy have a reason to tune into "Felicity" other than to see Keri's spectacular hair? I doubt it!



Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 11:08am
P.S. Rod, would any guy have a reason to tune into "Felicity" other than to see Keri's spectacular hair? I doubt it!

Well being male I can but I'm a hair lover first everything else second. The voice that is also important you don't want to date someone that gets dogs to bark becuase their voice is so high pitch. Think about it you could have the most KO girl in the world but if the voice isn't just right well for me that is really important. I know way to much informantion. LOL.

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Few men are killed by the bayonet;many are scared by it.Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts.General George Patton Jr.,War As I Knew It,1947.


Posted By: JerkyFlea
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 1:25pm

Originally posted by Bob S Bob S wrote:

 Now, after learning how brutally and cruelly the volunteers were treated that day, I have even more disdain for the crew at NBC, if that's possible.

At the risk of going hair politicky here (and let's assume "politicky" is a word), where have you read the volunteers were treated "brutally and cruelly" and how so?

(Dave D, feel free to kick delete this and redirect me to the HP board if this gets out of control)

JF



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Posted By: Rod
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 8:44pm
Originally posted by Bob S Bob S wrote:


P.S. Rod, would any guy have a reason to tune into "Felicity" other than to
see Keri's spectacular hair? I doubt it!


The show was targeted at guys. It was targeted at women. So, I'm sure they
didn't care if you watched. The show was usually well-written, so anyone
who appreciated well written TV should have tuned in. Finally, Keri was hot
in short hair. That would be reason enough to tune in.


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 9:50pm

I know this viewer stopped watching after the cut. Judge for yourself.

Before:

http://www.felicitypage.com/imgs/felicity_black%20dress.jpg - http://www.felicitypage.com/imgs/felicity_black%20dress.jpg

After:

http://www.felicitypage.com/imgs/felicity123.jpg - http://www.felicitypage.com/imgs/felicity123.jpg



Posted By: 94harley
Date Posted: March 30 2006 at 10:07pm
Don't make any difference to me, already been cut from her ass. the 1st pic is good but liked her short cut. Other words really long or really short in-between not so hot.


Posted By: Bob S
Date Posted: March 31 2006 at 11:42am

You are right, 94 Harley, it had become MUCH shorter before the big chop. But I still think there is a huge aesthetic difference, with the former being preferable, of course. I *never* thought the short cut looked terrible on her, just inferior.

Flea, search the Guestbook at tlhs.org, and the lovely member Uwe has posted a thread from a very disillusioned donor. The entire NBC crew, including anchors, must have obliterated consciences. Best, Bob  



Posted By: fatmoogas
Date Posted: March 31 2006 at 11:48am
Keri has really sweet features and the general rule tends to be that people with this kind of face can easily carry off either very long or very short hair--though personally, I like it better long (which I think it is at the moment).


Posted By: Rod
Date Posted: April 01 2006 at 6:52pm
[QUOTE=Bob S]

Flea, search the Guestbook at tlhs.org, and the lovely member Uwe has
posted a thread from a very disillusioned donor. The entire NBC crew,
including anchors, must have obliterated consciences. Best, Bob  

[/
QUOTE]
Bob, I'm tired of your tone. I try my best to ignore certain things because
this is the Net. But you clearly have disdain for the people who post on
this board and most other human beings. Your words like "obliterated
consciences" are offensive and slanderous. When you write the things you
do, all you do is make other people mad and destroy discussion. You're
confrontational when no one is confronting you. You pick fights all the
time.

You love long hair. We get it. There are plenty of other people on this
board who love long hair and only long hair. That's fine. They are
respectful and polite. You are not. The purpose of this board is discuss
opinions of Celebrity Hair. You seem to think the purpose is to shout
down anybody who thinks a Celebrity cutting an inch off is okay. With
every post you make you probably think that if you get one person mad,
you've accomplished something. Well, congratulations. You have.


Posted By: Bob S
Date Posted: April 02 2006 at 3:21pm

      Rod, have you read the thread which I cited? Do you believe that the donors were treated humanely? I do not. It was bitter cold on March 1. After reading the article, I think most folks would be in agreement with me. NBC solicited these folks, and treated them as window dressing, at best. They cared not a whit about them.

     It seems to me that YOU are the one with the disagreeable tone. God forbid if someone were to demur from you on a substantive topic. BTW, all these teen angst shows are watched primarily by girls. Of course they *want* everyone to watch. Blessings, Bob

     Pssst--- I prefer Lea Thompson and Charlize Theron with short hair!  Bob



Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: April 02 2006 at 5:47pm

The article you cited was very interesting. First-person reporting gets way more credance than anyone's opinion here.

And, Rod, you do seem like you have a chip on your shoulder some day. I know you claim to be an industry insider, so we should never disagree with you, but whether or not you're tired of Bob's tone, you aren't the boss of him and can't tell him or anyone else how to feel.

Bob, not that you need me to help fight your battles, but you're wrong about Lea and Charlize. And I'm not just being disagreeable! hehehe

Odd that you would group those two. Has anyone seen Lea since 2004?

2003:

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/walt_disney/pirates_of_the_caribbean__the_curse_of_the_black_pearl/lea_thompson/piratespre.jpg - http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/ movie_pix/walt_disney/pirates_of_the_caribbean__the_curse_of _the_black_pearl/lea_thompson/piratespre.jpg

Lea Thompson at the LA premiere of Walt Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

2004:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800015459/photo/519561 - http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800015459/photo/5 19561

Lea Thompson at the world premiere of Warner Brothers' The Whole Ten Yards

I just watched Charlize in "North Country." Her mullet-shaped wig did not keep her from being nominated for an Academy Award.

http://www.participate.net/files/theron-endorsement.jpg - http://www.participate.net/files/theron-endorsement.jpg

 



Posted By: Bevv
Date Posted: April 04 2006 at 12:19am

Those Felecity pictures are like night and day. She has such beautiful hair, I dont know why she ever decided to chop it all off. I think she would have beeb better suited with something a little less drastic.

 

Bevv



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Posted By: DaveDecker
Date Posted: April 09 2006 at 12:22pm
Originally posted by Bevv Bevv wrote:

Those Felecity pictures are like night and day. She has such beautiful hair, I dont know why she ever decided to chop it all off. I think she would have beeb better suited with something a little less drastic.

 

Bevv



I understand she's in Mission Impossible 3, due in theaters in early May.

Curious how this thread evolved from Ann Curry to Keri Russell (with a momentary detour around Alanis).

JF, not to worry, this thread started down the "politicky" path before your post.

Bob, in the future, please provide direct links, instead of vague instructions to go to a message board on a different site and hunt for the link within some unspecified post.  And, I think Rod has a valid point regarding your "obliterated consciences" remark, which is much more appropriately discussed in the Hair Politics forum.




Posted By: Impaler Vlad
Date Posted: April 10 2006 at 6:31am
Originally posted by Rod Rod wrote:

Finally, Keri was hot
in short hair. That would be reason enough to tune in.


she was not! And after reading what she told to a reporter in NY some month ago (about finally being free to do what she wants with her hair, and not what a director tells her to), I realised she didn't like it either.

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Posted By: Rod
Date Posted: April 10 2006 at 9:08am
Actually interviews Keri gave when she cut it were full of praise for short
hair. She said she felt "liberated" and "more feminine." She loved it. Just
because she loved have short hair doesn't mean she's going to do it again
right now. She can love having long hair too and want it for personal and
professional reasons.


Posted By: Impaler Vlad
Date Posted: April 11 2006 at 6:41am
Originally posted by Rod Rod wrote:

Actually interviews Keri gave when she cut it were full of praise for short
hair. She said she felt "liberated" and "more feminine." She loved it. Just
because she loved have short hair doesn't mean she's going to do it again
right now. She can love having long hair too and want it for personal and
professional reasons.


Those interwiews u're referin to were given while she was playin in 'Felicity'. The one I am referin to was AFTER, when she could say what she REALLY thinks and not what she was ordered to say . The difference is EXTREMELLY CONCLUSIVE.   

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Posted By: fatmoogas
Date Posted: April 11 2006 at 9:33am
She's very small. The short hair makes her seem even smaller somehow.



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