The Hollywood Hairdo Every Woman Over 40 Must Try. Just One Problem – Your Children Will Hate It

We didn’t dig Wilhelmina Witchiepoo’s incessant attempts to steal away Jimmy’s talking flute, Freddy, but we did think the “H.R. Pufnstuf” (1969-70) character had a wicked ride with the Vroom Broom. Witchiepoo is shown with NFL great Joe Namath. In 1987, Cher, left, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer gifted us with a darkly comic adaptation of John Updike’s “The Witches of Eastwick.” As three single women unaware of their own power, they accidentally lure the devil right into their idyllic town. We have to agree with Angelina Jolie that it’s about time Maleficent, the “mistress of all evil” in “Sleeping Beauty,” tells her side of the story. In the 2014 film, Jolie will portray the evil sorceress and reveal why she was so hellbent on cursing Princess Aurora. Let’s count the ways 1989’s “Teen Witch” won us over: First, there’s the rapping “Top That” scene , followed by the final dance , and the fact that she used her powers in pretty much the exact same ways we would have at 16. Better still: Robyn Lively re-created her “Teen Witch” dance moves for her younger sister Blake when the “Gossip Girl” actress married Ryan Reynolds. There’s a reason Anjelica Huston’s fearsome character was known as the “Grand High Witch” in the 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” Not only was she powerful and absolutely horrifying underneath the wig and makeup , she also had a ruthless wit. Disney’s 1993 tale of the Sanderson sisters in “Hocus Pocus” has become a Halloween staple in the 20 years since its release. Kathy Najimy, left, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker are likely somewhere running amok and hunting down virgins on your cable TV right about now.

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Jason Wolstone, 33, and Brian Widdows, 34, are charged as accessories after the fact. Both suspects have also pleaded not guilty. During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors presented their evidence against the three suspects. It included testimony from Robert Harden, who was with Calderon on the night she was killed. “When we reached the corner, I realized she was covered in blood,” Harden said. He testified that both he and Calderon took photos of the suspects, who were panhandling and holding obscenity-laced signs. When he and Calderon refused to pay the suspects for the photos, Harden says Kinnear attacked Calderon. “I saw him on top of her,” Harden said. Calderon died of a stab wound to her upper torso. Kinnear was arrested hours later. Attorneys for Kinnear and the other two suspects argued that Harden’s story was inconsistent, and that there wasn’t enough evidence to support the charges against their clients. But prosecutors called on Tracy Breeding, who was seen on surveillance video talking to Kinnear moments after the murder. Breeding testified that Kinnear said to him, “I just did something really stupid.

This is the age at which many finally accept theyre nearer to 50 than 40, and opt for a more mature style. Proof that Marilyn Monroe DID have a chin implant: X-rays and medical notes that reveal late star’s cosmetic surgery go up for auction All my contempories agreed: it really was time to go for the chop and embrace life as a more groomed and – dare I say it – middle-aged woman. However, I was at a loss to know what would be the right style for a woman who may be past her prime but isnt quite ready for the knackers’ yard. So I was apprehensive when celebrity hairdresser Jo Hansford – whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, no less – recommended a short layered bob, as sported by the evergreen Cameron Diaz. She assured me that, far from making me look middle-aged, it would actually knock ten years off my appearance. Star style: Cameron Diaz looks younger than her 41 years Cameron does indeed look more youthful than her 41 years, but could that really be down to her hairstyle? The cut alone, I was told, would not be enough to complete the transformation. Although I’m a natural blonde, over the past few years so much grey has grown through that my crowning glory had begun to look more witchy-white than golden. So Jo recommended an all-over golden caramel tint with low-lights at the crown and highlights at the ends to give me a more youthful, sun-kissed look. As a mother of three with a demanding career and little spare cash to spend on myself, I was nervous about making changes that sounded so high-maintenance. ‘As we age, longer hair can appear to drag our facial muscles down while shorter styles create the illusion of pulling them up, giving gravity a helping hand,’ Jo Hansford told me. ‘Your old haircut was triangular – very heavy at the bottom and the length was weighing it down. ‘You have a square-shaped head and chin (really?) so we’d suggest taking the length up above the shoulders, and putting in some graduation at the front, to soften these angles.

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Both actors brought their booze problem onto the set – yet producers tolerated it and filmed anyway. They had hired Burton and Marvin knowing full well they were drunks. Paramount was still prepared to cough up the extra insurance for its dangerously combustible stars and tolerate their condition. Forty years later, Hollywood still shows remarkable forbearance toward its errant talent. Consider the tragedy of Canadian-born Cory Monteith. To be sure, the tearful tribute scheduled for Thursday night’s episode of Glee is no doubt inevitable. Monteith had made lovable jock Finn Hudson an endearing character on the hit Fox series. But the circumstances of his July death still throw a bleak shadow over this televised memorial: The final coroner’s report confirmed that Calgary-born, Victoria-raised Monteith was shooting heroin and drinking champagne when he died in a Vancouver hotel room the night of July 12. This week, Time magazine commentator David Sheff rightly worried about the probability of romanticizing what he bluntly described as “a ghastly, lonely death” and of sanitizing the details. But beyond that, there are valid questions about how the entertainment industry responds to the recurring problem of substance abuse within its ranks and its frequent readiness to look the other way until matters spin out of control. This, after all, is a culture that accommodated River Phoenix’s descent into a drug-induced death on a sidewalk outside Johnny Depp’s Viper Club and turned a blind eye to Kelsey Grammer’s booze problem until the star of TV’s Frasier totalled his car and ended up in the Betty Ford rehabilitation centre. In the case of Monteith, whose drug problems began in his early teens, there was some evidence of caring. Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s fellow cast members mounted a rescue mission last spring to get him into rehab.

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Area a And It’s Not Nearly Enough Capped at $100 million per year, Californias Film and Television Tax Credit Program lags well behind other states and countries in terms of what it can offer financially. Currently more than 40 states and numerous other countries offer tax incentives for film and television production.Proximity to Hollywood and an extensive infrastructure of large vendors, crew and visual effects and post-production facilities offset that to a degree, but the state has been steadily losing production work for years. New Yorks program offers $420 million annually, lawmakers were told, while states like George and Louisiana offer incentive plans that are uncapped. We need to fight back, testified Rusty Hicks, political director of the L.A. County Federation of Labor. You dont often see labor and business together on big issues, but this is one where the benefits for all of us are clear and situation were facing is critical. Also read: New York Post-Production Hiring Up 25% After State Increases Credits California Film Commission Executive Director Amy Lemisch testified that since the tax incentive program was created in 2009, $600 million in incentives have been allocated so far. That has led to 51,000 jobs being created and $4.75 billion in economic activity, according to the film commission. She pointed to last years Best Picture Oscar winner Argo, a tax credit recipient which brought more than $46 million in wages and other income to the Los Angeles area where it filmed. The program can bring as much as a 20 percent break for feature films and 25 percent for TV projects coming in to the state.But the demand for the credits far outstrips the programs scope and a lottery system is employed to determine who gets the help. Last year, just 34 of 380 projects that applied were granted the breaks, leaving the rest on a waiting list. “There’s only so much we can do with this pot of money,” said Lemisch. The states surging economy considerably brightens prospects for a renewal, or even an increase in the pool available for film, TV and Internet projects. In 2012, when the $100 million program came up for a two-year renewal, the state was battling a huge deficit, and Gov.