Brittany Murphy's Widower Simon Monjack

Interesting. I just looked up information on Brittany Murphy's widower baldie Simon Monjack and learned something new. In February 2007, he was arrested and spent nine days in jail due to an expired visa. Three months later he married Brittany Murphy, in May 2007. Prior to the wedding Simon and Brittany rarely made public appearances together. Oh and they didn't announce the "engagement" to anyone. Hmmmm.

I hear Simon is a difficult man to get along with and his temper and erratic behavior have actually cost Brittany some acting jobs. Not even his hair wants to be near him! Look at the top of his head, it's like the hairs can't get away fast enough!

Caleb Followill from Kings of Leon!

Thanks to reader Visual End for this tip. Caleb Followill, lead singer of Kings of Leon, is definitely becoming a baldie. And he's only 27!

Caleb seems to admit he is balding, but still goes out of his way to hide it. As Visual End writes "he's written about going bald in his songs and it's true." He used to have his hair long, which exposed his hairline:

But as his balding progresses he has cut his hair and now combs it forward to hide the hairline:

And the money shot:

It's clear his hairline isn't what it used to be.

Steven Seagal!

Reader Andrew T. suggested I expose Steven Seagal, and find out with this Lawman looks like without a toupee. Unfortunately, the guy never seems to take it off! However, by looking at pictures from his past, we know that Steven Seagal definitely wears a hairpiece - a very obvious one.

And for those who haven't yet - you must check out his new show on A&E called Steven Seagal: Lawman. Steven spent time working as a deputy sheriff in Jefferson Parish Louisiana. On this show, he spends time letting everyone know how awesome he is. He says great things like: "Some of you may know who I am, and some of you don't. I've been doing martial arts for 40 years, so you can look at me as Steven Seagal, he's a movie star, or you can look at me and say Steven Seagal, he can save my life."

Here's Steven about 15 years ago:

You can see the frontal balding that he is trying so desperately to hide. After years of doing this he found another way. Glue some type of hairpiece to his head. He thinks he's fooling the world, but the only fool is the one who stares back at him when he looks in the mirror.

Owen Wilson!

Thanks to reader Andrew T. for spotting this one. If I really thought about it, I should have known actor Owen Wilson was balding. Lucky for him, I never think about him. Until now.

If you look back, you will notice Owen always has his hair combed forward. With bangs. ALWAYS.

You get the picture. Now check out this picture of Owen with his hair pushed back:

Now that is a forehead!

Balding douchebag of the month, Tiger Woods

Make that of the year. These days Tiger has more to cry about than his bald head. Every day I wake up and check out the news and find yet another woman is claiming she had an affair with Mr. Woods. And each story gets worse and worse. Today 26 year old Jamie Jungers reveals that after Tiger visited his dying dad in the hospice, he met with Jamie. Later that day Jamie was with him, wearing nothing but her underwear, when Tiger found out his dad died. Classy. So here's to you Tiger, our very first Balding Douchebag award!

Now we know the real reason you are balding - stress from keeping up with all these women!

Todd Bridges Presents...

Bad Bald Boys of Comedy!

When something is called "Todd Bridges presents" it's a pretty safe bet that it will suck. Event was last night. I wonder if anyone attended (other than Todd's mom of course).

Great Nicolas Cage Article

When an article is titled "Nicolas Cage: Does he wear his hair, or does his hair wear him?" - I perk up. This blog gets plenty of hate e-mail and loads of negative comments. So when someone else agrees with me, and that someone is from Entertainment Weekly, it makes my day.

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Seann William Scott!

Thanks to reader Brisco J. who has an eyes like a hawk. He has found another baldie American Pie's Seann William Scott. Seann, better known as the guy who played Stifler, has been balding for quite sometime. Most of us didn't notice because he has been good at hiding it. He always had hairstyles that were front heavy - large bangs or a comb-forward - that hid the truth. Like this:

Unfortunately as the years pass - and the stress from not being able to find work increases- his hairline has suffered. Let's compare:

Seann a few years ago:

You can see the receding hairline poking out from behind those curtains, I mean bangs. And here's Seann more recently (no explanation needed):

Wesley Sneijder

This soccer/football player, now playing on Internazionale, had previously taken over David Beckham's number on Real Madrid when Beckham left Real. As a youngster he had such nice locks of hair:

Now, not so much. He keeps his hair short in his attempt to distract attention from his hairline.

Tom Brady (again)

I live in New Orleans and after last night's Saints vs. Patriots game, I figure another post on Tom Brady is just icing on the cake. Reader Brisco J. emailed me and suggested I look into pictures of Tom from the early 2000's and I took his advice.

Here's Tom in 2002 - he is already starting to hide the hairline by combing his hair forward:

Here's Tom in 2004 - you can see where the front hair line is receding.

Pats fans, don't worry, I may love the Saints but I am not blind, I also did a post on Drew Brees

Happy Birthday Scott Adsit

Happy Birthday to out and proud baldie 30 Rock actor Scott Adsit!


Thanks to reader Tony D. for this suggestion. I love Neil Patrick Harris. Loved him as Doogie Howser, loved him in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and love him as Barney on How I Met Your Mother. This guy can do anything - except stop his hair line from receding. His seems to be in the early stages, either that or he is able to hide it well. He uses the comb the hair forward approach. See for yourself:

You can see he has more forehead here than he used to. Here's a better look at his actual hair line:

You can see the sides are receding a bit. We will be watching him in years to come to see if he embraces his balding or pulls a John Travolta.

Solange Knowles

Looks like she is following in big sister Beyonce's footsteps in more than one way...

At least Solange is trying to save her hairline. She has shaved her head and is wearing it proud - no wigs or weaves.

British Baldie Joe Swash!

Thanks to reader Alex for this submission! Joe Swash was Mickey Miller on EastEnders and then went on to win the British "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!"

Alex writes:
As you can see, something miraculous has happened to his hair. What i cant work out though is what he has done to it. Is it a hairpiece, is it plugs, is it spray-on hair or what? If you, or any readers, can help shed light on the truth i'd be grateful. it's driving me crackers trying to work it out.

Here's Joe on I'm a Celeb... as Alex comments "you can see great thinning and receding here - so much so that its makin him sick":

Here Joe is after winning I'm a Celeb donning what Alex describes as a "comb up and over":

And here's Joe in September of this year. You can clearly see his hairline cannot control itself and won't stop receding:

Here's Joe just this past week. It's a miracle! Something miraculous has happened! Joe has a full head of hair! Haha oh yeah and pigs now fly. What I meant to say is Joe now has a hairpiece.

Calum Best!

Thanks to reader Dave H. for this discovery! Calum Best is a model/actor better known to the older generation as being the son of soccer legend George Best (Manchester United) and to the younger generation as ex-beau of Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Harding and Kate Moss.

He may want to consider focusing his career on modeling hats. Check out his Jude Law look.

Here he is more recently:

Drew Lachey!

Yet another former boy band star has made his way to our site. We first heard the name Drew Lachey when the boy band 98 Degrees burst onto the scene in the late 90's. After the boy band era faded, we only heard from Drew occasionally, as a guest on his brother Nick's reality show, Newlyweds. Then out of nowhere Drew showed up on Dancing with the Stars and won.

A few nights ago, I was flipping through the channels and caught the tail end of Drew's appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? I didn't watch it long enough to find out if he was indeed smarter than a 5th grader. But I did watch it long enough to notice his hairline isn't what it used to be.

Here's Drew in his boy band days:

And here he is more recently. I don't need to point out the obvious:

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows!

Adam makes this one easy for us, because he freely admits to wearing a wig. According to a 2008 Rolling Stone article:

His dreadlocks — which he has always freely admitted are hair extensions — are fascinating up close. They're so incongruous with the rest of his appearance ("I'm a Russian Jew American, impersonating African," he sings on the Crows' new album) that you half expect them to begin moving, like a giant tarantula. Not long ago, Duritz's publicist urged him to shave his head, but he wouldn't do it. "Whatever they hide or cover about myself, you know, they feel good," he says. "And I did not want to be skinhead guy."

Here he is a few years ago, you can see his hairline is receding in the front and he has piled on fake dreads on the top.

Here he is more recently. You can see the front hairline has improved.

I can't even picture Adam without all that hair. Then again, he is 45 years old now, and he will have to grow up someday. While he is man enough to admit he wears fakies, he is not man enough to face the world without them.

Ashton Kutcher!

Demi Moore went from one baldie to another. However, her ex Bruce Willis has learned to embrace his balding, while Ashton chooses denial. Here's a picture of Ashton from a few years back when That 70's Show was still on:

You can clearly see where his hairline is receding. Now it is clicking. We all know why Ashton has that ridiculous hair style where he brushes his hair forward and in his face. It hides the receding hairline and distracts our attention.

But occasionally he brushes it just a little too far to the side, or the wind blows and we all see the truth.

Ashton is young yet, so his hairline isn't so far gone. But we'll be watching him for hairpieces and plugs, both of which I am predicting in his future.


Recently, Diane Sawyer interviewed singer Rihanna about the abuse she suffered at the hands of singer Chris Brown. In what feels like a week long interview (seriously, they play 5 minutes of the interview a day!), I couldn't help but notice Rihanna's forehead was looking bigger than normal. I then noticed her hairline was the opposite. I was going to be nice and not mention it on this blog, but then I saw Twitter was all a-twitter about it, so I figured Rihanna's hairline is fair game.

Rihanna definitely wears a lot of hairpieces and wigs, and as with Beyonce and Fergie, these hairpieces are affecting the real hair underneath. She is young now and has time to stop her hariline from getting worse. Hopefully she will.

Andre Agassi Admits Wig Wearing

In Andre Agassi's new autobiography he reveals that he wore a hairpiece in the 1990 French Open. Interestingly enough, the book is titled "Open."

At the 1990 French Open, Andre sent his brother around Paris to find bobby pins for Andre's hair. The spiked-mullet weave did not seem to want to cooperate. Andre writes (or rather Andre tells his "co-author" to write):

'I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?...Then a fiasco happened, the evening before the match, I stood under the shower and felt my wig suddenly fall apart.

Probably I used the wrong hair rinse. I panicked and called my brother Philly into the room. "It’s a total disaster!" I said to him. He looked at it and said he could clamp it with hair clips. It took 20 clips. "Do you think it will hold?" I asked. "Just don’t move so much," he said.

Of course I could have played without my hairpiece, but what would all the journalists have written if they knew that all the time I was really wearing a wig? During the warming-up training before play I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off. With each leap, I imagined it falling..."

It's not hard to spot where the hair piece is. I wonder what it is made of? Oh Andre, hopefully now you see, you are better off without that ridiculous thing!

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Esteban Cambiasso!

Esteban Cambiasso is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Italian Serie A club Internazionale and the Argentine national team. His nickname is Cuchu. He got this nickname when he sneezed one day "cuchu!" and the force of the sneeze caused his hair to fly off. Haha well the scientists might be able to disprove my last statement, but wouldn't that have been funny if it happened like that?

For Esteban, I'm just glad he came to terms with his balding head and shaved his hair. He doesn't look so scary now!

Here he is July, 2008:


And here is Esteban more recently. I'm glad he gave up on growing the two front hairs out. He looks much better here:


Goodbye Earl

Thursdays for the past few years have been my favorite night for television. I always turn to NBC for the comedy line up. 30 Rock gets better each season. The Office cracks me up. And my favorite show in the line-up, My Name is Earl. A show with a balding protagonist (played by Jason Lee) and his side-kick, his more balding brother, Randy (played by Ethan Suplee). A show that left us with a big cliffhanger at the end of last season, and then was subsequently canceled. So here's to you Earl - small hairline, but big mustache and even bigger heart!

Bruce 'the Boss' Springsteen

Thanks to Anthony N. for suggesting this post. Anthony writes "Hi, as someone whose hair is slowly beginnign to recede, I greatly enjoy your blog. I enjoy reading about the many celebs who go to such lengths to hide what they simply cannot control.

This video will not let me embed it, so you have to go to youtube to check it out. Click on the link below for a video of Bruce from 1988. You can see his hair is badly receding, the sides of the front hairline almost completely gone, with just a stump in the front:

The Boss became the boss of his hair and began to try and hide the hairline. He wore headbands more often than a grown man should:

He was also lucky - his hair is thick. He was able to grow it long and puff it out or comb it forward to hide the hairline.

The Boss with Sting (look at the hair on Sting!) in 1988.
Credits: Corkery, Richard

However, Bruce isn't just lucky - he is rich. He can afford the best hair care in the world. And he has taken advantage of this wealth. Here he is in 2001, with a very bald scalp:

Then here he is more recently. Notice the growth in the hairline:

Anthony also comments, "As you can see, The Boss was indeed born to run...out of hair." So true, Anthony, so true...

Kobe Bryant!

I'm originally from LA so by default I am a Lakers fan, and I do think Kobe has a lot of talent. However, I also think he knows it. And won't let us forget it. Ever. Although after all of his personal drama (cheating, rape charges, etc.) became public he has calmed down a bit. Or maybe it was his balding head that calmed him down.

Here's Kobe in 2002, with a nice full head of hair:

Here he is 2007. You can see the hairline has receded a little bit, but not too noticeable. What is noticeable is that Mr. Bryant used to do more with his hair, and around this time he just kept it shaved.

And here are some pictures from this month. You can see the hairline has definitely receded and he is keeping his hair as short as possible.