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!

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/30/andre-agassi-on-his-year-_n_340827.html&cp



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: