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Beauty Queen Loses Crown for Going Brunette

Olivia O'Neil didn't 'maintain her image'

(Newser) - A New Zealand teen beauty queen was stripped of her title for the unimaginable offense of...dyeing her hair brown. Olivia O'Neil, whose hair had "white-blonde streaks" when she won the pageant, posted a picture on Facebook of her new darker 'do. Pageant organizer Barbara Osborne posted several comments,... More »

Is Amanpour Too Brunette for TV Critics?

Or is she too Persian?

(Newser) - The controversy about Christiane Amanpour taking over ABC's This Week shows people can't deal with a brunette anchorwoman in a sea of blondes, Alex Pareene writes in Gawker . Washington Post critic Tom Shales has been cracking jokes about Amanpour's bad hair. Pareene retorts that it "seems pretty normal—besides,... More »

Blonds Are More 'Warlike'

Getting more attention makes them more aggressive: study

(Newser) - Blonds might have more fun, but they definitely have more aggression, researchers claim. Fair-haired women are far more likely to fight for their rights than brunettes or redheads, new research has found. They slip into a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than others and are used to... More »

007 Hot to Score With Dark-Haired Yanks

(Newser) - Leave it to professors to nail down exactly what type of woman James Bond wants in bed. A team of pop culture researchers have pored over the mythical MI-5 spy's list of 195 female contacts in the first 20 Bond movies to determine the sex partner he most prefers: women... More »

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