Red Fever This Week

This week I keep seeing famous redheads making headlines.  I think it could be the Irish love that people are feeling this month that makes them wonder what all the gingers are up to lately. Here are some redheads in the news today —

Happy St. P’s Day from Copper Commentary.


Tomorrow Kathy Griffin will be in D.C. to march for the reapeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”  This action by Griffin is hot off the heels of her Law & Order SVU appearance as the leader of a lesbian group. Griffin has been commended for her continued efforts to get LGBT individuals equality in the US.



Anything Conan O’Brien does at this point is right and great. As he sells out his newly announced: Legally Prohibited from being Funny on Television Tour, the redhead laugh-factory is allegedly signing on for a documentary that will follow his comedy tour.

He is also allegedly in talks with Fox to start up a talk show when his TV barring contract expires in September.

This redhead is managing to gain more fame off-camera than on (and it isn’t because of Sex Rehab or Airport arrests).

Bravo CoCo – Bravo.


The proud redhead, Julianne Moore, is making her return to 30 Rock and As The World Turns and bringing a little crimson color to the TV sets of millions of homes across the country. All of this while juggling her busy film schedule.

It seems that people can’t get enough of Moore — but honestly, look at her!


After news broke this week that kate Winslet was splitting from her director husband Sam Mendes, people began speculating if the award of Best Actress brought with it a curse of failing marriages?

Apparently the gossip rags are keeping track, and the odds are if you win BA Oscar, you’ll soon be in divorce court. Such has been the case for Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Hilary Swank.

But all we are hearing from Winslet is that she hopes to be a guest judge on Top Chef. Just don’t eat your feelings Winslet, you look amazing right now.


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The Luck of the Irish was with Me

I have to admit that there is something magical about Saint Patrick’s Day.  I don’t know if it’s the shamrocks or the rainbows or the emerald green found on every person on the street, but around this time of year I feel the luck of the Irish flowing through my veins.

Today I was scheduled to go to court for an obstruction of justice charge against me.

[In the early hours of Jan. 31 I was called to a Mission warehouse, by the managing editor of my school paper, to shoot photos of police breaking up a party where SF State and other students were celebrating their freedom after some political protesting.

I rushed to the scene and clearly identified myself as press but was nonetheless arrested for “impeding an ongoing investigation” and was hauled off to the police station. As a journalist, I felt that these charges and the whole event was a reminder that smaller media outlets still have to fight to prove their validity and I am still looking to bring more attention to that concern. *]

But I think that St. Patrick was watching over me and the luck of luck of the Irish was with me today. The charges against me were dropped and I am free to celebrate the closest holiday that I can find to celebrate being a redhead.

*I hope to write more about this controversial event soon.

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The color this season: Red

While past seasons have given all the emphasis to the peroxide blonds or the sultry jet black hair of Bettie Page doppelgangers, this season is drenched in copper, crimson and maraschino. People looking at billboard around the nation are seeing red and many are trying to swipe those as ideas for their next trip to the salon.

As advertisements, runways and celebs start transitioning to ginger tones, the public is adding redhead to the list of vibrantly beautiful features to be desired.  And I, for one, couldn’t be happier. This is coming at a time when gingerism is one the rise and all efforts to block the trend of negative energy toward the coppertops is a plus in my book.

It’s nice to see some diversity is what is considered sexy, especially when I keep hearing people like Patti Stanger (Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmater) bash the beauty of the ballsy redheads. We are beautiful and, yes, we have balls — get used to it!

So kudos to St. John and H&M for printing us redheads out loud, large and proud.  Keep it coming!

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Kathy squares of against Palin

Its a catfight that screams pay-per-view or old-school claymation. Kathy Griffin decided to take the joke-worthy Palin phenomena back to its Wasilla roost on Friday and has gotten a loud reaction from Palin 2012 enthusiasts.

Adrienne Ross from wrote:

No matter your political party or your obsession with all things Palin–something Griffin admits to–relegating those who have served their states and their nation to positions of prostitute and john, just to get a few laughs from a few like-minded perverts, is not only unfunny; it’s un-American.

Sounds like someone got a little riled up by a redhead and her feisty antics.

And Kathy, in her true showboating nature, even videoed herself “visiting” the Palin home and made several jokes at the former VP candidate/resigning Gov. of Alaska during a standup special in the hockey mom’s home state — but you be the judge if Kathy crossed a line during her routine.

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Why Ireland and Scotland are so red

It looks like the search for why red hair is so concentrated in Ireland and Scotland continues with PhD genetics student Emily Pritchard’s work. Her thesis is focused on what the plausible reasons for the nearly 8% population concentration of copper tresses in the foggy European islands (where most other locations have a mere 1% of copper-tops among them.) She is conducting her research at the MRC Human Genetics Research Unit in the UK.

It’s all still hypothesis and pieces of research being pieced together but any additional digging into this mystery is welcome. I know I always faced the dilemma of being a redhead born in Hawaii — genetically not ideal.

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@LovelyButton is doing good

So the other day I posted about the girl the Conan O’Brien is following and how I hoped that she would use this opportunity for good rather than evil. Well Sarah Killen, good job! The Huffington Post posted an article about how Killen is using the 19,000 + followers she gained in 3 days to raise money for breast cancer.

I say keep up the good work — and don’t forget the redhead that got you all the fame . . . (Conan — not me.)

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Redheads following people just got more acceptable

So for this blog I try to add a redhead spotting every now and again.  Essentially I spot a redhead on the street or in my school or even on the bus and snap a shot of them to upload and raise awareness that were are here and we are all AWESOME.  But sometimes I feel a little like, how should I say this . . . A STALKER.  But, as you all know, I am harmless.

Well imagine my surprise when I get a Tweet update a few minutes ago from @ConanOBrien saying: I’ve decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change.

Maybe its a redhead thing but following people is a trend (by trend I mean at least two of us are doing it.)

And Sarah Killen (@LovelyButton) seems to love it as per her post: Having a lame ass day, Russell Bigos is an idiot. And Conan O’Brien is THE SHIT.

Within 15 minutes, @LovelyButton gained over 1,000 new followers.  Yes Conan, her life is changing thanks to my favorite Late-Night redhead. (Too bad Sarah isn’t a redhead)

I hope that I am able to change the lives of the redheads I follow too.

One can dream.

— IF YOU SEE SARAH — Tell her Copper Commentary says, HI!

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