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Will Justin Bieber chop off his famed locks?

If you’re among the fans of Justin Bieber who consider his floppy hair to be part of his appeal, you might consider sharing that with the singer, because he just might cut it — someday.
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If you’re among the fans of Justin Bieber who consider his floppy hair to be part of his appeal, you might consider sharing that with the singer, because he just might cut it — someday. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images file
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If you’re among the fans of Justin Bieber who consider his floppy hair to be part of his appeal, you might consider sharing that with the singer, because he just might cut it — someday.

"I'm kinda liking the long hair right now," he told Us Weekly via e-mail. “In the future, I may get bored and change it up but for now I like how it is."

The haircut, a Beatles-inspired, long-swept kind of youthful combover, is becoming massively popular among teenaged boys. The New York Times reported that at one Manhattan hair salon, Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, six out of 10 boy customers aged 10 and older are requesting the cut. But they aren’t calling it “the Bieber.”

“Boys are embarrassed” to ask for the cut by name, said Cozy Friedman, the store’s owner. “He’s a teen heartthrob girls love; they don’t want to be associated with that,” she said.

Secret of Betty White’s success
With Betty White as the host, “Saturday Night Live” had its highest-rated show in 18 months.

Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Molly Shannon were also guests. But it almost didn’t matter. Because with White at the helm, the show wasn’t just collectively a success, as reflected in the ratings, each individual sketch was a success.

And, this didn’t happen by relying on standby topics for laughs — at no point did the show mine politics for laughs. No, it was just plain silly, playing off of the zeitgeist of White and letting the writers and cast really shine.

And maybe that’s the lesson here. Don’t try so hard, “SNL.” Just be funny. Sure, sometimes there is great material to be mined from the Oval Office, but prior to White’s show, the break-out host was “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, who seemed to inspire the cast and writers similarly.

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That’s not to say that White herself wasn’t part of the show’s success. The woman was clearly game for anything, her comedic timing, despite nerves, was fantastic. She’s not just a legend in her own right, but an incredibly good-natured one too.

Ultimately, the show owes White a big thank you. Not just for the ratings, but for presenting an accidental reminder of how good “Saturday Night Live” is capable of being.

‘Iron Man 2’ smashes box office
As expected, “Iron Man 2” was the decisive winner at the box office over the weekend. The exceptionally wide release brought in $133.6 million domestically; worldwide, the film’s made $327.6 million.

“Nightmare on Elm Street” was a distant 2nd place with $9.1 million. Up next week: “Robin Hood” and “Letters to Juliet.”

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