Hollywood Leading Stars Caught With Head Lice

Hollywood stars seem to be in a class all their own. Glamorous makeup artists, personal stylists and hairdressers even make them appear much more beautiful and refined than everyday, normal people. Think of some of your most loved actors and actresses. What would you think if you heard they’d been battling a nasty case of head lice? It is more of a reality than some might believe. After all, celebrities are just people, too. However elegant or wealthy they seem, they are just as susceptible to some of life’s most appalling experiences.



The Queen of Pop has been stealing the stage since the 1980s. As the highest grossing single artist of the 20th century, Madonna is quite literally a household name. According to Top News Press she also has dealt with a house full of head lice. As the mother of several small children, it is not a surprise that one of them brought home a case of head lice. Madonna reportedly said it was a difficult process to finally rid the home of lice and nits. She was afraid for quite a while to lay her head on the bed or pillows of her children.


Britney Spears

Britney Spears was also a major iconic pop star from the 1990s to early 2000s. She has been deemed the Princess of Pop and is the best selling teenage artist of all time. As she reportedly struggled with a serious case of head lice she found the best solution was to finally just shave her head. As you can imagine, the media outlets had a field day posting pictures and guessing why Britney would do such a thing. According to those closest to her, she was fed up with lice and needed a quick solution.


Robert Pattinson

Robert began his career early on as Cedric Diggory in the ever popular Harry Potter movie series. He landed the role of Edward Cullin, the vampire heartthrob, for the Twilight movie series soon after. This caught the attention of millions of viewers and he became a massive star almost overnight. One of his most admired traits is his long, thick dark hair. On a television talk show with host Ellen Degeneres, Pattinson revealed he had shaved his head to ward off lice and nits. Fans were sorely disappointed to see his lovely locks gone, but also quite impressed he had the nerve to fess up to the problem.


Kelly Ripa

Live! With Kelly and Ryan is one of the most watched morning talk shows on television. Kelly has been a powerful figure in the media scene and was even named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the Most Powerful People in Media. She loves to talk about her family on her show and is very open about her daily experiences. One of those experiences she recounted for the audience is not one, but two different cases of head lice! With three small children at home, it is no wonder that one of them contracted head lice. Kelly is not alone! Adults with small children, usually between the ages of 3-12, are statistically much more likely to contract head lice than other adults. Children bring it into the home from school, daycare facilities, dance class, sleepovers, or anywhere else they have close physical interaction with other children. Way to go Kelly for sharing your story! Head lice shouldn’t be an embarrassing social blunder or mishap. It’s a fact of life anyone can deal with, regardless of pay grade or social status.

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