Although purple gowns, oversize umbrellas and Haiti action ribbons were the obvious trends emerging from the Golden Globes telecast Sunday, we sensed something hairy.
What's with all the beards on the men at the Globes?
Fine, we'll take it on Jon Hamm, because frankly he could staple a squirrel to his chin and still be dashing. And even on Christoph Waltz, we can withstand the scruff now that he's in possession of that trophy for supporting actor in a motion picture.
But Ricky Gervais' spindly growth? The Father Christmas mask on George Clooney? The full-on Moses rocked by William Hurt?
The Ministry blames you, Brad Pitt, for persuading other leading men to slack on their shaves. Check out our photo gallery (click on the pic of clean-shaven Vincent Kartheiser) of the beards that roamed the red carpet at the Golden Globes -- and for all your facial-hair needs check out our pal Adam Tschorn's regular facial hair dispatches, Bearded & Tschorn, at All the Rage.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: William Hurt, Dec. 13, 2008; Brad Pitt, Jan. 16, 2010; William Hurt, Jan. 17, 2010. And in the photo gallery refer, that's a baby-faced Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in "Mad Men." Credits, from top left: Peter Kramer / Associated Press; Ronald Martinez / Getty Images; Matt Sayles, Associated Press; AMC.