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Viral Video: Bad Hair Day?

Feb 26, 2007  •  Post A Comment

TelevisionWeek is trawling video-sharing Web sites to find the hottest clips spreading on the Internet. Visit TVWeek.com to view the latest.

The setup: It’s no secret that a day at the salon can soothe many of life’s little ailments. But what about a night at the tattoo parlor? Leave it to Hollywood’s most notorious celeb to test that possibility. After 24 hours in rehab, tabloid magnet Britney Spears shaved her head and then popped into a Sherman Oaks, Calif., tattoo parlor to get a pair of red and pink lips branded on her wrist.

The source: A television reporter from ABC-owned KABC-TV in Los Angeles interviewed an eyewitness outside the salon, with images of the bald pop star in the background.

The hits: The video landed on YouTube shortly after it aired on KABC Feb. 16. By Feb. 22 it had already shot up to more than 3 million views. Incidentally, Ms. Spears now has made the Viral Video of the Week for the third time in less than a year.