R-Patz makes headlice haircut joke
Published 20/05/2010 | 11:56
Robert Pattinson has joked that he had to cut his hair short because he has a case of headlice.
The Twilight star shows off longer locks in the vampire film franchise, but when he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he had a new, shorter hairdo.
"It's three days old - I got a terrible infestation of nits and I had to shave it all off," he quipped, as Ellen explained: "No you did not, don't start that rumour."
He later explained it was for a film, Water For Elephants, which also stars Reese Witherspoon and will start shooting in Los Angeles within days.
Robert revealed he prefers to think before he speaks.
"I just like doing things where you have a little time to think about what you're saying. I've always had a problem actually thinking before I open my mouth," said the 24-year-old.