A Tiger Changes His . . . Spots?
What's with the new look, Tiger? At the prestigious Presidents Cup opening yesterday in Prince William County, Tiger Woods looked more like a wannabe rock star and less like a pro golfer.
His sunglasses and leopardesque blond-spotted hair stood out in stark contrast with his sport coat, dress pants and tie -- and the ceremony's attendees, which included former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, The Post's Nikita Stewart reported.
Apparently the 29-year-old's appearance on the steps of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club caused a ripple effect of comments like "Look at his hair!" (and we're guessing, "What was he thinking?!") from the crowd.
This isn't the first time Woods's new do has raised eyebrows: Photogs noticed his less-than-camouflaged coif Tuesday, but he refused to take off his baseball cap for them.
As Jennifer Aniston would say: Dennis Rodman called. He wants his look back.
This is probably one place you don't want your name to appear: A condom maker in China is marketing its products under "Clinton" and "Lewinsky" brands and has trademarked the names.
The Guangzhou Haojian Bio-science Co. is selling the condoms under the Chinese spellings of the onetime lovers "Kelintun" and "Laiwensiji," the New Express reported.
The Clinton brand is expected to be the company's top seller at $3.72 for a 12-pack, while the Lewinsky is priced at $2.35.
Company general manager Liu Wenhua said: "The names we chose are symbols of people who are responsible and dedicated to their jobs. I believe Bill Clinton cannot be unhappy about this because he's a very generous man."
No word on whether the company is pondering a "Kenneth Starr" version to complete the line.
Lennon in the Sky With Diamonds
Secret FBI papers revealed that John Lennon was ruled out as a communist threat to the United States because he was always stoned, London's Evening Standard reported yesterday.
Documents show that the FBI suspected that the ex-Beatle was the head of revolutionaries planning to hijack a 1972 Republican conference, and kept him under close watch at first. But Lennon's abuse of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in the early 1970s eventually ruled him out of FBI investigations. An agent concluded that Lennon "appears to be radically oriented" but "does not give the impression he is a true revolutionist, since he is constantly under the influence of narcotics."
Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and Albert Einstein were also among the suspected communists tracked by the FBI from the 1950s to 1970s.
It was not exactly a love fest at the Congressional Black Caucus conference Wednesday night.
Seated between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.), legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte went off on a scorching rebuke of the Democratic Party: "I am looking at the ravages of the Democratic Party and I am trying to decide: Is there anything worth salvaging?"
At the "town hall" session at the Washington Convention Center, the 78-year-old longtime party activist railed that Democratic lawmakers offer great lip service, but the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina shows that they are disconnected from the poor, reports The Post's Hamil Harris.
Obama and Clinton listened and nodded.
-- Compiled by Korin Miller
from staff and wire reports