VIDEO: Robert Pattinson Talks Head Lice And Ballet With Ellen DeGeneres

May 19 2010, Published 7:47 a.m. ET

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A fresh faced and clean-cut looking Robert Pattinson dishes to Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday on her daytime talk show about the reason behind his new buzz haircut and has all the details.

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“I got a terrible infestation of nits and had to shave it all off,” Robert joked with Ellen about head lice, which are commonly called nits in Europe. “They’re not called nits here?”

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All joking aside, Robert explained that his three-day-old buzz cut was for a new movie he’s filming in Los Angeles. “It’s about a circus in the 1930’s based on a book called Water For Elephants… with Reese Witherspoon,” he said.

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Ellen is known for persuading her guests to dance, but Robert explained he’d already had a stint in dancing. “I did ballet until I was ten. And then I realized I was a guy, and the only guy in the class,” Robert divulged. “When you’re the only guy in the class in a little black leotard and black jeans dancing to the Batman theme tune when everyone else is doing proper ballet, that only lasts so long. I don’t think you can go past ten.”



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