Kristin Chenoweth: A pixie cut and a new charity

Kristin Chenoweth launched a new look, and a new charity. Kristin Chenoweth is backing the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Jonathan Hanousek via Instagram and Facebook
Kristin Chenoweth with her new pixie hairdo, from a photo on her Facebook page taken by her stylist Jonathan Hanousek.

Yes, Kristin Chenoweth has lopped off her golden locks and is rockin' the pixie.

The Emmy and Tony award-winning star got the pixie for a part in a new film, according to a Instagram photo by Los Angeles stylist Jonathan Hanousek.

The pixie is apparently the new celebrity buzz cut, with Pamela Anderson and Beyonce also favoring the short-cropped look.

In other Kristen Chenoweth news, the actress and singer just launched a new charitable foundation in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Okla.

The mission of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, is to bring the world of visual and performing arts to Broken Arrow. Through its programs and initiatives, the Foundation remains dedicated to providing artistic and educational opportunities, offering entertainment and artistic enrichment to the Broken Arrow Community and serving as a vital partner in the cultural and economic vitality of our region. Some current and future initiatives include; The Spotlight Series (bringing internationally acclaimed concert artists and Broadway productions), Educational Outreach and master classes with touring artists, After-school and Summer Arts Institutes, Scholarship programs, Community enrichment and Creating opportunities for students to travel and perform on a national level.

On her website, Chenoweth wrote:

"I am so excited to work more closely with the theater in my hometown that bears my name. Maddie’s Corner was a huge inspiration for me to continue to learn about how to make my mark in the world. I am looking forward to this new partnership and the future of BA PAC!”

The arts foundation is Chenoweth second foray into building a charitable organization. Her Maddie's Corner, named after her snow-white Maltese, was founded as an animal rescue foundation. The organization's stated goals:

"Increase awareness about responsible pet ownership and the joys of including animals in our lives, to educate about and to inspire humane attitudes toward animals, and to provide resources to those groups working directly with animals in need as well as those working with animals to assist people in need."

Chenoweth's other charitable work includes helping The Red Cross, Broadway Cares EFA, The Point Foundation, ASTEP, Breast Cancer awareness and Adoption avocation.

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