Judge Judy thinks it's funny people cared so much when she ditched her iconic hairdo

Judge Judy thinks it's funny people cared so much when she ditched her iconic hairdo
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Judy Sheindlin on the set of "Judge Judy" in 2014. Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
  • Judge Judy doesn't care if fans don't like her new hairstyle.

  • Sheindlin told The Hollywood Reporter the new look is easier to maintain.

  • Her long-running syndicated courtroom show is ending this year after 25 seasons.

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Judge Judy Sheindlin doesn't get why fans cared so much about her hair change two years ago.

"It's sort of funny," Sheindlin recently told The Hollywood Reporter.

"'How could she change her hair? It's an iconic hairdo,' No, it's not," she added. "It's a lot of goop and teasing and product and fussing around by somebody else."

Sheindlin, 78, debuted a new longer 'do for the first time in 22 years back in spring 2019. Instead of the judge's usual styled 'do, Sheindlin showed off a more relaxed hairstyle with her hair pulled back into a $29.95 clip.

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Judge Judy holding her lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards with her hair clipped back. Richard Shotwell/Invision via AP Images

The look immediately shocked some long-time fans.

Even her bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, weighed in to say he preferred Sheindlin's original look, calling it "more sophisticated."

But Sheindlin told THR the new look is "much easier" to maintain, adding that she values how she spends her time.

"As each hour in every day we have becomes more precious, the less you want to spend time patshkeing over the way you look," Sheindlin said. ("Patshkeing" is, according to Sheindlin, a Yiddish word that means "messing around.")

The judge previously told The New York Times that she wanted to give her hair a break after decades of styling.

Sheindlin's syndicated "Judge Judy" courtroom show ends after 25 years this June.

In 2018, Sheindlin was named the highest-paid TV host, making a reported $47 million. She sold the rights to her syndicated courtroom show's library to CBS for an estimated $100 million the previous year.

Sheindlin's next show, "Judy Justice," is set to begin production in late summer and will stream on Amazon's IMDb TV.

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