SciFi.com has added another article about Starbuck in season 3, adding to what we know about from the Comingsoon.net article:
Rough Times Due For Starbuck
VANCOUVER, Canada—Katee Sackhoff, who plays fighter jock Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica, told SCI FI Wire that her character is in for a rough time—and a new haircut—in the show's upcoming third season. Speaking in an interview on the set here of her new film, White Noise 2: The Light, Sackhoff said: "I just lost a huge battle with the producers as to my hair and what length it should and should not be." (Sackhoff's blonde hair was streaked with bright red for her role in the supernatural horror sequel film White Noise 2.) "So it's going to be gone. Shorter than it was in the miniseries."
Sackhoff said to look for a big change in the fifth episode of the upcoming third season, after four episodes that promise to test the already-battered Starbuck to her limits. "She goes through a lot of turmoil in the first four episodes," she said. "More than we've ever seen [from] her. The depths of despair she finds herself in are pretty deep at the end of episode four. And she kind of re-establishes her commitment to the military in episode five, which is the haircut."
Also look for a new love interest for Starbuck in the new season, though Sackhoff remained coy about whether the new relationship will survive those first four episodes. "There is another man that comes into her life," Sackhoff said. "And it's a very unlikely man. Everyone is going to be so livid over it."
Sackhoff is doing a string of movies when she's not shooting Galactica, which just began production on the new season. She said that the workload helps her. "There's three overlap days coming up where I'm doing days on Battlestar and nights on White Noise," she said. "I'm thinking that I might get, like, two hours of sleep a night. But that's OK, because the scenes are very intense. I called my agent, and I was like, 'I'm going to win an Emmy!' I'm going to be so good those days, they're all going to be saying, 'Hey, this girl can act.'" Battlestar Galactica returns with new episodes in October. White Noise 2 is in production, with an eye to a 2007 release.