Happy Thanksgiving


I assume this is how we’re all celebrating. Even those of us who are not in Fug Nation U.S.


Fugs and Pieces, November 25th, 2015



No Royals Round-Up this week, because it’s only Wednesday and an insufficient number of them have left the house. That feature will be back in action next week — as will we! Heather and I are taking off the Thanksgiving holiday, and we will return to regular posting on Monday. Here’s to a healthy, happy Thanksgiving to our fellow Americans, and a glorious and swiftly-moving Thursday and Friday, and an awesome weekend, to the rest of you.

Until then, in case you need something to read:

–In case you missed it, the Fug Nation gift guide ran this week!

– I was very interested in this piece in Maclean’s: Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau’s shrewd style.

– Pajiba runs down 8 Magnificent Lead Actors We Need Back on Television Like, Yesterday. It’s a list with which I cannot disagree.

– I loved this piece, in the New York Times: Finding Alice’s ‘Wonderland’ in Oxford

– At THR: Asian Actors Onstage: Lea Salonga, Phillipa Soo Sound Off on Broadway Representation, Cultural Perceptions

I enjoy this list of “favorite things” from Claire Zulkey. It’s very much like Oprah’s.

– This is delicious, at Food52: Cook Like Hermoine Granger and 11 Other Ladies of Literature.

– At Mental Floss, very on topic: Who Invented the Turducken? (My guess was Martha. WRONG.)

– So, I’ve never been to an Automat (they were dunzo by the time I was old enough to be anywhere that had one), but I was always FASCINATED by them because I read a lot of books as a kid where people went to the Automat. Collectors Weekly goes deep into Automat history.

– At Buzzfeed, Anne Helen Peterson interviewed Enya. IN ENYA’S CASTLE. Of course, Enya has a castle.

– Ooooh, The New Potato has three hot toddy recipes. SOLD.

– Very on topic, and very funny, at Eater: Which Food Magazine Wins Thanksgiving?

– Let us peruse these many hair styles of the Georgian era. (All Things Georgian)

– Via Vulture: Jason Street Will Play Coach Taylor in the Unauthorized Musical of Friday Night Lights. I think I speak for us all when I say: !!!!!

– Bless Lainey for bringing this trailer for the Mariah Carey holiday movie to our attention. Mimi directed it AND is starring in it! She also looks like she’s been shot through the same lens and with the same backdrop they use for the Barbara Walters special. She never pans out for full-body shot! I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THIS. NEVER CHANGE, MARIAH.

– Allegedly, per Celebitchy, Kate Hudson dumped Nick Jonas because she ‘wants to pursue multiple people.’ And, I suspect, because people didn’t get THAT excited about her allegedly dating Nick Jonas.

–And, finally,  FYI in case you want to Treat Yo Self, The Royal We e-book is marked down to $3.99 basically everywhere for the next week:

Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t get your turkey stuck on your head! (Speaking of, if you haven’t read our post about Thanksgiving mishaps, it may give you a chuckle. People have set things on fire, and gotten limbs stuck in meals, and lost MANY items of food to dogs. It’s great…well, it’s great in retrospect.)



Fugs and Fabs: The Premiere of “The Danish Girl”

Amber is all, “Wait. Do you look… clean? Again? IS THIS A TREND?”

[Photos: Getty]


Mostly Well Played: The Coats of Adele


I did not know until today that pictures of Adele walking around in coats was my favorite thing, but apparently it is! I love her coats and also her haircut and her sunglasses and her eyeliner and her Adele-ness.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

We covered Salma Hayek, and Nicole Kidman, but it turns out a LOT of folks went to this event, and some of them looked FANTASTIC. Others..well. Not so much? Come take a look.

[Photos: Getty]


Well Played, Lizzy Caplan in Roland Mouret



LIzzy Caplan has a way of taking outfits that I know would look bad on my shape and making me nonetheless want to put them on my body RIGHT THAT MINUTE.

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Sigh. I can’t even get mad at the random black panel. The colors are so cute, and she looks delightful. I have nothing funny to say about this. It’s Thanksgiving weekend soon and my brain is doing the can-can thinking about all the feasting I’m going to do, so I’ve been reduced to becoming the Perd Hapley of fashion commentators. “Yes, I do have an opinion about this dress, and my opinion is a statement of fact about my feelings, which in this case is: yes.”

[Photo: Getty]


Fugcussion: Jada Pinkett Smith in Zuhair Murad

Her husband’s movie is called Concussion.

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So is her dress.

[Photo: Getty]