Fug or Fab: Rosario Dawson at the Premiere of Luke Cage


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Rosario Dawson is SO DELIGHTED to be out of the house for this event, and it’s kind of adorable. In fairness, she DID get to hug Mike Coulter — who wouldn’t be giddy?

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Recent Fugs or Fabs: Kate Hudson


Okay, I’m going to use my powers here as the person who is writing this post to ask a question that has nothing to do with what Kate is wearing here: Am I the only person who watches her Fabletics ad and thinks, “is Kate DRUNK here?” I don’t think she IS drunk, please note. I just think she SOUNDS kinda drunk. And the truth is that, Drunk Kate Hudson Sells Athletic Wear is TOTALLY a show I would watch on QVC. Like, not “oh no, is she…drunk??” drunk. Like, the entire point of said show would just be that Kate Hudson intentionally mows through a bottle of wine while trying to sell you some capri-length leggings. Consider this, Kate. It would be a hoot. (I secretly really have a lot of affection for Kate Hudson. What can I say?)

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Katching Up With The Kardashians


So, Kimberly here — while in Paris in this outfit — was assaulted by that dipshit douchepickle asshat who has made a name for himself by ambushing celebrities in front of paparazzi or red carpet cameras. (I will not print his photo or use his name, because I refuse to give him the satisfaction.) And make no mistake, despite the fact that Kim was uninjured and he did not hit her, what he is doing is still assault. He lunged out and attempted to kiss her ass. In 2014, he dove at America Ferrera on the Cannes red carpet and climbed under her dress. He has shoved Kim to the ground before, once lunged at and buried his face in Leonardo DiCaprio’s crotch at a film festival, kissed Will Smith at a premiere, hugged Ciara while wearing a thong at a Valentino show, and then mere days ago, fully picked up Gigi Hadid and attempted to carry her off, before she elbowed him. Gigi, hideously, was rewarded with headlines implying she was being rude to a fan. HELLO. Even if it had not been The Usual Prankster, it’s not acceptable to stroll up to a person and PICK THEM UP AND LEAVE WITH THEM. That’s essentially kidnapping, even if you only take them one block away. It’s also invasive and appalling, as are all his little “jokes,” and I cannot believe this jackwagon bilgewad is still roaming the streets getting off on what he clearly thinks are cheeky and hilarious hijinks that are making him famous. As if people in the world don’t have enough to worry about, and as if celebrities aren’t skittish enough about their personal safety. You are the worst, sir.

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Dramatically Played: Rihanna at FENTY x PUMA at Paris Fashion Week


I’ll be honest with you: I don’t even entirely know what the point of Rihanna’s FENTY x PUMA collection is supposed to be. The few photos I’ve seen make it look like an addlepated hybrid of Yeezy and Victoria’s Secret Pink and, like, Giambattista Valli — but all with different degrees of each. Rihanna’s own outfit is the most dramatic.

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She looks INSANE but my God I want an invitation to that slumber party. Everyone would get personalized fans with their names on it, and a signature Champagne cocktail, and she would project classic movies like When Harry Met Sally and the Anne of Green Gables miniseries on the naked and perfect chests of male models standing on risers of varying heights. Every dip served would be delectable and calorie-free. We’d each have our own facialist. Drake would show up at one point and write a short poem about each one of us, and then he’d rap it and it wouldn’t be very good actually but we’d clap politely and high-five him and he’d cry a little from pure joy. We’d wake up the next morning to the sound of Angela Lansbury singing “Beauty and the Beast,” and leave with moisturizer made from weed because Rihanna decided a “pot moisturizer pot” was a funny palindrome and some of her stash had gone bad anyway so it was no skin off her nose. Jay-Z would call to make sure we all got our free memberships to Tidal, which we’d politely throw away later or pawn off on a distant cousin. An epic event, to be sure.

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Fug or Fab the Cover: Miley Cyrus on Elle, October 2016


Normally, I might take a page from The Big Book of Janice Dickinson and lament whether this hunchy pose is actually the best idea.

Miley Cyrus on Elle, Oct 2016

But the thing is, it might BE the best idea. We’ve all seen covers of Miley glaring down her nose at the camera, or sticking out her tongue, or jutting out her chin with flashing and defiant eyes. This one is soft, and vulnerable, and minimalist, playing very well with the notion that the cover story might be more raw and real and heartfelt than some of her blustery ones of the past. Best of all, it is designed to emphasize those glorious eyes. My gaze goes directly there and is hard-pressed to leave. Not even for a story about why I need a new co…. wait a minute, I am now staring at that line about needing a new coat. I DO need a new coat. Right? I mean, EVENTUALLY it will get cold in Los Angeles, a bit, and then I’ll be so glad I did it, right? Obviously. Thank you, Elle, for being my enabler today. My family regrets this but I NEVER WILL. And now, back to my regularly scheduled gawking at Miley’s baby blues.

The cover story is not quite as revolutionary as all that – it ends up being a bit more of the same, honestly – though I do think there are some nice pieces that point to her genuinely caring about what she does, be it charity work or in this case The Voice:

If I’m here, I’m going to do it for real. I’m not acting; I’m not playing me. People forget that their actions make them who they are. So many people say, “I’m a good person!” Like, why are you a good person? To be a good person you have to actively be good. I try to show that how I treat these contestants makes me who I am as a human.

But I thought this part, about her disinterest in Mariah Carey, was more interesting:

I’ve never really been a fan, because it’s so much about Mariah Carey. That’s part of her shtick; I can see through that. That’s part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it’s about Mimi! It’s about what she’s wearing, and it’s about her. What I make isn’t about me. It’s about sharing my story; it’s about someone being connected to what I’m saying.

That is a tad rich coming from Miley Cyrus, who has recently spent many years embedded in shtick. Basically everything she’s worn, the obsessive discussion of her weed habits, the stuck-out tongue obsession… that is absolutely categorizable as being about what she’s wearing, or about her, or yes, shtick. I believe — and correct me if I’m wrong — that even MILEY has more or less said that she did a lot of that stuff as a gag or a gimmick because she was operating on another plane from the rest of us and being super profound. Perhaps she’d argue that it was all just authentically who she was in the moment, but then, couldn’t one make that same argument about Mariah? Maybe THAT is who she really is, and her idea of sharing her story. So as usual, there are bits of nice self-reflection, and then bits that point to lingering self-delusion as well. But she’s pretty articulate, and in truth, I would rather read one of her interviews than, say, a cover piece promoting another celebrity lifestyle book. So that’s something.

[Photo: Elle]

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Carolina Herrera) Take Canada, Day Five


Oh, you guys! This is the trip that just keeps on giving. Today alone brought so much more handsiness, continued interesting shoes (including really cute cowboy boots!), some coat porn, yet more deeply adorable Canadian children, and Kate in a wine cardigan. I can ask for nothing more. I will also note, though, that this tour is doing exactly what it’s meant to do for me in that I now really want to book a vacay to the west coast of fair Canada. You guys will direct me to the finest wine establishments, right?

You might ask for a closer look at her shoes from this morning, and I can help you there:

ALSO: this is neat if you’re nerdy like I am:

ALSO: this is neat if you’re interested in totem poles like I am:

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What the Fug: Christina Milian


Look, I don’t know what you would wear to the opening of a new upscale seafood restaurant. But this is what Christina Milian wore:

Celebrities Dine Out At Grand Opening Of Catch LA

According to the Daily Mail — I know — it was also her birthday, and that at least feels right, as this is a very close approximation of what my grandma would refer to as her birthday suit, i.e., nudity. (DMIK also informed me that this catsuit is available for the low price of $19.99, so at least we don’t all have to seriously consider flinging ourselves off a cliff, as we would do if it were, say, a $5400 Balmain offering.) I think my favorite part of this look, though, is not the quaint X Marks The Spot nipples tape — honestly, if you’re going to wear this, wear it, nips akimbo — but the sweatshirt. It looks like a zip-up she keeps in the back of the car because that’s where she tossed it one afternoon when it turned too warm to actually wear it home from the Grove. That sweatshirt wants no part of this. It wants no part of any of this.

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