Fugs and Pieces, November 26, 2014



Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! (Happy Wednesday, everyone else! We love you, too, and if you lived here we’re totally have you over for cocktails and cheeseballs.) I bring with me the Traditional Turkey-on-the-Head Monica, and tidings of gratitude. We’re very lucky we get to hang out with you every day, Fug Nation. That said, we are taking off for the holiday, more or less — I will be posting a Reign recap at some point over the long weekend, and if Kate and Wills and Harry pop out of the house dressed as festive mice, or something, we won’t let that wither on the vine. But essentially, we’ll be back with regular postings on Monday, December 1st. (Obviously, you can always chat us up on Twitter, too.) Until then, here’s to your cheeseballs and Chex Mix!

– This seems like a good time to remind you that there is a GFY Book Club on Goodreads! The December book is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and discussion begins on Monday!

– Per Lainey, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are a GO for True Detective 2.

– Speaking of, here’s a little Tim Riggins and Tami Taylor together recently. (Cosmo)

– The AV Club has just informed me that HBO and Alex Gibney are making a Scientology documentary based on Going Clear, which is a very interesting book, and they’ve got A LOT of lawyers working on it.

Vanity Fair has a very interesting piece on Micaela Erlanger, the stylist behind (among others) Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery.

– I LOVE GIFT GUIDES. (Ours is coming soon-ish!). This one from Cupcakes and Cashmere is good. So is this GINORMOUS one from our friends at NY Mag, and this (intentionally over the top) one from People. And this Under $100 one from The Fashion Spot. Or this one, from Eater! I COULD KEEP GOING. (I will, next week.)

– This look back at the first Victoria Secret fashion shows is eye-opening. It was not at all the EXTRAVAGANZA it is today. But Tyra Banks was involved. (Note: this post does contain many a person in her skivvies.) (Buzzfeed)

– Thanks to Vulture, you can now make your own Aaron Sorkin monologue thanks to their Sorkin Monologue Generator. DELIVER IT AT THANKSGIVING DINNER!

– Mental Floss brings you 25 facts about Steel Magnolias.

– This Celebitchy headline has a LOT of things you enjoy: Matthew Goode was posh with a buttery voice before Benedict Cumberbatch. (Although the piece posits that The Good Wife‘s Finn and Alicia do not need to get it on and I am sorry, but there you are quite simply incorrect.)

– Did you know that ABC greenlit a sitcom called #winning? I am scared ABC got hit on the head and woke up and thinks it’s 2012. But appropriately, Pajiba presents the 10 Worst Sitcom Titles of All Time. And WOW THEY ARE BAD.



Royals Round-Up, November 26, 2014

We’ve got a premature Royals Round-Up this week, because Heather and I are about to kick off our Thanksgiving holiday and thus today is like our Friday. Never fear, we’ve still got plenty to discuss!

– First of all, in case you missed it, Kate had an event yesterday, to which a red dress and a jaunty ponytail were worn. There was ALSO a giant tea pot (sadly, it was not Mrs Potts). (If you want to buy the mugs in that post, as was discussed in the comments, you can sign up to be notified when they go on sale here.)


[Photos: Getty, Splash, Rui Vieira/PA Wire]


WTF: Rita Ora

I seriously am not even sure what all these layers ARE:

Kate Moss and Rita Ora party at The Scotch Club in London

She kind of looks like a character in a Lifetime movie set in the 80s who got rumbled out of the home of the man with whom she’s having an affair by his angry wife, and didn’t really have time to put everything BACK ON before she left. But I think we can all agree that, regardless, the sheer Madonna gloves are really pulling this whole thing together.

[Photo: Splash]


Well Played, Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo


I know some of you won’t agree with me here, but I love this on her. I am VERY susceptible to Ralph & Russo, especially on Angelina, and as you know, I have a weakness for the ladylike, which is this in extreme. So I may be delusional. Let’s discuss.

[Photos: AKM/GSI]


WTF: The Recent !!??!!!s of Bai Ling

I think she’s officially BACK. Whether or not this qualifies as “better than ever” probably depends on your personal definition of “better.”

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, AKM/GSI]


Fug the Show: Nashville recap, season 3, episode 8, “You’re Lookin’ At Country”

We’ve reached the night of the CMAs, and one big question remains unanswered: What the hell happened with Rolling Stone? Wasn’t a big part of doing the cover story that it would help her campaign for CMAs votes? I’m assuming that hasn’t come out yet, because Deacon will be super pissed and I suspect Maddie will be too on her father’s behalf. It seems extremely strange that we ended on such a downer note with it last week, only to have this entire episode pass with NO hangover from that — even just in Rayna’s mind, accepting an award, thanking a man she knows she just betrayed. Dot your Is and cross your Ts, show.

You are going to scream at what poor Juliette is wearing.


I would love to know when this was shot in relation to the Emmys, but I’m guessing a month later. She gave an interview recently about how she’s a tiny wee person and so all the pregnancy weight feels that much more massive to her, so maybe she was too self-conscious at this point to wear something as slinky as the silver gown. But unsurprisingly, I hate this. The top looks constricting and itchy, and she looks like a float in an All Souls Day parade. She fusses over it because she’s meeting Avery’s parents, who flew in for the awards because he’s nominated for “Don’t Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet,” and obviously with months of notice they couldn’t have flown in three days earlier and met Juliette in a casual setting at her house specifically to avoid this sort of drama. Let’s assume Avery’s father is a nut about frequent flier miles and so he was working around some VERY unfortunate blackout restrictions. Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Garner have a credit card they’d like to sell him.

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