Fugs and Pieces, March 27th, 2015


In my ongoing saga of Not Knowing What Date It Is, I first dated this as “3015,” and then “2013.” NEITHER OF WHICH IS TRUE.

Moving on:

– Did you know that our new book, The Royal We, comes out on April 7th? Did you know that we’re currently giving away some awesome prize packs that you should enter to win? Now you know!

– Speaking of London (kinda): The Romantic-Comedy Lover’s Guide to London (Buzzfeed)

– Also at Buzzfeed, you must take this quiz. Who Said It: Kanye West Or Jean-Ralphio Saperstein?

– ALSO AT BUZZFEED, I cried laughing at this post about things people have bought whilst drunk.

– Relevant to our interests:Why Is American Figure Skating Losing the Cold War? (Rolling Stone)

– Dean Smith left money in his will to every single kid who ever played for him at North Carolina. (GQ)

– This is awesome: Every Argument About “Buffy” On The Internet, From 1998 Until Now (The Toast)

– The Decider takes a step back in time and revisits a SERIOUSLY BAD episode of Beverly Hills, 90210

– Speaking of TV, this makes me laugh: I Didn’t Watch TV for a Week Because I’m a Better Person Than You (Cosmo)

– While we’re doing Fug Madness, our friends at Forever Young Adult are devoting their own bracketology skillz to TEEN HEARTHROBS.

Taylor Swift defending her own grammar really pleases me. (Elle)

– WHAT??? Via the Washington Post: The soda industry is discovering what the future of Diet Coke looks like (and it isn’t pretty).

– Here’s Sophie Hunter’s wedding dress. I think it’s SO pretty on her. (Lainey)

– Oh, man: David O. Russell’s Abandoned ‘Accidental Love’ Is Not Even Worthy of an All-GIF Review (Pajiba)

Dolly Parton says she’s never going to retire and I say, THANK GOODNESS. (Celebitchy)

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Royals Round-Up, March 27th, 2015


We had an outing from Kate and Wills earlier today, which you can find in all its glory here. But that doesn’t mean this post isn’t full of STUFF. We’ve got everything from dead kings interred somewhere more appropriate than a car park to Harry at a rugby match to Maxima very seriously painting a wall to Eggs Benedict Cucumber Sandwich to Joan Collins.

Elsewhere on GFY, if you haven’t entered our final giveaway of The Royal We, you must! The contest is open to everyone, and in addition to a signed copy of The Royal We, we are giving away all kinds of goodies.

Elsewhere elsewhere:

 

[Photos: Getty, Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images, LISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty]

 

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Fug Madness 2015 Sweet Sixteen: Madonna Bracket, Part 2


No. 1 RIHANNA vs. No. 4 ROSE McGOWAN 

It’s a shame to see either of these women go. They worked SO HARD for this, whether they knew it or not.

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Fug Madness 2015 Sweet Sixteen: Charo Bracket, Part 2


No. 2 KAT GRAHAM vs. No. 3 LINDSAY LOHAN

I happen to be watching The Vampire Diaries as I write this, and I just want to state for the record that Kat Graham is SO beautiful. Don’t allow this to sway you! (Prediction: this one might be VERY close.)

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Royally Played, Wills and Kate (in Mulberry)


First of all, I love this pink on Kate; I loved this coat the first time she wore it. As I mentioned then,  it reminds me of the time a Drunk Keifer Sutherland complimented my own hot pink coat. So, I guess in this scenario, I AM DRUNK KEIFER SUTHERLAND. Hold the phone for a moment while I go politely tackle a Christmas tree.

Okay, I’m back. I also enjoy how everyone (in the press, not here) is going to be like IT MUST BE A GIRL over this coat, even though Kate’s running pretty even in the Pink v. Blue Coat as Predictor of Baby Gender Sweepstakes and also I am pretty sure Kate isn’t trying to send any of us subliminal messages through her clothing. (Is she? If she is, I suspect the main message is, “buy another Breton tee, Jessica,” and I have got that one down.)  Anyway, re: baby gender, the official story is that she and Wills don’t even know, and I buy that, because that way you’d be WAY less likely to accidentally spill the beans to your green grocer or whatever. (I DO however think it’s a girl and my choice of name has been Alice FOR MONTHS NOW and I can’t WAIT to be right. I’m going to be SO annoying about it. That said, if it IS a boy, that’s also lovely because yay babies.)

PS: While I’ve got you here, an audience for whom this is hopefully of interest, you are probably aware of this, but The Royal We finally comes out a week from Tuesday, and we’re doing a giveaway right now that you might want to enter! (BookPage just said, “readers should prepare to lose their hearts to The Royal We,a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic,” if that sways you one way or the other. To the coats!)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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Fug Madness 2015 Sweet Sixteen: Bjork Bracket, Part 2


No 1. LADY GAGA vs. No. 4 KATE HUDSON

I don’t know if Kate has ever made it this far, much less beyond this point. And Lady Gaga is a hella formidable roadblock.

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