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Gilmorely Played: The Gilmore Girls Netflix Trailer

It’s here: A proper preview of the four 90-minute Gilmore Girls episodes that are coming next month — all at once — to Netflix, which I guess means at Thanksgiving I will be bingeing on more than just stuffing.

What do you think? We’ve got Luke, Jess, Dean, hand-holding, an Edward Hermann sighting that made me misty even though it’s silly, some Sookie, of course some Michel… and Lorelai, Rory, coffee, and takeout.

It’s weird seeing the show get a movie-style preview, because I feel like all the dialogue and its trademark fast pacing works way better in context than in snippets. So I’m trying to hold back on reacting to that until I can dive in and watch it all in flow. Still: Does this make you excited? Nervous? Emotional? Are you clinging to the promise of hearing Amy Sherman-Palladino’s famous last four words — the ones she repeatedly said SHE would have used to end the WB finale — or do you kind of wish she would stop harping on about that, because the person who took over the show tried really hard and was not responsible for some of the things that had gone wrong with it by then, so just stop piling on already? Or BOTH? (I guess I have feelings about that.) But regardless, ASP made a universe I really flipped for, and characters and faces I’m so happy to see. When Rory rests her head on Lorelai’s shoulder at the cemetery… y’all, I don’t cry at much in TV and movies, but Lauren Graham grieving Richard Gilmore might do it.


What the Fug: Nicole Kidman in Versace

I’m having a bit of trouble sussing out what I think of Nicole’s black dress…

Nicole Kidman

… because a nightgown appears to have fainted on it.

[Photo: Getty]


Unfug or Fab: Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

When we saw this on the runway, I wondered how wearable it would turn out to be.

Rachel McAdams

Asked and answered. I appreciate the thought behind how relatively seamless the transition from lined to unlined is — I can’t wholly tell where the modesty begins, and that DOES take skill and thought — and I understand the artistic desire here. But my feeling is: Leave that on the runway. Yes, okay, Rachel selected this knowing full well what it would entail, but it strikes me that these designs put all the emphasis on the dress and very little on the person in it; the more successful collaborations let them both sing in equal measure. So yeah, Rachel’s head looks lovely, and yet I’m spending all my time frowning at the dress, wondering what I’d do differently or if I’m being too pearl-clutchy. The decals on the shoulder end up being fine; on her chest, though, they look like fancy nipple decals. I MIGHT accept them even so, if you lopped off the lone sleeve and lined the skirt. Because if that was opaque, it might look less like a bunch of gleaming doves are dive-bombing her groin. Might, might, might. A rough draft that never got its edits.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Anna Kendrick in Marc Jacobs

I feel like they’ve been promoting this movie for a hundred years. HOW is it not out, with three sequels, by now?

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fug or Fab: Amal Alamuddin Clooney

I guess these pants mean that Amal and Vanessa Hudgens would have a lot in common. Who knew? Have we just made a love match?

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[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


What the Fug: Malin Akerman

Well, her shoes seem like they’re very nice.

Malin Akerman

I just don’t know why she’s wearing them with a dress that has its own runway. One of the reasons I’m so tired of these big double-slit dresses — aside from how they STILL make the wearer look like she is busting out of it — is that I am without words, or even WORDS. How many different times can you declare someone the Thighmaster? How often can we make jokes about the price of real estate in Leg City? It’s not making her look great, and it’s making me boring. UNACCEPTABLE.

This photo did give me a quick chortle:

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Fug or Fab: Shailene Woodley in Lanvin

This may not be accurate, but it certainly FEELS like we don’t see a lot of Lanvin on the red carpets. It’s good styling to know when to widen the net for your client; Lanvin isn’t something I’d have thought of for Shailene, or even necessarily remembered at all, but something about this does suit her well:

Shailene Woodley

It’s formal, it’s hugging her well, and the fancy patchwork of fabrics feels totally right on her — like, there’s a semi-homemade Cinderella feel that matches with her Mama Shailene vibe. I totally buy that she’d sit around — probably sunning her labia — and cobble together a garment out of leftovers, so as not to be wasteful. My only real knock on it is that those particular fabrics feel like shards of dresses I bought at the turn of the century and then threw out two years later because the fabrics were extra flammable. Maybe… wait, do we think Mama Shailene made this out of MY leavings?!? Where exactly WERE you in 2001, eh, Shailene?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]