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Fugs and Pieces, July 22nd, 2016

WHAT A WEEK.  And I just saw the news coming out of Germany — if any of you are in Munich at the moment, I very much hope you and yours are safe.

Everyone, please feel free to pour yourself an entire bottle of wine and distract yourself with the following:

– Liz Meriweather is covering the RNC for Vulture and you guys. Her dispatches are PAINFULLY BRILLIANT. Read all of them, but for sure please read Last Weekend’s Hottest Romance Was the Doomed Coupling of T&P in the Trump-Pence Logo, and You Wouldn’t Understand Melania Trump’s My Little Pony Glimmer Truths.

– At Lainey: Kiki Dunst is directing an adaptation of The Bell Jar.

– Via Deadline, Tara Lipinski is producing a drama for Hulu about competitive figure skaters. I AM IN.

– EXCELLENT. At Revelist: Every ‘Degrassi’ character ever, ranked.

Michelle Obama’s Carpool Karaoke is great. (Vanity Fair)

– You know who else is great? John Cho, in this Vulture interview.

– Via The Guardian, FKA Twigs held a free dance workshop in Baltimore. This whole story is very heartwarming.

Roxane Gay and poet Yona Harvey are writing a comic for Marvel (with Ta-Nehisi Coates, who writes Black Panther) and it sounds awesome. (New York Times)

– At the BBC: WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate. !!!!

– At Celebitchy, they’re wondering whether or not Hiddleswift will last until the Emmys.

– Speaking of celeb break-ups, RIP (officially, finally) Pacey and Diane. (Vanity Fair)

– At Elle: I Got a Haircut in Every Foreign City I Visited on Vacation. This is very touching and good. To wit: “Even today, when political and cultural differences can once again seem unbridgeably wide, reflecting back on these salons—where fans gently wafted hairspray-scented air, summer light filtered in hazily from the streets, and I was deeply reassured to find that most people are intelligent and kind, when you get to know them a little bit—I feel my heart beat more slowly and my fears of unknown others fade.”

– Over at Pajiba: A Reminder to Anyone Who Thinks Leslie Jones Ruined ‘Ghostbusters’: The Original Ghostbusters Hate You

– At The Ringer: A Close Reading of Kim Kardashian West’s Latest Film: Kanye and Taylor’s Phone Call

– I loved this Top Shelf at Into The Gloss: Betty Halbreich, Personal Shopper, Bergdorf Goodman

– At The New Potato, Isaac Mizrahi is a delight.

– At Vogue: Idris Elba, Day and Night! The Actor on His Off-Duty and Red Carpet Style

- Via Bustle, MY HERO:  An 86 year old woman thwarted a would-be robber using bacon as a weapon.

And, in case you missed any of this week’s highlights here at GFY:


Royals Round-Up, July 22nd, 2016

In case you missed it, PIPPA’S ENGAGED. We covered it fully here. And in today’s gallery, OUTFITS! PASTRIES! VERY SMALL HATS!

Likewise, today is Prince George’s birthday, and as ever, I invite you to flip through his archive here at GFY. PLEASE READ ABOUT ME IMMEDIATELY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. KP also released new photos of him, which we covered here!

Elsewhere of potential interest:

– The Swedish royals’ family portrait has SO MANY BABIES in it. (People)

– Also at People, Charlene and Albert (who, as usual, just called up People to chat) are skipping the Olympics because of Zika. I am sure that a lot of women of child-bearing age (and their spouses, given that it can be sexually transmitted) are skipping because of Zika.

– At The Mirror: 11 royal secrets revealed by that photo of Theresa May meeting the Queen

– The Hollywood Gossip doesn’t think Kate will be in Pippa’s wedding.

Tatler has 10 things you should know about Pippa Middleton’s fiancé James Matthews



Royally Played: Prince George’s Third Birthday

Today is Prince George’s third birthday, and as is tradish, Kensington Palace released new portraits of his squashy little noodle face. (When will he be too old for me to call him a squashy little noodle? I am MUCH older than he is, so… doing some math… carry the four… add in the nuclear weight of uranium… I see I’ve got a few years left.) Please squee with me:

There is a subset of people who have been concerned that Lupo was, like, SECRETLY DEAD or chained up in the attic or whatever, and this photo is an EXTREMELY CUTE proof of life. George is like, “PLEASE EAT THIS ICE CREAM NOW LUPO. RIGHT NOW, PLEASE. IT’S A TEA PARTY, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO EAT THIS DELICIOUS BISCUIT IMMEDIATELY THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH.”

oh but there’s three more pics


Well Played, Naomie Harris in Self Portrait

In case you are wondering if Naomie Harris is floating around, looking perfect, in the midst of a heat wave….

'The Bodyguard' Launch Night

…the answer is yes, absolutely.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: Rita Ora

I feel like Rita Ora taking over as host of America’s Next Top Model is her final push to Make Rita Ora Happen in America. It also means we are going to see A LOT of her walking around wearing Interesting Things.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Your Afternoon Chat: Your Favorite Romance Novels

Fabio romance novel covers

As requested in yesterday’s look at Dakota Johnson filming Fifty Shades Darker, let’s talk romance novels: What are your favorites? Your favorite re-read? The best authors? The books you recommend to non-romance readers? The ones that surprised you the most? Please heave your bosom into the comments and share. (Apologies for the art on this piece, but I cannot resist the lure of Fabio. There is something wonderful about the fact that, for a brief period in pop culture history, America decided it was REALLY into a dude who was often shirtless on the cover of various novels. You guys, we didn’t really have the internet then! Sometimes we found hotness in the book aisle at CVS! Yes, CVS sold many more books then! Human longing will always find a way!)

And, a bit of trivia: My dear friend Victoria was Fabio’s PR guru when he was hit in the face with the bird. She said it was the weirdest day she ever had at work, and she also worked for Larry Flynt. 


Fug or Fab: Alicia Vikander in Preen

Alicia, I know it’s really hot and all our brains are steamed:

Alicia Vikander Leaves Her New York Hotel

But I am pretty sure you’re wearing this cute day-dress backwards.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]