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Freaky Fug Friday: A Hunger Games/CoverGirl Giveaway


This post is not sponsored, beyond the fact that Lionsgate asked if we wanted to do a giveaway, and we thought it sounded like something you’d enjoy. We like it when Fug Nation gets stuff.

Jennifer Lawrence is busy: First Catching Fire premiered, then American Hustle, then it was awards season, and then she had to juggle shooting Mockingjay with the next X-Men movie, and now it’s the Oscars. I hope on March 3, she books herself into a spa for a week and flushes her mobile.

In honor of all that, we decided to accept the opportunity to do a Hunger Games: Catching Fire giveaway in advance of its March 7 release date in all the applicable formats (Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD, VOD, PPV, OMG, BSB, TTYL, and of course YOLO). The slideshow of Jennifer’s various hairdos over the years is just for fun, so we can have important discussions about which color and style she should adopt next. These are the issues of today, and they cannot be overlooked.

Here is the giveaway portion:

The rules: Delightfully limited. Anyone who comments on this entry and lives in the U.S. or Canada will be eligible (we’ll pick the winners at random; we don’t have time to judge a contest because of the Oscars THE OSCARS BY GOD THE OSCARS). So talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic: Jennifer Lawrence’s hair looked the best in slide 2. DISCUSS. And if you should decide to do it in the form of sassy poetry, it will not increase your chances of winning, but it WILL create delight throughout the land. Make sure you comment with a valid e-mail address, please. I promise we will not use it for anything EXCEPT to notify you that you have won fun stuff.

The prizeOne Grand Prize winner gets a CoverGirl beauty bag that includes Flamed Up Curl Mascara and the nine Capitol Collection nail polishes (they are apparently sparkly, which makes sense given what we know of makeup trends in the Capitol), plus a Hunger Games: Catching Fire Blu-ray Combo Pack; and two runners-up will each get a Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD. (The movie comes out in those formats — and Pay-Per-View, Digital HD, VOD, OMG, BSB, TTYL, and your other favorite acronyms — next Friday, so if you don’t win, don’t despair.) May the odds, as they say, be ever in your favor.

The restrictions: As I noted, sadly, this is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (sorry, Fug Internationals; we don’t make ALL the rules). The contest closes on Monday, March 3, at noon Pacific time.

The sign-off: THE OSCARS ARE ON SUNDAY. Where did the time go?

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Freaky Fug Friday, February 14, 2014


Here’s Gywneth, heading into Gwen Stefani’s baby shower in some really cracked out pants. At least if she has to jump out of a plane at some point during the day, we know she’ll live:

THE TASK: As we’ve just returned from Fashion Week (and GOOP clearly needs a wardrobe reinvention), please comment and let us know who you’d choose if you were magically given an limitless amount of money to spend on ONE designer’s work. In other words, which one line do you want to shop most in your fantasy life?

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday.

THE PRIZE: Yay! We’re excited to be giving away one copy of our friends Tom & Lorenzo’s new book Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me. Per Amazon: “In this book, they explore the celebrity image and style culture with their trademark acerbic wit, from starlet meltdowns to publicity seeking pregnancies to red carpet disasters, along the way offering readers funny but inspiring takeaways and advice on understanding what constitutes great style and confident self-image: Know the venue, know the image you want to project, and sell it, sell it, sell it.” (And yes, that’s our blurb on the front cover!) Open to US and Canadian readers only. Get to imaginary shopping!

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Freaky Fug Friday: Results


This week’s entries were EXTREMELY funny, making choosing the winners of Amy Spalding’s new book, Ink Is Thicker Than Water, pretty dang hard. I recommend you take a look at them, if you didn’t read them the first time. And with no further ado:

THE TASK: Doesn’t Noomi Rapace here look like the world’s most glamorous witch? Please invent the title of  the autobiography that this woman would write.

THE WINNERS:

UnicornWrangler
Love It or Lisbeth: How I Ditched the Dragon Tattoo and Found My Coven

funnilyquaint
You Hardly Noomi: My Transformation into Read-a Aura, Drag Queen Witch of the Lanai

Carrick
Endora’s Game

Joanne Mitchell
Get A Roomi: How Falling in Love Cost Me My Coven

runbmc:
Hex and the City

Thanks to everyone who entered, and if you see your entry here, please check your email!

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Freaky Fug Friday: Noomi Rapace


Just in time for the holidays, Freaky Fug Friday is back!

THE TASK: Doesn’t Noomi Rapace here look like the world’s most glamorous witch? Please invent the title of  the autobiography that this woman would write.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday.

THE PRIZE: Yay, this is exciting! We have five autographed copies of the newest book by Amy Spalding, Ink Is Thicker Than Water. What is this fine book about, I hear you wondering. Per Amazon: “For Kellie Brooks, family has always been a tough word to define. Combine her hippie mom and tattooist stepdad, her adopted overachieving sister, her younger half brother, and her tough-love dad, and average Kellie’s the one stuck in the middle, overlooked and impermanent. When Kellie’s sister finally meets her birth mother and her best friend starts hanging with a cooler crowd, the feeling only grows stronger. But then she reconnects with Oliver, the sweet and sensitive college guy she had a near hookup with last year. Oliver is intense and attractive, and she’s sure he’s totally out of her league. But as she discovers that maybe intensity isn’t always a good thing, it’s yet another relationship she feels is spiraling out of her control. It’ll take a new role on the school newspaper and a new job at her mom’s tattoo shop for Kellie to realize that defining herself both outside and within her family is what can finally allow her to feel permanent, just like a tattoo.” Sounds good, right? I’m starting it tonight, and I can’t wait to read it. Get to writing, and win one for yourself (or for a friend)!

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Freaky Fug Friday, Prince Harry


Do you guys remember when we recently ran an excerpt from the new coffee table book about Queen Elizabeth, and promised we’d be giving away a copy? That day is today! But first, here’s a picture of Prince Harry wearing a fur-lined hood:

PS: If you’re interested in all things Royal, you should definitely read the interview that Celebuzz ran earlier this week with the book’s author, Jennie Bond, who’s covered the royal family for eons. She does not intend to see Diana, which I feel is true not only for royal watchers, but also Naomi Watts fans, people who are still working on their Sayid fanfic, and most living humans.

But if you’re interested in winning a copy of the book, here’s how that happens:

THE TASK: Per Getty Images, Harry isn’t just trying on the finest winter wear, he’s taking part in a training exercise with the ‘Walking with the Wounded’ 2013 British team, which is planing to race teams from the US and the Commonwealth to the South Pole next month. Next month, I plan to eat some ice cream, which is probably very similar. But while that is a very worthy cause, his saucy fur lining makes him look but one step away from a fur turban and therefore one heartbeat away from starring in his own night time soap opera. And there is your task. Prince Harry stars in a night time drama. Name that soap opera.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. We only have one copy to give away, so give it your best shot.

THE PRIZE: Hello! I just told you. But if you need more info, per the publisher: “Completely updated to include all the Jubilee proceedings, this authoritative photographic history covers the Queen’s reign. On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI. The reign that was to see major changes both in the country and Commonwealth and in the role of the monarchy began far away from Britain in a game reserve in Kenya. This book chronicles this remarkable period in the history of Britain’s monarchy in lavish and fascinating detail. The Queen has been constantly under scrutiny ever since she took the throne, and this book presents a balanced and absorbing account of her life and of her role as the head of state in a country and a world that have changed almost beyond recognition in the 60 years since she inherited the throne.”  In other words: TIARAS!

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Freaky Fug Friday: Lady Gaga / Megan McCafferty Edition


Welcome to the return of Freaky Fug Friday! The prize this week is so good, Lady Gaga is DOING A DANCE:

I think I speak for all of us when I say that THIS IS AMAZING. She looks like Eliza Doolittle if My Fair Lady were about insurance adjusters.

THE TASK: It is too hot, and this is a long weekend. It seems mean to make you do too much. And ergo, I am going to be picking winners at random again this week. All I need from you is an opinion, in the comments: If you had to be trapped in an elevator with Lady Gaga, which Lady Gaga persona would you choose? This Gaga? Meat Dress Gaga? Gaga In An Egg? The more recent Jazzercise Gaga? Quick Change VMAs Gaga? Those are just Gaga Iterations off the top of my head; You may choose any Gaga you like.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on TUESDAY. Contest is open to US residents only.

THE PRIZE: This will delight you! Megan McCafferty has a new Jessica Darling book out — and it’s a prequel. It’s called Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection, and it is as charming and delightful and darling as you would hope — all you Jessica Darling/Marcus Flutie fans will, of course, NEED to add it to your collection. Per Amazon:

I hadn’t even gotten to homeroom yet and I’d already discovered five hard truths about junior high:

1. My best friend had turned pretty.
2. She didn’t know it yet.
3. It wouldn’t be long before she did.
4. That knowledge would change everything between us.
5. And there wasn’t a thing I could do about it.

It’s the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty’s hilarious new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.”

It’s technically for ages ten and up — it’s aimed at younger readers than the original Jessica Darling books — but I think it’s enjoyable for all. Good luck!

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