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Freaky Fug Friday: Jen Doll’s SAVE THE DATE

I never once dreamt I’d have the opportunity to use a photo from Britney and Kevin’s wedding again, much less the one proving that he had his groomsmen wear watching track suits.  BUT IT’S TOPICAL!

THE TASK: Because the prize this week is wedding-themed, as you will soon see, tell us which celebrity wedding (past or future or theoretical) you’d most like to attend. I’ll chose the winners by random draw. I obviously would have liked to attend the Britney/K Fed wedding, as well as the infamous Celine Dion wedding where she rode in on an elephant, and (surely it goes without saying), Kate&Wills. As well as my future marriage to Jon Hamm, which will be a PARTY, I can tell you. But you must pick but one.

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

THE PRIZE: We’re delighted to be giving away three (3) copies of Jen Doll’s awesome new memoir, Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, which is awesome and fabulous, and you will love. Per Amazon:

“Weddings. They’re fun, festive, and joyful, and at a time when people marry later in life—and sometimes not at all—they offer endless opportunities to reexamine love and what we want for ourselves, regardless of whether or not our aim is a walk down the aisle. In Save the Date, Jen Doll charts the course of her own perennial wedding guesthood, from the ceremony of distant family members when she was eight to the recent nuptials of a new boyfriend’s friends. There’s the first trip home for a childhood pal’s big day, in which she learns that her first love has eloped to Hawaii. There’s the destination wedding attended with little baggage beyond a suitcase of strappy sandals and summery party dresses. Regrettably, there is a series of celebrations that mean the end to a valued friendship. There’s also the wedding that offers all the promise of new love. Wedding experiences come in as varied an assortment as the gowns at any bridal shop, and Doll turns a keen eye to each, delivering a heartfelt exploration of contemporary relationships. Funny, honest, and affecting, Save the Date is a fresh and spirited look at the many ways in which we connect to one another. “

‘Tis the season, too — I was just at a wedding Saturday — so this is both timely and awesome. Good luck!


Freaky Fug Friday: Well Played, Melissa McCarthy

I am basically just delighted to have an excuse to give props to Melissa McCarthy, who looks so cute in this:

Cute dress, well-accessorized, fab lipstick, and great shoes. I basically want to buy everyone a round. But instead,  we are going to give away three books.

THE TASK: We’re all WORN OUT from Fug Madness, and therefore all I ask of you — cue Phantom music – is that you comment with your prediction for who is going to win it this year. I will then choose three winners AT RANDOM, so don’t worry about being correct. It’s just for fun (and also, if you’re right, you’ll be able to PROVE IT).

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

THE PRIZE: We have three copies of Kirsten Smith’s Trinkets, freshly out in paperback. Per Amazon: “Sixteen-year-old Moe’s Shoplifters Anonymous meetings are usually punctuated by the snores of an old man and the whining of the world’s unhappiest housewife. Until the day that Tabitha Foster and Elodie Shaw walk in. Tabitha has just about everything she wants: money, friends, popularity, a hot boyfriend who worships her…and clearly a yen for stealing. So does Elodie, who, despite her goodie-two-shoes attitude pretty much has ‘klepto’ written across her forehead in indelible marker. But both of them are nothing compared to Moe, a bad girl with an even worse reputation. Tabitha, Elodie, and Moe: a beauty queen, a wallflower, and a burnout-a more unlikely trio high school has rarely seen. And yet, when Tabitha challenges them to a steal-off, so begins a strange alliance linked by the thrill of stealing and the reasons that spawn it.” Sounds like a good read, right? Kirsten is fabulous — you may know her work as a screenwriter; she wrote 10 Things I Hate About You and (one of my personal faves) She’s The Man – and I can’t wait to read the book myself. Good luck!


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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[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


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!


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.


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

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

Endora’s Game

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

Hex and the City

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


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)!


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!