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Fugs and Fabs: Women Wearing Solids at the Elle Women in Hollywood Party



Fugs and Fabs: Women in Patterns at the Elle Women in Hollywood Party

It’s wholly gratifying to me that so many of the women of Hollywood at the Women in Hollywood party embraced the glory of patterns.


GFY Retrospective: A Boatload of Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange opens this weekend, and that certainly seems like a good enough excuse to take a look back at a variety of amusing, dashing, dreamy, or weird public appearances of one Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch, doesn’t it?


Fugs and Fabs: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party: The Cover Women

We already covered their their stints on the magazine — no pun intended — but let’s see how this year’s Women in Hollywood cover subjects turned it out on the red carpet, shall we?

[Photos: Getty Images]


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.


GFY Giveaway: The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull

Happy giveaway Tuesday! This is an excellent Halloween option, because — spoiler! — witches are involved:

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Let’s flip this over, virtually, shall we?

Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed couldn’t lead more different lives. Poppy is a troubled teen: moving from school to school, causing chaos wherever she goes, never making friends or lasting connections. Ember is a young witch, struggling to find a place within her coven and prove her worth. Both are outsiders: feeling like they don’t belong and seeking escape.

Poppy and Ember soon become friends, and secretly share knowledge of their two worlds. Little do they know that destiny has brought them together: an ancient prophecy, and a life-changing betrayal. Growing closer, they begin to understand why they’ve never belonged and the reason they are now forever connected to each other.

Switched at birth by the scheming witch Raven Hawkweed, Poppy and Ember must come to terms with their true identities and fight for their own place in the world. Enter Leo, a homeless boy with a painful past who – befriending them both – tests their love and loyalty. Can Poppy and Ember’s friendship survive? And can it withstand the dark forces that are gathering?

THE TASK: I’m going to pick the winners at random, but to keep it fun, please comment and tell us who your favorite fictional witch is. (Mine is Samantha Stephens. Wait, maybe it’s actually Endora. I need to give this some thought.) We have five copies to give away!

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher. Open to residents of the United States only. Thank you!)


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?

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