Fug File: Fugs and Pieces

Fugs and Pieces, November 21, 2014

Let’s just get right into this:

– This is a totally fun piece about a woman who wrote to a TON of celebs as a child, and what they all wrote back to her. Sarah Jessica Parker, you are a class act. (Zulkey)

– Here’s EVERY People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover EVER.

– Like Lainey, I always forget that Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother. He’s cute!

– Forget Serial. Here’s the story behind the Mail Chimp ad. (Mail…kimp?) (The Atlantic)

Lucky has all kinds of recommendations for the best cheap tights, which seems seasonally apt?

– I really hope this bridal registry for noted catch Charles Manson is legit. (Glamour)

– Did y’all read that cracked out interview with Jaden and Willow Smith in T this week? It’s….something else.

– Also from T, this is a GREAT piece about the notoriously tough test one must pass in order to drive a cab in London, in, as they put it, the age of GPS.

– Pajiba DELICIOUSLY salutes the glory of Emma Thompson.

– This Mental Floss piece, on what people in 1976 thought 2076 would be like, is fascinating. If I make it to 2076 (it’s extraordinarily unlikely, I’d be REALLY old), I better have my g-d flying car.

– I laughed out loud at this round up of weird sex tips from women’s magazines. (World Lifestyle)

– I’m sure you want to see Bendylimbs Cumberlocks on the cover of Time. (Celebitchy)

– And read this great profile of him. (Vulture)

– I love this! The Cut has a whole piece on “surprising relationship dealbreakers.” I once broke up with a dude because he didn’t know who Kanye West was. (He also listened to electronica sitar music.)

Rihanna apparently wants to be on Scandal. I ALSO want Rihanna to be on Scandal. (Cosmo)


Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Cartier Women Who Dare Party

From the crazy (Erin Wasson) to the sublime (Christy Turlington).

[Photos: Splash]


Fugs and Pieces, November 7, 2014

Let me direct you to the words of others, in hopes that you can procrastinate for a wee bit until it’s time to really go home for the weekend!

– This, on Vulture, is great. Let me just share the lede: “For the latest edition of ‘Life in Pictures,’ photographer Henry Leutwyler followed [Wendy Whelan], the 47-year-old former New York City Ballet principal dancer, on October 18 after her farewell performance at Lincoln Center.”

– File this under THE BEST: Women Rejecting Marriage Proposals in Western Art History. It is peerlessly funny. (The Toast)

– This is a FASCINATING piece from The New York Times, about how Jessica Chastain is contractually prohibited from doing much PR for one of her movies — out this next month — in favor of doing it for Interstellar.

– Because he’s CLASSY AS HELL, Bendywinks Cumbervixen announced his engagement in the London Times next to the obits and births. (BBC)

– From The Cut: The 6 Weirdest Oprah’s Favorite Things.

This week would have marked Vivien Leigh’s 101st birthday. Marie Claire tells her life story in pictures.

– The Guardian ranks the 10 Best Female Power Dressers.

– Spoiler: Umami’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger is DISGUSTING, “like a strangely savory meat-flavored cupcake.”(Grub Street)

The Greatest Sandwiches in MOVIE HISTORY! (Slate)

You probably want to eyeball Alexander Skarsgard, right? Right. (Lainey Gossip)

– This is a hoot, from Mental Floss: 50 Old British Dialect Words to Incorporate into Conversation. Personally, I really like “crumpsy.” As is, “you’re terribly crumpsy again today, Mr. Darcy.” Also, I’ve just realized that my apartment is completely shackbaggerly and if I don’t get to titty-toiting, it’s only going to get worse.

– Look at these AMAZING VINTAGE HOTEL INTERIORS! The one with the pool in the lobby! (Curbed)

– This is right up your street, from Entertainment Weekly: Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Alums: Ranking Achievements Three Years Later

– Also at EW, the Mean Girls reunion where Lindsay’s skirt is SO SHORT you can tell that Tina is just biting the inside of her cheek not to turn to her and say, “TOO MUCH CROTCH.” (That said, the interviews are really good; Lilo is kind of funny in hers. COME BACK TO US LINDSAY. [I guess I still love her, you guys.])

– This is very amusing, from The Hairpin: The Worst Time Kris Jenner Taught Me To Make Pumpkin Bread

– Allegedly the world’s catchiest song is…. well, I don’t want to spoil it. (The Science of Us)

Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn are getting a divorce! I admit that this surprised me. I don’t know why. (Celebitchy)


Fugs and Pieces, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hope it’s full of treats and no tricks.

– I know you’ll want to read Elle‘s interview with Josh Jackson.

-- Vogue celebrates the best of Winona Ryder, on the occasion of her 43rd birthday this week. WINO FOREVER!

Amy Poehler’s AMA is great. (For example, someone asks, “How do you treat yo self?” and her response is “fine leather goods.”)

– I love this: 10 Sexy Vintage Halloween Costumes. Spoiler: SEXY EBOLA is not one of them, but they’re quite awesome. (Retroette)

– This feels thematic: Glamour and grieving: How the Victorians dressed for death. (CNN)

– The Telegraph tells us how to recreate the most iconic wedding looks of all time.

– This is the sort of thing Vanity Fair does so well: The 50th Anniversary of New York’s Most Sensational Jewel Heist

– I know this is right up your street: A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England (All Things Georgian)

– Oh god. The Peter Pan Live! promo. This is going to be a thing that happens to us.  Although Allison Williams looks kind of weirdly cute in that hair. (Jezebel)

– Here’s Eddie Redmayne, if you found yourself wishing for him. (Celebitchy)

– Lainey takes on the rumors that Jessica Biel is pregnant (in short: she doesn’t know one way or the other).

– Have you seen DanRad rapping? He’s GREAT. (Gawker)

Cosmo brings us many gifs of many braids. Braids!

Helen Mirren is the new face of L’Oreal, which is just perfect. (The Cut)

– Also at The Cut, Rebecca Harrington attempted to “waist-train,” a la Kim Kardashian, with hilarious results.

– Look at this amazing cocktail menu/pop-up book! (Fast Company)

– This is interesting: A Visual History of 150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop. (Brain Pickings)

– I KNOW some of you will want to read this from our friends at Pajiba: A Quick Primer on What ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Gets Wrong About Law School. Um, ALL OF IT?

– And the New York Times talks about red wine on Scandal and The Good Wife.



Fugs and Pieces, October 24, 2014

Can I interest you in some delightful reading material?

– Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a WONDERFUL tribute to Oscar de la Renta. (The Hollywood Reporter)

– I think you’ll be interested in this take on 18th century cosmetic enhancements over at All Things Georgian. I personally could use a “false rump” myself at times.

– You will also love this, I think: Saving an English Country House. (Two Nerdy History Girls)

– Related! And so, so so good:  The resurrection of Grey Gardens. (I did NOT know that Ben Bradlee, who died just this week, had bought Grey Gardens.) Via Gardenista.

Glamour ranks all Mr Darcys. (Spoiler: Number one is who you think it is.)

– Amazing: In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom. (Los Angeles Times)

– ALSO AMAZING, and also from the LA Times: Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set. !!!!

Dawson’s Creek, but with dachshunds. Yes.

– Given the season, you may want to know How to Grow a GIANT PUMPKIN. (Smithsonian)

– How DID Allison Janney become “that actor in everything”? She talks to Buzzfeed, explains, is awesome.

MORE pictures of Taylor Kitsch and Josh Jackson. MORE (Lainey)

– I enjoy the Ask A Literary Lady series over at Barnes & Noble, and this week she tackles what to read after a break-up.

– Pajiba suggests Tina Fey take over for Lorne Michaels at SNL, ASAP.

– This video, on YouTube, is a fascinating look at the making of a couture collection (in this case, the 2011 Spring/Summer Dior.)

– Rumor has it that George and Amal are having another big huge wedding party this weekend. We will be on alert. (Celebitchy)


Fugs and Pieces, October 17th, 2014

I literally just dated this “2016,” so that’s a thing that happened. Hello from the future! I guess I’m still wearing these same J Brands in two years. Price per wear FULLY JUSTIFIED, then.

– The GFY Book Club is currently discussing their options for December! Join! Chat! Read!

– If you’ve never cried at a story about the importance of voicemail, it’s just because you haven’t read this article. (Gizmodo)

– SWINTON is the new face of NARS, and the ad is GREAT. (Refinery29)

– You obviously are going to want to read about All 118 Sweaters on Twin Peaks, ranked. (The Cut)

“Wannabe,” by the ladies of Spice, turned 18 this week. CONGRATS, YOU’RE OLD. (Into the Gloss)

– You definitely want to see Emma Stone as Sally Bowles. (Elle)

– Cosmo wants to help you figure out which “illogically sexy” Halloween costume you are. I am a sexy lobster, you guys. I’m YOUR sexy lobster.

– Blake Lively’s — well, Preserve.Us’s — ode to the antebellum South was, uh, misguided at best. (Refinery29)

Jamie Dornan is looking pretty hot, yet again. (Lainey)

– Once upon a time, hatpins were also weapons. (Ravishly)

– Here’s your Weekly Cumberbatch. (Celebitchy)

– This Pajiba headline really makes me laugh: Television’s 7 Biggest Blandy McBlandersons. Why? Because a hundred years ago I worked with a dude that my friend Katherine and I called Blandy McBlanderson (or, for short, “Blandy”) despite the fact that I totally had a crush on him. I LOVE a Blandy, and it’s born out by the list, which includes Colin Jost AND Ben McKenzie, both of whom I am totally hot for. Vanilla dudes, call me!