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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!


Fugs and Pieces, October 10, 2014

FRIDAY AT LAST! As a point of housekeeping, because Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on Monday (happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!) and many of us in the United States have Monday off for Columbus Day, Monday probably will be a light posting day unless a crazy amount of wacky stuff happens over the weekend that demands satisfaction. We’ll definitely be back, extra strength, on Tuesday. Happy weekend, everyone!

– Lena Dunham interviewed Judy Blume and it was basically totally great. (Which Way, LA?)

In Defense of MuuMuus! (Elle)

Tippi Hedrin and Melanie Griffith and family lived with a lion in the early 70s. No. Literally. The pictures are AMAZING and INSANE. This seems ILL ADVISED. (Mashable)

People’s coverage of their 40th anniversary is SO GOOD. Look at the covers on this timeline!

– Their infographic of who’s got the most covers is also really interesting (and illustrative, once again, of the fact that many Americans are extremely interested in British royals. Guilty as charged.)

– This piece in the New York Times about what kids eat from breakfast all over the world is so good.

– So is the newly discovered oldest known piece of art in the world. It’s haunting, truly. (The Atlantic)

– I want to go to every single one of these amazing British bookstores. TWO of them are on boats. (Buzzfeed)

– You for sure want to read Michael Musto’s piece for Paper titled “Someone Had Just Died on the Dance Floor:” True Tales of ’80s Nightlife Insanity

– I think that all I need to give you is this headline: More Secrets of the Big Hair of the 1770s. (Two Nerdy History Girls)

– Refinery29 gives you a good list of this fall’s excellent non-fiction books by women.

– The Fashion Spot’s report on diversity on the runways this past fashion month proves that, yeah, still not that diverse. Do better in February, everyone. Come on.

–  There’s a rumor that they’re doing a third Sex and the City movie, to which I say PLEASE DON’T, YOU GUYS. (Lainey)

– The Frisky takes us through the ridiculousness that is the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog.

– You can eyeball the menu for every Nobel Prize banquet.

– Here’s one of our favorite topics! Into the Gloss lists their 15 favorite red lipsticks.

– I love this convo on Pajiba: What TV Shows Have You Decided To Quit This Season? (I quit Revenge in the middle of last season, ditto New Girl, and I’m still out on both, and I’ve quit Homeland, too.)

– I will TOTALLY watch Scarlett Johansson in an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country. I might not LIKE HER in it, but I will certainly watch it. (Celebitchy)


Fugs and Pieces, October 3, 2014

Let’s just get right into this:

– YES: Vulture has a quiz solely based on Nic Cage’s hair. I know some people who will ACE THIS.

Vulture also brings A SALUTE TO MURDER SHE WROTE. If you follow us on Facebook — you should! -- you know that Jessica Fletcher in a turban is currently our profile picture WITH GOOD REASON.

– Obviously, our friends at People have a TON of good Amal/George coverage, like this post about her jewels.

– This is a fun post over at Girls of a Certain Age: Your makeup bag only has room for three items. What are they?

– Over at Cosmo: Meet the Guy Who Owns the World’s Biggest Collection of Harry Potter Stuff

This Day in the Life of Julie Plec (the EP of Vampire Diaries and The Originals, among other things) is so good. She’s so likeable, and it also very nicely demonstrates a lot of the writing guidelines that make TVD SO SATISFYING. (Buzzfeed)

– You have got to see these CRAMAZING knitting patterns of the 70s. (Collectors Weekly)

– Don’t mind if I do: Peering into the Secret Diaries of American Artists (Smithsonian)

– The Hairpin has a first person account from Speed The PlowTo wit: “Everything is going swimmingly: I haven’t plunged to my death and Lindsay is wearing the best turquoise heels in the world. But then I notice the script. It’s covered in pink highlighter and tucked between Linds and the couch cushion.”

– From Pajiba: Gilmore Girls Fans, Look Out For These 16 Pre-Fame Stars During Your Binge Watch.

– Refinery29 brings you a very interesting look at Gone Girl SPOILERS AHOY.

- I did not realize that the paparazzi got a shot of Amal’s Post-Wedding Dress (or maybe she wore it to the reception? Or for part of?). It’s SHIMMERY. There’s a better picture of it in this week’s People, but until you get home to the mail….(Lainey)

- This interview with Benedict Cumberbatch in Time Out is enjoyable (no surprise).

– Speaking of Benderwinks Cumbymuffins, here’s a peek at him in his Richard III costume. (Celebitchy)


Fugs and Pieces, September 26th, 2014

Can I interest you in some procrastination material?

- Did you know that there’s a GFY Book Club on Goodreads? There is, and it is awesome, and you should join. The October book is Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, and discussion begins October 1st.

- Vulture has made you a Scandal monologue generator, and it is awesome.

- Can I interest you in something called The Secret Histories Of 5 Famous Hollywood Costumes? I thought so. (Fast Company)

- This also seems like it might fall into your areas of interest: The Reclusive, Doll-Collecting Copper Queen of Fifth Avenue (Collectors Weekly)

- Ditto: How to Make the Perfect Gin & Tonic. NO JUDGEMENT. (The Telegraph)

- This is a fascinating piece about Secret Oxford Drinking Clubs (speaking of) in Tatler.

- You guys! Per Boston Magazine: There’s a Time Capsule Inside the Head of the Lion from the Old State House. It’s over 100 years old! I LOVE TIME CAPSULES! Especially SECRET ONES!

- Rookie takes a very groovy look at Mary Quant.

- Adam Sandler is adapting Real Genius. As a TV show. (Pajiba)

– Flavorwire swears they’ve made a list of the 50 Worst Movies Ever Made.

– Linda Holmes wrote this great piece for NPR about YA fiction and the Shangri-Las.

- Lena Dunham has released a bunch of advice videos to promote her new book, and they are quite charming. In one, she reveals that she’s bought “a see-through rain dress,” so I look forward to THAT, obviously. (Who What Wear)

- THIS IS EXCITING! They are re-releasing all of the Anastasia Krupnik books! The Cut talks to Lois Lowry about this very thrilling news. (Contrary to their headline, though, we never forgot about Anastasia. She’s the whole reason Teddy McCormack [the love interest in Spoiled] has a tower bedroom)


- I don’t want to alarm you, but apparently Lindsay Lohan is terrible in Speed the Plow. I know some of you went to see it this week! WEIGH IN. (Lainey)

- Also on the Lilo front, Grantland has round up her reviews.

- The Washington Post thinks Ariana Grande is about to have big, big image problems.

- Sometimes Blake Lively says things that make me laugh: “Blake Lively thinks she ‘looks like a potato’ when she dresses like Kate Moss.” (Celebitchy)



Fugs and Pieces

Thanks for sticking with us through a technologically frustrating week here at GFY — I know it’s been annoying, and we truly appreciate all your patience and good vibes as we deal with all these crazy server issues. They’re still sort of in play, but the final kinks ought to be worked out soon, if any remain. While we wait:

– Ever since Heather pointed out that she thinks Allison Williams as Peter Pan looks like Armie Hammer, that’s all I can see. (Lainey)

– Need I say more than: Sandwiches: Ranked? (Gawker)

Hot male models? Don’t mind if I do. (Socialite Life)

– History Extra has just republished something I think you will enjoy: A time traveller’s guide to medieval shopping.

– YOU GUYS: An oral history of Party of Five. (Vulture)

– More brilliance at Vulture: Let’s Discuss the Totally Bananas Fifth Season of Beverly Hills, 90210. Via its soundtrack.

– Look at this awesome literary map of London! (i100)

– It’s the evolution of the naked dress, thanks to Elle.

– Thanks, Buzzfeed: 19 Inconceivable Facts About The Making Of “The Princess Bride”

– Pajiba wonders whatever happened to the cast of Ed. Well, one of them is making crazy money on Modern Family.

– This headline is my everything:  Gwyneth Paltrow could have starred in Vanilla Ice’s ‘Cool As Ice’ (!!) (Celebitchy)

– Julie Klausner’s remembrance of working with Joan Rivers is wonderful. (Vulture)

– And The Cut has an AMAZING slideshow of her fashion highs and LOWS. JOAN. What were you thinking?!