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Not So Casual Fuggerday: Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan at the Guardians of the Galaxy Photocall


Zoe Saldana, rumor has it, is annoyed that the press is speculating on her pregnancy (which, dude, if you were just our neighbor down the hall, we’d ALSO turn to our husband and say, “hey! Zoe Saldana in 11A is totally pregnant, right?” It’s human nature) but I think she should spend her spare time being DELIGHTED that she looks so pretty at the moment:

Even if she had to layer the dress she was originally planning to wear over a slip, for modesty purposes now. (PS: Thumbs up on the shoes, Zoe. Karen, I’m not sure what’s happening on your feet, exactly, but the rest of you is a treat. Carry on.)

[Photo: Getty]

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Well Penguined: Benedict Cumberbatch


Well, Fug Nation, it’s been a long week. Here is Benedict Cumberbatch greeting a Madagascar penguin.

Benedict Cumberbatch and a penguin (1)

I mean, why dally? Let’s just tell it like it is. Mr. Cumberbatch was delighted to meet his co-star in the upcoming spin-off, and the two of them discussed Sherlock spoilers over Bloody Marys and whether Khan or Darth Maul would win at Mario Kart. They finished with what looked like some very saucy secrets indeed about the set of August: Osage County, and when Mr. Cumberbatch was asked if he is presently seeing anyone, he had but one answer:

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Comic-Con WTF: Rose McIver


I know that part of the cognitive dissonance here comes from the fact that I know this actress thanks to her role on Masters of Sex, where she is (generally) very straight-laced and primly dressed:

But that is not a top. It is a back brace mating with a sports bra and I am concerned that its offspring may just prove to be evil.

[Photo: Getty]

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Well Rocked: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


Times are slow, but I just thought you should know…

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hercules premiere

… that even when pickings are slim on the red carpet, The Rock is still in the kitchen whipping up something fragrant.

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Fine: Mariah Carey


The thing is, I don’t think Mariah Carey actually has a style, other than tight tube dresses of varying lengths.

Mariah Carey at Hercules premiere

And I don’t think she cares.  I suppose the way Mariah plays it, she ends up being a lot more timeless than the Rihannas and Rita Oras of the world, whose photo albums someday will scream of being a pop culture time capsule. There’s a part of me that respects that a star of her wattage doesn’t bother to play a strenuous styling game (or even really learn red carpet pose science) because she presumably figures her presence is enough — and then there’s a part of me that wishes she’d recruit some insane ball gowns and dazzle and frighten us by dabbling in all the most dire trends, because she is Mariah Carey, dammit, and that should be part of the show. So, Fug Nation, play Fantasy Stylist for Our Lady of the Seventh Octave, right down to picking out her dresses if you so choose. Would you keep it simple and transcend the trends, or would you live it the hell up? What would you do, in her shoes, besides possibly get rid of those shoes?

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Fug Factor: Cheryl Cole in Ralph & Russo


I really love this line, and I want more people to wear it, because some of what’s come down the runway has been stunning and so far it’s been in limited deployment.

Cheryl Cole in Ralph & Russo (2)

And so of course, Cheryl here has popped up in a really disappointing one that is not so much harshing my buzz as sanding it down to a bloody nub. That velvet chunk is incredibly awkward there, like it and ONLY it was properly fertilized and seeded.

Oh, and if you think you caught a whiff of something transparent in the skirt…

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