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Star Trek INTO FUGNESS: Alice Eve

Somewhere in Austria, Fraulein Maria just woke up with a start:

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SOMEONE has stolen her one good dress.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fug the Show: Astronaut Wives Club recap, “Landing”

First of all, I’d like to note that the costume and hair and makeup people REALLY went out with a bang here, in the show’s finale. The clothes were BEYOND. You should flip through this slideshow even if you don’t read a word. Second, I’d like to direct your attention to The Mid-Century Menu, which is going behind the scenes with the show’s food stylist for EVERY episode; it’s awesome. Third: Farewell, Astronaut Wives Club, you did not live up to your potential, but this week at least you brought us a whole lot of turbans. This week, in fact, gets us to the moon — we never meet ANY of those wives — and through Apollo 13 (in literally five minutes) and then into the future. There is an interesting bit of a plotline involving Xavier — who is, along with other Berkeley students — protesting that the money being spent on the space program might be better used to help the poor, and who is briefly rescued by Annie Glenn when the riot police begin to beat him, but after she rescues him and looks thoughtful, we NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN and nothing happens with that so….the show went out as it began, getting distracted in the middle of something interesting because it had too much ground to cover. Let’s wrap it up:

Annie and John: Annie’s stuttering is cured and she goes on to be a spokesperson for method which cured it, and worked for the Stuttering Foundation. He eventually became senator, and went back into space, and also, in this show, is super hot.

Trudy and Gordo: Eventually get divorced because she wants to expand her Lady Flyer Courier Business (which she eventually does) but he thinks it’s a bad time for his career, but then HE gets bumped from whatever flight he was angling to get on because he’s been distracted by, as Deke puts it: “With the car racing, and the boats, and the treasure hunting business.” WHAT TREASURE HUNTING BUSINESS? I want to see Gordo Cooper’s Treasure Hunters, please. Trudy IS really helpful to everyone when Apollo 13 is happening, because she’s basically the only person who knows what’s going on.

Louise and Alan: Make out A LOT more now that his ear is fixed. In fact, this episode gives us Alan Shepard at his most likeable — he asks Widowed Betty to dance, he’s nice to Louise, he gets an awesome car — so, way to go, you two. Louise is reunited with Max Caplan: Reporter and HE LOOKS INSANE and I laugh every time I see him, and she’s really glad she didn’t nail him because HER life turned out great, eventually, and he’s like, “oh.”

Betty: Sues North American Aviation for damages in Gus’s death and wins. She never marries again but she DOES wear a lot of patterns.

Jo and Wally: Wally does Astronaut TV now and everyone is very happy. Tennis is played.

Rene and Scott: Rene talks about diaphrams on TV; Scott wears a ruffly tuxedo and is mostly still trapped under the ocean. They get divorced, just like 23 out of 30 of the Asto-Couples. That is not a good rate of marital success.

Marge and Deke: Deke gets to go back into space and is REALLY relieved when Tom Hanks and the rest of Apollo 13 make it back to earth safely. They continue to be pretty awesome.

Everyone Else: We have literally no idea what happens to any of the other wives EXCEPT Marilyn Lovell, who is distraught in the five minutes we cover Apollo 13 and then is presumably cool again.


Well Played, Lake Bell in Marni

Frankly, I think EVERYONE in this photo is bringing Day Dress Awesomeness to this event:

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But Lake Bell is the only one whose name I happen to know.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Desperate Housefugs: Eva Longoria

As you may have heard, nothing beats a great pair of L’Eggs:


But they didn’t mean sewn into your dress, Eva.

[Photo: Getty]



Fugs and Pieces, August 21st, 2015

FRIDAAAAAAY! Thank god it’s here.  Around the internet for your reading pleasure:

– Lainey tackles the newest developments in the Archie Panjabi v. Juliana Marguiles question. It’s a very good read.

– HUGE thanks to The Stripe for including The Royal We on her list of Five Best Summer Beach Reads! (The rest of the list is ace, too.)

– I love this interview with Linda Rodin over at The New Potato. To wit: she recommends two glasses of wine a day.

– OBVIOUSLY I was always going to link to this, at Entertainment Weekly: Kelly Clarkson sings Tinder profiles on Jimmy Kimmel Live

– Also at Jimmy Kimmel and in the same vein, via Cosmo: Josh Groban Sings the Very Best (Well, Worst) of Donald Trump’s Tweets. I LOVE YOU GROBAN.

TV Insider has a really good interview with EP Stephanie Savage about Astronaut Wives Club, which is not AS CANDID as I suspect she could be but which gives you a sense of some of the changes they made in the show, and some of their reasoning behind a lot of their decision making. It’s interesting; she’s obviously super-smart, and this was a really ambitious undertaking. I’d love to hear, five years from now, the really unvarnished experience of making that show.

Let Book Riot introduce you to the Mitford Sisters in this week’s Reading Pathways.

GQ’s interview with Stephen Colbert is wonderful, and moving, and smart. “[T]he thing I’ve been thinking about the most since my time with Colbert is loss. The losses he’s experienced in his life, yes, but really the meaning we all make of our losses. Deaths of loved ones, the phases of our children’s lives hurtling by, jobs and relationships we never imagined would end. All of it. Among other things, our lives are compendiums of loss and change and what we make of it. I’ve never met anyone who’s faced that reality more meaningfully than Stephen Colbert. I suppose, more than anything, that’s what this story is about.”

– This is interesting, on Pajiba: The Life of Marvel Marketing And The Death of Marvel Story Telling

– Here’s a headline for you, via Smithsonian: The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan

– It’s Read-A-Romance Month! I loved this post by Lauren Willig (I also love her Pink Carnation series).

Elle chatted with Amy Schumer’s stylist. Interestingly, she was also the costume designer for Trainwreck (and a variety of other films).

– Did you hear? Brian Austin Green is no longer so precious to Megan Fox. (Lainey)

– Over at The Guardian: “The Wembley to Soweto Foundation helps disadvantaged young photographers reach their potential. At last year’s World Cup in Brazil, former trainees from Soweto and London’s East End went to the favelas and taught young Brazilian kids the art of photography. Now, they’ve returned to London and taken portraits of their heroes for a new show.” Said heroes involve Idris Elba and Alan Rickman. The pictures are great — the one of Judi Dench is as good as any celeb portrait I’ve seen.

Julianne Hough’s new fiance is VERY cute. (Celebitchy)

Should we all be drinking shrubs? (Cup of Jo)

Look at David Beckham sleeping. LOOK AT HIM! (Grazia)

– Oh my god, you guys. Hot New Trend Alert: Bonnets Are Big For Fall. (Paper)


Royals Round-Up, August 21st 2015

Soon — SO SOON! — summer will be over for the royals of the world and Royals Round-Up will once again be fat and happy. This week, though, we’ve got a special Blue Suit Club appearance from Crown Prince Haakon, and some nice golfing form from Crown Prince Frederik, and a good hat on Sophie Wessex, so all is not yet lost.