Fug File: Fugs

Your Afternoon Man: Matt Bomer

This is seriously just made for some shameless ogling:

Matt Bomer Goes Paddle Boarding In Maui

And you have my express permission to OGLE AWAY.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Casual Fuggerday: Melissa McCarthy


Melissa McCarthy Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Leaving aside the fact that her face looks GREAT: How do you feel about the fact that Melissa McC may have gone Full Caftan for this event? (I might be totally on board.)

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Pieces, May 22nd, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! First, some housekeeping: This is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, and we’ll be on a relaxed posting schedule until Tuesday, at which point we’ll be back to business as usual.

Also: Heather and I are going to be at Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 6th! Here are all the details — it is a ticketed event, just FYI, but the tickets are only $2 — and we would LOVE TO MEET you if you’re around that weekend. It feels right to be taking Bex to the land of her beloved Chicago Cubs.

Speaking of the book we are beside ourselves that The Royal We was included on the New York Times‘s summer reading list. As I said in Royals Round-Up earlier today, it feels very much like Fug Nation has been with us on this journey all along,  and Heather and I we owe so much of the success of the book to you guys. Thank you, SO MUCH, for everything.

ALSO also:

– At T: Lupita Nyong’o’s Stylist Shares Snapshots of Their Trip to Cannes

– You HAVE to see these pictures of everyone in character for the Ryan Murphy OJ Simpson mini-series. I am going to have to Fug-Cap this, I suspect. I have so many thoughts. I watched basically that entire trial. I ditched Bio 40 to watch the verdict come in. I’ll never forget it. I was eating a Hot Pocket. (The Hollywood Reporter)

– Ooh, this is great, courtesy of Curbed:The Monster Mad Men Filming Map of Los Angeles

– Johnny Depp’s time in Australia has been fraught. (Lainey)

– This must have taken the folks at Bustle FOREVER: 703 Outfits Rachel Wore On ‘Friends’, Ranked From Best To Worst (Yes, That’s Every Single Outfit)

– Also at Bustle: The BBC Is Making a TV Drama About The Bronte Sisters. I AM SO THERE.

– I liked this. Buzzfeed talked to authors at the recent RT Booklovers Convention, and had them name the book that made them fall in love with romance.

– Also at Buzzfeed, from the always smart and interesting Anne Helen Peterson: How Hollywood Taught Rebel Wilson To Lie About Her Age

– Related: This story about Maggie Gyllenhaal being told she’s too old to play the love interest of a 57 year old man is insane. (Celebitchy)

– This is interesting: Life below stairs – the duties of a Georgian housemaid. (All Things Georgian)

– In a piece after my own heart, The Cut looks at all the nightgowns of Mad Men.

– And Vulture put together a supercut of all of the show’s famously vague promos. (I DON’T WANT TO LET GO.)

–Over at Pajiba: Are these the 12 best trailers of the 21st century?


Royals Round-Up, May 22nd, 2015

Today’s Royals Round-Up brings you much goodness! We’ve got Harry in a suit and Harry in jeans and Harry kissing his grandmother and Harry stuck in a tree. We’ve got shoes both sublime and ridiculous on Letizia. And HATS. Maxima wore them.

We also have an update in which you might be interested: Heather and I are going to be at Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 6th! Here are all the details, and we would LOVE to meet you, if you’re around!

Additionally, we are BEYOND THRILLED that The Royal We was included on the New York Times‘s summer reading list. This is a huge honor and a complete surprise. We are extremely, extremely excited, and we owe so much of the success of the book to Fug Nation. Thank you all, so very much, for being here.



Come Meet Us in Chicago!

Heather and I are delighted to have info about our upcoming event in Chicago to share with you, at last! We will be appearing at the Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday, June 6th, at 1 p.m., with a signing immediately following. Although you are not required to attend the discussion in order to get something signed, we certainly hope you’ll pop by, because our “panel” is actually just the two of us up there chatting to Beth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine. We are hoping all kinds of exciting things will come out of our mouths about The Royal We and writing as a pair and whatever else she (or you!) wants to know, so please come say hello, and ask questions about the book, the blog, Prince Harry, Chloe Sevigny, the tyranny of The Sheers — whatever burning query presents itself to you.

Tickets ARE required, because it’s an indoor venue, and you can pre-purchase them here for $2. You can also get a limited number of tickets on the day of the event, beginning fifteen minutes prior to the start of the panel (so, at 12:45 p.m.), just in case you need to play it by ear. And again, if you miss the panel, you can still come to the signing and get hugs and gossip and whatnot.

There are details about the event here on our Facebook page, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask us here or on Twitter, or via email, or on the aforementioned Facebook event page, and we will to our best to figure it all out for you. We are very much looking forward to it! (And it feels right to finally make it to Chicago with a book whose heroine is a die-hard Cubs fan. We cannot even tell you how disappointed we are that they’re on a road trip and we couldn’t arrange a GFY Field Trip to Wrigley Field. Next time?)


Your Afternoon Man: Hot Neville


Oh my god. Thank you, Attitude Magazine.  Thank you very much. And also thank you for the fact that the shot inside the magazine is barely Safe For Work. I, in fact, decided to put it under the jump so none of you get rumbled by your boss looking at Neville Longbottom in his undercrackers (and, in fairness, a wine cardigan).

That said, dear reader, you WILL want to click though:

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