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Your Afternoon Man: Paul Rudd

Yeah, okay, we showed him in the Amy Poehler post, but it’s summer. Let’s overindulge.

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I’m not sure about the black/darker blue shirt under all this, but I am certain of my fondness for the wearer. I can’t remember when exactly I realized that I love Paul Rudd. You’d think the answer would be Clueless – I haven’t seen Wet Hot American Summer (clutch your pearls now) – but honestly, I think it was the time The Daily Show did a re-enactment of a story about a farmer who tried mouth-to-mouth to resuscitate his chicken and brought in Paul Rudd partway through to give it the proper oomph.

What is YOUR favorite Moment of Rudd? Clueless? Anchorman? The benign but genial Mike on Friends, a.k.a., Phoebe’s attractive but also semi-perfunctory happy ending? Shlubby and salty and loaning out his Everybody Loves Raymond tapes — yes, tapes — in The 40-Year Old Virgin? On acid at Cirque du Soleil in Knocked Up? Miserable in the execrable This is 40? As himself in This Is The End, or as dimwit Bobby Newport on Parks & Rec? Did you dig him the most as Ant Man? I could go on and on, but you get the gist. Bring out your Rudd in the comments. Ruddy, set, go.

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Wet Fug American Summer: Lake Bell

I really wanted to come up with something for this that wasn’t hacky.

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But once your mind has gone to “Lake Bellbottoms” and “Wet Hot American Bummer,” there is no return to more eloquent shores.

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Fug or Fab: Charlize Theron in Dior

She (a) doesn’t look that excited, and (b) suddenly sort of resembles Nicky Hilton to me. Is that totally crackers?


I will say that I like this dress a lot, theoretically speaking. But ever since I read on Red Carpet Fashion Awards that it might be better suited for Kiernan Shipka, that’s all I can see. I love a pattern, I love the colors, I think it’s saucy, but it feels like a dress that we expect to see on the aforementioned Kiernan, or Zooey Deschanel, or Emma Stone, or someone who has a sunnier vibe than Charlize.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Paper Towns Premiere

Obviously, Cara D got her own slot. But everyone else — Mischa Barton! Nat Wolff! A cavalcade of models! — step on up.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Happy Birthday, Prince George!

Happy second birthday, Prince Squishy McAllCaps, Duke of Muffins, Earl of Mischief,  Baron Sweetcheeks. What better way to celebrate the birthday of a small, charismatic child we don’t personally know (AS FAR AS I AM AWARE) than a giant slideshow of Greatest Hits? Well, maybe cake. But I don’t know where to send you baked goods right now. (PS: if you missed it, Kensington Palace released a new picture of wee HRH yesterday.)

(PPS: If you have oodles of time to devote to this topic and YOU MIGHT, all of George can be found here.)

(PPPS: You probably already know this, but because sometimes people only pop by for George: If you live somewhere other than the United States or Canada, and you wanted to read The Royal We on e-book but were previously thwarted, AT LAST it’s out all over the place on Kindle and iBooks and whatnot, in many many many many countries, from the Netherlands to India to Australia to the UK, and one of which may well be yours. Happy reading!)


GFY Giveaway: The GiGi New York Hayden Satchel

We are VERY excited for today’s giveaway. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, or who have come to any of our recent book signings, have probably seen my own Hayden satchel, which I splashed out for, Treat Yo Self-style, some time last year when GiGi was running a sale. I get tons of compliments on it — I actually wrote down the info about the brand, GiGi New York, on a scrap of paper for one of you at our Chicago book event — so when GiGi asked Heather and me if we’d like to give one away to Fug Nation, we were delighted and we jumped at the chance. The winner will be able to choose the color from the options in the slideshow above (black, navy, cobalt, stone, ivory, white, or saddle [which is the camel color], some of which are embossed to resemble python), and can also have it personalized. We just want to give you nice things!

You can find all the stats on the Hayden satchel at GiGi’s website, and because I have one, I will very likely be able answer any questions you might have about them, too.  (In a couple of weeks, we’re also going to be able to bring Fug Nation a special discount code for GiGi’s site, so you can go crazy and buy yourself a whole pile of bags if you want.)

THE TASK: We will have BUT ONE winner, and I will choose that lucky person at random. But to make it fun, please comment and tell us the one thing that you always have rattling around the bottom of your bag. (Mine is lip gloss.)

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday night, July 26th.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. The contest is for US residents only.