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Can’t Get You Out of My Fug: Kylie Minogue

Psst, Kylie. Kylie:

'Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition' Photocall

You’ve got your silk sheets stuck to the front of your shapewear!

…Okay, sure. I guess you can try to just work it. I don’t know if that’s humanly possible, but if anyone can carry it off, I suppose it’s you. (PS: No one can carry this off.)

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


WTF: Rihanna


Rihanna At The Melissa Forde Hat Collection Launch

A graffiti-covered trench! Really cute booties! A bikini top! A kitschy cap! Denim shorts that are NEARLY granny panties! An oxford shirt tied insouciantly around her waist! Earrings that I swear I saw on Cookie one week on Empire! And, weirdly my favorite bit, an ice coffee casually dangling from her hand. Truly, RiRi is living her best life.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Fug the Show: Hart of Dixie, Series Finale Recap

In which everyone gets a happy ending, and we have a brief O.C. reunion. Don’t get too excited: It is NOT Adam Brody.

Because this series finale needed some kind of dramatic narrative tension before we get to the crying and the kissing and the hugging and the dancing, when we kick off, Wade is annoyed that Lavon stole his proposal and luckily he has his strop about this whilst shirtless:


I will say that I like very much the flipped gender roles in this storyline, although I don’t really think that Wade would care about all that much about the proposal. I ALSO like that Zoe told Wade she was going to propose, and that now they’re having a conversation about when they’re doing to get married, not if. Wade wants to get on with it — and is a little shirty about the fact that they can’t  — but Zoe doesn’t want to steal Lemon’s thunder, ESPECIALLY given that she kind of ruined Lemon’s last engagement party/wedding.

Speaking of Lemon and Lavon, they and their kitchen pastry have NEVER been happier:


Lemon is, in fact, so full of light and love that she asks Zoe to be one of her bridesmaids, and Zoe accepts. Once Lemon scampers off to get dressed and Zoe leaves to “go check on the lawyer George hired to fill in for him,” Lavon tells Wade that there’s nothing preventing HIM from getting engaged too, and Wade asks him to tell Lemon that he never intended to propose, which…this seems unnecessary to me. Zoe not wanting to steal Lemon’s thunder isn’t actually related to Lavon and Lemon being engaged, because they’re not going to DE-ENGAGE, because they love each other, and making Lavon burst Lemon’s bubble Zoe and Wade can get married makes no sense. Like, that horse is out of the barn, Wade. I guess Wade wants to establish that his engagement had technical, theoretical precedence and ergo no thunder can be stolen, but that wasn’t very well expressed — and also that’s insane — so this whole bit feels a little bit petty from Wade’s POV.

The lawyer taking over George’s cases while he’s off playing Music Manager in Nashville is none other than Autumn Reeser, AKA The O.C’s Taylor Townsend, and she’s obviously the New Zoe: Read More


Fug Madness 2015, Elite Eight: Madonna Bracket

No. 1 RIHANNA vs. No. 3 JESSIE J

These two have much in common: They’re singers. They eschew last names. They’re both in the habit of distracting from how pretty their faces are by HOW CRAZY THEIR OUTFITS ARE.

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Come Say Hello! THE ROYAL WE Events and Signings

The Royal We is officially out one week from today — although Canadian Fug Nationals have reported seeing it on shelves at Chapters already, so keep an eye open, Canada, and you may score one early — and we’re hoping to celebrate the birth of our baby with as many of y’all as possible. We have a handful of readings/Q&As/signings and book festivals on the schedule, and we sincerely hope you’ll come say hello. We love meeting you all.


You can come out and meet us:

Tuesday, APRIL 7: NEW YORK, NY

Book Culture on Columbus, 7 p.m.

450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd)
New York, NY, 10024

For more details and to RSVP (totally optional, but helpful), click here.


Kramerbooks, 6:30 p.m. (They have a bar on the premises!!)

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

For more details, and to RSVP (again, optional, but helpful), click here.


Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 1:30 p.m.

Our panel is called “Fiction: Famous By Association,” and there is a signing to follow. The festival takes place on the USC campus, and our particular discussion will be in the Salvatori Computer Science Center 101. It’s moderated by author and prolific writer Heather Havrilesky, and the other panelists are Christopher Noxon (Plus One, which is a dishy tome essentially about being married to Orange Is The New Black‘s Jenji Kohan) and Shanna Mahin (Oh! You Pretty Things, out a week after our book). Tickets are required for this event, and are available beginning April 12; we’ll post a link when that’s live. They’re also only $1 (they’re free if you get them the day of the event, but they’re also really limited on the day of, so just FYI). As of right now, this is our only LA-based event, so come on out, fellow Los Angelenos.

Saturday/Sunday, JUNE 6 or 7: CHICAGO, IL

We have been invited to appear on a panel at the Chicago Tribune‘s Printer’s Row Lit Fest, which is completely exciting, because we haven’t been able to go to the Midwest yet as a Fug Duo. We don’t have details about the day or time yet, but we’ll obviously let you know when we do.

That’s all for now, but you never know. (We’d like to come see everyone, everywhere, but it’s basically dependent on where our publisher would like to send us.) We’ll update our Events and Signings page (and this space) if anything gets added, and feel free to contact us on Twitter, over at Facebook, or right here at GFY. We hope we’ll get to meet as many of you as possible — or, meet you again, as the case may be.

All pertinent info about the book (including pre-order intel and a link to read the first seven chapters for free) lives after the jump:

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Fug Madness 2015, Elite Eight: Bjork Bracket



I think if these two were to produce a duet, they might just direct their wrecking ball RIGHT AT THE OTHER PERSON’S FACE.

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