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Cosmo.com: The Most Cringeworthy Moments of the Bachelor Finale


In which Heather and I tackle last night’s cracktacular finale of The Bachelor. You guys, the whole thing literally went down in a barn. Also:

The first scene was at Chris’s parents’ house, where he greeted his entire family, including at least two adorable, wee nieces who probably had some interesting questions about why Uncle Chris was going lady-shopping with big TV cameras. We assume their mother said, “Well, women are just buffet items under the giant sneezeguard of a man’s life, and so this weird and antiquated show makes them compete to shack up in a fantasy suite with some total dipshit they barely know, in the hopes that he’ll eventually be forced to give one of them a free diamond he got in exchange for PR, and which she will have to give back after the inevitable breakup.” Or, maybe more succinctly, “Uncle Chris has lost his mind. Let’s read a book.”

For the whole thing, pop on over and visit our friends at Cosmo!

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs (Who Are Not Kim Kardashian) at Paris Fashion Week


There ARE other celebs in the City of Lights beyond She Who Shall Not Wear Real Clothes.

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Fugs and Fabs: Raising the Bar to End Parkinson’s


I freely admit that I am always delighted to see Lea Thompson attending events thrown by Michael J Fox’s foundation. It just makes me happy. BUT WHITHER DOC BROWN, I ASK YOU?

I have a theory that everyone has a few celebrities over whom they would just…freak out, even if just internally, if they were to meet them — not because they’re huge stars, but just because they have been a huge part of someone’s pop culture life for a very long time in a consistently positive way, and Michael J Fox is one of mine. Because I love Back to the Future so much, and I loved Alex P Keaton and basically I have loved Michael J Fox since I was 8. Not in like a pervy way. I just LOVE him. I do not think I would be able to act cool in his presence. (FWIW, I would have the same reaction to Mary Lou Retton. She was going to come into an office at which I was working once, for a meeting, and I literally didn’t think I was going to be able to handle it. I LOVED HER when I was 8. Maybe these Internal Freak Out Celebs are all tied to being eight years old. I want to know who yours are.) Note: despite this wall of text, MJF himself was not at this event. His cinematic Mom will be a good stand-in, though.

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Royally Played: Wills and Kate (and assorted) at the Commonwealth Day Ceremony


Kate has four days of events this week, so STRAP IN, ROYALS WATCHERS, and don’t say that I, like Taylor Swift,  didn’t warn you. But let’s just start with this one. If Kate’s coat looks familiar, it’s because she wore it for Trooping the Color last time she was pregnant, AKA that time she cruelly refused to give Harry a high-five. Her hat, on the other hand, is new and it kind of reminds me of what an artistically talented child would do with his scrap paper at the back of a class in which he is SUPPOSED to be learning polynomials but in which he instead decided to try his hand at origami and now I’ll never unsee that. (Although, wherever she is [I assume...somewhere in The Netherlands], I feel like Queen Maxima is all, “did someone say ‘origami’? I AM IN. W-A, hand me my phone, I am texting Kate to find out where she got that hat RIGHT NOW.”) And now that I’ve said that, I assume Kate will also refuse to high-five ME. I deserve it.

(PS: It seemed pertinent to mention in this particular post that today is the last day to enter the Goodreads giveaway of The Royal We, if you’re in the US and interested in possibly winning a signed galley of our new book! Okay, that business taken care of, let’s get on with it.)

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Solange-ly Played, Solange


It’s possible that not even Solange can get away with wearing shoes that look like they MIGHT be made out of the plastic leis you get at Party City for your luau:

Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 - Eleven Paris Presentation and Cocktail

That said, I would HAPPILY attend a luau at Solange’s to really find out for sure.

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Casual Fuggerday: The Dior Front Row


In which Lorde is everyone who’s ever been cold.

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