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Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the ESPYs

Craig Sager, the beloved and vibrantly clad sports announcer, has been battling cancer on and off, with bouts of remission, until he was told in March that he had 3-6 months to live. He accepted the Jimmy V Award at the ESPYs last night, noting that he’s going to be “sucking the marrow out of life as life sucks the marrow out of me.”

“You try to live a lifetime of moments in three weeks, but then you say, ‘The hell with three weeks!’ ” Sager said of his reaction to hearing his diagnosis, adding: “Time is something that cannot be bought, it cannot be wagered with God, and it is not in endless supply. Time is simply how you live your life.”

And here is the famous 1993 Jimmy V speech, after whom the award itself is now named; he died of cancer less than two months after this moment.

He encourages us to laugh, think, and cry every day: “That’s a heck of a day.” His speech may make you do all three.


Well Played: The Men of the Star Trek Beyond Premiere

All of these men look very handsome, and they’re all extremely well-turned out — but they also all look so melancholy, and what else could they be, given Anton Yelchin’s tragic absence? He has to be at the top of their minds.

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Fugs and Fabs: More Men at the Paris Menswear Shows

I just thought you might need an extra dose of Dudes In Suits.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of the BET Awards

Monday afternoon seems to call for as many Handsome Dudes in Suits as possible, right?


Your Afternoon Whaaa: Nico Tortorella

If you watch Younger, or ever saw any of Make It Or Break It (ABC Family’s gone-too-soon gymnastics drama), then you ought to recognize Nico. But you will not recognize his hair, as it is not of this world.

Nico Tortorella

It’s like he forgot and went outside in his curlers, EXCEPT THERE ARE NO CURLERS.

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Tony Award Fugs and Fab: The Rest of the Dudes

Did I squeak aloud when Common appeared on my TV? You know me well enough to know the answer is yes. Also, having Common introduce Hamilton felt very personal. IN A GOOD WAY. Thank you, Tony Awards. (PS: If you’re looking for the Dudes of Hamilton, we’ve got you.)


Fugs and Fabs: The Cast of Hamilton at the Tony Awards

Because I couldn’t bear to separate them a minute sooner than their schedules dictate.

You also need to know that Renee Elise Goldsberry is 45. (I would have guessed 35, and only that because I know her as Evangeline from One Life To Live and that was a while ago, so I had a frame of reference.) And the reason that’s relevant is: She gave a very emotional speech about how she, essentially, spent what the industry tells women are their Prime Acting Years trying to have children (she ultimately gave birth to one, and adopted one). In acknowledging that she got both the family AND the Tony for which she wished, she was expressing gratitude for her blessings, but also giving a poignant nod to the fact that women SHOULD be told that their prime career years are, in fact, ALL OF THEIR YEARS. Every last damn one of them. (To wit, Jayne Houdyshell, who won for featured role in a play, is 62.) We do not expire when we hit 30, or 35, or anything beyond it. We ripen. WORK.

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