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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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What the Fug: Billy Ray Cyrus at the CMTs

Don’t believe your eyes: Billy Ray Cyrus is NOT in costume as Daniel Boone and that is not an animal-hide cap. It’s human hair.

2016 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals

Whether that hair started life in his follicles, or he in fact lifts it off at night and set it on a wig form he has nicknamed Madam, I may never know. But this seems so deep into self-parody that I had to Google it to see if he wore it for work. And this is what I found out about his new CMT show:

“Still The King” follows Cyrus as “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden country music star who emerges from the ashes twenty years after the height of his career as an Elvis impersonator. After drunkenly crashing his car into an old country church outside of Nashville, he’s sentenced to return and serve as the church’s handyman as part of his parole. Along the way, he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and discovers that he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met.

It. Has. Everything: Elvis jumpsuits, rhymes, tool boxes, false idols, skeptical bumpkins who wear chintz,  and DN-ehhhhh?!? (it’s that thing where you recognize your own mullet in the wild). Basically, he’s found a job where he can CLAIM the hair is for work, but secretly come alive under its dated, spiky heft.

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Fug or Hmm: Andrew Garfield

I very rarely say this about menswear, because I equally very rarely know what I’m talking about, but: Are the proportions on this wacky?

Andrew Garfield

I feel like… a COAT can be that long, but it’s cut more like a blazer, and ergo this look comes off like he broke into Shaq’s house and stole things out of his giveaway pile. Right?

And then it turns out his whole look is proportionally off:

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Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes of X-Men Apocalypse

(a) How is it possible that I did not know until JUST NOW that Oscar Isaac is in the new X-Men movie? (b) Neither Nicholas Hoult nor Fassbender were present at this fan screening, to my deep dismay. (c) No, seriously, why didn’t anyone tell me about Oscar Isaac? Do I need to set a Google Alert?

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Your Afternoon Men: The Dudes of the BAFTA TV Awards

Let’s be honest. This post is just an excuse to bring you Idris and Hiddleston in one handy package.

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Met Gala Fugs and Fabs: The Dudes