Fug File: Well Played

Well Played, Amal Alamuddin Clooney

It seems on her official website Amal has changed her name to Clooney. I actually don’t generally care one way or the other what people do with their surnames after marriage, as long as it’s what’s right for them and their family. But in this specific case, I HAD sort of hoped she would be like, “Thanks, Intern George, but I already had this thing on lock without you.”

Edited to add: This link about what she’s doing in Greece is lifted from the comments. She’s working for Greece in its fight to get the Elgin Marbles — fifth-century antiquities that were part of the Parthenon – returned there from the U.K. That sounds like an extremely fun day job. I would LOVE to fight with people over who gets the awesome art. Joint custody, anyone?

[Photos: Getty, Splash, AKM-GSI]


Well Enough Played: Jennifer Garner

THIS is why I don’t ever wear ponytails.

Jennifer Garner

Because I always want to THINK it’s swishing around back there, all kicky and perfect, but in reality it looks like sad workout fluff sagging down too low, and is DEFINITELY not shiny.Team Garner wins at this one simple thing.

But what about THIS simple thing?

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Well Played, Lily Collins (with an assist from Sam Claflin)

Remember how she spent all of the Mortal Instruments tour in a crop top? She’s done whatever the clothing version of taking that frown and turning it upside down.

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


Well Played, Kristen Stewart in J Mendel

I will start out with this, as a gift to those who complain that I often choose pictures in which she looks cranky — she posed for photos with fans outside, and appears to have been very friendly to them, which is always nice to see — and also (mostly) so we can admire her eye makeup, and eyeball the detailing on her dress:

Kristen Stewart gets leggy for "Camp X-Ray"

That is some well done eyeliner, is what I’m saying.

As far as her dress goes, it’s RIGHT in her wheelhouse — or at least her wheelhouse when someone hasn’t forced her into crazy pants:

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Well Played: Tracee Ellis Ross

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I love Tracee Ellis Ross:

EXCLUSIVE: Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at Universal Studios Hollywood to make an appearance on Extra in Los Angeles

Whenever we’ve seen her at fashion week, she’s just seemed awesome. She’s always having a good time, there’s never any diva behavior, and she usually looks rad (at Tracy Reese this past September, she was wearing a gold sequined dress and her hair was fabulous), I am generally positively inclined toward her. ALL THAT SAID: This is extremely cute REGARDLESS and should be applauded.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]


Well Played, Hilary Swank in Peter Pilotto

If this looks familiar to you, it’s probably because we saw the pink and red version on Vera Farmiga recently:

Actress Hilary Swank attends Opening Night of the 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival at the Art Club in Mill Valley

Leaving aside the huge issue of Whatever Happened To Hilary Swank? Can We Really Blame Her Career Tanking On That Time She Went to a Dictator’s Birthday Party? which floats through my brain literally every single time I see her (I am obsessed with what happened to her, and I don’t entirely know why), she looks good in this. She looks ready to stroll into some power actresses luncheon hosted by Variety and held at the Beverly Hilton and hold her own in a chat with Reese Witherspoon about the best jams in Ojai, and whether dating/marrying your agent is great multi-tasking or just ends with you having to go to a LOT more boring parties, and how early is too early to call a production meeting when you’re a Super Sleeper who only needs four hours. And that’s a start.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]