Fugger: Joan Collins

Royals Round-Up, June 5th, 2015


Oh, this is one juicy Royals Round-Up! I bring you SO MUCH polo, plus TIARAS! And bums! A VERY chic Letizia. And JOAN COLLINS. All that being said: Although Maxima and W-A are here in the US currently,  they haven’t been well-covered by US media — Getty Images, our primary photo provider (and, by far, the largest one in the world) didn’t seem to send out a photographer, so I have very few shots of them, unfortunately. I’m bringing you what I’ve got, though, and they will be well covered in the links. I know some of you saw her/shook her hand/attended some of their events, so please give us the scoop in the comments!

A reminder: We’re appearing at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest tomorrow — Saturday –at 1pm,  chatting with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine.  Tickets are required for all parts of the event, even the signing (contrary to earlier intel; we hugely apologize for any confusion) and they are $2. You can buy them here, although they may be sold out at this point: https://www.tribtix.com/e/printers-row-lit-fest-pass-event-go-fug/tickets   That said: no-show seats become first-come, first-served, 15 minutes prior to the chat beginning, so if you find yourself in the area at 12:45 with some time to kill, pop on by and see what happens! We can’t wait to meet you!

And elsewhere:

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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Royals Round-Up, March 27th, 2015


We had an outing from Kate and Wills earlier today, which you can find in all its glory here. But that doesn’t mean this post isn’t full of STUFF. We’ve got everything from dead kings interred somewhere more appropriate than a car park to Harry at a rugby match to Maxima very seriously painting a wall to Eggs Benedict Cucumber Sandwich to Joan Collins.

Elsewhere on GFY, if you haven’t entered our final giveaway of The Royal We, you must! The contest is open to everyone, and in addition to a signed copy of The Royal We, we are giving away all kinds of goodies.

Elsewhere elsewhere:

 

[Photos: Getty, Koen van Weel/AFP/Getty Images, LISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty]

 

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Oscars Fugs and Fabs: Ladies in Black


Joan Collins, our patron saint, getting it done as usual. With bonus Jackie!

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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SAG Awards Alexisly Played: Joan Collins


Our recapping slates are pretty full, but we probably HAVE to try to cover The Royals in some capacity, because of how Joan Collins will be on it as the Grand Duchess Helena (how she got that title remains to be seen — by the sounds of things her daughter Elizabeth “Queen Helena” Hurley is married to the king and not the blood heir herself — or, indeed, may never be explained). I don’t know how we are going to pull it off, but if Joan Collins can still give me Dynasty-style palpitations then I probably need to see where it goes. And she CAN still do it:

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She is so fabulously legendarily Joan. Just please throw a drink in someone’s face soon. Actually, throw one in MY face. IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK?

[Photo: Getty]

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Fugs and Fabs: Dramatic Arts Reception At Buckingham Palace


You can espy what Kate wore — and her chatting with a variety of these folks here. The subtext of everyone’s wardrobe is, “OMG I CAN’T LOOK SLUTTY IN FRONT OF THE QUEEN.” Everyone is totes apropos. Although Helena Bonham Carter looks like Eliza Doolittle’s before pictures, that probably IS totes apropos for HER at Buckingham Palace. Additionally, considering that Ralph Fiennes was ALSO in attendance, do you think anyone got drunk and sidled over to him and said, “LET’S GO TALK TO BELLATRIX, YOU WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED.”

[Photos: Getty]

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Well Replayed, Kate Middleton


JOAN COLLINS IS INVOLVED. I’m pretty sure you guys understand what this means to me. It’s the best thing ever. Kate appears to be having a really good time, too. I can only imagine she asked her for tips in case there comes a time when she needs to throw a drink in William’s face.

[Photos: Splash]

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