Fugger: Julianne Hough

Fugs and Fabs: The Grease Live Emmy-Begging Event

I assume those are called “popcorn sleeves.” Not because they resemble popcorn, but because you could pop by the concession stand at the movies and have them shovel a medium bag’s worth directly into your outfit. I would also accept “French fry arms,” “churro bags,” or “trash holsters.”

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CFDA Awards Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else

You guys, this thing was chockablock with proper celebs!

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Fugs and Fabs: Julianne Hough (and more) at the Miss USA Pageant

The person who is not in this slideshow, but arguably had the worst night, was Laura Brown of Harper’s Bazaar. She was a judge, and the question she got handed to ask Miss Hawaii was, essentially, whether she’d vote for Trump or Hillary in the general election. The ENTIRE crowd started booing her — Miss Hawaii dodged her answer, as well she should, as a person’s vote is private and should never be demanded as a passage to first place in a beauty pageant — and the male co-host, Terrence J, had to specify after the break that the Miss USA organization picked the questions and not Brown herself. If I were her, I’d have shouted the names of six of their sponsors’ direct competitors into the microphone and then dropped it and left.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the iHeartRadio Awards

Brace yourself. This event brought us many a jumpsuit.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Various Super Bowl L Festivities

I spent my Super Bowl weekend doing filing, doing a magic show with the beans, cooking, and typing. So basically all these people and I had the same experience.

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Fug the Cover: Julianne Hough on Cosmopolitan, February 2016

Oh, this cover.

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1) Doesn’t that sans-serif font look like the result of an error message? “I’m sorry, [font name] isn’t available so Photoshop has substituted Arial.” Actually the entire thing seems a bit amateurishly art directed from that standpoint.

2) Julianne’s bathing suit is made for a lady with different size breasts.

3) Also I don’t even think it’s a bathing suit. It’s just lingerie, right?

4) Why the lingerie? BORING.

5) Hair looks GREAT and she is so pretty, and I appreciate that she’s trying, but that facial expression is a cross between The Joker and Jessica Simpson. It’s not her best look.

6) I’d find her more confident, in a Yay Ladies kind of way, if she shook her hair back and stuck out her chin and seemed more defiantly secure. This is a little Maxim, maybe? I chalk that up to direction, though.

7) If you’re keeping lust alive, why is it a Hashtag Throwback Thursday?

8) I am not a fan of multiple exclamation marks. I have trouble even using one, unless I am being sarcastic.

9) Say no to cover emojis.

10) Without having read the issue — DISCLAIMER — the cover line that really turns me off is the one about how to live a “$$$ life.” It doesn’t say how to increase your earning power, or get a promotion; it just seems to imply it’s teaching you to live large, as if that — the very showmanship of it all — is what matters. If the story IS actually empowering and useful from a professional standpoint, or even a Secretly Great Budget Swap standpoint, then that headline totally undersells it. And if it’s not, and it’s just teaching you that appearances are all that matter… kids, that’s a Confessions of a Shopaholic trap. Don’t do it.


Fugs and Fabs: The FOX TCA Party: The Ladies

Some bad choices were made.

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