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Golden Globes Well Played: Lady Gaga (in Versace) and Taylor Kinney

Oh, Lady Gaga. As I said on Twitter, giving her Best Actress in a Yada-Yada for American Horror Story: Hotel is the MOST HFPA thing to do in the world. That’s not even a judgment on whether or not she deserved it; the HFPA is just never, ever going to resist the chance to do something like that. Rachel Bloom earned hers, too, but a second before she won I thought, “They’re going to give it to her because the HFPA LOVES doing stuff like that,” and BOOM. I have to say, the Globes have a reputation for being a drunken, insane revel, but it hasn’t been that way the last few years. This one was a total return to form. It was ALL OVER THE PLACE, from nominees to winners to production gaffes, and I would not have it any other way. WELCOME BACK, GLOBES. The HFPA knows how to throw an interesting party.

Ahem. Where were we? Ah yes:

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Her reaction to the contrary, I think Gaga also suspected she was going to win, and it contributed to her wanting to look timeless. This is a cross between Marilyn and Jessica Rabbit, and it’s very effective (although, yes, I miss a richer lip). I far prefer a Lady Gaga who understands when to uncork a barrel of crazy, and when to hold back, because it gives BOTH versions of her more impact.

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American Fug Story: Lady Gaga

When I was flipping through photos of events that happened this weekend and spied this one, I literally thought it was some kind of “flashback” collection of snaps from the early aughts:


And I was pretty sure Lady Gaga here was Courtney Love. I can’t decide this if this technically insulting — Courtney Love spent a lot of the early aughts looking great!* — but it’s certainly confusing.

*Thinking about Courtney Love put me down a wormhole of Awards Show Facts (I was looking up when she was in The People vs. Larry Flynt, which was 1996; I would have guessed it was later because I have no sense of time or space) and I was reminded that she won the New York Film Critics Awards for best actress for that part. She went on to lose the Golden Globe to Brenda Blethyn, and didn’t get nominated for an Oscar; that was the year Frances McDormand won for Fargo. This year, Lady Gaga is a musician up for her own Golden Globe as an actress, against Kirsten Dunst for Fargo. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

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Fugs and Fabs: The Recent Looks of Lady Gaga

I’ve liked her so much more since she’s started dressing like a character in a Judith Krantz novel.

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Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else at the British Fashion Awards

When I think “British Fashion,” I don’t really think “Liv Tyler,” but no one asked me. In other news, Posh & Becks are back, Gaga looks great, and Gwendoline Christie shall rule us all, one day. (And with apologies to my earlier post, in which I thought I’d rounded up all the models. A LOT of models are also in this post. I don’t even know. My mind is on deviled eggs at the moment, it seems.)

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Recent Fugs and Fabs: Lady Gaga

I’m delighted to let you know that this post includes TWO BONUS PUPPIES.

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Fugs and Fabs: The American Horror Story Premiere

I just feel that I need to state, for the record, that I am taking a Ryan Murphy Hiatus, until his OJ Simpson mini-series, at which point IT IS ON. (ROSS GELLER is Robert Kardashian! Selma Blair as Kris Jenner!) Sadly, I don’t know if Chloe Sevigny will be in it, but she IS in this. As you can see.

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Emmy Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Cast of American Horror Story

I gave Sarah Paulson her own post, but here’s a big round-up of the rest of Ryan Murphy’s squad in attendance (with the exception of Angela Bassett, who was a nominee and I THINK was there, but of whom I could find no pictures. Angela, why are you depriving me?!?).

With apologies to Lady Gaga for making her just part of a squad.

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