Fugger: Lea Michele

Fug the Cover: Lea Michele on Elle


I have to think Lea Michele would’ve wished for something better than this:

It’s her big Life After Cory interview, and she looks, to be blunt, totally freaky. It’s like she’s wearing ten extremely expensive chastity chains– placed right next to a red-tinged cover line about SEXUAL AWAKENING — and then a demi-trench whose belt is flapping around and confusing things. Her hair looks greasy and stiff, like she styled with butter, the eyeliner is as if she’s been on a massive bender and hasn’t removed last Friday’s makeup yet, she looks aggressive and kind of angry rather than sultry and alluring, and worst yet, NONE of this flatters her face at ALL. She is SO MUCH cuter than this. Rather than reassuring me she’s doing well and finally revitalized after that hellacious loss, it makes me nervous that she’s about to go crackballs. NOBODY WANTS CRACKBALLS.

[Photo: Elle]

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Lea Fugchele


I think the statute of limitations on post-Monteith fuggings of Lea Michele has passed, right? Because I can’t pretend I like this, nor can I ignore it. This dress IS the bandage we’re about to tear away.

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Casual Fuggerday: Well Played, Lea Michele


Lea went out to lunch with Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison the other day…

… and I love it. If I had the gams, I’d wear that skirt all the time. I especially love that it’s got a black lining, which ties in a dark top more easily and yet also subtly. I’m not going to nab her on NAB because it’s just a lunch date, and sometimes bracelets get in the way when you’re trying to snatch at the bread basket like a heathen; the lipstick makes her look cold, though, and I would maybe like to see her grow the bangs into something softer, but let’s not nitpick on this fine football Saturday on which my team does not play and therefore cannot break my heart. Let us just bask in the icy-hued glow of her skirt’s cuteness and raise a beer bottle to NCAA bye weeks.

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Teen Choice Awards Well Played: Lea Michele


Well, this had to be the ultimate bittersweet night for Lea Michele. She won for best actress in a comedy, and Glee won, and it was her first public appearance since Cory Monteith died, and… it is so hard to face doing something, knowing exactly what everyone will be thinking and wanting to ask, and suspecting you will cry your way through the night.

But Lea looked gorgeous — that dress is extremely cute — and in fact the other two ladies behind her look nice also (I wonder if the three of them intentionally color-coordinated)(and then there’s Kevin McHale, whose shorts with socks/tights/whatever I can’t even talk about right now but suffice to say unless Cory Monteith once told him, “BELIEVE IN THE SHORTS, DUDE,” then I really don’t get why he couldn’t just wear freaking pants). Lea has worn a lot of that darker bright pink before; perhaps it’s like her sartorial Happy Place. Good for her for pulling it together, making a classy tribute to her boyfriend, and doing him and herself proud. What they’re doing at work right now must be unimaginably hard, and I’m glad they get to show up today feeling like everything they did with Cory really was appreciated.

I don’t have anything funny or snarky to add. Sometimes you just have to hug it out, not fug it out.

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Mostly Well Played, Lea Michele


Am I going too easy on her?

This just seems right for a summer-night event when your boyfriend has just gotten out of rehab and is making his first public appearance with you, and he looks great (hey back there, Cory) and you want everyone to NOTICE that he looks great but you also don’t want people to develop any kind of narcoleptic tendencies when they glance in your direction. So it’s light and interesting and her hair looks tousled in an artful way… other than the one lacy piece on the chest that decided to fold like a nervous poker player, I think she hit the right notes. Man, that is a hackneyed turn of phrase for a post about two people who sing… Intern George would be shaking his head right now, if he weren’t busy not making me copies of the villa key.

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Fugs and Fabs: The FOX Upfronts


We need to talk about the FOX shows. Well, I haven’t watched the comedy clips yet, but the dramas… I can’t tell if they’re a steaming pile of awful or secretly so hate-watchably amazing that it becomes love-watching. Almost Human stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy and LILI TAYLOR WHY ARE YOU THERE, and here is my run-on sentence summary: It’s set in a world where cops have cyborg partners, but Karl doesn’t care for this, see, because he’s been asleep for two years (?) and doesn’t have anyone around him like Ironside does to shout things like “DAMMIT, MAN, WE HAVE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED,” so he crankily throws his cyborg out of the car and it gets run over by a semi and then a “defective” old-model detective is assigned to him, and it’s Ealy, and he says things like “I WAS MADE TO FEEL,” and a grudging-respect is born and also probably some conspiracy hooey. Urban looks like he’s phoning it in so hard and so long that his roaming charges will be astronomical. Cramazing.

And yada-yada Greg Kinnear in Rake as a ne’er-do-well (not a gardening tool, though the latter might inspire Emmy voters more) is zzzzzz, AND THEN. Sleepy Hollow has to be seen to be believed.┬áIt’s like Thor (Olde-Tymey Ichabod Crane comes back to life in modern America; makes wry comments about how many Starbucks we have and whether the black cops have all been emancipated, because slavery jokes are a treasure) meets National Treasure: Book of Horsemen (“THE ANSWERS ARE IN WASHINGTON’S BIBLE, ICHABOD! ICHABOOOOOOD!!!!!”) and even includes a moment when the cops shout “PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD… oh, wait” and ends with the slogan “Heads. Will. Roll.” As Stefon would say, “It. Has. Everything.” As I would say, “It. Is. Hilarrible.” I’m virtually certain I will watch. Then again, I said that when The Cape‘s hilarrible promo came out a few years ago, and I only made it through an episode and a half.

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