Fug Madness 2012, Sweet Sixteen: Bjork Bracket, Part I


A note: The slideshow format worked well for the Kardashian play-in game, but because we can only technologically do one per post, it seemed like an overwhelming idea for the first two rounds. So we’re testing it out again now that we’re down to one game per bracket per day, to see if this makes it easier to judge someone’s fug arsenal. It also tends to expose imbalances, but don’t let a lesser library deter you; sometimes quality wins out over quantity (see: Juliette Lewis, most years, and Stella McCartney upsetting Boobs Legsly this year).


 

(2) LADY GAGA vs. (6) LINDSAY LOHAN 

It feels right that these two should meet, somehow. Lady Gaga has an album called The Fame Monster; Lindsay may have let fame turn her INTO a monster. Both ladies carry a strain of innate fuggery that’s quite virulent, regardless of whether it’s being deployed for art or by accident. Sheer is sheer. Fug is fug. Let the games begin.

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Lady Gaga (35%, 3,245 Votes)
  • Lindsay Lohan (65%, 6,042 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,262

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  1. Amalia
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    I thought this was going to be harder than it was. I lean toward the side of giving musicians in costumes a pass (i.e., LG’s life) anyway, but when I got to the Jo Calderone photo, I have to say, it looked good by comparison. Simple, refreshing. Two things LL is never.

    • Kate
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      I had the exact opposite reaction: I got to the Jo Calderone picture and wanted to slap her face.

      • Heather
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        DITTO.

      • ohmygodGO
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        WORD!! my exact thought!

      • steen
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        It was that photo that swung me over to voting for Gaga. Awful.

      • Jennie-Suz
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        OMG, me too! I was voting Lohan until I got to Joe Calderone. Somehow, I had blocked that part of our lives from my memory.

        I also originally started that sentence with “Somehoe.” I should have just left it that way.

    • Lindsay
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      That slutty Minnie Mouse photo alone would make me vote for Gag-a, let alone the rest of the garbage she parades around in. Lilo is kind of sad, but Gaga is just bat$h*t crazy.

    • Amanda
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      It was hard because I don’t think either of them needs any more attention! Let’s vote out the winner in the next round.

  2. danielle
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    Gaga knows what she’s doing and essentially wears full-blown costumes every day, thus I cannot vote for her. LiLo, on the other hand, is actually trying to look posh and fashionable but is falling miserably short every. time. LiLo for the win!

    • Share
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      My reasoning exactly.

      • ab
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        i’m with you on costume vs. just dressing bad.

      • gladly
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        I hate quoting, “at least it’s an ethos,” but exactly! At least Gaga is going for a look–whether or not it’s worth achieving is something else. So, onward LL.

      • Maria
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        Mine too. This was a hard one. I changed my mind on almost every photo, but I had to vote for Linds because Gaga’s fuggery/life is performance art and Lindsay’s is for real.

    • themis
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      preCISEly.

    • Janet
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      Exactly! And I refuse to give Gaga the attention she so desperately wants.

    • Fuh Ugh
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      Gaga is a character. Lyndsey is a mess.

  3. nichole
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    omg, hatty town – I LOVED that show. made my day with the reference.

  4. Amy
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    I think it’s hard to compare people like Gaga with people like Lohan because Gaga is clearly wearing ugly costumes while Lohan is wearing ugly everyday clothes. It’s kind of like comparing apples and oranges.

  5. jen310
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    It had to be LiLo. Gaga is a showy, attention-seeking, character creation who lives to shock with her fug. Her problem is that her fug stopped being shocking a while ago. It is fug, to be true, but its expected fug. The day I see her dressed like someone pictured on the People of Walmart website is the day I will know her fug is sincere and not an act.
    LiLo is the defintion of fug next to Gaga in every way, shape, and form. LiLo’s got this game.

  6. Heather
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    Gaga definitely isn’t shocking anymore, but she also thinks she’s amazing and wowing us with her spectacular vision. Which to me is the same thing, or similar, as Lilo thinking she’s amazing and wowing us with her spectacular fashion. Both of them are deluded.

    • Kat
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      Exactly my thoughts. I also feel like Gaga’s version of “wowing” us is slightly condescending, whereas LiLo is just sad. Condescending gets my vote every time!

    • Amanda6
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      I don’t necessarily think I agree with this! Gaga is absolutely being nutty for nutty’s sake, but I think she knows she is beyond wowing anyone with her vision at this point. I think she’s just keeping up appearances until her next album comes out and she changes her whole shtick up again.

  7. David
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    I would vote for Lilo, but I honestly can’t bring myself to do it. It’s one thing to revel in someone’s poor clothing choices. It’s another to vote for someone who truly is a train wreck in life. Even when she’s half pulled-together, look at her eyes and face. She’s just in a sad state.
    I feel so bad for her.

    • Katharine
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      Yes, that’s how I feel too. I’d say she has a better chance of winning this year’s Death Pool than Fug Madness, unfortunately.

      • Noire
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        This was hard though because Lindsey looks REALLY out of it/drunk/drugged up in half her photos. And I feel bad kicking a person with addition problems when they’re down.

        On the other hand, I can’t stand Gaga and I’m really over her “look how weird and artsy I am” shtick. Its pretentious and obnoxious.

        In terms of overall fuggery, I had to go with Lindsey though… because her outfits are so unbelievably bad.

    • Laura V
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      exactly. I just can’t, with LiLo. I feel like I’m dogpiling on someone who needs, like, a lot of therapy and a life coach and to get rid of her terribly horrible family who keep contributing to the ruination of her life and I…just can’t.

      I’ll take the hilarious fug of an apparently emotionally-healthy weird person any day of the week. People can call Gaga an attention-whore all they want, but at least she is neither producing nor the victim of severe emotional/mental vampirism.

  8. Agent Sculder
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    While in general I think LiLo is the more fug person here, I just can’t bring myself to vote for her because clearly the girl has major ISSUES, and I just don’t feel good mocking her anymore.

  9. Andrew
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    I wrote out a whole rubric at the start of this year’s voting, which included: old enough to know better over stupid teenager; famous for something over “famous”; accidental fug over on-purpose fug; not in need of psychological counseling over trainwreck. Shoulda known I’d have to pit one rule against the other sooner or later, but it killed me to have to vote for Gaga because I couldn’t bring myself to slap down LiLo.

  10. LGenz
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    I stopped at slide 10 because seeing another pic of Gaga being desperate for attention would have made me too angry. Voted Lohan because she spent most of the year as a blonde.

  11. MzStilletto
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    This one was HARD, you guys.

    They both think they look amazing.
    I want them both to go away for a very long time.
    They’re both totally cringe-worthy. LiLo’s fug makes me feel sad, but Gaga’s fug makes me feel stabby.

    In the end, I had to go with Gaga.

  12. alter_ego
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    This was a tough one. I had to finally give my vote to LiLo.

    Gaga is more fug as performance art (I think/hope). LiLo really thinks she looks good.

  13. Court
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    I intended to vote Lohan, but when i got to the last slide and saw Jo Calderone, instinct overpowered will and i voted Gaga.

  14. Indiana Douche
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    I fucking love Gaga and her clothes. LiLo is just a nightmare that walks. LiLo all the way.

  15. jerkygirl
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    I had to vote for LiLo. Weird though Gaga may be, she sometimes looks really great in some of the insane things she wears, while LiLo, sadly, NEVER looks good. She has the same vibe as someone like Mischa Barton or Shenae Grimes does–desperately trying to come up with a “look,” but only ever looking like she got dressed in the dark on laundry day while drunk. And the BLEACH BLONDE VICTORIA GOTTI DO was so horrible, oh my goodness she is just one big giant NO.

  16. Frances
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    I’m so torn. Gaga is in costume whether she’s on stage or not, so I feel like that’s a different category. But is it time to ignore Lindsey because poor girl is so messed up/unhealthy? I feel like fugging her is not fun in the same way it is to fug, say, SJP or Selena Gomez…

    • Stefanie
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      A small part of me agrees with you about Lindsay being so messed up. I was discussing the same thing with my husband (yeah, we Fug Madness together) and he pointed out that while her life is a disaster she makes no real attempts to help herself therefore all sympathy goes out the window. If she checked herself into rehab, stayed out of the public eye and stopped hitting people with her car, I would feel bad about it. (Im thinking like how Bai Ling went away to get healthy the year she was taken out of FM.) Lindsay wants to be seen and tries her hardest to ensure that she is.

      • Heather
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        I agree. Lindsay claims, over and over, that she’s fine. And as much as it looks NOT that way to the naked eye, there’s a part of me that’s like, “Okay, you want to play that game? FINE. Let’s play.”

      • Amber
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        EXACTLY. I have all the sympathy in the world for people who are battling demons and facing addictions. However, there comes a time when you have to responsible for yourself and Lindsay isn’t doing that. She continues the horrible decisions that have gotten her in this mess in the first place. That’s not to say that I don’t feel sorry for her–I do–but I’m past the point of giving her a pass just because of her issues. Buck up, buttercup.
        So that’s why I voted LiLo. That, and Gaga is in costume all the time. That doesn’t mean she’s not fug, I just think it’s a different sort of fug. Also, I’m sick of Gaga.

  17. Stefanie
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    I was torn…but then the shrunken pillowcase dress showed up and I was pushed toward LiLo. And then the Dina/Donatella dress popped up and I was pushed over the edge. Lindsay it is.

    • Edith
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      I wasn’t torn, because I think a lot of the stuff Gaga wears is striking. Not for me, certainly, but the Vigilante dress, for example, was fabulous (though the veil pushes it over the top). Any doubts I MIGHT have had were negated by the braless Pillowcase and Hairy Dina dress. So much terribleness, but those two dresses are The. Worst. Then add in the awful bleach blonde extensions and the CONSTANT f’cking with her face, and I’m thinking Lilo may take it all.

  18. Eva
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    Can I vote against slideshows for this? Love them for like, accessories and stuff, but for this, I”m not a fan

    • Heather
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      Noted! Thank you! We find it’s so hard sometimes to present everything we want to present in the context of a post where you have to scroll and sometimes people misunderstand that the photos you show are the only photos in contention, etc.

      • Samantha Jones
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        Girls, I must agree about the slideshows – on an older computer or slow internet connection they take much longer to load and click through than a scroll-down post. Sometimes I have to give up because of time constraints, and of course I hate to miss even one word of your hysterical brilliance …

      • China
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        Sorry to rock the boat, but I actually prefer this slideshow format. It makes it much easier to evaluate a year’s worth of fug, and saves me from having to open so many extra tabs!

      • Amanda6
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        Oh no, I love the slideshow!

      • Guerra
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        Love slide show!! You can’t have multiple tabs on a iPad!!

    • Cortney
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      I totally agree! Often, my decision comes down to checking a couple specific looks against each other – much more difficult in the slideshow format!

      • Heather
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        You CAN right click on the images and open them up in a new tab, and use the slider to get to the image you want. If that helps!

      • vandalfan
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        The slideshow work better for me as well, because each link must also download ads. But you gals go whichever way suits you, this is your cat we’re…petting, and we’re just holding its tail. (caveat, it’s not “petting” in our Idaho vernacular)

  19. Frances
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    Also –

    “This is what my bedroom floor looked like when I was nine.”

    I have a nine year old daughter, and this is the God’s truth!!

  20. Lynne
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    Both are deluded and look dreadful. Agreed. But one of them moves through the world with an aura of sadness and tragedy. The other just looks like a mad pop star. LiLo wins.

  21. mshesterp
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    I’m so over Gaga and this slideshow proved it–Over. Her. So I refuse to give her the vote to move ahead in fug madness–she’s way too pretentious to even win this award. Luckily she’s up against LL, who needs no help in the fug department and can move forward all by her lonesome.

  22. Nikki
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    Gaga’s looks are often witty and make me laugh. Lilo’s looks are always serious and make me cringe.

    Also, I disagree with the pity Lindsay no-vote theory. She does deserve pity, but not for her clothes (she could easily hire a stylist!)

    • Karen
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      Agree, that’s why I voted Lilo. Gaga makes me laugh, whereas LL just makes me feel like crying.

  23. Darren
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    No matter how far-fetched it is, Gaga at least has an explanation behind everything she wears, generally looks clean and the outfits themselves are “put together.” And she’s using her fashion to successfully promote her talent. If you keep having to add fourth and fifth shows on your world tour, you’re doing something right.

    Lindsay is just a mess that can’t throw an outfit together and it’s a sad reminder of her lost talent. Lindsay it is.

  24. Anne B
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    I can’t believe it’s come to this.

    One: yes. Gaga IS what annoying looks like, especially as Calderone. But that’s because she means to be. She means to draw a response from us. That’s what artists do. So what if her shtick makes me as slappy as Betty Draper on a bad hair day?

    LiLo hit “annoying” several years ago, and blew through that s**t like it was nothing, moving on to Sad and then Tragic and Disgusting before getting her own permanent parking spot in Just Go Away.

    I understand what happened to LiLo. I do. I’ve wasted a lot of words telling other people why I think it happened. But now that she’s a resident of Just Go Away, I can see that she was headed there all the time.

    Like Gaga, LiLo means to be the way she is. Unlike Gaga, she doesn’t care what we think of her Wrecked Junkie persona. LiLo was headed to Just Go Away all the time, in spite of luck, in spite of goodwill, in spite of second and third and seventh chances. She has made her choice and she will keep making it for as long as she can. Let’s not waste any more time being sorry that we can’t help her un-make it.

    Fug you, LiLo.

  25. Eliza Bennett
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    That first shot of the Mouse-itutes unform made me vote Gaga–but then I got to the Lilo as Wolfman Versace and cracked up and felt like changing my vote.
    @GFY Heather: You and GFYJessica make my day several times over with hoot-out-loud lines like “And this is what Lindsay’s boobs look like.” The definition of deadpan and done brilliantly. You guys rock.

  26. Annalyce
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    I’m not giving La Gaga a pass in anyway because she entertains and is absurd, but her outfits at least are thought-out and she goes with it. I can’t get over LL’s ill-fitting, wrinkled, ugly clothes.

  27. Electric Landlady
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    OMG, LiLo is 25. This is just sad.

  28. Christian
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    I voted for McCartney over Lilo on the last round, because McCartney is sober and dresses like that. But curiously, I found myself voting for Lilo this round. Because when I set all personal bias aside and really looked at the clothes, yes, Gaga’s can certainly be fugly. But Gaga’s fugly clothes are no doubt very designer and expensive, especially that custom dress with the scepter. Lilo’s clothes are dirty, ill-fitting, and while also probably designer, I guarantee they cost much less than Gaga’s. So while Gaga is fugly, at least she looks mostly put-together. Lilo’s outfits look a cheap wreck. And if you want to talk personal/drug issues in reference to Lilo’s clothing, that’s fine, but keep this in mind – even drug fueled wrecks like Courtney Love and Paz de la Heurta can occasionally step out in some lovely dresses.

  29. Beth
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    I have been reading GFY for years and this may be my favourite post ever.

  30. Julia
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    They both think they look great, but Gaga does look great! No, I mean really, I find her outfits very amusing, she doesn´t bother me at all. She doen´t look pretty, but she does look good. I was torn though, because I am not sure if it is ethical to vote against Lohan, who is obsiously an addict. Isn´t it kind of like making fun of someone who is seriously ill? I did vote for her in the end, because she looks really bad, but I am not sure people with so serious addiction problems should be part of fug madness, or featured at all.

  31. Christy
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    Um, yeah, the captions were genius. This is what me stifling snorting laughter at work looks like.

  32. The Other Molly
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    I think including “performance fug” is always going to throw the vote.
    Some people refuse to vote for it, i.e. “I give it a pass” so we can never have a real showing.
    Unless you pit the likes of Gaga, Minaj and Perry against themselves.

  33. JanieS
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    Argh, I cannot vote for LiLo, fugly as she can be, because she is so obviously ill/suffering from drug addiction/whatever – it is not the Fug of bad taste, it’s the Fug of Hollywood-Tragedy-Waiting-to-Happen.

  34. Mischka
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    Another vote for the slideshow! The linked outfits were too hard to follow and took longer to load; now I can scan through all of the selections – with bonus hilarious commentary – and then vote.

    And Lilo is a puffy bleached wrinkled mess. I’m going with Lilo’s exasperatingly clueless fug over Gaga’s fug-as-art fug.

  35. Evalyn
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    I have to vote Gaga on this one because she rides the Crazy Train on purpose. Lindsay doesn’t even know it’s a ride.

  36. Sylvia
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    I think LiLo is in a hell of her own construction, but I fear for her fug on the inside much more than her clothes. Her fashion is a symptom, not the problem. If she can, you know, not die and get it together, maybe her fashion will follow

    Conversely, I have no hope for GaGa. Her fug is not organic. It’s a choice, every time she walks out of her house/lair/Illuminati group housing. Also, the last picture of Joe Calderone sent me into a rage. I had to vote for GaGa.

  37. Carol
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    OMG LiLo, holy cat poop. I mean, wow. When you look up train wreck in the dictionary, there needs to be photos of a train wreck and also LiLo.

  38. camille
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    This is the kind of matchup where everybody gets really ideological about what counts and what doesn’t count as fug, but me, I just vote for what LOOKS BAD.

    • camille
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      And p.s., I just thought of this, but “performance fug” doesn’t really count because plenty of popstars perform wearing clothes that a regular human might wear in a real situation. So would pitting Gaga’s performance fug against, I don’t know, whatever sparkly ballgown Taylor Swift is wearing today count? They’re both dressing up for the stage! And sure, most of my real situations don’t involve sparkly ballgowns, but I suppose I COULD get invited to a ball. I’ll probably never get invited to a… um… whatever Gaga’s clothes are appropriate for.

  39. Sandra
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    I really didn’t want to vote for GaGa, because I want her to go away. LiLo in the see-through shirt and Lupine Lohan really almost sealed the deal. But the porn version of Minnie Mouse and the sheer utter stupidity of the alternate persona thing fought back hard and I had to vote for Miss Stefani.

    Lindsay may be in a hell of her own making, but this is the point in a person’s life when the people who are supposed to love her are supposed to intervene because she is not currently capable of helping herself. Unfortunately for her, those people turned out to be Dina and Michael Lohan. That will never work.

  40. Toni
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    GAGA is HOT :-)

    http:www.searchcelebrityhd.com

  41. vandalfan
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    Aaaaaand down goes Ga. Good riddance.

  42. AndreaLaLa
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    “This is what Dina Lohan thinks she looks like, and what Donatella Versace might look like if she were part wolf.”

    Truer words have never been spoken!

  43. Edith
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    I forgot to mention that Gaga at least always wears a bra, even if on occasion we have to see it. Slide 6 of Lilo is tragic for many reasons, but the obvious lack of bra is the most egregious.

  44. robabeau
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    it’s been a hard road with Lohan. She obvs wins this thing hands down, but aside from that- her constant “I’m fine, I’m really fine” routine is always followed up by something completely embarrassing. Eg: “I’m fine, I haven’t been noticeably drunk in public in weeks! Let me be on Saturday night Live!!” turned into ‘WHAT. DID. YOU. DO. TO. YOUR. FACE.” And as the Fugs pointed out earlier in the tournament, her attempts to look classy and ‘Hollywood’ are sort of weird and Sunset Boulevardesque. Kinda like her at this point I guess.

  45. Bambi Anne Dear
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    I was rather surprised that LL looked passable in some of these pics. She does have a penchant for nude clothes doesn’t she?

    • Edith
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      I figured out why she looks relatively nice in the French Fashion Week shot – the overexposure is washing her out so much the spray tan is barely visible, so she looks somewhat clean, once. Plus the überflash means we can’t see her facial features as clearly, so the havoc she has wreaked upon them isn’t as obvious.

  46. Katie
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    I am so glad Lindsay seems to be beating Gaga. I hate seeing Gaga get so far every year because all she ever wears is costumes, and we can all look ridiculous in costumes. I want to see her looking ridiculous when she’s just buying groceries or renting a DVD (if she ever does such normal things). She’s not a natural fugger.

  47. atz
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    EPIC battle. “This is what sad would look like if it were thrown up by depression.” LOL

  48. Julie
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    This was hard, and, honestly, I voted for LiLo almost entirely because if I have to look at any more pictures of those “veils” Gaga is so fond of, I will break my monitor. The veils anger me. LiLo makes me feel sad, but feeling sad does not potentially cost me a perfectly good monitor.

  49. NYCGirl
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    I am of the opinion that intentional/costume-y fug is still fug, so Gaga.

  50. NYCGirl
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    And yes, the captions were super Well-Played.

  51. Sajorina
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    Gaga FUGS the hell out of me… It’s exhausting, so there goes my vote!

  52. petalb
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    Captions were brilliant…’This is what Zorro’s widow would look like’ had me laughing out loud. H & J – you guys have more talent than these two combined. Love your work

  53. ChaChaHeels
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    Accounting Porn Barbie. I feel like Gaga thinks for hours to construct an outfit like that, just so someone in the world, like the Fug Girls, would see it and “get it”, and actually write that description down. So I can’t vote for Gaga. Lindsay’s taste, on the other hand, that’s all her. And I agree, it’s very sad and not a sign of good mental health. It may not be right to comment on it, but if you’re asking, Lohan outfugs almost anyone I can think of.

  54. CJ
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    Even though her styling taste is in her left ear, I couldn’t bring myself to vote for LL. Too sad. This girl’s poor judgment has brought her to a very sad place.