Fug the Cover: Anne Hathaway


Well. This isn’t going to win anybody over, is it?

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  1. AliceBlue
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    Bitchface with a capital “B”.

  2. SKS
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    Is she overly made-up? Overly photoshopped? Really really tired? A combination of all three?? She doesn’t look bad, but…odd.

    She looks a LOT like Natalie Imbruglia though.

    • Helen
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      THAT’s it, Imbruglia! I couldn’t figure out whom it was bringing to mind at first.

      This barely resembles Hathaway. I am not sure I’d have known it was her without being told.

    • AmyK
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      OH GOSH, total Natalie Imbruglia. She also looks really tired. :/

  3. China
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    I don’t get how one’s eye can look so wonky and yet still convey such a sense of smugness.

  4. Neil
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    It’s like her left eye is drooping at a 45 degree angle. Who on Earth thought this was a good idea??

  5. Gingerlocks
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    This is what Tyra calls ‘smelling the fart’ face. Fart-astic!

  6. Carolyn
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    Wait…DOES she have a wonky eye? The more I look at that right eye, the stranger it looks.

  7. lilywise
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    Her left eye looks like it is sliding off her face. I’m not Anne’s biggest fan, but this looks unfair to her. Maybe the Harper’s people hate her.

    • Megan
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      My thoughts exactly. I also agree with the poster who said that Anne doesn’t really do “sexy,” so when she has to do these so-called “sexy” poses, it looks weird and forced.

      As such, this looks like a high-tone high school yearbook picture.

  8. Anita
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    Surely she’ll sooner or later be starring in a Liza Minnelli biopic.

    In that photo, it looks like if she stands up, the dress will fall right off her.

    • Lucy
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      Looks more like a Lisa Rinna biopic to me, somehow.

    • bambi_beth
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      150% Liza.

      I actually love it. It’s so much better than the Vogue cover, and it’s still not great, but I love it inexplicably.

  9. Sarah
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    I’m sure I saw that eye in a Salvador Dali painting once.

  10. nicolegrr
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    I understand the criticisms of this photo, but at the same time, I like it. I don’t think it was meant to win anyone over. it’s fierce. Good on her.

  11. robabeau
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    yeah, it’s bad… Why do these glossies insist on making Anne look so smarmy and haughty? Those are NOT the qualities I most enjoy in my celebrities. And why isn’t she wearing a necklace? Weird styling…

  12. mj
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    if she doesn’t utilize that haircut for SOME sort of Liza bio, i’m going to be exceedingly disappointed.

  13. Nat
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    She looks sleepy, smug and snobbish at once. And trying way too hard, as during most of the Les Mis promo tour. Can’t they give her the Oscar already and save her from other two monthes of this?

    P.s. Althought I’m trying to stay spoiler-free (the film only comes out on the 31st of January here in Italy), I’m dying to know your opinion, Fuggirls…did you see it? Did you like it?

    • Sandra
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      Spoiler-free on Les Miserables????? How is that even possible? Between the novel, the stage-show, the eleventy-six billion student productions of the stage show and the 1998 Liam Neeson film version, people–or, you know, whatever their native life-form is–on Alpha Centauri know how this one goes.

      • Nat
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        Obviously, I mean spoiler-free on the film. I’ve read the book and seen the musical, and exactly because I know and love the story and the show that much, I don’t want to know how they’ve adapted it in the film. Like, of course I know that charachter X dies, but I don’t want to know how they’ve done it in the film. So, other than watching the trailers, I’m trying to avoid all the other stuff that’s coming out, and certaintly I’m avoiding detailed reviews.

  14. kickassmomnyc
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    Whatever Harper’s Bazaar editor is responsible for choosing that photograph for the cover should be pink slipped. There is nothing appealing about it and I would never be tempted to buy the magazine.

  15. Crystal
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    Why did they staple the NYC skyline to her bust?

  16. ErinE
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    I’ve identified another thing that annoys me about her – how the people who work with her (such as Tom Hooper) call her ANNIE. Oh, ANNIE is just wonderful.

    It doesn’t come across nearly as annoying in writing, but there’s something annoying about it, I swear.

    • ErinE
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      I think it’s because even they seem smug – like ” we call her Annie, but to you, it’s anne” Rachel Zoe did it too.

      • Annie E
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        Doesn’t everyone who knows her, basically, call her Annie? My birth name is Anne and I go by that professionally (like Hathaway seems to), but most people who know me call me Annie.

  17. Dazie
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    I never noticed how much she resembles Lady Gaga. Perhaps the bustier is actually made of tires and the skirt is shards of glass.

    • Cruising
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      No, you’re not the only one. I didn’t think it was Anne at first, so convinced was I that it was Gaga.

  18. Gine
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    I have a feeling that these photographers keep trying to encourage her look sultry, when–and I like Anne–that just isn’t her bag, and it makes her come across as haughty and slightly high instead.

    • Helen
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      More than slightly. She looks here like she shot up a near-fatal amount of Mexican black tar about 10 minutes before the photo was taken.

  19. AM
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    Okay, I’m begging now: No more Anne–not Audrey Hepburn–Hathaway unless she wins an Oscar, the Nobel prize, the Pulitzer prize, etc. all on the same day. I’m sure she’s a nice person and all . . .Plus, I can’t forget she doesn’t wear undies to public places.

  20. mary lou bethune
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    Ya’ll , really, Anne is beautiful and her hair is so cute and stylish. What do people have against her? She seems nice, she handled that awful Matt Lauer like the abjectly rude idjit he is, she never gets mean or drunk in public or looks like a trollop;she is refreshing to me.

    • Bubba
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      I cannot speak to her being rude or drunk in public, but trollop? Did you check out her fugtrospective? It’s very visible nipples central!

  21. house mouse
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    Ooof, that is not a good cover. I get that she’s Fantine & trying to get her tragedy Oscar or whatever, but she’s so much prettier than this.

  22. Stefanie
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    Oh my god. THAT EYE. Someone should be fired.

  23. sarah
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    Poor Anne. I really like her. I thought she was amazing as Cat Woman and she blew me away as Fantine. I think she just wants to be liked and then when people don’t like her she tries even harder to be liked and that just makes people like her less. If she wins the Oscar I could see her speech being rather reminiscent of Sally Fields..

    This cover is awful though.

    • akay
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      Yeah, I think she gets some unwarranted hate. She seems like a normal, smart, genuine, and talented person — but that can add up to sort of bland when interviewed. Which bores people. Which makes them not like her.

      If a celeb isn’t natural and charming (like Channing Tatum, Swinton), or conversely over-the-top crazy (like Nicki Minaj, Swinton again), they fall into a middle ground of disinterest where it’s easy to focus on perceived flaws because there isn’t much else to grab your attention.

    • meggiemoo
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      She tries too hard, and that’s never attractive. (I did love her in “Ella Enchanted”.)

  24. meggiemoo
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    I think her left eye is legitimately lower/more slanted than the right, so that’s probably not the mag’s fault…I’ve seen it in too many photos for it to be a bad Photoshop job.

    • meggiemoo
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      And you notice it far more when she doesn’t smile.

    • Helen
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      It is a little, but if the photographer has the good sense to shoot her from slightly above, or, better, while smiling (best, both), that doesn’t show at all. It’s a very minor irregularity; what’s exacerbating it here, as in so many magazine covers where they try to make Hathaway be sultry, is shooting angle and expression.

  25. Gigi
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    Whoops, this was meant for the cover of Harper’s Bizarre. Somebody’s head’s gonna roll.

  26. ErinE
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    on another note, can you please FUG Jennie Garth’s Health Magazine cover? http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/jennie-garth-talks-excruciating-peter-facinelli-split-diet-regrets-201321

    She is a wearing an outfit that should have stayed behind with 90210 the first version.

  27. Jen
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    hahahaha, this reminds me of the Jesus painting that woman “restored” Spain!

    http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/update-cecilia-giminez/1419932/

  28. AM
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    I think some of the dislike for some actors and other celebs is too much publicity and interviews and magazine covers, etc. And then they go on talk shows, interviews and tell the same story repeatedly. Especially if it’s publicity that says this person is the most beautiful, most talented when there are lots of talented people in the world. Like, I really like Hugh Jackman, and I’m even beginning to get just the tiniest bit tired of him with all the Le Miz stuff. It’s like “how can we miss you if you won’t go away?’ and a little mystery is a good thing.

    • Katharine
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      Yes, sometimes celebrities do become ubiquitous during promotion, so that you can feel they’re being shoved at you. It’s hard to find a happy medium between overexposure and beating the drum for a movie. During the past few years, actors who are in contention for Oscars have really ratcheted up their efforts, so punters can find themselves heartily sick of an individual you might normally be a fan of (or even neutral about).

      This cover really doesn’t serve Anne Hathaway well – has losing so much weight changed her face to exaggerate a minor irregularity?

  29. Lyndey Brock
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    Her eye is like, falling out of its socket. Did she have a stroke? Or is her disdain for common folk just being served to us in Droopy flavor?

  30. Carolyn
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    Oooh, that’s not good.

  31. Ellen
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    Maybe she just has a secret wonkeye that none of us knew about. I mean, it’s a weird superpower, but it’s good at…making people uncomfortable?

  32. AMS
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    Oh nooooo – surely this isn’t the best shot they got from this cover shoot. This is just awful, and awkward, and editorially dumb. I would be mortified if I were Anne Hathaway!

  33. cc
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    Yes take a picture specifically making you look like a smug b-tch, that’ll really endear you to the public which is already annoyed by you.

  34. Rayna
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    More proof that magazine cover subjects rarely look like the actual PERSON. Somewhere, there is a wonkifying machine that they put everyone through, and that is why a nice, pretty girl like AnneH could end up looking like THIS.

  35. Alayne
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    They take millions of photos during a photo shoot and THIS is the one they pick???

    • Peggy L.
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      Exactly! Takes dozens of pictures of anyone, and there’s going to be one that matches every bad characterization you could want. Who was the sh*t stirrer that chose this one?

  36. sarah
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    i’m starting to get concerned that there’s actually something happening to her left eye… this is the second cover where it’s looked droopy. Maybe it’s not entirely the magazine’s fault?

  37. renee
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    It looks like she’s auditioning for the role of Sylvester Stallone’s daughter in Rocky VII.

    • chickadee
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      OMG, she DOES look like she could be the daughter of Rocky and Adrian!

  38. Annie E
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    This looks less like a national fashion magazine and more like one of those culture magazines for a random city. In other words, it looks inexpensive.

  39. Vandalfan
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    I like her, but she’s a theater nerd, filled with grinning enthusiasm. The deep, fierce, sultry style is not hers. She just looks kind of predatory and semi-comatose, like Rhianna’s Vogue cover in October.

  40. Emily
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    Jeez, and I thought she looked wonky on the Vogue cover. That’s just sad. How do you make someone so pretty look so off?

  41. LexBreeze
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    Guys,

    Look at any photo of her at any age, looking straight at her face from the front and you will see that her eyes have a natural downward tilt away from the centre of her face. Many people have eyes like this. Every time you make fun of the eye, thinking you are making fun of the photographer, or the photo selection, or the poor photoshopping skills, what you are actually making fun of is her phenotype which she can not change (except through some sort of bizarre eye-restructuring and cheekbone-enhancing combined plastic surgery, for which I’m sure none of you would advocate). She tilt of the eye makes them look as if they are drooping – they are not – which is accentuated by the angle they decided to get her to tilt her head to.

    Hate on the dress, the styling, the lighting, the hairstyle (that was her choice and thus fair fodder for criticism), the positioning of her head and body, the makeup, the facial expression (also a choice) but leave the structure of her bones and other components of her face alone.

    No body critiquing on GFY, no?

    • Aj
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      Completely agree. Wish you had been around a week or so ago to call a halt to the Hathaway breast size/shape discussion.

      • Jules
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        I also agree,
        The problem in this picture is that the eyebrow is too long and its shadow seems to melt into the cheekbone shadow.
        I know this because I also have somewhat drooping eyelids, and I always have to keep my brows managed in a way that doesn’t exaggerate it.
        But her face definitely has been photoshopped in some way…
        Proportionally, one’s hand should be the size of one’s face…

        • Helen
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          The problem with the hand looking bigger is called “foreshortening.” The problem with the eye is angle and expression. Yes, her eyes droop a little, and this one a little more, at the outer corners. But take a look at any shot in which she’s smiling, or just basically competently photographed (and made up), and the irregularity is so minor it isn’t noticeable unless you’re really looking hard for it.

          This here is frankly just incompetent work.

    • jean
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      I think we’re critiquing the angle and styling, not her facial features which are clearly lovely except when this is done to her. Her eye looks photoshopped and that’s just wrong. It’s unflattering for no purpose. If it was an unflattering candid shot on the cover of People Magazine, that’s fine, but they positioned her like this and must have seen that her eye was a bit wonky. And it’s fine that she might have a slightly lazy eye, but when that’s all we see (not the dress, not her lovely skin, not the headlines on the magazine), it’s a fail.

  42. LexBreeze
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    • Helen
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      IMO that makes them look almost upturned, if anything. That is a really good shot of her!

  43. Nancy
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    Her left eye droopiness made me think of Bell’s Palsy. So unfortunate on every level.

  44. Mo
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    Goodwin bitchface. It’s annoying on EVERYONE!

  45. LauraFourEyes
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    I like Anne because, like her, I am also guilty of trying too hard. I do not like this cover, mainly due to her wonky eye; however, although as someone said above, it’s 10x better than the Vogue cover.

  46. CJG
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    I like Anne Hathaway. Legitimately talented, well-spoken and very pretty.

    Not one person on this planet is perfect. We work with what god gave us. If she has droopy eyes, she has droopy eyes. It hasn’t stopped her from taking beautiful photos before. We all know there were a myriad of people who prepped her for this cover — hair stylist, makeup artist, photographer, etc — and it is their job to make a great photo. The didn’t do their job. Even pretty, photogenic girls take the occasional bad photo, but I have a hard time believing this was the best photo from the shoot. It is unbecoming and (perhaps from over-photoshopping) doesn’t even look like her. I can’t imagine anyone in her camp was happy with this cover.

    Here is my question — someone out there might know. I would consider Ms. Hathaway an A-List star. How does she not have the power to have final approval on her magazine photos?

  47. MG
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    I can’t get past wondering why her hand looks like it’s twice the size of her head. Is it the angle of the photo or just bad photoshopping?

  48. Terre Bowden
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    i actually don’t mind it. it’s a different angle for her, which i like. i wish an eyebrow had been arched just a tad, but other than that…i like it.

  49. emily
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    im tired for Les Miserables campaign, she’s like everywhere. This cover of Anne ‘thirsty-for-oscar’ Hathaway a bit good though, seems like combination of Natalie Imbruglia X winona ryder.

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