As usual, the dress code for this looks like, “none of these people are exactly sure what to wear to this party.”
Katie Aselton is my new hero. You said you’ve never seen her in anything and neither have I, but the unknowns usually show up in something totally wonky/shocking so that they’ll get noticed. Thanks to her for picking a cute dress and keeping her ass/boobs/nethers covered.
She’s on “The League” with her husband, Mark Duplass, and Nick Kroll, among others. That show is hilarious, but now I can’t see it since it moved to FXX, which my system doesn’t carry..
Yes, she is on the League, and the League is awesome. I am sure you’ll be able to find the show legally online. Stupid FXXXXX. What a ridiculous idea.
Katie also looks super cute here.
YES! She is so good on THE LEAGUE. Her character is as sports-obsessed as the dudes. She is basically one of the dudes, except that she’s smarter than all of them. She also directed a movie last year (or maybe the year before) called BLACK ROCK (starring Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth).
And here’s where I note that I’m super jealous of her because she’s Mark Duplass’ wife.
OH – and I can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous Annet Mahendru is on THE AMERICANS. STUNNING.
Just a P.S. for anybody who thinks the show isn’t for them. I pretty much loathe sports and I think the show is hilarious.
Yes! So true. Very nice to see an exception. And the dress really is adorable, too!
Besides Black Rock, she also wrote, directed, and stars in a really terrific movie with a TERRRRRRRIBLE name (yes, it’s 7 Rs terrible), The Freebie, which is not a raunchy dude comedy, but a little relationship movie with her & Dax Shepard (which, pre-Parenthood, is what convinced me that he was a good actor!).
They play a couple who are so comfortable and confident in their relationship that they think they can give each other a “free pass” night. It’s honestly so good that I don’t mind that I sound like a crazy person who raves to strangers about a movie called The Freebie.
YAY! I had not heard about this movie but will now be looking for it. THANKS!
I love Kerry’s “What the f am I doing here?” Those shoes are awesome and she is almost selling the rest of the outfit. I do not like the new “Kate length”. That dress would be much more flattering right at or just below the knee.
I like to think Keri looks like that because she and Matthew just got American in the limo.
My weird crush has been David Tennant the past few years. He’s too old for me, married, and has two kids, and has been known to gallivant around in tutus, but I can’t help it. As for the slideshow, I really wish Keri Russell’s had been better. Those shoes DESERVE a better outfit!
David Tennant is a weird crush now? Someone better tell Tumblr.
I don’t know if my crushes are weird. Is it weird to have a kind of crush on Alfred Molina? Or Bill Nighy? Bill Nighy is probably an unbearable person to spend time with, and yet he is strangely attractive. Christopher Walken, on the other hand, would probably be a delight to hang out with. He seems to be very grounded in real life. I totally have a crush on Christopher Walken.
The only person in this slide show who actually appears to be appropriately dressed for the occasion is Martin Freeman, proving that a man who genuinely does know how to wear a suit can go almost anywhere. (Young Hanks does not have the same air, to me; he is not as utterly, invisibly at ease yet dapper.)
Having a crush on 10 is not weird in any way.
see, to me, known to gallivant around in tutus is actually a selling point
Not in the least. in fact, some fan may have made a pixelated quilt out of his face, which is also not in the least bit weird: http://stlouisfolkvictorian.blogspot.com/2013/07/pixelingthe-finalecontinued.html
The issue I have with my crush on him is that I have a huge aversion to seeing spit. In a lot of his other projects (not Doctor Who), he tends to get really spitty, and you can see it in his mouth. And with ANYBODY else I would absolutely freak out, but somehow it’s not a problem, I still swoon when he speaks/moves/breathes.
And now I sound like a maniac.
In re Nat Faxon, I found myself GENUINELY UPSET when I learned of his being married.
the first time i saw the name “Nat Faxon” in writing, it looked to me like Fat Nixon and now i can’t unsee it.
That’s pretty much what I just came here to say! I clicked through to that slide and read “Fat Naxon.” Did a double take.
Reminds of when I was in 6th grade and it became a “thing” to switch the initial letter(s) of your first and last names. You can imagine that my classmate Sharon Kitto was mortified.
We did that when I was in school too. Our favorite classmate for that was Pat Cooper.
Yay, Martin Freeman! Thank you, Jessica!
My weird crush? Peter Dinklage. One reason I love the “Game of Thrones” boards at TWoP is because they feel the same way I do.
I am with it. He’s fine. His looks kind of cranky all the time, and, god help me, I love that in a man.
HIS HAIR!!! OMG!!!
I love that voice. I heard it when I first saw Dinklage in “The Station Agent” and I was sold. It made all the sense in the world to me that Michelle Williams had a crush on him in that movie.
This is not weird. He is totally handsome.
(and, yes, cranky and talented, both pluses)
And smart and hilariously dry. I saw the interview he did with Jon Stewart the other day and that was so much combined hot I almost died right there.
Oh yeah. The Stewart/Dinklage combo slayed me. I was watching my boyfriend and since he is considerate enough not to gawk at and/or point out every pretty thing that catches his eye, I acted normally, but inside I was drooling/fanning myself/having all manner of inappropriate thoughts.
Totally on board with Dinklage!
remember when he guested in 30 Rock? That was my AHA moment with Tyrion Lannister! He was soooo hot, I was totally jealous of LL!
I am getting a distinct Eau de Troian Bellisario off of Aya Cash in this photo. Can she please show up as Spencer’s long lost and even crazier sister (perhaps who disappeared on the Fourth of July in a mysterious mountain climbing accident or some such) on PLL?
I looked at some of the other pictures of Kruger’s jumpsuit and I frankly love it. And I’ve NEVER said that about any jumpsuit, anywhere, on any body.
This is not a rant, just my own feelings on the matter…our society has become so accustomed to facial “perfection” (straight, white, capped teeth; surgically altered or “freshened” faces) that we have almost come to expect it as a norm. Which it is not. I love the uniqueness of Nat’s face, crooked teeth and all. It’s called character and personality which is MOST sexy, attractive and inviting. Let’s hope he never changes. It saddens me that this pendulum of perfection may forever be stuck FAR to one side.
Well, ok…it’s a rant. Didn’t think I was that long winded. And then I saw the caps, too.
I always get very depressed when British actors get American teeth.
Meaning I agree with you, rant and all.
I didn’t think it was a rant… I thought it was a good point.
Speaking of unconventionally attractive – Walton Goggins from Justified, whose absence I just lamented below.
Oh I love me some Boyd Crowder!
I want Boyd Crowder to narrate my life.
Jessica, thank you for Martin Freeman and astute comments (also, mini Hanks is looking more like Daddy Hanks these days), but…. pray tell, how is it kosher to comment on teeth (even in a good way) on GFY but not on physique (e.g. too thin)?
That’s a good question and the answer is that we say nice things about people’s looks all the time: “her hair looks great,” “I love her eyes,” “her arms look amazing in this,” all the time — I was just talking about Lupita’s arms yesterday. In this case, I perhaps should have used a word other than “weird” — which I only used because that’s how someone put it to me — maybe unconventional? I’ve made the same comment about Kirsten Dunst’s snaggle tooth as well, I think it’s cute. But “I like this unconventional aspect of this person,” or “X’s legs look fab in this dress” are totally different than “wow, she is WAY too skinny now” or “god, X is too fat for this dress.” And I think that’s pretty easy to understand, actually.
Much of the reason we try to stay away from discussion of weight, honestly, is that it invariably gets into a discussion of whether or not someone has an eating disorder, which is an incredibly INCREDIBLY serious thing to throw around, OR it turns very rude very quickly. Commenting on Nat Faxon’s super sexy natural teeth are not the same thing, you know?
In other words, if you guys are hot for various attributes of celebrities — “I love Timothy Olymphant’s chin!” or, like, “The fact that X only has 4 fingers on his right hand” or whatever — share all you like.
Got it! Thanks!
I rewatched Heathers a few nights ago and was surprised by how real everyone’s teeth looked! Like they weren’t all gleaming white and abnormally straight and veneer-y, just regular human teeth. Which is all to say, good point.
I feel like at some point in the future people are going to look back on chiclet veneers and super bleached teeth and obvious extensions that make it look like a woman has a foot of hair growing from her ear in exactly the same way we view shellacked bouffants and robin’s egg blue eye shadow that looks like it was applied with a trowel.
someone i’ve known for years recently got “perfect” veneers and it looks so so weird. i liked her slightly imperfect smile before so much more.
If it helps any, some people truly do have issues with their teeth that make veneers the right choice. For me, the choice to get veneers was a self-esteem issue. While my teeth were aligned nicely and I had a pretty smile, they were stained varying shades of yellow and at age 18, I looked like I had a three pack a day habit. I would have killed for ‘Chiclet teeth’. I did/do not smoke – it’s from the minerals in the water where I grew up. It was actually quite embarrassing when people commented on how much I smoked when I’ve never smoked in my life. One old guy told me that I’d be such a pretty girl if I didn’t have smoker’s teeth (Imagine saying that to a 17 year old!!). I told him I didn’t smoke and he said, oh yeah you say that with your boss standing next to you but your teeth say otherwise. Unfortunately, the boss was standing next to me so I couldn’t tell this guy where to shove his opinions but my boss stuck up for me (good thing my dad wasn’t there.. ouch).
So, I had a pretty smile (still do) but my teeth were ugly.
I don’t think all veneers are bad, but there’s correcting a genuine issue (you) and dicking around trying to achieve “perfection” and ending up looking really fake.
Oh, TOTALLY. As with all things. I know someone with veneers in my own life and they are a huge and wonderful improvement. (My own ME TOO was actually meant for Boyd Crowder. Sometimes I don’t get what the comments are doing…)
I prefer interesting faces and features. Proof: I recently went to an exhibit called “The Science of Sexuality” and there was a display that asked you to choose what face was more attractive. There were pictures of the same people, but with minor differences. I choose the “unattractive” faces each time. They had explanations for each one as to why one was more attractive (symmetry, definition, less wrinkles, etc).
Martin Freeman is everything in that suit, but what was he doing there? And Timothy Olyphant is SO GOOD on Justified, I sometimes forget what a tall drink of water he is. I’m okay with your 90s scruff silver fox affectations, Tim! The rest of the Justified ladies are looking pretty damn good too.
ah, just read up on Fargo. Carry on.
Much as I love Martin Freeman and look forward to Fargo because of him, he is the last person I’d have expected to see in an American TV series, and especially where he himself plays an American. I mean, I thought after Sherlock and The Hobbit that he’s too big a star for TV at all, (except of course for future seasons of Sherlock,) and then he turns up on FX with a Minnesota accent? Really? HBO maybe, but FX?
The early reviews of Fargo say it’s great, so I’m intrigued.
But why did it happen? Was there something wrong with the Fargo we already have? How many people can you put in a….
SPOILERSPSPOILERSSPOILERS, if you’re the kind of person who gets pissed off about people discussing the plot-lines of 20-year-old movies
…woodchipper in a small town anyway?
From what I understand, the show won’t include characters from the movie, it’s just set in the same universe, and weird shit proceeds to happen (although not necessarily the SAME weird shit as in the movie).
I have high hopes for it but am prepared to be massively let down.
And the Coen brothers (creators of the original Fargo) are involved, which bodes well.
Honestly, though, there is so much good TV nowadays on various channels, etc., even if it DID turn out to be very good, who has the time to watch all this stuff?
That might be the reasoning for him joining the project. Working with the Coen Bros in any way is good for ones career right?
Yes ma’am on TO and Justified. Or just TO by himself. He looks good slummin’ it or all cleaned up.
I didn’t know that the FugGirls were Justified watchers. Well Jessica has at least a passing familiarity with it, if she knew that Erica Tazel is all business on the show. Would have been nice to see Walton Goggins at this shindig. Was he not there, or just didn’t get into the slideshow?
Great to see Martin Freeman, though. I sure hope Fargo doesn’t turn out to be stinko.
I have watched all seasons except this last one. Michael Rappaport + Amy Smart = I was like, “eh.”
This season was not my favorite but if you watch it without expecting the Justified “Big Bad” and just take in all the chaos the characters are dealing with it is still very satisfying. Justified is my favorite show on TV (RPDR is a close second) and the 6th (last) season should be epic!
And TO? Still the hottest guy in the room as far as I’m concerned
I was ok with this season until the final episode the other night. I did not like that cliffhanger right at the end, because I think it bodes ill for my favorite characters next season… I think they will be doing things that I won’t like them for, and I don’t want to not like them.
Dress code rant: This isn’t the ’60s. Wearing jeans to an event then meant you were counterculture. Now it just means your stylist can’t read.
Srsly, do they not have suggested dress code on the invites? Do stylists not talk to each other and set the dress code when it’s amorphous like this? It’s so jarring to me to see uber cazh and medium formal in the same setting, and I’d think it would make ppl uncomfortable with each other.
(I except country music awards shows from this rant, because formal there for men means either Nudie western wear or Porter Wagoner flash, and I understand why those men give up and go cowboy.)
I think the dress codes are pretty ambiguous – but not usually semi-formal. My friend goes to a lot of them and wears dressy work clothes (she’s a media buyer) and maybe fancier shoes, or switches out a plain shirt for something shiny under a jacket. She went to the Discovery one last week and all the celeb women were in awesome spring dresses that one would wear to fancy brunch or a bridal shower.
Nat Faxon. Put it on your cereal for a super energy boost.
I want Matthew Rhys’ jeans on my husband. He looks great, even with Keri Russell’s jacket.
What happened to Olyphant’s hair? I’ve been saving up episodes of Justified, because I am not enamored of this season and figured a weekend marathon would be best for my nerves, but now I’m scared Raylan goes on a giant bender and never recovers.
I was thinking to myself, as I reached the end of this slideshow, that the thing that offended me the most (there was a lot of offenses) was Olyphant’s hair. Cut that ish, Tim. It’s whack.
I *think* I read somewhere he is growing it out for a part. I haven’t seen this past week’s season finale of Justified (NO SPOILERS, PLEASE) but this season he’s worn it slicked back when he doesn’t have his cowboy hat on.
I love the hair. He is looking so damn good as a Silver Fox. But honestly, I think that accent of his on Justified is what really does it for me. I’ve had a thing for hillbillies since forever.
I LOVE Timothy Olyphant, he can channel the 90′s as long as he wants cuz he looks hot. Did ya’ll see him on The Mindy Project? lol, pregnant mermaid.
Colin Hanks looks super handsome too, I’ll always have a soft-spot for him because he was on my favorite show Roswell. He also figures prominently in my elaborate plan to fix Lindsay Lohan.
Tell us more about your elaborate plan!
YES. WHAT IS THIS PLAN?
Oh no! It’s really long. I’ve put alot of thought into it, and you’ll never know how much it means to me that you want to know.
Okay, first, I would imagine that I would need to work with both of their agents. I would call them all together for a secret meeting (I would wear a power suit), and I would lay down “the plan”. (a) Lindsay would have to immediately go into seclusion, I mean Seclusion, no sighting no photos. This might be remarked upon, and that is good, we must build mystique. I’m thinking at least 6 months to a year of no Lindsay. This is essentially to counter act her over exposure, and we spread no rumors about where she is, I’m aware her mother will be a problem, and frankly I’m prepared to take her out if you know what I mean because that’s really the only solution for that problem but we’ll probably lock her away in rehab against her will because no one wants to go to prison for murder.
(b) when the time is right Lindsay will emerge, she will look natural not “great” just normal (she’ll be banned from going blonde like ever again). She will look contrite, she will avoid the cameras. After a couple of months of this Colin will be photographed going into her house. Just one sighting, the media will speculate. He’s respected his father is respected what is he doing at Lindsay’s? It’s so odd, what could be going on?
(c) Lindsay will be seen in public more, and “gasp” she looks really good. She’s dressing better, and she looks really healthy. She won’t be photographed with Colin yet, but the speculation continues.
(d) and then “BAM” she is on his arm at a red carpet event, and she looks freaking awesome. I’m thinking Emma Stone, I’m thinking Duchess Kate, but she’s flirty, she has a sparkle. She is our Lindsay Lohan again. The one we got a glimpse of when she was a child of what she could have been.
(e) Now there being photographed everywhere and they are so cute together, I mean they’re going to be seen on a sail boat together, that’s how cute it’s going to be. Hopefully we can get him a role in a movie with Oscar buzz.
I’m thinking the contract will last about 2-3 years. Maybe a proposal. At the end of it Lindsay will be respected and Colin will have won an Oscar. Its a win/win.
I know Colin is married, so we’ll have to take care of that as well.
You are like Fug Nation’s own Olivia Pope!
Lol, thank you! I enjoy coming up with ideas on how to fix other people’s lives while at the same time following none of my own advice.
I love the way you think!
Probably you should write to Oprah, as she seems to have run short of ideas.
My crush on Olyphant never felt weird, but that hair is causing me to doubt myself now. I love Annet’s red boots, not so much her blue jacket, but the patriotic theme is cute given her show. FX wins the award for Network with the Most Likable Stars.
I have zero doubts. If you don’t want him anymore, please pass him this way.
I’m with camille on this. He looks great to me!
Love Matthew Rhys. Do not love his jacket here.
How do you feel about his brown belt with black jacket and black shoes? It bothers me, but I tend to be overly matchy-matchy so maybe it’s just me.
HATE that the belt doesn’t match the shoes. I’ve eased up on my matchy matchiness over the years but with men I feel the belt and shoes need to be the same color.
I feel like he was going for a 50′s Marlon Brando look and just didn’t quite make it. That’s why the coat is too short in my mind.
Yes, I was really focused on his face (I just heart him) and now the brown and black combo are bothering me too. Oh, well. Yes, I agree with Heather S he looks to be going for the young Brando. I liked someone’s comment above that he swiped Kerry’s jacket! Ha! He rocks the ’80′s turtlenecks in The Americans.
I think this might be one of the first times that I really see Tom in Colin. The haircut? The way he’s standing? His head looks more rectangle here than the usual oval.
The.. color, let’s say… of Kate Walsh’s dress should be banned from all fabric. That is Mop Bucket Gray and the only thing it reminds me of is dirty water, dirty mops and Pine Sol.
YOu know what I disagree on that Rachel B(don’t know who she is and cannot be bothered to look it up) but she totally dos not look like she is dressing too young- I think she can get away with it because she does not look 38 AT ALL!!! I think people should dress in a way thats appropriate for their faces ( and if their body looks good in it – which goes without saying)- she look great!!!!
I thought Mathew Rhys was gay!!! Guess he’s just a good actor – he was totally believable in brothers adn sisters- that makes me so happy- can add him to the list- not that Ihave anything about gay actors- but it ruins my fantasy and makes it less believable- I know like I am ever going to actually be with any of them- but somehow even in my fantasy life I don’t see myself as someone turning a gay guy straight!!!
…..but somehow even in my fantasy life I don’t see myself as someone turning a gay guy straight!!!t…..
Well, that’s good, since it can’t be done. Also, some thoughts work better in your own head than they do in the rest of the world.
Yeah, I think someone could use a sense of humor.
The contrast between Timothy Olyphant and Erica Tazel and Joelle Carter made me chuckle, since it so clearly reflects the ways in which their characters were interacting by the end of this season. Raylan was so very Not Put Together and they were both very, very focussed.
I, too, love Nat Faxon. And I miss Ben and Kate. It was such a sweet, silly show.
Me too! I LOVED that show. I was genuinely distraught when it was cancelled. It was the first time I’ve understood how those people who start crazy internet petitions/hire skywriters to save their favorite shows feel.
I get your thing for Nat Faxon. He was good in “The Way Way Back” (which he also co-wrote – hey, talent too!).
I like Kruger’s jumpsuit; doesn’t appear to be a bun in the oven yet.
Martin Freeman always looks natty. Timothy Olyphant always looks….just like he should.
Timothy Olyphant is basically my #1 actor crush. SO hot. And if those jeans are going to be a problem, he could just take them off, I’d be ok with that.
The top of Kat Walsh’s dress looks like a cat head. Particularly, the one cat that started it all the: “I can has cheezburger.”
I just wanted to pop in and say how much this ENTIRE comment thread embodies how much I love this site!
We had an interesting discussion about the clothes, but also about crushes, teeth & why we don’t comment on people’s weight. Oh and why Martin Freeman was on Fargo. (Because I too certainly thought he was bigger than a FX tv series!) Anyhow, I laughed a lot – FUG NATION YOU ARE ALL SUCH A DELIGHT!
And Timothy Olyphant….what more could I ask for?
I have a crush on Simon Pegg, so no judgment. Also, Peter Dinklage and Martin Freeman. And Damian Lewis.
Is a crush on Damian Lewis odd? This is where I gush about The Forsyte Saga because he is so good in that (playing a pretty awful man.) Plus, it has Damian Lewis in period costumes.
Peter dinklage is oddly sexy, isn’t he?
Are you kidding? If so, I’ve been very odd for quite a while.
Re: Simon Pegg. Funny is always sexy.
I don’t know how weird this is but I am incredibly attracted to Adam Scott and I know a lot of my friends don’t “get it” but his face is SO CUTE and that hair is to die for. It’s thicker than that of half of Hollywood’s ladies. Also he’s king of sarcasm and dry humor (and also really self-deprecating and humble) in real life and I love that in a man.
I like Adam Scott too… He’s cute, talented and funny! You are NOT alone in this, sister!
I find a lot of funny men attractive. Funny definitely can create that “something.”
Love that Timothy Olyphant lets his hair go grey, and nice to see Joelle Carter out of her Ava boots (cute as they are.) Jeans and a henley never go out of style, for me.
TIMOTHY OLYPHANT! That is all.
Joelle Carter and Collin Hanks look FAB! I think that Nat Faxon IS cute! And I’ve liked Timothy Olyphant ever since I saw him on “Go”, which is one of my favorite movies! He’s SEXY! Diane Kruger’s head is always a WIN and Keri Russell’s shoes are AWESOME!
Guys, The Americans is a great show. Truly phenomenal. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys just kill it on that show and the other actors are great on it. Go watch it now!
As for the woman’s name who I can’t remember & is wearing the skintight white dress, I totally agree that the dress is age inappropriate. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should and as a fellow 38 yr old woman, you just can’t get away with wearing something that’s meant for someone 10 + years younger. That doesn’t mean you dress dowdy, you can still be super sexy (see other hot 38 yr old women Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron & Keri Russell), it just means that you should be careful not to look like you’re trying to hard to re-live your youth.
That’s Rachel Blanchard, who is delightful but does look as if she is trying to revive the past. And as a forty-something, I agree with all that you said. The flip side of it is, as we get older, we can pull off things we couldn’t when we were younger, too! Aging has its own style benefits.
I know! I keep telling everyone to watch The Americans. I think people are finding it, because last year, I don’t think I knew anyone who was watching, but it seems now some people have caught up with it. It feels like Breaking Bad all over again where I seemed alone in watching it for the first 2-3 seasons & would explain the show to people & they would say, “Why would I want to watch that?” The answer is, “Because it’s very good.”
Totally agree with the BB comparison. I was a late comer and after spending a weekend holed up watching the first couple of seasons on Netflix, I had to apologize to a bunch of people for not listening to them.
Ok, I keep coming back here and seeing that Diane Kruger face and trying to decypher it. I’ve decided it says, “SO GFYNation! You think I am preggers with spawn of Pacey! Hahaha! I will wear this dress that makes me look insanely skinny and show how wrong you are!!”