Fugs and Pieces, April 6, 2012


We’re kicking off early today for Good Friday, but will be back in full force on Monday morning! Happy Easter to you if you celebrate it, have a great Passover if you observe it, and here’s to an awesome weekend for us all! Come Monday, we’ll be running a contest to give away some advanced copies of our upcoming YA novel, MESSY, so make sure you come back bright and early (and if you need something to read this weekend, we will modestly — SO MODESTLY — suggest our first book, SPOILED). Until then:

– Kim France, the always awesome former EIC of Lucky, has launched a new blog, Girls of a Certain Age, and it rules. It’s full of all kinds of delightful pieces and you will enjoy it. (Girls of a Certain Age)

– You need to see this amazing video that morphs Lindsay Lohan’s face over the last 25 years. The music cues are particularly brilliant (so: has sound). Oh, LINDSAY. (YouTube)

– Cleanse your palate with this awesome time-lapse reconstruction of everything that happens in the courtyard in Rear Window. It really is cool. People are awesome. (The Atlantic)

– Our friends Pam Ribon and Dave Cole have launched their annual book drive, the Dewey Donation System. You LOVE books! Why don’t you give some to some children? (Dewey Donation System)

– Gawker takes a look at Chevy Chase’s history of being a jackass — not a surprise to those of us who read the SNL oral history several years ago, or that piece in EW about him that ran around the same time, but still an interesting read. It’s always disappointing when someone you really like onscreen turns out to be so rotten off it. (Gawker)

– Speaking of books and kids, let’s learn more about some of the most famous illustrators of storybooks. (Flavorwire))

– Everyone, including me, is on board with this Michelle Williams/Jason Segel relationship. (Lainey)

– This review of 50 Shades of Grey is one of the funniest things I’ve read on Forever Young Adult. It is not complimentary to the book.  It IS awesome. (Forever Young Adult)

– The Cut takes all of Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl products for a whirl.  That body-shaper is intense! (The Cut)

District 12 is for sale! Only 1.4 million! (Time)

– Oh GOD. Now J Lo Hewitt is trying to hook up with Adam Levine. HONEY PLEASE BE SINGLE FOR AWHILE. Maybe date a civilian? I have moved to a place where I just want to befriend her. She clearly DOES need a Get-a-Grip friend. (Celebitchy)

– NOW Taco Bell is coming out with a taco that has a COOL RANCH DORITO SHELL THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE (I mean, obviously the current nacho one is great, but Cool Ranch is my jam). (Buzzfeed)

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Comments (18):

  1. Kara

    Adam Levine has wormed into my better graces as a judge on The Voice – I’ve always thought he was a total douchebag, and he seems to be a decent guy on that show. However, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Adam Levine is a TERRIBLE idea, because I suspect newly single Adam Levine = douchebaggy Adam Levine.

  2. gin_in_teacups

    I have a friend who is not on board with Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. I don’t understand what madness has possessed her, because I think they are both so so awesome.

    • gin_in_teacups

      Also, I love that the photo that accompanies the by District 12 article is of Peeta. Does District 12 come with my own Peeta? If it does, I’m 150% certain that it would be worth every penny of the 1.4 million and then some.

    • Starling

      I’m guessing jealousy re: Michelle taking the very dreamy Jason off the market, so to speak. I mean, I have a twinge of that, but my goodness, they are so very adorable and awesome together than I think the world will explode from teh awesome.

  3. The Fugger

    Dear J. Lo. Hew:

    I know you’re most famous for having bad taste in relationships, but LOOK AT YOUR LIFE. LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES.


    Hell, I (ironically) enjoy Maroon 5, and I wouldn’t allow Adam Levine 10 feet near me with a hazmat suit on.

    Cordially yours,
    Some dude in Fug Nation

  4. Suzie

    I wish Michelle and Jason all the best!

    And, hurry up with the COOL RANCH TACO, Taco Bell! I need that now!

  5. Ginger

    The LiLo video turned my stomach at several different junctures.

    • The Fugger

      I’m pretty sure there was at least one picture of Jocelyn Wildenstein (0:51) and Dina Lohan (around the 1:10 mark) apiece in that.

  6. Jenn

    I don’t usually get invested in celeb relationships, but I’m really, really happy about Michelle and Jason. Plus, I can’t imagine someone who would be better with kids than him.

  7. Kit

    Wow. I’ve been following Jane’s blog four three years now, and I wish I hadn’t read that story! Makes me like her less… :(

  8. Sajorina

    I’m saving my (very much unsigned) copy of Spoiled to read next month while on vacation! I can’t wait… If any of you members of Fug Nation see a weirdo reading it at an airport near you, come say “Hello!”

  9. witjunkie

    I showed my 13-year-old son the Lohan video – you should have seen his face when I told her SHE IS 25. He looked seriously and genuinely freaked. Just Say No, kids.

  10. Sara

    Oh no! I’m sure when the Girls of a Certain Age blog was recommended to you, it was when it wasn’t being super anti-feminist and poorly written. But that’s what it is now, so sadly.

    • Jessica

      It just launched. It doesn’t read at all as anti-feminist to me — especially given that she was being highly critical of Phyllis Scafly, who IS a self-defined anti-feminist, just on Friday (if that’s what tipped you off, I think you’re misinterpreting her).

      I disagree that it’s poorly written as well. I’ve enjoyed Kim France’s work since she was at Sassy.

  11. ML

    In news that Jessica and Heather simply must address upon their return, LeAnn Horselaugh Rimes has gone brunette. But probably not to get, you know, attention or anything since she lives her life so under the radar.

  12. LibraryChick

    I guess I am alone in my disappointment over the classic children’s fairy tale illustrators piece. I was upset not to see Trina Schart Hyman’s illustrations for Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, or Peter Pan. Perhaps my idea of classic or timeless is just different.

  13. Gwen Robinson

    I don’t think I can thank you enough for the link to the Shades of Grey review. Cuz OMG, I tried reading it, and I could do better, sexier things all by myself. :)