Fugs and Pieces, February 24, 2012


First off! THE OSCARS ARE SUNDAY. We’re live-blogging the red carpet for Vulture starting Sunday afternoon at 3pm PT (we’ll toss up a link here), and of course we’re be tweeting the hell out of it @FugGirls, so please join us. Next week will be MAJOR here at GFY, so make sure you pop by to weigh in on all the hits and misses. At some point, we’re also going to be revealing the cover of our new book — MESSY, which comes out in June — so it will be fun times and great excitement all around. We hope. BUT UNTIL THEN:

– This is a great piece about daytime dramas. Soap fans, read it. (New York Times)

– I suspect Downton Tabby Downton Abbey, but with cats – will appeal to several of you. (Vulture)

– Also appealing, perhaps to a different subset of you, is the fact that the dude who sung the song at the end of Teen Wolf — “Win in the End” — re-recorded a new version, except this time about Jeremy Lin. Called “Lin in the End.” I love people. If Jeremy Lin starts feeling weird every full moon, though, he should see a doctor. (Deadspin)

– Nothing makes me happier than the career revival of Joan Rivers. Ages ago, Heather and I got to work with her on TV Guide Channel, and she is AWESOME: gracious, friendly, a total pro, and wickedly hilarious. I’m so glad she’s back on top. ANYWAY, she also gave Time Out a tour of her closet. (TONY)

– We are obviously beyond excited about JK Rowling’s new book. (Lainey)

– Let’s look at some awesome shoes. (Fashion Etc)

– These are some delicious-looking Oscar-related recipes – double-baked Boursin souffles, thank you very much! – and I love the drinking game suggested, too. (Eatori)

– Surely you want to read about the SCANDALOUS DIARIES OF THE FAMOUS. They seems like it required caps lock. (Flavorwire)

– Are you in the market for a French village? One’s for sale! $440,000, with a castle AND a pool. That actually kind of sounds like a steal to me. Is it haunted? (Time)

Grantland visited the set of Parks and Rec. ADAM SCOTT I LOVE YOU. (Grantland)

– Speaking of real estate, don’t you want an apartment with a secret room? I do. (New York Times)

Did the Titanic sink because of an optical illusion? AWKWARD. (Smithsonian)

– Speaking of movies (er, sorta), The Fix takes a look at the best 12-step meetings…in movies. (The Fix)

– Everything I read about this Biel/Timberlake engagement just screams, DON’T MARRY HIM, GIRL. (Celebitchy)

– In the need of a good cry? I present this NPR story. It’s about basketball, but only technically. (NPR)

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Comments (21):

  1. Donna

    Hey Fug Girls, there’s no link for the Smithsonian item. Happy Friday and thanks for all the Ringer recaps this week!

  2. Pouncer

    Less than half a mil for an honest-to-god village?!? I might have to see what FHA will give me.

    • Breda

      Right? That’s less than half the houses in my hometown! (Ah, New England real estate.) If I were in the market for buying, well, anything more permanent than groceries, I’d be ALL OVER THAT.

  3. Lynn

    I heard the NPR story in my car while I was on the freeway. Driving through tears is difficult (and dangerous), but that story is terrific. Thanks for posting it here.

  4. LoriK

    I have to agree about the Biel/Timberlake engagement. She needs to just let go of whatever is making her think she wants to marry him. They’ve been a train wreck for years now and walking down the aisle is sure as heck not going to make that better.

  5. Claire L

    I think I am the only person who doesn’t like Joan Rivers. I think she’s horrible and mean. Ever since her comments about Kate Winslet being fat , during the Oscars when Titanic came out…. I was done with her.

    • Steph

      I’ll join you at your table. I don’t think she’s funny whatsoever.

      • GFY Heather

        I like her — especially off-the-cuff Joan. I also think that the Kate Winslet thing was a long time ago, and while it’s totally a nutso thing to say, it’s also not something she would ever say today. Meaning that I think Joan took something away from that, in a good way. And having worked with her, and had the chance to listen to her sitting around riffing, I can vouch that she’s still witty and smart and sharp. I wish they’d let her go off-the-cuff on camera more often.

  6. Annie E

    Love LOVE love Adam Scott. I have an acquaintance named Adam Scott and when he shows up in my GChat list I pretend it’s actor Adam Scott.

    • Sarah

      I love Adam Scott too! Both the actor and the shockingly gorgeous golfer [yes, golfer].

      • neiges

        Err, I hate to admit it, but I looked up the golfer and, well, THANK YOU Sarah.

  7. earthgirl

    True story, I know a guy who bought a village in Italy. All the young people had left, and all that was left were two old people who just wanted to move into a small place and retire. He turned it into a place for visiting geologists and scientists to stay.

  8. ringthing

    I’m reading Spoiled right now and it’s hilarious. Looking forward to Messy! Congratulations, you guys. Don’t know where you found the time but I’m glad you did. Hugs!

  9. luxsword

    Make sure you have a look at Kate Winslet at the French Cesars yesterday : it was gorgeous, fitted her and lots of sequins.
    She also looked great from the side, actually.
    A video : http://player.canalplus.fr/#/597606

  10. luxsword

    Oh, and about that video, Gondray’s speech was hilarious : decent, normal praise in French, and a very funny mistranslation all along. ^^

  11. Chasmosaur

    I’m sorry – I love a good shoe just as much as the next woman (those zipper lined shoes – awesome!), but looking at that slideshow, all I could think was this quote from Buffy:

    “When I walked by a few minutes ago, you thought, ‘Look at her shoes. If a fashion magazine told her to, she’d wear cats strapped to her feet.’”

  12. SoakedInLuxury

    HOW is no one commenting on the Downton Abbey video with the cats… its the funniest thing I have seen in a long long time! “I killz him wit my sex! Ummm Anna.. ANNA! Haz to moov body…” Ahh that was brilliant.. The cats face alone…

  13. taylor

    I have to say, both the NYT soap article AND the NPR basketball article, made me cry. But they were totally worth it. Thanks!