Fugs and Pieces: January 21


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What a week! Thanks for making our Globes coverage so fun and chatty — Fug Nation, you’re the best!

And now, for something completely different:

I love how Lainey gets worked up about Jesse James. Because I also want to smack him over the head with something. What a douche. Sandy deserves better (maybe….KEANU?! Let’s make that happen). Having said that: wow, her baby is CUTE. I want to squash his little cheeks. (Lainey)

– Somewhere, Joan Collins is stoked that this spring is bringing SO MANY TURBANS with it. (Fashion Etc)

Intern George has malaria. AGAIN. Stay healthy, Clooney. We’ve got about thirty-thousand things we need you to file. Also, the world needs your hotness. (Celebitchy)

– Slate looks into the origins of mobster nicknames.  Just call me Jessica “Baby Hands” Morgan! (Slate)

– I can’t WAIT to see this documentary about Bill Cunningham. I adore him. (Flavorwire)

– This is a fascinating story, of a French man whose will stipulated that his mansion (full of interesting objects) be made into a museum….but not until 100 years after his death. (BBC News)

The Baby-Sitters Club: Where Are They Now? Yeah, I buy it. (The Hairpin)

– Did you know that, in the 1990s, THERE WAS A SWEET VALLEY HIGH MUSICAL PENNED BY FRANCINE PASCAL HERSELF MY GOD THIS IS GENIUS. (Forever Young Adult)

– And speaking of books, this is a fascinating piece about how current novelists deal with writing about the internet (the writer’s thesis is that many of them go to great lengths to avoid it). I’d argue that YA literature has kind of embraced the way the internet makes communications easier, in a way that “adult literature” has not — air quotes because I know a lot of young adults and adult adults who read both. Anyway, it’s an interesting read. (The Guardian)

– I will never stop laughing at the picture of Nic Cage included in the art for this story about Terrible Fictional Archaeologists. He IS a terrible Fictional Archaeologist, but he’s a GREAT fictional president-kidnapper. (Cracked)

They’re making a Zoolander sequel. Stiller, this may make up for the last Fockers movie. (Vulture)

– Finally, The Awl has a very interesting bit about the incredibly tense situation in Egypt right now, from an America who’s working there. As someone who visited Egypt a couple of years ago, and loved it, it’s very upsetting to hear how tough things are getting over there, although not surprising. A thoughtful read (The Awl)

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