Fug/Fab Face-Off: Melanie Griffith vs. Duchess Kate


Melanie Griffith has chosen to stop into the ring against the Duchess of Cambridge, who recently wore a creamy version of this Barbara Cassola dress, primarily to great acclaim.

Melanie Griffith

Unfortunately for Melanie, it’s hard to gauge whether we like it in black, because she either decided to roll the transparency dice or fell prey to the Flesh Flash (aka, when you don’t realize we can see everything until the photographers really get going). Or is it lined on top but not below the waist? I don’t know, but mostly this making me applaud Kate either for getting away with one by wearing the white version during daytime, or somehow making damn sure hers was locked up tight and wouldn’t cause an international incident. Melanie Griffith, I feel like, will let this roll off her back if it caught her by surprise. Kate would be branded a full month with the scarlet H for “hussy.”

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In Case You Missed It: Fug Nation’s Top Ten Posts of July


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Another month is in the books, and if you’re curious — or you missed anything — here were our most-read posts of July 2016. You will not be surprised by the first.

  1. Everything Patsy and Edina wore on six seasons of Absolutely Fabulous. Even if you didn’t watch the show, there are laugh-out-loud outfits. It might even be FUNNIER if you have no context for any of it.
  2. The couture week show from Ralph & Russo, always a romantic and glamorous favorite.
  3. A closing roundup of San Diego Comic-Con, led off by January Jones in a very WTF romper. (They weren’t on this list, but you may want to revisit our post about Black Panther‘s talented and dreamy cast, or Badminton Coxswain and the Doctor Strange panel.)
  4. Prince George turned three, and we got some adorable new photos.
  5. The actual cover wasn’t great, but we really tore apart Vanity Fair‘s absurd, offensive story about Margot Robbie (which she herself has since said, politely, was confusing to her, and that she left the interview thinking,”That was an odd one”).
  6. It was nearly neck and neck between Elie Saab’s and Giambattista Valli’s couture shows, so I declared it a tie.
  7. You don’t all necessarily LIKE it when we keep up with the Kardashian/Jenners, but many of you do read about it anyway. For me, they are a satisfying-as-hell consistent eye-roll.
  8. Y’all love your accessories, that’s for sure; June’s roundup was popular, so let’s all thank Blake Lively for knocking it out of the park.
  9. The women of the ESPYs were also a draw (well, aside from Lindsey Vonn, Ciara, and Danica Patrick, whom we featured separately).
  10. Michelle Obama in Preen, leaving her overseas trip, was popular with both you AND one of the beans.

Enjoy! And BRING IT, August.

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Your Afternoon Man: Chris Pine


In which the universe asks, “How do you feel about Chris Pine in sweats, carrying two giant bags away from a newsstand for some random reason?”

Exclusive... Chris Pine Stops By A Magazine Stand

I mean… I still would.

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What the Fug: Alysia Reiner


Bless you, Alysia (she is, if you’re not familiar, from Orange Is The New Black).

Alysia Reiner

We are in summer’s dark days, when fewer and fewer celebs seem to show up around town. There is not a preponderance of events, and frankly, most of them have probably been doing what I’m doing: holing up and flipping between MSNBC and CNN (and, yes, Baywatch reruns) while eating their feelings. So I salute you, Alysia Reiner, for so selflessly slitting open a king-size pillow case and gluing it your frock, so that we might have something to discuss. In return for this courtesy, I will compliment your lipstick. High-five.

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Recent Fugs and Fabs: Jenna Dewan Tatum


I am delighted to inform you that Jenna Dewan Tatum looks basically adorable walking around town most of the time. This post also brings you, of course, bonus Channing:

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Fugs and Fabs of the Republican National Convention


Our intent, as I mentioned when we covered Michelle Obama, was to roll the DNC and the RNC into one big post. But APPARENTLY I should have just done this last week when it happened, because once I actually started pulling photos, I realized it would be a BIG post. Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman saying, “Big mistake. Big. HUGE.” So we’re splitting it up and covering the elephant today and the donkey tomorrow. Thank you for your patience. Also, we need more celebrities to leave the house. THANKS.

Another note: Again, we try to keep GFY apolitical. I’ve tried my best to keep my personal feelings about this election out of this post, but if I have not succeeded, I hope you’ll greet that with empathy because it was not an easy task. (And certainly when we cover the DNC tomorrow, we will poke fun where fun-poking is required. We are equal opportunity critics.) Accordingly, please do try and keep the comments civil. Republicans and Democrats alike should be able to relax into a discussion of Melania’s sleeves, you know? Thank you in advance.

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Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Bad Moms Premiere


We covered the stars of Bad Moms yesterday, but other celebs came out to hit the free bar on Tuesday night and they wore stuff! Come see.

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