BET Awards Fugs and Fabs: Capes!

I’ve never been more delighted than I was when I realized that enough women in capes, or cape-adjacent looks, at the BET Awards to make a whole slideshow. A summer Monday is by definition a bummer; let’s cheer up with some drama.

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BET Awards Fug Carpet: Rihanna

Rihanna didn’t walk the red carpet at the BET Awards yesterday, and judging from her outfit, it’s because she was running late from her side gig as LA’s coolest and very likely most successful Century 21 agent:


I am pretty sure Rihanna could sell me basically anything, real estate included, as she is VERY NEARLY selling me this outfit and — objectively — it is hideous. The color is uninspiring, the fit is not great, the fabric seems like the same one Hot Topic used to make Sexy Going Out Blazers in 1999 (this was a real thing, young people; I had one); and the whole thing is more or less the essence of bland. And yet! She still basically looks good in, like, a global sense.

My favorite bit about this next photo is that she appears to be taking an important phone call (it’s just the way she’s holding her hand):

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Fugs and Pieces, June 25th, 2015


Happy weekend to all! If it’s hot where you are, may I suggest you take a look at our recent Afternoon Chat about hot-weather meals? Because it is awesome. Elsewhere:

– Today, gay marriage is legal in the United States, and if you haven’t read the final paragraph from Justice Kennedy’s ruling, you really should. It’s quite beautiful. I cannot wait to cry over everyone’s courthouse wedding pictures at my desk!  (Slate)

– We rated the HOTNESS of the dudes at the Magic Mike XXL premiere, for Cosmo.

– This is a GREAT list of good summer reads, and I’m not just saying that because Emma Straub said very nice things about The Royal We indeed. (Brooklyn Based)

– This is likewise great, at Buzzfeed Books: ALL the books referenced in this season of Orange Is The New Black.

– Also at Buzzfeed: Bea Arthur’s Top 10 Strangest Outfits On The Golden Girls

– Let’s look at Taye Diggs in costume for Hedwig and The Angry Inch! (People)

Clueless is twenty years old — almost old enough to legally drink! — and Grazia has given us a gift guide.

– At People: 11 Real-Life Harry Potter Destinations You Can Visit. OKAY!

- All this Rose McGowan stuff is fascinating. Good for her for her honesty. (Lainey)

– As is this piece about how, literally, they replaced Eric Stolz with Michael J Fox in Back the the Future. Some of you will actually know some of this, because I’ve told part of the story herein before, because Christopher Lloyd talked about it in detail at a screening of all three BttF movies that I went to at the New Beverly here in LA, years ago. It’s good stuff, and I can’t WAIT to read that Making Of book. I hope they talked to Claudia Wells, the actress who played Jennifer Parker, who told us at the same event that Stolz’s Method acting was so extreme that he would call her at home at night and ask to speak “to Jennifer,” and it used to drive her mother crazy, because Claudia’s real life sister WAS actually named “Jennifer” and she never knew who the person on the phone actually wanted. (Vulture)

– YES: 10 Best Summer Punch Recipes. I LOOOOOOVE me some punch, which honestly rarely ends well for me. (Camilla Styles)

– Jason Lee’s ex-wife, Carmen Llywelyn, wrote some interesting stuff about Scientology, which she’s disavowed since their divorce. It’s worth a look. (Pajiba)

– Speaking of, at Gawker, for your perusal: A Comprehensive Updated List of Every Celebrity Linked to Scientology

– I cannot think how long this took to write. I BOW DOWN, VULTURE: Every Seinfeld episode, ranked. EVERY EPISODE, JERRY.

– Let’s look at ALL these pictures of Victoria Beckham traveling. (Refinery29)

– How fabulous is Iman — at 60! — on the cover of Vogue Italia? The spread inside is great, too.(Coloures)

– Here’s some scruffy Fassbender for you. (Celebitchy)

– Julie Kent — recognizable to fans of Center Stage, and a great dancer – has danced her last performance after 29 years. (People)

– This is quite a story: British art dealer discovers unknown Monet pastel taped to another work (The Guardian)

– Also at The Guardian, the 10 best independent bookshops in the world, as recommended by readers

– YOU GUYS. They’re making a musical of The O.C.! (Hypable)

– This is always one of my favorite articles of the year: the Minnesota State Fair has announced its new foods.  Deep-fried ribs! Mac and cheese cupcake! Stuffed Italian Meatloaf On-a-Stick ? BACON FUNNEL CAKE. (Pioneer Press)


Royals Round-Up, June 26th, 2015

Balconies! Pippa! Robots! AND MORE await you in this week’s Royals Round-Up.

And elsewhere, for your leisurely perusal:

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet, Instagram]


Fugs and Fabs: The Magic Mike XXL Premiere

There is nothing better than the fact that everyone gets to pose in front of a giant photo of Channing Tatum gyrating. I really hope that Jenna Dewan-Tatum smuggled that out of this premiere and it’s now hanging over their fireplace.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played, Isabel Lucas


Her whole head looks like she just tumbled out of Soul Cycle, but otherwise?

World Premiere Screening Of Documentary "Unity"

The I’m Really Into Astronauts Wives Club thing suits you, Isabel.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]