BREAKING CELEBRITY NEWS: Brangelina Is Dunzo And We Need to Talk


Breaking into your regularly scheduled Emmys posting with big celebrity news that we know you guys will want to discuss right now, and are already talking about in the comments: Holy shit, Angelina and Brad broke up. (That link goes to TMZ — which broke the news, although it’s been confirmed to People, so you know it’s true. And it is absolutely 100% for real true.) Obviously, the Daily Mail has done a DEEP AND INTENSE accounting of all possible intel, as well, in case you need to be brought up to speed.

There is MUCH TO DISCUSS:

a) There have been Blind Items for weeks indicating that Brad may have stepped out on Angie with Marion Cotillard. JUST YESTERDAY, I said to Heather, “I cannot imagine Brad and Angelina will ever break up,” and she said, “I assume they’ll wait until the kids are older, if they do.” Well. WHAT DO WE KNOW?

b) The timing of this is masterful. Team Jolie waited until the Emmys were over, and the news leaked once every journalist in the United States was awake and, if not at her desk, about to be at her desk.  Angelina has utterly positioned the story so that she is the noble and wronged party — per the gossip, Brad might have cheated; in their divorce proceedings, she’s saying he has an “anger problem,” substance abuse issues, and she didn’t like his parenting style. Whether any of this is true, of course, is wholly speculative — although Brad Pitt has been a pothead, at least, since God was a child. Time to drag out my Team Angelina tee shirt, if only because this is some JUICY ASS GOSSIP that’s using the media like a boss, and, let’s get real: I LIVE FOR THAT. (You know someone at Kitson is digging around the back of their storeroom looking for backstock of Team Angelina baseball tees right now.)

c) Somewhere in West Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston has thrown her cell phone in the pool and is on her laptop booking a flight to somewhere remote, where no one can reach her for comment. Nepal? Nepal’s good.

LET’S TALK IT OUT. Am I terrible for also thinking, “ooooh, who will date who next? Is Marion going to break up with whatshisname? Will Jennifer Aniston and Angelina form an Ex-Wives Club and OWN THIS TOWN and also maybe make a movie about this? WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?”

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Emmy Awards Well Played: Minnie Driver in Versace


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I have doubts about this — which we will, of course, explore — but on the whole, I think she looks pretty damn good in it.

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GFY Giveaway: Hamilpins by Casey Barber


You guys! I am so so excited to be able to offer Fug Nation’s Hamilton fans this awesome prize. Our friend Casey Barber sells amazing Hamilton art and notions at her website – from greeting cards, to watercolor prints, to stickers, to these rad enamel pins that we’re giving away today and which you may have seen on my Instagram last week. (There is one treat for non-Hamilton fans, in the form of a Primanti Bros. sandwich pin. You can finally wear a sandwich in a way that doesn’t involve a stain on your shirt! It’s a Festivus miracle!)

Even if you don’t win today’s giveaway, all Fug Nationals can use the coupon code BURRSIR to take 15 percent off your purchase of anything at Casey’s site through October 1. 

Trust me, no one matches Casey’s practical, tactical brilliance in this arena. You simply must meet Thomas (and Lafayette):

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And here are your Schuyler Sisters:

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THE PRIZE: We’re thrilled to be giving away a full sets of Hamilton pins (all 3 Schuyler Sisters, plus Lafayette + Jefferson, so five pins total) to two lucky winners.

THE TASK: I’ll be picking the winners at random, but to keep it fun, please answer the following: You have been granted the power to swiftly and easily write a musical based on the life of an actual historical figure. It will be a tremendous critical and popular hit and make you very, very rich. Congratulations! Who is the historical figure?

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday.  FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Open to residents of the US only. Thank you!)

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Emmys Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else in Red


As a programming note! If you think we’ve missed someone who noteworthily sported red on Sunday night, it’s more than likely that we gave them their own post — like Priyanka Chopra, for example, or Tatiana Maslany. But never fear. There is still MUCH left to discuss.

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What the Fug: Liberty Ross at the Emmys


This is basically the Real Housewives Reunion Meltdown Spectacular version of Lady Edith’s dress.

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Do not try to unwrap this present. She WILL flip a table. And that’s just her warm-up.

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Emmy Awards Fug or Fab: Amanda Peet in Altuzarra


As happens so often, I hated this at first glance and now I actually kind of like it. Apparently my first, knee-jerk action is always ACK NO WHAT WHY, and then when I calm down, I gain the wisdom of time.  Don’t get me wrong: It is for sure like Very High Fashion Charlie Brown:

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But isn’t it time we all give Charlie Brown a break?

More definitely successful was her pre-Emmys look:

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Although, at first glance, I also feared this might be pants.  (Apparently my eyes are never truly to be trusted.) As a jumpsuit, this would have been a night terror. As a dress…I’m in.

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Emmy Fug or Fab: Emily Ratajkowski in Zac Posen


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As we wrote for Cosmo, this dress feels very much like Emily taking a note.

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This could not be more antithetical to the black nipple suspenders. (That dress looks like what Kristen Bell said she had to do to her chest UNDERNEATH her Emmy gown.) It is replete with fabric. And some of it is very pretty. Satin, though, is unforgiving, as we all know. It can pucker at the slightest provocation, and so the closer I peer at the darts and seams in this, the more I frown at them. And the bodice has such an odd shape to it. It makes her chest look like… a pair of purplish pears, tied at the top with a bow. Or one of those 3D honeycomb paper decorations that start flat until you open them out (what are those even called?). It’s such an elegant improvement over her recent games of peekaboo that I WANT to love it unreservedly, but… you know. How often do I ever love a gown unreservedly? I’m PICKY, y’all.

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