Fug or Fab: Chris Pine


Recently Chris Pine decided to rock a tight-pants 70s swinger vibe.

Chris Pine

Here, he’s switched to a little bit of vintage Dylan McKay: brooding middle-distance gaze that’s tinged with skepticism (AND A FEAR OF VULNERABILITY and desire for Jim Walsh to just please love him like a son), hands jammed in pockets, and a shirt that’s a lot louder than you expected.

If we back out for the whole look…

Chris Pine

… well, now I kind of wish we hadn’t.

[Photos: Getty]


WTF: Lea Michele

My calendar tells me its not Halloween yet.

Lea Michele

So why is Lea Michele’s pelvis in costume as paper grocery bag? Was this a Come As Your Favorite Recyclable party?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played Cover: Winona Ryder on Nylon, September 2016


I mean, this might be my favorite cover that Nylon has ever done:

Nylon September 2016 Winona Ryder

I kind of want to frame it. It’s got so much personality — and god knows, it’s nice to see such a direct nod to how much Nylon has been influenced by the zines of the 90s (and the Sassy aesthetic). The picture isn’t perfect, but it feels very genuine, and that’s so much better. Just the other day, I was thinking about how Winona getting caught shoplifting was SUCH a huge deal at the time — her trial was the leading story on the nightly local news here in Los Angeles — but if someone as talented as she is did that today, it would probably be little more than a blip in their week. Whether that’s a good thing or not, of course, is up for debate. It was obviously a rock-bottom moment for Winona, and she’s said it saved her life — she was depressed, suffered from anxiety, and was using drugs prescribed by a doctor who was notorious in Los Angeles for being a pill-pusher. (I remember when this whole thing went down, my friend Victoria — she’s the one who was Fabio’s PR person when he was hit in the fact by a bird — scoffed when she heard who the doctor was. “Oh, HIM. There’s a reason everyone calls him Dr. Feelgood,” she said.) Which, I suppose, just goes to show that you never know how things are going to end up working out. Either way, I’ve missed Winona terribly, and if she’s having a Winonaissance, I am here for it. Wino, as they say, forever.

[Photo: Nylon/Ash Kingston]


Fug or Fab: Natalie Portman


Look, let’s get real. This dress is not horrifying or anything. She is not going to wake up in a cold sweat next week, wondering if she’s going to end up on the back pages of Us Weekly. Jonathan Safran Foer is not going to send her an email just reading “????????”

"A Tale Of Love & Darkness" New York Premiere

But, having said that, is it bad sign that I’m more interested in the wallpaper?

And she changed for the afterparty, which I think was a mistake:

"A Tale Of Love & Darkness" New York Premiere - After Party

Wait until you get home to put on your nightgown, babe.

[Photo: Getty Images]


Fugs and Fabs: The War Dogs Premiere

I am skeptical of this movie. Which is neither here nor there, but it had to be said.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


GFY Giveaway: The Pride and Prejudice Coloring Book

This is just a delight:

Pride Prejudice Coloring Book

THE PRIZE: I am thrilled to have five copies of the The Pride and Prejudice Coloring Book for Fug Nation today. Coloring books for grown-ups are all the rage at the moment, and, obviously, P&P is a forever love. I have a copy of this myself, and it is CHARMING. (It would also make a great gift, and I’m sure I’ll be reminding you of that come Gift Guide time.)

THE TASK: I will pick the winners at random, as usual, but to keep it fun, please tell us which fictional house you’d most like to live in — or, in fairness, I will also accept REAL houses that make appearances in works of fiction. Movies, TV, or books are fine! (I always rather wanted to spend a week at Pemberley.)

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. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher; open to residents of the US only. Thank you!)


Recent Fugs and Fabs: Vanessa Hudgens

Let’s check in with the shenanigans of one of my favorite Fug Madness winners ever, shall we? I am relieved to inform you that she still loves a wacky trouser.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]