Freaky Fug Friday: The Classic Drama Collection


I think this is right up Fug Nation’s street. This week, the nice people at Acorn TV — who brought us Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries a few contests ago — are giving away a DVD set of their classic drama collection. Look at how young Kate Beckinsale is on the front of the box:

Included are the following swoony tales of hot sad British men (some of whom maybe should have mentioned that they have A WIFE IN THE ATTIC) and the women who love them:

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1997) – Samantha Morton plays ol’ Reader, I Married Him Jane; Ciarán Hinds is the broody and perhaps overly-secretive Mr Rochester.

Jane Austen’s Emma (1996) – Kate Beckinsale takes on the titular role.

The Woman in White (1997) – This is the version that you might have seen on  Masterpiece Mystery, with Tara Fitzgerald and Justine Waddell and James Wilby and Simon Callow — or as I always think of him, Mr Beebe from A Room With a View  — and also Andrew Lincoln.

The Death of the Heart (1987) – Which I am not familiar with, but! Miranda Richardson is involved. Per the press release: “Based on Elizabeth Bowen’s novel, in 1930s London, an awkward 16-year-old struggles to find herself through a disastrous love affair. Starring Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and Small), Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers (Coronation Street).” I LOVE disasterous affairs in 1930s London!

The Lady’s Not for Burning (1987) – Kenneth Branagh must have been VERY DREAMY and young in 1987. That’s not a total non-sequitur; he appears in this. Ahem: “Based on the play by Christopher Fry, a beautiful woman accused of witchcraft (Cherie Lunghi, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Horatio Hornblower) and a world-weary drifter (Kenneth Branagh) are thrown together before their executions.”

SOUNDS FUN! Well, not the executions. But the rest of it!

THE TASK: We only have one winner this week, and I will pick said winner from the comments by random draw. But to make it entertaining, please tell us in which fictional work you would like to awake one morning, were the temporal lines between fiction and reality to dissolve via witchcraft one day. (ANY fictional work, not just the above.)

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. (US and Canada residents only, unfortunately.)



High Fugshion: Ralph & Russo Couture 2014

It’ll be hard for me to love anything as much as I did last season’s, but… I’m open, y’know?

[Photos: Splash]


Fugs and Fabs: The Masters of Sex TCA Party


First of all, this show is really so good. Every time I even just see Allison Janney, I want to cry. On the show, I mean. Not, like, if I see a picture of her at the Emmys, or whatever. Then I just want to get a drink with her. I feel that I must tell you, at this point, that Allison Janney, despite being amazing on Masters of Sexis not actually at this event. I’m sorry I got your hopes up. That being said, everyone is good on this show, so just assume that I am saying that about basically everyone in this slideshow. (I am concerned that Sarah Silverman is joining the cast. VERY CONCERNED.)

[Photos; Getty]


Come and Fug It: Selena Gomez

I was just talking to someone the other day about how Selena Gomez is ALLEGEDLY back together with The Biebs, and how the fact that Taylor Swift ALLEGEDLY friend-broke-up with Selena over her continued back and forth with Our Prince of the Diaper Drawers is points in Taylor’s favor, because an on-again off-again relationship with Mr. Bieber would be well-nigh unbearable for the people on the outside and that fact that she ALLEGEDLY went all, “this is exhausting” about it makes me like her. But boy troubles aside, I would also want to Get A Grip Friend Selena over this OUTFIT:

Dude. You can be sexy, you can wear a caftan, but you, Selena Gomez, cannot pull off The Sexy Caftan. Step aside.

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


Mostly Well Played Again, Emma Stone (with bonus Firth)


This slideshow brings us many things I like: Emma Stone, cute dresses, sunglasses, Colin Firth, and A POSSIBLE RETURN OF THE LETTERMAN DUMPSTER?!?!!!

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Splash, Pacific Coast News]


ESPYs Fugs and Fabs: The Ladies

I didn’t realize I had chosen such an unflattering photo of Jessica Alba until I had already downloaded it, which… oh well. Suffice to say that she did NOT look like she was buckling under extreme bladder pressure except in this exact second, and in fact played this ensemble well.

[Photos: Getty]