What the Fug: Khloe Kardashian

The Kardashians and Jenners have been laying so low that I think Khloe’s aim here was, effectively, to leap out of the bushes and jolt us back into constant vigilance – as if to ay, “Don’t get too comfortable. We will ALWAYS BE NEAR.”

Khloe and Kris

Not that Khloe should be an arbiter of comfort, given that nothing about her outfit suggests an understanding of the concept. About the only thing here I would want to wear is Kris’s koat, lipstick, and maybe her shirt if I really needed a plain black top. Honestly, Khloe, would it kill you to go against the Kardashian grain? WOULD IT? If I were Nordstrom, launching a new line of jeans, I’d be pretty bummed out that Khloe appears to have picked a pair that prevents her from standing up straight. I’d also be hacked off that she refused to put on a real shirt, although… honestly, if you hire a Kardashian to host something for you, I suppose you both know what you’re getting and WANT the guaranteed publicity associated with Khloe looking rained-on and as if she wandered out from her sex yurt to investigate a suspicious noise. Oh well. I guess you can’t spell “Nordstrom” without “No.”

[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab the Cover: Emily Blunt on InStyle, November 2016

This isn’t as bad as I originally thought, when I glanced at it at the grocery store, but it’s still not great.

Emily Blunt on InStyle

She looks pretty — although someone may want to tell InStyle that Emily Blunt arrived a long time ago — but her eyes are tripping me up. Look at them. They’re not QUITE looking directly at us. It’s as if she’s actually looking at a spot just fractionally to the side of the camera lens, or she spaced out for a second and started making her grocery list. It’s not far enough off to be clear that she’s looking elsewhere, but not dead-on, so her gaze isn’t connecting and it thus starts to feel dazed or vacant. Frankly, this whole cover could as easily have been a red carpet photo that they cropped and enlarged; that’s how weird and impersonal it feels. Am I crazy? I just want to snap my fingers in front of her face and see if her mind returns from its wanderings.

[Photo: InStyle]


Recent Fugs and Fabs: Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman’s tirelessly promoting Victoria — which we haven’t even seen here in the United States yet! — and bless her for it. She’s never boring.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty Images]


Fugs or Fabs: Freida Pinto


Spoiler: No matter how successful — or not — her dresses are, her shoes are always GREAT.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played: Michelle Obama in Versace at Italian State Dinner


This is so gorgeous it almost hurts. She looks WONDERFUL. This is their last State Dinner, and apparently Mario Batali cooked, because it was for Italy and I guess that’s the choice. We should be glad it wasn’t Guy Fieri.

This was amusing:

“Tonight, we’re reminded that American democracy has been graced by the touch of Italy,” Obama said. “We look at the dome of the US Capitol and marvel at the touch of Brumidi. Yet some days our presidential campaigns can seem like Dante’s Inferno.”

Tonight: The undiscovered tenth circle of hell. In the meantime, I invite you to bliss out on how Michelle looks in this dress. GOP or Dem, red state or blue, I honestly think it’s undeniable that she ended on a very high note.

[Photos: Getty]


What the Fug: Jessica Biel

If Kristen Stewart had just emerged from a Kleenex box…

Jessica Biel

… then Jessica Biel, hair still caked in sweat, has recently clawed her way out of your grandfather’s favorite old leather chair — you know, the one that has seen every episode of One Life To Live, sat for forty years in a wood-paneled room with a shag carpet, and which you left on the curb and nobody would take because it smelled too much like Aspercreme and cigars. She looks like the pimento inside the olive. Indeed, her bronzer shade might be CALLED “pimento.” Girl, you missed a spot. It’s called “the entire underside of your right arm.”

[Photo: Getty]



Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in McQueen) and Harry

So, Wills and Kate and Harry (and the Queen, whatever) hosted a party at Buckingham Palace tonight for Rio Olympians, and Kate wore a pattern again – her patterns are becoming a pattern and I am obviously delighted — AND red shoes. Progress, you guys. It’s even being made at the Dreaded Cocktail Events!

It took forever for photos to come in from this party, and ergo I also bring you MUCH from social media, in addition to our slideshow, as I was concerned this was the only coverage I was going to be able to grab — and frankly there STILL aren’t a ton of photos yet. Luckily, everyone’s Instas and Twitters were on top of things, and I’ll update our slideshow once more pics come in. Until then:

I like it! The length might be a little weird?

I see you laughing in the background with your wine glass, Princess Anne! You cannot hide from me!

This next photo made me laugh. The Body Language Experts at Us Weekly would have only good marks for how their relationship is going, given the level of mirroring happening here:

You two. JUST MAKE OUT! And, finally, some video from inside the event. It’s always fun to get to see the inside of the palace, no?

[Photos: YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images, Instagram, Twitter (in particular, Emily Andrews, whose Twitter coverage of this event was aces.)]