Fug File: CMA Awards

CMAs Fugs and Fabs: The (Mostly) Ladies


We covered Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert already today, but the truth is that the CMAs red carpet was a bit of a snooze this year. (Everyone is too busy looking ahead to the rest of awards season/is, at this point in the year, Country Music Awards’ed out, perhaps?) That sad fact, however, HAS NOT prevented me from bringing you some additional highlights. Or, in some cases, lowlights.

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CMAs You The Jury: Carrie Underwood


All right, jurors, sit quietly and put on your best poker faces and prepare to take notes. Will we send her to fashion jail, or let her roam free?

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CMAs Fug or Fab: Miranda Lambert


So, let’s talk about this. On the afternoon of the CMA Awards, at which nominee/presumptive multiple winner Miranda Lambert would be appearing and performing, her ex Blake Shelton “confirms” rumors that he is “dating” Gwen Stefani after being together “just days” (per TMZ). First: Who issues a confirmation statement after DAYS together? Maybe they hooked up ages ago and are fudging the time line for maximum divorce clearance, or maybe they’re making it up because it’s mutually satisfying from a press perspective, because people will stop obsessing over your ex and start obsessing over your new relationship with a very very popular person. Second: There is no way this was coincidental timing, and so the whole thing seems very Up Yours, which is why it made me laugh to see Miranda show up with such Stefani-esque pink hair:

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Maybe she always meant to do that (as of Sunday it was regular), but I prefer to imagine that it’s her way of saying, “I see you that salvo, and DEFLECT IT.” As for the dress… it’s pretty enough on her, but not a whole lot of FUN (not even with the hair), and FUN-capital-letters is something I would be drumming up in spades right now if I were in her shoes. I get that Classy and Coping Super Well and Pulled Together is an important message, too, but there are ways to do that with a bit more sass and brightness. And without a seatbelt across her collarbone.

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CMA Awards Fugs and Fabs: Everyone Else


Also known as The Lightbox Purge. We’ve got too much too tackle to let this thing drag on too long! Anne Hathaway is going places! Dior is throwing parties! We’ve got to keep this train on the rails!

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CMA Awards Well Played: Lucy Hale in Romona Keveza


Lucy Hale often falls victim to Stumpitosis.

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I am thrilled to say that she may have found a vaccine. This is quite simply the best I’ve EVER seen her look, and so whatever rare tuberous root she’s juicing to get Essence of Elongation into her morning smoothie… keep doing it, kid. And send the recipe.

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CMA Awards You The Jury: Carrie Underwood


‘Tis the season for Carrie Underwood to co-host an awards show with a good old-fashioned bajillion costume changes. Her hair is still exemplary, but how is the rest? Let’s put her on trial.

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CMA Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Cast of Nashville


I wonder if the musicians of Nashville are fans of Nashville, or if, say, Faith Hill had to restrain herself from walking up to Connie Britton and hissing, “‘This Time’ is no ‘This Kiss’ AND YOU KNOW IT.”

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