Fug File: Fugstory

The O.C.’s Tenth Annivesary: A Mischa Barton Fugstory, Part 1


I had to split this into two parts and it’s STILL long. But reducing Fug Madness near-winner Mischa Barton into one post felt like slighting the ignominious history that has made her so vital to Fug Nation. In other words, she’s worn A LOT OF THINGS, and I STILL left a bunch out — if I missed anything you loved, please do drop the link in the comments.

And without further ado, here is Barton Fug Memoirs, part 1: Before Things Got Really Kind Of Depressing.

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The O.C.’s Tenth Anniversary: A Ben McKenzie Fugstory


As part of our on-going salute to The O.C, bitch, prepare to embrace sweet sensitive troubled youth, Ryan Atwood (See also our look back at Rachel Bilson, our salute to Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows, and — old, but timeless — this Retrospective of Adam Brody that we did last year). Full disclosure: Ben McKenzie looks EXACTLY THE SAME as he did ten years ago, and he never looks bad. In other words: this is just eye candy. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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The O.C.’s Tenth Anniversary: A Rachel Bilson Fugstory


Summer Roberts was such a huge part of The O.C.‘s appeal that it’s almost unbelievable to think she started out as a three-line temporary character. In fact, Rachel Bilson is a total MVP of the TV: It’s a credit to her substantial charms carried Hart of Dixie until the show figured itself out, and in fact, those same charms help elevate some of her more questionable outfits. Well, excluding anything from the early 00s, which were a nightmare for just about every starlet.

If you missed our Peter Gallagher eyebrow fabtrospective, or you just want to relive it, click here.

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Anne Hathaway: A Fugstory


Now that Anne is the Supporting Actress awards favorite, a pet project of Valentino, and basically writing her own checks in this town, it’s time to take a look back at whence she came. Remember Get Real? Did ANYONE watch a single frame of that show and think, “Wow, if Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg don’t get nominated for Oscars someday, I will eat my VCR remote”?

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Bonus Birthday Fugstory: Cameron Diaz and the Charlie’s Angels Junkets


The ones from the Charlie’s Angels 2 circuit missed the birth of GFY by a year. If ONLY we had been earlier on the scene. You all are going to look at these and think, “HOW THE HELL did I forget any of this happened? WHERE WAS I? DO I HAVE SELECTIVE AMNESIA?!?!?!” It’s glorious. Drew Barrymore, you may want to take cover.

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Cameron Diaz: A Birthday Fugstory


This might not be the birthday gift Cameron wanted on the fortieth anniversary of her natal day, but… it’s the thought that counts? When I told Jessica I wanted to do this, I said simply, “She has… worn some things.” I mean, the two Charlie’s Angels press tours are SO INSANE on all sides that I’m actually breaking them off into their own slideshow for later. Because I couldn’t make this one any longer — indeed, for any of the little things I had to skip (like the entire Knight and Day press tour) feel free to revisit her GFY archive — but I couldn’t deny you, either. So watch for that one in a few hours. Meanwhile: Happy birthday, Cameron. It’s been a bumpy road, but least you aren’t matching your hats to your jeans anymore.

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Jessica Biel: The Fugstory


Sometimes at GFY HQ, when we’re not trying on our Grinch suits or objectifying dudes in Hollywood whom we might need to hire to open our mail (Hamm, do you own a letter-opener?), we sit around and ponder important questions. Like, remember when Jessica Biel was just that girl from the mushy Brenda Hampton show that clutched its pearls about teen sex? And now she’s wearing couture and dating Justin Timberlake. How did that happen? How does a girl go from The WB to dating and re-dating and re-re-dating Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor while serving as a utility player in Garry Marshall’s sprawling and inane ensemble “comedies” in 50 outfits or less? The answer: She doesn’t; this is 52 and I even edited it quite a bit. Still, Shailene Woodley, who is kind of Biel 2.0 in the sense that she TOO is on a Brenda Hampton show that clutches its pearls about teen sex, should take notes for the day she ends up wearing couture and dating Justin Timberlake.

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