Fug File: Fugstory

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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Halle Berry: A Fugstory


You know who’s been conspicuously absent from the press events for New Year’s Eve, despite being in both the previews and the poster? Ms. Halle Berry. I can’t answer the question of where she’s been, or what she’s doing when she’s busy getting herself uninvited from whatever other Garry Marshall hodge-podge is next — Hump Day, maybe — but perhaps that ┬álast thing in and of itself IS the answer. Instead, let’s look at where she’s been and what she’s been doing in the last, oh, 12 or 13 years. There are some BAD SHOES, y’all. Or at least boring ones. Join me.

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