Fug File: reality TV

Fug Brother: Julie Chen on Big Brother 16


“Julie Chen’s wearing a red velvet wine bag,” I texted Heather last night. “All’s right with the world.”

Two seconds later: “OMG IT’S A JUMPSUIT.” I guess I am supposed to expect the unexpected.

[Photo: ME.]

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Fugtney Port


You know that whole fad of personalizing your credit card with a photo from your private stash — like, your kids with facefuls of birthday frosting, or your dog, or that time you rode a camel in front of the Great Pyramid?

I’m becoming concerned that it’s now being applied to leggings. In that sense we should be grateful Whitney did not choose, say, the face of Lauren Conrad, or a picture of Olivia Palermo blinking vacantly at her through a veil of enviable accessories. But listen, kid, if you’re going to turn your legs into monuments of that time the hills were alive with the sound of music, it means nothing — nothing — without the twirling nun.

[Photo: Splash]

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Top Fug All-Stars


It’s so cute when Padma thinks it’s 1993.

After all, I’m so young and unwrinkled in 1993. I could totally be talked into this! Well, except for the fact that even in 1993, wearing a duvet as a dress would get you the side-eye.

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Kim Fugphries


Good lord, Kimberly.

She looks like the Mother Superior of a rare order of nuns who live at The Convent of the Garden Party, where they do charitable work on each others’ pedicures and meticulously maintain a gazebo, a lily pond, a patio, and some caged pedestals where various NBA players are locked for weeks at a time. Vespers are every morning at the crack of dawn — so, 11 a.m. sharp — and you are to bring your own eyelash extensions, although the Bellinis are free. Celibacy is encouraged during that time of reflection, but not required, especially if nobody can see you.

Even Kourtney is like, “You’re getting this, right? You are. Thank God. Because this is happening.”

[Photo: Splash News]

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Fug or Fab: Olivia Palermo


We recently featured Olivia Palermo — whom we used to call Tragic P, for reasons I’ll explain in a second — in a very loud blue jumpsuit, and the reaction was a combination of “Egads” and “Somehow I can’t hate this on her,” on the theory that Olivia pulls off stuff that a lot of people couldn’t. Now, for those of you in need of an Olivia Palermo primer: She is an ex-socialite type who, for the ten minutes that Socialite Rank was a thing, caused a stir when the site claimed she’d written a letter to the major ranking socialites begging them to accept her. Then she got onto The City and was portrated as a shallow, unprofessional dimwit with an uncanny ability to accessorize. Now, I have no idea how much of ANY of that is true, EXCEPT the accessorizing thing. Girlfriend is aces at that. And frankly, given the choice between Olivia and the entire cast of Jersey Shore or any of those abhorrent housewives, I’d rather spotlight her quasi-fame simply because she makes very expensively interesting choices. And red-carpet fashion is nothing if not expensively interesting, right? Dive in with me.

[Photos: Flynet, Splash, WENN]

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The Fugty


Jessica and I have a safe word, of sorts, when we’re starting to complain to each other about the same old stuff. When we catch ourselves rehashing the same grievances that just get us worked up into a tired and cranky frenzy, we just look at each other and exhale and say, “Altoids,” and that covers it. Our mind meld is such that we have expanded it so that it basically says everything about anything, without either of us having to find the appropriate words. So I find it interesting that Altoids co-sponsored this event…

… because:¬†Altoids. So much Altoids.

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