Well Played, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried


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Seriously, I don’t think Hathaway merely made lemonade out of her Les Miserables hair lemons; she made a rich, tangy, citrus-infused champagne punch.

It’s gotten to the point where I see old pictures of her with long hair and I think, “Eh, yeah, I remember that. Whatever.” The sass level of this cut really works for her, and I think it cuts through some of that overly saccharine energy she sometimes oozes (see: the Oscars). As for the dress, I like it. It’s floral, but it looks more like science. Blood science.

Her movie daughter also looked cute in Letterman Dumpsterville:

I love the ornate detail around the pockets — they’re like incredibly fancy vertical mail slots, except I mean that as a compliment. Everyone loves a mail slot. My children go insane whenever anything comes through ours. Circulars and phone bills have never seemed so exciting. The whole affair is nicely understated but not the least bit boring, which is perfect for Letterman. However… I assume that is her dog? If not, she’s being very chill about the way her thighs are being investigated for snacks and/or illicit substances.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News]

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  1. Jenny
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    agreed—this is Hathaway’s soulcut.

  2. pantsonfire
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    Hathaway’s hair does look marvelous here. I just wish I didn’t feel like her head was too small to properly carry it off, when you zoom out and look at in the context of her entire body. The imbalance bothers me, visually. I will admit this particular iteration and outfit does mellow out the imbalance that I’ve been noticing with her other outfits, so maybe it’s just something she exacerbates sometimes with her clothing choices.

    I LOVE Amanda’s outfit (and whole look here, really). Would totally buy that dress and wear it to death. Pretty sure that is her dog.

    • Nancy
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      Growth of the bangs has markedly improved this hairstyle for Anne in my opinion. I hate to mention it, but I don’t think her nose works with a severe short hairdo (Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy all had cute noses). Extremely short hair requires flawless facial bone structure, I love Anne (even in the Princess Diaries movies) but her nose is not what I consider cute or traditionally attractive. Sorry Anne, I hate to criticize you since you seem so affable and easy-going.

      • Shelby
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        Well said, Nancy. I think Anne has striking features, but perhaps a bit too strong to not require the softening affects of some hair around her face. Your observation works as well for the other end of the facial feature spectrum – blobby, shapeless, and fleshy: Miley Cyrus could benefit from taking your comments to heart, and grow her hair out to take all the focus away from her face.

  3. Sandra
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    Love both dresses, despite my much-touted hatred of Formal Pockets. And regardless of to whom the pooch belongs, YAY DOGGIES!!

    • Francesca
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      Were there 2 dresses? All I saw was the red dress in 1st pic and a beautiful dog in the 2nd pic. Everything else in pic #2 just vanished.

  4. Miss Louise
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    I see what you’re saying about AH’s head, pantsonfire – but I recall her head sometimes looking even smaller when her hair was long – when her hair was down, sometimes her head looked like it was lost in there, so I’m really liking this short hair on her. Both these women look great. Am loving all that pale skin – no bronzer in sight!

    • Kat
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      I love seeing Pale Force represented so chicly!

      • Sabina
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        I agree, I love the pale force. I’m a redhead and pale as a ghost, naturally, and don’t do any sort of bronzer (just looks weird on me).

    • pantsonfire
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      Yeah, you may be right, now that I think on it. I think it maybe depends on the specific execution, hairstyle, clothes, etc.

      It’s kind of interesting that the accepted belief is that Anne Hathaway has large, bold features. In truth, she probably has average-sized features in a smaller-than-average head. I call it the Hathaway Hypothesis. It may win me a Nobel.

      • filmcricket
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        Actually, I think it’s that she has large features on an average-sized head, because most actors have enormous noggins. We just don’t notice because we’re so used to it. And speaking as someone who has a pretty huge melon herself, I can state that you actually need a smaller head to pull off this length of hair, because otherwise you just become all FACE.

        • pantsonfire
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          Well, you can author a competing paper and we’ll see who wins the Nobel… I base my theory on the fact that when compared with her long, slender body, her head still looks disporportionately small. I’m not comparing her to other actors. I’m just looking at body-to-head ratio. With a long, slender frame, you’d think an average-sized head would look larger than average, but instead her head still looks quite small (and her features are renowned as “large” for her face). The only way for us to really know is to hide out in the Letterman Dumpster the next time she’s on and sneak up behind her for some cranial measurements.

          I agree that bigheaded folks often cannot pull off the pixie, for the reason you state.

  5. Lander
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    Yup, that’s her dog! Finn. And isn’t he a cutie!

  6. Bella
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    They both look good here. I especially love Anne’s dress. But the DOG is gorgeous!

  7. Helen
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    Pretty girls in tasteful, pretty dresses. Scintillating, no, but nice.

    I, too, am no fan of the Formal Pocket, but I think this dress works anyway.

    Beautiful dog. Looks to be fresh from the groomer, too. Yay for taking good care of your doggie!

    • Cucina49
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      I love that Amanda has her dog with her. Any idea what breed it is?

      • monkeybelle
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        That’s an Australian Shepherd, “red tri” color…I had one just like it. Beautiful, fun dogs!

      • Heta
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        Cucina 49: That is most definitely a red tri (mostly red in color, with some white and light brown) Australian Shepherd. Love!

  8. Samara
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    They both look fantastic! I want to staple this photo of Anne Hathaway to the next person who calls my cropped hair “brave”. Also, super-cute dog, Amanda Seyfried.

  9. Miss Louise
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    I remember reading an interview in which she confirmed you Hathaway Hypothesis – she drew attention to the discrepancy in size between her head and her facial features, which made her features look bigger. While I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of hers, I like the quirkiness of her face/head. And she does look smashing here with the sweeping fringe.

  10. AM
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    I don’t know–it’s December, and both sets of legs look very white and cold too me. I am NOT criticizing white legs. Mine, even with self-tanning, border on snow white. It’s just that I think a pair of black tights would make these outfits better. Also, REALLY tired of Anne. I’m sure she’s a nice person, blah, blah, blah, but I knew Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn was a friend of mine (not really, but taking dramatic license) and she is NO Audrey Hepburn, now matter how much the media wants it.

    • Esme
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      Ha ha; love the reference! I’m feeling a huge Anne Hathaway backlash as well.

  11. AM
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    to. not too. Tried to fix just after I pressed submit. I do know the diff between to and too.

  12. Lynne
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    Love both of these looks so much. And while we’re discussing hair, can I just admit to being insanely jealous of Amanda Seyfried’s hair? Eight year-old me dreamed of just such a mane.

    • Jilly
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      Isn’t it gorgeous? I look at Anne’s hair and think, wow, what a cute cut, maybe I should do something like that. But only until I see Amanda. Sorry, the short cut is cute, but her hair is glorious.

    • Helen
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      Oh, I so get it, Seyfried has glorious hair. And I love that she doesn’t go super-blonde. It’s tempting, when you’re a natural dark blonde, but this shade (which I think is highlighted a little but not much) is perfect on her.

  13. AM
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    Adding a comment to note that I know the difference between “to” and “too.”

  14. Gigi
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    Doggies!!! If an errant Tim Matheson popped up, too, that would be an awesome Christfug present.

    What brand of hair goop does Amanda’s stylist use because that mane is gorgeous and I need mine to look like that, too.

  15. Rebecca
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    I’m not terribly crazy about Anne’s dress. While the cut is certainly flattering, the pattern does nothing for me.

  16. Heta
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    Absolutely want Amanda’s dress. The shoes are too shiny with it, though. Satin–boo!

  17. Bottle Ginger
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    I ADORE Hathaway’s dress, much more than the haircut. Hathaway’s eyes, mouth, and nose are all large in porportion to her face, the short hair accentuates her outsize features. IMHO the women who look the best with very short hair have delilcate little features (and long necks).

    Don’t love Seyfried’s dress so much. It’s very cute, but it completely obscures her figure. It’d be more appropriate for someone like Emma Stone, who actually has no figure.

    • Esme
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      I agree about the haircut. I love short hair, but not on Hathaway. Her head’s too small, and her features are too big.

  18. Big Noise
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    Love Anne’s dress — simple design, flattering cut, dramatic pattern. And festive for this time of year — even if it is “blood science.”

  19. becca
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    yay for the dog. i love him.

  20. Elizabeth
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    She sure loves her dog Finn, he’s a cutie.

  21. amys
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    I adore Anne’s bangs, Amanda’s hair and her cute dog. What a great day.

  22. Danielle
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    That is her dog. His name is Finn. He goes almost everywhere with her.

  23. Diane
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    I love this hair style on Anne. Audrey Hepburn also had large features: big doe eyes, wide mouth, and a large nose, at least from profile view.

  24. Emma
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    I feel like the dog is getting a close-up look at Amanda’s dress and thinking “I love the ornate detail around the pockets — they’re like incredibly fancy vertical mail slots.”

  25. Bluebonnets on it
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    Did I miss a post in the recent past regarding the whereabouts of Dumpster? Please to fill me in.

  26. calli
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    I love both outfits, both hairstyles, and I’ll take that dog, thank youl

    Re the short/long debate. One of my friends way back in my faraway youth had a doll with a button on her back. When you pressed it her hair grew longer and then shorter. I was so jealous, especially after a bout of coiffure frenzy, when I cut off all my dolls’ hair and it did not grow back. For years I’ve been wishing I had one such button, since I go through the grow long, get bored, chop it off, get bored, then wait for ages until it grows again. Rinse, repeat.

    • Esme
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      The doll was named “Tressy.” Hee.

    • Sandra
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      At least you chopped your own dollies’ hair. I did it to my sister’s. The one with the lovely golden locks. I still cringe when I think of that.

  27. Esme
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    Why does Seyfried look so GLUM all the time? She’s so lucky to have kind of advanced undeservedly to A-level, when I still always think of her as a second banana, so she should be wildly happy and grateful. And still hate the chin implant.

  28. Donna
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    I think they’re both being pretty good sports about the bare legs and arms in late December, particularly Amanda: everyone around her is in long coats and scarves. I know, I know, they’re just actresses being paid to stand around, but it’s cold!

  29. Bubba
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    My god they both must be freezing! Even to stand outside for just a few minutes. It was not warm on the East Coast yesterday! Cute dresses, though I would have liked to see tights and/or boots and a sharp jacket to go with!

  30. maryse
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    i think they both look gorgeous. love anne’s haircut. that i will get despite my huge nose and my enormous noggin.

  31. Jules
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    I am hallucinayting, I thought Anne had a bob once already like 10 years ago?
    After POTO? It worked then too!
    I think the dog is cute too! I had a bombproof Aussie for years, but the latest one, a rescue, grew up to be a ginger dingo instead! (I love him even more…)

  32. brookemopolitan
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    I’m on team crop for Anne… I adore it :) And yes, she did rock a rather cute bob when she shot Rachel Getting Married. I considered chopping my own hair that length for a long, long time…then I remembered I have a hunchback.

    I wish that Amanda had a little more colour…a red lip would pop so nicely with all that black.

  33. C. C.
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    Has anyone heard whose dress Anne is wearing? I haven’t been able to find out, and I wants it badly.