Happy New Year, Fug Nation! I hope you had a great holiday and a fab start to your year. (I got engaged! Thank you so much to everyone for your sweet well wishes! We are thrilled and excited.)

Lainey has a photo of Julia Fox in a TRULY WILD OUTFIT which we didn’t have in our photo subs PLEASE BEHOLD.

Unexpected celeb news: Pierce Brosnan faces charges after allegedly walking in Yellowstone’s thermal areas. [Socialite Life]

At Defector, Drew Magary asks What Happens When Players Start Opting Out Of The College Football Playoff? 

She had a good run, but I was still sad to read this. At the NYT [gifted link]; Glynis Johns, Tony Winner for ‘A Little Night Music,’ Dies at 100. Or, as people my age know her, the woman who brought us the banger “Sister Suffragette.”

WaPo wants to test your fitness! Mine is better than I thought. Who knew? [gifted link]

Fascinating, at The Hollywood Reporter: Digital Cosmetics Is the A-List’s Most Guarded Beauty Secret

I rounded up a bunch of random fun stuff you might want to buy for yourself this January.

You should also probably know J.Crew is having a very big sale right now. I do NOT need this black and white checked trench coat but I do want it. They’re also running a cashmere sale at the moment and I DID get a cropped sweater. [affiliate link]

This is SO cool: “Purchased for $25, This Bargain Brooch Could Sell for $19,000—Thanks to ‘Antiques Roadshow’” [Smithsonian]

Interesting read, at The Ringer: How Mayim Bialik Lost Her Role as the Main Host of ‘Jeopardy!’

Town and Country examines How to Mute Friends & Not Alienate People.

At Texas Monthly: A Houston Bishop Squabbles With the New York Times Over a Saucy Crossword Clue. 

Lainey’s piece about Ryan Gosling’s performance as Ken — and his awards campaign — is interesting and, I think, dead on.

At Celebitchy: Will Taylor Swift attend Sunday’s Golden Globes without Travis Kelce? I personally think she might decide to go to the Chiefs game instead; Kelce is on track to break 1000 yards this weekend. (And then he’ll probably sit down so as not to risk injury before the play-offs.) Taylor doesn’t need the Globes. (Either way, HE won’t be there.)

Related, at the LA Times: Taylor and Travis’ whirlwind romance is the love story we’ve been waiting for

Really interesting at Atlas Obscura: Inside Pyongyang, North Korea’s Capital of Control

I’ve been lurking in a lot of wedding planning subreddits and this is a first: “The owner of our wedding venue is suspected to have murdered his brother…no idea what will happen.” That is an unexpected glitch for real!

Vulture brings you The 39 Greatest Car Movies Ever Made.

Pajiba reports Sally Field Says Ex Burt Reynolds Resented Her Success, Wouldn’t Attend Oscars The Year She Won. Bad form, Burt!!

I loved reading this at Eater: How to Score an Enviable Vintage Dinnerware Collection. 

Drinks With Broads was low key this week due to the holiday, but paid subscribers got our round-up of everyone who broke up during the holidays and a deep dive into the Golden Globes gift bag. The Globes are SUNDAY — and we will be hosting an open thread during the red carpet and ceremony at Drinks With Broads for paid subscribers. Our next-day round-up of events will be going out to everyone – join us there, if you haven’t already! (We will of course be covering the red carpet here as always!) And last week, we crowd-sourced suggestions from folks for what show to recap there next. I’m leaning toward tackling the new season of Feud.

Speaking of Substacks! I know so many of you loved the Court Jeweller website — she now has a newsletter called Hidden Gems!

We also had some fun chats here this week, including one about New Year’s Resolutions and another where we all shared the best book we read in 2023.

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