Happy Friday, Fug Nation! I hope you are well rested, because next week is going to be bonkers: The Met Gala is on Monday, and then Cannes starts! Also, PS: Heather and I are going to be on a Royal Wedding special on E! special called  “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan.” It’s airing on Monday, May 7th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, if you want to check it out!


This is great, at Buzzfeed: Meet The Black Women Upending The Romance Novel Industry. 

At Tablet: Farewell to Judith Leiber, Who Made the World Happier, One Handbag at a Time

As someone who used to shop with her friends all the time, when we were young and aimless, this spoke to me. At Elle: An Ode to the Strange (and Lost) Intimacy of Shopping With Friends

This story about Michael B Jordan brings me JOY. [Lainey]

Also at Lainey: Are Tom Holland and Zendaya an item? I can work with this!

The Hollywood Reporter has a good preview of what stylists are cooking up for Monday’s Met Gala.


Related, at Revelist: This guy recreates Met Gala gowns with curtains and garbage bags.

I loved this, via McSweeney’s: MOST-LIKED TWEETS OF FAMOUS POETS. (Wow, caps lock!)

This is amazing. At The Takeout: I cooked for an entire week using only food gadgets “As Seen On TV”

At the Mary Sue: Celine Dion is A TREASURE.

At The Cut, a very useful primer on false eyelashes. I love lash talk.

At Pajiba, I don’t know why I am so obsessed with this relationship but I guess I am? Are Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Like, the Low-Rent Country Music Brad and Jen?

At Celebitchy, this makes me sad: Paulina Porizkova & Ric Ocasek have separated after 28 years of marriage. Come on, you two! Make it work! (Although this whole thing seems super respectful and reasonable but I need to believe in love again. DO IT FOR ME.)