Lots of people liked the Hilary Swank navy-blue backless gown from the 2005 Oscars; I thought it made her head look like it was on backwards. Nevertheless, it’s an indelible image from awards season, so if you’re going to go high-neck, low-back, you’d better do it … well, better.
Fugger: Kate Hudson
So, we got lots of emails about Kate Hudson here, and let me tell you, they really ran the gamut: some of you thought she looked great, some of you thought she looked like a dippy bride, many of you wondered how she managed not to get wrinkled (me too), and one of you wanted to know why she kept making faces on the red carpet that made her look like Becki Newton as Amanda at her goofiest (none of which I pulled, but she REALLY did. Becky Newton is adorable, but Kate’s mugging was weird, and I’d never noticed the resemblance before).
Me? I see the bridal comparison, but I actually think it’s at least structurally interesting, which I appreciate in general. I wish we could have seen it with the train down, but it was too wet for that to happen, so I guess we’re just going to have to imagine it. Actually, I think the rain did Hudson a favor, as far as that goes, because with a train this thing would really have made her look one bouquet short of a wedding gown. You’d think she’d want to do anything to avoid reminding us that she was in Bride Wars this year, right? Man, that thing was BAD. Heather and I watched part of it the other night and even skipping like half an hour in the middle to watch Better Off Ted, we managed to get the gist. The crappy, hacky, sexist, crazy gist. Seriously, don’t even get me started. Although I can’t resist asking why there were so many MONTAGES in that thing? Like, lovingly cut montages of Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway laughing over dinners and running through the rain and shopping for flowers together, all lit with this very romantic half-light. I really hoped we were heading toward an ending wherein they realized they were actually in love with each other but no such luck. REGARDLESS: now I’m all cranky thinking about how terrible that movie was, so I’m turning against the dress. You best step in.
As we approach the close of a decade, we’ve been inundated with Lists: The Best Blah of Yadda, the Worst Blee of Blarg, the Top Ten Flarg of Wad, and so on. And now it seems that perhaps Kate Hudson is, this week, in the process of modeling a Top Ten List on her body:
The Top Ten Most Painful Trends of the Decade: 1) Uggs with Minis: Are you cold, or not? MAKE UP YOUR MIND.
So, remember when this particular Nine trailer came out and I could not understand why it was nearly ALL Kate Hudson and no Marion or Nicole? One of our dear readers wrote in and explained that the song K Hud sings in said trailer, “Cinema Italiano,” is being released as a single. Which is why said trailer is the like Kate Hudson show. Which…okay, look, I loved Chicago and it’s quite clear, I’m sure, to anyone who reads this website, that I have NO SHAME about loving a variety of cringily dorky things but that trailer makes me want to crawl under my coffee table and hide my face. Something about Kate Hudson and her fantastic extensions working so hard on such a deeply corny song…I just can’t TAKE IT.
Nor can I take this:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that’s from the Jumpin’ Jammerz evening line.