Portions of Fug Nation get worked up whenever I feature CRJ here, like I drove over to your house and beat you about the head with your cassingle of “Call Me Maybe.” You guys, I sing it in the shower, too. I sincerely just think it’s misguided that her record label seems, historically, to be trying to present her like a seventeen year old when she’s a grown-up woman. Doesn’t mean I think SHE is old, or that 27 is old, or that she’s the devil, or that you, dear readers, are not allowed to wear shorts to the store or anything. It just means that I think her handlers are making some bizarre choices in terms of the way they are marketing her, driven by the fact that her freakishly catchy song IS young-sounding, and those marketing choices are not sustainable and will, in fact, just get weirder if they keep going down this road. The good news is, that’s not what I’m going to be complaining about here.
Fug File: Teen Choice Awards
I think hanging out with Britney too much is starting to seep into Demi’s brain. Although, honestly, if BRITNEY were wearing this first look, I would be DYING, y’all. Because Britney would never. Because Britney is kind of snoozy lately, despite the fact that Britney is the Grand Dame of that show, and should J Lo it up a little bit. On the other hand, I DO appreciate Demi’s commitment to popping up places looking kind of crazy and be-spangled. At least she’s having fun. That being said…is this perhaps TOO MUCH FUN? Or is there such a thing? Let’s look at her red carpet look and then examine what she, and noted crackpot-dresser and co-host Kevin McHale wore during the show. Turns out that he cleans up well.
You guys know I love her; every time someone asked, this last week, who was our dream casting for Brooke Berlin, Ashley’s name came up. HOWEVER:
This just ain’t working. I am tempted to fix it by putting a jacket of some sort on her, but I’m worried that’s just going to make her look square — it would have to be a really slim jacket, because those pants have some major (unsuccessful) volume. How would you fix this? Would it even be better if she just unrolled the pants? HELP A GIRL OUT.
There are a lot of times I don’t subscribe to the philosophy, “Gwen Stefani is cooler than thou.” But this is not one of them. No offense to thee, obviously.