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March 31, 2008

Fug Madness 2008: Cher, "Elite Eight" round

(2) SHARON STONE vs. (16) COURTNEY PELDON

This could've been the matchup that reunited Sharon Stone with her would-be protege, Lindsay Lohan. Instead, she gets a sartorially deranged munchkin whom we've decided we want Sharon to adopt. Why? Do you even need to ask?

Sharon would be all, "THAT'S DRAMATIC, CHUTNEY, AND THE RED BRA STRAP IS AN INSPIRED CHOICE. BUT IF YOU INSIST ON WEARING PANTIES, YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM ONES THAT LOOK LIKE A SUNBURN."

Also, pink should be deployed very carefully, and on special occasions. Like this one:

When this little gem from last summer popped up, I shouted -- despite being alone at the time -- "HOW DID I MISS THIS THE FIRST TIME?" This outfit perfectly encapsulates the dichotomy of Sharon Stone. On the one hand, she organized this event in aid of giving old designer gowns to disadvantaged girls for their proms, which is lovely and awesome and typical of her philanthropic spirit. On the OTHER hand: a) she wore this to the event, which was b) in public, despite how this has the aura of a woman who keeps her old formal dresses in a trunk in the attic and occasionally gets them out, and sits around the house reading and eating lunch just for an excuse to wear it again and prove it still fits and that She's Still Got It; and c) appears to have made herself Prom Queen, all for tucking a white Hanes shirt into a taffeta skirt she might well have ripped off from Gwyneth Paltrow the year she won for Shakespeare In Love -- and in fact, biting her OWN idea of wearing Gap shirts with formalwear, which Sharon did to more unusual effect in 1996.

I adore these two. Courtney Peldon presumably doesn't HAVE any better options, or doesn't understand them. Sharon Stone, though, is SHARON STONE. She CAN be fabulous; she just chooses to be crazy. And while I respect that on some levels, I also feel like she should pay a penalty to someone for taking that DNA for granted.

Maybe that penalty is adopting Courtney Peldon, for real. I'm sure Brown and her parents would miss her, but it's not like they can't communicate or go shopping once in a while. It's too perfect. Don't you want to see Sharon Stone and Courtney Peldon out on the town together ALL THE TIME now. laughing and chatting and learning from each other? "OKAY, CORDY," Sharon would say. "THE FIRST STEP TO BEING FABULOUS IS BACKCOMBING YOUR HAIR AND THEN STANDING IN A WIND TUNNEL." Then Peldon would go, "What if I just crimp it again?" And Sharon would be all, "THAT'S TERRIFIC, PANTIES. THIS IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP. PASS ME MY BOA."

Posted by H & J at 09:00 AM in Fug Madness | Permalink

Comments

Tough. Tough. Tough.

Between this and Ling v. Chlo. Sev., I'm going to be so torn.

Posted by: JupiterPluvius | Mar 31, 2008 9:03:51 AM

NO! People! Think about this! It's a PELDON! She HAS to go to the final! Sharon Stone didn't always act this crazy. Remember the ball gown with the Gap men's shirt? And how cool that was?

Posted by: pippa | Mar 31, 2008 9:05:26 AM

Peldon's been quite the upstart in this tourney, but come on, it's gotta be Shar. It's true: she OPTS for the fug. She strong crazy.

Posted by: Beth | Mar 31, 2008 9:06:13 AM

I've been saying all along that it would by Campy and Bai Ling in the final match-up but I had to go with Sharon on this one. Compared to her mature fug Corduroy is just an amateur.

Posted by: Amy Osterholm | Mar 31, 2008 9:07:18 AM

I gotta go with age and experience here. Sharon Stone is just. so. weird. And, she gets points for actually knowing how to do better than this ... has Miss Peldon ever shown up in public looking good? She may have the fug, naturally, but Sharon Stone works for it, and I respect her hard work.

Posted by: mimi | Mar 31, 2008 9:08:26 AM

Sharon is just so fug. Courtney is a little to earnest. Maybe next year

Posted by: Jenn | Mar 31, 2008 9:09:04 AM

I'm torn! My "basic instinct" (har har) is to go for Sharon because of her obvious batshit lunacy. But then La Peldon is really strong with the fug. EVERY PICTURE OF HER IS FUG! Whereas Sharon actually can dress nicely (maybe someone else dresses her on those rare occasions).

I dunno. It's tough.

Posted by: Indiana | Mar 31, 2008 9:12:14 AM

Yeah, yeah, Sharon is batshit-crazy I agree. But c'mon, peldon thinks she's so hot to trot in all her outfits, like she's really "fashion foward", can't you all read that on her face? It is like she's so damn pleased with herself and the outfit she chose. At least Sharon can play the insanity card...

Posted by: Jane | Mar 31, 2008 9:12:24 AM

Yes, Sharon has maturity so she should know better. However looking at their respective bodies of work, how can Peldon not win this round? She is the embodiment of fug, whereas Sharon Stone's diva fug is kind of like J.Lo's. Sometimes she gets it wrong, but sometimes it's really good. Peldon is 99.9 percent fug all the time.

Posted by: nichole | Mar 31, 2008 9:13:32 AM

Goodness gracious, this is the hardest yet. I'm going with... Peldon. Because she is Peldon. Do I really need to explain it? (Oh, by the way, I love the way you always type Sharon's dialogue in all caps. It befits her well, somehow.)

Posted by: Sophie | Mar 31, 2008 9:13:55 AM

Tough... but I'm going with the Stone on this one! Its still my secret wish that Sharon and Posh get pitted up against one another!

Posted by: Regina | Mar 31, 2008 9:14:07 AM

I would wear some of the things Sharon wears. even the all out crazy. But I would NEVER wear anything I've seen on Peldon. She gets the fug vote from me.

Posted by: Ashley | Mar 31, 2008 9:17:37 AM

This was a tough choice, but I've got to go with longevity. Peldon may melt into the ether (apart from on this website) but Sharon will go the distance. Peldon has had remarkably hideous outfits but...to Shazzer goes my vote.

Posted by: Lu | Mar 31, 2008 9:17:45 AM

No contest. All Mr.Mrs. Salon can do is remember the extras from "The Very Worst of Larry Sanders," when Sharon entertains Gary in her pool house. She's got it, and I don't want to catch it. Pass the Thorazine; wash it down with a mimosa.

Posted by: Mr.Mrs. Salon | Mar 31, 2008 9:19:20 AM

Peldon is ONLY KNOWN FOR THIS. She's so lame, I can't tell you how irritated I am she's gotten this far. And I can't believe Sharon, as crazy and fugly as she can be, beat JULIETTE LEWIS, who is as sartorially loony as they come! Well, except for Bai Ling. And Chloe Sevigny. So, though I'm completely annoyed with this match-up, I have to vote for Sharon. The Peldon needs to be shut down.

Posted by: lesli | Mar 31, 2008 9:19:42 AM

this should be a no brainer - Courtney = fugtastic. but then again Sharon has whipped out some pretty fugging awful outfits.... decisions decisions. its gonna be a tough week

Posted by: Mike | Mar 31, 2008 9:21:56 AM

Sharon has earned her place at the finals. La Pel is an upstart who fugs to be get her picture taken. Ms. Stone fugs because the voices in her head tell her she must.

Posted by: Cassie | Mar 31, 2008 9:22:13 AM

Peldon is bush league fug compared to Sharon Stone.

Posted by: Autumn | Mar 31, 2008 9:23:11 AM

I had to go with Courtney on this one, because I imagine the poor little thing doesn't get nominated for a lot of things. What can I say, I love an underdog.

Posted by: Cait | Mar 31, 2008 9:24:46 AM

Cassie, I couldn't agree with you more. Sharon's fug is divinely inspired, Courtney's smacks of sheer desperation.

Posted by: KPod | Mar 31, 2008 9:25:15 AM

Peldon is fug. Her infamy was created here. Without this site adopting her as their mascot, I would never have known the gloriousness of bare midriff tees with ball gown skirts. And who doesn't love the fact that Court and Brown parade around town like the HoJo version of the Hilton sisters? Peldon's fug reigns supreme, and if she doesn't take home this thing, I might actually have to watch the Hottie and the Nottie or I Know Who Fugged Me.

Posted by: WhoisPhoebePrice? | Mar 31, 2008 9:26:03 AM

Hang in there, Courtney! This is what you've been training for, Babe!
While I do appreciate the undeniable contribution Sharon has always made to Fugdom, there comes a time when you need to gracefully(?) pass the torch.

Posted by: Loob | Mar 31, 2008 9:26:30 AM

Sharon can definitely bring out the fug, but she does occasionally wear something nice. I think we really need to look at Peldon's body of work here. The enormity of what Courtney has done far outweighs Sharon's loonyness.

Posted by: iambe | Mar 31, 2008 9:27:59 AM

You people are CRAZY! It is la Peldon! Sharon has at least on occasion wore something not only decent but ultra fabulous. And she is a genius. And she is SHARON STONE. And therefore cannot be fug. It goes against the cosmos!

And frankly, that massive fur blanket she wore was AMAZING. As was the dress underneath. Though perhaps I am slightly biased, being from Canada and having to deal with Canadian winters - the idea of wearing a massive blanket of fur every day is uber appealing. I nearly did it with my polar fleece, but it just wasn't the same.

(Though for the record, before people start going rank, I am not advocating the wearing of fur. But I am also against the idea of being cold for even one second, which is hard to do up here in January. It's like being between a rock and a hard place sometimes.)

Posted by: Tricia | Mar 31, 2008 9:29:25 AM

COME ON, PEOPLE! Sharon is un-fug sometimes! Peldon is fug 100% of the time. I have her in the finals!!!! ARGH!

Posted by: mrs o | Mar 31, 2008 9:32:06 AM

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