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September 19 2006

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stealing is Fun! Very glossy and popcorn-esque article with some great pictures of our leading lady (who just keeps looking better and better) and her need for Chanel black nail polish! "My publicist just ratted me out for being the thief that I actually am! But when you're talking about black Chanel nail polish, what are you going to do?" Tis all in good fun!

She really is stunning!

She looks fabulous! Better and better all the time and she started out as gorgeous.
That's how relaxed and beautiful someone looks when they leave behind the stress of the Hellmouth and being the Chosen 'One'! :~D I think the Immortal is just out of camera range....
. . . and SMG was just fugged for wearing an outfit shown in the above link "that look[s] like gift bags Bobby Trendy designed in the throes of a bondage fetish."
Wait, celebrities stealing is okay now? Guess I should get rid of my "Free Winona" shirt.
But I thought that vamp nail polish was so over.
I believe Chanel's once trendy vamp nail polish was an ultra dark burgundy as to appear almost black, whereas Ms Gellar's purloinded polish is actual black. I guess things like that are important in Hollywood if you don't want everyone rolling their eyes at how last season or previous season you appear. I don't understand wanting the same thing everyone else has.
That hideous gold lace number was rightfully fugged, but her make-up artist and hair colorist should each get a bonus. She looks lovely!
Yeah, I don't really like the outfits, but she looks radiant.
Are you all blind? She might look good, even great, if she put on between 10 and 20 pounds. She's got a lot of talent and I'm sure she wants to be taken seriously. Remaining stuck in the mould of a superannuated teenage stick figure with a voice like a constipated duck is not going to get her what she deserves. Plus, she's nearly 30! A bit of elegance and gravitas plus a few curves would not go amiss.
a voice like a constipated duck

uuunnnnnnnngggggggghhhhhhh.... QUACK!!

Nope. No ressemblance.
Remaining stuck in the mould of a superannuated teenage stick figure with a voice like a constipated duck

Ok, I get the first part, but the duck thing? SMG sounds like a constipated duck? Am I missing something? Probably...
Ho hum. The "eat a sandwich" comments have begun. Plus there's some other insulting points shoved in there to boot.

She's a thin woman and has been for a long while now(oh, i can already hear the "But during the first season of Buffy... breasts... curvier... better..." comments from here. It's been almost 10 years since Buffy started, my body has changed since then too). Also, I don't feel she has gotten thinner for the last several years, looks lovely in these shots(despite the unflattering gold and black sack), does not appear unhealthily thin at all, and is working her butt off on many projects despite some protestations of her duck-like voice. I'm not sure of your definition of elegance, but I believe SMG has always handled herself very well publicly and I really doubt eyebrows were raised about her demeanor or bankability due to a fashion misstep.

*sigh* And yes, I know i just gave attention to someone who clearly came into this thread to stir. Sorry 'bout that.

[ edited by syd on 2006-09-19 20:49 ]
If people could lay off the weight comments and digs at each other I'd be extremely grateful. Otherwise they'll be in a time out period.

And with me giving up smoking yesterday, my mood swings are rather erratic so posters may even find themselves banned and expunged without any proof of their existence at Whedonesque (no second chances, I'm that sort of a man).
I'm willing to bet SMG does pilates or yoga regularly, which does lead to thin-ness.
If she's making a paid appearance somewhere, there's a good chance that she's not choosing her own clothes. Criticizing anyone's fashion sense based on publicity photos is probably a lot dicier than most of us would guess.
Ok, after reading Simon's warning, I deleted my long winded response to (my) nemesis. Suffice to say, I think our SMG is looking beautiful!

On a second note, WAY TO GO SIMON!!! Quitting will be the best thing you have ever done. The best part is after about a week, you will begin to taste your food again! (well maybe not the best part but a damn good part---good for you man)
Eh, fashion is so subjective. That's why I don't worry much about it. If Ashton Kutcher wore something from Walmart, someone would say, "Wow, look how casual and unpretentious he dresses. Kudos!" If Bjork wore a swan(oh wait, she did) someone will say "It's bold and daring! And it really shows her individuality!"

Just because I don't like a lot of what is considered 'fashionable' doesn't make it any more or less good. Eye of the beholder.
I love the first outfit, but that gold gift bag by Bobby Trendy is just...yeah.
Wait, what about the part where she's accused of being over-wild about seaweed?
Oh, Simon. That's HUGE. It just doesn't get much more important than that when it comes to doing right by yourself. Well done, sir. /applauds politely Good show.

[ edited by barest_smidgen on 2006-09-19 22:41 ]
Simon, congrats on the smoking cessation! One long-time female friend died from lung cancer two years ago, and I just learned a woman I used to date, another smoker, was just diagnosed with lung cancer. I've been trying to get my daughter to quit for years without success--how did you do it?

Of course, I never smoked in my life yet had kidney cancer this year. I asked the doctor what I should have done differently, lifestyle-wise, and he said: beats me.

[ edited by jaynelovesvera on 2006-09-19 22:47 ]
Jeez, jlv, you OK now fella ?

Gotta admit, I loved to smoke and I can't honestly say I don't miss them but I do definitely feel better having quit. Good luck with it Simon. One day you'll look back with fondness at the time you climbed the walls barehanded and bit your fingernails to the quick ;).

(and watch out for anniversaries of the date you quit and the dreaded first time out drinking after stopping)

I think SMG looks pretty damn fine, BTW, relaxed and happy and I like the way she's standing on tiptoe to balance the other heel. Something very cute about it.

(not a huge fan of the bin-bag style dress though)
Thank you Simon and I hope you make it. I have quit smoking twice so far. The worst thing about stopping is actually the return of some of the senses. Like smell. It can be down right disgusting at times. Good luck.
I'll agree with Ms Kitty's Mom

Criticizing celebrity fashion is usually a bit sketch. They're often paid to wear clothes by certain designers, and often their stylists (who are the ones choosing the clothes anyhow) get leaned on by companies/designers.

Unless, of couse, you're Britney Spears. That's nobody's fault but her own.
Unless, of couse, you're Britney Spears. That's nobody's fault but her own.


ANGEL: She's an innocent victim.

SPIKE: So were we... once upon a time.

ANGEL: Once upon a time.
syd said: "And yes, I know i just gave attention to someone who clearly came into this thread to stir."

If you are referring to me then, sir or madam, you are very wrong (however clearly you may think yourself able to see). I was expressing an honest and perfectly valid opinion. You may disagree with it but that doesn't justify you in disrespecting my opinion or is one only allowed to comment on this site if one agrees with the majority?

I paid due respect to Sarah Gellar's talent but will not go along with approval of being underweight. I also believe firmly that the image she hangs on to is one that is counterproductive to longevity in her career as I explained.

An apology would be appreciated.
Simon, I found that brushing my teeth right after eating helped cut down on that "I've eaten, time for a smoke" habit.

But I still don't understand the article. SMG stole nail polish? Why?
I think it's more 'SMG joked that she stole nail polish'. Which is even more puzzling. Maybe you had to be there ?
Saje, healthwise, remains to be seen. I'm going to rephrase that, 'cause I don't want my remains to be seen for quite a while. They took out my left kidney and adrenal gland, plus some odd middling tissue. I go back for tests to see if the cancer's back in 4 weeks, but I'm thinking positively. The doctor who cut me took out 5 kidneys that month; he said I had by far the largest tumor--almost 3-1/2 inches, but it turned out to be stage 1, when they had thought it was stage 3 before the surgery. Sorry, Simon, this is even more off-topic than I usually am.

As for the Sarah thing, Saje is right--it seems pretty clear that was just a joke.
Ack! for Jaynelovesvera, we all joke around here, but I've got you in my thoughts.
nemesis, and others who may wish to continue the weight discussion: pay heed to Simon's advisory, and drop it.

Yes, opinions of every stripe are welcome, so long as they are voiced appropriately. However, from hard experience, discussions about perceived weight issues are never ever productive and lead only to rounds of sniping. So, no more. Thanks.

jlv, best of fortune and all blessings with your sitch, friend.
Good luck, Simon! Torture us like you're an American covert operative if that will help you stay off the cancer sticks! (another of my many sentences that sounded better in my head than on the page) ;-)

jlv, dude, makin' with the funny and the humor and the laughing is probably one of the best things you can do to be well. We're all with you, with very manly love and support (or womanly, in the case of the women). :-)

And, oh, yeah, there was a topic here. I'm sure the person SMG stole the nail polish from was a publicist or some such, or maybe she took it from the display table at whatever show this is. I don't think she's in much danger of setting off the electronic detectors at the doorway of Wal-Mart (or our family's store of choice, Target). ;-)
syd said: "And yes, I know i just gave attention to someone who clearly came into this thread to stir."

If you are referring to me then, sir or madam, you are very wrong (however clearly you may think yourself able to see). I was expressing an honest and perfectly valid opinion. You may disagree with it but that doesn't justify you in disrespecting my opinion or is one only allowed to comment on this site if one agrees with the majority?

I paid due respect to Sarah Gellar's talent but will not go along with approval of being underweight. I also believe firmly that the image she hangs on to is one that is counterproductive to longevity in her career as I explained.

An apology would be appreciated.


I believe it is not needed .

Looking back at your previous posts you do seem to have some issue with SMG.
Nemesis and garda39 you may cool your heels for a few hours. Time out for the both of you.
uuunnnnnnnngggggggghhhhhhh.... QUACK!!

Nope. No ressemblance.


LOL, mkm! And Simon, way to go!! If I can do it, anyone can! It's been 13+ yrs and I don't even think about it except when something like this brings the subject up. The first 24 hrs are the toughest, but after that, it gets easier every day. You are now officially a nonsmoker, not an exsmoker or a former smoker. A nonsmoker. Congrats!!!

And JLV, keep smilin' and jokin' 'cause it's the best frame of mind to combat the bad stuff. Our thoughts are with you.

Erm. Sorry. Got all cheerleaderish and OT. But still.
I don't think she's in much danger of setting off the electronic detectors at the doorway of Wal-Mart (or our family's store of choice, Target). ;-)

Snobbery is not cool, dude! Just because you ivory tower folks can afford Tar-zhay doesn't make you any better than anyone! Besides, I've stolen from better stores....


:~P
Jaynelovesvera, I send you all my best wishes. My mother was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year on December 23rd (merry Christmas!). After sweating out the week till all the hospital staff returned from their Christmas/New Year's holidays, they removed her kidney, and she began her recovery, all the while blaming herself horribly for smoking for about 2 years during the 1950s, when smoking was refreshing, cool and recommended by 9 out of 10 doctors. The fun really began another 2 weeks after her surgery, when they biopsied the kidney they removed and found that, in fact, the mass they saw (and hadn't biopsied while her kidney was still attached) was not cancerous after all. Whoops. While we are grateful she is cancer-free, it's my understanding she might have had use for that kidney in the future...well, I digress.

In any case...I well know what you and your family must be feeling, and I know that as "I've got WHAT?" as this experience seems, you will come through it beautifully. Peace and good thoughts, man. :)
Saying a prayer for the guy with the big gun.
Sorry to help the slide OT, but some things have gotta be said:

jaynelovesvera, both boo-ya & yay. (Sorta) been there, and ditto with a lot of my family members, so I'll do a atheist-type prayer thingy for you, if you know what I mean. A good-natured wicca-esque protection thingy filled with quotes & light & good things 'n stuff. And puns...

simon, when I read about your adventures with quitting smoking, I am filled both with a kind of existential dread, and admiration for your determination. I recently went on a med aimed at stopping the well-enjoyed smokes, because it has to be done while I am still healthy.

My younger sister said she washed a lot of dishes right after she quit, and my older sister said she was glad to get the use of her right hand back. Me, I'll be happy not be be enslaved to the Evil Tobacco Industry. (Also, my sisters have pledged a tidy sum of cash if I quit & stay off for 6 months, so who doesn't want that?)

Both of you, please keep us informed...

Oh, and SMG looks beautiful, even dressed, as Browncoat mentioned, in a "gold gift bag." I'm sure she works out regularly, as does almost every actor/aspiring actor residing within a 50-mile radius of Hollywood.

ET: fix typo.

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2006-09-20 01:52 ]
Jaynelovesvera, forgot to mention, let's thank Buddha and God and Allah and Gaia and anyone else you'd like to thank that you are Stage 1! If you have to be here, that is where you want to be. It is an excellent prognosis, no matter the tumor size, at that stage. I am even more confident for you now...and will continue sending much love your way. :)
jaynelovesvera, Wishing you all the best on your 4 week check up and all the future ones. We're all cheering for you.

Simon, best of luck with quitting. You can do it!

Back on topic - SMG looks great - glowing in fact. "What's a word means "glowing"? Gotta rhyme." Or should I say she's effulgent?
Snobbery is not cool, dude!

Hey, Rogue Slayer, I'll have you know my family very recently moved up from a cardboard refrigerator box to a wooden packing crate. With styrofoam peanuts on the floor and everything. And we each have our own personal bucket (from Tar-zhay, dude!) for, you know. Represent! ;-)
I check back in after watching the Dexter preview and am overwhelmed by all the kind comments here. Thank you all very much. One more serious comment: Many family members and friends prayed for me and advised me to pray for myself, which, oddly to me at least, I found impossible to do, without knowing why. I suspect I'm not intelligent enough to engage in serious introspection.

OK, I really didn't mean to derail this thread, so back to the funny (or in my case snort and groan-inducing...GOR!!!).

MacGuffin, rhyme with indulgent? All I got (besides bulge'n't, which SMG unfailingly inspires) is: that bloke's an effin' dull gent!
I feel for you Simon - I've been there! Best wishes to you.

And you too JLV! Thank whoever is in charge up there and hopefully they're looking out for you! Keep nagging that daughter of yours to quit smoking.

And back on topic, SMG looks radiant in those pictures. I really like that hair color on her too.
jaynelovesvera, I am sending good thoughts to you and your family. I have a friend who had to have a kidney removed a few years ago. She didn't even have to have radiation or chemo and there has been no sign of recurrence. With all the good thoughts coming your way from this site, you're bound to have a good check up! And keep up the humorous comments - I've been really enjoying them lately.

Simon, good luck in your quest for nonsmoking healthiness. We want you to be around here for a long time to come.

And to relate to this thread, I agree that SMG looks relaxed and happy in those pictures, although I can't say the "gold bag" does much for her.
Didn't Tom Sawyer tell Becky Thatcher that she'd look good even wearing a gunnysack?

It sounded like an exaggeration, but now I see that it is in fact possible.
(FYI, just a suggestion, jlv, don't nag your daughter to quit smoking, as most smokers will tell you it just ramps up the anxiety that we think we are smoking to relieve. Nagging, in my opinion, is not usually an effective catalyst nor supportive force for real change.

Not that you asked, but I'd say simply express your personal concern for her well-being and your own emotions about her continued smoking, and ask her, as my sisters asked me, what you can do to help her quit. This strategy was the only effort in thirty-five years that prompted me, as I am now doing, to work towards quitting. Years of nagging had rendered me immune to and resentful of that particular technique.)
QuoterGal, I agree with your no nag policy. Nonproductive in the extreme. That tends to be her mother's approach to things, which I try to dissuade. (I almost added it didn't help because she liked dat other suede, but even I have standards).

BTW, I appreciated the fancy-word list you posted for me yesterday (tenebrous and his friends). I actually used them all in one comprehensible sentence in listed order, but as soon as I posted it to dazzle you with my silliness, the link dropped off the front page.

And samatwitch, please don't tell me I'm humorous; you'll only encourage me. I'm trying to quit, but it's so addictive. Last Thursday I made what I thought was one (OK, it was probably the 10,000th one) probably-not-funnyish little comment to my daughter, who then looked at me in pained wonderment, head tilted, and said, "Where does that stuff come from?" Alas, I know not.
Just to re-derail the thread in a UK time stylee, good luck with everything jaynelovesvera. A doctor once told me that one of the best defences against cancer was a sanguine outlook so keep your pecker up man (this is one of those rare situations where a constant flow of 'terrible' puns could have actual health benefits ;).

And personally I think that if a smoker doesn't want to quit they won't. As with anything willpower related, the impetus has to come from within.

And SMG still looks pretty damn fine (topic ? I can do topic ;).
. . . and SMG was just fugged for wearing an outfit shown in the above link "that look[s] like gift bags Bobby Trendy designed in the throes of a bondage fetish."


If only I were prescient about something useful.
I knew you were gonna say that. Damn...

(surely you could've got odds on SMG being fugged from somewhere ? If you can bet on it, it's useful ;).
Finally, a use for my gift. Now I'm a superhero.

Now if you could just get odds on what I'm going to say, Saje, we'd both be set.
Hmm, is there any way you could become President of the United States dreamlogic ? Cos then knowing what you were about to say would really be worth something.

No pressure or anything but it would definitely help me out.

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