"We Need A Bigger Well Of Fug To Pull From"
J: I didn't want somebody to come up to my mom and say, "I saw your daughter on VH1," and have her go, "...Why?"
H: And I don't really swear in front of my parents, so it was like, "How am I going to do this?" I remember one day, my parents were visiting, and my mom and I were walking to the Beverly Center, as one does, and I was like [talking very fast], "Okay. So we have this website, and it's called Go Fug Yourself, I know I know I know, but you've got to admit, it's kind of funny, and, you can tell Dad." So she did. And I think my wedding was the first time I ever heard him say it out loud. Not that he wasn't totally proud of it, but he would call it "the blog" or "GFY."
J: I think we appreciate the pun in it, but had we known we were going to have to tell our mom and dad about it, maybe we would have thought about calling it something else?
H: I wouldn't have. I think it's a really funny name. I have no regrets on the name.
J: No, I don't, either.
H: It's hard for me to say how much of the fact that the blog has done well has to do with the fact that it has a catchy name. If it had been BloggingAboutCelebrityFashion.com, people would've been like, "Yawn!"
WC: I think the name gets people in the door, but it's the writing that keeps them there.
J: Well, thank you.
WC: Well, it's true.
H: We didn't even name it that to get people in the door. You know we love a hacky pun.
WC: Yeah! And it's given you so many possibilities for headlines. I always want to see how you're going to work it in. Especially where it's people where (a) you cover them a lot, or (b) someone who hasn't done that much.
H: There are only so many things you can do with Paris Hilton. She's the one that kills me. "Fuggis," "Fugbucket," I don't know. You just beat your head against the desk. I've never wished she would do more movies -- ever -- except for that.
J: Even if they never come out. Straight to video. When Lindsay [Lohan] was in I Know Who Killed Me, it was great, 'cause I could say, "I Fug Who Killed Me," "I Know Who Fugged Me," "I Know Who Killed Fug."
H: "Fug Knows Who Killed Me."
J: Thank you, Lindsay!