Taryn Manning on “EXTRA”

Posted on May 29, 2014

The hell…?

Taryn-Manning-Extra-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Orange Is The New Black” actress Taryn Manning makes an appearance on “EXTRA” in Universal City, California.

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What a weird little outfit. We like the bottom half as-is. The shoes and the white jeans go together well. But that Golden Girls blouse is a head-scratcher. We could see pairing it with skinny black pants and booties, with some edgy jewelry or something, but not worn like this. You pair that blouse with white pants and it instantly goes “retirement community.”

And can we PLEASE talk about the hillbilly hair? What is THAT all about? That is some serious “third shift at the gas station mart” hair. What did she use, toilet bleach? Bargain bin Clairol would get her a better shade than that.

We don’t like it, in case you thought we were being obtuse or coy about it.





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  • Karen Belgrad

    I think I had that same blouse… in 1991… from Merry Go Round.

    • Karen Belgrad

      PS I wonder if the hair is supposed to look like “prison peroxide”?

      • Danielle

        Sophia Burset would never torture someone’s locks like that, no matter how much she loathed them.

        • NinjaCate

          Tucky would never let Sophia touch her hair to begin with.

      • CT14

        I’m going to go with that, because it doesn’t look like it’s even real hair at this point.

      • paginatrix

        The hair color is so wrong. It messes with her complexion. Looks like she has 5 o’clock shadow in that last photo.

      • Qitkat

        That’s the only thing that makes sense.

    • Vanessa Reyes

      I was thinking more Contempo Casual : )

      • Karen Belgrad

        To my rocker chick wardrobe, they were one and the same!

      • LipstickForPigs

        I worked at Contempo in the 90’s. That looks like it is straight off of the sales floor… clearance rack. The hair looks like a wig, it’s so bad.

        • StillGary

          Contempo sold the Pretty woman hooker dress with the back ring!

          • Vanessa Reyes

            Ahhhhh…I remember that dress in the store! It was very popular around where I lived.

          • SugarSnap108

            Because nothing says casual and contemporary like the Pretty Woman hooker dress.

    • MoHub

      I think my mother had it in1973; and she’s 89 now.

    • Kristi Mitchell

      It looks like something Blossom would have worn – or that friend of hers (but can’t remember the character’s name) with one of those fedora’s with the top cut out of the top of the hat.

      • Karen Belgrad

        Her friend was Six, played by Jenna Von Oy.

        No, I didn’t have to look that up. (hangs head in shame)

        • Kristi Mitchell

          Thank you! I thought that was her name, but couldn’t remember for sure.

        • Introspective

          SIX!!!!!! she was such a friend in my head.

          • Karen Belgrad

            Blossom was the friend for me… because (based on my verbal WPM) I am Six!

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    • Lizzyisi

      I also had it in 1991! It was from Dillard’s. I wore it–as suggested–with skinny black pants and booties.

    • smayper

      me too! It had huge flowers on it, and it was silk, and I thought it was beautiful. And I think I wore it with a giant belt (winces, hangs head in shame).

    • J. Preposterice

      half the girls in my high school had that blouse in 1991….

  • Danielle

    Oh honey, no to the blonde. I understand wanting to move away from your Pennsatucky character but… this is not the way.

    • THAT’S who she is! I was just wondering “who the hell is this girl.” And…no, this doesn’t really move away from Pennsatucky at all.

  • RussellH88

    That looks like Adore’s Anna Nicole wig.

    This entire outfit bothers me. I feel like my brain tries to connect the pieces and the process is threatening to give me a seizure.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Hot oil treatment, STAT…plus deep conditioner..

    • shirab

      I think it’s a wig. Trash bin, STAT.

  • PinkyK

    That hair is horrible! Did she loose weight? She looks sick. Somebody get that girl a sandwich!

  • Glam Dixie

    That’s got to be a wig from the bargain wig sale bin. Horrible from the waist up, except for the sunglasses. I really like the sunglasses.

    • kimmeister

      The sunglasses are adorable.

  • Maleficent

    Maybe she’s poledancing in character for OITNB?

  • JenniferA

    I kind of feel her pain with that blouse. All of the retailers this season seem to have decided everyone must wear floral, floaty shapless Golden Girls tops. It’s so much of what is out there – either long sleeved fluff like this, or sleeveless with layers of ruffles. There are no short sleeves, there is no structure. It gives me sads.

    • Ginger

      I HATE that fashion is moving in that direction. As somebody with a small waist, broad/muscular shoulders and large posterior, floaty pieces make me look positively barn-like. I need shape. I need structure! I need something that doesn’t totally obliterate the fact that there is a shape underneath the fabric!

      • JenniferA

        Exactly! Me too. They make me look like Maude.

        • teensmom99

          I feel like she looks like she’s in a mother/daughter collection with the Golden Girls–Blanche would have this in size 14 and she Taryn is wearing size 0.

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        We must be twins, because this is exactly my body type, and yes, current fashion makes me look like a linebacker. I was actually laughing at my reflection in the changing room the other day.

      • Beardslee

        I feel your pain. And I share it. Oh for some princess seaming on summer tops…

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yep. I’ve been shopping three or four times recently and have not even found anything worth trying on. Saving lots of money though.

    • DuBey2

      Bad retailers. Bad.

  • Capt. Renault

    Barbie hair. Literally — that’s hair collected from Barbies.

    • decormaven

      Or old chewed up Thumbelina dolls. That hair color/treatment is a crime.

  • Maybe this is some deep method prep? She’s definitely looking like she’s from Waynesboro, VA (my hometown and where Pennsatucky is supposed to be from). Workin’ at the Racetrac gas station by day, hanging out at the redneck bar at night. That wig needs to be burned.

    • Kate Andrews

      I lived in Fishersville when I was a little kid! And yeah. I don’t like to judge, but you’re right about Waynesboro.

      • I almost died when I saw the “Fishersville” sign in her episode—she had the accent down!

    • imspinningaround

      Oh man, you’re giving me memories. A few years ago I was briefly a house mother at a fraternity at Washington & Lee, and I drove from Lexington to Waynesboro one night so I could go see the midnight showing of The Hangover Part 2. Waynesboro also had the only Target for 50 miles from Lex!

  • clatie

    Her hair looks like it would melt in the sun. Just awful. And I don’t understand what the top is doing – it has a weird pleat/channel thing in it? Taryn – FIRE THOSE STYLISTS!! both wardrobe and hair.

    • Kate Andrews

      A SHIRT VAGINA! That’s it — you nailed it.

    • Emily Giovanni

      thank you. I saw it and I thought vagina too. But then I questioned whether that said more about me than the shirt.

    • kimmeister

      Yes, the weird inverted pleat thing is terribly and located in the worst spot ever.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Her hair is what kills it for me. I don’t hate the top. I think it would have been better without the sleeves.

  • Anna

    “Shady Pines, ma!!!”

    I’m getting a Lohan vibe from the hair. Not good.

    • Danielle

      Let’s go eat cheesecake on the lanai.

  • If you are going to wear stretch jeans in white, make sure they’re the right length. Otherwise you look like you’re wrapped in bandages from some horrific accident. And the hair? I simply cannot,…

    • Vanessa Reyes

      Then maybe she should have wrapped her head.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        With that hair she would have looked better in a turban.

  • Kate Andrews

    The hair really ages her — I like the colors on the blouse, but yeah, it looks bad with the white jeans.

  • @Biting Panda

    Somewhere Tara Reid is screaming “Why does this bitch have a job and I don’t?”

    • Danielle

      I like to think it’s because she wasn’t in Crossroads.

  • teensmom99

    At least she has teeth:

    • CT14

      Oh my head, but that is funny.

      Sadly, because it’s true.

      • teensmom99

        Actually, whenever I see Taryn Manning and it’s not OITNB, I think “At least she has teeth.”

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like a Maddie Mod doll that was left out in the sun. For those of you that don’t know that was a super cheap fake Barbie they used to sell at dime stores.

  • I don’t think the unholy lovechild of an expandable office file and brothel curtains needs to be a shirt.

    • ashtangajunkie

      This is my favourite comment of all time.

  • Sam Erin

    I can’t handle the Sookie Stackhouse hair. She’s a pair of Keds and Merlott’s tshirt away from being the next True Blood victim.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Her head situation is tragic, full stop.

  • Daisy Walker

    I can’t see anything but that gawdawful hair. I’m blind!

  • Denise Rambo

    Even if that hair is for a role, she could have done SOMETHING with it to make it look better. A ponytail would have been an improvement.

  • KinoEye

    I think I’d like the blouse under different styling circumstances, but THAT HAIR is all I can see. So, SO bad. Honey, some actresses just aren’t meant to be blondes. It’s a sad day when the hair you sport as a prison inmate is more flattering than when it’s styled for a talk show appearance. Sigh.

    • demidaemon

      It’s true. Her character’s hair is better. Maybe if this was pullked back it wouldn’t be so bad, but I’m afraid that neon shade of blonde would still distract.

  • Alyssa

    Things I love: the shoes, bracelet & sunglasses. I’d like the pants if they were the right length. The top half…I have no words.

  • MilaXX

    Not much else to say. You guys nailed it. Fried hair and golden girls shirt. Can none of this cast dress? I get that they likely aren’t all getting designer frocks thrown their way, but honestly I could have gotten her a better top from Forever 21 and I’m pretty sure I could have colored her hair without frying it. A stiff wind and that stuff is going to crumple up and fall out.

    • teensmom99

      Most popular show on Netflix . . . why is no one dressing them?

  • Nancer

    Did they do that to her hair for her show? If so, I hope they are paying her really, really well.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Ooh..that is a terrible dye job. With the sunglasses she’s giving off a Lindsey Lohan vibe (albeit, a healthier looking version)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Every time I see her, I think of Katey Sagal hitting her in the face with a skateboard and it’s very distracting. The hair is blinding.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Basically, what you said. I really like those shoes, someone else can have the rest. Why is that 1970s candy floss on her head so sparse? Is that a wig?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Top to bottom – EWWWW.

  • smh4748

    Girl, that is not your hair.

  • Vee

    Obviously I need some training, I would have tucked the blouse in and used a bad ass wide red belt to match the shoes and gone wild with the hair. More rough, less soft.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    At what point of hair bleaching does it just start to break off in chunks?..whatever it is I would say she is there…

  • B_C_J

    The shoes seem to be acceptable. The outfit is terrible but the hair is horrific. For her sake, I hope it’s simply a bad wig she threw on because she had no time to get her hair done.

  • MarissaLG

    It looks like a wig but the ends are too fried. Just awful.

  • lilibetp

    Um. Is that a nursing blouse? My sister-in-law had one of those nightgowns with holes hidden in the pleats.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    I saw her at Coachella one year, in the early aughts, wearing (in 100+ degree heat) teeny cutoff jorts, a tank top, and knee-length ugg boots. She has always seemed to skew a bit on the white trash side of things, so the hair is definitely not a shocker. Also, her white pants are see-through. Nice.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow the missing Lohan sister has arrived…

  • LadyLuck777

    At first I thought Kristen Wigg had gone back to being a blond.

  • Erica

    Her hair looks really thin. I empathize, as I’m coming back from some bad hair loss evidently caused by heavy duty IV antibiotics taken when I was hospitalized. But long hair makes it look WAY worse (I’m not even addressing the horrible color). I think a nice pixie cut would look really cute on her.

    My super cute YOUNGER sister will sport old-lady blouses like this sometimes, although with black pants. Even though I still don’t understand the urge, it’s good to see someone else does it too.

  • Carleenml

    the whole thing looks ‘cry for help.’ I want the assistant’s shoes.

  • barbarienne

    My entire reaction was, “I can’t even talk about what’s happening below the neck until you swear you will NEVER go out with that hair ever again.” There’s literally nothing she could wear with that hair that wouldn’t instantly be rendered awful by association.

    • demidaemon

      Sad but true. The hair is an ugly glaring neon fluorescent sign. You can’t see anything else.

  • DuBey2

    You had me at that Golden Girls blouse is a head-scratcher. But then, you slayed me with
    That is some serious “third shift at the gas station mart” hair.

    Good thing I already drank my coffee

  • BlairBear

    Why did she steal Taylor Momsen’s gossip girl hair ?

  • Alfred Cox

    She looks like Blythe Danner.

  • anyalama

    She cracks me up. I kind of love this on her and I can’t explain it with anything other than that.

  • marlie

    I’m so blinded by the awful hair that I can’t even see the blouse.

  • “Bargain bin Clairol would get her a better shade than that.”

    Speaking as someone who used bargain bin Clairol bleach for a year and recently returned…the results are comparable (with use of Manic Panic’s Virgin Snow). But that shade of pastel yellow ( don’t call it blonde) clashes with her skin tone. It looks like The Worst Wig.

    • livesarah

      The thing is, if that hiddy dye job is for a role, aren’t there some bad, trashy wigs at the bottom of a bin somewhere that could do the job? Why would she do that to her real hair?

  • boweryboy

    Toe up hot mess. That hair is horrid. And is it wrong that all I see is a paroled white trashy Pennsatucky on the prowl for a man – especially in the third and fifth photos?

  • Valdri8

    Hilly Headress – love it

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Looks like somebody went on a bender and crashed at Grandma’s retirement community, waking up to find out that Grandma’s sneaky pals bleached her hair and dressed her in their clothes while she was passed out.

  • SugarSnap108

    I think you’re too kind. It’s awful head to toe. The jeans are too long and the crotch is saggy–never good.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    That wig is just bizzare

  • E.Nelson

    Meth is a helluva drug.

  • demidaemon

    I can’t even see past the hair. It is so distracting and so bad.

    • livesarah

      I had to scroll back up when they mentioned the shoes. I didn’t even notice the shoes!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Is that her hair? I’ve never seen her before, but it looks like a wig.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Honey, I’d suggest toner for the hair – but perhaps clippers would be better!

  • NinjaCate

    Yeah is she a natural blonde? I HATE HER BLONDE. I kind thought the outfit was cute though.

  • Dany

    Bless her heart, but Anna Nicole Smith chic is not a look to aim for.

  • DagnyReardon

    I cannot disagree with a word our uncles have said here. The trailer park called, they want you back Taryn.

  • Yoshio

    I tried to resist this but…meth head recovery Stage 3

    • TwiddlyStun

      This comment reflects my last thoughts on scrolling down through the photos!

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Is the hair for her part as Pennsatucky? Or some other part? Because if not… ::shiver::

    Instantly thought Golden Girls when I saw that shirt.

    • TwiddlyStun

      This comment reflects my first thoughts on seeing the photos…

  • snarkykitten

    Did Pennsatucky get another slick lawyer to dress her up or…?

  • DesertDweller79

    I do not understand what is going on with her hair. It makes no sense! Aaaaaahhhhh!

  • bringbackbeatles

    Love the shoes and shades, plus pants are fine. Top and hair is awful! The top is like golden girl crossed with alien. The way it’s pleated in the middle makes it look like her chest is opening up. I bleached my hair at home once and it was way better than this. Are we sure this isn’t for her part?

  • quiltrx

    Wow…she wasn’t exactly gorgeous in the Hustle & Flow days, but she definitely had a look worth noticing, you know? There was something appealing about her. That hair is dreadful…and something seems ‘off’ about her face, almost unwell-looking.

    • in a pickle

      I second that. There’s something very red flag going on there- I’ve seen that look before and it doesn’t herald good news for the person wearing it.

  • My first reaction was “Damn, give her a cigarette, a beer, some tacky-ass glasses and park her in front of a Bingo hall in Ft. Lauderdale; she’ll fit right in.”

  • Tee

    I sure hope that hair is for a role because the only reason to have that hair is if someone is paying you to wear that bird nest for a role.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Hahhahah… Yeah I got that blouse at JC Pennny’s and then thought what the hell!?!? And gave it away. Is that a wig? Is is possible that she’s in 1/2 OITNB character? The hell is RIGHT!

  • John11581

    Like the Beehive, the Bouffant, and the Pageboy before you, I christen thee “the Mistake”. She’s giving Gaga’s wigs a run for their money.

  • i have no idea who she is or what that thing on her head is.

  • Are we sure that is not a wig? And maybe they are hiding the fact that she shaved her head for the show or something. It sits funny on her head.