Someone at The Daily Mail (online, at least) is in love with adjectives, adverbs and all things descriptive.
In a story about Emily Blunt arriving with her husband, John Krasinski, at the National Board of Reviews Award, that person wrote, “Acting as the proud partner, he protectively placed an arm around his pretty wife as he placed his hand above her pert derriere.”
It’s good, people say, to read good writing if you want to improve. Sometimes it’s equally good to read bad writing. Not only do you know what to stay away from, but it never hurts to stumble across something that makes you laugh.