Our jaws collectively dropped yesterday when we read about Taylor Swift dissing both Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, in her April cover story in Vanity Fair. When asked about the jokes Tina and Amy made about Taylor at The Golden Globes, her answer to the magazine was, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people…Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” Tina and Amy, going to hell? Hells to the no. But Amy’s responding to Taylor Swift’s in a manner that makes the songbird seem like a young, churlish child and we’re applauding, in awe, at the lovely Ms. Poehler for the hilarity and correctness of her answer. She responded to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.” And that’s how it’s done, son. Lighten up, Taylor.
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Olivia Pope, our bad, Kerry Washington took a brief break from saving high powered D.C. clients from their scandals to talk Baldwin. James Baldwin that is. On Scandal she’s always involved in drama — the kind you have when you’re powerful. In real life the 36-year-old’s life is a lot less messy. All the woman who hails from the Bronx wants to do is talk books. And maybe save the world.
For ” target=”_blank”>Vanity Fair‘s 2013 Hollywood issue a crop of Hollywood’s elite sit down with a camera crew to share whatever moves them. The woman whose quiver lip has become famous from Thursday’s debauchery on Scandal, plays dress up in a three and a half mini-short on the importance of reading. Shot in black and white Kerry’s curly tresses are in a poofy up-do. Her love for author James Baldwin seeps through the screen. “I love him. His work is so important,” she says. “I remember stumbling upon him at a time when I was sort of grappling with who was right, Malcolm [X] or Martin [Luther King Jr.]…And then James Baldwin came along in my brain and I thought, ‘Oh exactly. There’s this middle road.’”
We could listen to Kerry intelligently talk about history and literature all day. But we mostly can’t stop gazing at her regal beauty, which is hypnotic. To watch the full video head over to Vanity Fair and look out for their March Hollywood issue that hits stands any day now. Meanwhile be entranced by the allure of Ms. Washington who turned 36 today. Happy Birthday, Kerry!
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This one’s going to be a collector’s item. The legendary photographer, Bruce Weber, has shot Vanity Fair‘s 19th Hollywood Portfolio (out in March) which not only features Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck on the cover, it has a gorgeous spread of stars — 75 in all — in vintage poses inside as well. All of them were photographed in spots that have been featured in some memorable movies making the areas themselves legendary, much like the films they were spotted in. The bed on the cover, for instance, is the bed that’s part of that famous scene in The Godfather (1972), where the movie producer wakes up with his horse’s head in it. And the bed’s in the mansion used in the film as well, so you have the real deal. Some of these photographers are truly breathtaking. Kerry Washington looking like a gorgeous Old Hollywood singer, Olivia Wilde in vintage showgirl gear, Armie Hammer like a lonely ’50s naval captain with a couple of hours to spare before he has to set sail again — Weber’s put together a portfolio that has the sepia tint of Hollywood nostalgia firmly, but perfectly in place. Bella Heathcote and Eddie Redmayne dressed up (and dancing) like Fred and Ginger with a gorilla in their midst is another sight to behold. Make sure you check out the behind-the-scenes shots of celebrities like Selena Gomez and Brad caught between shots.
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We don’t know what our problem is today. Normally we love Jennifer Lawrence‘s brutally honest, self-deprecating sense of humor. Maybe it’s just having been around our families for the holidays, but JLaw’s recent comments to Vanity Fair and South Africa Marie Claire make us want to wrap her in a Slanket and feed her delicious soups while watching our Christmas DVDs. In addition to calling herself “vastly uneducated,” the Catching Fire star told Vanity Fair “There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.” While we all agree medicine and firefighting are pretty much the most important jobs in society, give yourself some credit, Jennifer! You already have an Oscar nomination. How “uneducated” can you be? How meaningless your life goals?
Maybe we’re just still feeling sensitive about Jennifer’s comments to South Africa Marie Claire last week. “I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life,” Lawrence said about her weight. Whaaaaa? JLaw? Chubby? Is there literally no way to stop Hollywood from brainwashing people into thinking they are overweight? Even when those people are literally paragons of physical perfection?
Taylor Swift and Emma Watson aren’t the only celebrities getting double covers in the same month around these parts. Now that the twenty third installment of the James Bond series, Skyfall, is due to release later this month, the martini-swillin’, lady-lovin’ spy is everywhere. And by that we mean, the actor who plays “Bond, James Bond,” Daniel Craig, is everywhere. Hallelujah, right? This month, he covers both British GQ and Vanity Fair‘s November issues, who both have special Bond covers adorning their faces. The magazines have come a little late to the party — Esquire released their Bond October cover with Craig on it back in August! Still, we’re not complaining. The more the merrier! And with Craig hosting Saturday Night Live this week, we’re basically in heaven.
GQ’s really done it in style, though. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bond and the movie’s release, they’ve got special covers for previous James Bonds, before Craig took on the role. Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan all have their own — see the slideshow here. Craig brings up the other Bonds in the amazing Vanity Fair interview saying, “What I’m doing is not what Pierce was doing, and Pierce wasn’t doing what Roger Moore was doing, or what Sean was doing, or what Timothy [Dalton] was doing. Things have changed. It’s just kind of the ride of it. Pierce used to say that it’s like being responsible for a small country. It’s kind of like you have to look after it diplomatically. I kind of get that, but I can’t really say that’s my deal. I’m not going to be the poster boy for this. Although I am the poster boy.” Our favorite bit is when he also reveals, “It’s amazing how many times I’ve sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it’s 11 o’clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over. And it’s like, Really? It’s 11 o’clock! Cheers! I’m not going to drink it.” Not going to lie. We’d drink it if Craig was sitting across the booth.
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Gabby Douglas‘ new Vanity Fair story, in which she discusses being the target of racist bullying from other gymnasts, has certainly opened our eyes. Opened our eyes to how foolish people are acting all the time! In her interview, the Olympic gold medalist says that her fellow gymnasts at Excalibur gym in Virginia Beach not only stole her shirt (“You don’t actually take by mistake someone’s clothes,” she explains) and laughed at her, but that an “Excalibur staff member told her she might want to consider reconstructive surgery on her nose because of its flatness.” Ugh, why was that person even allowed to work with 13-year-old girls in the first place? You can’t go around criticizing their faces! Head Excalibur coach Dena Walker, however, told VF that Douglass nose job claim was “a joke” and accused Gabby of having a “bad attitude.” Do…do people not know what jokes are anymore? Those whole story is giving us a bad attitude.
Despite Gabby’s numerous stories of bullying from her fellow athletes, it seems like the gym is sticking to their claim that Douglas is making all this up for some reason that they have yet to explain to the rest of us. “We did with Gabby far beyond what are our coaches’ duties. We are proud of what we did. How is it possible . . . to not recognize that she reached [her] level with our help, our economic support, our passion and our love?” Excalibur CEO Gustavo Moure told the magazine. We know it’s complicated, but…can’t all those things be true at the same time? *Sigh* We miss the Olympics…
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It looks like two celebs, Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson, who have continued to amuse us (and simultaneously terrify us) with their ridiculous public outbursts and angry rants may be teaming up together. No, this is not to plot a fight against anyone who tries to take a picture of these stars or delay their next epic film. (Though a showdown that involves both of these Hollywood tyrants could be pretty entertaining). Rather, Baldwin told Vanity Fair that he recently invited Gibson to be a guest on his biweekly WNYC podcast called “Here’s the Thing.” Baldwin claims that he wants Gibson on his podscast due to his success in the film industry, not because of his antics broadcasted in the media, “And the only thing I want to ask you about the travails in your life is: What did you learn?” Uh-huh.
In anticipation of the possible podcast, we have put together a list of some differences and similarities between these two Hollywood brawlers. They seem to share more than just their prominent acting careers. Check it out, and see if you can guess who’s who:
Different: One fantasizes about killing Harvey Levin, founder of TMZ.
Similar: Both have been caught on tape ranting angrily to a family member.
Different: One probably doesn’t believe that the Holocaust happened.
Different: One hates Alec Baldwin movies. Read more…
Sofia Vergara looks smoking on the cover of next month’s Vanity Fair Spain, doesn’t she? Oh, sorry, we meant to type “is smoking.” We meant to type “is smoking” and also “baaaaaaaaaarf!” What is up with that lit cigarette, Sofia? What is this, the ’40s? Frankly we’re surprised the Modern Family star agreed to be photographed holding a cancer stick (or, you know, have it Photoshopped into her hand), seeing as how she stars on a wholesome family program and smoking gives you mouth ulcers and death. Is that what you want us to associate with you, Vanity Fair Spain? Because we will do it! You know we will!
Personally, we don’t get what’s wrong with just looking incredible and having a hot body like Sofia does in her Vanity Fair photoshoot video below. Of course, those two things are made incredibly difficult to do by the constant stench of nicotine and two lungs filled with smoke. We’re not trying to be Sofia’s mom here; is her mom this up-to-date on Rihanna’s 17 tattoos? No. We’re just saying that smoking makes your teeth turn into corn kernels and your organs die. And we don’t want Sophia Vergara’s organs to die! We will not stand for it!
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We didn’t think that anyone would be able to top Kristen Stewart on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July issue in the glam stakes. But this inside spread of Elizabeth Banks as the original glam girl — Marilyn Monroe — could give Ms. Stewart a run for her money. Banks does a fantastic job in recreating Monroe. Kudos to the makeup, hair and styling teams because the looks are spot-on. The reason for the homage is because the actress is going to be reading out Monroe’s letters in the upcoming documentary Thoughts from Fragments.
Banks also chats a little bit about her career with the magazine. Of her character, Wendy, the perky breast-feeding expert, in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, she says, “I knew where all the jokes were with Wendy. She was breezy to play.” She considers romantic comedy to be her strong suit and reckons that her career started “at the exact wrong time” in 2001, as the genre took a nose-dive that year. Luckily enough, that means she’s had the chance to act across the board and explore different characters instead. “I’ve put in a lot of time, but because I’ve worked in so many different genres and with so many different types of people, I’ve managed to stay a little bit fresh and a little new, which is rare when you’re in your 30s,” she reveals. We concur. Banks is always a treat to watch!
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We can’t stop staring at this photograph of Kristen Stewart on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July issue. It positively drips glamor! And it’s not like we’ve been starved of gorgeous K.Stew images around these parts. She’s been covering every possible magazine for the last couple of months, and each new one has been a completely different, awesome, look. Remember the recent Interview stunner with Charlize Theron? Or the chic drag shots in Elle? Let’s not forget how louche and sexy the Jalouse cover with Garrett Hedlund was, as well. But this one for Vanity Fair, we reckon, is in a league of its own. More so, because of the interview, which has a fair share of fighting words from the actress.
“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I get some serious sh— about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker!” Kristen says, adding, “That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like sh— in half my photos, and I don’t give a f—. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving s— eaters who want to turn truth into sh—. Not that you can say that in Vanity Fair!” She did say it in Vanity Fair and we’re applauding her for saying it.
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