Wow! NSFW — but wow! Emma Stone covers Vanity Fair‘s August issue and looks like a total bombshell. She also gives a really funny interview where she speaks about how she functions in day-to-day life. “I think I’m a Type A personality who’s trying to convince herself she’s Type B”, she revealed. Emma, you’re on the cover of Vanity Fair. That’s Type “Star”. She was also quite nervous getting into a bikini for the cover shoot, joking about how she only wears one-pieces and how her vices aren’t conducive to letting it all hang out. She joked, “That’s pretty much it, the heroin, the sugar, and the wine—nothing too crazy.”
Emma also a recalled a particularly funny incident with a paparazzo where he tried to strike some sort of crazy deal with her. She recounted, “He stands up while I’m walking to my car and is like, ‘Hey, Emma! Listen, I’m going to delete these pics. Here’s my card. If you ever go to the beach with your friends or walk out of your house in your pajamas, call me.” On refusing his card and basically not getting what the hell he was trying to do, she added, “He’s like, ‘But I’m deleting these pictures, see?’ … These guys try to strike up a deal with you so you feel like they’re your friend. I didn’t even know that was a thing — that people would call them.” Perhaps she needs to have a chat with Lindsay Lohan and the like. They’d tell her all about it.
If you had a spare afternoon, you could make a line graph mapping the exact one-to-one correlation between how religious an artist’s upbringing was, and how naked and/or outrageous their acts will be. Madonna, Marilyn Manson, you name it. Lady Gaga just went to a Catholic high school and now she’s in her underwear, growing horns out of her face. Given that her latest song has her “ready for abduction,” it’s not surprising to hear about her evangelical family in Katy Perry’s Vanity Fair article. “I didn’t have a childhood,” the singer says of her strict upbringing, during which her parents allegedly shunned everything secular, from pop music to books other than the Bible. Her mom refused to let Katy uses phrases that even hinted at a satanic origin, like “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” A childhood without deviled eggs? They’re lucky Perry’s Vanity Fair cover has her wearing clothes at all!
Despite Katy Perry’s parents stringent rules, the singer has come to terms with their worldview. “I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,…Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree.” At least until Katy Petty’s mom publishes her memoir, that is. Then if we all listen closely, we can probably hear can the sound of Perry’s chest-mounted chainsaws clicking into place.
We’ll admit that we like it when Katy Perry goes all South-Beach-drag-queen, but as Katy Perry’s Vanity Fair cover reminds us, she does retro ’40s glam even better. Not that Katy looks this flawless as soon as her head leaves the pillow, as husband Russell Brand‘s tweeted photo of Katy Perry without make-up can attest. “We were just messing around,” Perry laughs in the interview. “I didn’t really care. I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that. I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.” Sure, but does Gisele look this good with a bright-red lip? The defense rests.
When Vanity Fair throws a party, everybody comes. So it was no surprise that when they threw a party at the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrities, old and new, and of every profession turned up. Young Hollywood was ably repp’d by Anna Kendrick and Abigail Breslin. Hollywood royalty, on the other hand, included the likes of Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken and director, Ron Howard.
There were designers (Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg), rappers (Pharrell) and supermodels (Helena Christensen) that went as far back as Lauren Hutton, even! From the miscellaneous lot, Jerry Seinfeld, Zach Braff, Martha Stewart, Ed Burns, and Emily Mortimer showed up. Take a look at our gallery to watch the motley crew arriving at the do.
Girl might still be in elementary school, but when Willow Smith poses for Vanity Fair, she’s basically taking you to school. In addition to working it out for photographer Art Streiber in the video above, the littlest diva discusses signing with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label, her album due out in March and the future of her artistic aspirations. Yes, Willow is literally 1/3 of our age, and she’s already fitting business meetings between her graham cracker and juice breaks. “It is very cool, because Jay really welcomes me and makes me feel like the record label is a place where I can have fun and talk about my career,” Willow gushes. “He and his people make me feel like I’m a part of something. And I love Beyoncé—she’s awesome!” If we were Beyoncé, we’d be looking over our shoulder already. Willow isn’t going to settle for less than #1 for long…
Despite the fact that Willow has had massive success before most of us learned to tie our shoes, not everyone thinks someone so young should be dominating show business. Waiting To Exhale author Terry McMillan hit Twitter to criticize the Smith kids, calling out Will and Jada Pickett Smithfor letting Willow and Jaden work at such a young age. “The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad,” McMillan tweeted. “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” The writer has since apologized, but fans on either side of the debate are riled up. So what do you think? Is Willow too young to be making hits? Or did she come out of the womb so fierce, there’s really no point in denying it?
The cheeky cover has the fresh-faced teen with lipstick marks trailing down his cheek right down to his shirt (is that Selena’s shade of lippie?), and it’s heaps better than Bieber’s Toda Teen Star fiasco. The VF article has some insight into the Biebs brain, more importantly about what he thinks about himself. The Biebs reveals that he’s, “… crazy, I’m nuts. Just the way my brain works. I’m not normal. I think differently—my mind is always racing. I’m just…nuts. But I think the best [musicians] probably are.”
See more great quotes from the Bieb after the jump.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Lohan interview without some family finger-pointing though. Despite the fact that Lindsay admits “I was irresponsible. And I’m not making excuses,” she does say that some of the blame lies with her father, Michael. She says “I think if anyone should be looked at medically it’s him. He has such a big chemical imbalance at this point because of all the things he’s done to himself. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.”
Lindsay claims that during her irresponsible days, she was just doing what any college-aged kid would do. Any millionaire college kid, that is. “I was experimenting. I was doing certain things that people do 10 times more of when they’re in college…I didn’t have any structure. In the beginning, I had structure, and then I lost all the structure in my life. I think a lot of it was because when I was doing my first slew of movies, it was very go-go, and I had a lot of responsibility, and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I was 18, 19 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with a ton of money.”
Valid points, all of them. We’d certainly be going the escapist route if Michael Lohan was our dad. She finally admits that her career, as much of a joke as it’s been lately, is the most important thing to her. She explains “I want the respect I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway.”
It’s not fun, that’s why you do it every night! And as for a respectable career, your plastic lips to the party-gods’ ears, Linds.
Tired of Bella hogging the spotlight? Then check out this month’s issue of Vanity Fair which features the rest of the women of Twilightwho are all looking pretty gorgeous, and they don’t seem to have a problem being photographed. The vampires vamp it up for the magazine, combining old Hollywood glamour with blood-red bridesmaid dresses (except for Nikki Reed, who’s pretty in purple).
For interviews with the cast and a video of the photo shoot, check out the Vanity Fair website. Best line of the article? Ashley Greene saying “You don’t have to be psychic to know how this movie’s going to do.” Rim shot!
The world’s most expensive (and gorgeous) soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is not too happy with Vanity Fair. The Real Madrid star is fuming because he posed for a cover with photographer Annie Leibovitz, which he striped down to his underpants for. To show how ripped he was, something us very grateful folks can see in the Emporio Armani underwear ads he posed for too.
Emma Watson will always be Hermione Granger to us, but in reality, the nineteen-year-old is not a magic-prone Muggle-born who’s hopelessly in love with Ron Weasley, she’s just a college student with a ginormous paycheck. The Brown University freshman explained to Vanity Fairwhat it was like attending her first frat party on campus and while the details are all too familiar to us, she was not impressed.
“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these,” she said. Oh right, because British teen movies never have parent-less house parties where kids drink pale yellow beer out of Solo Cups. Actually, we’ve never seen a British teen movie, do those exist? (And also, might we suggest a new slogan to the good people at Solo? “Official sponsor of American underaged drinking”!)
Watson had some initial reluctance about the college experience, saying “I was scared before I came to Brown—that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a career and a normal life]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both. [I was afraid they’d think], You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?” but now feels right at home on campus. But you can bet that after reading this, all the girls on her hall are going to come in asking to borrow one of her free handbags. That’s what normal girls do. [Photo: Getty Images]