On Oscar night you can’t have your average run-of-the-mill photobooth. Especially when you’re Vanity Fair and hold one of the most exclusive and hottest parties. The publication enlisted frequent GQ contributor Mark Seliger to snap some of the celebrities who attended their annual fete.
“As guests leave the red carpet and enter the main #vfoscarparty space, they’ll have the option to stop by the studio and stake a claim to immortality — or at least strike a few portfolio-style poses.” – Vanity Fair explains about their photobooth
Who chose the option to be immortalized? Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Adam Levine, Karlie Kloss and Monica Lewinsky to name a few.
Speaking of the latter, how did the former White House intern snag an invite to the party? I’d like some tips on how to crash this party one day :) Check out more photos below Vanity Fair shared on their Instagram account.
People magazine’s reigning “Sexiest Man Alive” is officially a DILF ya’ll. Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum welcomed their first child, daughter Everly, just a few days ago. Congratulations to the new parents.
In anticipation of his impending fatherhood, the 33-year-old actor sat down with Vanity Fair for their July 2013 issue to discuss his father and his parenting skills and why he won’t medicate his own children if they have any learning disabilities. And in a seemingly unrelated random topic, Channing talks about Justin Bieber. Check out his thoughts on the “Boyfriend” singer below, along with photos captured by Bruce Weber at One Gun Ranch in Malibu California. If you’re an animal lover and wanna see Tatum wear chaps and ride horseback, you’ll enjoy the video.
“I don’t think you can prepare. It’s a bit of a freestyle.”
If you read my post about the gay couple being asked to leave a shopping mall due to PDA, you know I referred to that incident as one of the most ridiculous things I’ve read recently. Correction. This insane comment by Taylor is now officially the most absurd thing I’ve read.
At this year’s Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teased Taylor Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son. Apparently, T. Swizzle can’t take a joke. The 23-year-old singer revealed to Vanity Fair that the slam at her was an act against feminism. LOL.
“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,’” – Taylor Swift
Totally cuckoo right? I’m sure this situation isn’t one where Couric would think the quote is applicable. Out of all the jokes delivered by Fey and Poehler that night, the one directed at Swift was the least offensive.
So, let me get this straight. It’s okay for her to write songs thinly-disguised as tell-alls about her various liaisons, but it’s not right for others to call her out on it. Someone needs to take themselves less seriously. Swift also goes on to say that the fact that she’s so open in her lyrics should be celebrated, not ridiculed.
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her,” she says, “I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated — a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way — that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.” – Taylor Swift
My favorite issue of any month of any publication is here. Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue is one I look forward to all year long. Typically, they gather a group of talented actors to pose for an epic photo shoot with an iconic photographer. This year, the famed Bruce Weber snapped the cover and the inside editorial which was more monumental than previous years. Reportedly, a whopping 75 different celebrities posed for 100+ photos for this year’s theme of “Adventures in Hollywood.”
Receiving the huge honor of gracing the cover (and not in the flap) are Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper. While not one of my favorite covers, I like the fun aspect of Emma in the middle while Ben and Bradley wear a bear suit and gorilla costume respectively. This is the first time for both Affleck and Cooper to make the cover, but second for Stone. The Easy A actress first appeared in 2010′s “It Girls” theme shoot. Back then, Stone was hanging around with Evan Rachel Wood and Anna Kendrick on the third flap of the extended cover.
Speaking of the 2010 issue, that year received numerous complaints for being too whitewashed. I’m sure the 19th annual Hollywood edition will also raise some eyebrows. Two women of color made the cover, but in the second and third flap. Find out who they are below, along with all the previous eighteen VF Hollywood Issue covers.
This coming January 2013 is Vanity Fair‘s first ever comedy issue and it’s guest edited by Judd Apatow. For the issue, Apatow brought together his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. There are three different covers to this issue, with four different comedians looking fabulously funny on each. I’ve included all three of them below and you can vote for which one you like best.
This is only the third time since Graydon Carter became the editor of the magazine 20 years ago that someone has been a guest editor. The last guest editor was Bono when he guest-edited the Africa issue in July of 2007. Before that, Tom Ford guest-edited a Hollywood Portfolio in March of 2006. With the comedy genre booming these days, Carter felt like it was the perfect time for such an issue and that Judd Apatow was the perfect choice for the job.
In the first cover shown above, Jim Carrey is dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph is doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell is done up like a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Check out the other two covers below, featuring comedians like Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and more.
Poor Lindsay Lohan. While her star plummeted beyond repair since Mean Girls, Amanda Seyfried’s has skyrocketed to the moon and beyond. The girl who had ESPN and could fit her entire fist in her mouth is a major A-list actress now, landing coveted role after another in major movies.
Speaking of movies, the first reviews are in… Les Miserables is fantastic. The studio held its first screening in New York on Friday and won over the audience. Some are claiming it’s the best musical since Chicago and a definite contender this upcoming awards season. I.CANNOT.WAIT to see it. I’m already prepping myself to cry a couple of times during it.
Since Anne Hathaway scored a photo spread and cover for Vogue this month, it’s only fitting Seyfried lands her own fashion editorial. The 26-year-old actress dazzles in some of the hottest looks from this season’s couture collections. Photographed by Simon Emmett and styled impeccably by Hannah Teare, Amanda serves major romantic glamor in each photo. Check out a few of my favorites below.
Ricky Martin and his partner Carlos González recently posed for Vanity Fair Spain with the twins for their upcoming April issue. This is the first time the two have officially posed with the twins. In the article, Rick talks about his decision to be open and honest with his twins as they grow up, his Spanish citizenship, and the woman who carried his twin boys.
When it comes to becoming a citizen of Spain to marry his partner Carlos, the mag asked how he felt the chance that same-sex unions could be repealed as it is currently being challenged before the Constitutional Court. Ricky responds, “if they touch” that legislation, he said, “now, as a Spanish citizen, I would stand up and unite with my community.”
And as for the birth mother of the twins? Vanity Fair asks him about his “womb for rent” – a statement to which he quickly rejects. “I saw the photo and I said to myself: Who is this woman, so angelic, so transparent? I did not rent a womb. The fundamental conservatives use that expression. They loaned me an abdomen. I didn’t pay for it,” the singer confesses, adding that “I would give my life for the woman who helped me bring my sons into the world.” See their photos below.
One of my favorite yearly special issues is out. Sooooooo excited. Vanity Fair gathered “11 Thoroughly Modern Actresses” for their annual Hollywood Issue. Last year, Annie Leibovitz was the creative force behind the stunning cover featuring the likes of Anne Hathaway, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. For the first time ever, famed-fashion photographer Mario Testino took the helm for an equally gorgeous photograph.
This time around, Vanity Fair opted to keep it ladies only and chose eleven fresh young stars to keep an eye on in 2012. Dressed in pastel satin dresses, the starlets evoke a 20s boudoir feel with its Art Deco set. A few years ago, the publication was criticized for it’s annual Hollywood issue for being “too white”. Even though, two actresses of color were included, I’m certain some critics will cite there isn’t enough diversity. You can never please everyone.
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Jessica Chastain (The Help) were the lucky actresses to land the first panel of the issue. While it’s an honor to be included in the Hollywood issue, I’m sure all the other actresses secretly hoped they would be above the fold and not shuttled back to the third panel. Continue reading to find out who ended up there for the 2012 cover. Plus check out all of Vanity Fair’s previous Hollywood Issue covers below.