I love David Bowie so, so, so much. SO much. There’s a David Bowie colony in my heart that takes up most of the left ventricle. I am awed and inspired by his body of work, by the flexibility of his mind, and by his prowess as a performer and as a businessman.
That all being said, he is sometimes unbearably pretentious. Take, for example, his responses to a Proustian personality quiz given to him by Vanity Fair in 2009: Keep reading »
Oh hi, are you tired of Oscar fashion yet? Of course not! Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar party is honestly more of a fashion parade than even the Academy Awards, which only a select group gets to attend, because everyone and their mom and their neighbor and their neighbor’s waxer is invited. I mean, if you didn’t get an invite, you should probably be pretty devastated. Click through to see everyone from Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Poehler, to Diane Kruger, Miranda Kerr and Zooey Deschanel, as well as a couple of choice outfit changes from Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence.
Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood Issue hits stands any day now, but the cover image has already hit the internet. The three-page-gatefold cover (the third page of the gatefold is after the jump) features six Black actors and actresses and six white actors and actresses, the former either indicating that the mag decided to get with the program or a sign that important films starring Black performers were impossible to ignore this year. Regardless, I am pretty damn pleased with this lineup of cover stars, which includes the radiant Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years A Slave”), Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”), and Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”). I am also really digging Jared Leto’s dashing cover look and Bree Larson’s understated beauty. But I could really, really do without Julia Roberts smack dab in the middle, kicking back in Elba’s lap. Not trying to be a hater, but amongst that array of talent, her role in “August: Osage County” wasn’t worthy of the front cover, while Lupita was pushed onto page two. But that’s a fairly minor quibble, I guess. Now, when can I get my hand on a copy so I can absorb every word of that long-awaited Gwyneth Paltrow hit piece? Keep reading »
Calling himself only “Jean Paul,” the photographer who snapped over 1,000 photos over 27 minutes of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson during their now-infamous lunch in London on June 9 is interviewed in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. “I saw her lurch violently backwards,” the paparazzo told the magazine about the incident. “I thought Charles was demonstrating something. It lasted about 30 seconds. Then he did it a second time, and it was so violent, with such force, that her head snapped backwards … I was taking pictures the whole time.” Keep reading »