Maybe the real lesson learned from all of this isn’t that Miley Cyrus is a lil’ trampy for 15, or that her parents were remiss, or that Disney needs to chill the hell out. Maybe it’s that Annie Leibovitz is played out. [Comedy Central: The Colbert Report] Keep reading »
Alright guys, what do you think of this whole Miley Cyrus/Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz debacle? To refresh: Leibovitz shot the pop star for the magazine draped only in a sheet, very little makeup, and tossled hair. No matter which way you cut it, the photo certainly is provocative. It’s also beautiful, but really, wouldn’t expect anything less from a photographer of Leibovitz’s caliber. All that said, Cyrus is 15-years old. Regardless of whether her minders or grandmother or parents were at the shoot, isn’t it kind of…odd…for a magazine or a photographer to suggest sexy look in the first place? Keep reading »
One of our favorite Saturday Night Live characters ever was Debbie Downer, played beautifully by Rachel Dratch. New York asked her how she felt about being left out of Vanity Fair‘s “Women in Comedy” story and she replied, “Dude, that was a dark day. I was like, ‘Oh, there’s everyone I worked with.’” Honestly, we didn’t realize Rachel was left out at the time (we were too busy being excited that Amy Sedaris was included!), but now we’re pissed. Is Jezebel right in pointing out that Vanity Fair only considers you funny enough for a feature if you’re traditionally pretty too? Now that is a downer. [New York] Keep reading »
Who says women aren’t funny, indeed. Even the cover for the current issue of Vanity Fair (typically kind of a snoozefest, in our opinion) is funny, as Saturday Night Live‘s Amy Poehler gently cups Tina Fey’s breast. The inside photos feature even more hysterical ladies, like our fantasy best girlfriend, Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, and Jenna Fischer, all proving that, yes, women are effing hilarious and that there’s nothing sexier than a person who can make you laugh until you pee your pants. Check out some knee-slappin’ moments from behind the scenes of the momentous VF shoot, after the jump…
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We’ve got an itty-bitty secret hate of Katherine Heigl in our heart, so imagine our dismay when we discovered that she kinda, sorta agrees with one half of our opinion on her last movie Knocked Up. In the new issue of Vanity Fair, the Grey’s Anatomy actress [Seriously, is there a worse TV show on right now? We know it's targeted at...well, us, but it seriously sucks.] confesses that she doesn’t think so highly of the film that made her pay scale go from $300,000 per picture (what she was paid for Knocked Up to $6 million (her paycheck for January’s 27 Dresses).
“It was a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys…I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”
We totally agree with her assessment, but it’s kind hard to pat on the back for it — after all, she did read the script before accepting the project and she had no problem promoting the film she’s suddenly now not so proud of. The check must have cleared! [E! Online and Vanity Fair] Keep reading »