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Daughter of Major Trump Ally: Please Vote for Biden

Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy, wants to get rid of 'toxic' Trump administration

(Newser) - At least one Giuliani won't be voting for President Trump, and she's urging others to follow her lead. Caroline Rose Giuliani, the youngest child of former New York City Mayor and Trump ally Rudy Giuliani, writes in an opinion piece for Vanity Fair that she'll be casting... More »

Winslet Takes 'Responsibility': 'What the F--- Was I Doing?'

Actress expresses regret for working with Woody Allen, Roman Polanski in frank 'Vanity Fair' chat

(Newser) - Kate Winslet is dealing with quarantine just like most of us are, but she's fully aware that she's not like most of us. "I'm trundling along with life," she tells Vanity Fair in what the magazine calls a "wonderfully frank, free-roaming conversation" this week.... More »

Breonna Taylor Gets 2 Big Tributes

She's on the cover of 'Vanity Fair' and Oprah's magazine

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor posthumously covers Vanity Fair's September issue , the magazine tweeted Monday. The issue, titled "The Great Fire" and guest edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will feature Taylor's story as told by her mom Tamika Palmer; the Louisville EMT was fatally shot by police officers who entered her... More »

Joaquin Phoenix Takes on the Controversy Over Joker

The actor talks about his embrace of the dark side

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix has never been shy about going to the dark side. But with critics saying the actor's new movie, Joker , glorifies angry loners—the kind who shoot up movie theaters—he talks to Joe Hagan for Vanity Fair about playing the role and coping with other dark stuff... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

Miley Issued an Apology in 2008. Now She's Taking It Back

Cyrus tweets defiant message on Twitter regarding controversial 'Vanity Fair' pic

(Newser) - It started out as what Billboard deems a "trip down memory lane" on Sunday, as Miley Cyrus posted pictures of herself as a kid on Twitter. But by late afternoon, a more defiant tweet had emerged, referencing something from a decade earlier. Cyrus posted a picture of a 2008... More »

Recording Captures Captain's Last Words on Sinking Ship

'It's time to come this way!' El Faro captain calls to struggling man; all 33 aboard the ship died

(Newser) - The cargo ship El Faro went down in a hurricane near the Bahama Islands in 2015, and none of the 33 people aboard survived. Now Vanity Fair is out with a gripping account of the ship's final hours, based on recordings from the bridge salvaged from the ocean floor.... More »

Magazine Removes Franco From Hollywood Group Shot

While Oprah and Reese Witherspoon address extra limbs

(Newser) - The new Vanity Fair cover salutes "12 Extraordinary Stars, One Momentous Year" for Hollywood, but the original cover actually had 13 stars. The magazine digitally removed James Franco at the last minute because of his sexual harassment controversy , reports the Hollywood Reporter . "We made a decision not to... More »

Vanity Fair's Clinton Jokes Flop, Internet Pounces

'Attempt at humor' viewed as sexist, ageist

(Newser) - Vanity Fair's new editor-in-chief has kicked off her tenure with a scandal. The magazine issued an apology Wednesday, four days after a video mocking Hillary Clinton drew outrage on social media, per Deadline . In it, six editors suggest New Year's resolutions for the 2016 presidential candidate while holding... More »

Melania Trump Never Thought He'd Win

'She didn't want this come hell or high water,' an insider tells 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Count Melania Trump among those surprised that her husband won the presidency. A profile of the first lady at Vanity Fair quotes two insiders who say that Melania gave Donald Trump an ultimatum of sorts: Either run for the presidency or stop brooding about it. "She was very clearly... More »

Meet the New Vanity Fair Editor

Radhika Jones will succeed Graydon Carter

(Newser) - Condé Nast announced Monday who will be taking over one of the top gigs in publishing—the editor-in-chief position at Vanity Fair, from which Graydon Carter is stepping down after 25 years. Radhika Jones will succeed him at the helm starting Dec. 11; she will be the magazine's fifth... More »

Ronan Farrow in Running to Take Over at Vanity Fair

He's reportedly a contender to take over for Graydon Carter

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow made his name in journalism as the author of a bombshell investigative report that helped bring down Harvey Weinstein. Now the Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is on the short list to land a plum position in the industry: as editor of Vanity Fair. It is by no... More »

The Pathos- Driven Rise of Kate McKinnon

In 'VF' interview, 'SNL' comedian touches on empathy she drew on to play Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is dressed down ("real-person down," without makeup and in sneakers and a baggy tee) and skittish like a cat, reacting so warily to her interview with Lili Anolik for Vanity Fair that Anolik realizes she's "going to have to approach her slowly, carefully, no... More »

One of the Top Gigs in Publishing Is About to Open Up

Graydon Carter is leaving 'Vanity Fair' after 25 years at the helm

(Newser) - The New York Times says it's not so much a "changing of the guard," but a "regal passage." Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair for the past quarter-century, is stepping down in December, vacating one of the most sought-after positions in publishing. "I... More »

Jolie on Vanity Fair Coverage: 'I Am Upset'

Says story about casting children for her new film was misrepresented

(Newser) - A Vanity Fair interview with Angelina Jolie made headlines last week for a range of items, including the revelation she'd developed Bell's palsy last year. But one nugget in particular caught people's attention: how she allegedly cast kids for her new Netflix movie, First They Killed My ... More »

Jolie Makes Surprising Health Reveal in Vanity Fair

She developed Bell's palsy last year

(Newser) - First Brad Pitt dished to GQ ; now Angelina Jolie is spilling to Vanity Fair. In a September cover story for the latter, Jolie speaks on her upcoming projects, domestic life, and (of course) her ex, with the Hollywood Reporter noting the "actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and mother of six" has... More »

Pregnant Serena Poses Nude for Vanity Fair

Williams' 'full love story' with fiance Alexis Ohanian is offered up in magazine

(Newser) - Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair , the AP reports. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach prominently on display. The magazine unveiled the cover... More »

The Seedy Underside of the '60s Surf Scene

'Vanity Fair' peeks into life of legendary Miki Dora, and the 'lost boys' who followed him

(Newser) - Three teens featured in a 1961 Life magazine article thrust California surfing life into the spotlight, a seemingly carefree existence of surf, sand, and sun. But as Sheila Weller explores in Vanity Fair , there were darker undertones floating underneath the Malibu surfing scene, an "underground saga" that often masked... More »

Elon Musk Is Quite Frightened of the Robots Taking Over

He's '[cueing] the scary organ music' on artificial intelligence: 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - While Elon Musk embraces the sci-fi nature of colonizing other planets, he's not exactly a superfan of the sci-fi concept of robot overlords. The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX is terrified of artificial intelligence, Maureen Dowd reveals in Vanity Fair , and doesn't think Silicon Valley should be... More »

'Too Big to Fail' for NBC: Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer

'Vanity Fair' examines network's personality-driven blueprint with 2 major stars in the mix

(Newser) - The news that Megyn Kelly would be leaving Fox and settling down at NBC surprised many (especially, apparently, Tamron Hall ), but in a piece for Vanity Fair , Sarah Ellison moves the story forward, exploring what she calls NBC's "star power as business model" gamble. The crystal ball... More »

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