Photographer Mario Testino channeled the Jazz Age for his three-panel foldout in the Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood issue. Eleven of Hollywood’s hottest actresses appear on the cover: Brit Marling, Rooney Mara, Lily Collins, Mia Wasikowska, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Paula Patton, Jessica Chastain, Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen and Adepero Oduye.
Jessica Diehl, the fashion and style director of Vanity Fair, opted for pastel gowns from the Spring/Summer 2012 season and plenty of feathers to complete the retro boudoir aesthetic. Check out the full three-page foldout and some close-ups below, courtesy of Just Jared. Which starlet looks best in this shot?
What’s George Clooney‘s biggest fear in life? “Hurting someone,” the actor admitted in the February 2012 issue of Vanity Fair. Clooney also revealed that if he were to be reincarnated, he’d like to come back as his dog, as “he lives better,” and that the trait he most dislikes about himself is his “reaction to criticism.”
Clooney shares the cover of Vanity Fair with two other leading men — Daniel Craig and Matt Damon — who also share unusual tidbits about themselves in the magazine. Craig, for example, doesn’t like his knees, while Damon says that his marriage is his greatest achievement. …Read More
Lady Gaga lets writer Lisa Robinson into her childhood home for an insightful piece in Vanity Fair January 2012 — the same issue that features Tony Bennett‘s nude sketch of the singer. The Mother Monster poses for a dramatic shoot in New York City with Annie Leibovitz, but it’s the quotes from her interview with Robinson that are most fascinating.
Surprisingly, Lady Gaga thinks about her fans when her romantic relationships are souring: “When I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, ‘What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on?’ And then I get out. [My fans] saved me from myself, because they would never allow it — the same way I would never allow anything to hurt them.”
She also divulged the nexus of her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. “I thought it would be an interesting cultural exercise to create someone [who's] not me,” she explained, “[someone] infinitely more relatable than me.”
Check out more photos of Lady Gaga in the Vanity Fair January 2012 issue below.
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the nude sketch of Lady Gaga that Tony Bennett drew after their recording session for “The Lady is a Tramp”; that drawing will soon be auctioned for charity.
Bennett originally drew Gaga for a feature in the Vanity Fair January 2012 issue. It’s signed “Benedetto,” the name Bennett uses to sign his artwork.
Proceeds from the sketch’s sale will be split evenly between the musicians’ charities, which are Exploring the Arts and Born This Way. Bidding starts at $5,000, and the auction will end on Dec. 19. Do you dare bid on this semi-risque piece of art?
Scarlett Johansson, cover model of the Vanity Fair December 2011 issue, bares all about her nude photo leak earlier this year in the magazine’s accompanying interview.
“They were sent to my husband,” she said, adding, “There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno… although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”
She also discussed the emotional impact of working on TK during her divorce from Ryan Reynolds, revealing, “I didn’t really know what to do with myself. It was such a strange time. There was nothing that was interesting to me. I had a very public separation. It was difficult. I felt very uncomfortable.”
Check out more photos of Scarlett Johansson from the Vanity Fair December 2011 shoot, which were captured by Mario Sorrenti, below.
Angelina Jolie is a bit of an enigma, but there are four things we can definitely tell you about her. She IS on the cover of the October issue of Vanity Fair. She is NOT marrying Brad Pitt in the near future. She is NOT pregnant. And she is NOT adopting… not just yet.
Ange tells the magazine that there is no “secret wedding” in the near future, and adds: “I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment.”
But she is metaphorically giving birth… to a screenplay. She wrote the script for a film called In the Land of Blood and Honey, and she’s going to direct it herself.
She wrote the script while bored and quarantined with the flu, and showed it to partner Brad, who gave her the highest of compliments:
“He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’”
Jolie says she’s been receptive to Pitt’s input to a certain extent, but doubts his ability to judge her objectively. “He’d come in and say what he liked or what he didn’t understand. Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things…It’s hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don’t think he’s a fair judge,” she tells the mag.