For Social Conservatives, Acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner Is the Apocalypse

The Washington Post has a pretty wonderful story today on how the right wing is reacting to Caitlyn Jenner: awkwardly, in the case of Republicans who’d like to be president someday, or, among pundits, with a full-on, “fling yourself on the floor, pee your pants, hurl your sippie cup and cry for mama”-style tantrum. » 6/05/15 12:50pm 6/05/15 12:50pm

Vanity Fair Pulled a Beyoncé to Keep Caitlyn Jenner's Cover Under Wraps

If you thought Beyoncé was the only game in town who could pull off a massive, undercover project with many hands involved and keep it secret till the end, allow yourself to be reintroduced to Vanity Fair, which managed to keep Caitlyn Jenner’s cover story from prying eyes for months until early this afternoon. » 6/01/15 10:25pm 6/01/15 10:25pm

Caitlyn Jenner's Other Kids Refused to Do Her New Reality Show

The watershed profile that accompanies Caitlyn Jenner’s debut on the cover of Vanity Fair paints a picture of a woman who is happy, healthy, and “finally free” to live her life on her terms. But of course, the path to liberation was long, winding, and hard—and not everything in Jenner’s personal life is perfect. » 6/01/15 4:05pm 6/01/15 4:05pm

Jonah From Veep Practices for the White House Correspondents Dinner


The White House Correspondents dinner—that bizarre annual ritual in which celebrities are smushed in between politicians to temporarily relieve Washington from its own bitter, bloated, halitosis-ridden reality—is tomorrow night, and in a spot-on video spoof for Vanity Fair, Veep star (and friend of Jezebel) Timothy… » 4/24/15 7:30pm 4/24/15 7:30pm

Being Photographed By Annie Leibovitz Sounds Terrible

Sofia Vergara is on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair in a photograph shot by Annie Leibovitz, or as I call her, Anne Geddes But For Adults. In a behind-the-scenes video, Vergara tells everyone what it’s like to work with the esteemed photographer. Out of context, Vergara’s description sounds a lot like a Russ… » 4/08/15 10:10am 4/08/15 10:10am

Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue Only Slightly Less White Than Oscar Race

There are three things that are constants in this cold, suffocating life: death, taxes, and the ghostly whiteness of everyone on Vanity Fair's annual self-congratulatory Hollywood issue. And in its 15th year, on a just-released cover, we've gotten... more of the same. Vanity Fair, old reliable. All-white people in… » 2/03/15 10:50am 2/03/15 10:50am

Evan Rachel Wood Says She ‘Felt Like Meat’ During 2003 VF Photo Shoot

For some of us, Vanity Fair's 2003 "It's Raining Teens" issue, featuring a number of future Hollywood stars, counts as a life event: maybe you were curled up in bed, eagerly flipping through the slippery pages. Maybe that mag felt like all you needed to keep living. Or maybe you were participant Evan Rachel Wood,… » 10/17/14 12:30pm 10/17/14 12:30pm

There's Only One Woman of Color on Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List

Vanity Fair's 2014 International Best-Dressed list is out; as one would expect, the list of the world's 25 best-dressed women is largely a heap of royals and socialites, women who could play those royals and socialites in artful biopics and some ~artsy~ additions to spice things up. And, in case you'd forgotten that… » 8/07/14 6:30pm 8/07/14 6:30pm

Dolce & Gabbana Ask Anna Wintour to Squash Tax Fraud Exposé

Last year in Italy, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana — the designers who founded luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana — were found guilty of tax fraud. Now they're reportedly trying to squash an exposé to be published by Vanity Fair — and asking Condé Nast artistic director (and Vogue editor-in-chief) Anna Wintour… » 8/04/14 3:20pm 8/04/14 3:20pm