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Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Chastain’

Vanity Fair Admits It Made Oscar Season Article Disappear

Sometime between Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, Vanity Fair made a decision that it is today deeply regretting. Perhaps the magazine’s brass figured that by making deputy editor Bruce Handy’s online op-ed about Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain quickly disappear over a weekend, the move would not be noticed.

But in what has to rank as a major embarrassment for editor Graydon Carter, Nikki Finke has caught up to the subterfuge. Hollywood initially played dumb when the journalist inquired, before New York finally fessed up:

Publicists for Sony Pictures and Chastain’s BNC flackery told me it was “not true” that VF deleted the article. But, to its credit, Vanity Fair owned up to it. Explained VF spokeswoman Beth Kseniak: “We took it down because it ran counter to what a number of people at the magazine believed.”

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For Now, Larry Ellison’s Daughter Prefers Twitter Oracle

Megan Ellison, 26-year-old daughter of the third-richest man in America, has so far refused all interview requests. Nevertheless, LA Times reporters Ben Fritz and Steven Zeitchik have managed to put together a solid profile of the moneyed indie producer, beginning with these fabulous first two paragraphs:

She’s a 26-year-old former party girl with social anxiety issues, a motorcycle-riding iconoclast who dropped out of USC and attends meetings in Led Zeppelin T-shirts.

Megan Ellison is also the most powerful new producer in Hollywood, running a burgeoning movie company from her $33 million compound in the hills above the Sunset Strip — and giving a critical boost to the kinds of adult dramas the major studios have all but abandoned.

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Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Drawing Heat Once Again

Vanity Fair‘s 18th annual Hollywood Issue hasn’t even hit newsstands yet and it’s already drawing heat. At issue, once again, is the three-panel fold-out cover, which, this year, features 11 actresses dressed in 20′s glam. The four actresses who made the actual cover–Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain–are all white. Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton, the only non-white women to take part in the shoot, are pictured in the fold-up panels to the right.

Not a big deal? Well, this is about the twelfth time this has happened. Jezebel has a rundown of the various Hollywood Issue covers, and just how many times actors and actresses of color were pushed to the side, off the cover. After about the fourth or fifth time it’s clearly no longer an accident or coincidence.