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Vanity Fair Profile Alleges Wendi Deng Physically Abused Rupert Murdoch

In a Vanity Fair profile of Wendi Deng, the former wife of media titan Rupert Murdoch, Mark Seals details how the pair’s marriage turned for the worse. Not only did Deng appreciate other men — specifically, Tony Blair and his “really really good legs Butt” — but she was allegedly physically abusive toward Murdoch:

It allegedly had gotten physical in early 2011, in [the Murdoch’s] triplex on Fifth Avenue in New York. ‘[Deng] got angry at [Murdoch] and shoved him, and he fell backwards into the piano in the living room and then onto the floor, and he couldn’t get up,’ says an individual to whom Rupert confided at the time. ‘He had to have emergency treatment that night.’ The former News Corp. employee in the U.K. adds, ‘He clearly hurt himself, and he made some excuse that he tripped over something in the office. He made excuses that he wasn’t well. He only talked about what happened later.’

If all of this account is true, it’s no wonder the two split up. It doesn’t seem like there was much there worth saving.

Vanity Fair’s 20th ‘Hollywood Issue’ Features Plenty of Stars

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Issue.” Please leave your “Every Vanity Fair issue is a Hollywood issue” jokes in the comments.

The cover  — featuring a dozen Oscar nominees, including George ClooneyIdris ElbaChiwetel EjioforJulia Roberts and Lupita Nyong’o  was shot by Annie Leibovitz.

The Hollywood issue hits newsstands February 7.

Vanity Fair Under Fire for February Lupita Nyong’o Photo

Was the 30-year-old Kenyan’s skin deliberately lightened? Or was it a matter of too-bright, washed out lighting? That’s the debate raging on Twitter and the Web after Vanity Fair on Wednesday shared a sneak peak of a shot of 12 Years a Slave co-star Lupita Nyong’o featured in the February issue “Vanities” section.

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Vanity Fair Launches Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, a magazine about Hollywood, has launched a new vertical. About Hollywood. “Vanity Fair’s Hollywood” debuted today, and unlike Vanity Fair, it… Okay, it’s the exact same thing as Vanity Fair.

Mike Hogan, digital director for the glossy, tried his best to provide a reason for the new site’s existence. “The idea was to grow VanityFair.com over the course of the next year, and so my suggestion was that we zero in on a few areas where we really have authority and we can win,” he told Capital New York.

Oh! Well that makes sense. And if a Vanityfair.com expansion is the goal, we have some suggestions for other verticals the magazine could try:

      • Vanity Fair’s Kate Middleton
      • Vanity Fair’s Maybe This Person Knew The Kennedys
      • Vanity Fair’s Pictures of People Looking at Pictures of Princess Diana

One-Time Gawker Recapper Richard Lawson Joins Vanity Fair

Forget the recent exit of the Vanity Fair Oscar party from the Sunset Tower. The real Hollywood VF moving and shaking these days is going on in the publication’s Tinseltown editorial ranks.

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As we recently reported, Katey Rich starts December 2 as digital Hollywood editor, based here in New York. When she begins her exciting new duties, she will additionally have at the west coast “bureau” helm former Gawker and The Atlantic Wire writer Richard Lawson. From today’s announcement:

“I couldn’t be more delighted that Richard is joining the team,” digital director Mike Hogan said. “Vanity Fair has always nurtured and celebrated original voices, and Richard’s is both unique and addictive — as the many people here who read him every day can attest. One of them described him as ‘H.L. Mencken if he read US Weekly,’ and I can’t really improve on that.”

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Katey Rich Headed to Vanity Fair

Katey Rich, editor-in-chief of CinemaBlend, is moving on up. After six years with the website, she will come December be trading her Brooklyn home office for the shiny Manhattan digs of vanityfair.com, where she will oversee the Hollywood section and west coast blogger Julie Miller:

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Vanity Fair Publishing Story on Gwyneth Paltrow That She Hates

Vanity Fair is going through with a story on Gwyneth Paltrow that she apparently hates. You never knew the magazine was so gangster, did you?

It all started last year, when Paltrow emailed friends telling them not to cooperate with the glossy for a story about her. More recently, when Graydon Carter — Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief — was asked about the drama, he brushed it off. “In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street,” he explained. “That’s the nature of the beast.”

Why does Paltrow want the article killed? Page Six says it’s because it will speculate that Paltrow had an affair with Miami billionaire Jeff Soffer in 2008. Paltrow has been married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin since 2003.

Whatever the piece reveals, Paltrow’s fuss is one of the main reasons it’s being published. “Well, she sort of forced my hand,” Carter told the Times of London.

Picture Carter rollin.

Graydon Carter Doesn’t Get Out Much

Graydon Carter, the longtime Vanity Fair editor, has been quite busy lately. This year is Vanity Fair’s 100th anniversary, and so countless outlets want Carter to talk about the glossy’s history and its future. During an interview with New York, Carter does that and more. In fact, he sounds like someone who has been doing one thing for so long that he’s lost touch with reality.

Carter said that he considers it “gratifying” to be part of a magazine that has lasted so long, then notes that magazines today must deal with a depressing newsstand market. “Nothing is working right now,” Carter explained. “Nothing. For anybody. It’s like that whole part of the business fell off a bridge, and I don’t think it’s coming back.”

When the subject turns to the city, things go a bit haywire. Carter went to Williamsburg recently and well, you can probably guess how that went.

“Literally I could have been going to Chad,” said Carter. “It was not what I expected. The architecture wasn’t as interesting or as baroque or as industrial — it looked like Queens to me.”

We wonder what people living in Chad have to say about that.

Readers Question Vanity Fair ‘Powers That Be’

It’s one of two lists put forth in the November issue of Vanity Fair under the annual heading of “The New Establishment.”

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The Powers That Be” ranks 25 “members of the power elite [who] demonstrate why they’re not going anywhere soon.” At press time, pretty much all readers who have taken the time to comment have a problem with the list, crowned by cover boy Jay Z and Beyoncé:

DentonFisk: Wow. What a dearth of talent! If this is the best the USA has to offer, we’re done. Most are celebrities for celebrity’s sake. These are the crypt keepers…

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Jay Z Featured on Vanity Fair Cover

Jay Z is featured on the cover of the latest Vanity Fair, and the man looks like he’s loving life. Inside the November issue, the Brooklyn born rapper discusses a wide variety of subjects. Below are some highlights.

On his never-ending love for rap:

I know I said I wouldn’t be doing it when I was 30, so that’s how I know I love it. Thirty years old was my cutoff, but I’m still here, 43 years old.

On Blue Ivy preferring his music to Beyoncé’s:

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