Thomas Keller Restaurant Group executive pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel received an early introduction to the culinary realm. "My aunt used to own a restaurant, so I spent a lot of time there," he explains. "I was very attracted to the environment and felt comfortable there." At 16 years old, he took ... More >>
Katy Perry makes headlines every time she talks about her boobs, so maybe that's why she brings up her Big Gulps in nearly every interview. Here she is in February's GQ Magazine: "I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, 'God, will you please let me have b ... More >>
"If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward." That is, apparently, what Sarah Jessica Parker once told Vanity Fair, and the store proudly uses the quote as its Twitter bio. It's taken on an unpleasantly ironic twinge in the last day, howeve ... More >>
Sofia Coppola discusses The Bling Ring
The singer of hurt feelings--sort of the mini-me of Adele--is not in on the jokes about her love life. For one thing, she tells Vanity Fair that a lot of her alleged romances that are discussed in the tabs are guys she simply said hello to. They've made her a fictional character!
Djuna Barnes's journalism career goes on display
Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried somewhere deep inside their cell phones.)
This is my confession
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his family
Emma StoneHere are your emma-culate choices: *Emma Stone She scored with sass in Easy A (an overrated film, but she was fine) and now is everywhere, thanks to Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, and a Vanity Fair cover, not to mention the upcoming Spider-Man flick. You'd better get used to her. ... More >>
The newish editor-in-chief of Newsweek is the very famous and talented Tina Brown, who took over when her floundering web project The Daily Beast partnered with the floundering newsweekly. During her editorship, Brown famously made both Vanity Fair and the New Yorker sharper and flashier, and ... More >>
In the age of publishing directly to the Internet, often with little or no editing, sometimes embarrassing things end up underneath the logo of otherwise legitimate news organizations. Though where the Washington Times fits on the legitimacy scale is arguable (see: Sun Myung Moon), a post on ... More >>
Another CIA leak, but prettierNew York Times reporter James Risen could be forced to testify in court about his CIA sources if the government has their way, thereby disregarding everything he's supposed to be protected from as a journalist. Attorney General Eric Holder approved a subpoena ser ... More >>
Annie Leibovitz, struggling artist, has been shooting ads for Disney depicting celebrities as everyone's favorite Disney stars. The Disney Dream Portraits, their official name, kind of look like what would happen if the Vanity Fair Oscar party took place on Halloween. The Disney Parks Blog, t ... More >>
Dan LaceyGraydon Carter, with pancake and fiddle.Today in time-killing speculation: Graydon Carter is or was possibly, maybe interested in taking over Elaine's.
Newsweek, the long-suffering magazine, was purchased by audio equipment billionaire Sidney Harmon way back in mid-2010 and hobbled on, losing employees along the way, but impressively still managing to put out a product every seven days. Then, after months of rumor, Tina Brown came along, joi ... More >>
On the dodgy, opportunistic, truffle-fry-fueled campaign against both Maya and Maya
Steve Jobs has reportedly decreed that no paid newspaper subscribers overseas shall receive a free iPad edition through the App Store because that shorts Apple their 30% cut, according to the Dutch deVolkskrant, as relayed by AppleInsider. This comes on the same day MediaMemo announces that R ... More >>
Never went to J-school In the middle of the week, Vanity Fair made the massive profile, "Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury," available online. Like anything related to the ex-governor and former vice presidential candidate, the article proved to be a lightning rod for for supporters and det ... More >>
It's a great day in politics when the public is accepting of no better a revenge plot than the one Levi Johnston is clearly putting forth at the expense of the Palin family by running for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
The disgraced former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is a monumental dumbass. Not that you didn't already understand this from his appearance on NBC's reality television trainwreck I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, but yeah, this guy had his phone wiretapped by the FBI, and -- as Vanit ... More >>
Anna Holmes just announced on Jezebel.com -- the Gawker Media "ladyblog" she launched as editor three years ago -- that she'll be leaving the site at the end of the month.
You don't have to like it, but you can't knock the hustle: gossip reporting is a New York City institution and rightfully so. Whether they're maneuvering their way onto MTV hit shows or grading Courtney Love's dinner etiquette, the best gossips are always grinding, working the phones and part ... More >>
Like Courtney Love before her, M.I.A. has responded to a less than kind Lynn Hirschberg profile -- Love's in Vanity Fair and M.I.A.'s in this weekend's New York Times Magazine -- the only way she knows how: angry music. Love's band Hole had the bootleg "Bring Me the Head of Lynn Hirschberg," ... More >>
via People Pets/INFFollowing so closely on the heels of the great What-Rich-Guy-Owns-That-Fancy-Apartment? caper that it might actually be stepping on them, we are faced with yet another mystery that calls out for answering. People Pets (yes, that's an offshoot of People People) teases us mer ... More >>
A Korean-born chef who used to work at Le Bernardin is the first food truck cook to be named one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. [Reuters] Why you won't hear Jamie Oliver cursing out any chubby kids in Virginia: "I don't approve of [chefs] who swear... Sometimes you feel it's their ... More >>
Soldiering ain't what it used to be.While you're knocking back shots of Irish whiskey today (and maybe even a briny back to wash each one down), you might do well to spare a thought for the men and women overseas, on a tour of duty in a country that's as dry as a bone.
We thought he looked shaky in early rounds, but it seems Vanity Fair intern Thomas Kaplan has made it through a second day locked in a small room (he calls it a closet) watching cable news -- specifically CNBC, today. "5 p.m.--done!" he tweets. "Your screaming couldn't break me, CNBC! I will be back ... More >>
The Butch is back, with a poster girl
The hand-wringing continues as the Miley Cyrus photo controversy just will not die. Today the Daily News devotes a news story and the “Now” cover to the photo incident, while the Post continues its news coverage of the controversy. Today’s developments include how “Billy Ray Cyrus suffered ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
The Coalition Provisional Authority made 21 shipments of cash, like this one, totaling $11.9 million to Iraq over 14 months, according to Vanity Fair. The feds shipped 281 million individual banknotes or 363 tons of money. Remember those pictures of billions of dollars of U.S. currency, neatly stac ... More >>
The immigrant experience meets generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither
Nearly 100,000 promise to see 'An Inconvenient Truth'
Hastert on tainted money: Okay, okay, I'll give it back
Appetite for instruction: the hungry mind of Edmund Wilson
Heres the Beefcake
While congress is set to sit in judgment of President Clinton, many of its members have their own indiscretions to deal with. Lucky for them Ken Starr isn't investigating them and the notoriously lax ethics committee is.