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Entries by Vanity Fair from 08/2012

Pickup Lines for Your Next Mars-Rover-Related Party

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Comedy

Last night astrological enthusiasts gathered at "Curiosity-landing parties" to party and watch Curiosity land. Here is a sampling of Curiosity-landing-party pickup lines, archived for purposes of science.

Clint Eastwood and Jenna Jameson Endorse Mitt Romney with Varying Degrees of Flattery, Class

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

"When you're rich, you want a Republican in office," Jameson said while sipping champagne in a VIP room at Gold Club in San Francisco. And that, Clint Eastwood, is how you really endorse Mitt Romney.

Obama Labels Mitt 'Romney Hood'

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

President Obama's new nickname for Romney will not eclipse the genius of Pleasantville extra Tim Pawlenty, but it's pretty good.

Billionaire Conservative Financiers Shift Character Attacks from President Obama to Zach Galifianakis

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Camp Koch has responded to Galifianakis's $0 attack on the brothers' characters in an awesomely catty statement suggesting that someone in Camp Koch has viewed The Hangover Part II.

The 5 Most Shocking Salary Revelations About 2012's Top-Earning TV Stars

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment

Disheartening news for anyone who does not earn $12,000 per week: TV Guide's "Television's Highest Paid Stars" report includes some shocking figures that may make you want to travel back in time and choose "television judge" or "monkey actor" as your undergraduate major.

From Kristen Stewart to Angelina Jolie: The Anatomy of a Celebrity Move

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Celebrity

When you're being monitored around the clock by members of the tabloid-press corps and even the contents of a trash bag can make news, how do you securely open up your house to strangers, evade paparazzi and safely transport your valuables across town?

Shia LaBeouf on Bulking Up for Lawless: "I've Never Had That Kind of Weight on My Chest Before"

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Celebrity

"I had to gain 40 pounds," the actor told VanityFair.com about the Lawless role. "That was probably the most physically arduous; you know, I've never had that kind of weight on my chest before. It's something to get used to."

Seth Meyers on Who Will Play Paul Ryan on Saturday Night Live: "We've Got a Real Horse Race"

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment

What are the chances that Seth Meyers, who also has the blue eyes, boyish face, and skill to pull off the role, would elect himself to step away from the anchor desk and channel Paul Ryan?

People "Like" Paul Ryan on Facebook; Dislike Him in Other Contexts

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

We've already seen hard evidence that people do not much care for Paul Ryan, so how about we now review some contradictory information, courtesy of the Romney campaign, that people just love Paul Ryan?

Jerry Seinfeld Would Host the Oscars... Under a Few Conditions

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

Earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon revealed that 2013 would not be his year to headline the Oscars. But whose year will it be?

Tom Hanks' New Project: JFK Indie Drama

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment

Now Tom Hanks is set to contribute his own John F. Kennedy project to the already sizable film canon dedicated to the 35th U.S. president.

The 10 Most Miserable-Sounding Events at the Republican National Convention

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

We've ranked the ten most miserable in ascending order of anticipated abject horror.

FOOD PORN: From Farm To Table With Chef Alice Waters

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Taste

Alice Waters, a founder of America's farm-to-table movement, gives us a peek into her daily culinary life, sharing shots of fresh fish from her trip to Morocco, colorful Indigo Rose tomatoes, and a Bastille Day display at Chez Panisse that looks entirely like a Renaissance-era painting.

The Most Popular Swag at the Republican National Convention Romney/Ryan Store in Tampa

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

There is an Official Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Store amidst the bowels of the Republican National Convention. It is right between an empty space that should serve Red Bull and a second empty space where bowls of anti-anxiety medication ought to be.

How Is the Television Broadcast of the R.N.C. Faring? A Review of G.O.P. Production Values

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

As theater, this convention feels forced and conflicted. Its pieces don't quite come together. Maybe it's actually a perfect reflection of the candidate? But some good news for the G.O.P.: ratings are up slightly over 2008.

No. 2 Takes the Spotlight in Tampa; Who's in Charge Now?

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Wednesday was not just Paul Ryan's night. It was an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual truth: this entire G.O.P. gathering is really his convention, much more than Mitt Romney's.