Miley Cyrus doesn’t worry about yesterday. She doesn’t even care about tomorrow. And she certainly isn't losing any sleep over a scantily clad photo of herself published 10 years ago. Earlier this week, the pop singer retracted her apology for a controversial photo published in Vanity Fair back in 2008. Her curt Twitter retort still stands: "IM NOT SORRY. Fuck YOU." But there’s more. In a Tuesday night interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Cyrus took a swipe at The New York Post, the POTUS, and everyone who points the finger of shame. "I never really keep track of the years that have gone by since something like this," she said, with a nod to a printout of the resurfaced Post headline about the photo shoot. "A lot of things have changed and I think the conversation has changed a lot. ... Sure, some people thought I did something wrong in their eyes. But I think it was really wrong of someone to put on top of … [Read more...] about Miley Cyrus Defends Retracting Apology for Controversial ‘Vanity Fair’ Portrait
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A comedy writer who once was approached to appear on the Today show after she’d written an article about workplace discrimination claims Matt Lauer joked with her about having sex with interns. In her new book Just the Funny Parts . . . and a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club, comedy writer Nell Scovell disclosed that Lauer sought an interview with her after she wrote a Vanity Fair article back in 2009 discussing the poor treatment of women working on The Late Show With David Letterman. The book – excerpted by Vanity Fair in advance of the book’s release in March – reveals that Scovell initially turned down the interview request, and then Lauer called her personally to try to get her to reconsider. Scovell writes that she looked to decline a second time, explaining to Lauer that “People want to hear about interns in the bedroom, and I want to talk about gender in the writers’ room.” Perhaps … [Read more...] about Matt Lauer Reportedly Made a Joke About Sleeping With Interns to A Writer Fighting Workplace Discrimination
“Let me introduce myself. I’m Ken Starr.” This is apparently how the former special counsel said hello to Monica Lewinsky after finally meeting her—for the first time ever—20 years after the ordeal that nearly destroyed her life. Their chance encounter occurred on Christmas Eve 2017 at a restaurant in New York, she wrote in a new Vanity Fair article. Lewinsky was with her family. Starr was with a small group of friends about to leave when Lewinsky stepped forward to verify if Starr was actually Starr. He was. Writing in about what she learned from the #MeToo movement, Lewinsky used her story about Starr as the lead-in to her wide-ranging essay on power and consent. She writes: Ken Starr asked me several times if I was “doing O.K.” A stranger might have surmised from his tone that he had actually worried about me over the years. His demeanor, almost pastoral, was somewhere between avuncular and creepy. He kept touching my arm and … [Read more...] about Monica Lewinsky Details ‘Creepy’ and ‘Uncomfortable’ Encounter With Ken Starr
Entourage has made a name for itself by having storylines that Hollywood insiders frequently call true to life.PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of THR's 'Entourage' Roundtable But, their August 28 episode, which featured the continuation of Vince's potential Vanity Fair cover storyline, stretched the truth just a bit.COVER STORY: 'Entourage' Secrets From the Boys of Summer In the episode, Vince (Adrian Grenier), who had been interviewed by a particularly good looking Vanity Fair writer, Sophia (Alice Eve) the week before, gets word that the article has been chosen for the cover. Great news. Bad news? Vince and his publicist Shauna (Debi Mazar) get an advanced copy of the story and the actor is described as being an "insecure womanizer." STORY: 'Entourage': 10 Never-Told Secrets Vince is upset and tracks Sophia down at a restaurant and tries (unsuccessfully) to change her mind about his treatment of women -- both for the piece and for his own peace … [Read more...] about ‘Entourage’s’ Vanity Fair Storyline: How Real Was It?
**WARNING: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.** Like a large number of the U.S. population, I bought a ticket to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi for its first showing in my area. This isn’t a new tradition for me—two years ago, I was one of the first to see Poe tell Finn to keep his jacket. Last year, I was in an early audience as Chirrut and Baze protected one another until the very end. The night of Last Jedi‘s opening, I thought I would be one of the first people to see an on-screen Star Wars character identified as canonically queer. After all, multiple signs have pointed to Poe Dameron, gleefully portrayed by Oscar Isaac, being a gay man since the release of The Force Awakens, the character’s first appearance. These signs started with an interview in 2013, when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy highlighted the disparity between Hollywood and society, stating, “There should be many, many more faces of color, many more women, many more gay … [Read more...] about Watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a Heteronormative Society: Why Labels Matter