Photography by Mark Seliger
Each year, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, celebrities line up to be photographed in the Vanity Fair Celebrity Portrait Studio as a sort of annual tradition. This year, Vanity Fair changed things up a bit by partnering with Instagram for this year’s Celebrity Portrait Studio. Photographer Mark Seliger was on hand to photograph the celebs at VF‘s Oscar party and those photos were shared directly on Vanity Fair‘s official Instagram profile. Click thru the gallery presented here to see some of the portraits of some of our fave celebs and check out the rest on Instagram.
Posted under: B.J. Novak, Bill Murray, Ellen DeGeneres, Instagram, Judd Apatow, Kerry Washington, Leslie Mann, Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Seliger, Mindy Kalling, Neil Patrick Harris, Portia de Rossi, Samuel L. Jackson, Selena Gomez, Vanity Fair Magazine
"Now I feel a little bit more back together"
Glee star Lea Michele is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of British Glamour magazine and in the gallery of photos presented here, you can see that Lea is channeling some seriously fabulous 60sesque mod glam in her photospread. Lea‘s Glamour interview, which can be read HERE, reveals that the young actress continues to heal from the loss of her longtime boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith. It’s a pretty decent interview but I’m all about the photos. Check out this gallery and see what you think. This mod look is a great one for Ms. Michele, don’t you think?
The second season of Vikings gets underway this week on the History Channel and to promote the show’s return, model-turned-actor Travis Fimmel is featured in the new issue of Flaunt magazine. You can head over to Flaunt HERE to read his interview feature in the mag but I highly suggest you stay right here and click thru the gallery to see the pretty, pretty pictures he took for Flaunt. Photographer Tony Duran really captured the essence of Travis‘s hawtness, I think, and while he’s wearing far too many clothes for my liking … I really don’t have anything to complain about. Travis Fimmel makes a fine ass viking in Vikings and it’s quite clear that he still does a pretty decent job as a model, as well. Enjoy.
From the suburbs of Auckland to the top of the global charts
Pop phenom “It” girl Lorde is featured in the new issue of Vogue magazine for the very first time but, if her career continues to grow it certainly won’t be the last time. In the new issue of Vogue (with Rihanna on the cover), Ella Yelich-O’Connor opens up about her career ambitions, her bizzy work schedule and her love of New York City … a place she describes as home (“because every film is set here, and every TV show“) as well as “another planet“. As you can see below, Lorde looks utterly goddess-like in her Vogue feature photo, shot by photographer Tom Munro. Click below to get your first look at Lorde‘s first appearance in the pages of Vogue and read excerpts from her feature story. More »
Posted under: Lorde, Vogue Magazine
"I can't ever imagine feeling used to [fame]."
Today is Rihanna‘s 26th birthday and among the gifts she got this year is her third Vogue magazine cover in just four years. Ri Ri is featured on the cover and in the pages of the March issue of Vogue and in her coverstory interview, she talks about how she never wanted to be famous. Honestly, I feel like celebrities like to say things like this just to make them seem humble but in Rihanna‘s case, I believe her. While I don’t doubt that she enjoys the fame that she has achieved, I believe her when she says that fame came to her accidentally. Click below to see Rihanna‘s third Vogue cover, read some excerpts from her coverstory interview and check out a couple photos from her Vogue photospread. More »
Posted under: Rihanna, Vogue Magazine
Swimsuits In Space
Yesterday we learned that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue perennial fave Kate Upton WILL appear on the flip-side cover of the 50th anniversary edition of the Swimsuit Issue which features 3 other non-Kate Upton models on the main cover. Today we get to watch behind the scenes video of one of Kate‘s photoshoot for the SI Swimsuit Issue that goes to show how far the advancement of scientific research has taken mankind. Kate was photographed in a zero gravity environment (provided by one of Zero Gravity Corporation‘s Boeing 727 planes which provides weightlessness for 30 seconds at a time) so that she could float around in space while being photographed in various bikinis. To be honest, the shoot looks like it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. The full set of photos from this zero g photoshoot are available HERE and in the pages of SI‘s 50th anniversary Swimsuit Issue on newsstands now.
Last week we learned that models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen were unveiled as the coverstars of the 50th anniversary version of Sports Illustrated‘s iconic Swimsuit Issue and we learned that the Barbie doll is also featured on a special edition cover of this year’s Swimsuit Issue … but many folks were sad, I’m sure, to learn that perennial Swimsuit Issue star Kate Upton was NOT featured on the cover this year. Well Upton fans, worry not … because Kate is featured on the FLIP-SIDE cover of SI‘s Swimsuit Issue this year … because, HELLO, we cannot have a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue without Kate Upton on the cover! Click below to see her cover and a couple photos from her photospread. More »
Behind the Scenes of the 'Hollywood Issue' Photoshoot
Early last week we got our first look at the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s 20th anniversary edition of their annual Hollywood Issue and as you may recall, the cover features Academy Award-nominated actors like Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and others. Today we get to see a few behind the scenes interviews with some of these actors from the set of the VF photoshoot and as you will see, they all gave really charming answers that make for a collection of really fun interviews. Lupita Nyong’o is featured above and she talks about where she would relocate Hollywood, the gifts she gave her fellow actors from 12 Years a Slave and she reveals her favorite TV shows … which includes Scandal. Watch Lupita‘s interview above then click below to watch interviews by Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto and Idris Elba. More »
"I don’t ever want to depend on makeup to feel beautiful."
The utterly and completely fabulous actress Lupita Nyong’o, who I got to meet earlier this week at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Oscar Nominees Night event in Beverly Hills, is featured in the new issue of Glamour magazine and as you can guess — she looks flawless as usual. In her Glamour interview, Lupita opens up about her beauty secrets, talks about her education at an all boys school and reveals the moment that made her heart stop while filming her Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. It’s time, once again, to fawn and gush over Ms. Nyong’o … check out her Glamour photos and excerpts from her interview below. More »
NSFW Hotness Ahead
W magazine managed to convince a group of celebrities to get in bed with them and hired famed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to photograph them for their magazine … which resulted in a sexy, fun and sometimes NSFW photospread. True Blood actor Joe Manganiello smolders with his face pressed into his pillow while Miranda Kerr just becomes the epitome of sexy as she presses her naked body into her bed sheets. Miley Cyrus bares both of her breasts because that’s what Miley Cyrus does these days while other celebs like Rita Ora, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tyra Banks, Pharrell and others pose in various stages of undress. Click through the gallery to see a sampling of some of these portraits then head over to W magazine’s site HERE to see the full collection of photos. This is a hot spread, I really love it.
Posted under: David Gandy, Joe Manganiello, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Evans, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Kerr, Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora, Tyra Banks, W Magazine