Feb 23, 2021
Vanity Fair drops 27th annual Hollywood issue
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Vanity Fair on Tuesday dropped its star-studded Hollywood issue to celebrate Tinseltown’s best “who pushed storytelling forward with hope and humanity during a surreal year.”
The eye-popping 27th annual issue called “A Fantasia in Ten Acts” features Michael B. Jordan, Charlize Theron, Zendaya, Sacha Baron Cohen, Maya Rudolph doing a spilt, Michaela Coel, Spike Lee, LaKeith Stanfield on top of a white horse, Awkwafina and Dan Levy.
The 2021 Hollywood portfolio “portrays a magical dreamscape representing not only that the show must go on, but that there’s joy in its continuance,” Vanity Fair said in a press release.
In the issue, which hits newsstands on March 2, the stars “speak candidly about how interpreting this year’s events has become central to their work, and how the transformation the entertainment industry has undergone could present an opportunity for more lasting, positive change.”
Inside, one photo shows Theron donning a Richard Quinn coat and boxing gloves while standing in a boxing ring alongside a roaring bear before a canyon backdrop.
In answering what has made her the angriest and what gives her hope from this past year, Theron responded, “It’s hard to try to quantify what, amongst the horrible events that we’ve had in this last year, are the worst.
“They are all pretty f–king sh-tty,” she continued. “Dealing with a virus and the amount of human loss that we’ve had—that’s pretty f–king sh-tty. The pain and the suffering that I have seen my friends of color go through during this period…I mean, I’m hoping it’s an awakening.”
“The Old Guard” actress also referred to the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot as “all pretty f–king sad.”
“The only thing that makes me feel like I can think of the glass as half full, instead of half empty, is that I’m hoping that out of a lot of this really deep, deep, deep pain and suffering, we will come to realize that we can’t keep going this way,” she said.
Artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari directed 10 photo shoots across four continents for the issue “using modern techniques that allowed VF to minimize on-set personnel and maximize COVID-19 protocol,” the magazine said.
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Cuomo requests independent investigation of complaints against him – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked to assign an independent investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him.
It was unclear whether the proposal would meet the conditions demanded by legislative leaders and other top Democrats who attacked Cuomo’s initial plan to appoint a retired federal judge to review her work conduct.
“The governor’s office wants a review of the sexual harassment allegations against the governor in a blameless manner,” said Beth Garvey, the governor’s legal counsel.
“We had selected former federal judge Barbara Jones, of unblemished reputation and experience, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or policy interference.”
Garvey added that the governor is requesting Attorney General Letitia James and Janet DiFiore, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals, to jointly select “an independent and qualified attorney in private practice with no political affiliation to conduct a rigorous review of the matter and issue a public report ”.
Farvey added that the report would be controlled exclusively by the reviewing attorney.
The governor’s proposal comes around the same time as a statement from James asking Cuomo to issue an executive order leaving her sole control of the investigation.
He added that said reference would strengthen the issuance of subpoenas, enforceable in court.