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Alexi Lubomirski has been chosen as the official wedding photographer for the royal wedding, as Kensington Palace announced this morning. The well-known portrait photographer took Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement pictures at Frogmore House at Windsor in November, and the ...
After years of writing, directing, and producing television, film, and now theater (Mean Girls the musical, currently on Broadway), Tina Fey sits comfortably under the "powerful woman" banner. She even capped off a lunch for them on Friday--Variety's Power of Women luncheon on Wall ...

Royal sources told Vanity Fair that the Queen, who will be hosting Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting events at Windsor on Monday, will be with her husband this weekend as he recuperates and makes a full recovery ahead of the royal wedding. On Thursday, Princess Anne visited her ...
When The Opposition first launched last fall, one of its chief inspirations was Alex Jones--the Infowars radio host known for hawking supplements and spreading conspiracy theories about mass tragedies, including the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Jordan Klepper's farcical, Colbert ...
Though written some time ago, the play's central themes are surprisingly relevant in this political and cultural moment, as the issues of police brutality and workplace sexual harassment loom large throughout. Vanity Fair caught up with Cera about why he connects so much with Lonergan's material, what ...
After agitating for weeks over ways to make Amazon pay higher postage rates, Donald Trump has demanded a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service's business model. In an executive order Thursday, Trump called for the formation of an administration task force to be chaired by Treasury ...

Though it's been about 14 years since The Incredibles made its theatrical debut, it has spiritually been 84 years in the interim between the first film and its long-awaited sequel. At last, a trailer has arrived for The Incredibles 2, the film that will re-unite viewers with the super Parr family. This time around, ...
When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he vowed to tear up existing trade agreements and use his unparalleled dealmaking expertise to strike new, better deals for the U.S. Such promises prompted hordes of dissatisfied Americans to propel him into office, where the ex-Miss Universe ...
Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke just a few weeks ago, Facebook has seen its stock fall by $100 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg was forced to go before Congress. But what happens next for the 2.25 billion-person social network? Will it be regulated? Or broken up? Kevin Roose, a tech ...
Vanity Fair's Nicole Sperling profiles the series's breakout performer, French actor Tahar Rahim, who plays Lebanese-American F.B.I. agent Ali Soufan. Cinephiles may remembers Rahim from Jacques Audiard's 2009 Oscar-nominated prison drama, A Prophet. After that role, Rahim kept Hollywood at ...
Adele can officiate weddings now. The Grammy winner revealed on her Instagram Tuesday that she married her friend, comedian Alan Carr, and his now-husband, Paul Drayton, in January. It's not the first time Adele has kept a wedding out of the public eye. She kept her own wedding a secret until she ...
It's usually not a great sign when a relationship ends with someone signing a non-disclosure agreement. Tiger Woods is now learning that the hard way. According to TMZ, Woods and his ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith are in a battle over an N.D.A. Smith signed when the couple broke up in 2017. The couple ...
Up until last November, the purpose of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was spelled right out in the agency's name. Born out of the global financial crisis, the bureau was created to protect consumers from abuses in the financial sector, with jurisdiction over banks, payday lenders, credit unions, ...
Each week in April, Vanity Fair will look back at a different royal wedding in British history in the lead-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 nuptials. Kate Middleton may still be considered a bridal icon seven years after her wedding day, but Queen Victoria made such a sartorial impression nearly ...
Last week, in the ongoing competition between Trump administration officials to win the title of “Most Corrupt Member of the Administration,” one man pulled ahead of the pack. Not only has Scott Pruitt racked up hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in luxe travel charges because apparently coach is ...
Over the weekend, billionaire multi-hyphenate Elon Musk made an April Fools' Day joke that hit a little too close to home. “Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt,” he tweeted. “Elon was ...
It's not possible to be anonymous when a pop star is pushing your name, but in 2011, Abel Tesfaye came close. Musically inclined but down on his luck, the then-21-year-old Torontonian was couch surfing and making beats with his friends under the name the Weeknd when he found one very famous fan in ...

YouTube employees described an environment of fear and chaos Tuesday after a shooter attacked the company's sunny headquarters in San Bruno, California, injuring at least four people before dying of what police believe was a self-inflicted wound. “Active shooter at YouTube HQ,” Vadim Lavrusik, ...
If you're not familiar with the extraordinary oeuvre of Mozambican writer Mia Couto, Woman of the Ashes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a good introduction. Based on historical events (with layers of magic realism, Achebe-style allegory, and folklore ladled on top), Couto's ninth novel is the first in a trilogy. It tells the story of ...
Ready Player One, as Steven Spielberg's answer to today's modern nostalgia craze, was poised to be a hit in its debut weekend, but Sunday's projected returns put Ernest Cline's pop culture odyssey significantly over predicted box office numbers. Ready Player One has made $53 million over its four-day ...
You likely didn't even realize that you missed Brendan Fraser until he sauntered out of a Surrey bed and breakfast, placed a cream-colored Stetson on his head, and addressed you directly in the second episode of FX's Trust, Danny Boyle's ambitious reimagining of the Getty saga. With a bolo tie around his ...
Taylor Swift's Reputation was released into the world without the usual world tour or months-long calendar of public appearances. But on Easter Eve, Swift made a rare, chatty cameo at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, where she traded stories with country songwriter Craig Wiseman and performed acoustic ...
He almost pulled one over on us. In what was quickly found to be an April's Fool joke, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Sunday that he would be adapting Tommy Wiseau's so-bad-it's-still-very-bad-but-still-so-fun-to-watch cult classic The Room into a Broadway musical—but fans were quick to spot the ...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken with tradition yet again by opting for a fashionable central London-based florist to dress St. George's Chapel and St. George's Hall on their wedding day. While Kate and William followed in Prince Charles' footsteps by choosing Royal Warrant holder Shane ...
Donald Trump has been waging a small war with Amazon, claiming again on Twitter Saturday morning that the internet commerce giant has been getting special treatment from the U.S. Postal Service. The Jeff Bezos-owned company, he claims, is operating under a “scam” that has set the country back ...
On Saturday morning, many stars gathered for the funeral of the late Stephen Hawking, who died two weeks ago at 76. The service was held at Great St. Mary's Church, just steps away from Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking spent more than half a century as a research ...
Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred is no longer representing former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos in her defamation suit against Donald Trump. Zervos has accused Trump of groping her in 2007. Allred, who has made a name for herself over the years by representing women in cases against ...
In the April issue of Vanity Fair, I write about the ways those shows broke new ground for women on television, and how their reboots might tackle the post-#MeToo workplaces of 2018. “Somebody asked me if I thought Murphy was ever sexually harassed, and the answer is no,” Murphy Brown creator, writer ...
Each time a fresh scandal plays out at Facebook, the company positions itself as playing catch-up. Apparently alarmed and dismayed at the ready spread of fake news on its platform, Facebook de-emphasized posts from media companies. Faced with a decline in user trust, Facebook admitted it might be ...
Vanity Fair: How did Dan David become your way into this story? Jed Rothstein: I had a real heart-to-heart with him about his role, and his background. A lot of people in finance are by nature sort of bottom-line people, just adding up the dollars and cents. Dan, I believe, has a moral dimension to what he ...
By all accounts, Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin probably should have been fired at least a month ago, right around the time it came to light that he made up an award to justify taking his wife on a taxpayer-funded European vacation, during which he directed an aide to act as the couple's “personal ...
The Crown has found its new Prince Philip, Netflix confirmed to Vanity Fair on Wednesday. Tobias Menzies, best known for playing Edmure Tully on Game of Thrones and both Frank Randall and Black Jack Randall on Outlander, will pick up where Matt Smith left off, by playing the real-life royal in the ...
If Donald Trump was sending smoke signals last week when he publicly attacked Robert Mueller, his allies appear to have gotten the message. Trump's frustration boiled over when Mueller crossed one of his “red lines” by issuing a subpoena for Trump Organization records, convincing the president to ...
As I was growing up, these were the women I wanted to be: triumphant at the highest levels of commerce, assailing stereotypes of what a successful businessperson looked like, with smarts and vision and the will to outwork everyone in sight. Being a “one or only” in the room where it happens, I knew, was ...
There has never been just one road to the White House. The current administration has provided ample proof: a brain surgeon is in charge of housing and urban development. A talking head is in charge of economic policy. A mustache who championed some wars is in charge of championing new wars.
The Handmaid's Tale is back, and more devastating than ever. On Wednesday, Hulu dropped a new trailer for the second season of the Emmy-winning series, giving viewers a glimpse at how things will pick up after the brutal events of last year's finale. In short: everything is going to be much, much worse ...
In 2016, Jeff Bezos offered to strap Donald Trump, then a presidential hopeful, to a rocket and blast him into orbit. “I have a rocket company,” he joked at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, referring to Blue Origin. “So the capability is there.” Likewise, the president has made no secret of his dislike for ...
Roseanne is a hit—again. The reboot of the beloved ABC sitcom barreled through ratings expectations for Tuesday night's two-episode premiere. The first episode pulled in 17.7 million people and landed a 4.9 rating in adults 18-49, according to Deadline, while the second episode climbed up to 18.6 ...
Playboy Enterprises said this week that it will deactivate its account and leave Facebook following news that the social network allowed third parties to scrape heaps of data from its users' friend networks. The company joins others that have also pulled their association with the company, including Tesla Inc.
If Robert Mueller was listening when Donald Trump declared that digging into his finances would represent “a violation” of his privacy, the special counsel appears not to have been intimidated. Last month, CNN reported that Mueller has been investigating the president's business dealings in Russia.
Since The New York Times and The New Yorker published explosive reports about Harvey Weinstein last fall, over 80 women have come forward to allege that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. The avalanche of allegations ended Weinstein's reign of terror in Hollywood, and re-cast the ...
Will robots kill us all? Will a rogue A.I. shut off the power grids? Could we lose track of what is real, and what is not, in a permanently augmented reality? My guest on this week's installment of Inside the Hive, Kevin Kelly, has spent his entire career (accurately) predicting what tomorrow will look like, and ...
Is Mike Pompeo preparing to turn the State Department into his own ministry of war? Can Goldman Sachs heir-apparent David Solomon out-woke Wall Street? Will Larry Kudlow turn the U.S. economy into a trickle-down fever dream? And is Conor Lamb proof that the blue wave is becoming a tsunami?
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is talking baptisms—Meghan Markle's baptism on March 6, specifically. Or to put it more accurately, he's talking about how he can't talk about her baptism. On Friday, he would only tell ITV News things like, “It was very special,” and, “It was beautiful and sincere ...
Just as Vanessa Trump prepares to become a Trump-no-more, she turns out to be the most interesting one in the family. On Friday, Mother Jones associate editor Patrick Caldwell posted a previously overlooked excerpt from an already-infamous 1998 New York magazine article about Leonardo DiCaprio's ...
Jennifer Garner appeared on Ellen for an episode airing Friday, and Ellen DeGeneres did that thing she does well: ask her guests for the stories behind their extreme virality. First up? The tweet, by Jezebel's Bobby Finger, that caught Garner at the Oscars furrowing her brow and suddenly pausing her ...
At the biggest theater on the biggest night of the biggest weekend at SXSW, there was a problem. Austin's Paramount Theatre was crammed to the rafters with an audience eager to see Steven Spielberg's latest C.G.I. extravaganza, Ready Player One. The late-breaking screening was the festival's most ...
Kanye West may have a new crisis on his hands, all because of a very specific camouflage print. As of Thursday, West is being sued by Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, which claims that the rapper-cum-designer ripped off the camouflage print from its Realtree collection for some of his Yeezy Season 5 ...
Few companies value secrecy as much as Snap, which silos its employees across multiple buildings in downtown Venice, and which famously refused to provide more information than legally required when it went public, leaving investors blindly reliant on the good word of C.E.O. Evan Spiegel. The culture ...
When in London, dress as Londoners do. Or that seemed to be Mindy Kaling's thought process as she dressed for the U.K. premiere of A Wrinkle in Time. The actress wore a jeweled black dress by Temperley London, providing one of the best looks of the week. Twitter · Email · Facebook · Vanity Fair.


 

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