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Vanity Fair's Gywneth Paltrow story yields most diverse Annual Hollywood cover

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair have been the subject of multiple new headlines detailing the “epic takedown” of the actress, but according to a Feb. 5 Yahoo Canada Celebrity News report, that alleged controversial piece will not be released. “The Insider” confirmed Tuesday that the article will not be included in Vanity Fair's March edition featuring its annual Hollywood Issue, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Wednesday.

Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carder addressed the brewing salacious tales regarding reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis’s previously planned article, in his Editor’s letter for the new issue featuring a Grigoriadis style piece titled, “Why Stylists Are the New Queens of Hollywood.” An excerpt of Carder’s letter appearing on Vanity Fair’s website Tuesday, reads, “Vanessa turned in her story at the end of the summer. And it was just what had been assigned — a reasoned, reported essay on the hate/love-fest that encircles Gwyneth Paltrow. I thought it perfectly explained the whole phenomenon. But it was such a far cry from the almost mythical story that people were by now expecting — the 'epic takedown,' filled with 'bombshell' revelations — that it was bound to be a disappointment. What to do? I decided to sit on it for a time.”

The Vanity Fair Annie Leibowitz cover shows off a beautiful and diverse array of actors and actresses, including Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, Margot Robbie, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, George Clooney Michael B. Jordan, Jared Leto, Brie Larson, and Chadwick Boseman. Both Ejiofor and Nyong'o are up for Academy Awards for their stellar performance in the gripping movie, “12 Years A Slave.”

The Gwyneth factor, aside, this Vanity Fair cover is earning rave reviews as one of the most diverse covers of all time, CNN reports. It includes six actors of color: Ejiofor, Elba, Jordan, Nyong'o, Harris and Boseman.

Addressing the actual story, Carder adds, “The Gwyneth Paltrow saga had clearly just gotten away from us. My instinct was to continue to let it sit until people had forgotten about it, or at least until expectations had diminished. The fact is the Gwyneth Paltrow story, the one we ordered up, as delightfully written as it was, is not the one the anti-Gwynethites expect.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, the highly anticipated piece generated media buzz and several untrue media headlines, ranging from Paltrow lobbying her friends to “never do [Vanity Fair] magazine again,” courtesy of the New York Times to her alleged infidelities, courtesy of Us Weekly.


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