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Nokia Lumia 928 outed in Vanity Fair

Nokia Lumia 928 low light pureview

We've been keeping tabs on the Nokia Lumia 928 for a while, but it has never been confirmed in any official capacity until today. The Lumia 928 quietly made an appearance in a two-page advertisment spread in Vanity Fair, as well as on a simple page on the Nokia Web site. It appears that the 928 is focusing on the camera:

Nokia exclusive PureView technology, with Optical Image Stabilization and high-end Carl Zeiss optics let you capture and share amazing blur-free photos and videos, even in low light conditions.

As expected, Verizon Wireless will be the carrier for the Lumia 928. Expect a nice, official unveiling to take place a week from today, on May 14th. We aren't expecting the internals to be too different from the Nokia Lumia 920.


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Taylor Swift Comments on Media Coverage of Her Love Life

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Dating, Features, Rumors,

Taylor SwiftThough the tabloids have pounced on every shred of a news involving Taylor Swift's current dating status for years now, the 23 year-old singer has broken her silence to set the record straight.

"You know, if you want some big revelation, since 2010 I have dated exactly two people," Swift claimed in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. "The fact that there are slideshows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with ... it's just kind of ridiculous."

When the question of her supposed involvements with stars like Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Taylor Lautner were brought up, the country popstar had even more to say:

"For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that's taking something that potentially should be celebrated – a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way – that's taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist."

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Cinecast: Brittany Murphy’s Final Film Finished, Anne Cries Over Catwoman

Judd Apatow guest edits 'Vanity Fair'+ Three years following Brittany Murphy's death, the actress' final film, Something Wicked, is complete. An independent thriller directed by Darin Scott, the movie currently seeks a distributor.

+ When asked whether or not she would bring Catwoman back to the big screen, Anne Hathaway was ecstatic about the thought. She also cried at a press conference over talking about the idea of saying goodbye to the catsuit.

+ Judd Apatow becomes the third guest editor for Vanity Fair - appropriately for their first Comedy Issue. The three covers for the magazine - which comes out in December - feature a number of Apatow's regular actors, including his wife Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Kristin Wiig, and Will Ferrell.

+ Matt Damon has confirmed that he has been cast in George Clooney's latest directorial effort, The Monuments of Men.

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Items Du Jour: Tilda Inspires Ice Dress, American Apparel’s Insensitive Sale

Kate Moss+ The Kardashian sisters are caught up in a lawsuit over their new cosmetics line Khroma Beauty, which is similar enough in name for Beverly Hills-based Chroma Makeup to go after them legally, claiming that customers will be confused between the two products.

+ Miranda Kerr, named Maxim's Sexiest Woman Alive, is featured in December's issue, photographed by David Slijper.

+ Tila Swinton's character from The Chronicles of Narnia inspired TWELV magazine's editorial "Ice Queen," which showcases a dress made entirely of ice.

+ American Apparel caused an uproar recently when it tried to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy, offering an online sale to East coast shoppers with the code 'SANDYSALE.'

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Quote Of The Day: James Wolcott & Steve Ditko

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Strange Suspense"Strip Vertigo of its haunting, Wagnerian eternal-return score by Bernard Herrmann and you've got a muddled Orphic saga that looks like a not-great Steve Ditko comic with a performance by Kim Novak that exerts all the erotic mystery and allure of a burlap bag."

James Wolcott @ Vanity Fair

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Paul Allen portrays Bill Gates as a brilliant backstabber

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Microsoft,

Paul Allen Idea ManIn an excerpt from an upcoming book released Wednesday, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen paints co-founder Bill Gates as a technical genius, but as a ruthless executive who tried to dilute Allen's financial stake in the early days of Microsoft.

In the excerpt from Idea Man, Allen's upcoming book, Gates is characterized as an intensely focused mathematical genius, with a penchant for social quirks. Allen describes himself as the glue that held Microsoft together.

Idea Man is scheduled to be published this month by Portfolio, a member of the Penguin Group. The excerpt was published by Vanity Fair.

The crux of the story seems to lie in the last anecdote Allen relates: a scene in which Gates and Steve Ballmer, brought in to run the company, apparently scheme to dilute Allen's stake in the company. Allen describes Ballmer as looking like "an operative for the N.K.V.D." Allen, then suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, recounts the scene:

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Hollywood’s Heavy Hitters: Who Made the Most Money in 2010?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Movies,

Taylor Lautner, James Cameron, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp

Vanity Fair has released a list of 2010’s top money-makers in Hollywood, and some of the figures are sickening.

Which actor made the most moolah? And which actress managed to nab the biggest paychecks for her work? The full list has a vampire, a werewolf . . . and one dreamer who loves the color blue (though, not as much as he loves green).

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Justin Bieber Covers February’s Vanity Fair

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Child Stars,

Justin Bieber on Vanity Fair

Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber has graduated from Tiger Beat! The 16 year-old singer covers February's issue of Vanity Fair, appropriately covered in a sea of lipstick kisses. If you're an adolescent girl, what's Valentine's Day without a wall-worthy Justin Bieber photo, anyway?

Judging by the magazine's choice in font sizes, Bieber sadly ranks higher in importance than the Kennedys. With that said, I'm hoping that I can't trust the headline beneath his name -- I'd rather trade him in for more Lindsay Lohan coverage.

As far as magazine sales go, here's to hoping that Bieber's bloodthirsty fans are distracted long enough to give Selena some breathing room.

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Items Du Jour: Marion Sans Photoshop, Lenny Kravitz Wears Heels

Lenny Kravitz—An ad that actually features Taylor Momsen’s face for John Galliano’s latest perfume product was released with Momsen wearing more clothes and a little less makeup. But just barely.

—The designer of Lady Gaga’s controversial meat dress, Franc Fernandez, takes a moment to answer some questions. Not surprisingly, he wasn’t fond of answering the animal rights-related one.

—Now that her little sister is out of the picture, Beyonce took it upon herself to model the House of Dereon’s new temporary tattoo product. The tattoos were actually added to the Fall collection in an attempt to make it “ediger.”

—Lenny Kravitz recently stepped out in New York channeling his inner Marc Jacobs as he sported a cowl-neck jumper with a murse and thigh-high heeled boots to match.

—Reality star and former Playboy girlfriend Holly Madison is putting her love of shoes aside to help out a charity set to raise $50,000 for victims of natural disasters.

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Lindsay Lohan Opens Up in New Vanity Fair Interview

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: D-List, Movies, Music, Child Stars, Drugs,

Lindsay LohanIn an interview conducted with Vanity Fair just one week before she went to jail for 17 days, talked about addictions and the trauma in her life. Trauma that Linds thinks is largely created by her father, Michael Lohan.

This one’s a real doozy, folks.

In the interview, Lohan categorically denies that she has substance abuse issues. “If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, them putting a [SCRAM] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking—so that says something, because I was fine,” Linds explains. She also said, “I’ve never abused prescription drugs.”

“I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life.” Michael Lohan has been a near-constant fixture in the press both for his love affairs and his off-again with his daughter.

But Lindsay isn’t going to spend the rest of her life thinking about Michael - she hopes to get her derailed career back on track. “I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress,” she said. “I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.” One hopes.

The Lindsay Lohan issue of will appear on nationwide newsstands by September 7.

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