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Prince Discussed Celibacy, Chris Brown, and the Power of Women in Lost Interview

Rolling Stone just published a profile from a 2014 interview with the icon.<p>As the investigation into Prince's sudden death continues, and details about his final days emerge, <i>Rolling Stone</i> has released a lost interview with the innovative artist.<p>The magazine's <b>Brian Hiatt</b> explains that the 2014 …

Chris Brown

Blake Lively, Kerry Washington, and More Debut Baby Bumps at the Met Gala

Maternity chic.<p>Mere hours after <b>Kerry Washington</b>’s camp confirmed the <i>Scandal</i> star’s second pregnancy, the actress hit the Met Gala red carpet, where she premiered her pronounced baby bump in style.<p>The actress heeded the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme in black sequined couture …

Kerry Washington

Beyoncé Arrived at the Met Gala Without Jay Z

About a week after <b>Beyoncé</b> stoked speculation about her marriage with explosive <i>Lemonade</i> lyrics, the superstar arrived to the 2016 Met Gala on Monday night, noticeably sans <b>Jay Z</b>.<p>The Grammy winner arrived in a futuristic Givenchy gown, crafted from nude latex, that fit the year's theme—Manus x …

Jay-Z

A Met Gala Super-Stylist Walks Us Through the Looks for Karlie Kloss, Lorde, and More

Karla Welch gives us an inside look at the ensembles of Karlie Kloss, Olivia Wilde, Lorde, and more.<p>Stylist <b>Karla Welch</b> is one of the business’s best fashion interpreters, crafting red carpet looks for the likes of Karlie Kloss, Felicity Jones, and Robin Wright that look modern and expressively …

Karlie Kloss

2016 Met Gala Best Dressed Celebrities

Tonight is the night, ladies and gentlemen. Get in your tux or gown, put your legs up on your coffee table, position your laptop on your stomach, and <i>click, click, click, and scroll, scroll, scroll</i>! It is the Met Ball, the night when all the celebrities in the land dress in the wildest and boldest …

Style

Game of Thrones: Jon Snow Should Have Stayed Dead

How did the most surprising show on television become so safe?<p>On Sunday night, <i>Game of Thrones</i> hero Jon Snow opened his eyes, took a deep shuddering breath, and did exactly what so many viewers and book readers expected him to do: he came back from the dead. In doing so he made Westeros just a …

Jon Snow

Watch Hamilton Star Chris Jackson Take Our Hamilton Lyrics Quiz

Even when you’re George Washington, it‘s not as easy as it looks.<p>Even by the wordy standards of Broadway, this season’s smash hit musical <i>Hamilton</i> is a dense one, full of long raps, power ballads, and quotes taken directly from the mouths of our Founding Fathers. So even when you’re playing one of …

Quizzes

Ben Foster On His “Middle-Management” Stanley Kowalski

The actor transforms the Streetcar Named Desire role by going nowhere near Marlon Brando’s iconic white T-shirt.<p>It’s a classic moment in cinema, Marlon Brando bellowing “Stella!” in Elia Kazan’s 1951 film version of <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i>. As Stanley Kowalski in the new production of <i>Streetcar</i> at …

Marlon Brando

See Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Tribute to Nicole Brown Simpson

Kardashian remembered the family’s late friend on Snapchat.<p>This spring, <b>Kim Kardashian</b> stayed mostly mum on the subject of <i>The People v. O.J. Simpson</i>, the FX series that revisited the infamously operatic murder trial—despite the fact that it involved her family. Kardashian’s mother, <b>Kris Jenner,</b> spoke …

Nicole Brown Simpson

Aretha Franklin Sang “Purple Rain” at the White House

A soaring Prince tribute from the queen diva herself.<p>We’ve seen plenty of musicians pay their respects to Prince through heartfelt tributes, all of which reflect his legacy in their own way. But perhaps no one could have provided a more powerful tribute than the nation’s most iconic vocal …

Soul Music

Silicon Valley Billionaire Will Go to Trial to Keep Surfers Off His Private Beach

A group of beachgoers are suing Vinod Khosla for access to the coastline.<p>By any measure, a private beach nestled within your 89-acre property, tucked into the coastline outside of San Francisco, is an asset worth fighting for. It is why you negotiate asking prices, endure bidding wars, with towns …

Silicon Valley

Will Hamilton Make Tonys History? Predicting the 2016 Nominations

Aside from the season’s biggest hits, there are a lot of fascinating stories to watch for when the nominees are announced.<p>When the Tony nominations are announced tomorrow morning, there will be one question on the theater world’s mind: will <i>Hamilton</i> make history? The smash hit musical and genuine …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photos: Princess Charlotte Turns One

See the young princess, Prince George’s younger sibling, on the eve of her first birthday, in this collection of photos snapped by mom Kate Middleton.

Royalty

How to Wake Up with The Rock Every Morning

He’ll be your alarm clock.<p>In the year 2016, technology is working harder than ever to break down walls barriers between celebrities and us commoners. Sure, there’s Snapchat and Twitter, but we’re talking <i>real</i> intimacy—like <b>Morgan Freeman</b> riding shotgun in our cars as our own personal navigator. Now</i> …

Dwayne Johnson

Heidi Cruz: My Husband Is Not the Zodiac Killer

Ted Cruz is not having a good day.<p>While <b>Ted Cruz</b> is locked in a deadly serious struggle to win the Republican primary Tuesday in Indiana, where a loss could spell doom for his shot at the presidential nomination, one reporter had a somewhat less serious, if no less deadly, question for his wife, …

Ted Cruz

Will.i.am’s Next Big Tech Endeavor: An A.I. That Can Go Anywhere

His tech company, i.am+, is rolling out a virtual assistant called AneedA.<p>Black Eyed Peas co-founder Will.i.am is no stranger to failure in the tech world: his consumer technology brand, i.am+, has released several products that never got traction. He’s released some products himself, including a …

Virtual Assistants

That LeBron James Space Jam Movie Is Actually Happening

With a director and everything.<p>The 1990s’ greatest legacy, apart from JNCO jeans and choker necklaces, might be the proliferation of cult-classic children’s movies that blended animation and live action to corny perfection. The paragon of the post-<i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</i> decade is certainly <i>Space …

Lebron James

10 Pickup Lines Tailor-Made for the Met Ball

Met Gala

Why J.K. Rowling’s Latest Apology Is Even More Meaningful than It Seems

The Harry Potter author made a lot of fans happy today.<p>Another year, another apology from <b>J.K. Rowling</b>. The <i>Harry Potter</i> author has made it her new annual tradition to celebrate the fictional, casualty-heavy Battle of Hogwarts (May 2) by apologizing for ripping her young readers’ hearts out. Last …

J. K. Rowling

The Secret Culprit in the Theranos Mess

The tech press may be as responsible as Elizabeth Holmes.<p>Over the past few years, when media outlets reached out to Theranos about whether its wunderkind founder, <b>Elizabeth Holmes,</b> would have time to sit for an interview, her P.R. team generally responded with two questions: What time and where? …

Silicon Valley

Vanity Fair’s 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Instagram GIF Portraits

For the first time in V.F. portrait studio history, photographer Douglas Friedman created “moving portraits” of the political and entertainment titans who attended the W.H.C.D. after-party, from supermodel duo Karlie Kloss and Christy Turlington to Tom Hiddleston and more.<p>Kerry Washington<p>Abbi …

Karlie Kloss

Hollywood’s L.G.B.T. Representation in 2015 Was “Adequate” at Best

Paramount, Disney, and Warner Bros. all flunked in a new GLAAD survey.<p>L.G.B.T. held strong in their representation in Hollywood movies this year, but that's not exactly something to celebrate. Making up just 1 in 5 characters in studio films, and many of those characters based on outdated …

Hollywood

Watch Tom Hiddleston and Damian Lewis Pop-and-Lock at the V.F. W.H.C.D. After-Party

You never know what will happen when high achievers from Emma Watson to Emily Ratajkowski to Valerie Jarrett start posing for video portraits.<p>The fun of White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend is the way it brings together accomplished people from all walks of life, from politics (obviously) to …

Tom Hiddleston

Justin Bieber Met a Tiger This Weekend

Canada’s Shirley Temple went home and met a jungle cat.<p>How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? Did you go to any parties? Did you meet a tiger? If you said yes to that last one, meaning if you met a tiger between Friday April 29 and Sunday May 1, then you might be <b>Justin Bieber,</b> who did …

Justin Bieber

Game of Thrones Episode 602 Recap: The 4 Most Important Moments

Hey, look who’s not dead!<p>“Home” was a bad episode for daddies and a good episode for bastard sons, as we bid farewell to a few <i>Game of Thrones</i> mainstays and are reunited with several old favorites. (Not to mention some unfavorites.) After last week’s relatively static season six premiere, it feels …

Jon Snow

Ted Cruz Campaign Staffers Are Reportedly Beginning to Panic

“A Cruz loss in Indiana means lights out.”<p>The end game of the 2016 primary campaign looms out west in California, the final big state on which the remaining presidential candidates are pinning their hopes. But to get there, they'll first have to make it through Indiana, where things aren’t looking …

Ted Cruz

Warren Buffett Is the Only One Not Freaking Out About a President Trump

Maybe that’s why he’s called the Oracle of Omaha.<p>Billionaire Midwesterner <b>Warren Buffett</b> has a refreshing take on the circus of a presidential election and the utter hysteria surrounding it. According to the Oracle of Omaha, everything is going to be O.K., even if <b>Donald Trump</b> winds up in the Oval …

Warren Buffett

Princess Charlotte’s Collection of Gifts Includes a $44,000 Gold Rattle

Prince George’s younger sister turns one on Monday.<p>Gift-giving is difficult enough—<i>What is going to be something special and unique and memorable I can give them? Can I get away with just sending them a gift card?</i>—when you aren’t buying a gift for an actual <i>princess</i>, but figuring out what to get a …

Princess Charlotte

Hulu Is Reportedly Launching an Internet TV Service to Take On Cable Companies

You’d be able to watch live streams from channels like Fox, ABC, ESPN, and Disney.<p>The way Hulu works today is similar to Netflix—both services let you stream older episodes of television shows or movies at the touch of a button. But now, according to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, Hulu is working …

Hulu

Why James Baldwin Still Matters

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the groundbreaking novel Giovanni’s Room, America seems to be in the throes of a Baldwin revival.<p>When James Baldwin died in December of 1987, I was 24 years old, living in a neighborhood jokingly referred to as Dyke Slope because of the high …