Upcoming Single-Subject Issues of Vanity Fair

Mallory Ortberg · 12/08/12 01:10PM

After the quite-good Comedy Issue of Vanity Fair (guest edited by Judd Apatow) was released this week, I was a little surprised to learn that it was only the third single-subject guest-edited issue in the magazine's history. Bono's "Africa" Issue (which focused on just...all of Africa, I suppose) seemed more in keeping with the magazine's general approach of describing lavish fundraisers and celebrity chandeliers than excellent Freaks and Geeks retrospectives and Tig Notaro interviews.

How Fate Plucked Allison Williams From YouTube Obscurity and Dropped Her on Her Dad's Friend's TV Show

John Cook · 04/16/12 02:27PM

In making the unending publicity rounds for Girls, co-star Allison Williams has been peddling a YouTube discovery myth: Producer Judd Apatow, the tale goes, happened to come across a video of her singing a self-produced mash-up of the theme song to Mad Men in October 2010 and immediately knew that she was the actress to play Marnie, Lena Dunham's uptight girlfriend.

Melissa McCarthy Gets Hers

Richard Lawson · 07/07/11 05:14PM

A new comedy star is emerging and her name is Melissa McCarthy. Also today: the glorious return of Little People, Big World, catching up with the Ribisis, and an exciting new gay movie.

Carson Daly Will Never Go Away

Richard Lawson · 03/16/11 04:40PM

The TRL host of yesteryear just keeps hanging on. Also today: pilot casting news sees the return of some old favorites, V may be flying south, and Megan Fox is funny now apparently.

Bridesmaids: Women Can Be Funny Too?

Richard Lawson · 02/01/11 04:23PM

Here's a trailer for the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Bridesmaids, a movie that may finally solve that age-old debate about whether women, the ones with the vaginae, can be funny or not. Judging from this trailer, it looks like they can!

Judd Apatow was Cock-Blocked at the White House

Gene Delsener · 06/11/10 12:20PM

Judd Apatow was at the Correspondents Dinner and on a private tour of the White House and still hasn't got to meet to President. Among the obstacles standing in his way: his wife's bladder, speechwriter Jon Lovett and Tracy Morgan.