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Paul Rudd is Tom Ford in Vanity Fair Nude Cover Parody


Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel appear in an Annie Leibovitz self-parody of her well-known Tom Ford/Keira Knightley/Scarlett Johannson Vanity Fair cover for the magazine's April 2009 issue on 'Comedy's New Legends'. Amusing, but it would certainly have been funnier if the men had taken the fully-nude plunge as the women did.

The foursome also posed for the cover, below.

A behind-the-scenes video and the Leibovitz cover parodied above, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Doesn't look like any of them are going hungry.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Mar 2, 2009 12:47:02 PM

  2. Paul Rudd is one sexy beast.

    Posted by: Olive Yurdich | Mar 2, 2009 12:52:05 PM

  3. Something about Seth Rogan is just SO sexy, and Paul Rudd is lickable.

    Posted by: Bobby | Mar 2, 2009 1:02:17 PM

  4. Wow. Paul Rudd is really out of shape.

    I'd be VERY interested to hear Andy's take (or any news he has heard) on Paul Rudd's new movie coming out entitled "I Love You Man" or something like that. I am worried it might be homophobic.

    Or just plain bad like that movie where the two straight firefighters pretend to be gay to get married.

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Mar 2, 2009 1:04:01 PM

  5. Sigh. I wish men were held to the same Hollywood standards of beauty as women are. Oh well, at least Paul Rudd's attractive.

    Posted by: Ugh | Mar 2, 2009 1:04:30 PM

  6. What is bizarre about this picture is Seth Rogen is actually pretty thin while Paul Rudd is overweight. Its a complete role reversal!

    Posted by: tony the tiger | Mar 2, 2009 1:06:09 PM

  7. That chihuahua is the hottest thing in the picture. Go cheech!

    Posted by: Chi Chi Pigglebean-Lover | Mar 2, 2009 1:17:30 PM

  8. Does any of this matter? No, wait, photographers are getting paid real $ for this? WHO is coming up with these "concepts"?
    Has Ms Leibowitz become so desperate to pay her bills that she has actually developed a sense of humor to parody her own work—or more likely that she considers it an opportunity to top herself in creating yet another (blergh) "masterpiece" (evidenced by her applauding her own bad self at the end of the video…) I could go on but… who cares?

    Posted by: why bother | Mar 2, 2009 1:19:28 PM

  9. I agree ANDY, naked would be funnier. What's weird is that they would have done it, as the other photo indicates, and Jason Segel already did the full monty for comedy in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    Paul Rudd is doing ok - of all the current comedy posse he's the token gentile, and every film has a token gentile role!

    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 2, 2009 1:19:59 PM

  10. Note to Strepsi....Paul Rudd is Jewish.

    Posted by: Michael | Mar 2, 2009 1:34:02 PM

  11. I have no wish to see these fug breeders naked, so its best they keep their clothes on? Oh, they aren't funny or shocking.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Mar 2, 2009 1:49:46 PM

  12. What's so funny? Oh, I get it. They're all DUDES!

    This gay panic shit is so 90s.

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Mar 2, 2009 1:52:48 PM

  13. How can you NOT think these guys are sexy?! They are all attractive in their own way, especially Rudd and Rogen, AND they are hilarious... which is about all it takes to make me swoon. And yes, it would have been better without the skin suits and they certainly all would have gone there.

    Posted by: Wayne | Mar 2, 2009 1:57:19 PM

  14. Uh, may not find the boys attractive. But I think Seth Rogan & Paul Rudd are hot!

    Posted by: Lito S. | Mar 2, 2009 1:59:23 PM

  15. oops Ugh, not Uh stoopid typo

    Posted by: Lito S. | Mar 2, 2009 1:59:52 PM

  16. @STREPSI,

    I don't know if he's at all religious, but Paul Rudd is no gentile. He's the son of Jewish immigrants; their family name was shortened from "Rudnitzky".


    Annie Leibovitz *IS* having major financial problems and has had to taken out a $15.5 million loan against the rights for her work, in order to pay off mounting debt.

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 2, 2009 2:01:19 PM

  17. Nobody knows comedy like...Vanity Fair? Another desperate attempt at relevancy for the formerly readable magazine.

    Posted by: MTW | Mar 2, 2009 2:15:42 PM

  18. Paul Rudd and Jason Segal are scheduled to shoot some promo stuff at my work on Wednesday!! Can't wait!

    Posted by: tegs | Mar 2, 2009 2:19:03 PM

  19. Yeah, paul rudd used to be quite hot. He's still got a good face, but apparently that's what happens when you get old...for the most part...and stop caring about how you look--to give up, basically, and live out the rest of your days in sweatpants. Well, there goes that fantasy.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 2, 2009 2:24:55 PM

  20. Further evidence that gay men and 16-year old girls have something in common: screwed up body images they project on others.

    Rudd isn't fat, or at least isn't fat in the normal sense. Maybe in WeHo or Chelsea, he's fat, but I'm not sure that really counts.

    Posted by: Daniel | Mar 2, 2009 2:53:35 PM

  21. Christ, you guys. They're COMEDIANS! They're not leading men. Comedians are NEVER about being hot. They are the the ones on the outside who comment on the culture at large. Hence, the C-O-M-E-D-Y. In fact, when comedians are "hot" they're usually astonishingly unfunny (Dane Cook, anyone?)
    Besides--Jesus! As if a guy with a real body can't be sexy. What are we all, a bunch of vapid high school girls?

    Posted by: TPL | Mar 2, 2009 3:14:30 PM

  22. @MICHAEL & RJ
    Thanks for the info -- so now I found out that James Franco and Paul Rudd are Jewish, I do believe the current comedy posse to be 100% Gentile-free.

    If only that were true, but there IS a massive gender double standard. TIna Fey and Amy Poehler and Ana Faris are comedy stars, AND have to ALSO be hot. Whereas Ratchel Dratch (hilarious) was dumped y 30 Rock for Jane Krakowski, and Molly Shannon (as equally fearless as Will Ferrell) will NEVER be cast as studio comedy lead, with a hot himbo boyfriend. Wanda Sykes is funnier than all these guys, and I don't see her getting a mainstream movie with Taye Diggs as her husband (or Beyonce as her wife for that matter!).

    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 2, 2009 3:25:26 PM

  23. Seth Rogen is hot!

    Posted by: beelzebubba | Mar 2, 2009 6:41:28 PM

  24. Some of these comments are pissing me off. Just because they don't all look like the Jonas Brothers (yuck btw) they are thought to be ugly. As if skinny hairless twinks are the be all of attractiveness. This is the reason that Gay men get a bad rap about shallowness. Get a grip people and realize that everyone has a different idea of what is hot . Personally I keep them all busy for a couple of hours....

    Posted by: Kendall | Mar 2, 2009 6:51:49 PM

  25. James Franco's mother is said to be Jewish, but James himself is not. I never said that these guys are not funny or talented. I just hate this picture they're doing and have no desire to see them naked. Its perfectly acceptable for Tom Ford, gay that he may be to love women: he is no gay male misogynist and women have certainly made him rich enough! I hate the implied mockery of the pic and their cowardice at not being naked, even though I don't want to see it.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Mar 2, 2009 6:53:38 PM

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