February 06, 2008

Party Canceled

Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Alice Braga, Ellen Page, Zoƫ Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, and America Ferrera.

Vanity Fair has announced that they are canceling their annual Oscar Party in partial response to the ongoing writers strike.

This announcement coincided with the revelation of the cover for next weeks Hollywood issue (as seen left).

The February 24 party was scrapped even though the writers guild is said to be on track for a possible deal with studios, possibly as soon as this week.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter decided to cancel the party after talking with West Coast friends and colleagues, said magazine spokeswoman Beth Kseniak.

He decided that even if the three-month writers strike was resolved before the Academy Awards, its affect on Tinseltown was likely to linger.

"Inasmuch as Vanity Fair is a collection of writers, photographers and artists, we do feel ourselves in aligned solidarity with the writers, directors and actors in the film business," Carter said in a statement.