Photoshoot homages are a dime a dozen at this point, and it's hard to separate one starlet's Breakfast at Tiffany's tribute from any of the hundreds of others. That's why Lady Gaga's new cover shoot for Vanity Fair, in which she toasts My Fair Lady and Funny Girl, is so ideal: Unlike most celebrities, she can take iconic images, juxtapose them with her own persona, and make them mean something new. She's not just aping Barbra Streisand's pucker like Jennifer Aniston, she's relating a muse to herself, and that's impressive even in a bombastic Annie Leibovitz shoot like this one. It's what really makes her the new Madonna, not sheer popularity. Photos after the jump.
As delightful as it is to watch Audrey Hepburn flitting about New York in Breakfast at Tiffany's, gazing adoringly at jewels and pretty things and falling in love as party girl Holly Golightly -- the original Carrie Bradshaw -- a shadow has loomed over that film for decades: Namely, Mickey Rooney's cartoonish turn as Mr. Yunioshi, the buck-toothed, bespectacled and slightly pervy Japanese man who lives upstairs. The good news, circa 2011, is that after years of not knowing exactly how to address that ugly, embarrassing moment in classic Hollywood cinema -- hindsight and all that -- Paramount Pictures, releasing the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray this week, offers a concerted effort to make amends.
Let's hear it for all the readers and Audrey Hepburn devotees who participated in this week's Breakfast at Tiffany's 10-word-review contest in honor of the film's 50th birthday. We've received a deluge of submissions but alas, we could only choose three as winners. Click ahead to see whose witty write-ups earned them a special anniversary Blu-ray edition of the Blake Edwards classic.