Scarlett Johansson with no makeup in Vanity Fair

I know it’s a bit gimmicky, but I just love things like this: Vanity Fair hired photographer Chuck Close to shoot a bunch of celebrities with no makeup on. (The other requirements of the shoot: arrive alone or with only one friend; be available for three hours; be responsible for your own look; get to the studio yourself; and no complaining about the basic craft services.)

The full portfolio includes celebrities like Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, but a few images from the shoot have leaked out, including my girl Scarlett Johansson, who looks about 12.

Who’s your celebrity crush?

Beware: name-dropping to follow! One of my back-in-the-day Georgia best friends was in town last weekend (we'll call her Ral) and we got into a very serious discussion about our celebrity crushes. Ral nominated Ryan Gosling--who everybody seems to have a massive thing for--but I was at a loss. Girl crush? Easy: Mandy Moore! (And, obviously, Kate ...