i first heard about Jon Peters a while back when news of his proposed book deal got all of tinsel town freaking out. you see, Peters is an illiterate hairdresser who hustled and slept his way through a slew of silver screen goddesses of old (notably Barbara Streisand) to become the head of Sony Pictures in the late 1980s. power player, sure, but he sucked at his job (big surprise there), though he continued to churn out bombs like Wild Wild West and, more recently, Superman Returns. but whatever you may think of the guy, it’s undeniable that his story is fascinating; you might even say, stranger than fiction. the March issue of Vanity fair has an article about Peters written by the woulda-been ghostwriter of the autobiography. some wtf excerpts can be found here.

i first heard about Jon Peters a while back when news of his proposed book deal got all of tinsel town freaking out. you see, Peters is an illiterate hairdresser who hustled and slept his way through a slew of silver screen goddesses of old (notably Barbara Streisand) to become the head of Sony Pictures in the late 1980s. power player, sure, but he sucked at his job (big surprise there), though he continued to churn out bombs like Wild Wild West and, more recently, Superman Returns. but whatever you may think of the guy, it’s undeniable that his story is fascinating; you might even say, stranger than fiction. the March issue of Vanity fair has an article about Peters written by the woulda-been ghostwriter of the autobiography. some wtf excerpts can be found here.

Anna Kendrick, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, and Evan Rachel Wood photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, March 2010.

the thing with these “young Hollywood” issues is that when you look back on the featured talent in a few years time, only a few will still be in the game and the rest will be going the way of Gretchen Mol. or Lindsay Lohan.