Dakota Fanning, Gabourey Sidibe are V cover girls


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It’s been a breakout year for Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sidibe, young talents with major presence in film for their roles in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ and ‘Precious,’ respectively.

V magazine took note and transformed them into glam cover models for its latest issue, shot by Parisian photography team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Sidibe, who got the siren treatment with flowing locks and glossy lips, spoke about role model and ‘Precious’ costar Mo’Nique: ‘She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care about one day being skinny.

‘All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny,’ Sidibe said. ‘And she disapproved everything that everyone has ever told me.’


As for Fanning -- the grown-up child star says don’t be surprised if she’s not squeaky-clean forever ...

... because she may not be in Lindsay Lohan territory, but she ain’t perfect.

‘I think that when you’re in the public eye, you automatically become a role model, because people are reading about you and looking at pictures of stuff you’ve done,’ Fanning said. ‘But, you know, no one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes. I have made mistakes and I will make mistakes. I’m only human.”

Dakota will be seen next in ‘The Runaways,’ alongside Kristen Stewart, and then June brings ‘Eclipse,’ the third installment in ‘The Twilight Saga.’ Gabby will be seen this year in ‘Yelling to the Sky.’

-- Matt Donnelly

Related dispatches from or approved by the Ministry of Gossip:

V magazine’s high-fashion ode to plus-size models
V magazine’s plus-size issue looking more exploitative than experimental


‘The Runaways’ trailer: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning rock it like Joan Jett, fangs-free

The Envelope’s official Q&A with Gabourey Sidibe ‘Twilight: New Moon’ rises in L.A.: red carpet in Westwood

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