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February 13, 2010

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Fey e-mails subscribers about Vogue cover

New York — Vogue subscribers may have noticed an e-mail from Tina Fey in their inbox.

It wasn’t not spam!

Well, not really.

The fashion magazine sent out a note from the actress promoting her cover shoot for its March issue.

With a subject line that reads “My Vogue cover,” Fey used her self-deprecating humor to describe her experience of appearing in Vogue. She compared it to things you might expect to see only once in your lifetime — such as Halley’s Comet and the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano.

“If you’ve always wondered what it would be like if the talented people of Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, and Vogue gave your 40-year-old sister-in-law a makeover, then this is the issue for you,” writes Fey.

The March 2010 issue of Vogue goes on sale Tuesday.

Polanski film debuts; extradition on hold

Geneva — Friday was a banner day for director Roman Polanski: His new film premiered in Berlin and Swiss authorities pledged not to extradite him to the U.S. as long as his appeal on a sex case was still being considered in Los Angeles.

Compared to the last four months being under arrest in Switzerland, it was a win-win.

Polanski could not walk the red carpet at the Berlin film festival Friday night for the debut of his movie “The Ghost Writer,” starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan, because he is under house arrest. But he was still the star of the party, feted by the movie’s actors, producer and screenplay writer.

And in a new twist to his long legal saga, the Swiss Justice Ministry declared it would make “no sense” to shift Polanski from house arrest at his Alpine chalet until U.S. courts ruled definitively that he must be sentenced in person to further jail time for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

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