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GRAYDON GOES GAGA: Move over, dead people. Sources say Vanity Fair is plotting to put a real, live celebrity on its September cover — and one of the most in-demand at that: Lady Gaga. Indeed, the pop star is said to be editor Graydon Carter’s pick to cover the magazine’s fall Style Issue, which last year featured archival images of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett instead of January Jones and Jon Hamm of “Mad Men,” as originally planned. Word is Gaga will be photographed by Nick Knight for the issue. (The British photographer’s previous work for Vanity Fair is limited, it seems, to a June 2004 Brad Pitt cover feature.) A Vanity Fair spokeswoman wouldn’t say whether the magazine was getting on the Gaga train — understandably, perhaps, in case something goes awry. “It’s our policy to not talk about future covers or stories, whether we are or are not working on them,” she said.
— Nick Axelrod