Radar Online recently reported that “The Family Stone” star Rachel McAdams had fired her personal publicist and walked out of a “Vanity Fair” photo shoot because she didn’t want to pose nude with several other actresses for the cover of the mag’s hot Hollywood issue.

But we got the real skinny on the strip show. There were just three actresses involved in the shoot: Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and McAdams. And McAdams did tee-totally freak when she got there and found out that VF’s guest editor Tom Ford‘s big artistic concept was to have the gals pose naked. She’d been prepared for a sexy shoot but fully expected a sheet or some lingerie or something. And she really did ditch her publicist — Amy Van Iden — over the debacle.

But — and here’s where it gets really interesting — McAdams went ahead and did the shoot. So much for taking a moral stand.

Other shots in the upcoming VF Hollywood issue will include:

]]>George Clooney in a swimming pool surrounded by nubile young women. Sigh. Just another day in the life of a hard-working actor.

Jarhead” star Peter Sarsgaard in an immaculate suit, all trussed up and suspended in midair by a bondage pro especially hired by Ford. Let’s hope Ford left off the ball-gag.

A famous Beverly Hills plastic surgeon being chased by a 15-foot high breast in a recreation of the famous scene in Woody Allen‘s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.” It reportedly cost VF five figures to have the giant mammary made. Now that’s what we call a boob job.

By the way, that scandalous VF Hollywood cover show just one naked actress. Or it may, uh, reveal all three of them. Hey, it’s always good to have options in this town.

Still want more behind the scenes buzz on the VF shoot?

A Fashion Week Daily item mentions other actresses — including Patricia Clarkson and “Mission Impossible III” star Michelle Monaghan — inside the mag and whispers that Ford may stay on as VF’s permanent creative force.

Most scandalous? Ford has reportedly put 12-year-old Dakota Fanning in some very provocative skin-baring dresses and platform heels.

Gosh, real groundbreaking stuff. Has Ford forgotten that photographer Gary Gross shot a tarted-up, naked, wet, prepubescent 10-year-old named Brooke Shields back in 1975?

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