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Vanity Fair gives Oprah and Reese Witherspoon extra limbs

Vanity Fair cover Image copyright Annie Leibovitz

Reese Witherspoon has asked fans to accept her for who she is - after Vanity Fair's latest cover revealed her to have a secret third leg.

She's one of 12 film stars photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the magazine's Hollywood issue, which is published every year during awards season.

Vanity Fair said the appearance of Witherspoon's third leg was, in fact, "the lining of her dress".

Either way, the actress wasn't the only one to be given an extra appendage.

In a different image, which has now been removed from Vanity Fair's website, Oprah appears to have a third hand.

Image copyright Matthias Gaggl

The two stars had a sense of humour about it though.

Vanity Fair tried to make a joke of it too - asking how Oprah could be expected to juggle everything (though not, apparently, a presidential bid) - with just two hands.

Meanwhile, James Franco was digitally removed from the issue after originally being photographed by Leibovitz and interviewed by the magazine.

It's after Franco was accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school.

A spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: "We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him."

No reshoot was needed because those chosen for the cover are photographed separately in small groups.

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