KAMALA HARRIS VOGUE COVER DISAPPOINT’S VP-ELECT’S TEAM
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – What was supposed to be a triumph has turned out to be a problem for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. She is featured on the cover of February’s issue of Vogue magazine. But her publicity team is irked with the magazine for the photo it chose. Harris’ team says she wore a powder blue power suit for the cover shoot – but the image that was used shows her in more casual attire and wearing a pair of Converse sneakers. For its part, Vogue says it went with the more informal shot because it felt it captured her “authentic, approachable nature.” But many people who reacted online to the casual image complained about the way Vogue chose to present the nation’s first female vice president on its cover – and that the magazine also disrespected her as a Black woman.
ALEX TREBEK’S FAREWELL EPISODE AIRS
UNDATED (AP) – Dancing, wearing costumes – and with and without facial hair. Those were among the final images of Alex Trebek presented at the end of the final episode of “Jeopardy!” he hosted. The montage closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show – the last one Trebek taped before he died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8. The clips showed Trebek in some of his sillier moments on the show, including walking out onto the set without pants. Trebek began hosting “Jeopardy!” in 1984, which was clear from the various outfits and hairstyles he sported through the decades.
QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP GET THEIR CORONAVIRUS VACCINATIONS
LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Buckingham Palace announced over the weekend that the queen, who is 94 and her husband, who’s 99, got their shots on Saturday at Windsor Castle. The palace said it released the news because the queen wanted people to know she had taken the preventative injection against the coronavirus. Some 1.5 million people in Britain so far have gotten the first dose of the vaccine.