First lady slated for second Vogue
Michelle Obama will appear on her second Vogue cover this month. Fashion writer Robin Givhan reports that the first lady was photographed wearing an ensemble by Reed Krakoff - the designer whose royal-blue dress she wore at the official swearing-in this year.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz - who also shot the first lady wearing a Michael Kors ball skirt and sweater - attempted to entice Obama into one of her trademark creative shoots she's employed for so many Hollywood celebrities (i.e., reclining in a milk bath). No such luck. Unclear if Obama posed in her own clothes, as she's typically done for magazine covers, or in wardrobe loaned for the purpose of the shoot.
Obama first appeared on the cover of Vogue's March 2009 issue. Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton posed for the high-fashion bible during their years as first lady as well, Clinton also appearing on the cover. The new issue will be on newsstands next week.
Ed Asner treated for exhaustion
GARY, Ind. - Ed Asner's publicist says the 83-year-old actor, who has been touring the country performing a one-man show for more than three years, has been hospitalized with exhaustion.
Publicist Charles Sherman told The Associated Press that Asner was taken off stage at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind., on Tuesday night.
Sherman says Asner was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital where he is "resting comfortably."
He says the actor, best known for his roles in TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Lou Grant," has been touring the nation portraying President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR" for 3 1/2 years.