Day: February 2, 2009

And now for your fix of what’s going on with the black n’ brown folks behind the scene in entertainment, the ones you really have to root for because if Angela Bassett’s gonna get work, these people are her best shot.

This week features CW’s “The Game” getting picked up by BET, Shonda Rhimes getting a new show green-lit and screenwriter Ken Rance getting to be the brother behind a Renee Zellweger Rom-com.

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Team Obama is the new hotness according to Vanity Fair (and a ton of other folks, but who cares! It’s Vanity Fair! And they have pictures!)

The headlines may be dire, but the new Obama team gives a striking impression that they are not at all intimidated. I interviewed many of them during inauguration week, while Annie Leibovitz was photographing them for the March issue of Vanity Fair, and they seem to have adopted their boss’s mantra of Yes We Can. The first group I spoke to was the economic team, and the first thing I heard from Peter Orszag, the 40-year-old head of the Office of Management and Budget, set the tone: “We’ve got to make government service cool again.”

(Source: “Can Obama Make Government Cool Again,” Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair)

This month you can look at all the hotties, wonks, nerds, boy geniuses, power women, and trendsetters behind the man with the plan, photos all done by the award winning Liebovitz online and inside VF. (Source: “Enter Obama,” Vanity Fair)

Check out a few more pictures after the jump!

(Including Valerie Jarrett, killing it, yet again, in one of her amazing suits. I love this woman!)

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