Speaking of the new administration, it appears Vogue has finally landed First Lady Michelle Obama for a cover -- and it could be out in the next few weeks. Thank Obama's hairdresser for confirming the news: Frederic Fekkai stylist Johnny Wright this week inked a deal with television production company 44 Blue, which produces reality shows such as Style Network's "Split Ends." The news reports on the deal said Wright "has styled the First Lady's coif for the Democratic National Convention, her upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine and other occasions." Really? An e-mail to Wright's publicist went unreturned. A Vogue spokesman stayed on script about whether Michelle Obama will make a cover appearance, saying simply, "We're very interested in working with the First Lady."
Nevertheless, all signs point to go for Mrs. Obama's cover turn. Photographer Annie Leibovitz, who shoots for many Conde Nast titles, including Vogue and Vanity Fair, was spotted in Washington last week leaving the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas were staying before their eventual move to the White House.