Some news items you might have missed:
• Pink News: Reigning Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider (above) has made history again as the first woman to ever surpass $1 million in earnings. On Friday, Schneider’s total tally rose to $1,019,001. She is also the first openly trans contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
• Nevada Current: Clark County Sheriff and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Joe Lombardo has criticized Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for “mask and vaccine mandates.” State of Nevada employees who work with vulnerable populations were told in September to vaxx-up. But Lombardo implemented his own mandate for new Metro Police hires in August, before Sisolak’s mandate.
Lombardo fundraising letter blasts Sisolak for vaccine mandates but Metro, which is run by Lombardo, implemented a vaccine mandate before the state did.https://t.co/xyVHTGLKPw
— Nevada Current (@NevadaCurrent) January 7, 2022
• New York Times: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers.
• Hollywood Reporter: Actor Chris Noth has been cut from the upcoming finale of HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That…,” in the wake of sexual assault allegations against him.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 6, 2022
• Insider: Democrats are turning up the star power with former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and talk show host Oprah calling Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and urging him to support reforms to Senate filibuster.
• ABC News: Employers added 199,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, according to the Department of Labor.
• Twitter: Former President Barack Obama was one of thousands who praised Sidney Poitier for his dignity, grace, and singular talent amid the outpouring of condolences upon the Academy Award winner’s passing today at the age of 94.
Through his groundbreaking roles and singular talent, Sidney Poitier epitomized dignity and grace, revealing the power of movies to bring us closer together. He also opened doors for a generation of actors. Michelle and I send our love to his family and legion of fans. pic.twitter.com/zkYKFSxfKA
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier changed Hollywood, America, & the world forever through his many unforgettable performances, & through the strength, grace, & dignity he radiated both on screen and off. I’ll always be deeply grateful that I had the chance to spend time with him through the years. pic.twitter.com/IVDrt4OHwb
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) January 7, 2022