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How Barack and Michelle Obama’s First Date Became ‘Southside With You’

When Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson went on their first date in 1989, they went to see “Do the Right Thing.” In the eyes of Richard Tanne, however, there was enough material from interviews and anecdotes to make for a feature film, “.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2017

Barack Obama Seemingly Takes Shots At Donald Trump With Warning About Divisive Social Media Usage!

What a wonderful post-Christmas treat! As we previously reported, back in September, Prince Harry sat down with Barack Obama for a chat about life after the presidency. Although we had to wait awhile, on Wednesday morning, BBC Radio 4's Today finally aired the high-profile interview. Ahead of lightning round questions (which included 44 giving his thoughts [...] What a wonderful post-Christmas treat! As we previously reported, back in September, Prince Harry sat down with Barack Obama for a chat about life after the presidency. Although we had to wait awhile, on Wednesday morning, BBC Radio 4's Today finally aired the high-profile interview. Ahead of lightning round questions (which included 44 giving his thoughts on Suits vs. The Good Wife), the ginger royal asked Obama to share his thoughts about Donald Trump's inauguration. Related: Trump Truly Believes He Saved Christmas Being a seasoned politician, the former Commander-In-Chief tactfully danced around naming the Trumpster personally, but did mention that he had some mixed feelings on January 20. Why?? Mainly, he felt somewhat uneasy about Donald's election given "all the work that was still undone" and "concerns about how the country moves forward." After the chaotic year we've had, it seems Barack's concerns were justified. Still, Obama didn't expect the peace of mind he felt once he departed the oval office. In regards to the inauguration, he noted: "But overall there was a serenity there, more than I would have expected." Good answer. Obama seemingly took another shot at Trump when he issued a warning about the toxic nature of social media. Michelle Obama's husband added: "One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases." Specifically, Obama criticized how the many online platforms can reinforce prejudicial views. He continued: "The question I think really has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a balkanization of our society, but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground… All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet. It used to be, in the United states for example, we had three television stations and everybody watched Walter Cronkite or David Brinkley or whoever the chief anchor was. Everybody had a common set of facts, and so there might be conservatives and liberals, but people could generally agree on a baseline of reality." Well said. Can't he just come back?? *WAAAAAAH* Barack went on to address his own reputation that was criticized in the media. Although the press often described him as "dispassionate and professorial and analytical," he relayed that he's actually quite the empathetic person: "I don't think I can do my job well, or that any leader can do their job well if they don't have the capacity to feel deeply for the people they're serving. The great danger that often befalls leaders is that the people they're supposed to be serving become abstractions. If you don't understand that what you do every day has a profound impact on somebody else, then you shouldn't be there." Are you LISTENING, Donald??? Despite still being a prominent political figure in the U.S., Obama is now focusing on "training the next generation of leaders." In fact, he happily described himself as a "coach." Ummm, okay -- we'd pay to see THAT movie. Well, it appears Harry REALLY nailed this guesting editing role for BBC Radio 4, because he got some great answers out of Barack. However, we're a little irked that Prince William's bro didn't confirm whether Barack and Michelle will be invited to his wedding. Meghan Markle's man coyly dished: "I don't know about that, we haven't even put the invite or the guest list together, who knows if he's going to be invited or not... I wouldn't want to ruin that surprise." *Sigh* Regardless, be sure to listen to Harry and Barack's sit down for yourself by clicking HERE! [Image via Euan Cherry/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 27th, 2017

Barack & Michelle Obama Unveil Their Official Portraits at National Portrait Gallery!

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s official portraits were finally unveiled today (February 12) at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The 56-year-old former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter — and Michelle‘s was done by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. “How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” Barack said (via [...] Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s official portraits were finally unveiled today (February 12) at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The 56-year-old former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter — and Michelle‘s was done by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. “How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” Barack said (via Huffington Post) as he took the podium to give a speech. The portrait depicts him sitting against a backdrop of green foliage. “I tried to negotiate less gray hair and Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow (him) to do what I asked,” Obama joked. “I tried to negotiate smaller ears. Struck out on that as well.” “I’m also thinking of all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who … will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution,” Michelle expressed during her speech. “I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives, because I was one of those girls.” The exhibit featuring the Obamas‘ new portraits will open on Wednesday (February 14). Barack & Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits Revealed At The National Portrait Gallery.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 12th, 2018

Barack & Michelle Obama Unviel Their Official Portraits at National Portrait Gallery!

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s official portraits were finally unveiled today (February 12) at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The 56-year-old former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter — and Michelle‘s was done by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. “How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” Barack said (via [...] Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama‘s official portraits were finally unveiled today (February 12) at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The 56-year-old former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter — and Michelle‘s was done by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. “How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” Barack said (via Huffington Post) as he took the podium to give a speech. The portrait depicts him sitting against a backdrop of green foliage. “I tried to negotiate less gray hair and Kehinde’s artistic integrity would not allow (him) to do what I asked,” Obama joked. “I tried to negotiate smaller ears. Struck out on that as well.” “I’m also thinking of all the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who … will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution,” Michelle expressed during her speech. “I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives, because I was one of those girls.” The exhibit featuring the Obamas‘ new portraits will open on Wednesday (February 14). Barack & Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits Revealed At The National Portrait Gallery.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 12th, 2018

Michelle Obama Wishes Barack a Happy 56th Birthday!

Michelle Obama took to social media to wish her husband, former President Barack Obama, a happy birthday on Friday (August 4). The former POTUS is celebrating his 56th birthday and he is getting a ton of well wishes on social media! “Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. [...] Michelle Obama took to social media to wish her husband, former President Barack Obama, a happy birthday on Friday (August 4). The former POTUS is celebrating his 56th birthday and he is getting a ton of well wishes on social media! “Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, @BarackObama — we love you so much!” Michelle wrote on Instagram. Michelle wrote a message to the followers of Obama.org that day as well. “Today is Barack‘s birthday, and this year, I want to do something a little different for him. I don’t have a card for you to sign. Instead, I have something that I know would mean even more to Barack than your well-wishes (and that’s saying something): I’m asking you to share with Barack, right now, how you’re stepping up to be a better citizen in your community. I’m asking you to share your own ‘daily act of citizenship,’” she wrote. “This work — these personal, local, daily acts of citizenship — is what the Obama Foundation is all about. This work is what my husband is all about.” Happy birthday Barack!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 4th, 2017

Trump Supporters Think Obama Was Golfing During Hurricane Katrina — When He Wasn"t Even The President Then!

This is what happens when you yell about actual news being fake while spreading "alternative facts." Your followers become idiots. Supporters took to Twitter this week to praise Donald Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey — you know, the one where he exploited the tragedy for political gain and just two weeks previously rescinded an executive order [...] This is what happens when you yell about actual news being fake while spreading "alternative facts." Your followers become idiots. Supporters took to Twitter this week to praise Donald Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey -- you know, the one where he exploited the tragedy for political gain and just two weeks previously rescinded an executive order to improve flood protections. Sorry, did we say praise Trump? We meant raise him up by tearing down Barack Obama, obviously. Related: Trump Is Literally The Most Unpopular First-Year President EVER The Twittersphere was filled with people talking about how Obama hadn't been nearly as good a president during Hurricane Katrina because he was too busy golfing. Of course, Obama wasn't a good president during Katrina. BECAUSE HE WASN'T PRESIDENT DURING KATRINA! Obama didn't take office until 2009, nearly three and a half years after the Hurricane hit the Gulf Coast. But that didn't stop the parade of ignorance (see below): Will you please get lost. Where were you when Katrina hit, oh right, playing golf. Now you want to play president. NEVER again — Annie Kleynjans (@AnnieKleynjans) August 28, 2017 He literally told the Gov of TX "anything u want, u got it". WTF else is he supposed to do? Be on the golf course like Obama was w/katrina? — Middle America Spoke (@GoBlue1131) August 28, 2017 Obama played golf at Martha's Vinyard when Katrina hit. Now he tries everything to upstage current POTUS. Pathetic. — Shawn Vermillion (@VermillionShawn) August 28, 2017 u guys are so quick to criticize Trump. Where was Obama when Hurricane Katrina hit… o yeah, he was playing golf for 3 days!! … SAD!! — fontaineaux (@Lynchburged) August 29, 2017 He isn't playing golf, like Obama during Katrina. — CJES (@Carolyn31806792) August 29, 2017 Obama played golf for a whole week before doing anything after katrina hit. — Joy Stewart (@ColtsFanJlynRN) August 26, 2017 On this anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina making landfall let us never forget... Barack Obama wasn't president. Stay in school kiddos. pic.twitter.com/qnBxOVTbZF — Schatz 🤦🏻‍♂️ (@emjbourne) August 29, 2017 Yes I do. I was immediately fixed it but the haters pounced quickly while not denying its point which was that Obama stayed golfing. — sheila (@sheila06942158) August 29, 2017 Right. The point still stands. Even though every aspect of it was factually inaccurate. Why are y'all being haters? Are there really THAT many completely ignorant American voters?? Maybe. But some analysts believe most of these Twitter users are actually bots -- fake accounts to send the same message en masse. This kind of commenting is a more pervasive form of spreading propaganda; while the message can be easily disproven, unlike a single website it can't be easily policed. This kind of fake news spreading is believed to have slightly influenced the election, so as ridiculous as this story is, it's no joke. Photos: 10 Times Donald Trump Helped Spread Fake News! Whether Trump supporters are delusional or illusory, we have a real problem here. Oh, and BTW -- Obama, an Illinois Senator at the time, wasn't golfing either. In fact, he took time to visit with Katrina evacuees in Houston. Bill Clinton and then Senator Barack Obama in New Orleans visiting Hurricane Katrina victims 2005 pic.twitter.com/O4r89ncRKM — Bettie Rose (@BettieRose100) April 9, 2016 [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 29th, 2017

Michelle Obama Opens Up About Life After the White House in First TV Interview Since Leaving - Watch Now!

Michelle Obama is opening up about life after the White House! The Former First Lady appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (February 1). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Obama During her appearance, which was also her first since leaving the White House, Michelle discussed life a year after she and [...] Michelle Obama is opening up about life after the White House! The Former First Lady appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (February 1). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Obama During her appearance, which was also her first since leaving the White House, Michelle discussed life a year after she and former President Barack Obama left office. She also talks about their new home, and how her daughter Sasha scored the best room in the house. Plus, she gushed about her favorite store: CVS! Michelle opened up about the current direction of the country, and encouraged Americans to continue to be an open-hearted nation. Watch below! Michelle Obama Talks Post-White House Life and Inauguration Awkwardness with Birthday Girl Ellen Ellen Asks Michelle Obama How Frustrated Americans Can Cope in the Current Political Climate.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 1st, 2018

"Love, Barack": Obama Describes His "Rich And Plentiful" Love In Intense Unearthed Letters To College Girlfriend

Wow. Meanwhile we can't even get a look at Donald Trump's tax returns. Emory University has just made public nine very personal letters written by Barack Obama to his girlfriend Alexandra McNear from 1982 to 1984. The couple met when they were both students at Occidental College and attempted to keep their relationship going long-distance when Barack [...] Wow. Meanwhile we can't even get a look at Donald Trump's tax returns. Emory University has just made public nine very personal letters written by Barack Obama to his girlfriend Alexandra McNear from 1982 to 1984. The couple met when they were both students at Occidental College and attempted to keep their relationship going long-distance when Barack transferred across the country to Columbia University. Related: Barack Dated Another Woman At The Same Time As Michelle — And Asked Her To Marry Him First! While the letters serve as a fascinating chronicle for historians of Obama's time as a college student and recent graduate just getting started at Business International, they're also insanely personal, revealing details of a romance long before Michelle Obama! For instance, he describes a vivid memory of a moment they spent cuddling at a friend's home: "A young black man with his arm behind his head, staring at the ceiling with moist eyes, and a young white woman resting her head on his arm, alone and facing the swirling expanse, outside the room, inside themselves, separate in the eye of the storm." Dang. So poetic! The sentiments, written during a period when Barack and Alexandra are growing apart, are more sad and confused than the public servant we've known the last decade. See a few of the standout excerpts (below): On His Ending Relationship "I think of you often, though I stay confused about my feelings. It seems we will ever want what we cannot have; that's what binds us; that's what keeps us apart." "I am not so naïve as to believe that a distinct line exists between romantic love and the more quotidian, but perhaps finer bonds of friendship, but I can feel the progression from one to the other (in my mind)." "I trust you know that I miss you, that my concern for you is as wide as the air, my confidence in you as deep as the sea, my love rich and plentiful. Love, Barack." On Healthy Debate "[The challenge] lies in forging a unity, mixing it up, constructing the truth to be found between the seams of individual lives. All of which requires breaking some sweat. Like a good basketball game. Or a fine dance. Or making love." On Serving Mankind "I don't distinguish between struggling with the world and struggling with myself. … I enter a pact with other people, other forces in the world, that their problems are mine and mine are theirs. … The minute others imprint my senses, they become me and I must deal with them or else close part of myself off and make myself and the world smaller, lukewarm." On Visiting His Childhood Home Of Indonesia "I can't speak the language well anymore. I'm treated with a mixture of puzzlement, deference and scorn because I'm American, my money and my plane ticket back to the U.S. overriding my blackness. I see old dim roads, rickety homes winding back towards the fields, old routes of mine, routes I no longer have access to." On Being Broke After College "One week I can't pay postage to mail a resume and writing sample, the next I have to bounce a check to rent a typewriter..." "Salaries in the community organizations are too low to survive on right now, so I hope to work in some more conventional capacity for a year, allowing me to store up enough nuts to pursue those interests next." Tons of fascinating insights into the POTUS we miss the mostus. The letters are now officially public record at Emory's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. You can learn more HERE. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 19th, 2017

The Obamas Just Congratulated Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on Their Engagement!

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have sent their congratulations to Prince Harry on his engagement to actress and activist Meghan Markle! “Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together,” Barack wrote in a tweet [...] Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have sent their congratulations to Prince Harry on his engagement to actress and activist Meghan Markle! “Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together,” Barack wrote in a tweet on Monday afternoon (November 27). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Meghan Markle Harry has had a great relationship with the Obamas over the years and they have teamed up on several causes, including the Invictus Games. Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 27, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 27th, 2017

See Michelle Obama"s Sweet Birthday Surprise From Barack!

Treating her like the Queen she is! Michelle Obama got a romantic start to her 54th birthday on Wednesday when she walked into her office and found a little something from husband Barack Obama. Photos: Michelle's Most Glam Looks Through The Years Luckily for us, the always inspiring former FLOTUS shared the love on Instagram, writing: Thank [...] Treating her like the Queen she is! Michelle Obama got a romantic start to her 54th birthday on Wednesday when she walked into her office and found a little something from husband Barack Obama. Photos: Michelle's Most Glam Looks Through The Years Luckily for us, the always inspiring former FLOTUS shared the love on Instagram, writing: Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning. You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old. And to the many people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media, you have no idea how much we love hearing from you. I know birthdays can sometimes be bittersweet (54!), but your messages of hope, generosity, and warmth have always reminded me how lucky and blessed we are.A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:41pm PST Cue all the tears (for this post and for missing them in the White House)! Also, we don't know about you, but something tells us this was just the beginning of the gift-giving. HBD, MOBAMA! P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter! P.P.S. CLICK HERE to "like" Perez on Facebook! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 17th, 2018

Michelle Obama Calls Barack Her "Best Friend" In Sweet 25th Anniversary Message!

Just in case you missed it this morning, Michelle Obama reminded us once again what OTP means with a romantic post for her 25th wedding anniversary! Related: Michelle Talks 'Standard Of Ethics' & Diversity In Politics With Shonda Rhimes Along with a throwback pic of their wedding, the former FLOTUS called Barack Obama her "best friend." Shut up, [...] Just in case you missed it this morning, Michelle Obama reminded us once again what OTP means with a romantic post for her 25th wedding anniversary! Related: Michelle Talks 'Standard Of Ethics' & Diversity In Politics With Shonda Rhimes Along with a throwback pic of their wedding, the former FLOTUS called Barack Obama her "best friend." Shut up, YOU'RE crying... See the beautiful post she tweeted on Tuesday (below)! Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I 💕 you. pic.twitter.com/y0nevQmatB — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 3, 2017 Congratulations! And here's to another 25! [Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 3rd, 2017

Michelle Obama Reveals What Melania Trump Gifted Her On Inauguration Day AND Why She Dropped That Shady As Hell Look!

We now know what Melania Trump gifted Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day. In case you forgot, last year, Mrs. Obama went viral when she gave the BEST expression after receiving a Tiffany & Co. box from Mrs. Trump just before the inauguration. For a visit with Ellen DeGeneres, which is slated to air on Thursday, Michelle [...] We now know what Melania Trump gifted Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day. In case you forgot, last year, Mrs. Obama went viral when she gave the BEST expression after receiving a Tiffany & Co. box from Mrs. Trump just before the inauguration. For a visit with Ellen DeGeneres, which is slated to air on Thursday, Michelle revealed what was inside the box AND gave some insight into her flummoxed look. Related: The Internet Reacts To Trump's State Of The Union Address In a teaser, the 54-year-old shared that Melania had gifted her with "a lovely frame." Apparently, the whole meet and greet was awkward as hell, as the Trumps broke protocol from the moment they arrived. For starters, Donnie noticeably didn't wait or help his wife out of the SUV as they arrived at the White House. Not to mention, it isn't typical for an incoming First Lady to give the outgoing FLOTUS a present. The Chicago native explained: "Well, there's all this protocol. I mean, this is like a state visit, so they tell you that you're going to do this, they're going to stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I'm sort of like okay." This move certainly threw Michelle off as she was trying to follow protocol for the important political event. In fact, her perplexed look came about as she frantically searched for an aide. She continued: "What am I supposed to do with this gift? And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box. And I'm thinking do we take the picture with?" What a nightmare. Thankfully, former president Barack Obama saved the day as he took custody of the blue box: "And then my husband saved the day – see he grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out. No staff, no one. I was like what do you do with the box?" How awkward. As this is Michelle's first TV interview since leaving the White House, be sure to check your local listings for Obama's FULL appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. [Image via CNN/EllenTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 31st, 2018

Michelle Obama Creates 'Forever Mine' Valentine's Day Playlist for Barack - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comMichelle Obama Creates 'Forever Mine' Valentine's Day Playlist for BarackRollingStone.comMichelle Obama's wide-ranging Valentine's Day playlist for Barack Obama includes Barry White, Beyonce, Etta James and Leon Bridges. Credit: CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images. By Joyce Chen. 7 hours ago. More News. Watch Michelle Obama's Tearful Final ...'A Game Changer.' How a Painting of President Obama Broke the RulesTIMEMichelle Obama made a Valentine's Day playlist for President Obama called 'Forever Mine'The VergeMichelle Obama creates Valentine's Day playlist for Barack ObamaEW.comBillboard -Esquire.com -Page Six -NewsBusters (press release) (blog)all 124 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 14th, 2018

Michelle Obama Curates Perfect Valentine"s Day Playlist for Barack Obama!

Former First Lady Michelle Obama curated the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist for her hubby, former President Barack Obama and we have it here for you to stream! The playlist – titled “Forever Mine” – features some great hits like Kendrick Lamar‘s “Love,” Beyoncé‘s “Halo,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s “It’s Your Love,” Etta James‘s “At [...] Former First Lady Michelle Obama curated the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist for her hubby, former President Barack Obama and we have it here for you to stream! The playlist – titled “Forever Mine” – features some great hits like Kendrick Lamar‘s “Love,” Beyoncé‘s “Halo,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s “It’s Your Love,” Etta James‘s “At Last,” and many many more. By the way, if you don’t know, “At Last” has a special place in the couple’s heart as they famously danced to the song at the first inauguration ball. “Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you!,” Michelle wrote to her husband on Instagram......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 14th, 2018

Malia Obama Is Starting at Harvard University!

Malia Obama is about to start studying at Harvard University. The 19-year-old and her parents, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, were seen moving her into the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus on Monday (August 21), the Boston Globe reports. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Malia Obama Malia took a gap [...] Malia Obama is about to start studying at Harvard University. The 19-year-old and her parents, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, were seen moving her into the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus on Monday (August 21), the Boston Globe reports. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Malia Obama Malia took a gap year before starting at Harvard. During that time, she gained experience in the film industry by interning at Harvey Weinstein‘s company. Another famous face is also heading to Harvard soon: black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi was accepted, but also plans to take a gap year......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 23rd, 2017

Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears After Dropping Malia Off At Harvard: "It Was A Little Bit Like Open-Heart Surgery"

Most of Barack Obama's days since leaving office involve some form of kite surfing. But last month, the former president shed actual tears — no, not for the crumbling country he left in the hands of an egotistical madman — he choked up while dropping Malia Obama off at college! Related: George Clooney Is Praying For One [...] Most of Barack Obama's days since leaving office involve some form of kite surfing. But last month, the former president shed actual tears -- no, not for the crumbling country he left in the hands of an egotistical madman -- he choked up while dropping Malia Obama off at college! Related: George Clooney Is Praying For One Nation Under Trump Our former POTUS recently revealed he broke down when he and Michelle Obama moved their 19-year-old daughter into her dorm at Harvard University in August. Speaking at the Beau Biden Foundation‘s golf and tennis invitational at Delaware's Wilmington Country Club on Sunday, the 56-year-old confessed: "For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast. I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery." A bit dramatic there, 44! Barack explained how he tried to control his emotions on Malia's big day, but the waterworks came as soon as he said goodbye to his eldest daughter: "I was proud that I did not cry in front of her. But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straight ahead, pretending they weren't hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was rough." Happens to the best of us! (Except Donald Trump, who probably teared up when dropping off his kids at UPenn only because of the hefty donation he had to make.) Last June, Malia graduated from D.C.'s private Sidwell Friends School, and decided to take a gap year before starting at Harvard. At the invitational, Barack said that his daughter's painful Ivy League send off was "a reminder that, at the end of our lives, whatever else we've accomplished, the things that we'll remember are the joys that our children – and hopefully way later, our grandchildren – bring us." The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children was created by Joe Biden in 2015 to honor his late son's legacy. [Image via CBS/YouTube.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 27th, 2017

"Southside With You" a sweet chronicle of when Barack met Michelle

Barack and Michelle Obama's daylong first date is a slim premise for a movie. But the new "Southside With You" tries it anyway -- and while it does find that premise stiff and confining, that's offset, partially, by an inherent sweetness that makes it eas.....»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 12th, 2017

Review: In "Southside With You," when Barack met Michelle

Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut "Southside With You" views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Contemplating further such forays into presidential ro.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooAug 24th, 2016

Halle Berry Dishes On Having Malia Obama as a PA: "I Was Such A Huge Fan Of Her"

Halle Berry has nothing but praise for Malia Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. While making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen with Toni Collette on Thursday evening (August 3) in New York City, the 50-year-old actress dished about having Malia, 19, as a [...] Halle Berry has nothing but praise for Malia Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. While making an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen with Toni Collette on Thursday evening (August 3) in New York City, the 50-year-old actress dished about having Malia, 19, as a production assistant on her sci-fi show, Extant. “She was fantastic, she was amazing,” Halle expressed. “She was down to do whatever a PA is asked to do, and I had wild respect for her for that. Yeah I was such a huge fan of her. She was amazing… She is such a smart, beautiful, young woman. Everybody couldn’t really see her as a PA, although she tried and tried to be one. We just couldn’t really see her as one, but to her credit, she tried very hard to be one.” Halle also got honest with a WWHL caller about what was going through her head when Adrien Brody kissed her on stage at the Oscars – Watch more after the cut! Halle Berry Dishes On Malia Obama As A PA | WWHL Click inside to watch the rest of Halle Berry’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live… Halle Berry Gets Real About The Adrien Brody Kiss | WWHL.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 4th, 2017

Barack Obama Issues Statement in Response to Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Former President Barack Obama is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein‘s ongoing sexual harassment scandal, which has already cost the film producer his job and his wife. “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held [...] Former President Barack Obama is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein‘s ongoing sexual harassment scandal, which has already cost the film producer his job and his wife. “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” Barack said in a statement. “We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture, including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect, so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future. Harvey was a significant fundraiser and donor to Barack‘s campaigns. Malia Obama also did an internship at the Weinstein Company in New York earlier this year......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 10th, 2017

Michelle & Barack Obama Had The Most Thoughtful Response To A Couple"s Wedding Invitation!

Remember when sane, compassionate people ran the country? Ah, good times. Proving to be the heroes we need but never deserved, Barack and Michelle Obama adorably responded to a couple who had sent them an invitation to their wedding. Bride-to-be Brook Allen's mother Liz Whitlow mailed the invitation to her daughter's big day back in March — [...] Remember when sane, compassionate people ran the country? Ah, good times. Proving to be the heroes we need but never deserved, Barack and Michelle Obama adorably responded to a couple who had sent them an invitation to their wedding. Bride-to-be Brook Allen's mother Liz Whitlow mailed the invitation to her daughter's big day back in March -- and the pair received a thoughtful response from the former first family this week! Related: Happy Birthday, President Barack Obama! The letter reads: "Congratulations on your wedding. We hope that your marriage is blessed with love, laughter, and happiness and that your bond grows stronger with each passing year. This occasion marks the beginning of a lifelong partnership, and as you embark on this journey, know you have our very best for the many joys and adventures that lie ahead." They are angels. Brook took to Twitter with her understandably excited response (and a little bit of Donald Trump shade) (below)! MY MOM DEADASS SENT THE OBAMAS A WEDDING INVITATION BACK IN MARCH AND JUST RECEIVED THIS IN THE MAIL. IM HOLLERING😂 pic.twitter.com/cUiRRAfrvD — brooke. (@96_brooke) July 31, 2017 pic.twitter.com/3YTgkDHWh5 — brooke. (@96_brooke) July 31, 2017 Drumpf would never......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 4th, 2017