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What Will Michelle Obama Do Once She Leaves the White House?

At a Louisiana Town Hall earlier this year, President Obama told a crowd that “there are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and Michelle is not running for president.” The first lady herself has repeatedly said that she’s not inter.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 12th, 2017

Michelle Obama Talks "Standard Of Ethics" & Lack Of Diversity In Politics With Shonda Rhimes

It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears [...] It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears After Dropping Malia Off At Harvard The lawyer reflected on her family's time in charge -- and the differences facing our country now, joking: "For the last eight years, we had a standard of ethics, a lot of constraints. What it means to have a commander-in-chief that actually upholds the standards of the White House..." She went on to encourage women to "speak up" and demand a seat at the table, which is dominated by white men: "Don't waste your seat at the table and if you're scared to use your voice, then give up your seat to someone who can use it because we can't afford to waste that opportunity. I want women to pay attention, because this is what happens when we don't stand up. We give our seats up to those who are supposed to be there, because of the stereotypes of what power and success is supposed to be." The activist added: "I've been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down. When you know what's right and you don't say anything, you see wrong happening and you sit quietly, that's what I want women to challenge to be, to speak up. We don't get to the right answers without raising our voices." On the subject of children, Michelle hasn't lost hope for our future generation: "I think they're more open in ways and less tolerant of obvious inequities. This generation will look at what is happening now in the world and say, ‘This doesn't feel right,' because they know what they were taught. They've been raised with an openness. Many kids today only know that Barack Obama was their president. They grew up only under hope and opportunity. I think now they will be less tolerant and feel some of what is happening now as what they intrinsically know is not what they were taught. The thing we cannot forget is that children know when people don't believe in them or they're not being invested in. Kids know when things are different for them, when they are being quieted or being treated fairly. It's sort of a shame on us adults when we treat kids like they don't know." As for the importance of diversity in Congress, Obama told Rimes: "Usually at the State of the Union address, what you see is this real dichotomy. On one side of the room it's a feeling of color. On one side of the room it's gray and white. On the other side of the room there's yellows and blues and greens. One side, all men, all white. On the other side, some women and people of color. Whenever I was sitting…I looked at that and thought ‘No wonder people don't trust politics. We're not even noticing what these rooms look like.'" Preach! After the inspiring chat, a recorded message from Barack popped up on the screen for him to tell his bride on their special day: "Your strength, grace, determination honesty, and the fact that you look so good doing all of this, it's remarkable. It's no wonder that as people got to know you as I got to know you, that they fell in love. It's truly the best decision I ever made to be persistent enough to ask you out on a date that you finally gave in and I hope you feel the same way." Feels!!! [Image via W.Wade/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

Omarosa Manigualt Did NOT Leave The White House On Good Terms — Juicy Details On Her Firing HERE!

Living for this gossip coming out of our supremely dysfunctional White House — and this time, shockingly, Donald Trump isn't even really involved in the dysfunction!! As we've been reporting this week, Omarosa Manigault resigned was most definitely fired from her job in the White House by Chief of Staff John Kelly, but that is so [...] Living for this gossip coming out of our supremely dysfunctional White House -- and this time, shockingly, Donald Trump isn't even really involved in the dysfunction!! As we've been reporting this week, Omarosa Manigault resigned was most definitely fired from her job in the White House by Chief of Staff John Kelly, but that is so far from the end of the story that it's almost ridiculous. She has a LOT to tell and it looks like she may be positioning herself for a tell-all book, or something. Get your popcorn. Related: Trump Got His OWN Birthday Wrong On Absentee Ballot It all started this week when Omarosa was told that her husband no longer had clearance to attend the White House staff Christmas party, according to an exclusive report in the Daily Mail. That led directly to what sources are calling an "epic showdown" with Kelly, in which she blew up at him, swearing and yelling, and pretty much sealing her fate. A source said: "When she got word that her husband could not attend the Christmas party because his security clearance under her had been canceled already, she was outraged. She confronted General Kelly about it and that's when the explosive altercation happened between them. She was embarrassed by that and it sent her over the top." The thing is, though, that Kelly was sick of Omarosa's "abusive treatment" of other senior officials long before the blow-up this week, and he was already in the process of getting around to firing her... the Christmas party blow-up just pushed him to do it immediately on Tuesday night. Being a relatively honorable man, Kelly agreed to let Omarosa say she "resigned" and that her last day would be January 20 -- one full year of working in the White House. But Manigault and Kelly did not part on good terms; and in fact, literally no other senior official in the White House liked her, either! Oops!!! While Kelly saw Manigault as a "tyrant," with an "air of entitlement," other senior officials also had a strong distaste for Omarosa. Related: Omarosa Weds At Trump International Hotel! One source revealed: "The only reason Omarosa survived Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and Sean Spicer is because the president protected her. They all had issues with her at one point or another, but despite their gripes about her and their desires for her to be let go, Trump always had her back." LOLz!! Of course Trump had her back -- she's a reality TV snake oil salesman just like The Donald himself! Birds of a feather flock together... well, at least in most cases they do. Speaking of Trump, Omarosa tried to go see him after Kelly laid down the hammer on her White House career, but she was prevented from going into the President' living quarters and eventually hauled off the grounds of the White House, allegedly being physically removed from the space (though Omarosa denies that this happened). More from a source on her removal (below): "This is a woman who showed up at the White House with her entire bridal party for an unplanned, unauthorized wedding day photo shoot. So, imagine her outrage when she was told that her husband could not come to the White House that evening for one of the holiday parties, she was pissed to say the least ... She became disgruntled and she tripped the alarms [trying to get to Trump] and she started throwing obscenities." Oh, Omarosa... Never change!!! Sounds like she's starting to prepare for that inevitable tell-all book coming in 3... 2... 1... [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 16th, 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

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 Says She"s Officially "Back" In First Major Speech Since Leaving White House

Michelle Obama is officially back! The 54-year-old former First Lady stepped out at the School Counselor of Year ceremony on Friday (February 2) at The Kennedy Center in New York City. Michelle took to the stage to give her first major speech since leaving the White House last year and declared that she’s officially “back.” [...] Michelle Obama is officially back! The 54-year-old former First Lady stepped out at the School Counselor of Year ceremony on Friday (February 2) at The Kennedy Center in New York City. Michelle took to the stage to give her first major speech since leaving the White House last year and declared that she’s officially “back.” She also thanked educators and counselors who help to transform “the lives of young people across the country.” “Trust me, I know this work isn’t easy, especially right now. I know there’s a lot of anxiety out there. And there’s no denying our kids, what they see on TV, the kind of behavior being modeled in public life, that, yes, impacts their behavior and their character,” Michelle said. She added, “But at times like this, the work that you all are doing is even more urgent. Even more critically important. You all have the power to teach kids what it means to go high when others go low.” Later, Kirsten Perry was awarded Counselor of the Year. FYI: Michelle is wearing Rodarte......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 2nd, 2018

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

Trump Uninvites Golden State Warriors to White House, Team Will Instead Promote Equality in DC

The Golden State Warriors are speaking out after President Trump uninvited the team from a visit to the White House. Championship sports teams are often invited to the White House for a visit with the president, but Stephen Curry said he was not interested in meeting Trump following the Warriors’ win in the NBA Finals. [...] The Golden State Warriors are speaking out after President Trump uninvited the team from a visit to the White House. Championship sports teams are often invited to the White House for a visit with the president, but Stephen Curry said he was not interested in meeting Trump following the Warriors’ win in the NBA Finals. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted on Saturday morning (September 23). While the team as a whole had not made a decision as a whole about visiting the White House, a statement was released saying the team will not visit following Trump‘s remarks. “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited,” the Warriors said in a statement. “We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them. We’re disappointed that we did not have an opportunity during this process to share our views or have open dialogue on issues impacting our communities that we felt would be important to raise.” “In lieu of a visit to the White House, we have decided that we’ll constructively use our trip to the nation’s capital in February to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization,” the statement added. LeBron James‘ response to Trump‘s tweet has gone viral. Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 23rd, 2017

Kim Kardashian Called Out For Cultural Appropriation On K. Michelle’s New Song Kim K — But Is It Totally Shady??

Kim Kardashian West is being called out for cultural appropriation! But this time by R&B artist and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star K. Michelle, who penned a new track Kim K about the momma of two and her sisters! Related: Kim Flaunts New 'Do & Svelte Figure In Tight Dress! On it, she sings: "Wish I could be [...] Kim Kardashian West is being called out for cultural appropriation! But this time by R&B artist and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star K. Michelle, who penned a new track Kim K about the momma of two and her sisters! Related: Kim Flaunts New 'Do & Svelte Figure In Tight Dress! On it, she sings: "Wish I could be a Kardashian so I could be black / Put my face over Pac, wear my braids to the back / Throw a filter on that, 'cause ain't shit real / And ain't shit funny, so fuck how you feel!" The singer is clearly referencing Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner's lawsuit over putting their face over vintage pics of Tupac and more music icons, and then selling them on their site! K. Michelle also shows love to Blac Chyna, who has her own lawsuit with the fam: "I gotta fuck with Blac Chyna / She's such a lion, no Tyga / She's just a constant reminder / N*ggas will sponsor vagina" Despite all that, the 33-year-old will have you know she means no shade to the Kardashian/Jenner clan, or even specifically Kim K. with her song: I see some blogs trying to make My song "Kim K"messy, lord if u only knew how fly I think she is! People are me would tell u. The statement behind the song is black Women are rarely given credit for our cultural trends and flyness. — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 4, 2017 Truths can be spoken without a shade tree behind them. For ages Black women have been taught by society that our image isn't good enough for mainstream or that we need to make changes. I believed them and made those SOME of those changes, only 2 regret it. — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 4, 2017 The older I got I started to see that women of other ethnicities were being accepted for and African American women were told no 2 big asses, cornrolls, long pointy finger nails(which was taking place before we were born-its tribal) and other cultural aesthetics. — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 4, 2017 I remember being told that I couldn't wear braids by my Caucasian vocal coach to talent shows because I wouldn't win because it wasn't a polished look! — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 4, 2017 Also in the song I say I gotta fuck with Blac Chyna, because regardless of what you say she's made a way for herself, and its crazy how when other people do what they do it's classic but when we do it it's ratchet. — K. Michelle (@kmichelle) December 4, 2017 Fans feel differently though, voicing their opinions on Twitter: K Michelle made a whole diss song called Kim K and then proceeded to say "no shade towards the Kardashians", since you wanted some clout so here you go ... — LakiLand 🍭 (@yeahthatslaki) December 5, 2017 K michelle’s weird ass tried to make a song sneak dissing kim k 🙄 sis tried to make it seem like it was about "black girl empowerment"....k michelle stfu, you’re problematic too...you dated r kelly and that nigga been a pedophile since like 1997 💀 — Ash Kardash 💞 (@Ashley_Diorr) December 5, 2017 Me: Never heard of K Michelle before "K Michelle calls out Kim K for cultural appropriation in new song" Me: pic.twitter.com/MMvWNMI5Ds — Liz (@LizBisuga) December 4, 2017 Listen to Kim K (below) and let us know if you think she's being shady!! P.S. She really just gave everyone that reminder she dated Idris Elba! [Image via Media Punch & Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzDec 6th, 2017

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

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

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

Melania Trump"s White House Christmas Decorations Look Like Something Out Of A Horror Movie!

What in the name of all that is O Holy Night? Melania Trump designed the White House Christmas decorations this year with the theme of "Time-Honored Traditions" — which sounds to us like another Make America Great AGAIN racist dog whistle, but that's probably just the context of the occupants. Video: Access Hollywood Reminds You The Donald [...] What in the name of all that is O Holy Night? Melania Trump designed the White House Christmas decorations this year with the theme of "Time-Honored Traditions" -- which sounds to us like another Make America Great AGAIN racist dog whistle, but that's probably just the context of the occupants. Video: Access Hollywood Reminds You The Donald Trump Tape Is 'Very Real' What the First Lady did with the theme, well, based on this preview (above) it's more German Expressionism meets Tim Burton! Stephanie Grisham, communications director for FLOTUS, shared some of the first pics on Twitter, and people could not help but get chills -- and not in a good way! See some of the most repulsed responses (below)! The holidays are upon us!! Right now: flotus is seeing to every last detail here at the @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/TglHYDVUx1 — Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) November 27, 2017 Other people didn't see holidays so much as horror... Melania Trump's White House Christmas decor looks awesome if you add the Babadook pic.twitter.com/mQ3sTt5NFm — Hubert Vigilla, which rhymes with "Vubert Higilla" (@HubertVigilla) November 28, 2017 Melania deciding to add dementors to the White House Christmas decorations was a nice touch. pic.twitter.com/BviKcHKUk3 — Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 28, 2017 I wasn't sure whether Melania's White House Christmas decorations were more Pan's Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things, so I combined them all. pic.twitter.com/FKkcVHcxlM — Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2017 White House kind of going for a different holiday feel this year. pic.twitter.com/FsktsGcOB5 — Schooley (@Rschooley) November 27, 2017 The Black Lodge Christmas theme for the White House is a bold choice. But I like it. pic.twitter.com/lgVdqxnvbo — Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) November 27, 2017 Deck the hells pic.twitter.com/FB8V9i4g8Y — Alan Ryan (@Alotron) November 27, 2017 I don't know what you all are talking about, I think The White House looks LOVELY. pic.twitter.com/clLxK7qi05 — Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) November 28, 2017 The great thing about the White House Christmas decoration is that you probably didn’t even realise it was upside down until I told you. pic.twitter.com/uGOZD6ortd — The No Show (@The_No_Show) November 28, 2017 LOLz! To be fair, that def seems to be an unfinished pic. See the much brighter (but no less cold) photos of the finished versions HERE and video (below)! The decorations are up! @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season! pic.twitter.com/d6ZuyeFvrw — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017 [Image via Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 29th, 2017

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

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

Anthony Scaramucci Out as White House Communications Director After 10 Days

Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been dismissed from his position as White House communications director 10 days after starting the job, the White House has confirmed. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the press secretary confirmed in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff [...] Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been dismissed from his position as White House communications director 10 days after starting the job, the White House has confirmed. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the press secretary confirmed in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.” President Donald Trump reportedly ended Scaramucci‘s time at the White House. On Thursday, July 27, a expletive laced conversation between him and a reporter was published by The New Yorker. In the conversation, Scaramucci was also heard blasting White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Anthony has also had some personal problems as of late. His wife filed for divorce earlier this month while she was 9 months pregnant. Stay tuned for an official announcement......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 31st, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci Out as White House Communications Director After 11 Days

Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been dismissed from his position as White House communications director 11 days after starting the job, the White House has confirmed. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the press secretary confirmed in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff [...] Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly been dismissed from his position as White House communications director 11 days after starting the job, the White House has confirmed. “Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director,” the press secretary confirmed in a statement. “Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best.” President Donald Trump reportedly ended Scaramucci‘s time at the White House. On Thursday, July 27, a expletive laced conversation between him and a reporter was published by The New Yorker. In the conversation, Scaramucci was also heard blasting White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Anthony has also had some personal problems as of late. His wife filed for divorce earlier this month while she was 9 months pregnant. Stay tuned for an official announcement......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 31st, 2017

Michelle Obama Opens Up About Facing Racism Even After Being First Lady

Michelle Obama says there are still people who can't — or won't, rather — see past her skin color. While speaking at the Women's Foundation of Colorado's 30th anniversary celebration, the former FLOTUS opened up about the obstacles she had to face, and still faces, as the first black woman in her position. Related: Michelle Calls Out [...] Michelle Obama says there are still people who can't -- or won't, rather -- see past her skin color. While speaking at the Women's Foundation of Colorado's 30th anniversary celebration, the former FLOTUS opened up about the obstacles she had to face, and still faces, as the first black woman in her position. Related: Michelle Calls Out THIS Double Standard From When She Was First Lady! Barack Obama's wife told WFCO President and CEO Lauren Casteel: "The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut. Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won't see me for what I am because of my skin color." Adding: "Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don't even notice we're cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we're still getting up." Before we get too emotional... we'll just take this moment to say, WE MISS YOU. While Michelle said she won't pursue public office (WAH!), she will dedicate her life to helping people in other ways: "Public service and engagement will be a part of my life and my husband's life forever." The classy lawyer stayed away from getting too political, but encouraged the audience remain faithful in the people of this country despite the current President's reckless actions. She asserted: "The people in this country are universally good and kind and honest and decent. Don't be afraid of the country you live in. The folks here are good." Love you......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 26th, 2017