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First Lady Michelle Obama Reveals Holiday Traditions, Including The Time She Hula Hooped For A Gift

November 28th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Michelle Obama LHJ
First Lady Michelle Obama recently opened up to Ladies Home Journal about her family's holiday traditions, which include a talent show, a special dish, and "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

When she was younger, her family had a unique way of celebrating the holidays rather than exchanging gifts.

"Our extended family was so large, people couldn't really afford to buy gifts for everyone. So a couple of my aunts would go out and purchase small gifts. They would put them in a basket and in order to get a gift you had to perform," she explained.

"You could tell a joke, read a poem, do a backflip ...
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The Next Victims On Amanda Bynes' 'Ugly' Twitter List: The Obamas

July 8th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has added President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to her growing list of people she finds ugly.

The troubled Bynes, who has grown increasingly erratic this year, has primarily used Twitter to defend herself from tabloid rumors (and criticize them for using old photos) and to call several people "ugly."

Apparently it was the Obamas' turn, because Bynes tweeted today, "Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!"

In the past, Bynes called Lance Bass, Drake, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus ugly. She took back her criticism of Miley after Miley responded, and Bynes later tweeted, "Mi...
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Justin Timberlake Brings 'Memphis Soul' To The White House

April 10th, 2013 5:10pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Pop star Justin Timberlake was a big hit at the White House on Tuesday night, where he performed during a music education event held by First Lady Michelle Obama.

"In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul" celebrated the sounds of the 60s from the singer's native Memphis, Tennessee, and included a mix of acts old and new.

Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, Ben Harper and newcomers Alabama Shakes were on hand interact with music students at the "Soulsville, USA: The History of Memphis Soul" workshop, but it was Timberlake who had the crowd buzzing.

"Oh, watching you all's faces - pric...
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Website Reveals Personal Finances Of Celebs Including Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Political Figures

March 13th, 2013 8:27am EDT
Britney Spears
An unidentified hacker has posted the personal financial details of several celebrities online. The individual somehow managed to breach security and obtain information about some of the most famous people in the world.

The targeted celebs are: Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Jay Z, Beyonce, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Sarah Palin, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Kanye West, Kris Jenner, Mitt Romney, Tiger Woods, Robert Mueller (FBI Director), Eric Holder (U.S. Attorney General), Stacia Hylton (U.S. Marshal...
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The 10 Most Memorable & Shocking Moments At The 2013 Oscars

February 25th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Ben Affleck wins Oscar for Argo
If you missed the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we have a roundup of some of the best (and most shocking) moments from the ceremony:

1.) Before the stars arrived, the toilets overflowed, flooding the lobby at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, according to TMZ.com. Fortunately, custodians were able to vaccum the mess before Hollywood royalty descended.

2.) "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart surprised fans after arriving to the event on crutches. She apparently stepped on a piece of glass a couple days earlier but later that evening presented an award without the aid of the medical device.

3.) Ho...
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Inaugural Ball Highlights: A Red Hot Michelle Obama, Presidential Dancing, Great Music & More

January 22nd, 2013 8:38am EST
Barack and Michelle Obama
Everyone was waiting to see what Michelle Obama would wear to the inaugural balls on Monday night, and she definitely didn't disappoint.

The First Lady, who recently made a style statement by debuting bangs, opted for a red chiffon and velvet gown. The custom-made halter dress was designed by Jason Wu, who also made her stunning white gown for the same event four years ago. She also wore Jimmy Choo shoes and jewelry by Kimberly McDonald. The President wore a tuxedo with a white tie.

The couple showed up on stage at the ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center holding hands, wavi...
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What Should Michelle Obama Wear To The Inaugural Ball? Plus, The First Lady Has New Bangs!

January 20th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is, hands down, a style icon. Her passion for fashion and even recycling looks, is what makes women around the world admire her chic but affordable wardrobe essentials. Known for wearing numerous dresses from White House | Black Market, it was only natural for the brand to ponder what will she wear next?

"If we were given the opportunity to dress First Lady Michelle Obama in a gorgeous gown, we envision it would be in one of our exclusive dress designs. It’s anyone’s guess who she will wear during Monday night’s inaugural ball, but we’re sure she has plenty of options."

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Madonna And Amanda Bynes Named Least Influential People Of 2012

November 28th, 2012 8:30am EST
Madonna
Madonna and Amanda Bynes have been named two of the Least Influential People of 2012 in a spoof end-of-year list.

Editors at GQ magazine have followed up Barbara Walters' annual list of The 10 Most Fascinating People by creating their own compilation of 25 "uninspiring" famous faces.

Introducing the countdown, GQ bosses state, "These folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal. (It's) a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg."

Madonna was nominated for the shameful dishonor after stripping off ...
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The Killers' Drummer Recalls Grabbing First Lady Michelle Obama's Butt

August 15th, 2012 11:45am EDT
the Killers
The Killers rocker Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. accidentally groped First Lady Michelle Obama when the band was invited to the White House.

The Mr. Brightside hit-makers performed for President Barack Obama and his wife at their official residence as part of Independence Day celebrations in July, 2010.

They were introduced to the couple during the event, and drummer Vanucci, Jr. was stunned when Michelle Obama leaned in for a hug - and he inadvertently grabbed her butt with both hands.

He tells NME magazine, "Playing the White House was great. But I ended up grabbing Michelle Obama's a**. She...
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Michelle Obama Attends Fundraiser At Gwen Stefani's Home

August 13th, 2012 11:03am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale hosted a fundraiser at her Los Angeles home over the weekend, which was attended by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Other celebrity guests included Nicole Richie and her husband Joel Madden and actress Alyson Hannigan.

Obama is spending two days in Hollywood to raise funds for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, and families of four spent $2,500 to attend the party, which included face painting and balloon sculptures.

The First Lady told guests, "Barack can't do it alone. He's not Spider-Man. He's not a superhero. He's a human, so we need...
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Michelle Obama & Mitt Romney Get Into The Olympic Spirit In London

July 30th, 2012 9:18am EDT
Michelle Obama & Carmelo ANthony
First Lady Michelle Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attended the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, showing their support for Team USA. Naturally, the political rivals didn't sit together.

On Saturday the First Lady waved an American flag and lent her support to the U.S. swimming team at the Aquatics Centre of the Olympic Park, London. Romney and wife Ann also watched the swimming competition.

Obama cheered on the USA basketball Dream Team, and players such as Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James spontaneously hugged her after winning against ...
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Beyonce Shares Stunning Photos From Her First Concert Since Having Blue Ivy

May 30th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Beyonce
King B is back!!! Over the weekend Beyonce hit the stage for the first time since giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy. And word is that the singer almost burned the building down with her smoking hot performances.

The four night concert was held at the Revel in Atlantic City celebrating the luxurious resort's grand opening. Many of the who's whos in Hollywood and other notables attended the festivities during the weekend.

Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian and Queen Latifah were just a few big names. Here are some stunning photos that the "End Of Time" diva shared via Tumblr.

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Michelle Obama & Daughters Attend Beyonce Concert

May 28th, 2012 10:25am EDT
Michelle Obama
Popstar Beyonce wowed a sold-out crowd at the new Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Friday for her first live concert since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January.

On Saturday, President Barack Obama's wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia went to see Beyonce's show. The crowd gave the family a warm welcome as the trio found their seats at the concert venue.

A source told UsMagazine.com, "They sat up in a private balcony with Gayle King. Michelle was jamming out to 'Crazy in Love.' When Beyonce told the crowd to get up and jump, (Malia and Sasha) stood and started ...
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Beyonce Pens Letter To First Lady Michelle Obama

April 12th, 2012 11:24am EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce has lauded First Lady Michelle Obama as the ultimate African American role model for her young daughter in a touching hand-written letter.

The Irreplaceable hit-maker, who became a first-time mother in January with the birth of baby Blue Ivy, has penned an open letter to the White House hostess, thanking her for fostering a positive environment for black females.

GlobalGrind.com has obtained a copy of the note, which reads, "Michelle is the ultimate example of a truly strong African American women (sic). She is a caring mother, she's a loving wife, while at the same time, she is...
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George Clooney To Host President Obama Fundraiser

April 10th, 2012 4:23pm EDT
George Clooney
Actor/activist George Clooney is set to host a fundraising party for President Barack Obama next month in a bid to boost his re-election campaign.

The Ides of March star and longtime Obama admirer will welcome the leader and 150 of his supporters at his Los Angeles residence on May 10th, with guests paying almost $40,000 per ticket.

All proceeds will be donated to the Obama Victory fund and Clooney insists he's thrilled about opening up the doors of his home for the occasion.

He tells Entertainment Tonight, "I'm proud to do whatever I can to support the President... as long as no one ...
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Madonna, Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson Make Fashion Icon List

April 4th, 2012 9:15am EDT
Madonna
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and The Beatles have been named among the "All-Time 100 Fashion Icons" by Time magazine editors.

The extensive list features the "most influential fashion icons since 1923", the year the publication was born, and is split into six categories - Designers & Brands, Models, Muses, Photographers, Editors & Stylists and Style & Design.

The artists have all made the list as Muses, alongside rocker David Bowie, actors James Dean, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Audrey Hepburn, late British royal Diana, Princess of Wales and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Mo...
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Beyonce Shows Off Her Banging Post-Baby Body At Michelle Obama's Cocktail Party

March 20th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Beyonce
We had no doubt that Beyonce would get back in shape quickly after giving birth to her baby girl. The hard working pop star isn't one to sit around.

We spotted her yesterday in New York City on her way to a fundraising party by First Lady Michelle Obama. The singer wore a form fitting blue dress by Victoria Beckham. She accessorized with an eagle medallion necklace and strappy black pumps. Perhaps she was giving a shout out to her daughter Blue Ivy with her color choice?

Beyonce has announced she will be back on stage in May.

Check out more photos of the new mom...
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'Homeland's' Damian Lewis Lands White House Invitation

March 9th, 2012 10:10am EST
Damian Lewis
Homeland star Damian Lewis has been invited to the White House for dinner with President Barack Obama.

The British actor revealed last month the politician is a huge fan of the drama series, and now it has emerged Lewis and his wife are heading to Washington, D.C. next week to share a meal with Obama and First Lady Michelle.

Lewis tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton, "It turns out it is his favorite show. But the big news is that he has invited me to the White House for dinner."

"I am going with Helen my wife to dinner next Wednesday. I am going to fly to Washington, have dinner a...
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Emily Blunt Ashamed For Laughing 'Hysterically' In President Obama's Face

March 5th, 2012 8:36am EST
Emily Blunt
British actress Emily Blunt can't help but cringe whenever she recalls her recent meeting with President Barack Obama because she lost control of her nerves and began laughing "hysterically" in his face.

Blunt was attending the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. in December to help pay tribute to her "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Meryl Streep when she was offered the opportunity to greet the President.

But the meeting didn't quite go as smoothly as she'd planned when Obama lavished praise on Blunt for her screen work - and it all proved a little too much for her to handle.

She r...
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'Hawaii Five-0' Cast Join Pearl Harbor Project

November 14th, 2011 8:46am EST
Hawaii Five-O
The stars of TV show Hawaii Five-0 have volunteered for a community project at Pearl Harbor in support of U.S. veterans.

The actors, including Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Masi Oka, will be among a group of volunteers who will help plant a garden at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on Monday.

The American Heart Association Teaching Garden is designed to educate children about the importance of healthy habits and is part of Michelle Obama's Joining Forces initiative to support U.S. veterans through community service.

The First Lady will give a talk at the...
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For Some Celebs, Their Best Accessories Are Their Pampered Pooches

October 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Celebrities and their dogs
Bo Obama just got his first official White House photo. In honor of the first dog's fourth birthday, check out some of our other favorite furry friends.

Hugh Jackman's French Bulldog is a natural in front of the camera. The actor rarely goes anywhere in New York City without Peaches.

Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie are expecting a bundle of joy, but the actress is often snapped carrying a different bundle - her Chihuahua Lola.

Anne Hathaway takes her Chocolate Lab Esmerelda everywhere - from filming "Batman" in Pittsburgh to walking in Los Angeles.

Check out more in the video &...
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Who Runs The World? Queen B! - Happy 30th Birthday Beyonce!

September 4th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Beyonce
How do you fit 30 years of Beyonce Knowles into a blog? Even in bullet-point form it’s like trying to squeeze Rosie O’Donnell into a cashew nut. But here goes....

I grew up in the 90s a rugged, manly, indie-rock fan. Then Beyonce danced onto my TV, the spellbinding focal point of Destiny’s Child, and single-handedly turned me onto RnB. Suddenly it wasn’t sad for a guy to be into a girl group. This group had something different. They had Beyonce. I’ve followed her ever since. (Not literally, that’d be creepy.) And how far she’s gone!

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born September 4, 1981 in Ho...
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Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake Are The Best Dressed People In The World

August 3rd, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga have topped Vanity Fair's 2011 "International Best-Dressed List." The singers were selected as part of the magazine's annual list of the most stylish celebrities.

Also among this year's winners are Johnny Depp, English actress Carey Mulligan, "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer.

Hollywood celebrities weren't the only ones to receive recognition - a number of other public figures made the cut, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Pamela Anderson Urges Danish Queen To Go Fur Free

July 28th, 2011 11:13am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Animal-loving Pamela Anderson has pleaded with the Danish queen to stop wearing fur.

The former Baywatch beauty, who is a well known animal activist, penned a letter to Queen Margrethe II urging her to follow in the footsteps of stately figures including Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy by axing fur from her wardrobe.

The note was penned by the star on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Anderson writes, "During my visit (to Denmark), I learned that the royal family gets its fur from a 'trusted source'. May I ask, who is the supplier? Undercover investi...
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10-Year-Old Willow Smith Is A Fashion Icon?

July 8th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Willow Smith
Will Smith's pop star daughter Willow has been named a fashion icon by top designer Derek Lam.

The 10-year-old "Whip My Hair" hitmaker and actress has been showing off her sassy style on the red carpet in recent months, and her bold and colorful wardrobe choices have caught the eye of California-based Lam, who has chosen Willow Smith has his top pick for Vogue magazine.

He describes the youngster as: "Naturally talented, charismatic, unblemished optimism, with the whole wide world open to her possibilities and abilities. I think she is the future-forward American icon."

Vogue editors ask...
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Tom Hanks Dishes About His Dinner With Queen Elizabeth & President Obama

June 12th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks was in for a shock when he turned out for dinner with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, because the event was so "informal."

The star and his actress wife Rita Wilson were thrilled when they were invited to a white-tie dinner at the monarch's London residence alongside President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle.

Hanks received etiquette tips for interacting with the royals and wore his finest tuxedo for the event - but he was surprised by how relaxed the evening turned out to be.

He tells British talk show host Graham Norton, "I was with The Queen and the P...
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White House Defends Decision To Invite Common To Poetry Event

May 12th, 2011 9:09am EDT
Common
A spokesman for the White House has defended First Lady Michelle Obama's decision to invite Common to participate in a poetry event after the rapper was criticized for his controversial lyrics.

The hitmaker is among the guests invited to attend the Celebration of American Poetry bash at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, but his addition to the line-up has sparked criticism over two of his earlier works, which appear to advocate violence.

Detractors have pinpointed lyrics from a 2007 rhyme about former Republican president George W. Bush and the War on Iraq. On the track, C...
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Beyonce Surprises And Joins Dancing Middle School Students (Video)

May 5th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce gave the students at Harlem's PS 161 Pedro Albizu Campos Middle School a huge surprise when she suddenly joined them in a dance. The students were taking part in the "Let's Move! Flash Workout" event created by First Lady Michelle Obama.

While dancing to Beyonce's "Move Your Body/Get Me Bodied," the singer herself slips into the gymnasium and joined the front line to grove along to their steps. The excited students squealed and attempted to retain their composure so they could continue dancing!

Check it out in the video below. Beyonce appears around 1:30 into the video.

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Jessica Simpson To Sing For The Troops

April 11th, 2011 8:33am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is set to perform in honor of America's military members after U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama personally invited the singer to take to the stage at a special event.

The blonde beauty is thrilled to have received the request to perform at a baseball game in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday as part of President Barack Obama's wife's initiative to recognize American service members.

Simpson tells Usmagazine.com, "(The First Lady) asked me to sing for the troops. That's a huge honor for me. Just to be there and show my support and say thank you."

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Britney Spears Joins President Obama's Anti-Bullying Crusade

March 10th, 2011 8:37am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is using her star power to fight bullies as part of U.S. President Barack Obama's latest campaign.

The American leader and his wife Michelle are hosting a bullying prevention conference in the White House on Thursday and the pop superstar is lending her support to the cause.

Taking to her Twitter.com page, the Toxic hit-maker has issued a plea to put an end to taunting in schools, following a recent spate of teen suicides in the U.S. that were linked to bullying.

Spears writes, "Stop bullying now. Anti bullying is an issue very close to my heart. I am honored that Presi...
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