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The Obamas Explain Their World-Famous Hug To Barbara Walters

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"That's My Honey Giving Me A Hug"

Aww! The Obamas are SO CUTE together! During last night’s ABC News interview, Barbara Walters got all nosy and asked them, “How do you keep the fire going?” The look on President Obama’s face and his awkward laugh told Babs all she needed to know about that.

I don’t want to know [I do. -- Editor] what America’s Mom and Dad do when the lights go down in White House bedroom! (Okay, I kinda do – he probably sings.) [Mashable]

Well Played: Michelle Obama Goes For The Gold

With apologies to Jackie O, I think Michelle Obama is the most stylish first lady this country has ever had, and her fashion choices just keep getting better. Case in point: the stunning Michael Kors gown she donned for the Kennedy Center Honors last night. With its glittering gold fabric and jeweled neckline, it’s a little edgy and totally elegant. This right here, folks, is an iconic fashion moment. Check out another pic of Mrs. O’s amazing dress after the jump! Keep reading »

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Michelle Obama Gets “Downton Abbey” Episodes Before You Do

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  • Michelle Obama gets season-three “Downton Abbey” DVDs mailed to her over from ITV in England, so she doesn’t have to wait until January and watch them on PBS like the rest of us normals. [The Sun UK]
  • New rumors on the Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez breakup from a blind-item gossip site: Jelena had a “business arrangement” to date and Justin wanted to make it official by getting married. Selena reportedly blew off two different proposals and finally broke up with Justin, telling him she isn’t serious about being together for any reason other than mutual PR. Do we believe this? [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly pulled a dine-and-dash at a Haagen-Dasz ice cream shop … [PopCrush]

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Comedienne Issa Rae’s New Project: “The Michelle Obama Diaries”

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The First Lady just wants to go to CVS again, people. Read More »
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Michelle Obama's glamour versus Ann Romney's rich lady chic. Read More »
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What Michelle Is Really Thinking

The First Lady puts on a polite face in public. But you know behind closed doors, she’s talking some shit about Ann Romney’s horse and Mitt’s orange spray tan. Check out this new webseries by comedienne Issa Ray, of “Awkward Black Girl,” fame that imagines just what it is Michelle Obama is thinking … but can’t say. [Think Progress] Update: A reader has pointed out, correctly, that Issa Rae is not the star of this webseries, but the producer. Her leading lady is Yakira Chambers. My apologies to Ms. Chambers. [IndieWire]

Michelle Obama Just Wants To Shop At CVS Like A Normal

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She Reveals Her Disguise!

Being the First Lady can’t be that bad of a gig: you have a personal chef, travel all over the world, and Beyoncé loves you. But as Michelle Obama explained last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the complete lack of privacy and anonymity warps your life … so much so that you actually start wanting to go to CVS and wait in line for three-quarters of an hour while the one employee rings everyone up.

Mrs. Obama, I go to CVS several times a month for toiletries and prescriptions. Do not even get me started on the CVS pharmacy. You are MORE than welcome to take my place in that badly managed hellhole. When can you start?!?!

The Soapbox: A Black Mom-in-Chief Is Revolutionary — What White Feminists Get Wrong About Michelle Obama

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Race In Hollywood
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It does my heart good to see women of all races embrace Michelle Obama. It is too rare indeed for a brown-skinned woman, a descendant of slaves, a product of Chicago’s South Side to be lauded on an international stage. Considering the heavy burden of stereotype still faced by black women, I cheer a little each time the First Lady gets some shine for her strength and smarts. But I note that in their eagerness to identify with Obama and make her emblematic of modern woman, some mainstream feminists unwittingly erase a key part of her identity–her blackness–and deny the experiences and histories of many African American women in the process. Keep reading »

No, Michelle Obama Topless On A Magazine Cover Is Not “Artsy”

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Jackie magazine refers to Rihanna as "N----Bitch." Read More »
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Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it. Keep reading »

Ouch: France To Unveil A Statue Depicting Carla Bruni As … A Working Woman

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Michelle showed Carla who's boss. Read More »

Carla Bruni certainly made her mark as one of the more, uh, contentious first ladies ever to hit French office: the longtime singer and model, not to mention the heiress to an industrial dynasty, made ceaseless waves with her swank wardrobe, party-girl past, and dubious intentions when she wed recently divorced French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. Sarkozy vacated office earlier this year (in favor of François Hollande, whose own live-in girlfriend has stirred up quite a bit of national strife herself), but his disheartening political demise was far and away from the last we’ve seen of the couple — Mr. and Mrs. Sarkozy have recently found themselves mired in allegations of corruption over illegal cash donations the former president may or may not have received from Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to L’Oreal and France’s richest woman. And if you thought the disgraced couple’s public humiliation saturation point had maxed out (one would assume, after their mansion and offices were raided by police last month), well, it’s time to reconsider. Keep reading »

Oh My, It’s First Lady Cookie Bake-Off Time

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  • The cookie bake-off between the First Lady and her husband’s opponent’s wife is afoot. You can’t see me rolling my eyes, but trust me, it is happening. Please, please, please, can Hillary run for president in 2016 so the world can learn Bill Clinton’s Rice Krispy treats? [Slate]
  • We know all about the men who were involved in the Watergate scandal — but about the women? [NPR]
  • Happy 40th birthday to PFLAG, the support group for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. [After Ellen] Keep reading »

The First Lady Joins Pinterest

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Michelle Obama talks race and her girls on "The View." Read More »
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The President makes sure to tuck the First Lady into bed each night. Read More »
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How young Barack Obama wooed the ladies, according to his ex-GFs. Read More »
  • Michelle Obama is now on Pinterest! But in all honesty, Ann Romney’s got the better Pinterest account — the First Lady has a couple pics of her family, but Romney shares recipes, crafts and books to read. [Pinterest]
  • Hottie Joseph Fiennes is joining the cast of “American Horror Story” season two. [PopBytes]
  • Here’s the first look at baby vampire Renesmee from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.” [ONTD]
  • Sex advice from Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt! [Nerve]
  • Amber Rose is hawking some of her old clothes on eBay and some of the items are actually affordable for us mere mortals. [The Gloss]
  • Penguins are crazy sex maniacs, says science. [How About We]
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