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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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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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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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michelle obama topless

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 »

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