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Michelle Obama To Set Jumping Jack World Record

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Michelle Obama is our hero. She is using the get-lots-of-people-to-do-a-simple-thing strategy in order to set a Guinness World Record. More specifically, she is teaming up with National Geographic Kids to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24 hour period, beginning on October 11 at 3 p.m. and ending on October 12th at the same time. To break the record, they will need a minimum of 20,426 people to do a minute of jumping jacks—so they are recruiting groups of kids all over the world. Hundreds of kids in DC will even get to do their jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House. We bet the Secret Service is not too thrilled  – after all, that’s an awful lot of kids to frisk. [Newser]

Michelle Obama Stocks Up At Target

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The First Lady was spotted on a bit of a shopping spree at Target this week. I honestly did not realize she could just waltz into Tar-jay like any ol’ bargain-seeker; does the Secret Service have to do a sweep of the store first? Also, I wonder if she’s got any Missoni in those bags… [Buzzfeed]

Swoon: Michelle Obama’s Fierce “Essence” Cover

First Lady Michelle Obama and her power-arms grace the October issue of Essence. Does this woman take a bad picture, ever? I would make a joke about wanting to raid her closet, but the Secret Service might come after me. [Essence] Keep reading »

Barack Obama Glad Michelle Still Finds Him Cute At 50

“What I really want right now is to get a debt-ceiling deal for my birthday … I feel real good about 5-0. I’ve got a little greyer since I took this job, but otherwise, I feel pretty good. Michelle still thinks I’m cute. And I guess that’s, that’s all that matters, isn’t?”

Barack Obama talks to NPR about his 50th birthday, which is coming up on Thursday. We’re with Michelle on this one—we think the grey just makes you look more distinguished, Barack. And we guess it’s up to Congress whether he’ll get the birthday present of his choice. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Michelle Obama Guest Stars On “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

  • Michelle Obama will appear on an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in October, where she’ll help restore a resource center for homeless female veterans outside of Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The episode will film this week as the First Lady spruces up a greenhouse and a children’s playroom at the center. Obama isn’t the first First Lady to appear on “Extreme Makeover,” though. Laura Bush appeared on the reality show in 2005 to fix up a house in Biloxi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. [ABC News]
  • Stop the presses: Britney Spears farts and picks her nose. You know, like other human beings. [RadarOnline]
  • Sixteen-year-old Courtney Stodden says her 51-year-old hubby is her “college.” Oh, honey. Where to start on this one. [Celebitchy]
  • Ten flicks that can teach us a thing or two about online dating. [TresSugar]

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Michelle Obama Shows Desmond Tutu How A Push-Up’s Done

Michelle Obama was in South Africa this week with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, promoting fitness and HIV/AIDS awareness. Also, they were apparently showing off their guns in a push-up contest. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Beyoncé Gets Down For Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign

Beyoncé‘s getting down in the cafeteria! B filmed this adorable “Move Your Body” music video for Michelle Obama‘s “Let’s Move!” campaign. I don’t think most principals would be thrilled if kids were doing these moves while they wait in line for tater tots, but at least it’s exercise, right? All these kids look totally thrilled be bustin’ a move alongside a superstar and she’s so funny in her bright green kneesocks! [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Michele Bachmann Bitches About Breastfeeding

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  • Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) opposed a change in IRS code to offer tax deductions for breast pumps and complained that First Lady Michelle Obama’s promotion of breastfeeding as an anti-obesity issue amounts to a “nanny state.” [Minnesota Independent, The Grio, The Root]
  • Amy DeLong , a lesbian Methodist minister in Wisconsin, is facing a church trial for being a “self-avowed practicing homosexual” and for performing commitment ceremonies for gays. [Advocate]
  • “House” actress Lisa Edelstein is starring in a commercial about abortion rights for the liberal organization, MoveOn.org, in which she says, “Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse.” The ad ends with Edelstein frantically searching through a closet looking for a coat hanger. [Huffington Post]

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Who Is Calling Michelle Obama Fat?

Michelle Obama? Fat? The woman whose toned upper-arms have headlined the 10 o’clock news? Who would dare say such a thing? In a cartoon on a conservative web site called BigGovernment.com, the First Lady and the president are depicted chowing down on dinner — she with a pile of hamburgers and French fries and he with a few lettuce leaves. The joke here, I guess, is that she’s a hypocrite because she actually eats junk food sometimes? I don’t get the joke. What’s offensive about the cartoon, though, is how Michelle Obama is drawn with pudgy jowls, and bulging arms, and snaps at Barack, “Shut up and pass the bacon!” According to the media watchdog group Media Matters For America, a previous version of the cartoon that appeared online had Michelle saying, “Shut up and pass the lard!” Keep reading »

Quickies: No Facebook For The Obama Girls & Another Crazy Taylor Momsen Get-up

  • First Lady Michelle Obama says Sasha and Malia Obama are not on Facebook and apparently this has caused a controversy. Yeah, if they were on Facebook, they wouldn’t call people gay slurs like the Palin children. [Mediaite]
  • They got married, like, a hot second ago, but Katy Perry and Russell Brand are reportedly asking around for a marriage counselor already. Sheesh. [PopEater]
  • How much is Anne Hathaway paying Rachel Zoe to style her for the Oscars? A lot. In other news, can I borrow a few bucks so I can pay my student loans this month? [Jezebel]

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