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  • Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    07/26/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 134 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Adam Tschorn
    Michelle Obama went as low-key as Melania Trump had gone high-style, choosing to deliver her convention speech in a cobalt-blue silk crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves. The dress, custom-made by New York-based designer Christian Siriano, who shot to fame after winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” in 2008, fell to just below the knee and was paired with a pair of metallic heels that industry trade publication Footwear News identifies as Jimmy Choo pumps.
  • Michelle Obama on White House: ‘It’s Like I’ve Been Living in a Cave’

    06/16/2016 3:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that she and Barack are “regular folks” who don’t want to "waste our talents just making money for ourselves.”She said President Obama “hasn’t changed” because he is “an authentic man” who is going to leave the White House as the same person.“So I want to know, what are those days when you just say, mmm, mmm, mmm — look at me in the White House,” Winfrey asked Obama at the White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington.“There are so — yeah, just sitting up here, mmm, mmm, mmm. There...
  • Michelle Obama on White House: ‘It’s Like I’ve Been Living in a Cave’

    06/16/2016 6:44:46 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-16-2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey that she and Barack are “regular folks” who don’t want to "waste our talents just making money for ourselves.” She said President Obama “hasn’t changed” because he is “an authentic man” who is going to leave the White House as the same person. (snip) Winfrey replied, “He’s got the swag. Did he always have that swag or has he gotten swaggier?” “No, he was very swagalicious. Look, I told people this from the very start, when I started running Barack Obama is exactly who he says he is. We both are....
  • VIRAL VIDEO: ‘Happy Chewbacca Mom’ breaks Facebook record

    05/21/2016 12:57:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Wavy10<com ^ | 5/21/16 | kxan
    AUSTIN, TX. (KXAN) – A Texas woman’s Facebook Live video showing her laughing uncontrollably in a Chewbacca mask now has more than 100 million views on the social media
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Michelle Obama: I Won't Slow Down in 'Final Stretch as First Lady'

    06/18/2015 1:07:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama pledges not to slow down, despite the fact her second and final term as first lady is winding down. She made the comments in an interview with an Italian publication touting her Let's Move health initiative. The publication asked, "You just celebrated the fifth anniversary of your initiative “Let’s Move!” What are the best results you have achieved and the next goals?" "Through Let’s Move! we have started a new conversation about how we eat and live in the U.S., and the results we’ve seen are beyond anything we could ever have imagined. 1.6 million kids are now...
  • The height of etiquette: Michelle Obama towers over Japanese emperor

    03/19/2015 8:24:12 AM PDT · by traumer · 155 replies
    Michelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsey at once. The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely. She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them. Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife...
  • Obama Romance Movie In the Works — and Searching for Its Young Barack

    12/06/2014 4:20:02 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12.6.2014 | Yahoo
    The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen. Southside With You, a drama in the vein of Before Sunrise, chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. Get On Up’s Tika Sumpter will play Michelle Obama (née Robinson), while the search is on to cast the young Barack. As Presidential lore has it, the date took some convincing. Obama, then an idealistic first-year Harvard Law student, took a summer job as...
  • Do You NOT Want to RAGE When You See the First Lady in a Decidedly Non-Salute Pose on Veteran's Day?

    11/17/2014 1:22:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 16, 2014 | Steve Guttierez
    What a despicable, grotesque, piece of squat, this repulsive miscreant, marital partner of the Fudgepacker-in-Chief, demonstrates herself to be.
  • The Twitter force is with him: In battle of Chewbacca vs. TSA, the Wookie wins

    06/09/2013 11:43:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/13 | Michael Jaccarino
    Who needs the Jedi mind trick when you have Twitter? Peter Mayhew, the actor who famously portrayed Han Solo’s erstwhile companion, Chewbacca, in “Star Wars,” was returning to his Texas home this month from the Denver Comic Con convention. And like any traveler -- or smuggler, for that matter -- he’d hoped to avoid “Imperial entanglements” while clearing Denver Airport security on the way to his scheduled American Airlines flight.
  • Star Wars make-up artist Stuart Freeborn dies aged 98

    02/06/2013 2:32:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 6, 2013
    Stuart Freeborn, the British make-up artist renowned for his contributions to 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 98. Largely self-taught, his six-decade career saw him create make-up and prosthetics for such cinematic legends as Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers.
  • Haven't I seen Chew somewhere before? Meet the dog that is a dead ringer for Star Wars character

    He could be the first among his kind to be a Star Wars look-a-like. But this dog is proving it's no wookie when it comes to copying the image of its favourite intergalactic beast. This pooch was caught bearing an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars favourite Chewbacca as it sat in the front seat of what could be a Ford Galaxy far, far away.
  • First lady, daughter pay Oregon visit (Skipping out on Ramadan dinner?)

    08/09/2011 3:34:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jack Moran
    While local authorities kept mum, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama confirmed Monday that the first lady is in the Willamette Valley this week to visit her brother, Oregon State University basketball coach Craig Robinson. An airplane carrying Michelle Obama — who is Robinson’s younger sister — touched down Monday morning at the Eugene Airport. Semonti Stephens, the first lady’s deputy communications director, said Obama is being accompanied on the trip by one of her two daughters. Stephens said she could not say which of the girls came to Oregon with her mother, or disclose the length of their planned stay....
  • Michelle Obama lures Walmart to food deserts

    07/20/2011 4:16:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 55 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 7/20/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    First Lady Michele Obama today announced that several large grocery chains, including Walmart, will add 1,500 new grocery stores over the next five years in poor communities that lack access to fresh foods. The stores are expected to reach 9.5 million people. The First Lady called the initiative a "game-changer for kids and communities all across this country." "We can give people all the information and advice in the world about healthy eating and exercise, but if parents can't buy the food they need to prepare those meals because their only options for groceries are the gas station or the...
  • First Barack, now Michelle Obama hits the chat show circuit as she busts a move on Ellen ...

    10/29/2010 4:23:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2010 | Andrea Magrath
    With her husband facing electoral oblivion at next week's mid-terms, Michelle Obama is clearly prepared to do anything she can to help. Whether showing off her dance moves on Ellen was a politically astute gimmick, however, remains to be seen. The First Lady appeared on the daytime chat show just hours after her husband went on The Jon Stewart Show in a desperate attempt to woo younger voters. The President has been attacked for appearing on a comparatively lightweight show hosted by a comedian. At one point Stewart even called him 'dude', the first time word has been used...
  • george-lucas-stole-chewbacca-but-its-okay (Vanity)

    10/05/2010 5:15:45 AM PDT · by texas booster · 11 replies
    Tumblr ^ | Various | Michael Heilemann
    Need an excuse for time wasting that even your boss will accept? This link is from a fan of "Star Wars" and contains behind-the-scenes photos from ILM. http://250577.tumblr.com/ Also follow this link to a discussion on the creation of Chewbacca: http://binarybonsai.com/2010/09/18/george-lucas-stole-chewbacca-but-its-okay/#more-4534
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House

    09/30/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House By ABBY PHILLIP | 9/30/10 4:31 PM EDT A bloc of progressive House Democrats resisted heavy White House lobbying and a 11th-hour push to broker a compromise on a child nutrition bill, ending chances that the legislation – a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama – would pass before the November midterm elections. At the root of the impasse: a proposed $2.2 billion cut in future funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps for the poor. Despite personal appeals by the first lady, the Democrats balked at...
  • Caption Contest: Two First Ladies at 9/11 Ceremony

    09/14/2010 7:36:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies · 1+ views
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2010 | Frank Ross
    Over to you:
  • Spain Trip: Todd Senses 'Something More' Happening Behind Scenes With Michelle O

    08/09/2010 5:41:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Uncomfortable" was the word of the day at Morning Joe when it came to discussing Michelle Obama's decision to go on a luxurious vacation to Spain in the midst of a recession—and to miss celebrating her husband's birthday with him to boot. Chuck Todd didn't go into details, but NBC's clearly ill-at-ease political director suggested: that this was a "private decision" by the First Lady; that it wouldn't have made any difference what the Pres. Obama's political advisors would have said; and that "you get the sense here that there was something more to this" than pure politics. Joe Scarborough...
  • Inside story of Michelle's trip (Damage control)

    08/09/2010 4:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 202 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 9, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha returned from Spain on Sunday, a vacation at a lavish hotel on the Mediterranean coast that triggered her first controversy since becoming first lady. I'm told she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her. (snip) So why did Mrs. Obama go to Spain at this time? She's not tone-deaf politically. What was behind the "mother-daughter" vacation? A White House source told me that Blanchard's father passed away and Mrs. Obama was not able to make the...