February 24, 2013 |
One of the most powerful women in the country stepped into the spotlight to announce Oscar's biggest prize - the award for best picture - even though she wasn't in the auditorium, or anywhere near Hollywood. When Jack Nicholson walked on stage at evening's end, before the best picture pronouncement, he quipped how the academy tradition is for the award to be announced by a solo presenter. But Nicholson stunned the crowd when he said, “It's my pleasure to introduce live from the White House, the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.” On a huge screen above him, Michelle Obama appeared via satellite in a gala shiny gray dress, backed by several young people in formal military uniform.
January 21, 2013 |
Just hour s after finding out that First Lady Michelle Obama had chosen an outfit of his design to the presidential inauguration, fashion designer Thom Browne shared his reactions and inspirations. He said the inspiration for the coat in navy silk textured tie jacquard fabric with a fitted bodice and undulated skirt over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard based on a men's silk tie jacquard fabric, was the first lady herself....
July 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to Friday's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and plans during her four-day trip to meet Queen Elizabeth, cheer on Team USA and inspire kids to get fit. “Leading our nation's delegation and traveling to London is truly a dream come true,” she told reporters during a conference call Monday. “If anybody had asked me when I was 10 or 11 or 20, or actually 40, whether I would be doing this, I would have bet not. Some of my fondest memories when I was young and not so young involved watching the Olympics on TV.” Her trip begins Thursday.
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The patchwork quilt that is the Democratic Party base -- women, Latinos, African-Americans -- will be on full display at Tuesday night's opening session of the national party convention. The highlight will be a prime-time address by First Lady Michelle Obama who is expected to play the same role Ann Romney did one week ago at the GOP gathering in Tampa: eschewing hard-edged politics for a soft-focus testimonial to her husband. The keynote speech will be delivered by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, marking the first time a Latino has delivered the marquee speech that has sometimes served as a political launching pad to bigger and better things.
February 21, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic; Ted Sarandos. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen and her sons; Redfoo. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC PHOTOS: On the set: 'CBS This Morning' Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael (N)
April 5, 2013 |
Michelle Obama is kicking herself. In proof that the mouth is faster than the brain, the first lady referred to herself as a "busy single mother" in a CBS interview. (Video below.) She then said, well, no, she's not single. But, she told a Vermont CBS affiliate, "sometimes when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single -- but he's there. " She corrected her characterization to "busy working mom. " All things considered, it's a rather geniune slip-up from a mom who probably doesn't always have it easy. Like first ladies throughout history, she's unpaid and has no official duties but is constantly in the spotlight.
June 16, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Author Don Winslow. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Financial assistance for people seeking fertility treatments; Sally Koslow; traveling with toddlers. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N)
January 11, 2012 |
Michelle Obama says that claims in a new book about her relationship with the president and role in his administration are off base, and feed into the long-held view of critics that she is "some angry black woman" (see video below). In an interview that aired Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," the first lady said she has not read "The Obamas," the new book by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. In fact, she rarely, if ever, reads any of the books that claim to have insight into the personal life of her and her family.
September 5, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michelle Obama wrapped her husband in the warm embrace of what she described as an ever-growing love. That may be the indelible moment from her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. But what was extraordinary about the 25-minute performance - which had Democrats here rising repeatedly in affirmation - was the way the first lady delivered a series of rapier thrusts at unnamed others, who she suggested did not have the president's moral core.
August 14, 2012 |
It's become predictable in this tempestuous campaign season: First Lady Michelle Obama, who has chosen fighting childhood obesity as her favorite cause, utters something that seems judgmental about healthy eating, and conservatives pounce . (Nor is her husband immune to criticism for the ruckus he causes when he steps out for a bite .) The pattern repeated itself Tuesday, as the right-leaning chattering classes reacted to an exchange Obama had with Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas when the two appeared Monday on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.