September 29, 2011 |
The first lady shops at Target -- just like us! An Associated Press photographer on Thursday snapped some choice photos of Michelle Obama in the checkout line of a Target store just outside Washington for what her office says was a "routine errand," the likes of which she does often. The first lady appears to have been trying to pick up some items incognito. She is seen sporting a Nike cap and large, dark sunglasses. Photos: Michelle Obama shops at Target "It is not uncommon for the first lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the first lady.
July 30, 2012 |
First Lady Michelle Obama spent the weekend at the Olympics, attending opening ceremonies, cheering on the nation's swimmers and sitting in the Williams family box to watch tennis champ Serena Williams advance, among other things. Obama looked sporty but polished as she rooted for men's basketball here. Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who has been famous since she was around 12, is on a whirlwind tour to promote her online magazine, Rookie. [NYT] Chilean designer Maria Cornejo talked to the Wall Street Journal's weekend Off Duty section about her style inspirations: "Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton and, when I was a kid, Audrey Hepburn.
January 22, 2013 |
Michelle Obama chose Jason Wu for an inaugural gown for a second time. At husband Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009, she wore a white, one-shoulder column gown to the round of evening balls. For his second inauguration Monday the first lady chose a ruby red chiffon and velvet halter gown. Times' Fashion Critic Booth Moore found it to be a more self-assured and powerful choice. [Los Angeles Times] Earlier in the day, Beyonce and Jay Z were among the style notables at the inauguration.
August 11, 2012 |
First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit Saturday to a hospital in Aurora, Colo., where she met victims wounded in last month's shootings at a premiere screening of"The Dark Knight Rises. " At the Medical Center of Aurora, Obama thanked doctors, nurses and staff who took care of some of those wounded in the July 20 attack. She also met with some of the shooting victims and their families, including one of the two patients who remain in the intensive care unit. Police say James E. Holmes, 24, opened fire during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie, killing 12 people and wounding 58. Holmes faces 142 criminal charges , including 24 counts of first-degree murder.
September 11, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Bob Woodward; Mitch Albom; Michael Lewis. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Howie Mandel; Martha Stewart; Dr. Drew; Mark Bittman; Jessica Alba. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Amy Adams; Nicole Richie; Kix Brooks performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jeremy Irons; Owl City performs.
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 6, 2013 |
First Lady Michelle Obama has shown us all how to deal with the nastiness that has infected American politics: do not indulge it. At a fund-raiser in a private Washington residence on Tuesday night, a gay rights activist standing only a few steps away interrupted the first lady as she spoke. Michelle's reaction was immediate. She did not try to talk over the heckler or engage the person in a debate or pass it off as a joke or wait until the rant subsided. Instead, she stepped away from the microphone, walked over to the shouting woman and said, “Listen to me or you can take the mike, but I'm leaving.” And then, to the rest of the crowd, “You all decide.
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.
November 7, 2010
A transcript of remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a town hall with St. Xavier College students in Mumbai, India, as provided by the White House: MRS. OBAMA: Hello, everyone. Namaste. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in India. Everyone, please sit, who can sit. Rest. It's warm. We are thrilled to be here and to have a chance to spend time with so many outstanding young people from St. Xavier's College and so many other schools across Mumbai. Now, this is my first trip to India, but it is not my first exposure to India's wonderful culture and people.
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.