February 26, 2011 |
Former First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush worked to end illiteracy. Nancy Reagan famously took on teenage drug use. Lady Bird Johnson planted flowers. But none of them have been seared for something as seemingly benign as calling for kids to eat more vegetables, as Michelle Obama has. Just about everyone will agree that the nation's children are getting fatter and that obesity is a serious health problem. But the first lady's push for healthier meals and more exercise, which marked its first anniversary this month, has provoked a backlash from the right, who complain that the only thing here that's supersized is Big Brother.
October 5, 2012 |
A New York-based designer named Alfred Fiandaca appears to be one of Ann Romney's favorites. Both the cream skirt suit she wore to Wednesday's presidential debate and the attention-getting black outfit she wore on Jay Leno's program last week were by Fiandaca, whose staff says she has been buying his clothes off the rack for years. [The Cut] For the debate, Michelle Obama wore the "Lavender" dress and boxy jacket from Preen's fall 2011 collection -- an outfit she's worn before.
August 15, 2013 |
Michelle Obama's latest attempt to promote her anti-childhood obesity campaign? A hip-hop album release. No, she won't be rapping. But she will be popping up in cameos for the album's music videos. The album, “Songs for a Healthier America,” will be produced by FLOTUS' Partnership for a Healthier America and the Hip Hop Public Health Foundation. With 19 songs, the record features hip-hop vets including Ashanti, DMC and Arti Green. The album's tracks are literally about food, with titles such as “We Like Vegetables,” “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv.” Lucky little students in New York City schools will be the first to see the effort's 10 music videos, before they are circulated to a wider audience.
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - “Wow!” said Elaine Brye of Winona, Ohio. “What's a mom like me doing in a place like this?” Brye was not planning a turn on stage at the Democratic National Convention when she sat down last December to write a Christmas card to First Lady Michelle Obama. It was “just a mom-to-mom note to say thank you for caring,” Brye said Tuesday night as she introduced Obama. “The first lady not only read my letter, she invited my husband and I to the White House. It was an amazing experience.
July 15, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Christian Bale. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Sunny Anderson. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Kristin Davis; Josh Groban. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Morgan Freeman; Lorraine Bracco.
August 28, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Rudolph W. Giuliani; Frank Luntz; Rob Burnett; the Republican National Convention. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Martha Stewart. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Bill O'Reilly. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Heidi Klum; Noah Wyle. 9 a.m. KABC The View Lisa Kudrow.
October 18, 2012 |
The presidential debate Tuesday night drew a lot of attention for a lot of reasons, but in some quarters much of the chatter afterward was about the coincidence of the contenders' spouses both wearing bright pink dresses. Michelle Obama's pink dress and jacket were by Michael Kors, while Ann Romney's short-sleeve dress was by Oscar de la Renta. They may have both opted for pink because it is a happy color -- or perhaps it was a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [WWD] Nike is cutting ties with former spokesman Lance Armstrong, due to the report issued last week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency detailing its investigation into the seven-time Tour de France winner.
October 18, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Ed Burns; author Kenneth C. Davis. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Helen Hunt; Mike Leonard; Dan Barber; John Hawkes; Frankie Valli. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael First Lady Michelle Obama; Brandy performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Guest co-host Cee Lo Green; director Tyler Perry; chef Emeril Lagasse.
September 4, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michelle Obama delivered an affectionate tribute to her husband Tuesday night as a man of courage and unshakable conviction, putting a warm gloss on an opening convention program filled with harsh attacks on Republican Mitt Romney. “I didn't think it was possible, but today I love my husband more than I did four years ago. Even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met,” the first lady said in a prime-time speech carried live by the major TV networks.
September 6, 2012 |
At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. She managed to do in 25 minutes what her husband has been struggling to do for nearly four years: remind us why we were once so excited about the prospect of seeing this family in the White House. Almost immediately, the speech was being called "politically masterful," "a devastating attack on Mitt Romney" and "history making.