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After the Oprah-calypse: Who Can Fill Oprah's Seat?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 6th 2010 11:58PM


Rumor has it that Rosie O'Donnell is being set up as Oprah's replacement when the Daytime Queen retires from her eponymous show in 2011. At least that's how the industry gossips put it. The truth is that while Rosie is planning a talk show to launch when the Oprah set goes dark, it's being produced by a different company and will probably run on cable, not on ABC.

But who can resist speculating about who could replace Oprah Winfrey? Since Oprah announced that her show would be ending its 25-year run, a short list of possible candidates has included Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Tyra Banks and even Michelle Obama. But I think Oprah is irreplaceable. Sure, you could give another woman her time-slot, but in the world of daytime talk, time-slots are meaningless. You live or die on your own ability to capture the public imagination.

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After the Oprah-calypse: Who Can Fill Oprah's Seat?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 6th 2010 11:58PM


Rumor has it that Rosie O'Donnell is being set up as Oprah's replacement when the Daytime Queen retires from her eponymous show in 2011. At least that's how the industry gossips put it. The truth is that while Rosie is planning a talk show to launch when the Oprah set goes dark, it's being produced by a different company and will probably run on cable, not on ABC.

But who can resist speculating about who could replace Oprah Winfrey? Since Oprah announced that her show would be ending its 25-year run, a short list of possible candidates has included Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Tyra Banks and even Michelle Obama. But I think Oprah is irreplaceable. Sure, you could give another woman her time-slot, but in the world of daytime talk, time-slots are meaningless. You live or die on your own ability to capture the public imagination.

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Michelle Obama Honored at 'Kids' Choice Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 28th 2010 9:55PM
Kids' Choice Awards 2010, Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama was honored with a Big Help Award at the 'Kids' Choice Awards 2010' (Sat., 8PM ET on Nick). She really is a great role model for encouraging kids to get healthy and stay that way.

It's probably good that she taped her acceptance speech, lest she get slimed on stage. Something tells us she probably wouldn't even have minded, though.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Michelle Obama Defends Lisa on 'The Simpsons' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 22nd 2010 10:06AM
Michelle Obama on The SimpsonsLisa Simpson's years of being the family geek -- teased, bullied and misunderstood -- were rewarded last night on 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX). First lady Michelle Obama made a special appearance on Lisa's behalf, reminding the good citizens of Springfield (and all of us) to be nice to nerds: They end up running the country.

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'The Simpsons' - 'Stealing First Base' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 22nd 2010 5:25AM
'The Simpsons' - 'Stealing First Base'(S21E15) Our overly litigious society comes under fire in this week's installment of 'The Simpsons,' when a first kiss leads to zero tolerance on touching of any kind at the school. The new policy led to some pretty hilariously awkward moments later in the episode.

Bart learned the complexities of women and relationships while Lisa got a major boost in her self-esteem from Flotus1, a commenter on her gardening blog who was revealed to be someone everyone knows: the First Lady of the United States. The episode focused almost entirely on the school, and was incredibly entertaining throughout; definitely one of the strongest installments of the season so far.

So many of the gags and little jokes worked, like Lisa's teacher deriding her overachiever tendencies, Nelson taking a blind kid under his wing and even Bart and Nikki's discussion on proper vampires.

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'SNL's' Presidential Reunion Video Hits Funny or Die

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 4th 2010 8:45PM
Nearly 30 years of one of American television's most storied and beloved traditions (i.e. portraying our presidents as moronic simpletons whose inability to tie their own shoes could send the country to Defcon 3) came to a glorious fountain of awesomeness at Funnyordie.com.

The website premiered a new public service announcement on federal finance laws directed by Ron Howard in the form of a very funny "Presidential Reunion" sketch that features the likes of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd and even Chevy Chase reviving their classic impressions of former presidents including (respectively) George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter and (the most hilarious in my opinion) Gerald Ford who come together to help the beleaguered Barack Obama, played by Fred Armisen. Jim Carrey also stepped in the room to play Ronald Reagan probably because Randy Quaid is nuttier than a Payday bar these days.

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The First Lady Summons 'Glee' to the White House

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 22nd 2010 9:31PM
glee_white_gloves_foxWhen the White House calls, you sorta, kinda, have to rearrange the schedule and make room for a command performance. That's what's going on with Fox's hit show, 'Glee.' The First Lady and the First Daughters are big fans of 'Glee' and, according to Michael Ausiello in Entertainment Weekly, 'Glee's' been asked sing at the White House Easter Egg hunt on April 5. So despite the shooting schedule, they're going to rework things to meet the Obamas.

The 'Glee' singers are hot, hot, hot... and you can just see how Sasha and Malia are their target demographics, can't you? Michelle, too. Frankly, they don't need the eggs to get the White House rolling. "Don't Stop Believin'" will do the trick just fine.

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'Glee' Cast Goes to Washington

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 22nd 2010 5:00PM
GleeLike so many of us, Michelle Obama seems to be having a hard time waiting until April 13 for the new episodes of 'Glee' to start.

According to the Ausiello Files, the First Lady has reportedly asked the cast of the Golden Globe-winning comedy to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which will take place April 5 on the White House lawn. The cast, of course, said yes.

Mrs. O and daughters Sasha and Malia are said to be fans of the show, according to the report.

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Michelle Obama to Appear on Fox News' 'Huckabee'

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 18th 2010 11:45AM
Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama will appear on former Gov. Mike Huckabee's show on Fox News Channel this weekend.

Mrs. Obama will visit with the former presidential candidate to discuss and promote her Let's Move campaign to fight childhood obesity. 'Huckabee' airs Saturday and Sunday at 8PM ET.

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Sorry, Snooki: the Obamas Don't Watch 'Jersey Shore'

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 13th 2010 12:00PM
It's been weeks now, and still, President Barack Obama has had nothing to say about two of the greatest threats to American security.

We're speaking, of course, about Snooki and The Situation, from MTV's new series 'Jersey Shore.' Alas, according to First Lady Michelle Obama, it's a show the First Family does not watch. "I've heard about it," Mrs Obama tells People, in an interview all about the Obamas' TV viewing preferences. "Not seen it."

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Michelle Obama Guests on 'Iron Chef,' Reveals Secret Ingredient (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 4th 2010 8:02AM
As part of an effort to promote her healthy eating agenda, First Lady Michelle Obama made a guest appearance on 'Iron Chef America' and revealed the secret ingredient in a battle pitting Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse against Bobby Flay and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford.

In this clip, Obama tells the assembled chefs the secret ingredient is anything grown in the White House garden, which includes an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Susan Boyle invited to perform at the White House

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 9th 2009 11:02AM
susan_boyle_CDDo you think Susan Boyle knows the words to "Happy Birthday"? She better learn them fast because she may be singing them to the First Lady. Susan Boyle has reportedly been invited to the White House in honor of Michelle Obama's birthday. The White House gathering would be a small group in the private quarters on January 17.

According to a White House source, "It will actually be a double celebration because three days later, January 20, marks the first anniversary of the president taking office. I would expect that a formal invitation will be made to Miss Boyle in the very near future. The President and First Lady absolutely love her voice and will be delighted if she agrees."

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Oprah to Interview Barack Obama for ABC Christmas Special

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Nov 30th 2009 11:45AM
For the first time since his inauguration last January, Oprah Winfrey will do a televised sit-down interview with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, at the White House.

Called 'Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,' the program will air on Sun., Dec. 13, at 10PM EST. The hourlong chat is widely expected to stay mainly on the softball side, though it will feature an exclusive one-on-one talk with the President, an interview with the First Couple together, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the White House getting all gussied up for the holiday season.

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Michelle Obama to Appear on 'Iron Chef America'

by Allyssa Lee, posted Nov 4th 2009 7:02PM
Hail to the chef -- First Lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance on a White House-based episode of Food Network's 'Iron Chef America.'

The two-hour event, which kicks off the new season of the cook-off series on Jan. 3, pits Iron Chefs Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse against Iron Chef Bobby Flay and White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford. Their challenge is to create five dishes in a "meal for America" featuring the secret ingredient (revealed by none other than the First Lady herself): anything found in the White House Kitchen Garden.

Judging this competition are cookbook author and chef Nigella Lawson, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer (and former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant) Natalie Coughlin, and actress (and fellow 'DWTS' also-ran) Jane Seymour.

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First Lady will appear on a very special Iron Chef America

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2009 5:35PM
Iron Chef AmericaSome people say that President Obama has been on TV too much since he became President a year ago, but his wife is about to make a big splash on one of Food Network's most popular shows.

First Lady Michelle Obama will reveal the secret ingredient on the January 3 special episode of Iron Chef America (I don't think it's the season premiere because we're in the middle of new episodes right now). There's no specifics yet on what the secret ingredient will be, but it is something that grows in the White House garden and ties in with the First Lady's "Healthy Kids Initiative" to get kids eating better and exercising. Beyond all that, this sounds like its going to be a great episode of the show. It will pit White House chef Cristeta Comerford and Bobby Flay against Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse.

You know what I'd like to see as the secret ingredient on Iron Chef America? Ring Dings. Or how about Atomic Fireballs?

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