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Michelle Obama Lends a Helping Hand on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 4:30AM
Michelle Obama, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'On the season premiere of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 7PM ET on ABC), Ty Pennington and his design team took on the task of rebuilding the Steps-n-Stages Jubilee House for women veterans in need of assistance or a place to stay.

In doing so, they touched close to a cause that means a lot to First Lady Michelle Obama, and so she got involved.

In fact, she even made the trip to the build site on the day the family returned to help with some last-minute touches, check out the final product and meet the woman behind Jubilee House.

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Emma Stone Was Uncomfortable Screening Her Film With the First Lady (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 4th 2011 3:33AM
Emma Stone, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Different actors respond differently to their work. Emma Stone falls into the category of people who get uncomfortable watching herself on the screen, along with her 'The Help' co-star Octavia Spencer. This made for an uncomfortable evening, as Stone related on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

When the First Lady of the United States invites you to join her for a screening of your movie, you don't say no. But when she put Stone and Spencer right in the front row, there was no way they could avoid the discomfort of seeing their performances.

One thing that might have helped, but was sorely lacking, was alcohol.

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Michelle Obama to Make 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Guest Appearance

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:30PM
Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama is racking up quite the list of TV credits lately. The latest? The First Lady will appear on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'

According to People, Obama will appear as part of her and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative that works to aid veterans and their families.

Obama will travel to Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday to help the 'Extreme Makeover' team expand a community resource center for homeless female veterans.

Look for Obama to help build a greenhouse and children's play area when the episode airs in October.

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Michelle Obama Books 'iCarly' Guest Role

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 8th 2011 11:40AM
Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama will appear on Nickelodeon's hit tween series 'iCarly.'

According to the Associated Press, Obama will promote Joining Forces, the initiative focused on increasing awareness and support for military families.

In the episode, Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and her friends break some rules to set up a web chat so Carly can speak with her father -- who is serving overseas -- on his birthday.

After the rule-breaking, "the first lady discovers it and comes to have a chat with them in the most positive way possible," Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami told AP.

The episode was written specifically for Obama and the Joining Forces program and will likely air in January. Zarghami said the Obama children are fans of the 'iCarly.'

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President Obama Discusses Birth Certificate on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 2nd 2011 6:30PM
President Barack Obama on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'Barack and Michelle Obama sat down for a taped interview with Oprah Winfrey the day President Obama released his long-form birth certificate to the press. That interview aired Monday on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated). Since the interview was taped before Sunday's news about the death of Osama bin Laden, much of the conversation centered on the birther issue.

When the issue first came up, President Obama said he didn't take the controversy seriously.

"When it first came up, were you thinking, 'I hope I was born here,'" asked Winfrey. Obama said no. "I was there," he said. "It seemed unlikely that my 18-year-old mother had plotted at the time, saying, you know what, he's going to be president, so let's pay off the newspapers." While the President found it amusing, Michelle Obama was less entertained.

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Tracy Morgan: Michelle Obama Is a 'Tall Mountain' That I'd Like to Climb (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 19th 2011 4:30AM
Tracy Morgan Talks Michelle Obama on 'Lopez Tonight'When a randy Tracy Morgan visited 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS), he demonstrated the freedom of speech we have under the First Amendment. Because surely if we didn't have that right, he'd be in big trouble right now.

Morgan recalled his experience at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Apparently First Lady Michelle Obama greeted him, and he "got hard."

"Michelle looked like a tall mountain, and I'm gonna climb it just 'cause it's there," Morgan said. George Lopez seemed stunned, but he and the studio audience laughed at the joke.

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Despite Heated Rhetoric, Michelle Obama Stresses Unity on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 18th 2011 4:20PM
Barbara Walters, Michelle Obama, and Jill Biden on 'The View'Electoral politics is a nasty business, and there is no bigger target for invective than those who occupy the Oval Office. Monday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), First Lady Michelle Obama said she prefers to focus on the positive. Appearing alongside Second Lady Jill Biden, Mrs. Obama said that despite the heated rhetoric, she has a positive experience when she's out in public, meeting regular people.

"What we have to do in this country is remember who we are," she said. "That's the reason why I like to travel and to get out, because, look, no matter what people say, when they see you, they're excited and they're proud."

Having detractors, she went on, is just part of the process. "But we're one country, and I think people know that," she said. Even so, Mrs. Obama has been working out to prepare for the rigors of the campaign trail.

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Michelle Obama Doesn't Want Sasha and Malia on Facebook ... Yet (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 9th 2011 1:25PM
First lady Michelle Obama Facebook Today ShowMichelle Obama talked about her daughters and Facebook this morning on 'Today' (Weekdays, 7AM on NBC), reporting that neither Sasha, who is 9, nor Malia, 12, are on the popular social networking site.

Matt Lauer asked her what her reasoning was for keeping her kids off Facebook. "I'm not a big fan of young kids having Facebook," said Obama. "It's not something they need. It's not necessary right now."

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'Smallville' Flies Off CW May 13, Michelle Obama to Appear on 'Regis & Kelly' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 7th 2011 6:00PM
SmallvilleAfter 10 seasons, 'Smallville' will head up, up and away to TV heaven in a two-hour finale May 13. According to Zap2It, the series finale will see Clark taking on the DC Comics villain Darkseid.

"Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show," Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson said in a statement. "We're excited to be able to make the final moments of 'Smallville' a television event, as the character we've grown up with makes his legendary transformation."

In other TV news ...

Michelle Obama will stop by 'Regis & Kelly.' Obama will be a guest on Wednesday's show to promote her Let's Move! campaign. This will be Obama's first time on the show. [TV Guide]

Debra Messing is in talks to join NBC's new pilot, 'Smash.' The series follows a group of professionals who come stage a Broadway play about Marilyn Monroe. Messing will play Julia, a lyricist. [TVLine]

'Glee' is getting the Paley Festival treatment ... again. The Fox hit will have a panel on March 16. [Variety]

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Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Military Families on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 27th 2011 7:12PM
Michelle Obama speaks of military families on 'Oprah'The day after President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address, first lady Michelle Obama went on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to talk about her commitment to military families.

Modern first ladies usually take on a cause or issue to advocate, and Mrs. Obama has made hers the condition of military families.

"Because so few Americans are serving, you've got families that are dealing with their fourth and fifth and sixth deployment," said Mrs. Obama. "Months go by where birthdays are missed. Parents struggling to do this alone, answering the questions for their children, 'when's mom or dad coming home.' "

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'Jersey Shore' Breaks Ratings Records Again, Michelle Obama Heading to 'Oprah' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 21st 2011 6:10PM
Jersey Shore'Jersey Shore' continues to shatter ratings records for MTV.

According to the Live Feed, Thursday's episode, featuring the Snooki arrest fallout and JWoww's breakup, was seen by 8.9 million viewers. This is MTV's largest audience for a series telecast ever -- the previous record was set a few weeks ago after the season 2.5 premiere. Last week's episode had 8.6 million viewers.

'Jersey Shore's' audience is about two times the size of NBC's 'Community.' Just sayin'.

In other TV News ...

The cast of CBS's 'Criminal Minds' sorta hopes the new spinoff series, 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,' fails. Say what? Series star Shemar Moore is quoted as saying, "I'm flattered that we've done such a good job that they would like to do another show, but there's another part of me that wants it to fail." [TV Guide Canada]

Jaren Brandt Bartlett will play Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle on 'Smallville.' Look for the relatively unknown actor to appear in episode 17, 'Booster.' [Entertainment Weekly]

First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' Obama's interview will focus on the launch of a campaign to support families with somebody serving in the military. The show is set to air on Thurs., Jan. 27. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Sarah Palin Serves Up Some Food at a Local Diner (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 20th 2010 4:26AM
Sarah Palin Attacks Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Campaign, Then Serves Up Some FoodTonight on 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC), Sarah and Piper served up some dishes at a local diner.

But first, Sarah headed to the great outdoors, accompanied by the extended Palin clan. While standing in the wilderness, Sarah said it was great to escape the media "idiots" who don't like her family. Which was a little odd, considering that she was still surrounded by the media -- that is, by the camera crews who are filming her family for a reality TV show.

Next, Sarah made treats for the kids. "Where are the s'mores ingredients?" she asked. She added that she was making the s'mores in "honor" of Michelle Obama, " ... who said the other day that we should not have dessert." Presumably, this was meant as another attack on Ms. Obama's campaign against childhood obesity.

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Michelle Obama Speaks Out on America's 'Culture of Bullying' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 28th 2010 11:00AM
On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), First Lady Michelle Obama speaks out on the culture of bullying in America and offers several solutions for protecting our children.

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Matthew Morrison Has Sexy Abs, Michelle Obama Crush (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 28th 2010 6:26AM
Matthew Morrison Has Sexy Abs, Michelle Obama CrushWhen Matthew J. Morrison visited 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Jay Leno was kind enough to show off a picture of the 'Glee' actor that appeared in 'Vogue.'

Seeing his six-pack on full display, fellow guest Katherine Heigl said, "Who knew that's what's under there, huh? Wow!" "Sixteen hours of lipo," joked Morrison.

Then Leno followed that up with another revelation: "I read in 'In Style' magazine ... that you have a crush on Michelle Obama." Honestly, the last part of that sentence is less surprising (and more believable) than the first: Jay Leno reads 'In Style'?

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Michelle Obama's Brother on 'The Colbert Report' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 22nd 2010 4:30AM
Michelle Obama's Brother on 'The Colbert Report'Craig Robinson -- brother of Michelle Obama -- appeared on 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30 PM on Comedy Central). Upon meeting his guest, Stephen Colbert commented on Robinson's resemblance to his sister. "I've met [Michelle]," Colbert said. "And I have to say that you guys look a lot alike." Colbert then suggested that Robinson should put on a wig to disguise himself as the First Lady.

Watch the video after the jump.

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