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Want Michelle Obama’s Arms? Get the Inside Scoop From Women’s Health

Posted on September 8, 2009 with No Comments

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Women’s Health has revealed Michelle Obama‘s secrets for sculpting her bionic, headline-grabbing arms.

For the first time the First Lady’s personal trainer Cornell McClellan has detailed their regimen, which he says he’s put Obama through since 1997, starting at 5:30 a.m.

“She’s truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness,” McClellan says. “I believe the purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. To do that, we take a holistic approach that includes strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training.”

Get the deets here!

Ga Ga: Michelle Obama Debuts New Bob Haircut in White House

Posted on July 22, 2009 with 10 Comments

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After her Rainbow Brite skirt DON’T, we were seriously questioning our First Lady’s style…but after Michelle Obama debuted this sleek new bob on Tuesday, we fell in love with her style all over again.

The gorgeous figure looked stunning as she and the president hosted a country music celebration in the White House’s East Room with Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss.

What do you think?

Michelle Obama’s First Blindie Style Don’t: The Rainbow Brite Frilly Skirt in London

Posted on June 10, 2009 with 8 Comments

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Wearing a skirt that resembles something little Sasha could’ve made in her arts and crafts class, Michelle Obama sabotaged her fashion resume with a Rainbow Brite/Wedding cake skirt on a trip to Westminster Abbey.

The First Lady, who is on summer vacation in the UK with daughters Sasha and Malia, “brightened up London’s grey skies,” according to The Sun, with her yellow and lavender layered cardigan and crazy skirt, which The Times says, “As a stack, they look like one of those modern, fancy wedding cakes that brides’ co-ordinate with their flowers.”

Also, what’s going on with her hair? She’s looking a little coneheadish. Obviously, you can all see that Blindie is not happy with this style mishap!

An American Family in Paris: The Obamas Become Parisian Tourists

Posted on June 9, 2009 with No Comments

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The Obamas may be American royalty, but they’re spending their time as Parisian tourists this week.

Wrapping up his six-day trip abroad to the Middle East, Germany and the beaches of Normandy, the President joined First Lady Michelle and Malia and Sasha at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris, where they’re staying.

The First Family’s tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the Notre Dame cathedral, while on Sunday (which was Sasha’s 8th birthday) they took in the city’s best view atop the Pompidou Center.

“I would love nothing more than to have a leisurely week in Paris, stroll down the Seine, take my wife out to a nice meal, have a picnic in Luxembourg Gardens,” he said after taking his wife to dinner near the Eiffel Tower. “Those days are over, for the moment.”

The Obamas’ New York Date Night: Dinner And A Broadway Show

Posted on June 1, 2009 with 2 Comments

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President Barack Obama made good on a campaign promise to wife Michelle and treated her to dinner and a Broadway show in New York City on Saturday.

The first couple arrived in Manhattan on a Marine One helicopter after flying into JFK airport aboard a Gulfstream 500 jet. They dined at the Greenwich Villge restaurant Blue Hill and took in the revival of August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come Home” at the Belasco Theatre in midtown. Crowds lined the streets, cheering and waving, as the presidential motorcade made its way through the streets.

Always one to find fault with the Obama administration, the Republic National Committee crticized the President for jetting to New York for what they deemed as “a night on the town” during a recession and as General Motors prepares to file for bankruptcy -the fourth largest in U.S. history.

The Obamas paid for dinner and theatre tickets themselves while taxpayers will foot the bill for the plane ride,  estimated by The New York Post at $24,000 per aircraft (3 were required for the trip), and for police security.

Color on the Cover: First Lady Michelle Obama Covers TIME

Posted on May 21, 2009 with 2 Comments

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Michelle Obama has landed another cover: TIME Magazine.

The issue, which tries to define the “Meaning of Michelle,” features a striking photograph of the First Lady’s face. While we hated how uncomfortable she looked on the cover of Vogue in March, we’re really wondering how much airbrushing this photograph’s been under?

“I’m pretty much who I’ve been for a long time. So that … I just think that people have the opportunity to see all of who Michelle Obama is over a longer period of time,” she says. “And hopefully they like what they see. And I think they actually … to the extent that they saw all of me … liked what they saw then.”

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The Progress Report: Blindie Grades Michelle Obama, Oprah And Sherri Shepherd in New Weekly Column

Posted on May 8, 2009 with No Comments

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner it seems fitting that our inaugural edition of the Progress Report is all female. Our aim with the Progress Report is to highlight personalities and figures who are pushing people of color forward–and a few who are pulling us a few hundred back!

Time Names Michelle Obama, Oprah and the Women Of The View Among Their 100 Most Influential People for 2009

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Women of color are finally earning props (do we still say “props?”)! I doubt anyone can think of a recent First Lady who has as much style and control over the cultural zeitgeist as Michelle Obama. The women of The View, love ‘em or hate ‘em, have some of the most interesting daily conversations on current events.

Oprah is well…Oprah, and she’s been on the Time’s list since its inception! The media mogul heals us in a way that other media has never been able touch, and her generosity and progressiveness are well documented, which makes the next item in this week’s report that much more disturbing.

PROGRESS: 20 steps forward

Oprah Gives Away Free KFC Meals

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Earlier this week, Oprah partnered with KFC to promote the chicken giant’s new grilled chicken (KGC), where she handed out free coupons on her website. Ultimately, this venture caused something of a chicken riot as KFC was not able to keep up with the demand. In these hard economic times, a free meal is something anyone can get behind, but Oprah giving free KFC to her audience, feels a little like the queen giving the peasants her slop. Ok, maybe harsh, but Oprah doesn’t eat KFC.

If she wanted to help her audience to a free meal, why not get us a deal on something less likely to cause or aggravate health problems – stuff that rich people eat, Fresh Direct or WholeFoods? – or as it’s known around my house, WholePaycheck.

PROGRESS: 377 steps backward

Sherri Shepherd Doesn’t Believe in Evolution

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We’ve known for some time that Sherri Shepard doesn’t believe the world is round, but on Tuesday’s show she cited her faith in God as her reason to teach her son, Jeffery, creationism over evolution. She claimed that while she would inform Jeffery of evolution, she would teach him that creationism was accurate.

By Tuesday I imagine it was too late for Time to exclude Sherri from their prestigious list, so Shepherd stuck by her guns, even though the lone concurring voice on the panel belonged to Elisabeth Hasselbeck – that alone should make anyone rethink anything.

Faith is great for people who gain comfort from it and Creationism vs. Darwinism isn’t a new argument on The View, or anywhere else for that matter, but it always makes for a compelling debate and in the end you gain a pretty good measure of a person’s ability to deal with logic. So to be clear Sherri believes we live on a 6000-year-old flat rock floating in heaven.

PROGRESS: 777 steps backward