A Father’s Day Gift for Barack Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia went to the L.A. Lakers game Thursday night. The girls wanted to get their dad a jersey as a gift for Father’s Day. So AEG president Tim Leiweke — whose suite they were sitting in– had the gift shop make a customized Obama jersey. Lakers Coach Phil Jackson (and former coach of Obama’s hometown team, the Chicago Bulls) signed the jersey after the game.

First Lady Michelle Obama honored at Kids’ Choice Awards

First Lady Michelle Obama loves the kids and they love her right back.  She was honored with the Big Help Award Saturday at the Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards.  Obama was acknowledged for her efforts to combat obesity through the Let’s Move campaign, which Nickelodeon donated $3 million.

First Lady Michelle Obama previews Governors’ Ball

First Lady Michelle Obama greeted music students Sunday to a preview of the White House’s annual Governors’ Ball featuring Harry Connick, Jr.
While introducing Connick and his band, she stressed the importance of community service.
“These guys aren’t just playing music and earning money and performing, but they’re community leaders, too,” Obama said. “And that’s really important for you guys, too, because it’s not just if you can sing and dance, but what do you give back?”

Obamas Christmas in Hawaii


The First Family arrived in Oahu, Hawaii Thursday for a Christmas vacation. President Barack Obama was born and mainly raised in the state. The family will spend more than a week at the same oceanfront vacation home that was rented the previous year.




Christmas musical celebration in Washington


Mary J. Blige and Usher are some of the performers scheduled to join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle at the annual “Christmas in Washington” celebration Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m central time on the TNT network.  The event will benefit the National Children’s Medical Center.  Host George Lopez, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Justin Bieber and Rob Thomas will also be there to ring in the holidays.  The show will be taped Sunday, Dec. 13 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“We take pride in presenting CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON each year as we bring together musical artists from a variety of genres for a fantastic holiday concert,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president/head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM. “This year, we’re especially thrilled to welcome a lineup of top-name performers and an equally amazing host, George Lopez. Together, they will make this a holiday celebration to remember.”

The Obamas host first state dinner


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle honored Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur Tuesday night during the first state dinner of the Obama administration.  Besides political insiders, the 338- guest list included Hollywood stars such as Alfre Woodard, who is a member of the president’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Blair Underwood.


The First Lady wore a sleeveless, gold and cream-colored sheath dress with an overlay of silver and matching shawl by Indian-born designer Naeem Khan.  The designer has also dressed Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Queen Noor of Jordan.  Academy Award winning actor and singer Jennifer Hudson performed at the event.

Obama’s Paris Vacation

School is out and the Obamas are taking a family vacation.  President Barack Obama arrived in Paris Friday to meet his family that earlier in the day made a stop at the Eiffel Tower.  The presidential family stayed at the U.S. Embassy, reports the New York Daily News.  

After a trip to Normandy to attend the 65th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings today, they will continue their Parisian vacation by visiting the Notre Dame cathedral. The President will return to Washington Sunday while Michelle and the girls stay in Paris until Monday and celebrate daughter, Sasha’s eighth birthday.

Michelle Obama lunches with Nancy Reagan

Michelle Obama had lunch with former First Lady Nancy Reagan Wednesday.  This is the first time Obama has invited a predecessor to the White House, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.  She called Reagan for advice during the Obamas’ move to Washington.