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 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.




‘Kumar’ goes to the White House

Kal Penn, who starred as Kumar in the movie, “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle,” is now part of the Obama administration.  Penn most recently had a recurring role on the FOX series, “House.”  There is no start date yet for his new job as associate director in the Office of Public Liaison.  Penn will connect President Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific-Islander communities plus the arts & entertainment groups.

Michelle Obama Styled by Chicago Boutique Owner

Ever wonder who was behind First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe for the inauguration?  Ikram Goldman, owner of a Gold Coast boutique in Chicago, managed the clothing provided by designers.  Obama’s measurements were provided by Goldman and all finished designs were sent to either Chicago or Washington.

“Mrs. Obama has shopped at Ikram’s store for years and appreciates her shared interest in working with a broad spectrum of designers, including many young and up-and-coming designers,” said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Obama’s press secretary, to the New York Times.

Obama also spoke with Goldman about what she would wear on the cover of the March edition of Vogue magazine.

Kanye Wins Two at AMAs, Obama is a GQ Man


Kanye West won two awards for best rap/hip-hop male artist and best rap/hip-hop album tonight at the American Music Awards.


Barack Obama is on the cover of GQ’s magazine annual “Men of the Year” issue.  Chicagoans are doing big things.  Ow!

The Obamas on 60 Minutes



U.S. President Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle give their first televised interview since the election.  Check out the clip above of Barack discussing the reaction to his win.