Michelle Obama - updates

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Michelle Obama 'Becoming' book tour documentary hits Netflix

Apr 28, 2020 - 11:01 AM

The former First Lady will star in a new documentary which follows her global book tour for her smash-hit memoir 'Becoming'

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in new TV series

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:29 AM

The Oscar-winning actress will play former US First Lady Michelle Obama in 'First Ladies,' a series about the wives of US presidents and their lives in the White House

Barack, Michelle, and Julia Roberts: This week’s outlook

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There’s no breather in the newsroom this week. For one, the Obamas are in the neighborhood!

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,' says Michelle Obama

GIRLS' EDUCATION. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L), daughter of former US president George W. Bush, meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in new 'First Ladies' series

Aug 28, 2019 - 11:42 AM

The upcoming White House drama anthology series will focus on the personal and political lives of America's First Ladies

Obamas' first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:06 PM

The former first couple acquires 'American Factory,' a film shown during the Sundance Festival in January, which will be shown in select theaters and Netflix starting August 21

Obamas producing Netflix project critical of Trump

May 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama are producing the TV adaptation of Michael Lewis' book 'The Fifth Risk', a critique on Trump's rise to power

Princeton salutes Maria Ressa, alumni in ‘Time 100’ most influential list

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Distinguished Princeton University alumni have also called on government officials, policy makers, and businesses to ‘press’ the Philippine government to end its harassment of Ressa and the Philippine press

TIME MAGAZINE 'ICON.' Rappler CEO Maria Ressa answers questions after she plead 'not guilty' to the 4 cases of tax evasion lodged against her and Rappler on April 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DOH: At least 70 deaths due to measles | Evening wRap

Feb 11, 2019 - 9:12 PM

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WATCH: Michelle Obama delights Grammy crowd with girl power message

Feb 11, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The former US First Lady makes a special appearance alongside Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: <<enter caption here>> onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

FALSE: A photo of the Obamas showing support for PH opposition candidates

Jan 26, 2019 - 6:50 PM

No, this is not a photo of the Obamas supporting Philippine opposition candidates

Gloria Arroyo cleared of electoral sabotage in 2007 polls case | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman

Dec 28, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Former president Barack Obama was named the man Americans admire most for the 11th year in a row

MOST ADMIRED WOMEN. Michelle Obama takes the 'Most Admired Woman' title from Hillary Clinton as Gallup poll shows Mrs Obama being voted by the majority 15%. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018 - 11:51 AM

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Barack and Michelle Obama sign Netflix production deal

May 22, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The former first couple have launched Higher Ground Productions to produce a variety of content for the video streamer, possibly including scripted series, documentaries, and features

NETFLIX. The former first couple is set to produce a variety of content for Netflix. File photos by Saul Loeb/AFP, Jewel Samad

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

These latest additions stand in stark contrast to the more buttoned-down approach of traditional presidential portraiture

NEW PORTRAITS. Former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand beside their portraits after their unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 23 Agustus 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Kunjungi Pura Tirta Empul, Michelle Obama kenakan sarung kamen

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Michelle juga sempat bertanya kepada guide mengenai asal dan kegunaan air suci di Pura tersebut

SARUNG KAMEN. Mantan ibu negara Amerika Serikat Michelle Obama didampingi adik ipar dan kedua putrinya mengenakan kamen untuk memasuki Pura Tirta Empul di Tampak Siring, Bali. Foto oleh Bram Setiawan/Rappler

WATCH: Obama enjoys watersports with Richard Branson on luxury island

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Photos published on Richard Branson s blog show Obama smiling on board a speed boat and wearing a helmet and goggles as he tries out kitesurfing

In a recent handout picture released by Virgin on February 7, 2017, former US president Barack Obama (R) is pictured during a kitesurfing session with British billionaire Richard Branson (L), off the coast of Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Jack Brockway / Hijack.life/Virgin.com

Obama's final tweet as President: 'Honor of my life to serve you'

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:33 PM

UPDATED It s been the honor of my life to serve you You made me a better leader and a better man

Barack Obama at the Oval Office, October 18, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:38 PM

Once a reluctant mom in chief the tall toned Princeton and Harvard graduate – America s first black first lady – has evolved becoming a singular voice for women and a political dynamo

THE OBAMAS. US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) hugs US President Barack Obama as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP

SAKSIKAN: Stevie Wonder menyanyi untuk Michelle Obama di 'The Tonight Show'

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Stevie Wonder yang berperan penting di masa masa Barack Obama Michelle berpacaran menyanyikan lagu medley Isn t She Lovely dan My Cherie Amour

Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

WATCH: Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'Tonight Show'

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:12 AM

Stevie Wonder who played a role in Michelle and Barack Obama s courtship sings her a medley of the songs Isn t She Lovely and My Cherie Amour

'MY CHERIE MICHELLE.' Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.' Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The moment comes at the emotional close of a farewell address in his adoptive city of Chicago

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and US President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Joshua Lott/AFP

Obama says 'yes we did' in emotive farewell address

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED For all our outward differences we are all in this together he says warning that partisanship racism and inequality all threaten democracy We rise or fall as one

US President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, January 10, 2017. Frame grab from the White House livestream

IN PHOTOS: Stars attend Obama's farewell party at White House

Jan 08, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Nick Jonas Jordin Sparks Usher Kelly Rowland Olivia Wilde and more attend the party held before the Obamas move out

WATCH: Obamas send final Christmas message from White House

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:48 AM

The outgoing US President and First Lady highlight the common values that unite Americans of all faiths and backgrounds

LAST CHRISTMAS. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama send their final Christmas message from the White House, highlighting the common values that unite Americans. Screen shot from White House Youtube

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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Michelle Obama will 'never' run for White House – president

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:52 AM

Barack Obama: She is as talented a person as I know You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people But I joke that she s too sensible to want to be in politics

In this file photo, US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Durham, New Hampshire, on November 7, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post on Facebook

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:02 PM

A racist Facebook post that called Michelle Obama an ape in heels fuels a big online petition that helped oust the offending parties

MICHELLE OBAMA. The U.S. First Lady listens as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in North Carolina, U.S. on October 27, 2016. Photo by Jewel Samad

Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary, Pence in plane scare

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:59 PM

The latest rolling poll average compiled by tracker RealClearPolitics shows Clinton with a 5 4 point lead in a national race against Trump and two outsiders – pointing to a likely electoral college victory for the Democrat

READY TO BE PRESIDENT? Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum October 27, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton looks to consolidate lead over Trump

Oct 24, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED With just over two weeks to go before Americans vote for a new president Hillary Clinton is stepping up her efforts in key battleground states to consolidate her lead

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine arrive for a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER

Michelle Obama geram dengan perlakuan Trump terhadap wanita

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:26 PM

‘Tidak penting dari partai apa Anda berasal – Demokrat Republik independen – tidak ada waniita yang pantas diperlakukan seperti ini Tidak ada yang pantas menerima siksaan seperti ini ’ kata Michelle Obama

SHE'S WITH HILLARY. This file photo taken on September 16, 2016 shows US First Lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Zach Gibson/AFP

War on drugs, Tropical Storm Karen, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 14, 2016 - 1:27 PM

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Michelle Obama leads charge against 'disgraceful' Trump

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Obama: It doesn t matter what party you belong to – Democrat Republican independent – no woman deserves to be treated this way No one deserves this kind of abuse

SHE'S WITH HILLARY. This file photo taken on September 16, 2016 shows US First Lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Zach Gibson/AFP

Trump denies sexual assault 'lies'

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:45 AM

These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false And the Clintons know it very well says Trump in a campaign rally

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 13: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fair Expo Center on October 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with less than one month to Election Day. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 26, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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FULL TEXT: Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic convention

Jul 26, 2016 - 1:15 PM

As my daughters set out on the world I want a leader who is worthy of that truth a leader worthy of my girls promise and all of our kids promise

First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Michelle Obama says Clinton 'only one' qualified to be president

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:40 AM

US First Lady: In this election I m with her

SHE'S WITH HILLARY. First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

5 key moments in the Republican convention

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Here are some key moments from the 4 day gathering in Cleveland

REPUBLICAN PARTY. Delegates celebrate after Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, July 21, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes: Online backlash over plagiarized speech

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Social media is unforgiving when it comes to plagiarism

WATCH: Michelle Obama rocks out to Beyoncé and more on 'Carpool Karaoke'

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The US First Lady gives James Corden a tour of the White House grounds while singing and dancing along to tunes by Beyoncé Stevie Wonder Missy Elliott and more

FLOTUS. James Corden gets a tour from none other than the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Screengrab from YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden

Trump staffer apologizes for Melania plagiarism row

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:51 AM

Staffer Meredith McIver: This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused

This combination of file pictures created on July 19, 2016 shows Melania Trump (L) addressing delegates on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18, 2016 and Michelle Obama greeting the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 in Denver on August 25, 2008. Alex Wong and Paul J Richards / AFP

Penulis naskah pidato Melania Trump mengundurkan diri

Jul 21, 2016 - 6:49 AM

Donald Trump menolak pengunduran diri penulis naskah plagiat istrinya

JIPLAK PIDATO? Penulis pidato yang sudah bekerja sejak lama dengan Donald Trump memutuskan mengundurkan diri pasca muncul tudingan pidato yang dibacakan Melania Trump pada Konvensi Nasional Partai Republik Selasa, 18 Juli menjiplak pidato Michelle Obama tahun 2008 silam. Foto oleh Michael Reynolds/EPA

Did Melania Trump Rickroll in her Republican convention speech?

Jul 20, 2016 - 11:26 AM

Aside from allegations that she plagiarized Michelle Obama social media users also say that Melania Trump channeled Rick Astley in her RNC speech

RICKROLLED. Social media users say Melania Trump Rickrolled the Republican National Convention during her speech supporting her husband, US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA, screengrab from YouTube/RickAstleyVEVO

Plagiarism controversy, revolt plague Trump at convention opener

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump s wife Melania is accused of copying parts of her speech from US First Lady Michelle Obama

SPEECH COPIED? Melania Trump, wife of Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, waves to the crowd after delivering a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards 2016

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:38 PM

The Onion BlackLivesMatter Making a Murderer and more win Webbys an award portrayed as the Oscars of the technology world

WEBBYS. Jessica Alba and Michelle Obama both win Webby Awards in 2016. Photos by Shawn Thew, Nina Prommer/EPA

LOOK: Prince George meets Obamas in his pajamas

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Prince George stays up past his bedtime to meet the Obamas

MEETING THE OBAMAS. A handout picture released by Kensington Palace on April 22, 2016 shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (R) meeting US President Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama (behind) at Kensington Palace in London on April 22, 2016 with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L). Photo from AFP / Kensington Palace/Whitehouse photographer/Pete Souza

Obama issues stark trade warning against Brexit

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:03 AM

US President Barack Obama says Britain is at its best when it is helping to lead a strong Europe