Where was Oprah? All weekend we watched as President Obama, the First Lady and celebs prepared for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and Ball. But someone was clearly out of site. And that’s Lady O.
Back in 2009, Oprah was one of Obama’s biggest supporters. She even invited the then governor on her daytime talk show, and single-handedly, introduced him to millions of Americans. She was even given credit for helping him win the election when she donated millions to his 2008-2009 campaign. However, this time around Oprah has been surprisingly quiet. So we’re curious. Could something be wrong between the Obamas and the talk show queen? We certainly hope not!
Oprah was not only visibly absent from all the Inaugural fuss this week she also seemed less enthusiast during Obama’s 2012 re-election. In fact, we can’t remember her being on the campaign trail. Can you? Unless, she was a silent sponsor of course.
Following the inaugural ceremony and parade, The President and First Lady were commemorated at the Inaugural Ball. President Obama was the first to make his appearance before introducing his lovely wife. The couple then joined hands and took their first dance of the night to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” sung by Jennifer Hudson. The song is a favorite of the President. A few years ago it sang it while delivering a speech and wowed the crowd.
The First Lady wore a red Jason Wu gown while the President wore a black and white tuxedo. Jason Wu seems to be a favorite designer of Mrs. Obama. He was also the designer she wore for the 2009 Inaugural Ball.
Watch the President and The First Lady dance to “Let’s Stay Together”
First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’, Tuesday night, and talked about how great of a singer the President is. She even revealed he sings to her all the time. She also talked a bit about her “Let’s Move” campaign urging parents to motivate their kids to get in shape and choosing better foods.
Today is a very popular day for birthdays I see. First Lady Michelle Obama turns 48 today! In honor of his wife’s birthday, President Barack Obama tweeted, “Happy Birthday to @MichelleObama! Singing is optional, but you are welcome to add a note to her birthday card: http://OFA.BO/zvzsQU“. How sweet.
Happy Birthday First Lady!
Still funny even at her age, Betty White turns 90 today! We love her!
It’s been three weeks in the making but the video has finally arrived! If you all remember, Beyonce teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and the NABEF (National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation) to help fight childhood obesity by making it easier for kids to stay active. In doing so, Beyonce remade hit “Get Me Bodied” into “Move Your Body”, making its danceable workout kid friendly.
In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made it clear his top priority was geared toward Congress’ efforts to work together as a team.
The President stated,
“What comes of this moment will be determined not by whether we can sit together tonight, but whether we can work together tomorrow.”
Through Obama’s speech he once again touched on familiar territory stressing concerns over health care reform, budget cuts and economic stability, concerns over employment and job stability and the recent Arizona shooting that took the lives of innocent civilians.
Forbes revealed their list for the top 100 most powerful women in the world; from politicians, entertainers and media moguls. Below are the women in rounded out the top 10. First Lady Michelle Obama is at the top of the list! Congratulations Mrs. Obama.
Michelle Obama, 46 yrs. old -First Lady (United States)
It was such a proud day in history when the now President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama swore in around mid-day yesterday. Just about everyone I know and around the world watched and waited for that very moment. It was all that everyone talked about, on your commute to work and back home, to school, while dining with friends or watching the events unfold on your television. It was a moment filled with hope and emotion as well as inspiration. I get the feeling that many people are inspired to do better and be better. President Barack Obama is living proof that if you have a dream they can very well come true.
The President and First Lady took their first dance steps while being serenaded by Beyonce singing the Etta James hit, ‘At Last’. I loved the way they interacted with each other. This is definitely not a political marriage but a sincere and loving one. Each ball they attended and each time they danced, 10 times to be exact, they were more relaxed and enjoyed each other. It was funny when Pres. Obama kept stepping on her dress and she kept having to adjust its tail, giving him that “if you step on this dress one more time” look, very funny moment.