Michelle Obama Hula Hoops 142 Swings Before Hoop Falls

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First lady Michelle Obama hula hoops on the South Lawn of the White House October 21, 2009. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images North America)The first lady showed off her hula hoop skills Wednesday as she rocked her hips to an impressive 142 swings before the hoop fell to the ground. Michelle Obama was hosting a "healthy kids fair" on the South Lawn of the White House, where she also ran barefoot through an obstacle course and jumped rope with visiting school children. While her hula hoop...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama's Slave Lineage Pieced Together by Genealogist, New York Times

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The family tree of Michelle Obama's slave relatives has been slowly put together by The New York Times, with help from a genealogist. Recent findings revealed that the First Lady's maternal great-great-great grandmother was a slave named Melvinia Shields, who was sold in 1850 by her first master at the age of 6 for $475. Over 5 generations, Mrs. Obama's family moved from slavery to the White House. These findings are said to confirm what Mrs. O's family has always thought about there...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Will Teach Elmo How to Garden on 'Sesame Street'

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Michelle Obama is heading back to Sesame Street to teach Big Bird, Ernie and friends how to plant vegetable seeds. She'll appear on the show for the second time since she's been in the White House, and will be the special guest for the first episode of the 40th season of the program. My, has Elmo aged well! The First Lady could hardly contain her excitement after the first time she stopped by Sesame Street earlier this year to film a PSA -- she said it was the best thing she'd gotten to...Read Full Story

What Has Michelle Obama Been Wearing?

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Getty Images.Much-admired First Lady Michelle Obama has been wearing a series of gorgeous outfits in the past week, maintaining a firm hold on her reputation as one of the world's best dressed public figures.On the first day of the UN General Assembly, Mrs. Obama wore a silk chantung jacket and skirt by Michael Kors. This conservative, classic look is just edgy enough in an eye-catching crimson.The two-day G-20 summit kicked off in Pittsburgh on September 24, when President and Mrs. Obama...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Celebrates the Opening of a Farmer's Market Near the White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a personal mission to turn people on to healthier eating. First she planted her personal garden on the White House lawn, and now a farmer's market has opened nearby at Michelle's urging. Mrs. Obama showed up to celebrate the opening of the farmer's market Thursday, where she loaded her straw basket with black kale, pears, cheese, eggs, cherry tomatoes, mixed hot pepper, fingerling potatoes, and chocolate milk, the New York Times reports. The First...Read Full Story

Mrs. Obama's Hairstylist Talks Reality Shows, 'Flirty' Hair

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Getty Images Johnny Wright, the 32-year-old hairstylist responsible for Michelle Obama's ever-sophisticated locks, talked with W magazine about how he met the First Lady and his plans for a reality TV show. As one can imagine, it helps to be affiliated with Mrs. O, considered by many to be one of the nation's most admirable fashion icons. Wright works in Washington, D.C. at Corte Salon.On meeting Mrs. Obama:I met her at the beginning of the campaign at an Essence photo shoot in Chicago...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama Debuts at No. 40 on 'Forbes' List of Powerful Women

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First lady Michelle Obama made her first appearance on Forbes magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women Thursday, debuting one position above Oprah Winfrey at number 40. The list acts as an annual barometer of power and influence throughout the world, and for the fourth time in a row, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was honored with the top spot. Merkel is currently facing reelection in Germany and is trying to iron out the country's economic problems while retaining her...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama's Shorts Raise Eyebrows

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(Getty Images | Inset from AP Photo) First it was a so-called controversy over the first lady's "right to bare arms," now it's Michelle Obama's bare legs that are getting people talking. Upon returning from the Grand Canyon over the weekend, Michelle exited Air Force One with the rest of the first family while wearing shorts. While your mom wearing shorts is generally not news, we're talking about the first mom, so of course it's a thing now. But really it's not a big deal. I mean she's...Read Full Story

Aaron Schock, Michelle Obama, Compliment Each Other's Physiques

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Congressman Aaron Schock (from and Michelle Obama (Getty Images)Who says Democrats and Republicans can't get along? Freshman Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock revealed that he and First Lady Michelle Obama had an exchange about their physical assets.Schock, who is known for his 6-pack abs which he showed off for Stephen Colbert, will appear on NPR's pre-taped quiz show Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me this weekend. In one segment, the 27-year-old congressman who once said that he and...Read Full Story

Michelle Obama -- Shows off new haircut at White House reception

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Michelle Obama showed off a new shorter haircut at White House reception last night.The new look keeps a longer top and bangs, but she's her shortening the sides and back by quite a bit.From an article at First Lady Michelle Obama debuted her new 'do at a White House reception for country music stars Tuesday night. (Charley Pride, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station performed.) She stuck with sideswept bangs, but the look is much shorter on the sides and in the back. It...Read Full Story