Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat and used the platform to announce her upcoming appearance on James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment. Michelle Obama will join the the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in one of his drives about town and in all likelihood show off her singing chops […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honored Tuesday with Webby Awards for “excellence on the Internet.” The winners were announced ahead of the 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony that will take place in New York City on May 16. The awards show is portrayed […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were announced Wednesday as headliners of South by Southwest, the celebrated showcase of cutting-edge technology and music. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear at the closely watched annual conference in Austin, Texas, famous for providing early exposure to platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare […]

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

(Washington-AFP) – Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify. Following a separate playlist by her husband, the US first lady released her own on Sunday for the International Day of the Girl, part of a UN […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Rancho Mirage, United States (AFP)   – US President Barack Obama played golf near the desert city of Palm Springs, California Saturday, shrugging off criticism that ambling around thirsty, lush greens was unseemly during a historic drought. Obama is slated to play two courses at the weekend, Sunnylands and Porcupine Creek, a father’s day weekend […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  – US First Lady Michelle Obama announced plans for $200 million (177 million euros) in programs to promote girls’ education worldwide on Tuesday as she visited a London school at the start of a European tour. “I’m here because girls like you impress me and inspire me,” Obama told […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Michelle Obama gets more personal

Michelle Obama gets more personal

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington, United States (AFP)  – Stung by criticism over what she said during her husband’s first run for the presidency, Michelle Obama was measured in sharing her views when she entered the White House in 2009. But now America’s first lady is developing a more personal and outspoken tone as the president’s […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

(Relaxnews) – Actor Parker Sawyers has been cast to play US President Barack Obama in the romantic drama “Southside With You,” joining Tika Sumpter, who will play First Lady Michelle Obama. Set in 1989, when President Obama was an associate working at a law firm who took a liking to lawyer Michelle Robinson, reports Variety, […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

By Jérôme Cartillier / Andrew Beatty Selma, United States |AFP|  – US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fur and seduction for Jason Wu in New York

Fur and seduction for Jason Wu in New York

(New York-AFP) – Canadian-Taiwanese wonder-kid designer Jason Wu on Friday sent US supermodel Karlie Kloss down the runway in his New York Fashion Week show that encapsulated strength and seduction. Elegant tailored suits, jackets, coats and trousers were contrasted with body-clinging sheath dresses with cut-out backs, thigh-revealing splits and luxurious fur showcased seduction. “I think […]

14.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

(Relaxnews) – Dinner at the White House starts at around 6:30 pm. And while the dining table may be bigger and someone else is doing the cooking, First Lady Michelle Obama says their family tradition remains largely unchanged. These are among the tidbits from an interview in the forthcoming issue of Cooking Light entitled “Family […]

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama — showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign — has busted out a few of her dance moves… with a turnip. In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks “Turnip — for what?” and then sways and nods her […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

(LONDON-AFP) – Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found. The study discovered that a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump, following a series of tests at Aberystwyth University on the west coast of Wales. Doctor Dave […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

(FUKUSHIMA, Japan-AFP) – Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Michelle Obama to play herself in ‘Parks and Recreation’

Michelle Obama to play herself in ‘Parks and Recreation’

(Relaxnews) – As part of her ongoing crusade against obesity, US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo appearance on Amy Poehler’s show, NBC has announced. Healthy eating and regular exercise, two causes championed by Michelle Obama since her arrival in the White House in 2009, will be mentioned in the sixth-season finale of […]

Michelle Obama calls for nutrition label changes

Michelle Obama calls for nutrition label changes

(AFP) – In a country where obesity is rampant, the US government on Thursday aimed to make healthy choices easier for consumers by proposing a series of changes to nutrition labels. If approved, the fine print would display calorie count more prominently, include more realistic descriptions of what amounts to a serving, and add a […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Vera Wang offered “dark romance,” Marc Jacobs space-age ninjas and Rodarte “Star Wars.” Day six of New York Fashion Week was perhaps the most eclectic yet of fall/winter 2014. Wang, whose evening wear and bridal gowns are highly coveted by the Hollywood A-list, told AFP that her runway show was perhaps the […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

South Korea’s growing ‘kimchi deficit’

(SEOUL-AFP) – It’s kimchi-making season in South Korea, with households across the country preparing and laying down stocks of the ubiquitous spicy side-dish for the coming winter. But many foreign visitors, including the most intrepid foodies, will probably leave without ever tasting a Korean-made version of the national dish of fermented, chili-soused cabbage. That might […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Michelle Obama urges Americans to ‘Drink Up’

Michelle Obama urges Americans to ‘Drink Up’

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting “Let’s Move,” Thursday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: “Drink up.” The president’s wife called on Americans to drink at least one extra glass of water daily. “I’ve come to realize that if we were going to take just […]

13.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, U.S. News ·
Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

(Relaxnews) – As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against the obesity epidemic in the US, Michelle Obama has turned to a number of rappers to release a new hip-hop album, “Songs for a Healthier America.” The album will be released in September. For this inspirational album, which will be distributed in schools in New […]

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