Outgoing president Donald Trump ended his predecessor Barack Obama’s 12-year run as the most admired man in Gallup’s annual poll Tuesday.For the first time since 2008, Obama slid to second place, securing 15% of the vote compared to Trump’s 18%.Former first lady Michelle Obama was the most admired woman for the third year in a row with a 10% response rate while Vice President-elect Kamala Harris came in second place with 6%. Current first lady Melania Trump was behind her with 4%.Also Read: Trump Falsely Suggests He's Won the Nobel Peace Prize - With the Wrong MedalGallup explained Trump’s rise in its poll like this: “When the sitting president is not the top choice, it is usually because he is unpopular politically … Even though Trump is similarly unpopular now — 39% approve of his performance — his dominant performance among Republicans, contrasted with Democrats splitting their choices among multiple public figures, pushes him to the top of the 2020 most admired man list.”President-elect Joe Biden was named by 6% of respondents. Notably, Dr. Anthony Fauci beat out the Pope by one percentage point in his debut on the list, earning 3% to the pontiff’s 2%.The results came from telephone interviews conducted from Dec. 1 to Dec. 17. Just over 1,000 American adults from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. weighed in on the open-ended questions of which man and woman they admire most.Read original story Trump Ends Obama’s 12-Year Streak as America’s Most Admired Man At TheWrap
President Donald Trump falsely accused former president Barack Obama of “treason” Tuesday morning, hours after former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention that deeply condemned Trump.Trump wrote in a series of tweets, “Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama. Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement. My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!”He went on, attacking the Obama administration’s response to the H1N1 flu and accusing the media of favoritism before leveling the unsubstantiated accusation of spying and treason.Also Read: Michelle Obama: 'If You Think Things Cannot Possibly Get Worse, Trust Me -- They Can'“The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country. It’s called Treason, and more. Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!” he wrote, repeating an accusation he made in June that was immediately debunked as there is no evidence Obama’s administration spied on Trump’s campaign.Former first lady Obama addressed the nation during the Democratic National Convention Monday, attacking Trump directly and saying he is “the wrong president for our country.”She urged support of former vice president Joe Biden, who is expected to accept the Democratic party’s nomination during the convention, and said of Trump, “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me: they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”Read original story Trump Falsely Accuses Barack Obama of ‘Treason’ After Michelle Obama Convention Takedown At TheWrap
Sean Hayes: In a spontaneous game of “The Battle of the Gays,” DeGeneres and the “Will & Grace” star one-up’d each other with digs about the other’s career. It began with Hayes calling DeGeneres “Helen,” while applauding that her talk show has been on-air for 15 years. “I’ve also done other things in the past,” she smiled. Segueing into talking about “Will & Grace,” she asked, “How long was it [on-air] the first time around… before y’all got canceled?” He picked up his mug and, looking pensive, answered, “I think it was longer than your sitcom was.” But DeGeneres won the round, adding, “Yeah, that’s right. I had to come out first for y’all do that sitcom.”Dakota Johnson: When DeGeneres asked the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress why she wasn’t invited to her celeb-studded 30th birthday party, Johnson said, “Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited… Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of s— about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. I didn’t even know you liked me!” Caught off guard, DeGeneres insisted, “Of course I like you,” followed by some rather awkward silence. It only got worse when DeGeneres asked about comedian Tig Notaro performing at the party. Johnson responded, “She’s my favorite comedian…other than you!”Michelle Obama: The former first lady proved she has a great sense of humor when she appeared on “Ellen” and gifted here with a bottle of Metamucil, saying, “something to keep you flowing.” Before the Obamas moved out of the White House, DeGeneres took her to CVS, to show her how to survive a normal lifestyle. There, Obama was challenged by the comedian’s behavior that included opening packages, eating food without paying for it, announcing to the store that Obama had “a rash” and singing through a megaphone to a sleeping baby. Finally, Obama said, “Ya know, you’re really annoying. It’s like taking a 3-year-old to the store.”Katy Perry: DeGeneres had another memory lapse when she forgot that the “Smile” singer had been married to actor Russell Brand. Perry looked surprised when the host asked, “Were you [married]?” Perry whispered, “His name was Russell Brand. Remember, you gave me some wedding gifts on this show?” Perry smiled into the camera and mimed scissors, as if she was cutting the exchange. On the flip side, Perry is one of the few celebrities who has defended DeGeneres in recent weeks. “I think we all have witnessed the light and continual fight for equality that she has brought on the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love and a hug, friend Ellen,” Perry tweeted.Justin Timberlake: In a 2016 appearance on “Ellen,” Timberlake joked about her tequila-influenced flub of the lyrics to his song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” She, apparently, loves that song, and after having a little too much of Timberlake’s brand of tequila with friends, she was recorded singing and dancing to it, but messing up the lyrics in the process. Timberlake said she sang the line, “Just electric, just electric, just electric” when, he said, “It pretty clearly says ‘just imagine.'” Appearing to be a little embarrassed, DeGeneres asked the audience to back her up. “I don’t think anyone raised their hand,” he grinned.Hasan Minhaj: Within a minute of sitting down with DeGeneres, the stand-up comedian and political commentator best known for his Netflix show “Patriot Act” corrected her pronunciation of his name. “At Starbucks, I just go by Timothée Chalamet,” he said.Blake Shelton: When “The Voice” judge appeared on “Ellen,” she told the story of how she gave Jennifer Lopez a clock with a photo of her and A-Rod kissing on it, so she could remind him “the clock is ticking, time is passing,” as an incentive for them to get engaged. And a week later he proposed. Well, DeGeneres gave Shelton a similar clock with him and Gwen Stefani on it. But it turned out that she didn’t give it to Shelton after all. “I walked backstage and somebody back there was, like, ‘Hey, thanks for being on the show. Can I have that?’ and they took it.” He joked that, whoever her next guest is, the show will just “replace the picture and do the same crap to them.”Giada De Laurentiis: In a cooking segment on “Ellen,” the Food Network’s popular chef was trying to show DeGeneres and Nicole Kidman how to make arancini balls — an Italian snack of risotto coated in flour, bread crumbs and then fried — and innuendos started to fly. When DeGeneres questioned how to roll it into a ball, De Laurentiis replied, “Haven’t you made any… kind of… balls… before?” stuttering as she realized how it sounded as she was saying it. DeGeneres grinned and shook her head no, causing the audience to burst into laughter. The host’s culinary skills didn’t get much better, which De Laurentiis pointed out. Looking at the mixture in DeGeneres’ hand, she said, “That looks like dog food now.”Wendy Williams: The two daytime talk show queens had a bit of a clash in 2013 when Williams first appeared on “Ellen,” when the comedian called her mean and asked if she had ever gotten in trouble by speaking badly about other celebs. DeGeneres then invited her to a game of Heads Up, in which Willaims is shown the name of someone and has to describe them in hopes of DeGeneres figuring out who it is. When Justin Bieber’s name popped up, Williams’ clue included, “Some people say that he looks like you.” DeGeneres looked puzzled. Williams defended herself, asking the crowd, “I’ve heard that! You’ve never heard that?!” DeGeneres laughed it off.Justin Bieber: DeGeneres put the “Yummy” singer on the spot when she interrogated him about a paparazzi photo that showed him naked on the balcony of a Bora Bora hotel, with a female seen sitting inside. She asked him who the girl was, and he said she was just a friend and they weren’t dating. DeGeneres pressed, “You just brought a friend to Bora Bora? And you’re just naked with your friend?” Bieber covered his face with his hands, saying, “Why are you putting me on the spot like this?” But she relented, “Wow. I have friends, I’ve never seen them naked like that. And they don’t bring me to Bora Bora.” Bieber responded, “Stop. You’re making me blush, dude.”Taylor Swift: The “Cardigan” singer’s love life is frequently the topic of the tabloid, and DeGeneres pretty much jumped on that bandwagon during one stop Swift made on the show. DeGeneres asked who her 2012 song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was about. When Swift declined to answer, the host put up a series of photos of Swift with different guys, handed her a bell and said if the guy was someone she dated, ring the bell. Photos of Swift with everyone from John Mayer to Danny DeVito popped up, prompting Swift to beg that DeGeneres stop. “This makes me feel so bad about myself,” she said. “Every time I come up here, you put like a different dude up there on the screen, and it just really makes me question what I stand for as a human being.”Mark Ruffalo: A photo of DeGeneres attending a football game with former president George W. Bush and her defense of their friendship started a firestorm on social media. “Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I’m not going to be friends with them,” she said. But Mark Ruffalo (and Susan Sarandon) took exception to her justification. “Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars–emotional & otherwise–inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness,” Ruffalo tweeted.Piers Morgan: Another photo got DeGeneres in hot water, this one was of the talk show host wishing Katy Perry happy birthday by tweeting a picture of herself appearing to ogle Perry’s breasts. The caption to the photo read, “Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” Many, including Morgan, accused her of making a sexist joke. “If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!'” Morgan wrote.NikkieTutorials: The makeup artist, YouTube celebrity and beauty influencer said on the Dutch talk show “De Wereld Draait Door” that her experience as a guest on “The Ellen Show” was not a pleasant one. She said she was “greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked,” adding, “I was expecting a Disney show but got ‘Teletubbies After Dark.'” She went on to say, “Every guest at ‘Ellen’s’ had a private toilet, but I didn’t. I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers.”Kathy Griffin: The outspoken comedian got defensive when DeGeneres decided against paying tribute to Joan Rivers after her death because she thought Rivers’ humor was mean-spirited. Griffin, in turn, called DeGeneres an untalented hack. In her book, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index,” Griffin wrote, “I’m almost positive a certain beloved daytime talk show host once had me kicked out of a backstage dressing room at the Emmy Awards. I can’t prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”Brad Garrett: As rumblings of a toxic workplace environment behind-the-scenes on “The Ellen Show” surfaced and after DeGeneres made a public apology, the “Everybody Loves Raymond” actor spoke out about his experience as a guest on her show. “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” Garrett tweeted. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”Lea Thompson: The “Back to the Future” actress backed Garrett’s assessment of the environment at the talk show and that DeGeneres herself was the cause of it. Responding to Garrett’s tweet, Thompson replied simply, “True story. It is.”Kevin T. Porter: Comedian Kevin T. Porter put his money where his mouth is when it comes to disdain he has for DeGeneres. He tweeted, “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank.”Read original story 18 Celebs Who Have Clapped Back at Ellen DeGeneres, From Playful Ribbing to Genuine Disdain (Photos) At TheWrap
Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Jessica Biel, Gisele Bündchen and other stars are giving dads their due.
"I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us," the former first lady wrote on Instagram.
Michelle Obama pens sentimental note to fans about the release of her 'Becoming' documentary amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Michelle Obama and Laura Bush teamed up on Saturday night (not in person, of course) to share a message of gratitude as part of the “One World: Together at Home” special.The two former first ladies went back and forth during the 90-second video, delivering an inspirational message to thank those who have been on the front lines of the ongoing global pandemic.Bush: “Good evening, Michelle and I are thrilled to join you tonight in your homes for this special program.”Also Read: 'One World: Together at Home' Concert: Here's How to Watch and Stream Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and MoreObama: “Over the years, Laura and I have traveled across this country and around the world.”Bush: “We’ve visited with you at your schools, libraries, diners, places of worship and even at your kitchen tables.”Obama: “And we’ve had the profound privilege of getting to know you and your families. Your hopes, your struggles and your triumphs.”Also Read: Innovative Ways Stars Are Helping Out During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Photos)Bush: “The spirit and courage of the American people is most evident in times of crisis. And during this difficult period of physical separation, we’ve never been closer. Not just in our brave country, but tonight, we stand with the people of the world.”Obama: “Laura and I want to express our overwhelming gratitude to the medical professionals, first responders and so many others on the front lines risking their lives on our behalf.”Bush: “And we’re thankful for our pharmacists, the veterinarians, the police officers, the sanitation workers, and those of you working in grocery stores or delivering food or supplies to our homes. You’re the fabric of our country and your strength will carry us through this crisis.”Also Read: Dr. Phil Says He Used 'Bad Examples' Comparing Coronavirus to Smoking, Pool DeathsObama: “The coming days will not be easy, but this global family of ours is strong. We will continue to be here for one another and we will get through this crisis. Together. Thank you.”After the video aired, Obama shared the video on Twitter, writing, “Thank you to all the essential workers who are getting up every day and risking their lives on our behalf. @LauraWBush and I were honored to show our support for their heroic efforts during tonight’s @GlblCtzn’s One World: TogetherAtHome Special.”Former First Ladies @MichelleObama and @LauraWBush appeared on One World: TogetherAtHome to stand in solidarity with @WHO and the incredible health care workers defending our communities against COVID-19. Do your part to fight this crisis at https://t.co/26xVXSb0qy. pic.twitter.com/yTxjQfGE1Y— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 19, 2020Read original story Michelle Obama, Laura Bush Deliver Joint Message During ‘One World: Together at Home’ Special At TheWrap
Since leaving the White House, Barack Obama is still maintaining a high profile as he travels across continents to deliver his views on the state of the world including on the current US administration, and has entered into the entertainment and publishing arenas.
Former First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, will be in Singapore on 14 Dec (Saturday) to share about the experiences that shaped her in her public and private life, as well as reflections from her memoir, Becoming.
The former first lady posted an Instagram pic showing her hitting the gym — and hoisting some weights— in a sports bra and leggings.
SINGAPORE — Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be sharing her experiences from her book Becoming on stage at Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (14 December).
The former US President, 58, and former First Lady, 55, celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary yesterday.
The Duchess of Sussex reveals how she asked the former First Lady to work with her on the project.