With a reminder from my fantastic Grandmother that President and First Lady Obama would be visiting The View, I decided to watch the program for the first time in a long time.
As much as I enjoy hearing Barack and Michelle speak, I will also admit tuning in to see how tightly wound resident conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be.
On the fashion watch the first lady looked fantastic in a square necked, sleeveless (of course!) dress with a full skirt. The green color (a somber cousin to all the sea foam from the Emmy Red Carpet) paired with an eclectic array of jewelry (known as hodge podge, if you are not chic) and shoes that appeared to be maroon. Other notable style choices were Elisabeth's red dress (channeling both Nancy Regan and Anne Romney) and Whoopi's shoes, which were sky high and red heeled. A precursory google search gave me nada on them. DivaJulia, please chime in if you have info, because they were stunning.
Look Newt Gingrich, The Welfare President came bearing gifts. Presenting Babara Walters with a gift basket, Obama joked she would no longer have to "pilfer signature items when she visit the White House".
Over all, the mood was appropriately light, with anecdotes about their upcoming 20th wedding anniversary and life with two daughters. After saying how much she really liked them, Elisabeth got to put on her serious journalist face and asked about the growing divide between the "have and have nots" in America. My general disgust for Bitsy aside, her over all tone was very respectful, which is about all that you can ask.
Having not seen Sherri Shepard in a good while, I was impressed with her new (to me) short and sleek hair. Still don't know what is going on the inside of her head, but the outside is on POINT. In the hopes of borrowing some tips from the first couple, Sherri asked Michelle Obama about the nightly bedtime ritual she and Barack have. I cackled at her use of the word "ritual", picturing some of my Tea Party neighbors, nodding knowingly about Obama and his
foreign, muslim satanic roots.
Ritual or routine, the first lady coyly responded that she wasn't talking about what they did before they went to bed. Not to be topped by Jill and Joe Biden, the President nodded, so we are all clear on that front.
So as not to appear too partisan, if and when Willard and Ann Romney join the ladies of The View, I'll watch. I think Whoopi has a lot she'd like to say.
Written by: Kia K.
Some famous faces were invited to the White House State Dinner for British P.M. David Cameron and his wife Sarah. The couple posed with the President and First Lady, both Sarah and Michelle wore beautiful blue dresses. Mrs. Cameron wore a London-based designer, Alessandra Rich, while Mrs. Obama wore Marchesa. The designer of the gown, Project Runway Allstars' Georgina Chapman was in attendance with her husband Harvey Weinsten. She of course, also wore blue.
Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour showed up in Chanel, while Idris Elba and George Clooney looked sexy in their tuxes. Clooney, who has been in Washington talking about the troubles in Sudan, got a prime seat next to the first lady.
Warren Buffet, Sir Richard Branson, who I imagine showed up in a spaceship, and the star of Homeland Damien Lewis partied at the dinner. Homeland happens to be the President's favorite show. There were also performances by Mumford & Sons and John Legend.
I need to get invited to one of these, or maybe I could sneak in.
While the Republican candidates are off being, well...President Obama spent Tuesday night singing with music legends like B. B. King and of course Al Green at the White House's celebration of Black History Month.
The show, which will air on PBS Monday, was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and will feature other performances by Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy and a tribute to the late Etta James. While everyone, including Mick Jagger, were on stage at the end, the Prez gave thanks and joined them all in "Sweet Home Chicago." Check it out here!
POTUS sounds pretty good, right?!
Oprah, and her boobs, were honored along Sir Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Bill T. Jones and Broadway composer Jerry Herman were also honored at the Washington, D.C. gala. Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt and Kid Rock, who must be contractually obligated to be invited to every awards show ever, performed.
President Obama and first lady Michelle sat next to the honorees. 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin kicked off the tribute to Paul McCartney, which included No Doubt performing The Beatles "Hello Goodbye." Dave Grohl and Norah Jones dueted on "Baby I'm Amazed."
Julia Roberts, John Travolta and Barbra Walters paid tribute to Oprah, who was showing off more than her just her medal.
The event airs on CBS December 28th.