First Lady Michelle Obama made an appearance on comedian Jimmy Fallon’s late-night talk show to raise awareness for her “Let’s Move” campaign, which works to inspire families to combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes by adopting active lifestyles. The clip featured Obama and Fallon demonstrating “Mom Dancing” moves that are sure to give moms a giggle, ranging from “Raise the Roof” to the classic “Where’s Your Father (Get Him Back Here)!” Video clip below.
A star-studded concert event, featuring Katy Perry, Usher, and cast members from the show “Glee” took center stage as the presidential inauguration festivities kicked off this weekend, with First Lady Michelle Obama and the Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosting the “Kid’s Inaugural Concert” for the children of military families. More from The Hollywood Reporter:
Obama and Biden took the stage near the end, calling in groups of military kids on video chats broadcast on the big screens. The first lady in particular was earnest in her words, appealing to all ages.
“You see, when we said we wanted to host a concert to honor our military kids, let me tell you, everyone wanted to be here. Usher wanted to be here,” she said. “Katy Perry wanted to be here. Nick Cannon, the folks from ‘Glee,’ and all the other amazing performers — they wanted to be here, too. And let me tell you, they’re not here for me. They’re not here for Dr. Biden. They are here for all of you. Because they know the kind of sacrifices that you all make every single day.”
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden celebrated the first anniversary of Joining Forces, their initiative to recognize, honor and serve military families, this week.
The celebration includes a White House event announcing the winner of the group’s “Challenge,” a contest to see how communities are supporting military families in innovative ways. Twenty finalists will be honored at the White House.
Additionally, the First Lady will appear on The Colbert Report to discuss Joining Forces, and she will address a group of high school girls whose families are part of the military.
Finally, Obama and Biden will announce a new initiative that is bringing together 150 of America’s leading nursing organizations and more than 450 nursing schools in 50 states and territories to ensure our nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.
The First Family sat for an official family photograph this week–the first such photo taken since 2009. The family took the photo “because the girls have grown up so much since then,” a White House press spokesperson said in an email to reporters.
The portrait of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha was taken in the Oval Office last Sunday after the family attended church.
First lady Michelle Obama, who is using her role to champion the causes of healthy eating and fitness for children, attempted Tuesday to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people to do jumping jacks for one minute.
The Associated Press reported that Obama led hundreds of local children in one minute of jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House. The event was reviewed by a Guinness World Records official, and it signaled the beginning of a 24-hour challenge to have more than 20,000 people around the world doing the exercise for one minute. The previous record was set on March 22, 2011, with 20,425 jumpers taking part.
The first lady bounced out to squeals from the crowd.
“We’re going to show people today is that moving is fun, right?” she exhorted.
Yeah!!! The kids were all ready to jump their little hearts out. . . but the official countdown clock still had four minutes before they could start. [TV personality Al] Roker killed time with a game of “Simon Says” and a joke. (“What did the snail say on top of the turtle? Wheeeeee!”)
Folks, it all went adorably downhill from there: Obama began jumping jacks at the stroke of 3 p.m.; the kids broke ranks and pressed around her, some jumping jacks, some just bouncing up and down and mugging for the cameras. At the end of the minute, the tiny mob rushed the first lady. . . and almost knocked her down.
Secret Service agents swooped in while Roker vainly tried to regain some semblance of order : “Everybody get back in line!” Obama never stopped grinning, one kid ran over to reporters and exclaimed: “She touched my hand!”
Guinness will announce the official result today at 3 pm.