BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA

President Obama and the First Lady get to relive the magic of their Inaugural Ball all over again at New York's Madame Tussauds, where their wax figures were introduced in January 2010.

From: Celeb Double Takes!

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"I haven't had a cigarette in 6 years ... that's because I'm scared of my wife."
President Barack Obama, on why he stopped smoking, to an attendee at the UN General Assembly meeting

From: 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

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GIRLS' DAY OUT

GIRLS' DAY OUT

First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, takes in the action Aug. 24 at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at New York's National Tennis Center, where she appeared to promote her Let's Move campaign.

From: Love It! What Happens When Tennis Takes New York

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"I've seen Michelle tease you about your gray hair. You have a bit of silver in your hair. Do you tease back?"
Jay Leno, on President Obama's signs of aging, on The Tonight Show

"No. No. That's why we're celebrating our 21st anniversary."
President Obama, in response

From: 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

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A 'MOVING' MOMENT

A 'MOVING' MOMENT

During a goodwill trip to South Africa and Botswana in 2011, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia spend 20 minutes at home with Mandela, then 92, and his wife, following a visit to his foundation. Obama calls the experience "the most moving part" of her trip abroad. Two years later, on Mandela's 95th birthday, the Obamas release a statement congratulating the leader on the milestone and asking people to honor him through acts of service.

From: Nelson Mandela: His Life in Pictures

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MICHELLE OBAMA

MICHELLE OBAMA

The First Lady continues to make Americans lust after her wardrobe in this Carolina Herrera full-skirted patterned dress with bow accents at a dinner in honor of President Obama in Berlin, Germany.

From: Last Night's Look: Love It or Leave It?

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WATCH & LEARN

WATCH & LEARN

The Obama women – First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 14 – take a tour of Trinity College's Old Library with the school's provost during a visit to Dublin on Monday.

From: Star Tracks: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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MICHELLE OBAMA

MICHELLE OBAMA

The FLOTUS celebrated her 49th birthday with a bang, er, bangs. And her husband gave his official seal of approval, saying a few days later, "To address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs."

From: Celeb Hair Makeovers: Better Before or After?

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GOOD TASTE

GOOD TASTE

First Lady Michelle Obama shares a healthy meal Tuesday with local school kids in Washington, D.C., where the students helped harvest vegetables from the White House garden's summer crop.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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"If you guys ever decide you're going to get a tattoo, then Mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo."
President Barack Obama, on what he'd tell daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, if they wanted to get inked, on the Today show

From: 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

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MICHELLE OBAMA, 49

MICHELLE OBAMA, 49

Even calm, cool and collected celebrities have a fashion or beauty freak-out now and then. For the first lady, it had to do with hair. "This is my midlife crisis, the bangs," she joked on The Rachael Ray Show. "I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs."

From: Most Beautiful at Every Age

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"Harrison Ford. You think you trip because I'm here? I'm tripping out because he's here."
– First Lady Michelle Obama, on meeting the actor during a special White House screening of his new movie, 42

From: 10 Best Celeb Quotes This Week

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HEALTHY CHOICE

HEALTHY CHOICE

The first lady also promotes a wholesome, active lifestyle as she teams with Al Roker and chef Anne Burrell to cook up some veggies – and some fun. Prior to putting her signature moves on display, she told guests, "Overall, we want you guys to have a good time and keep moving and be healthy. And, kids, eat your vegetables, okay?"

From: Inside the White House Easter Egg Roll

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BOOK CLUB

BOOK CLUB

The FLOTUS takes the festivities one page at a time as she reads Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to a group of kids, including her daughters.

From: Inside the White House Easter Egg Roll

17 of 50 Jacquelyn Martin
NO KIDDING

NO KIDDING

April Fools' Day aside, the Obamas take the annual event's overarching purpose seriously, making time to meet with children attendees. "It's great to have everyone here this morning," Mrs. O said earlier in the day from the White House balcony.

From: Inside the White House Easter Egg Roll

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BUNNY BUSINESS

BUNNY BUSINESS

President Barack Obama welcomes a very special guest to Washington, D.C.: the one, the only … Easter Bunny, who helps kick off Monday's 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll celebration with first lady Michelle, daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, and 9-year-old "Kid President" Robbie Novak.

From: Inside the White House Easter Egg Roll

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GYM CLASS

GYM CLASS

Consider them movers and shakers! First Lady Michelle Obama, tennis ace Serena Williams and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick get pumped during an event Thursday in Chicago to promote physical activity in schools across the nation.

From: Star Tracks: Friday, March 1, 2013

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2. OSCARS DIPLOMACY: FLOTUS <em>AND</em> TED

2. OSCARS DIPLOMACY: FLOTUS AND TED

Where in the world can a foul-mouthed, weirdly life-like creature of host Seth MacFarlane's creation and First Lady Michelle Obama be in the same room? Why, at the Oscars! They didn't exactly share the stage, but if these two polar opposites can come together for an evening, a joint Congressional session shouldn't be that hard, right?

From: 10 Things We Learned from Oscars 2013

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MICHELLE OBAMA'S PRINTED DRESS

MICHELLE OBAMA'S PRINTED DRESS

"I saw the First Lady wearing a gorgeous geometric dress last week. Where can I buy it?" – Layla
We totally endorse her frock, too. It's the BCBG "Breona" jacquard dress, $298, and if you click to buy soon, you can nab one before they all sell out.

From: You Asked, We Found: Star Looks

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ADD ANOTHER COAT

ADD ANOTHER COAT

Obama's week of enviable outerwear continued at a Jan. 22 prayer service in the National Cathedral, where she wore a chic winter white dress and coat set by Naeem Khan with Jimmy Choo kitten heels and a swept-back hairstyle.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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LADY IN RED

LADY IN RED

We were eagerly waiting to see how Obama would top her beautiful first Inaugural Jason Wu gown, so we were psyched when she stepped out in an even more jaw-dropping ruby dress – also by Jason Wu! She accented the velvet embossed design with a Kimberly McDonald ring, Kimberly McDonald for Forevermark bracelets and Jimmy Choo heels.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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QUICK CHANGE ARTIST

QUICK CHANGE ARTIST

Though Obama started out Inauguration morning in an unbelted Thom Browne coat and dove gray pumps, by the afternoon she gave in to the chilly D.C. weather, slipping into Reed Krakoff boots and cinching the coat with a jeweled J. Crew belt.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

26 of 50 AP/Jacquelyn Martin; Chris Kleponis/Reuters/Landov
MORNING MEETING

MORNING MEETING

Before heading to the Inauguration on Jan. 21, the Obamas paid respects to the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue in the Capitol, allowing us to get a glimpse of the coordinating Thom Browne dress the first lady wore under the designer's navy silk coat.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

To watch President Barack Obama take the oath of office on Jan. 20, the Obama women opted for shades of purple: Michelle in a Reed Krakoff dress, Malia in a $60 H&M number she'd worn before, and Sasha in a Plenty by Tracy Reese lace dress (on sale for $69.95!)

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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SPARKLE AND SHINE

SPARKLE AND SHINE

There's a reason Obama adores Michael Kors – his designs flatter her like no other. She seemed to know she looked good, flashing a mega-watt smile to rival the sequins on her black boatneck gown, worn to an Inaugural reception on Jan. 20.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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KID ROCK

KID ROCK

They may have been opening for some pretty big names at the Kids' Inaugural Concert on Jan. 19, but in their cute outfits (Obama in her trademark belted-blouse pants look, plus Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14, wearing trendy skirts and boots), the girls looked like headliners to us.

From: The First Family of Style: Inauguration Weekend

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Night at the Ball

Night at the Ball

First Lady Michelle Obama is radiant in a custom ruby chiffon and velvet gown from Jason Wu at the second inaugural ball Monday night.

From: Star Tracks: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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BARACK OBAMA '08: BEYONCÉ

BARACK OBAMA '08: BEYONCÉ

To celebrate Obama's 2008 victory, Beyoncé serenaded the President and first lady with a powerful rendition of Etta James's classic, "At Last," while the couple took their first dance at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20, 2009. "The Obamas inspire me to be better, to be smarter, to do more," the singer said.

From: Star Salute! Celebs Celebrate Presidential Inaugurations

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MICHELLE OBAMA

MICHELLE OBAMA

The current first lady loved her "masterpiece" Jason Wu gown so much the first time around in 2009 that she returned to the designer for her second Inaugural Ball ensemble, choosing this ruby velvet gown to show off her toned arms (and new bangs!).

From: 50 Years of Gorgeous Inaugural Gowns

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PRINT RUN

PRINT RUN

True, we never saw the full-length shots of this elegant paisley-print Naeem Khan number, worn to a 2012 event. But based on the perfect fit of the bodice and the cool, unexpected pattern, we couldn't help but include it anyway. Let's hope there weren't some crazy things happening below the knees.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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LIQUID SILVER

LIQUID SILVER

We definitely wouldn't want to be whoever is in charge of the First Lady's many suitcases on state trips. But we wouldn't mind being her stylist – then we would get to pick out pretty outfits like this silky gray top, worn with a shimmering velvet full-length skirt to a dinner in India in 2010.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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TRUE BLUE

TRUE BLUE

Because the First Lady's style motto is "I have to wear what I love," her black-tie style can be totally unpredictable. But if she's reading this and taking notes, we'd like to say that we especially love her in rich, royal shades, like this sapphire Vera Wang number worn to the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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GO FOR GLAMOUR

GO FOR GLAMOUR

For the White House's first black-tie dinner in 2009, Obama pulled out all the stops in an allover sequin iridescent gunmetal gown, plus a killer statement necklace, something that's become a fixture of the First Lady's fancy ensembles.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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SPARKLE MOTION

SPARKLE MOTION

Is there anything she can't do? She's fighting childhood obesity, helping veteran families – and, in her long sleeved crewneck and glittering Michael Kors skirt, she's giving us an idea for what to wear to an upcoming black tie wedding where we were planning to shiver in a strapless dress. Thanks, Mrs. O!

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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WE JUST GLOVE IT

WE JUST GLOVE IT

Though we love it when the First Lady bares those buff arms, her full-length gloves were an elegant complement to her bow-accented, criss-cross white Tom Ford design, worn to a Buckingham Palace reception in 2011.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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RED-DY AND ABLE

RED-DY AND ABLE

Though Obama took heat from the CFDA for choosing Alexander McQueen (rather than an American designer) for a state dinner with the Chinese president in 2011, we find it hard to critique anything about this elegant, draped print gown. Even less objectionable was the First Lady's response to the dress drama: "Women, wear what you love!"

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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"MASTERPIECE" THEATER

Jason Wu was another young designer whose career was launched when Obama surprised him by picking his design for her first Inaugural Ball; he said he was "emotional" to see her in his dress that night. So he must have been really beside himself when Obama donated the gown, which she called "a masterpiece", to the Smithsonian in 2010.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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ROYAL PURPLE

ROYAL PURPLE

To greet the South Korean president at a state dinner in 2011, Obama picked a rich violet one-shoulder Doo.Ri creation with a contrasting turquoise beaded belt by designer Doo-Ri Chung. If we were Malia Obama, we'd already have our eye on this one for prom.

From: Michelle Obama's 10 Best Gowns

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Lapping It Up

Lapping It Up

Bo Obama shares First Lady Michelle Obama with the young patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she reads them 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.

From: Star Tracks: Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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MICHELLE OBAMA & RICO RODRIGUEZ

MICHELLE OBAMA & RICO RODRIGUEZ

It's story time for First Lady Michelle Obama and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez, who join forces to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6.

From: 'Tis the Season! Celebs Spread Holiday Cheer

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THE OBAMAS

THE OBAMAS

They're dreaming of a White (House) Christmas! Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11 – assisted by not-so-little helper Bo Obama – make room for the 19-ft. Fraser fir on Nov. 23. "It's a go," the First Lady reportedly told onlookers before the stunner was whisked into the Blue Room.

From: 'Tis the Season! Celebs Spread Holiday Cheer

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BO OBAMA

BO OBAMA

The first dog – and his Mom! – bring holiday cheer to 5-year-old AJ Murray and other patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 14.

From: Stars and Their Pets: Vanessa Hudgens's City Sidekicks

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BOOK SMART

BOOK SMART

First Lady Michelle Obama and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez take turns reading a holiday story to children at Thursday's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C.

From: Star Tracks: Friday, December 7, 2012

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