Obama Talks First Date Michelle Obama, Braiding Maila’s Hair & more



If you won a date with the President, what would you ask him?

Earlier this month, four lucky contestants who had entered a President’s Dinner contest won the chance to sit down with Barack Obama and the First Lady for dinner. During the course of the dinner all four couples,were given the opportunity to ask the President and First Lady questions and the two shared stories on their kids, marriage, etc. The POTUS was very candid as he shared a few personal stories including how he tried to impress Michelle on their first date and the time he tried to braid his youngest daughter’s hair before her ballet rehearsal.

The guest were also given the opportunity to share stories of their own. One winner in particular almost reduced the President to tears when he explained how the health care legislation had helped his son get brain surgery.

Check out excerpts and video from the dinner below:

President Obama on his first date with Michelle

Our first date, I took her to the art museum, or the art institute, so I was trying to impress her and show her I was a real culturally sensitive guy. And it worked. So I’m giving tips to the young men out there…

Michelle on what she enjoys the most about being the First Lady

It’Ps the power of the big bright light that you have on things that are important and really being able to make a difference.

President Obama on braiding Malia’s hair before taking her to dance practice

My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun. We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.

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Hospital Claims Anna Brown booted from ER to die in jail was treated appropriately

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This story brings tears to my eyes. I couldn’t even watch the video without shedding a tear. I just don’t understand how people treat other people wrong based on race, sex, age, or economical status!?!?

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Officials at a St. Louis hospital on Thursday defended their actions in the case of a homeless woman who sought treatment for a sprained ankle and died in police custody after being arrested for refusing to leave the emergency room.

An autopsy determined that Anna Brown’s death in a jail cell in September was caused by blood clots that formed in her legs and migrated to her lungs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper also obtained surveillance footage of the woman’s final moments. In the video, officers are seen carrying Brown into a jail cell. The cell door closes and Brown is heard moaning and crying.

Brown’s family says authorities treated the 29-year-old mother of two unfairly and have hired a St. Louis-based lawyer, Keith Link. Link did not respond to telephone messages from msnbc.com on Thursday.

 

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Funeral Director Says: “Trayvon Didn’t Fight With Anybody”

Even the funeral director who inspected Trayvon Martin’s body doesn’t believe George Zimmerman’s claim of self defense.

STORY: CAUGHT! Trayvon Martin Video Shows No Blood Or Bruises On George Zimmerman

Richard Kurtz, a funeral director for Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale, told the Orlando Sentinel that when he heard of Zimmerman’s self-defense claim in the media, “it did not add up.”

Kurtz doesn’t believe Zimmerman’s story saying:

“I did not see any signs that would indicate to me that [Martin] was beating anybody. He just looked like a normal person that got shot.”

Kurtz said he would have expected bruising or cuts on Trayvon’s hands or body, but saw none. When he heard Zimmerman was claiming he’d been punched by Martin, “the story did not fit the situation.”

Kurtz added:

“As for his hands and knuckles, I didn’t see any evidence he had been fighting anybody.”

Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed Trayvon in the chest at point blank range on Feb. 26 in The Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community in Sanford, Florida.

Zimmerman has been claiming self-defense from day one, has not been charged with a crime and is currently in hiding.

Zimmerman’s self-defense case is falling apart. With the release of the Zimmerman video being led into the Sanford police station showing no signs of abuse, and now the funeral director saying that Trayvon had no signs of bruising or cuts, he will be arrested. #HoodiesUp

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Whitney Houston’s Death Ruled As Accidental Drowning

MSNBC reports:

The official cause of death for Whitney Houston is drowning and “effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use,” according to a report released Thursday by the L.A. County Department of the Coroner.

The report indicates that the Houston died when she was submerged in a bathtub filled with water, and also indicates that she had ingested cocaine.

Cocaine was said to have contributed to her death, but not the prescription drugs and marijuana also found in her system. The press release from the report concluded, “No trauma or foul play is suspected.”

The final coroner’s report will be released within two weeks.

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Malia Obama Has A Lil’ Fun In The Sun With Her Friends Down In Mexico For Spring Break

Even the first daughter deserves some R&R right?

The PRESIDENT’S oldest daughter Malia was spotted down on Oaxaca, Mexico with her classmates on a school sponsored spring break trip.

Reports are that there was a pretty major 7.9 earthquake in Acapulco, Mexico which isn’t too far from Oaxaca. However there has not been any word that Malia or her classmates were harmed in any way.

Check out the pics below.

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Cash Money Records Sued Over Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III Licensing Rights…AGAIN!

This is so late; Tha Carter IV already came out! HA!

EMI Music has slapped Cash Money Records with threat of legal action after YMCB skipped some licensing payments.

Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter III is the only record in question and EMI previously sued Cash Money for copyright infringement of the album.

EMI and Cash Money settled and the latter agrees to pay EMI in two installments, and paid the first.

So, you guessed it: Cash Money hasn’t paid the second and EMI wants THEIR cash money!

However, it doesn’t look like things will get too messy. Cash Money Records state that they have contacted EMI and they are working on how to settle this dispute amicably.

 

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Rihanna gets new tattoo – a cross (Photo)

The artist, Bang Bang, recently posted a black and white photo of his creation on his Twtter page.

“New #cross #tattoo I put on @rihanna last night,” he said.

Rihanna, 24, got herself inked on March 15 in New York. Bang Bang has created most of her tattoos. The 26-year-old told Us Weekly that he placed the new one on the R&B singer’s collarbone “because it’s easy for her to hide with a necklace but also can be in plain sight.”

“She always flips out [when it’s done] and jumps up and down like a 16-year-old girl getting her first car,” he told the magazine.

Rihanna has approximately 16 tattoos, including the word “Shhh” on her right forefinger, the phrase “Rebelle Fleur” on the left side of her neck and a faint imprint of the words “Thug Life,” inspired by slain rapper Tupac, on her knuckles.

Rihanna has been busy hanging out with her grandparents in New York. She helped celebrate her grandmother Dolly’s birthday and posted several photos of the event on her own Twitter page. She also shared a quote from her grandfather, who joked about her constantly-changing hair styles.

“My GranDad: Robyn how ya is [sic] get hair from red to cream to black??? Cuz ya don’t carry wigs!!! Ya does wash it out?! ME: ROTFL (no words)” Rihanna Tweeted on March 16.

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Beyonce, Tina & Mother-In-Law Gloria Carter Goes To Obama 2012 NYC Fundraiser

Tonight at the Greenwich Hotel in NYC, Beyonce Knowles threw on a fabulous navy Victoria Beckham dress to hit up the Obama 2012 fundraiser. And she brought her family of women along.

 

We’ve got pics and deets inside…

With a slicked back ponytail and new mommy glow still in tact, Beyonce made her way to actor Robert De Niro‘s Tribeca hotel (which he owns), The Greenwich Hotel, to support President Obama’s re-election campaign.

The “Countdown” singer made it a family affair bringing along her mom Tina Knowles, mother-in-law Gloria Carter & cousin Angie Beyince:

Bey paired her chic and sleek fitted VB dress with black Nicholas Kirkwood sandals, a Lanvin eagle necklace & diamond Lorraine Schwartz earrings.

Beyonce was looking fabulous as usual.

The event featured an appearance from First Lady Michelle Obama, whom Beyonce worked with last spring on the Let’s Move campaign.  The event was co-hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Star Jones, Angela Bassett and committee member Tina Knowles.

And just how could you have found yourself in this room schmoozing it up with the A-list?  Just drop a cool $5,000 for one ticket to the reception plus a photo with the First Lady. For $25,000, guests were allowed to attend a private “greet” session with Mrs. O.

Pics via BeyonceOnline.com

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Basketball Wives Royce Reed Files Motion Against Custody Judge Citing Bias

Ok, ok, Royce Reed isn’t exactly a basketball wife but who’s keep tracking of that kind of thing anymore? Apparently, a Florida judge, who the Basketball Wives star has accused of impropriety in presiding over her custody battle with the father of her child Dwight Howard.

Reed claims that Judge Tim Shea has a particular problem with women who have children out of wedlock with NBA players and has filed a motion to have him removed from the case.

Dwight Howard, who plays for the Orlando Magic, claims that Reed has not been living up to her end of their visitation agreement, and began proceedings last month to challenge her primary custody status. Reed claims that the judge said that he would grant Howard custody before any evidence had even been presented, but delayed his ruling.

In response, Reed filed a motion asking that Judge Shea be removed, citing his bias against single mothers and his close political ties with Howard’s lawyer. She also believes that Dwight Howard’s local celebrity is preventing her from receiving a fair trail in Orlando, stating in the motion “I am afraid if Judge Shea continues to preside over this case, I will lose custody of my son.”

Howard has been open about his distaste for his son’s exposure to the reality television life and has brought Reed to court in the past for violating their agreement to never show pictures or video of the child to the public – this is why Basketball Wives viewers have never seen or heard about either Dwight Howard or his child.

But in spite of her past shady behavior, could this judge really have a ‘baby mama bias’?

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“Kony 2012″ Creator,Detained For Public Intoxication And Masturbation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Russell, 33,  co-founder of Invisible Children, was detained in San Diego, CA on Thursday for public intoxication and masturbation, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Several witnessed called into the station to complain that a man was walking around the Pacific Beach area, vandalizing cars and appearing to be under the influence, reports NBC San Diego.

SDPD spokesperson, Lt. Andra Brown, said that Russell was acting “very bizarre”:

“Due to the nature of the detention, he was not arrested,” Lt. Brown said. “During the evaluation we learned we probably needed to take him to a medical facility because of statements he was saying.”

Witnesses claim that he had stripped out of his underwear, but had them back on by the time police arrived. At that point, authorities said that it was obvious that Russell needed medical attention:

“He was no problem for the police department however, during the evaluation we learned that we probably needed to take care of him,” said an SDPD spokesperson. “We determined that medical treatment was a better course of action than arrest.”

Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey released the following statement on Friday:

Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”

Russell is one of the creators of the “Kony 2012″ viral video that attempted to make Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony “famous” for his kidnapping and slaughter of innocent children. The video made history, garnering over 100 million views in 6 days.

The organization came under fire after reports surfaced that they misappropriated funds — with only a third going to the causes they claim to support, according to the Better Business Bureau — and also embellished Kony’s lasting influence in Uganda. According to Dr. Beatrice Mpora, director of health organization Kairos, Invisible Children has done more harm than good:

“What that video says is totally wrong, and it can cause us more problems than help us,” she said. “There has not been a single soul from the LRA here since 2006. Now we have peace, people are back in their homes, they are planting their fields, they are starting their businesses. That is what people should help us with.”

According to NBC San Diego,  employees at the Invisible Children headquarters were told not to comment and a “Kony 2012″ sign was removed from the lobby.

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