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Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Robinson was born and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. After completing her formal education, she returned to Chicago and accepted a position with the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. Read More

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The cast and crew of "A Raisin in the Sun" accept the Award for Best Revival of a Play during the American Theatre Wing's 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, June 8, 2014.
Denzel Washington's Broadway Performance Interrupted By Audiences

By IBTimes AU

Denzel Washington was interrupted by audiences during his performance on the Broadway show "A Raisin In The Sun," which closed last month on June 15. (Jul 08)

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Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers Only Speaks the Truth, Thinks Kardashians Do Not Have a Sense of Humor

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Joan Rivers think the Kardashians are upset for her jokes on her book, "Diary of a Mad Diva." (Jul 07)

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during their "14 on Fire" show at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, June 13, 2014.
Mick Jagger Gets Satisfaction for Having New Relationship

By IBTimes AU

Mick Jagger met his new girlfriend, who possessed youth and grace, two weeks prior to the suicide of his late lover, L’Wren Scott. Three months later, the 27-year old brunnette ballerina named Melanie Hamrick was seen planting a smooch on the frontm... (Jun 17)

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Viral Video: Richard Sherman And Seattle Seahawks at White House Kitchen For U.S. First Lady's 'Let's Cook Campaign' [Watch YouTube Clip]

By IBTimes AU

NFL Player Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks team surely know athletes and kids have to eat right and stay healthy. (Jun 02)

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Despite tax revenue increases Angela Merkel will keep a watchful eye on spending (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Keeps Most Powerful Woman Title for 4th Year in a Row, Australian Miner Gina Rinehart Slips to 27th from 16th Place

By IBTimes AU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel retained her most powerful woman status Forbes magazine's list released on Thursday. It is the fourth straight year that she was recognised for wielding power, but she has been number 1 on the list nine times. (May 30)

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President Barack Obama Gets Criticized by Greenpeace for Eating Endangered Tuna

By IBTimes AU

It seems like "Watch what you eat" is good advice, even for the President of the United States. President Barack Obama has been getting some flack from environmental organization Greenpeace after photos surfaced of him dining in popular sus... (May 14)

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Model Karlie Kloss presents a creation by French designer Barbara Bui
$750 Designer Dress of Joe Hockey’s Wife Gets Aussies Notice as Treasurer Asks Nation to Tighten Belt

By IBTimes AU

Ordinarily, politicians' wives are seen as fashion icons that the public wouldn't mind seeing them in expensive dresses or gowns during state functions. Think Jacqueline Kennedy or Michelle Obama who are considered fashion icons and trendsetters of their time. (May 14)

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Meet the Owners of the Top 10 Most Famous Engagement Rings

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Jewelry expert in ITV's This Morning and founder of Vashi.com Vashi Dominguez recently released her compilation of the 20 most famous engagement rings in the world. Most of the engagement rings have appreciated in value years after they were bought. (May 13)

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Cast Member Emma Watson Arrives for the UK Premiere of 'Noah' at Leicester Square in London
'Harry Potter's' Emma Watson Joins Hashtag Activism of #BringBackOurGirls [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

While FOX News mocked the hash tag #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter and called it a “useless exercise in self-esteem,” it certainly didn’t stop one celebrity from joining the advocate. “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson joined the advocate on Twitter to sho... (May 12)

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US Sends Army Officers to Nigeria to Help Find Kidnapped Schoolgirls

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To aid in the search for about 300 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, the United States (US) has sent a dozen officers from its military to the country. (May 09)

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