We try not to get too political here, unless we’re talking about American Idol politics or Lindsay Lohan vs. Amanda Bynes. But some days you just can’t ignore major political events (and, no, we’re not talking about tonight’s presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama). Today mark’s the 20th anniversary of POTUS and FLOTUS (that’s First Lady Michelle Obama to you) totally and completely committing themselves to one another in matrimony. Now, in politics long marriages aren’t uncommon (even if cheating scandals abound), but in Hollywood years, these two have been married for eons. So to celebrate one of the couples who have restored our faith in the sanctity of marriage, we’ve compiled a gallery of their 20 best-looking moments. Because let’s face it: true love is based on how good you look together, right?
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Those viewers who tuned into President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this evening noticed that the camera spent a (small) portion of tonight’s broadcast focusing on a young, glamorous blonde woman identified on television only as a High School Student. Curious as to who it is?
Well, according to KRTV.com, Mikayla Nelson, 15, is a freshman at Central High School in Billings, Montana. Just over one week ago, the avid science student got the word that she had been one of only 24 students to earn an invite to sit in proximity to First Lady Michelle Obama during the annual address. She quickly accepted the invite; who wouldn’t?
Interestingly enough, this isn’t clean energy enthusiast Mikayla’s first time hobnobbing with the Obamas. Back on October 18, Mikayla was photographed chatting with President Obama at the White House Science Fair, after which he described her as having similar qualities to “Einstein, Edison, Franklin, Tesla, and the founders of Google and Apple and Microsoft.” We’ve got a Mikayla Nelson photo gallery and some bonus interview footage from Whitehouse.gov for you below!
The way we see it, Lady Gaga‘s life is already a fantastic work of imagination with a touch of disco sticks. (Check out Gaga’s 100 Hottest Outfits of 2009 to admire her out-of-this-world fashion sense.) However, her everyday outlandishness is not stopping her from upping the ante and turning herself into an actual comic book character.
Bluewater Productions, a publisher of unconventional comic books (previous titles include a series called “Female Force” about such women as J.K. Rowling and Michelle Obama, and “Political Power” featuring comic hero Ted Kennedy), is creating a new series called “Fame” and will be highlighting a different celeb in each installment. Gaga’s will be out in May, and other celebrities who will be immortalized in ink include Taylor Swift and David Beckham. Even though we think celebrities already lead imaginary lives worth reading about, we can get on board with illustrated Lady Gaga (er, and shirtless David Beckham) fan fiction.
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Michelle Obama spoke at the 69th Annual American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala last night in New York’s Metropolitan Opera to a crowd of beautifully dressed dance enthusiasts, including such celebs as Renee Zellweger, Claire Danes and Kelly Ripa. “The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it,” said the First Lady at an event at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art earlier that day. “Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”
See who made the scene in the gallery below.
While we love First Lady Michelle Obama and her affinity for J. Crew cardies (note the argyle number she dons below), we have to question her judgment on these overpriced kicks she wore to the Capitol Area Food Bank in DC. To the untrained eye, they appear to be your standard $40 canvas sneakers, but upon closer inspection, they’re Lanvins detailed with satin and grosgrain ribbon laces, and will run you a hefty $540-$565 at Barneys. Co-volunteer Jill Biden was no slouch as she sported a preppy look complete with Tory Burch flats. While it’s a tad tactless to wear shoes that could feed a family for a month to a food bank, at least she’s not in a skirt suit and heels.
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Michelle Obama, appearing on The Daily Show last night, told John Stewart she gets nervous watching the presidential debates. “I’m fine with people calling me and saying he did a good job. And it’s like, ‘Good, I got to watch Dick Van Dyke.'” This isn’t the first time the Obamas big-upped the classic 50’s sitcom—Barack said it was her favorite sitcom in a Q&A with Entertainment Weekly in August. Most of the reaction was “what, haven’t they watched anything since M*A*S*H?” But if you contrast and compare the Democratic nominee and his wife with a certain tall comedian and his TV wife, you can see their fondness might be based on more than just slapstick and wit. Does Michelle have a thing for nerdy dudes in suits?