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Michelle Obama crowned 'First Lady of late night TV'

Michelle Obama crowned 'First Lady of late night TV'Washington, Feb 21 : Michelle Obama's numerous appearances on late night talk shows have won her the title of ' First Lady of late night Television'.

Michelle has appeared at least 14 times on late-night shows since President Obama took office in January 2009, the Washington Post reported.

In her Pre-White house days, she stopped by The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Other former First ladies, including Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush, have made only one appearance each on the late-night circuit. (ANI)


Michelle Obama 'can't get enough' of Kerry Washington in 'Scandal'

Michelle Obama 'can't get enough' of Kerry Washington in 'Scandal'New York, February 1 : Michelle Obama has admitted that she can't get enough of the hit ABC drama ' Scandal' and loves Kerry Washington's role as Olivia Pope.

During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the First Lady revealed that she is hooked onto the Washington, D. C based hit show, the New York Daily News reported.

She added that she first started watching the series, which revolves around the 37-year-old American actress, who plays a professional fixer, and her affair with the President of the United Sates, while on a long flight to Hawaii . (ANI)


'Octomom' Nadya Suleman charged with welfare fraud

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman charged with welfare fraudWashington, Jan 14 : Octomom, Nadya Suleman , has been charged with welfare fraud after allegedly failing to report nearly 30,000 dollars in earnings, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

The 38-year-old, who became media sensation in 2009 after making medical history by giving birth to octuplets, was charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid, Fox News reported.

The mother of 14 children allegedly failed to report the extra income she earned between Jan. 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013.


Did Francois Hollande's team plant affair story with actress Julie Gayet?

Did Francois Hollande's team plant affair story with actress Julie Gayet?New York, Jan 11 : French President Francois Hollande has been denying a front page story of having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, but some believe that he planted the story himself.

Hollande has been living with journalist Valerie Trierweiler and according to a source, they have been hearing about this in the last year or so, the New York Post reported.

Recently French magazine Closer finally ran a seven-page photo expose of the affair and some believe that Hollande's team purposefully planted the story to embarrass and rid themselves of Trierweiler.


Beyonce slammed for using Challenger disaster audio clip in new song

Beyonce slammed for using Challenger disaster audio clip in new songWashington, December 31 : Beyonce has been criticized for including an audio clip from the 1986 Challenger disaster in her new pop song ' XO '.

Some of the people, who were closest to the shuttle disaster, which exploded almost immediately after liftoff, killing seven crew members on Jan. 28, 1986, have slammed the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker for this, Fox News reported.


3rd national moratorium on porn filming lifted

3rd national moratorium on porn filming liftedWashington, Dec. 14 - The Free Speech Coalition, who had recently suspended the filming of X-rated flicks after a performer was tested positive for HIV, has lifted the third national moratorium.

The advocacy group for the adult film industry, which keeps a check on porn stars for STDs, said that it is safe to return to shooting as all first-generation partners of the HIV-positive performer have since tested negative, the Huffington Post reported.

Meanwhile, porn star Cindy Starfall told the publication that lifting the moratorium in such a hurry makes her wonder if they really care about the performer's health or is it more about profit.


Sarah Palin to make reality TV comeback in 2014

Sarah Palin to make reality TV comeback in 2014Washington, December 10 : Sarah Palin is set to make a comeback on reality TV in 2014 with her upcoming show ' Amazing America with Sarah Palin'.

The weekly series hosted by Palin will explore some of the most original, interesting and sometimes inspiring people, places and pastimes connected to America's outdoors lifestyle, Politico reported.

The 49-year-old former governor Alaska said in a statement that she is excited to help shine light on all the great American sportsmen and women in the country who live the outdoor lifestyle.


Monty Python reunion show tickets sell out in 43 secs

Monty Python reunion show tickets sell out in 43 secsWashington, November 26 - Tickets for the much awaited Monty Python reunion show was sold out within 43 seconds.

The tickets, which were sold for as little as 32 pounds, reappeared on eBay for 750 pounds, CNN reported.

The PR agency came into action after the tickets were sold out, and announced more shows on July 2-5, which will feature the five surviving stars' first show on stage together since 1980.

Tickets are priced from 32 pounds to 106 pounds including booking fees, with full details announced on the troupe's website montyphythonlive. com.


Former US film academy president dies

Former US film academy president diesLos Angeles, March 28 : Fay Kanin, Hollywood screenwriter and former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), has died at Beverly Hills, California. She was 95.

AMPAS confirmed the death of its first full-term female president Wednesday but failed to provide any details about her survivors and cause of death, reports Xinhua.

Born Fay Mitchell May 9, 1917 in New York city, Kanin attended University of Southern California and became a story editor at the RKO Pictures.

She met Michael Kanin, who later became her husband and writing partner, and the duo embarked on a long writing career.


Michelle Obama to grace Vogue's cover a second time

Michelle Obama to grace Vogue's cover a second timeLos Angeles, March 15 : First lady Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue's April edition, marking the second time she has graced the cover of the fashion magazine, media reports said.

The 49-year-old Obama appeared on the cover of Vogue's March 2009 issue.

The issue featuring Obama, who will sport an outfit by Reed Krafoff on the cover, hits newsstands next week.

The photograph of the first lady was taken by Annie Leibovitz, but it is not known if Obama wears her own outfits or ones provided for the shoot in the photo spread.


New York celebrates 100 years of flamenco's magic spell

New York celebrates 100 years of flamenco's magic spellNew York, March 13 - New York celebrates flamenco's magical enchantment with an expo of some of the marks it has made on the intense cultural life of the Big Apple over the past 100 years.

"This exhibition is the biggest thing that ever happened to flamenco here - five months of telling people the history of flamenco in New York," Carlota Santana, founder of Flamenco Vivo, told EFE.

Conceived as a multimedia expo open until Aug 3, one of its gems is a rare 1934 recording by Federico Garcia Lorca and Antonia "La Argentina" Merce during a performance in New York.


Michelle Obama’s surprise cameo at Oscars draws conservative criticism

Michelle Obama’s surprise cameo at Oscars draws conservative criticism New York, Feb 26 : As Michelle Obama announced the nominees and winner of the Best Picture category at the Oscars, conservative critics gave a big thumbs down to the handling of Hollywood's most important annual production.

The surprise appearance of the at the end of the night was said to be "jarring" according to Christian Toto, assistant editor at Breitbart's Big Hollywood, the new York Daily News reported.


Hollywood activists seek support to free ‘Osama op doc’ Afridi

Hollywood activists seek support to free ‘Osama op doc’ Afridi Washington, Feb 23 : Hollywood-based activists have praised Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" and have called on its cast and to draw attention to the plight of Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who helped CIA hunt Osama bin Laden.

Bob and Kira Lorsch and their RHL Group took out a full-page ad in Thursday's Hollywood Reporter with the headline: "Oscar, Help Free Afridi. America's Abandoned Hero."


Lacoste wows Fashion Week crowd with winter collection

Lacoste wows Fashion Week crowd with winter collectionNew York, Feb 11 - French design house Lacoste was a hit at New York's Fashion Week with its fall-winter collection, featuring a polar look, while Max Azria unveiled his second Herve Leger line for urban professional women.

The crowd at Lincoln Center enjoyed a sunny day Saturday in the wake of a blizzard that buried parts of Manhattan.

The public and designers appeared happy to get out and enjoy the offerings of Fashion Week.

Organizers brought in snow-clearing equipment Friday, with workers clearing streets and scattering salt to keep people from slipping on the ice.


Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt

Man downs entire pizza in 60 seconds as Super Bowl stunt New York, Feb. 6 : Japan's superstar competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi wolfed down an entire Domino's pizza in less than 60 seconds in his own halftime Super Bowl show on Sunday.

The surprisingly slim 34-year-old ate the fast food in front of cheering frat boys in the party, the New York Daily reported.

Kobayashi was reportedly paid 1,500 dollars for his performance.

The footage posted on YouTube shows the Japan native folding the pizza slices into bite-size chunks and then washing them down with water.


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