September 29, 2015 |
WHILE Pope Francis was rocking Philadelphia this weekend, New York's Central Park hosted the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on Saturday night. There, headliners included Michelle Obama , Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Beyonce . The multi-hour event, held on the Great Lawn, also featured Vice President Joe Biden , Hugh Jackman , Bono , Leonardo DiCaprio and show-closers Pearl Jam . Obama said she has traveled the world and met with young women who have not had a chance to receive an education.
September 25, 2015 |
WAS THAT really Michelle Obama on the phone? When Patricia Hale picked up the phone a few years ago, a familiar voice asked for Loreather Lytle, Patricia's mother. When her mother picked up the phone, a lively conversation ensued, interspersed with a few laughs. "I often wondered if it was a recording, but my mother insisted it really was Michelle and I wasn't going to argue with her," Patricia said. Her mother had been a regular contributor to the campaigns of President Obama over the years, nothing big, $20 here and there, so maybe it was the president's wife.
September 24, 2015 |
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. - Pope Francis arrived in the United States for his first-ever visit Tuesday afternoon, starting a whirlwind, six-day visit that will take him to Washington, New York, and Philadelphia - where he will deliver highly anticipated speeches to Congress, at the United Nations, and at Independence Hall. After his Alitalia Airbus A330-200, "Shepherd One," landed, the pope was greeted under overcast skies by President Obama and his wife, Michelle; their daughters, Malia and Sasha; Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson; Vice President Biden and his wife, Jill; and their granddaughters, Finnegan and Maisy.
September 6, 2015 |
Anne Hathaway on ageism At 32, actor Anne Hathaway is already over the limit by two years. Face it: She's too old for Hollywood. At least, that's how Hathaway feels lately. She says she is losing roles to younger women. "I can't complain about it because I benefited from it. When I was in my early 20s, parts would be written for women in their 50s and I would get them," Hathaway tells Glamour UK. "And now I'm in my early 30s and I'm like, 'Why did that 24-year-old get that part?
June 22, 2015 |
Stark-white blouson jumpsuits and pretty floral skirt-and-midriff-top suits call for so much more than a plain old nude nail this summer. The trendlet Saturated pastels - think cotton-candy pink, grass green, sky blue, lilac purple, and even milkshake white - on short, squarish nails pop against quiet palettes. The more opaque your shade of sherbet is, the better. Where's it come from? Shortly after first lady Michelle Obama kicked off the greige nail obsession during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, women moved away from candy apple red and clear polishes en masse.
June 8, 2015 |
Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, Delaware's former attorney general and Vice President Biden's son, was remembered Saturday as an uncommonly principled elected official and an exceptionally caring person. "He did in 46 years what most us couldn't do in 146 years," President Obama told the 1,000 who crowded into Wilmington's St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church for his funeral. Biden, who died May 30 of brain cancer, was a "consummate public servant," Obama said, "the kind our country was built on. " His sister Ashley praised him in her eulogy as a public servant and a devoted father, son, and brother who even as a boy "took on everyone else's worries" and "etched every fiber of our beings.
March 31, 2015 |
TATTLE interviewed Angelina Jolie a few years ago when she was promoting the movie "Salt," and we were surprised by how normal she was - friendly, engaged, humble, interesting - when not being hounded by paparazzi. Granted, she's an actress, so she could have been merely acting all those things (which is still preferable to the behavior of some of her contemporaries), but for someone who's had so much drama reported about her life (not including her legitimate health-scare drama)
March 13, 2015 |
TATTLE rarely leads with Broadway news, but six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway a year from now and the Great White Way will be a little less white. Producer Scott Rudin said yesterday that Audra will star next March in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit "Shuffle Along," one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African-Americans. The show - to be called "Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed" - will have a story by George C. Wolfe and be choreographed by Savion Glover . The duo last worked together on the 1996 hit "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk.
February 3, 2015 |
CONSERVATIVES have a new favorite movie critic and it isn't Michael Medved . It's Michelle Obama . The first lady is a fan of "American Sniper" - and in the same week she refused to cover her head in Saudi Arabia. Maybe the wrong first lady is going to run for president. The Washington Post reported that FLOTUS watched "Sniper" on the Air Force One flight back from the Saudis and praised the movie at a veterans-focused event Friday. She called it "complex," "emotional" and a realistic "depiction of a veteran and his family," in remarks at a gathering that included star (and former Daily News intern)
January 27, 2015
REPUBLICAN presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is a secret member of Beyonce's Bey Hive. I have no proof, other than that every time he's on TV lately, the former governor of Arkansas invokes the superstar's name. To my ears, it sounds as if he's a little bit "Drunk in Love. " Not that we can blame him. By riding Beyonce's sequined skirt-tail, Huckabee's getting much-needed traction and scoring invites to programs such as ABC's "The View," where he shared a stage last week with former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams.