The Red Carpet meets the White House

November 24, 2009

As the White House prepares for POTUS’ first State Dinner, it’s not international relations with India and guest of honor Dr. Manmohan Singh that are of utmost concern.  The media is abuzz about who will show up and what FLOTUS is gonna wear:  Will she sport a new hairdo?  Show off her blazing guns?  Looks like the First Lady has always been a fashion plate, even as a wee lass at her 1984 senior prom. 

Va va voom! FLOTUS is scandalous with that thigh high slit! (Splash News)

Word on the street is that Jennifer Hudson will provide some American Idol-style entertainment at the gala event.  Other rumored guests: Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bobby Jindal, and Kal Penn.  BoL can’t wait to see who else will grace the “red carpet” tonight! 

Be sure to catch the live streaming of the State Dinner tonight at 8:15 pm.

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The REAL Power Couple

October 2, 2009

Copenhagen got hit by a serious one-two “O” punch–Oprah and Michelle O, that is–as they bid for Chicago as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Work it, girl! (AP Photo)

Work it, girl! (AP Photo)

With the vote happening this afternoon, Michelle and Oprah both arrived in Copenhagen Wednesday, ready to spend some serious time wooing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and meeting various Olympic athletes.

Furtive whisper heard: "It's in the bag, honey" (AFP/Getty photo by Matt Dunham)

Furtive whisper heard: "It's in the bag, honey" (AFP/Getty photo by Matt Dunham)

It wasn’t all work and no play, though.  Ladies O made sure they had some glam time at the Opening Ceremony, held at the Copenhagen Opera House.

Pay attention, ladies! (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Pay attention, ladies! (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Where was our POTUS through all this?  Never fear, Obama joined his beloved yesterday, and they addressed the committee together.  Obama was the last of the Chicago team to speak, and is the first sitting president to ever address the IOC.  Those other cities don’t have a chance!

"Our dedication is clear.  Michelle here is dressed like a gold medal."  (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

"Our dedication is clear. Michelle here is dressed like a gold medal." (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Since the committee members are not allowed to visit the potential host cities, such visits make a huge difference.  Members were impressed by more than just the Power Os; Chicago explained plans to convert the temporary Olympic stadium seats into wheelchairs.  Nice!


POTUS, will you be my homeboy?

August 17, 2009

10 year old Damon Weaver’s dream of interviewing our POTUS has come true at long last.  For the past year, little Weaver has been on a public campaign of sorts, trying to convince Obama’s handlers to give him an interview.  Via his school’s television studio KEC TV, Damon has interviewed the likes of Larry King, Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden, Caroline Kennedy, and a whole bunch of Miami Heat players.  He’s also been interviewed by NPR and CNN American Morning.  At long last, Damon’s dream came true with a 10 minute interview with dear POTUS. 

Damon asked tough questions regarding violence in his neighborhood and the state of schools in America.  He also caused some giggles with his follow up to a question about school lunches, when he said, “I suggest that we have french fries and mangoes every day for lunch…I looooove mangoes.” 

He even cracked Obama up with “When I interviewed Vice President Joe Biden, he became my homeboy. Would you like to become my homeboy?” Obama’s reply? “Absolutely, thank you man. Great job.”

On a seperate note, BoL is green with jealousy.


The Big Os

May 6, 2009

Michelle and Oprah partied like the influential people they are at Time’s 100 Most Influential People Gala, where the FLOTUS herself delivered the opening remarks.  On Time’s list, Michelle kept company with the likes of Hillary Clinton, Zac Efron, and Bernie Madoff.  And of course, her hubby.

(2009 Kevin Mazur / Wire Image)

(2009 Kevin Mazur / Wire Image)

Obama should've split his burger with wifey. (AP Photo/May 5, 2009)

Obama should've split his burger with wifey. (AP Photo/May 5, 2009)

 In 2004, Time’s then-editor  said the choices are made based on three loose categories: level of “public power” (read George Bush); level of real influence (read Ali Sustani Husani); and level of moral example (read Nelson Mandela).