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The Obamas Shared Their Summer Playlist, Artists React!

Barack Obama has revealed the songs that he and wife Michelle Obama have been listening to this summer and some of the artists on the list are so excited!

“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy,” the former President of the United States tweeted on Saturday morning (August 24).

Some of the songs on the 44-track playlist include Maggie Rogers‘ “Burning,” Lizzo‘s “Juice,” Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes‘ “Senorita,” Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road,” and several songs by Beyonce.

Maggie and Lizzo both took to Twitter to share their excitement. See the tweets below!

Click inside to read some reactions from stars… More Here! »

Barack & Michelle Obama's 'American Factory' Hits Netflix This Month!

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are officially producers for Netflix!

The former first couple, ages 58 and 55, respectively, will premiere their first title from their Higher Ground Productions – American Factory – on the streaming service on August 21, THR reports.

Netflix obtained directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s documentary from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it took home the Directing Award for U.S. Documentary and became an early contender for the 2020 Oscars.

“Their team is smart, focused and know what they’re looking for,” Submarine Entertainment’s Josh Braun said. “They honed in on certain films right away.” Josh has sold two projects to the Obamas: American Factory and Crip Camp, which focuses on “a group of disabled teens at a New York camp in the late 1960s.”

Other projects include a feature adaptation of David W. Blight‘s bestseller “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”; Bloom, an “upstairs/downstairs” post-World War II drama series; the scripted anthology series Overlooked, inspired by the New York Times‘ ongoing obituary column; the kids nutrition series Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents; and a docuseries inspired by Michael Lewis‘ “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,” which is aimed at the Trump administration.

“They don’t only want to do politics or things that feel narrowly progressive,” an agency source said. “They were open. They weren’t coming in saying, ‘Where is our Game of Thrones?’ It was human scale-type stories. The main thrust was, ‘Don’t think of us as sanitized, like a project has to pass a political smell test. Think of us as a general entertainment company.’”

Barack and Michelle Obama‘s American Factory, which tells the story of “a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio,” will premiere globally in 190 countries on Netflix and in select North American theaters.

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World's Most Admired Men & Women of 2019 - Top 10 List Revealed!

The world’s most admired men and women have been revealed!

The results of the annual YouGov survey were released on Thursday (July 18).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Obama

This year’s list of men and women includes Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama and Bill Gates.

The survey gathered panelists from 41 countries to compile nominations. Participants from different countries were asked about who they admired the most. More than 42,000 people were interviewed to create this year’s list!

Click through the slideshow to find out who was voted Most Admired of 2019…

Airline Issues Apology After Using Actor in Blackface to Play Barack Obama in Controversial Ad

Italian airline Alitalia is apologizing after offending by hiring an actor in blackface to portray former President Barack Obama.

The ad, which was part of four Italian-language videos made to promote their newly announced nonstop flight from Rome to Washington, also included actors portraying President Donald Trump, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

The advertisement quickly garnered criticism across social media.

At first, the airline defended the ad, saying the actor was not Caucasian and that “makeup was applied to highlight features.”

On Wednesday (July 3), the company apologized and said that it would remove the ad from all of its social media channels.

“Alitalia deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the promotional video on our new Washington route. For our company, respect for everyone is mandatory, it was never our intention to hurt anyone and we will learn from what has happened,” they said in a statement.

Click here to see the ad that sparked outrage.

George Clooney & Barack Obama Hang Out Together in Italy!

George Clooney and former President Barack Obama hang out on a boat together on Sunday (June 23) in Lake Como, Italy.

The pair were joined by a large group of people and also photographed with the pair was George‘s wife Amal Clooney. George and Amal have a home in the area, near Cernobbio on the lake.

The Obama family, including former First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Daughters Sasha Obama, 18, and Malia Obama, 20, have been seen vacationing in Europe for several days. They have been noticed by fans and media in the South of France and traveling around Italy, so far.

Check out all the photos of former President Barack Obama with George Clooney…More Here! »

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What Are Barack & Michelle Obama Doing With U2 in France?

  • Barack and Michelle Obama were spotted with Bono and The Edge from U2 in France.- TMZ
  • Sophie Turner has an impressive trick! – Just Jared Jr
  • Is this the official song of 2019? – Lainey Gossip
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have this accomplishment to celebrate. – Celebitchy
  • Bethenny Frankel says this star must be taking drugs or drinking. – TooFab
  • Which star got “s–tfaced” on television? – Popsugar
  • Bea Miller has an announcement! – Just Jared Jr