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Michelle Obama Reveals She Worried That Her Book & Tour Would Flop

Michelle Obama is one of People‘s People of the Year!

Here’s what the former First Lady had to say…

On life after the White House: “If you saw me on most days, in my sweats or workout clothes, you’d see that I don’t make a very good rock star. Of course, life feels a little different than it did while we were in the White House.”

On worrying her book and tour would flop: “I still remember waking up in a bit of a panic the night before my first tour event in the United Center in Chicago, this huge basketball arena. Were people really going to come? Was it going to be any good? Here I’d been first lady of the United States for eight years, giving speeches in front of huge crowds, but this felt so different. I recognize now that the memoir and the tour were really different than what I’d done before — I wasn’t promoting a policy or rallying votes; I was out there, alone, talking about my feelings and vulnerabilities. That’s enough for anybody to lose a little sleep.”

On talking to young women: “I asked how many of these girls didn’t feel like they belonged in a room with me. Almost every girl raised her hand. That’s been the most powerful part of the last year — talking with all sorts of young people about how the things that we think are our inadequacies are usually our strengths. The simple act of sharing our fears and vulnerabilities helps us embrace our own stories and recognize how much we share with one another.”

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Julia Roberts & Michelle Obama Are Taking a Trip Together

Julia Roberts and Michelle Obama are embarking on a trip together.

The 52-year-old Eat Pray Love actress and the 55-year-old former first lady are traveling to Vietnam and Malaysia to focus on girls’ education and empowerment.

Julia will join Michelle on December 9 in Vietnam with the Girls Opportunity Alliance “to meet with local girls education organizations and beneficiaries of programs that help adolescent girls reach their full potential through education,” the Obama Foundation announced on Monday (December 2).

Julia Roberts will then join Michelle Obama on stage for a talk on December 12 in Malaysia.

They’ll discuss the Vietnam trip as well as “lessons from their own leadership journeys and their path-breaking careers.”

The event is closed to the public, but some sessions can be seen via livestream on

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Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in Showtime's 'First Ladies'

Viola Davis has a huge new role lined up!

The 54-year-old actress has signed on to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in the series First Ladies, currently in development at Showtime.

Season one of the show is set to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama, the wives of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and Barack Obama.

According to Variety, the show “will turn it lens on the East Wing of the White House, as opposed to the West, where many of history’s most impactful and world changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies.”

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!

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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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