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Michelle Obama Celebrates College Signing Day With Bella Hadid & Ashley Graham

Michelle Obama stepped out to host her first event since leaving the White House and celebrate high schoolers pursuing higher education!

The 53-year-old former First Lady joined lots of celebs at MTV’s annual College Signing Day on Friday (May 5) at The Public Theater in New York City.

Michelle was also joined by models Bella Hadid and Ashley Graham as well as Nick Cannon, Daya, Peyton List, and iJustine.

Bella, who at one point took the stage with Ashley to talk about their college experiences, seemed more than thrilled to be at an event with Michelle.

“I love you so much, my First Lady!” Bella wrote on her Instagram story.

10+ pictures inside from MTV’s College Signing Day event…
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Tom Hanks Dishes on Yachting With the Obamas & Oprah

Tom Hanks is reminiscing about his incredible vacation with the Obamas!

Earlier this month, the 60-year-old actor joined Barack and Michelle as well as Oprah and Bruce Springsteen on billionaire David Geffen‘s yacht off the coast of Tahiti.

“Look, imagine what it could’ve been like it, triple it. It was off the scale, fantastic,” Tom said during an appearance on The Late Show.

At one point, Tom said the group rented bikes to travel around the island, but it sounded like he got the short end of the deal!

Check out all that Tom had to say in the video below…

Michelle Says She Will Not Run for Office, Says 'It's Hard on a Family'

Michelle Obama is all smiles as she speaks at the American Institute of Architects Conference on Thursday (April 27) in Orlando, Fla.

During the 53-year-old former First Lady’s first public appearance, she shared that she has no plans of running for office in the future.

“It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” Michelle said via the Orlando Sentinel. “Politics is tough, and it’s hard on a family … I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family.”

Michelle went on to say that just because she and former President Barack Obama aren’t in the White House anymore, it doesn’t mean they’re going to stop fighting for causes they believe in.

Barack and I have been in public service our whole lives,” Michelle said. “Public service will always be in our blood.”

Lily Collins Received Empowering Thank You Note from Michelle Obama - Read It Here!

Lily Collins received an empowering thank you note from Michelle Obama!

The 28-year-old actress sent the former First Lady a copy of her memoir, “Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me,” and received a note back thanking her.

“I am writing to thank you for the copy of your new book…The gift was such a nice gesture and I look forward to sharing it with my daughters,” the former First Lady’s letter began. “The outpouring of support I have received from women across the country continues to amaze me and I am filled with a great sense of hope for our shared future…I heard this quote recently and it reminded me of your book so I wanted to share it with you. ‘Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.’”

Michelle Obama Wrote Yara Shahidi's College Recommendation Letters

Black-ish star Yara Shahidi got some high praise from former First Lady Michelle Obama – in the form of college recommendation letters!

The 17-year-old actress applied to some four-year-colleges, including the First Lady’s law school alma mater Harvard, Essence reports. Malia Obama is also going to be headed to Harvard after a gap year.

In addition to filming and school, Yara is also very active in other activities.

“I’m filming nine and a half hours a day five days a week, but whenever I have a free moment, I’m talking to the U.N. or working on how to get Yara’s Club launched,” Yara told the New York Times about her busy schedule.

Best of luck to Yara as she decides on colleges!

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Michelle Obama Will Serve as Guest Star on 'MasterChef Junior'

Michelle Obama heading to your TV screens!

The 53-year-old former first lady is making her debut as a guest star during the upcoming season of Chef Gordon Ramsey‘s MasterChef Junior, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Other famous faces, such as Martha Stewart and the Muppets, will act as guest judges as a means of replacing former MasterChef Junior judge Graham Elliot.

Michelle does have some cooking show experience under her belt – she has previously made an appearance on Barefoot Contessa with host Ina Garten at the White House.

As first lady, Michelle also made healthy eating one of her biggest priorities with projects like the “Let’s Move!” campaign.

We can’t wait to see the episode!

Barack Obama Wipes Out While Kitesurfing with Richard Branson (Video)

Former President Barack Obama took a spill in the water while kitesurfing with billionaire Richard Branson – and it was all caught on video!

“One of the first stories Barack told me when he and Michelle arrived on Moskito Island was how, just before he became President, he had been surfing on a dangerous break in Hawaii,” Richard wrote on his website. “The new head of his security team turned to him and said: ‘This will be the last time you surf for eight years.’

Richard admitted he invited Barack and Michelle Obama to the island for a “complete break” after the Presidency.