Topic: Michelle Obama

“Food Plate” Replaces Food Pyramid; Blake Lively and Hugh Jackman Talk Not Getting Enough Food

"Food Plate" Replaces Food Pyramid; Blake Lively and Hugh Jackman Talk Not Getting Enough Food

As part of her healthier eating initiative, Michelle Obama unveiled the new nutritional design that’s replaced the FDA food pyramid: MyPlate, a circular dish split into four portions for fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein, with a bowl-like dairy portion on the side. Interestingly, Obama is not the only celebrity chattering about food today. More »

Video: Comedian Neal Brennan Talks Meeting the Obamas

Video: Comedian Neal Brennan Talks Meeting the Obamas

We’ve been raving about Seth Meyersterrific monologue at Saturday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner left and right. The success of the event is a testament to Seth’s crew of super-stellar comedy writers,* one of whom is Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan. Neal posted this video about getting to meet the Obamas at a cocktail reception (he greeted our President with a “Hey Man,” and now he’s on the No-Fly List) — and goodness is Barack Obama ever an awesome guy. Watch through to the end for a hilarious Jon Hamm-related payoff.

*We’re especially impressed with the female writers… juuust kidding, there weren’t any. More »

Crush Links: Kanye West and Elton John Trump President and Mrs. Obama for Royal Wedding Invites

Crush Links: Kanye West and Elton John Trump President and Mrs. Obama for Royal Wedding Invites

Kanye West and Elton John have snagged invites to the royal wedding. They’ve officially asked for it: if Kanye grabs the microphone and promises to “let them finish” before the vows, they have no one to blame but themselves. (Oh No They Didn’t!)

Stewardesses claim that Faye Dunaway acts like a total diva when flying; they’ve dubbed her the bitch. Faye claims she was “tortured” by being denied first class and that she was threatended with wire hangers, taking a cue from her Joan Crawford character in Mommie Dearest. Who do you believe? (Dlisted)

Camille Grammer has a new job at CNN, interviewing stars on the red carpet before the Oscars. We expect to hear a lot about “pernicious” dresses and “Machiavellic” suits. (Crazy Days and Nights) More »

Crushable Quotable: Dave Eggers Lets Kids Go Nuts On Michelle Obama

Crushable Quotable: Dave Eggers Lets Kids Go Nuts On Michelle Obama

826National is a program created by Dave Eggers, with a mission to get kids more involved in creative writing. Remember, they auctioned off that chance to collaborate with James Franco on a film? Well, the latest venture of the 826 involves capitalizing on the adorableness of children and their somewhat creepy letters to our first lady for a new book, called I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids’ Letters to Michelle Obama (and to Sasha, Malia and Bo). Our three favorite excerpts below. More »