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Pres. Obama Backtracks After Implying Michelle Doesn’t Work

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets school children before harvesting of fruits and vegetable from the White House Kitchen Garden during an event October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The first lady has been promoting greater fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by children.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama greets school children before harvesting of fruits and vegetable from the White House Kitchen Garden during an event October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The first lady has been promoting greater fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by children.

*With a quickness, President Obama on Tuesday cleaned up what could’ve been an inadvertent suggestion that his wife hasn’t worked since being in the White House.

His remark occurred while advocating for fair pay for women at a rally for Wisconsin Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke Tuesday.

“I tell you, when Michelle was working, I wanted to make sure she was getting paid,” he said.

“And by the way,” he continued, “I mean, I should point out, she is working really hard now as first lady and doesn’t get paid, but that’s a whole other thing. But — because I didn’t want her to think, like, what, I’m not working? Michelle works. I promise you.”

Before her husband assumed the presidency, the first lady was a lawyer at Sidley Austin, where she met Barack. She worked in Chicago’s public sector before holding positions at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Hospitals.

And she hasn’t slowed down since the D.C. move. Just this month, she’s made campaign stops in nine states, NBC reported earlier this week. She also danced with a turnip to Lil Jon and DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What” to promote healthy eating.

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Kevin Hart Part of Seinfeld’s New Season of ‘Comedians in Cars’ (Trailer)

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*Kevin Hart and Jerry Seinfeld will drive around town and have coffee together as part of Crackle’s fifth season of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”

The free online video hub just released the trailer its upcoming season, beginning on Nov. 6. Other guests this season include Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Miranda Sings and Ali Wentworth.

They’ll be riding around in some vintage vehicles…and at least one boat.

Watch below:

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SNL’s Michael Che Criticized for Comments on Viral Catcall Video

Actor Michael Che attends the "Top Five" premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada

Actor Michael Che attends the “Top Five” premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada

*“Saturday Night Live” cast-member Michael Che has been criticized for his Instagram and Facebook posts reacting to a viral video about street harassment.

The video in question – “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” by Shoshana B. Roberts and Rob Bliss – shows Roberts being catcalled and verbally harassed by men more than 100 times as she walks around New York City. At press time, it had been watched more than 17.3 million times on YouTube.

Public reaction to the video has been strong since it surfaced on Tuesday. Women on Twitter and Facebook were commiserating with the filmmaker, while a number of men and women were shocked to learn that the kind of attention she received from men in the video could be unwelcome, much less considered to be harassment.

Che’s thoughts were of the latter. He posted on Twitter:

The Instagram post referenced in the tweets have since been deleted. But not before it was captured in screen shots and published in several critical stories about the comedian.

His deleted Instagram post was also a Facebook status update (also now deleted) that compared the woman’s experience on the street to the crazed reactions “SNL” fans have when they see him out and about. He wrote:

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In a critical piece about Che’s comments, Salon’s Sarah Gray wrote:

Clearly comedy is often used as a method to explore topical and uncomfortable subjects — to both confront and understand them — but this joke reveals that Che doesn’t quite understand what is so problematic about street harassment: Men feeling entitled to direct their unsolicited thoughts at women — often but not limited to comments on their appearance or asking them to smile. Needless to say, this is very different from Che being recognized as a celebrity/public figure and being asked to take a photo.

After his jokes sparked criticism this morning, Che posted the following apology:

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Side note: Che’s former “Daily Show” colleague Jessica Williams offered her take on this very subject in this piece that aired in September:

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Beyonce in Janet Jackson ‘Rhythm Nation’ Costume for Halloween (Pic)

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*Who knew that Beyonce was a part of Rhythm Nation.

The singer posed with this fan backstage at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse event in New York Thursday night in Janet Jackson’s full “Rhythm Nation” getup – complete with “1814” on the hat and the key to Michael’s animal cages in her hoop earring.

Below, the original…

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THE (10-31-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

Singer-actress Willow Smith is 14 today

Singer-actress Willow Smith is 14 today

*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. – Eldridge Cleaver

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Oct. 31: Guitarist Adrock of the Beastie Boys is 48. Musician Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice) is 46. Singer-actress Willow Smith is 14.

BLACK HISTORY

Oct. 31, 1899: W.F. Burr patents railway switch.

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From ‘Potter’ to ‘Murder’: Brit Alfred Enoch On His Hollywood Ride

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*Before he began his strange and curious relationship with Viola Davis in ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” British actor Alfred Enoch was perhaps best known as Harry Potter’s Quidditch teammate and rival for Ginny Weasley’s love, Dean Thomas.

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Back then, he was known as Alfie Enoch, the Westminster, London-born son of English actor William Russell and Brazilian physician Balbina Gutierrez.

He was featured in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films – including the first one in 2001, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – before moving on to star in several plays throughout London and eventually settling in the fertile hills of Shondaland.

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Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins in ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder”

“I arrived to shoot the pilot in Philly, and it was all completely new to me,” Enoch told the TCA in July.  He said his experience coming from a different country came in handy for his portrayal of totally-overwhelmed law student Wes Gibbins.

“It was nice having that mirror. And it was, to some degree, amusing to me to see that,” Enoch said. But when it comes to the reason he wanted the part, he affirms, “the real attraction is the sophistication and the depth of the work.”

Below, Enoch gives his take on the reason Wes and his law student colleagues are so quick to compromise their morals for their beloved teacher and mentor Annalise Keating:

“How to Get Away With Murder” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Watch a Sneak Peek of tonight’s episode: What Do You Want?
(Annalise pays Wes a visit — and it doesn’t go well.)