*Before the election, while D.L. Hughley and Lupe Fiasco were fighting about whether or not it’s dumb to pass up a voting opportunity, First Lady Michelle Obama, as usual, was doing her thang and getting the young folks excited in her own ingenious fashion. It’s all about the marketing baby.
She spoke with 102 JAMZ/Orlando about the Old School jams on her iPod (Heavy D and a little Chubb Rock) along with her healthy lifestyle campaign.
Since the beginning, the hip mom and unofficial second in command has been pushing the health agenda hard, using music as her vehicle to reach the youth.
Last year she surprised the nation with a rendition of Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied” along with a workout routine for the Let’s Move! Campaign.
She says Hip Hop helps keep people interested in the cause, while her husband certainly has won over a new age of voters because of it.
Despite her love for Hip Hop, and her hubby’s commitment to the rap world, she still takes it slow on occasion with a little bit of Eric Benet.
Not too long ago, she complimented the singer backstage after a special White House concert.
“It was very cool meeting her,” Eric Benet told CBS Local. “She told me that she is my greatest fan and that there is not a time when she’s flying in a plane or helicopter when she is not listening to one or all of my CDs.”
*If you ever witness a thug … or anyone for that matter, rolling down the street with a bayonet, that’s when you know stuff just got real!
President Barack Obama’s sarcastic remark the other night during the 3rd presidential debate caught the attention of Bayonet Inc.
So, during the discussion, Obama was going in on Gov. Mitt Romney about military policies and such:
“You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor,” said President Obama to Mitt Romney, “we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed.”
While the horses part may be completely true, an official bayonet maker told TMZ that the military still uses the seemingly outdated piece of artillery.
Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. says the president’s comment was “ignorant … because our soldiers still use bayonets.”
The U.S. Marine Corps website says, “the weapon becomes just as effective [as a rifle] in close combat situation.”
Interesting … someone’s doing their fact checking.
*Herman Cain’s name may pop up every now and again in this heated political environment.
But this time it has nothing to do with the presidential race. One of the women in his life with dirt on the man is making it her mission to prove they had a 13-year affair.
Ginger White, yeah the woman the media beat down a year ago, believes she was unfairly treated by … well, the world.
In her new book, she details their heated love affair.
The disclosures in the book could prompt the former presidential candidate “to be a little more honest with his wife, because the details that I share, only she would know,” Ginger tells Daily Download; as she gets down to the physical injuries, scars and everything in between.
Cain adamantly denied any relations with Ginger; who provides a compelling case study of what can happen to a woman who decides to come forward in the midst of a national scandal; is scrutinized and beleagured by the media as a result; and forced into hiding. Interesting to note, Cain’s professional career never wavered – he now hosts a radio program in Atlanta, and serves as a political commentator on cable news; while White only recently was able to secure a job.
Once the book is published, Ginger says she’s going to say, “In your face, America. Because you put me through hell. You called me everything you could call me…Women are always kicked under the bus when something like this happens. Always. Never, ever, ever are we ever believed.”
*The wives of both presidential candidates are really working it for their men.
Both First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney strike a pose in several upcoming women’s and celebrity magazines, vying for their husband’s election.
We’ve all gotten to know Michelle over the years, and she’s a women who stands by her man through thick and thin. But if she ran for president, she’d probably win a lot of votes because she also stands on her own two feet.
Ann is basically the underdog in this battle of the wives. She was interviewed recently, along with her hubby for the November issue of O, Woman’s Day, People and Parade.
She’s got a lot to prove on her husband’s behalf. The best she’s got so far is the fact that her husband was a romantic back in the day, and wrote her love letters.
The other night at a concert in D.C., she called him “a black Muslim.”
Um, that’s probably not going to help him. But she declared to the crowd: “Y’all better vote for f*cking Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that’s some amazing sh*t,” she said. “It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit.”
Wow, umm… either everyone else is tripping and blind and she knows some stuff we don’t, or she’s a recovering Republican.
Madonna has been an avid Obama supporter since 2008.
*Moviemaker and industry bigwig, Harvey Weinstein knows there are people with lots of money out there who love them some Obama. So he’s hosting a $35,000 per person dinner at his Westport, CT. home tonight, Monday night (Aug. 6).
On his own, the producer has donated over $75,000 to democratic campaigns.
This election cycle alone, he’s written a $35,800 check to the president’s campaign.
“I think he’s got deep personal beliefs,” Weinstein told The Huffington Post in July. “I don’t have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him.”
Harvey isn’t the only one dishing out lots of cash for Obama. Over the summer, George Clooney hosted an event with tickets at $40,000 a person. Other celebs have been staunch supporters of the president with donations and other gatherings.