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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech brought the house down this week. That would've been reason enough to watch the DNC, but she delivered a list of reasons to do so on The Late Show with David Letterman.

If nothing else, it's gotta be better than what you're watching now! Ziiing, Dave!

Watch her Top 10 Reasons to Watch the Democratic National Convention below:

President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for another four years in the White House tonight, following a stirring endorsement from Bill Clinton.

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The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic National Convention speech.

Michelle called President Barack Obama caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy despite its slow recovery.

"He reminds me that we are playing a long game here ... and that change is hard, slow and never happens all at once," she told the Charlotte, N.C. crowd.

"But eventually, we will get there, we always do."

Michelle Obama's well-received speech blended scenes from 23 years of marriage with Barack to the couple's time in the White House since 2009.

Obama confided that at family dinners in the White House with their two daughters, the president joins in "strategizing about middle school friendships."

The self-described "mom in chief" made no mention of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a distinctly positive, and inspiring, personal appeal to voters.

Those who preceded her to the podium had plenty to say about Romney, however.

Julian Castro's DNC keynote speech drew a sharp contrast between what he described as Obama's opportunity society and his opponent's candidacy of no.

Election 2012:

 

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Fuera de Serie, a Spanish magazine, has sparked controversy with its new cover depicting Michelle Obama as a 19th Century French slave. Seriously.

The First Lady of the United States' face is superimposed over "Portrait d'une négresse," a famous painting by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.

The painting from 1800 depicted a female French slave in a headdress and white gown, one breast exposed. Now Michelle Obama is shown as such:

Michelle Obama Topless Slave Cover

The painting was finished just six years after France's abolition of slavery and has been regarded by art historians as a commentary on both sexism and racism.

Not surprisingly, the image has many critics in the U.S. and Europe wondering if the cover was designed to be more provocative than political ... ya think?!

For its part, the magazine lauds Michelle Obama as the "gran mujer" (great woman) behind her powerful husband. An excerpt of the cover story reads:

"In the shadow of the U.S. President is a person whose popularity ratings exceed those of Barack’s own. This person is none other than his wife Michelle."

"To find out how Michelle has managed to seduce the American people, [we] detail the secrets of a woman who has won [America's hearts]."

Many believe it smacks of racism and reinforces the historical denial of black female individuality, but artist Karine Percheron-Daniels stands by it.

In fact, she thinks Michelle would "love" the picture and would love to show it to Mrs. Obama one day. We wouldn't hold our breath if we were Karine.

What do you think of this Michelle Obama cover?

 

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On the Tonight Show Monday night, Olympic champion Gabby Douglas revealed how she celebrated her gold medal-winning gymnastics performance.

"I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's!" the 16-year-old said ... an answer that was music to the ears of famous fast food lover Jay Leno.

"Egg McMuffin?" the intrigued host said as the program's other guest, fitness and nutrition fanatic Michelle Obama, could only shake her head.

"Gabby, don't encourage him," she joked. "I'm sure it was a whole wheat McMuffin."

Added the First Lady, amid laughter, "You're setting me back, Gabby!"

As First Lady, Obama has advocated for encouraging healthy eating; on her last trip to the Tonight Show, Michelle even got Jay to eat vegetables.

Later during the trio's chat, Leno questioned the gold medalist about her post-Olympics life, and whether or not it's met her expectations so far.

Watch the second half of her interview after the jump ...

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Barack Obama took a break from campaigning for a couple hours last night in order to take in the Team USA basketball exhibition in Washington, D.C.

And he wasn't alone.

With LeBron James and company hanging on to defeat Brazil in a surprisingly tight contest, Obama snuggled up to First Lady Michelle in the front row, at one point taking attention away from the players in front of him by smooching his wife on the lips.

Not that the President had a choice. He was captured on the arena's Kiss Cam and all...

This wasn't the first time Michelle Obama has been enveloped in love this week. Watch Beyonce express her admiration for the mother of Sasha and Malia in a new video.

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The bond between Beyonce and Michelle Obama just grew a little stronger.

In May, the First Lady took her daughters to a Knowles concert, a night out that followed a Tumblr post by Beyonce that praised Obama as "ULTIMATE example of a strong African-American woman."

Obama, in turn, responded to the praise with a Tweet that read: "Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

Now, Beyonce has made that letter even more public, posting a video reading of it that serves as a campaign ad for Michelle's husband, given the donation link at the end. Watch now:

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A D.C. police officer has been taken off a motorcycle escort for White House officials after he allegedly threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.

Not only that, the officer "then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use," according to a Washington Post report.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating and the Secret Service has been told of the alleged Michelle Obama threat, the Post says.

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The alleged comment came Wednesday as officers from the Special Operations Division discussed threats against President Barack Obama.

It was not immediately clear where the alleged conversation took place or exactly how many officers were taking part in the conversation.

During that conversation,the officer allegedly said he would shoot the First Lady, then used his phone to show the firearm he said he would use.

It was not immediately clear what type of firearm was shown.

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While Rush Limbaugh mocks Barack Kardashian, the First Lady of the U.S. is staying out of the political fray and focusing on her new book about gardening.

Michelle Obama, who's been promoting her new book about the White House garden and healthy eating, appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Here are her "Top Ten Fun Facts About Gardening" from Tuesday ...

  1. Gardening was invented in 1822 by Albert Gardener.
  2. Plant avocados, tomatoes, onions and cilantro together and grow a guacamole tree.
  3. Eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops.
  4. In his lifetime, the average American will eat half a radish.
  5. The largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks.
  6. Later this year the Supreme Court will finally rule on "tomato" vs. "tomahto."
  7. If you have an actual green thumb, it might be scurvy.
  8. Lettuce is 96 percent water and 4 percent lettuce.
  9. The White House tool shed contains shovels, trowels and Weed Whacker One.
  10. With enough care and effort you can grow your own Barack-oli.

Her campaign for home-grown diets and to fight obesity has already shown progress. Earlier this year, Michelle even got Jay Leno to eat vegetables. Not a small feat.

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Leave it to Michelle Obama to take the high road. Pun sort of intended.

While appearing on The Daily Show to promote her newest book, American Grown, the First Lady was asked about President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past.

Stewart likened Obama's youth to "the script of a Cheech and Chong movie." Not surprisingly, the Commander-in-Chief's better half had a classy response.

Michelle Obama and Jon Stewart

"He was like many young people," she said, adding that her husband changed his ways in college when "he realized he could do more with his life."

Stewart later tried to a comparison between President Obama and George W. Bush, whose past was also "out there," saying "he really related to that."

"I'm not taking any bait," Obama quickly replied, to Stewart's amusement.

The First Lady is classy and funny, ladies and gentlemen.

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Michelle Obama was with the single ladies during the weekend: her daughters.

The First Lady of the United States attended a Beyonce concert in Atlantic City, N.J., with Sasha and Malia by her side for the show at Revel Resorts.

Beyonce performed two dozen songs Saturday, reports said. Michelle and the two girls appeared excited throughout the concert, cheering Beyonce on.

Sasha and Malia even sang along to the old school-sounding jam "Love on Top."

Obama Girls

Michelle and Beyonce seem to be building quite the rapport of late: MTV says the two have been exchanging letters for the past few months.

Michelle Obama told People last week that if she could be any other person in the world, she'd be Beyoncé "because it looks like musicians have the most fun."

Obama's new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, hits stores Tuesday.

Michelle Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States, and the wife of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. She is the... More »
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
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