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Welcome back to the first annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition, where fans vote on the most popular celebrity couple in the entire universe!

The concept is simple: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done. YOUR VOTES will determine the winners of this tournament showdown.

Tournament of THG Couples Bracket

So far in round one, Robsten is cruising, while Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds both hold narrow advantages.

Today's battle: The President and the First Lady of the United States against TomKat! An unconventional matchup, we know. But a good one!

Cast your VOTE BELOW for your favorite couple of the two:

And the Winner is?

    Who's your favorite celeb pair, TomKat or the Obamas? Cast your vote now in this first round matchup and help us crown THG's Top Celebrity Couple! View Poll »

    Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

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    First Lady Michelle Obama talks the talk and walks the walk.

    When the 48-year-old campaigns for the importance of health and physical fitness, she leads by example, as she proved today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in L.A.

    Michelle Obama accepted a bold challenge by DeGeneres to see who could do the most push-ups, with both women flinging off their dress coats on the spot.

    Who won? Watch the video here and see!

    “How many was that for her?” asked DeGeneres after tapping out early (but by no means embarrassingly early) and both women had finished. “Twenty five?”

    “I just stopped,” said the smiling First Lady.

    Sorry Ellen. On the bright side, you hung in there for a while, and there's no way Jay Leno (whose show Michelle visited Tuesday) could do even one.

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    First Lady Michelle Obama cajoled Jay Leno into eating healthy foods for the first time in ... oh, ever during her visit to the Tonight Show on NBC Tuesday.

    Promoting her “Let’s Move!” campaign to get kids excited about fitness and healthy diets, Michelle brought out some food to make an example out of Jay.

    As both Jay and Michelle joked repeatedly about his eating habits, Leno sampled apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, peppers and zucchini.

    Could've used some sausage, but even Jay conceded it wasn't bad.

    Michelle Obama encouraged Jay to dip his apple in honey made from beehives in the White House garden: “It will help it go down easier,” she said.

    “'White House honey'? That just sounds bad,” Leno replied, adding, “You know, with a different president that could mean a whole different thing.”

    In California to promote her initiative and attend a pair of fundraising events, Michelle also talked about her daughters and her husband's reelection campaign.

    She even praised Mitt Romney singing at a recent event. Classy woman.

    Watch the first part of Michelle Obama's Tonight Show interview below:

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    The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, turns 48 today.

    The first-ever African-American First Lady, Michelle doesn't describe herself in such terms. Instead, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom, and that before that, she was a wife, lawyer and public servant.

    Here's an official White House portrait of Michelle and family:

    Obama Family Portrait 2011

    Promoting Service and working with young people has remained a staple of her career and her interest in the White House, exemplified by her Let’s Move campaign to bring together communities in a nationwide effort to tackle childhood obesity.

    Michelle also co-founded Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they deserve, and to raise awareness of military families' unique needs.

    Regardless of your political views, here's wishing the First Lady a very happy birthday on this day. Click to enlarge some of our favorite Michelle Obama photos below!

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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama offered a special tribute to those who serve our nation and the families who support them unconditionally, while encouraging all Americans to give in their own way in his weekly address.

    "Giving of ourselves; service to others – that’s what this season is all about. For my family and millions of Americans, that’s what Christmas is all about," he said.

    "It reminds us that part of what it means to love God is to love one another ... to be our brother’s keeper and our sister’s keeper. But that belief is not just at the center of our Christian faith, it’s shared by Americans of all faiths and backgrounds."

    "So whatever you believe, wherever you’re from, let’s remember the spirit of service that connects us all this season – as Americans. Each of us can do our part to serve our communities and our country, not just today, but every day."

    Here's Barack and Michelle's address to the nation:

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    Barack and Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's 20/20 tonight.

    Barbara Walters, who says she may retire in 2012, conducted the interview with the First Couple and aired a preview of it yesterday on The View (below).

    In the sit-down, Michelle Obama talked about the importance of prioritizing herself, even while married to the U.S. President, and sending the right message to the couple's two young daughters. Clearly, the family dynamic works for them:

    This great exchange also happens at another juncture:

    Walters: "What is your biggest peeve of each other?"
    President Obama: "I don't have one."
    Walters: "Aww."
    Michelle Obama: "My list is too long."

    Hey, at least the payroll tax cut extension passed.

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    President Barack Obama may be dealing with a stagnant economy, gridlock in Congress and reelection prospects that look increasingly tenuous, but you wouldn't know it here.

    At home with his wife and daughters, he couldn't be happier.

    The White House is has released a new family photo. Since Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, have grown so much since the last Obama family portrait, it was time for an update.

    Posted on the White House Flickr account moments ago, the photo shows the President, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters sitting in the Oval Office, smiling:

    Obama Family Portrait 2011

    Political views aside, that's a nice-looking First Family!

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    Even the leader of the free world needs his DVR.

    He just got it installed, according to People Magazine, and on it are a pair of premium cable dramas. President Obama loves Showtime's critically acclaimed new spy thriller Homeland, starring Claire Danes, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

    As for what he watches with the kids?

    Obama Family

    With its multi-cultural, 21st Century appropriate casting, Modern Family is the pick. Not just because it's a good answer, either - the show is pretty darn funny.

    "For the girls and me, Modern Family, that's our favorite show," the Prez says.

    Asked if they lets daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, use Facebook, Barack and Michelle Obama say they do not, but that it is not a hard decision to enforce.

    Their theory is, "Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don't know knowing our business? That doesn't make much sense," she says.

    But when the First Lady points out the relatively young ages of their daughters, the President laughs and adds, "We'll see how they feel in four years."

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    Rush Limbaugh does not like Barack and Michelle Obama, particularly their desire to lower carbon emissions and the First Lady's crusade against obesity (that hits too close to home, clearly, for the radio pundit). Which is fine, he's entitled to an opinion.

    Sometimes his points are clouded by obvious hatred and racism, however.

    After Sunday's NASCAR race at which Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were booed, Limbaugh defended the fans who did so, while calling the First Lady "uppity" ...

    Rush's argument was, by and large, legitimate and directed at media figures outraged and confused by the booing: It's not a crowd predisposed to like Obama anyway, he's at 44% approval, and people go to sporting events to escape politics.

    Fair enough. But then he went overboard bashing the First Lady, who he terms "Moo-Chelle" and tears a new one for (gasp) using a private jet:

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    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President, served as grand marshals yesterday prior to a NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. They were on hand to promote the military family-based project Joining Forces, starting the race along with a wounded veteran named Andrew Berry and his family.

    And the famous wives were audibly booked upon being introduced to the crowd. Hear for yourself:

    The sports governing body downplayed the response via a statement by Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs. It reads:

    "The NASCAR community and the vast majority of those attending our race Sunday welcomed the first lady and Dr. Jill Biden and the military families in attendance. We are proud to support military families across the country and proud to support the Joining Forces initiative."

    But, come on, we have ears. We can hear the negative reaction of many in attendance. Which leads us to ask: Booing the First Lady during a non-political appearance? Right or wrong?

     

    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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