Barack Obama

Gwen Stefani Performs At White House State Dinner, Brings Date Blake Shelton

Robbie Daw | October 19, 2016 - 10:12 am

Gwen had a ball during Obama’s final state dinner. More »

Barack Obama Gives Stunning DNC Speech On Day 3, Broadway Performers Sing “What The World Needs Now Is Love”: Watch

Robbie Daw | July 28, 2016 - 9:53 am

Obama makes the case for Clinton while summing up his presidency in a captivating speech. More »

Different Voices On Orlando Shooting: From Anderson Cooper Reading Victims’ Names To Christine Leinonen’s Heartbreaking Interview

Robbie Daw | June 14, 2016 - 11:05 am

An overview of how the mass murder in Orlando affects us all. More »

Madonna And President Obama On The ‘Tonight Show’: See Another Backstage Pic

Robbie Daw | June 9, 2016 - 12:23 pm

The Commander In Chief and the Queen Of Pop. More »

Madonna To Join President Obama On The ‘Tonight Show’ This Week

Robbie Daw | June 8, 2016 - 12:05 pm

The pop queen will join the prez for some must-see TV. More »

Aretha Franklin Covers Prince’s “Purple Rain” At The White House: Watch

Rachel Sonis | May 2, 2016 - 12:38 pm

Hear the soul legend’s touching tribute to the Purple One. More »

President Obama Talks His Relationship With Kanye West On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Bianca Gracie | March 13, 2015 - 7:36 am

It is also been confirmed that Yeezy will perform at SXSW! More »

Katy Perry Performs “Roar” At White House Reception: Watch

Christina Lee | August 2, 2014 - 7:47 am

Katy Perry took a brief detour from her ongoing tour to perform at the White House. On July 31, she performed an intimate rendition of her Prism hit “Roar” during a Special Olympics reception, to high-profile guests including Maria Shriver (whose mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the organization) – and after a warm introduction from… More »

Jennifer Hudson Gives Her Assistant A House, Assistant Freaks Out: Morning Mix

Christina Lee | January 6, 2014 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Jennifer Hudson posted a video to Instagram where she slowly walks away after she hands her assistant a Christmas gift: a deed for a new home. Immediately, her assistant drops the deed and tackles Hudson on the couch, shrieking in delight. [Billboard]

:: Brad Paisley will perform… More »

President Obama “Sings” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”: Watch The Video

Adam Pyarali | June 25, 2013 - 7:02 am

Daft Punk’s comeback single “Get Lucky” has quickly become one of the songs of the summer — and now, it seems, the Random Access Memories hit is such an ear worm that even President Barack Obama can’t resist breaking out into song. Well, sort of.

Baracksdubs, the YouTube channel that brought us Obama’s cover of “Call Me Maybe”More »

President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner: He Talks Jay-Z, References Taylor Swift

Christina Lee | April 28, 2013 - 8:24 am

President Obama’s relationship to pop culture is simple: He uses it to to disarm the public and reach beyond the politicians and otherwise Very Important People sitting before him. Every nod to rap still feels as revelatory as his 2008 Democratic primary speech and reference to Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulders“; it says that he… More »

Watch Justin Timberlake Perform At The White House As The Obamas Sing Along

Carl Williott | April 10, 2013 - 9:21 am

Justin Timberlake performed at the White House last night (April 9) as part of the accurately titled In Performance at the White House concert celebrating Memphis soul music. Timberlake gave a smooth, magnetic rendition of Otis Redding’s classic “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay.” But don’t take our word for it: just watch President Obama and First Lady… More »

Michelle Obama’s Grammy Picks: Frank Ocean & Kelly Clarkson

Carl Williott | February 7, 2013 - 9:42 am

It’s quite possible that President Obama and his wife Michelle have the best taste in music in the history of the First Couple. We know Obama’s fandom spans from Jay-Z to Al Green to Bruce Springsteen, but in Michelle Obama’s new interview with People, we learn that the FLOTUS is no slouch in the music… More »

Whatcha Say: Beyonce’s Inauguration Lip-Sync Scandal Rocked Our Readers

Robbie Daw | January 25, 2013 - 5:30 pm

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration went down this week, as did Beyonce’s credibility after it emerged that she may have lip-synced while singing the National Anthem. (One person who shined: Kelly Clarkson, who knocked “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” out of the, er, Capital.) Our readers had a field day weighing in on Bey’s latest… More »

Beyonce Lip-Synced At The Presidential Inauguration & We’re All Devastated [UPDATE: Maybe She Sang After All]

Sam Lansky | January 22, 2013 - 9:40 am

UPDATE: The Marine Corps Band released a second statement clarifying that “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether [Beyonce’s vocal performance] was live or pre-recorded.”  So…there’s still hope! Here’s the whole statement:
The Presidential Inaugural Committee requested that the Marine Band accompany Beyonce Knowles-Carter in the performance ofMore »

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Fun. Perform At President Obama’s Inaugural Ball: Watch

Sam Lansky | January 22, 2013 - 6:16 am

And what a Presidential Inauguration it was! Yesterday (January 21) saw a pretty intense string of inaugural ceremonies, parties and sundry star-studded stuff, including (of course) a couple of powerhouse performances from people like Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson.

But last night kept the party going even harder, as Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and fun. all performed at the Inaugural… More »

Kelly Clarkson Sings “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” At President Obama’s Inauguration: Review Revue

Sam Lansky | January 21, 2013 - 2:08 pm

With all the fevered anticipation, there’s no denying that Beyonce’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at today’s Presidential Inauguration was the main event, but Kelly Clarkson more than delivered with a showstopping delivery of “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” — so much so, in fact, that when she finished, a dumbfounded Senator Chuck Schumer walked up to the… More »

Beyonce Slays The National Anthem At President Obama’s Inauguration: Review Revue

Carl Williott | January 21, 2013 - 1:41 pm

As much as we’d like to pretend that we were tuning into President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony for the pageantry and the historical significance…well, we’re gonna be honest. We probably would’ve slept in and missed the whole thing if it weren’t for the fact that Beyonce was scheduled to sing the National Anthem.

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Kelly Clarkson Sings At President Barack Obama’s Inauguration: Watch

Carl Williott | January 21, 2013 - 9:57 am

From American Idol to the National Mall — not too shabby! Kelly Clarkson today (January 21) performed “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” in front of 800,000 people and President Barack Obama following the president’s second inaugural address. Clarkson has been on some big stages, but she was visibly (and adorably) nervous for the historic event. More »

President Obama’s Inauguration: Katy Perry & John Mayer Attend Together

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 21, 2013 - 9:50 am

Katy Perry had boyfriend John Mayer by her side as the two took in the sights and sounds of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration ceremony for his second term on Monday (January 21). (We guess things between them are getting pretty serious if JM is Katy’s plus one to an event of this patriotic magnitude.) The… More »

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