A major downside to being the First Lady: If you make one little slip of the tongue, the whole world takes notice. Michelle Obama accidentally referred to herself as a single mother during an interview on Thursday.
This week, the Oscars happened! Host Seth MacFarlane's opening monologue, which featured the musical number "We Saw Your Boobs," sent lots of people into a tizzy, and Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence gave a backstage press conference that charmed the masses. First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and taught everyone the nuances of "mom dancing," and a basketball cheerleader sunk a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it shot from half court. Check out those clips and more in this week's Top Videos:
The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night this Friday.
For his first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Barack Obama praised the progress made in areas such as the economy and related to the war abroad, but emphasized there is still a long way to go.
"The state of our union is stronger," he said, noting the rebounding stock market, the six million new jobs and the 34,000 American troops expected to return home by the end of next year at which time "our war in Afghanistan will be over."
Although the country is more than halfway towards reducing the national deficit, the question is "how do we finish the job," the President said. His answers included making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing by starting projects to fix infrastructure like bridges — programs that would create new jobs, and entice major companies to set up shop in America.
White House releases photo of President Obama shooting a gun
In order to encourage spending, the President also proposed...