Who here misses the days when the President and First Lady were respectable, humorous and led by example? Oh, everyone? This sentiment is not hard to romanticize, especially with the current occupants at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Too serious, no sense of humor (or maybe it’s just that we don’t get it) or out-right cancelling events and appearances.
He even encourages staff to skip invites. Who does that? Donald J. Trump does.
Never skipping a beat or slowing down to find the humor or beauty in things, were the Obama’s, both Barack and Michelle. Within the past month, even though the couple’s time in the White House has been over since 2017, they’ve announced partnerships with Netflix and Spotify, a welcome attempt to further educate and entertain the world over.
On the upcoming Spotify project, Michelle Obama said:
‘We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to amplify voices that are too often ignored or silenced altogether, and through Spotify, we can share those stories with the world.’
On the Netflix partnership, in a statement the streaming service said, in part:
‘President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.’
Another element in pop culture that the Obama’s continue to slay? The late-night TV show circuit. CBS’s “The Late Late Show” with James Corden (of “Into The Woods” and “Carpool Karaoke” notoriety) has announced that Michelle will lead an all-star team of celebrity dodgeball.
Per the late-night show’s host, he has confirmed that Michelle has compiled an all-female team which includes the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Lena Waithe and Kate Hudson.
To one-off against the female celebs, Corden will be compiling a male team of his own, consisting of Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reggie Watts and Game of Thrones’ John Bradley. The celebrities have been divided into teams “USA” and team “UK.”
Check out James’ tweet, teasing the dodgeball game episode, to be aired on CBS between June 17-20:
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) June 10, 2019
Typically, the “Late Late Show” is recorded in Los Angeles, California. However, the first episode featuring the all-star games will air on Monday, from London which is Corden’s hometown. This will be the third time Corden’s show will be recorded overseas. Previously, and worth mention, his show filmed from overseas to bring viewers a special “Carpool Karaoke” featuring The Beatles’ Paul McCartney.
Will you be tuning in to see the Girls v Boys celebrity games on the “Late Late Show” next week?
Featured image via “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Twitter page.