Michelle Obama placed a Keibler-less George Clooney beside her at the state dinner

I wish we had photos from last night’s White House state dinner for UK prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, but we don’t. You can see some photos here at The Daily Mirror. The Obamas got a great turnout for the dinner, both with American and British celebrities. My boy Damian Lewis from Homeland came with his wife (they’re both British) – apparently, Pres. Obama LOVES Homeland (it‘s a really good show). Oh, and English actor Idris Elba was there!!! You know Pres. Obama loves The Wire, so it was probably awesome for him to invite Stringer Bell. Harvey Weinstein and his British wife, Georgina Chapman, were there. And the Earl of Grantham!!! Hugh Bonneville was invited, because FLOTUS loves some Downton Abbey. Bless her. But my favorite story coming out of the state dinner is this – George Clooney came solo! No Stacy Keibler. And to reward him for his escort-less appearance to the White House, Michelle Obama seated Clooney right beside her – you can see the photo here. Oh course the British tabloids are trying to make this into a “Michelle Obama is not immune to The Clooney’s many charms” story.

Life can’t be easy when your husband is the President, so good on Michelle Obama for basically using a formal dinner at The White House to invite everyone who she thinks is fit off the telly round.

Last night, Washington’s First Lady and her old man held an event to honour David Cameron and his wife Samantha, who are in the country on a state visit. And, because they damn well can, the Obamas decided to turn the White House dinner into a British/American themed party to celebrate the best talent in each country. We’re not talking artists, writers and scientists either – we’re talking A-list celebrities.

The first Hollywood star Michelle decided to invite was George Clooney, who found himself sitting next to the President’s wife at the table over dinner. Surprisingly, there was no sign of George’s girlfriend Stacey Keibler – Michelle probably has access to those memory wipers on Men In Black or something.

As a huge fan of Downton Abbey, Michelle also invited Hugh Bonneville and wife Lulu Williams to the affair, no doubt to grill him about the upcoming third series.

Meanwhile, Barack is said to be a big Homeland fan, so invited star of the show Damian Lewis and his missus Helen McCrory along for dinner. Anna Wintour landed an invite, probably so that she could judge who was best dressed out of Michelle –in Marchesa – and head guest Samantha – in Georgina Chapman.

But that must have been an awkward decision for Anna, with Michelle obviously worthy of the title, although the designer of Sam’s dress was actually there with husband Harvey Weinstein.

Other celebrity types on the guest list included actor Idris Elba, while Richard Branson also managed to sneak in. And who provided the entertainment? Mumford and Sons.

[From The Mirror]

So let me get this straight – Stacy Keibler is good enough to come to the Oscars, where she’s paraded around with the likes of truly talented actors and genuine A-list celebrities, but when it comes to a White House state dinner, even Clooney is embarrassed to bring out his escort? That sounds about right. Can you imagine Stacy’s attitude if she had been invited? The horror. So… do you think this is a signal that Keibler is on her way out? God knows. Is it a signal that Michelle Obama has a little crush on Clooney? If I was Michelle, I would have wanted to sit next to Idris Elba. I would love to watch that man eat. You know what I mean?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

 

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  1. Gene Paremsan says:

    Homeland is awesome!!!! FLOTUS wore marchesa..im not so sure bout the dress but i adore her!
    Stacy will probably have talked about wrestling or so..i mean what will the other guests have say about that?

  2. mln76 says:

    Yeah I’d definitely be sitting next to Idris, but maybe the Pres wouldn’t like that. The Cloonster is a safe crush and Idris is all kinds of sexy and lusty and sitting next to him at a State Dinner things might get a little less ‘formal’ really quickly.

  3. sassenach says:

    Though we have a highly educated and elegant first lady, she should fire her makeup and brow artist(s). Her makeup and eyebrows always make her look angry and her lipstick is never the right color for her complexion.

  4. Kali says:

    If there is a God, please let him say, “yes, Stacy is on her way out the door.” Please, Please, Please!

  5. Asli says:

    I love Michelle! Such a staple for succesful, intelligent, independent women. Obama for the win!

  6. ladybert62 says:

    Guess liar-Obama and his attorney-wife-who-lost-her-license-in Illinois are not very high on my list of popular people – guess that is why I was not invited.

    I dont get the attraction of having all these celebrities at state dinners.

    • Babalon says:

      Yes. Your ‘list of popular people’ and your omission of them from said list are TOTALLY why you were not invited.

    • cr says:

      Because Presidents and their guests are fans as well?

      And Michelle didn’t lose her license:
      http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/lawlicenses.asp

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t know why Hollywood and DC often mix either, but it’s been happening for a long time. Kind of silly, but given the chance, I’d invite Idris to dinner too!

      Your note about “lost her license” intrigued me to look it up. According to snopes (and several other sites showing the record), she voluntarily requested that it be placed on inactive status, as she was not practicing law at the time. Apparently it’s common for those who don’t want to pay all the fees on something they’re not currently using, and reactivating is fairly easy. Nothing nefarious there.

      • Agnes says:

        it’s VERY common. attorneys do it ALL the time, especially if you live in one state and are licensed in another (where you don’t live or practice, so there is no need to upkeep your bar license, pay fees, go to continuing education courses, etc). people really should look stuff up before making less than intelligent comments. thank god for snopes for catching people up on this crap (not that the ones who believe it and spread it can be convinced by logic).

      • angie says:

        You’re right, Lucy2–I checked the Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Committee’s web site, and it shows that she is on voluntary inactive status. All she has to do to become active again is change her status on the site and start paying the yearly dues again.

    • Molly says:

      Clearly you know nothing about having an active vs. inactive license to practice law. She was never even under investigation or consideration to be disbarred. She’s the cream of the crop and it kills the trailer trash Twinkie brain to try and process how someone with an education can do so much better in life than a hick born, bred, and pregnant for the fifth time before she’s 25 and waddling around her trailer waiting for her meth head boyfriend to get out of jail.

    • ThefactR says:

      They ‘try’ to use them as Kings or Queens b/c this country has none of those to invite, but some of Hollywood just can not be put into those type positions, Clooney before Elizabetta and Stacy was very well thought of in the Hollywood circles, not so much anymore with his ‘has been’ choices of women of late.

    • Jill says:

      She didn’t “lose” her license; she voluntarily requested it to be put on inactive status since she was not practicing law at the time. She can reactivate her license any time she wants to.

      Do you have to resort to slander and stupidity to make a point?

    • hatsumomo says:

      Wow,ladybert62, typically I like your comments on here, but really, thats one of the rudest things you’ve ever said. And thats saying sumthin! The FLOTUS cant really practice law at the moment because currently she’s fulfilling her duties as First Lady. Which works against her because can you imagine the Pandora’s box that would be opened if people tried to retain the First Lady as their lawyer?!?! The pundits would have a field of their dreams for that! I love the First Lady and admire her greatly, if she chooses to forgo practicing law for the time being-then so be it, but please dont hold it against her!

      • F5 says:

        Actually hatsumomo, you’re the one embarrassing yourself here.. Ladybert is right.
        You can look it up.

        quote:

        “It is COURT ORDERED…not “Michelle Obama ordered.” by ARDC – Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. This ADRC is for discipline reasons…not for those volunteering to stop practicing.

        find out what she did in 1993 — after only 4 YEARS — HER LICENSE to PRACTICE LAW WAS REVIEWED AND PUT ON INACTIVE by a DISCIPLINARY AGENCY

        “What Is the ARDC? (this is NOT the Illinois Bar-where one can voluntarily be inactive) As our name implies, the ARDC is the agency of the Supreme Court of Illinois which registers attorneys and investigates complaints of misconduct filed against attorneys holding a license to practice law in Illinois”.
        (it was due to insurance fraud) and goes waaay back to ’93.

      • Molly says:

        F5, you can’t even bother to give us a credible link?

        FLOTUS was not legal counsel at the U of C hospital. She was an administrator. She never practiced insurance law or could have committed insurance fraud in any capacity. She was never required in her subsequent jobs to have an active bar license because she did not want to be a practicing lawyer.

        Get your facts straight. I realize it’s going to be really, really hard for you.

      • Molly says:

        F5, since you can’t seem to do research on credible websites, let me help you figure out what Inactive Status means according to the Illinois ARDC for the timeframe that fits.

        Please try to keep in mind while you are reading this (I know it’s hard for you to keep more than Palinisms in your head) that Michelle chose to quit practicing law in 1993:

        CHANGING FROM RULE 770 INACTIVE STATUS

        Prior to November 1, 1999, former Supreme Court Rule 770 provided for a proceeding in the Court for any voluntary transfer to inactive status, whether because of some incapacitating condition or solely as a matter of the lawyer’s preference because the lawyer would not be practicing law.

        The current registration rules provide a procedure for lawyers on Court-ordered inactive status under former Supreme Court Rule 770 who might wish to register. Whatever registration status the lawyer wishes to assume (active, inactive, or retired), the lawyer must first file a motion with the Supreme Court for restoration to active status under Rule 759. The motion process is necessary to screen for those who transferred due to circumstances that require some review of present fitness, and the motions will be contested only in such cases. In all other cases, the ARDC will consent to the transfer, and when a consent is submitted, the Supreme Court typically allows the motion within a few weeks of when it is filed.

        https://www.iardc.org/registration/rule770inactivestatus.html

      • Mystified says:

        So ladybert62 says some of the rudest things but not Maguita?

  7. Ravensdaughter says:

    Kaiser-you have quite the talent for picking awful pictures of about just about anyone-presenting-our First Lady with an incredible scowl!

    • MS says:

      Almost impossible to catch this broad, yes, I am calling her a broad, with a anything but a scowl on her face! When in fact, she should be smiling ear to ear daily, with all the taxpayer paid vacations she has taken. The last 6 months of 2011, we (United States citizens) paid over 10 million+ for her, and her entourage to vacation where ever her little heart desired. These were trips without the POTUS. So, I really don’t get the scowl’s! She has never had it so good!

      January 2013 can not arrive soon enough!

      • cerulean says:

        Why? You will only have 4 more years to complain about her.

      • MS says:

        cerulean, LMAO! Now that is funny… thank you for that laugh. It felt so good…

      • Zelda says:

        scowl’s= scowl + is

        As in: “Her scowl’s really more of a frown.”

        ALSO

        scowl’s= belonging to, or property of, the scowl

        As in: “His scowl’s intensity was known to be devastating.”

        BUT

        scowls= plural of “scowl”; more than one scowl

        As in: “One should learn that the plural of ‘scowl’ is ‘scowls’ before mocking the class and breeding of another, lest they look like a jackass.”

        (This message has been brought to you by a non-American who usually ignores spelling and grammar on the internet, but is too much a lover of irony to let this one pass.)

      • Jill says:

        @MS: You’ll be laughing on the other side of your face in January and then we’ll all have a good laugh at you. And you are absolutely despicable for calling our First Lady a “broad”.

      • cerulean says:

        I am glad you found that funny. But all Presidents and their wives go on vacations. A lot of them. We couldn’t pry W out of Crawford to the tune of 20 million. Or Laura’s 700 dollar haircut…or her entourages or trips with girlfriends… Don’t make up false claims to justify your distain and step away from the birther sites. They are a hotbed of crazy.

      • mia girl says:

        This really gets my blood boiling
        To MS… do your initials = Minuscule Serebellum*

        Regardless of your political leanings, basic respect should be granted to the office and institution of the POTUS and his family, including the First Lady.
        I teach my children that the great gift of the U.S. is freedom of speech, and the great gift of a moral center is knowing how to use it. I’m guessing you might be the first to espouse the value of being a patriot, and yet you debase the highest office in the land. Feel free to make points about policies or philosophies you are against, now that would be smart. But, calling the first lady a “broad” shows how broadless you are in your decency. Sure, think about January 13, 2012… regardless of who wins, no one should be using the term “broad” to refer to ANY First Lady.

        * To all thinking friends at CB, I am aware that it is spelled Cerebellum… but I am figuring that MS is not aquatinted with the phonetic concept of when C sounds like an S. ;(

      • Umm..no says:

        Gee Mrs. Santorum wannabe…should you be posting such nastiness on the web? Isn’t that a sin or something? Tsk tsk…not very Christian!

      • Lindsey G. says:

        I can’t wait for January 2013 either, when the Obamas will be celebrating another term in the White House!

      • Tiffany says:

        ***NEWS FLASH***

        A woman’s face does not determine her character. Just because you might not find her relaxed face to be attractive, that doesn’t mean that she is scowling. If you have to critique her on her face, then you must not have anything of substance to really complain about.

        Secondly, vacations aren’t paid for by tax payers. However, part of being a First Lady is being an ambassador of goodwill for the United States in other countries. People like to complain about this family for the most absurd reasons.

      • MS says:

        mia girl, RESPECT is earned, not given! Neither Michelle or Barry have done anything to EARN my respect! Nada!

        Zelda honey, thanks for the spelling lesson however, this is a blog and I type fast. Lighten up a little! I am certainly not writing a college thesis. Been there, done that!

        Jill darling, I think you are in for a very rude awakening. And if by some slim, and I do mean slim, chance he is re-elected…. God help us!

        Last, but certainly not least, @cerulean, Google is your friend my dear! Do a little research on Michelle, and find out for yourself just how much money the taxpayers have had to pay for all her trips. Millions and millions more than any other FOTUS!

        And while you are googling, check out how many she has on her staff. She has 3 times the staff than any other FOTUS has ever had. Now, add all that up along with the trillions and trillions of dollars her husband has added to the National Debt! Pitiful!

      • Jill says:

        I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in your house when you woke up on 11/5/08 and found out we elected a black man president.

        Your neighbors must have heard your primal scream at the other end of your block.

      • MS says:

        Actually Jill, it was November 4, 2008 that he was elected. There were no primal screams. Just disgust! The color of his skin has nothing to do with it, since, I am in fact African American.

        How is that foot tasting?

      • thinkaboutit says:

        LOL @ “we taxpayers.” Everyone knows people on welfare don’t pay taxes.

        PS: the Obamas made tens of millions on their own before getting to the White House, so let’s not act like she doesn’t know from first class travel.

      • Jill says:

        @Ms: If you’re really A-A, all I can do is pray you recover in your lifetime from a raging case of cephaloproctitis.

        BTW if you think the republicans have any use for folks like you, you’d better crawl back into that tool box.

      • MS says:

        thinkaboutit, tens of millions? Hardly! Before getting to the White House, in 2007, Barry made 157k and Michelle made 103k. The only millions made, have been via his two books which, weren’t even on the radar until becoming a candidate!

      • MS says:

        Jill honey, do not worry our pretty little head about me! I am fabulous and will continue to be so…

        You seriously need to dial the hate down!

      • Jill says:

        @MS: How in the world do you keep up the pretense? It must drain every single ounce of your energy.

        I wouldn’t wish a case of clarencethomasitis on anyone, but honey, you got it BAAAAD.

      • Annie says:

        @mia girl….I think I love you ….you said it better than I ever could!
        @ms our current First Lady is clearly educationally accomplished but also chooses to focus her energies on those that need her spotlight the most ( military families, children) I think her intellect intimidates those that are less than..but don’t diminish someone because she makes you feel small ..try to rise to the bar she’s set …or stay silent until you do…By the way , I call BS on you being A-A..but if you are …you need serious therapy for self-loathing…

  8. The Original Mia says:

    I doubt Stacy would have been there in the first place. George arrived in DC yesterday from some top-secret envoy mission to Sudan. He gave testimony before Congress. He was probably a last minute invitee since it seems this was a UK event. You get to do that when you’re the First Lady.

  9. maemay says:

    I want to be a journalist so I can write FAN FICTION and bypass all the lovely pictures of Michelle and just post pictures that support my POV.

  10. Eileen says:

    Michelle Obama’s side-eyes are EPIC in these photos! lmao

  11. cmc says:

    I love Idris Elba! So, so, so sexy.

    Also, I love that you posted that Michelle side-eye picture right after a corny joke ;) Looks like she’s saying “Really?” She seems like she’d be a cool friend to have, and would fit right in around here.

  12. lucy2 says:

    That side-eye is pretty good!
    I used to be a big Clooney fan, but less so these days. I’d be parking Idris right next to me instead!
    I wonder if the invite to Clooney specified “no current trophy girlfriend”.

  13. Babalon says:

    This is a bit OT but I’m a tad confused by something in the source article. Isn’t Marchesa still Georgiana’s line too?

  14. spinner says:

    Michelle looks far from elegant. She looks messy & her make-up & hair are atrocious. Now Idris…that’s another story. *sigh*

  15. Ashley says:

    “Washington’s First Lady and her old man…”

    How disrespectful. I’ve never heard an American newspaper talk about the Prime Minister that way.

  16. JD says:

    I like the purple dress she is wearing, she looks good in that color.

  17. Shaniqua Nunyadambidness says:

    Damn, Cholabama.

  18. Guest1 says:

    Great Kaiser now you have opened up a can of worms. Stacy is now going to have to prove that they are still going out, with tweets about George’s dog, magazine articles on how he wants to get married and photo ops in Cabo and Como. Thanks

    By the way maybe she didn’t get invited because the White house only invites real couples, not pretend couples.

  19. Reece says:

    Did she have to sit next to Obama because she could have made a Cloonba sammie. ;)

  20. Abigail says:

    John Prendergast’s wife wasn’t at the dinner either. Maybe he and George were invited last minute. Prendergast’s wife is a civil rights attorney and would probably have “fit in.” Stacy, errrr, not so much.

  21. Linda says:

    George – why didn’t you shave!!!!

  22. Cody says:

    She didn’t get invited because the White house knows whats up and that Stacy is just arm-candy of the month for George.

    If she did go ,I could see some of her tweets.
    We’re off to the White House. It is like going to the prom.

    @Michelle my new BFF

    Next day we get an inspirational quote on how the evening inspired her.

  23. Agnes says:

    and that’s why it’s awesome to be president – to have stringer bell over for dinner. sigh…

    just saw pics on dlisted – michelle’s necklace is AMAZING!

  24. Bo says:

    Well George says he likes to keep his private life private. Maybe the Oscars is his private life and the White House Dinner is his public life.

  25. Sugarrbunny says:

    Stacy was this year award’s show whore. Season’s over thus is her contract

  26. really says:

    Geogina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein make a very strange couple.

  27. benny says:

    I never liked Michelle after she made that snarky comment about Hillary Clinton being unable to manage her own home, so how could she manage the White House. It was petty and ugly, especially coming from a woman who wants to be seen as intelligent and for women’s rights.

    I still voted for Obama — it doesn’t make him less qualified to be president just because his wife’s a petty, ugly person.

    • sooooo says:

      Hey benny
      Do you have a link where that comment was written or spoken? Did Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Rielly “report” it?
      Seriously, I’d like to see proof of that.

      • Rant says:

        I have the link…It also links to the ENTIRE quote, which has absolutely nothing to do with slamming Hillary Clinton.

        http://askville.amazon.com/Michelle-Obama-taking-swipes-Hillary-Clinton-story/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=3908919

        Entire Quote:
        “That one of the most important things that we need to know about the next President of the United States is, is he somebody that shares our values? Is he somebody that respects family? Is a good and decent person? So our view was that, if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House. SO, we’ve adjusted our schedules to make sure that our girls are first, so while he’s traveling around, I do day trips. That means I get up in the morning, I get the girls ready, I get them off, I go and do trips, I’m home before bedtime. So the girls know that I was gone somewhere, but they don’t care. They just know that I was at home to tuck them in at night, and it keeps them grounded, and, and children, the children in our country have to know that they come first. And our girls do and that’s why we’re doing this. We’re in this race for not just our children, but all of our children.”

        From CNN’s Political Ticker:

        The Illinois senator emphatically denied the comments were aimed at his rival and added, “There was no reference beyond her point that we have had an administration that talks a lot about family values but doesn’t follow through.”

        He also noted that his wife often speaks about children and families in her campaign remarks.

        Katie McCormick Lelyveld, Michelle Obama’s communications director, also told CNN, “the only family Mrs. Obama was talking about was the Obama family.”

        A number of pundits remarked that she could just as well have been talking about Giuliani. Or how about Gingrich — both of them with serious family issues.
        Sources: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/08/21/did-michelle-obama-take-a-swipe-at-clinton/, http://mediamatters.org/items/200708220011?f=h_latest

      • sooooo says:

        Reply @Rant:
        Thank you very much for taking the time post this. It was just as I’d suspected. :)

  28. Lindsey G. says:

    Even with those goofy-behind glasses and that funky Betejeuse shirt; Elba is bringing the pure sex. OMFG smash smash smash for days.

  29. Psyren says:

    Michelle’s side eye in that last pic is no joke.

  30. hatsumomo says:

    I wish you could’ve posted pics of The First Lady at the dinner, she was so pretty! Her dress was beautiful and and perfect fit and the stacked pearls were amazing! One of her best looks by far easily!

  31. MyCatLoves TV says:

    You go, Michelle! I would have Clooney on my left, a cleaned up Brad Pitt – cut your hair & shave, my pretty – on my right and, of course, Ryan Gosling sitting on my lap, baby! Now THAT’S a party!

  32. P.J. says:

    I think Michelle’s dress is the nicest I’ve ever seen her in.

    As for SamCam, her body shape reminds me of Kate Middleton’s and many other Englishwomen: very slender and narrow, especially through the hips. But she doesn’t seem to wear anything that leaves any flesh exposed, which is hard to do with formalwear, since it’s almost impossible to find a gown with even a small sleeve. It’s not like she’s older or overweight and trying to hide her arms, so it puzzles me why she chose such a covered-up look.

  33. Birdie says:

    I am really excited which C-lister he will pick next.

    Any guesses?

  34. Madison says:

    Rent a barbie not going to the whitehouse with George to have dinner with the prez just confirms that Stacy is nothing special to George and it’s not a serious relationship in any way.

  35. Sumodo1 says:

    I am still on a high from the Kiebler-free White House dinner. Intern George got to sit with the First Lady! Michelle dis-invited the Keibler bitch to have Georgie all to herself.

  36. DavidBowie says:

    I hope FLOTUS got a shot of penicillin after sittin’ next to Georgie for that long. Ick. Uncle George grosses me out.

  37. Playlist says:

    I doubt George was a last minute invite. He and John Prendergast (who was also at the dinner) were scheduled to speak before Congress, and they also had a formal appointment at the White House before the dinner to speak with the President. The Sudan trip, Congress, meeting with Obama, and the dinner were all probably scheduled ahead of time to coincide. George mentioned in an interview before the Oscars that he was going to Sudan, so it wasn’t a top secret trip.

    George has spent time with the Obamas on several occasions so it’s safe to assume he is one of their top choices for A-list celebrity invites to the White House, and Michelle could be relaxed sitting next to George because she knows him better than the others.

    He could have flown Stacy in, but I’d guess that George likes to be more focused on talking to people at these dinners, rather than worrying about what his date may say or do. He wants to be taken seriously when he is in Wash. DC, so I doubt he will ever take a date to the White House, unless it’s someone he’s very sure about and committed to. Which means it will likely never happen.

  38. Lindsey G. says:

    I’m just going to leave this right here for all the moronic trolls who chose to turn a fun post about the Obamas and hottie mc-hot hot Idris Elba, into some form of diatribe against whether Michelle Obama was disbarred from practising law:

    https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=718599552

    Feckin idiots.

  39. Rux says:

    I like the Obamas, I think Clooney sitting next to Michelle means absolutely nothing. She and Barack are solid, comfortable people. This is not JFK we are talking about or all the other Presidents. There is no conspiracy here so people need to stop looking for one. As her for being disbarred, it’s as factual as Obama not being born in the US; depending on who you ask.

  40. aquarius64 says:

    I can’t imagine the Keibler non-Elf not wanting to be on Clooney’s arm at the White House State Dinner. She seems like the type to try to get out of that photo shoot. Now that there’s chatter that her no-show means she’s yesterday’s news, she will make sure pictures and tweets about her shoot will go out, complete with timestamps.

  41. Pari says:

    Given the protocol requirements (security included), I’d like to believe that everything was planned well in advance, for George to be where he was… I think it was a grand privilege that he got seated with the First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama…

    I honestly don’t understand some of the demeaning / sad comments on some Boards… I find the honourable Mrs. Obama so uniquely accomplished both as a Role Model and as a family person… She has interacted with numerous Heads of States / Diplomats, across the globe, and is so fully aware of international affairs. Her contribution socially, in areas like education, health, family welfare are admired and adhered to… There is always something valuable in her, for every woman to salute! She sure deserves more respect…

  42. Aqua says:

    The fact that he never brings any of his girlfriends both past present and most likely future to such and important event meant to me that his relationships with them are much a do about nothing since his real passion lies in helping Sudan and its people.

  43. LucyOriginal says:

    I think Mrs. Obama was smart not sitting next to Idris Elba avoiding rumors and temptations…

    In the new girlfriend of______’s defense, it doesn’t mean she is not with George. It only means:
    1- She has no substance;
    2- She cannot hold a conversation if it is not about gowns, tanning, cleansing, exfoliating and a poochie that is not hers;
    3- George wants to avoid her silly/fake smile all night long. It does not go well with discussions about war crimes, famine, etc;
    4- He wants to avoid silly tweets from the white house: my new bestie (aka. Michele Obama) or this is the best dinner of the year or_______ (insert anything irrelevant she says);
    5- She needs to work, award season is over and George won’t pay 25,000 dollars for her appearances. Oh, I meant to say, not many employers will pay 25,000 dollars for her appearances. George is her boyfriend who gives her visibility.

    As for George, I really like his natural beard, very sexy silver fox. Way better than the fake beards he brings to red carpets (ha!).

  44. Ranga says:

    She’s so strong looking and good looking, so not a fan of that Cewbacca hairdo though.

    I like Clooneys voice, I think that’s what charm he has, some people have a voice I want to listen to. Leo DiCaprio for example, I don’t like his face or body or personality but I’ll watch a movie with him becuase I like his voice.

    But yea, I would have sat next to someone else too, probably a woman.

  45. original sandy says:

    i like the Obamas, classy pair, every pres. before them have had celebs this and that, no biggie, i think money and look we are talking about it, has something to do with it, see how that works?.

  46. Peanut says:

    OMG are we going to have to endure these excruciating liberal vs republican debates in the comments until January 2013? Shoot me now.

  47. TaylorB says:

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE she seated Clooney next to her!! Personally I would have NEVER seated him next to me, I would have seated him right under me, and lashed him to me with bungee cords so he couldn’t escape but there was still some give and take.

  48. Kim says:

    Im of no politcal party but it disgusts me how much the Obamas love attention & surround themselves with celebs. A President & First Lady should be worrying about everything BUT being in latest isssue of People seated next to George Clooney! They are quite classless.

    • Trek Girl says:

      Something tells me you don’t know much about past Presidents.

      • Trek Girl says:

        @Kim: All joking aside, the president and the first lady may get attention for being with celebrities, but that doesn’t mean they are with celebrities more than other presidents have been, nor does it mean that they are seeking the attention of celebrities more than other presidents have.

        If you look at past presidencies you’ll see just as many celebrities, and some of those relationships went further, much further, than just sitting next to each other at events.

  49. Mamahawk says:

    I ain’t mad a the First Lady. I’ll be damned if some other chick was gonna sit next to Clooney.