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Articles Tagged 'Barack Obama'


WATCH: The Actor Who Plays Obama

Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in London, has drawn praise at the Sundance Film Festival for his uncannily accurate portrayal of President Obama in the picture Southside with You. The film follows Barack Obama on his first date with the future First Lady in Chicago in 1989. Watch our interview with Sawyers at Sundance.

Are Obama, Romney Courting ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans?

When it comes to the 2012 U.S. presidential election, both candidates appear to be hoping to curry favor with stateside fans of Downton Abbey, the popular, Emmy-winning, British TV series. Back in March, when President Barack Obama and wife Michelle held a swank dinner at the White House for visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


Royal Roundup: Kate Rules with Her Reiss Dress… Again

Cheers to trendsetter Kate Middleton. She sure knows how to set off a fashion frenzy. You know that tan “Shola” number The Duchess of Cambridge wore during her visit with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle on Tuesday (May 24)? Well, it sent aspiring fashionistas in a mad dash to the Reiss website in […]

Royal Roundup: The Royals Welcome the Obamas to Britain

Kicking off his first state visit of the UK, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (May 24). BBC News reports that the presidential couple also chatted briefly with the sun-kissed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince Charles and […]

Royal Roundup: Betty Crocker Bakes Cakes ‘Fit for a Royal Wedding’

There’s no institution more American than Betty Crocker. America – the land that successfully rebelled against a British king. As usual though, history has taken a back seat to good ‘ol Yankee commerce and marketing. Using the theme, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” the Betty Crocker folks have created four “one-of-a-kind” wedding […]

Royal Wedding: Who Might Be Invited? Who Might Have to Watch on TV?

Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding guest list has been the focus of much speculation. Which big names might be invited, and which celebs might have to view the whole event on telly like the rest of us? Peter Hunt, BBC’s royal correspondent, gives us his thoughts on the matter. (Follow Mr. Hunt on […]

Alan Cumming Slams President Barack Obama

Alan Cumming isn't too happy with Barack Obama these days. The Scottish actor has been a longtime advocate of the U.S. President, but lately he's found himself quite "frustrated" over Obama's lack of support for gay rights. "We keep hearing that Obama is an ally, that DADT will end under his watch," Cumming revealed in […]

The Wackest Waxworks Ever: This Is Barack Obama???

Louis Tussaud’s in Blackpool, England thinks this looks like our President. (Methinks it resembles a very equine Bryant Gumbel.) Is this payback for Obama’s reported snub of Prime Minister Gordon Brown? Also, here’s a shocker: a member of a boyband isn’t totally straight. Blue singer Duncan James admits he has had “flings with men,” even […]

New Doctor Who Trailer. Plus: Panic on the Streets of London

Two separate stories are dominating the UK press today – the Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead trailer has been released, and a whole lotta people are actin’ a fool over in London at the G20 summit. Funny note: you’ll probably see more black people in the Doctor Who trailer than in all of the […]

Obama Drama Sweeps London for the G20 Summit

The Daily Telegraph is stalking President Obama and First Lady Michelle through London using Google Maps. And they have a really snarky live-blog commentary going on as well. Like you just know the writers are mincing about in their cravats as they come up with their little zingers. They like their Obama lightly-roasted…not flamebroiled. Here’s […]

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