Barack Obama

President Obama Says Sony “Made a Mistake” By Pulling ‘The Interview’

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by Jacob Hall 21 hours ago
Sony
Just when you thought the story the Sony cyber attack and the cancellation of ‘The Interview’ couldn’t get any crazier, the President of the United States chimed in with his opinion on the matter. President Obama addressed the situation in a press conference earlier today, saying that while he’s sympathetic to Sony and the damage done to its employees, he believed the studio handled the situation the wrong way:

President Obama Says ‘Boyhood’ is His Favorite Movie of 2014 (and the First Lady Disses ‘Gone Girl’)

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by Jacob Hall 3 days ago
IFC Films
It’s no secret that President Barack Obama is a film and TV buff. You may recall him organizing a private White House screening of ‘Lincoln’ back in 2012 or asking HBO for screeners of ‘True Detective’ last year. He may be tasked with keeping the country from descending into total chaos, but the man still finds time to catch up pop culture. And he seems to have good taste! In a recent interview, he revealed that Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is his favorite film of 2014.

President Barack Obama Took Over ‘The Colbert Report’ Last Night

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by Kate Erbland December 9, 2014 @ 9:06 AM
"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours." 'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert has been teasing his biggest show ever for awhile now, including a stopover in Washington, D.C. and a long-form chat with President Barack Obama, but even he can't possibly have foreseen how that event would turn out. Essentially, it resulted in the talk show host losing his job...to President Obama, who swept on to stage and hijacked the show from an aghast -- but totally willing -- Colbert, only to put his own spin on what it means to host a political chat show. Does Colbert have something to worry about? We vote yes.

Barack and Michelle Obama's First Date Will Soon Be a Movie You Can See on Your Own First Date

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by Britt Hayes December 5, 2014 @ 7:21 PM
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Many directors have immortalized and dramatized the lives of our U.S. presidents on film throughout the years—even Oliver Stone made ‘W.,’ a movie about George W. Bush while Bush was still in office. But typically these films revolve around the actual work of being a president, or the scandals and tragedies that have befallen our leaders. A new movie based on President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will take a very different approach, telling the romantic story of their very first date.

Even President Obama Can't Get Taylor Swift's Latest Jam Out Of His Head

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by Kate Erbland November 5, 2014 @ 3:27 PM
NBC
Typically, when the 'Tonight Show' trots out one of their meticulously matched up music compilations, it's newsman Brian Williams who is tasked with "singing" whatever Jimmy Fallon and his band of evil geniuses have determined is most fitting. This time around, however, Williams is out, and a pair of topical public figures are very much in: Taylor Swift and President Barack Obama.

President Obama Stops By 'Between Two Ferns,' Shares Major Shade With Zach Galifianakis

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by Nick Romano March 11, 2014 @ 7:59 AM
Funny or Die
Funny or Die's popular comedic interview series, 'Between Two Ferns,' has featured the likes of Justin Bieber, Steve Carell, Jennifer Lawrence and Tina Fey, but this time around, it did us one better (much better). President Barack Obama, solidifying his position as the most hip, pop culture-savvy President of all time, stopped by 'Between Two Ferns' for a riveting back-and-forth between 'Hangover' star Zach Galifianakis ... and the interaction was anything but amicable.

'Parks and Recreation' Season 6 Finale Books First Lady Michelle Obama

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2014 @ 2:51 PM
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Just when you thought 'Parks and Recreation' had found its holy grail of political guests stars in Vice President Joe Biden (still holding out for Hillary Clinton), the impending season 6 finale has really upped the ante. First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in the season 6 closer this coming April, but should we expect a Pawnee visit, or a return trip to Washington D.C.?

CBS' 'Under the Dome' Cut President Obama from the Premiere?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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We've been eagerly anticipating the June 24 premiere of CBS' Stephen King-inspired 'Under the Dome,' which in and of itself boasts a strong cast of recognizable TV players from the likes of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Twilight.' As we approach the kick-off date, however, we've learned of one surprise cameo that has surprisingly been cut from the pilot episode -- none other than President Barack Obama himself!

Steven Spielberg Debuts New 'Obama' Footage at White House Correspondents' Dinner...Wait, What?

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by Nick Romano April 29, 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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While 'Lincoln' might not have taken home the Oscar for Best Picture, it was considered one of the best films of the year by many a critic, mainly for Daniel Day-Lewis' exceptional performance as Honest Abe. In light of the film's success, what is its director Steven Spielberg planning as a follow-up?
During Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama revealed the first behind-the-scenes footage from Spielberg's next project, 'Obama,' which re-teams him with...Day-Lewis in the title role? Take a look...