Michelle Obama

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Viola Davis says ‘critics absolutely serve no purpose’
Oscar-winning actor hits back at the negative response to her performance as Michelle Obama in drama series The First Lady

Benjamin Lee

26, Apr, 2022 @1:15 PM

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Barack and Michelle Obama to end exclusive podcasting deal with Spotify, reports say
Obamas’ media company Higher Ground reportedly seeking new partner

Sian Cain

21, Apr, 2022 @4:23 AM

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Viola Davis on Hollywood: ‘You either have to be a Black version of a white ideal, or you have to be white’
She rose from poverty to become the first Black person to win acting’s triple crown. Now she is playing Michelle Obama and opening up about her tough path to the top

Diana Evans

18, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The First Lady review – star-studded series is a third-rate disappointment
The series on three first ladies falls flat despite a stacked cast, including Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt

Adrian Horton

13, Apr, 2022 @6:33 PM

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Republicans fear Michelle Obama presidential run, ex-Trump aide says
Former treasury spokeswoman tells CPAC ex-first lady is popular and ‘immune to criticism’ – though Obama has ruled out politics

Martin Pengelly in New York

27, Feb, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Political gestures can be inspiring. But let’s not mistake them for victory | Nesrine Malik
Symbols are like fertiliser: pointless in untilled ground, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise before crucial Senate vote
Former president calls Democrats’ proposal a ‘product of compromise’ and says the future of the country is at stake

Amanda Holpuch, Sam Levin and agencies

21, Jun, 2021 @10:49 PM

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Trump feared Democrats would replace Biden with Michelle Obama, book claims
Fear of replacement by Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama caused ex-president to rein in attacks on Biden in the 2020 election

Martin Pengelly in New York

08, Jun, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Strings attached: why we’re still in love with puppet TV shows
Four new series revolving around puppets highlight the enduring appeal of the format as Sesame Street enjoys its 51st season on air

Charles Bramesco

28, Apr, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Will Harry and Meghan learn the A-list art of saying nothing at all? | Barbara Ellen
To join Clooney, Gates, Beyoncé and co, the royal couple might need a little discretion

Barbara Ellen

20, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Michelle Obama voices hope for lessons learned over Sussex racism claims
Former first lady’s comments seen as encouragement for royal family ‘to act’ after Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan

Matthew Weaver

16, Mar, 2021 @7:13 PM

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Waffles + Mochi review – Michelle Obama's charming puppet series
The former first lady teams up with puppets to educate children about food in an overstuffed yet likable new Netflix series

Adrian Horton

16, Mar, 2021 @7:02 AM

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