joining forces (short video added)

First Lady Michelle Obama waves to family members of Capt. Kelly Smith of the California Air National Guard during a panel discussion hosted by Entertainment Guilds in Beverly Hills, June 13. The Joining Forces event discussed the stories and issues of today’s military families so that their experiences can be integrated into film, television and digital media

…with producer J.J. Abrams

53 Responses to “joining forces (short video added)”

  1. June 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    She looks fantastic….again.

  2. 3 AnitaW
    June 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Awesome. I hope there is video later.

  3. 4 Fred
    June 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    you fracking ROCK Michelle 😀

  4. 5 GGail
    June 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Don’t cha just love her!

  5. 7 desraye
    June 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Did she cut her hair or is it just pull back?

    • 8 lisalovesobama
      June 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      I know! I’m trying to figure it out. She looks, in Fred’s terms: Fracking great!!!! She’s so beautiful 🙂

      • 9 lisalovesobama
        June 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        After careful staring, I’ve concluded that she’s tucked her hair. Her skin is gorgeous! JJ looks like he wants to run off with her before the SS realizes what he’s doing…..whoa JJ, stand down buddy, PBO got this 😉

        • 10 JojoRaze
          June 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

          FLOTUS sometimes tucks her hair in but this is a wig, or fall…a very good one too. If you look at the hair part, you’ll notice her hair is a bit darker than the wig. She occasionally wears them to give her hair rest. Black hair is very delicate and will fall out easily if not properly cared for. If Naomi Campbell had done this, she woudn’t have had alopecia. https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7-nCXFSooaU9xeAE8BX8mdx0386qZ7cLOJzbvW5OVizVUB_JU Thankfully, FLOTUS isn’t taking any chances on her hair.

          JJ Abrams was smitten. I loved his glasses as well.

          • 11 lisalovesobama
            June 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

            really? she’s wearing a wig? I can’t even tell!!

            • 12 JojoRaze
              June 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

              Look at the left side where her hairline is–your right– and you’ll see her hair. Then look up slightly and you’ll notice the difference. I noticed she started wearing wigs a year ago, at least once per month, and no one else has mentioned it, perhaps out of respect for her, hopefully. All those state dinners and official events where her hair is under heat and hot irons will damage black hair very easily and she’s giving her hair rest. Usually black women will braid their hair or wear twists and other protective hairstyles to mitigate damage; but since FLOTUS can’t do that–people would freak if she wore braids or twists–she has to wear wigs so she won’t end up like Naomi. I’m glad she’s doing it though and has chosen really good wigs to do so.

              • 13 fig8jam
                June 13, 2011 at 9:29 pm

                I am down for FLOTUS wearing wigs…but I do not think this is one….she has her hair tucked.
                Unless they can see a back shot.

                I think this is all FLOTUS, with hair tucked.

                • 14 JojoRaze
                  June 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

                  The wig is tucked in the back but look at her hairline in the last pic on the left side of her head–your right side and you’ll see it. It’s a great wig because it looks so much like her hair, but she always leaves her hairline exposed when she’s wearing them. Also, look at the part and you’ll see it’s a wig.

                  • 15 anniebella
                    June 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

                    I don’t care if she is wearing a wig, I just think she is G-R-E-A-T. And she looks so lovely today.

    • 16 isonprize
      June 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      I’m pretty sure it’s just tucked in/under at the nape of her neck. She always wears it very basic when she’s going to hang with the military families. Even her jewelry and clothes are usually very conservative. I guess ‘cuz military folks have so many regulations of what they can and can’t wear, she seems to respect that. I LOVE HER!!!!

  6. 17 Hachikō
    June 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Lord, I love her. Lord, she’s gorgeous. Barack Obama is a lucky man!

    • 18 anniebella
      June 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      I think he knows how lucky, how bless he is to have her, and she is bless to have him. We are bless to have both of them.

  7. 19 StR
    June 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    One of the better mainstream shows that I thought dealt reasonably well (by Hollywood standards at least) with military families was “The Unit”.

  8. June 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Nice pictures. I love the way Michelle looks! No mention of this in the msm. Instead, tamron mentioned that Michelle was wearing a 30 dollar top from the gap.

    Unreal! Isn’t it?

  9. 25 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Good gawd, she’s glowing again….If i wasn’t heterosexual, I’m telling you….

    • 26 Me4obama
      June 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      😆 me too.

    • 28 isonprize
      June 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      GIRL CRUSH. GIRL CRUSH!! YOU’VE GOT A GIRL CRUSH. That’s what me and my girlfriends call it. That’s how I was when Sade first came out. I look nothing like Sade, but I swear, I tried to wear my hair like her. I bought the big hoop earrings, I’m an alto, so I can sing in her range. I learned the lyric to every Sade song out there!! Smooth operator, smoooooooooth operator… Coast to coast, LA to Chicago. ….8)

      I’m a bit more restrained with Michelle. but yeah, I do understand having a girl crush.

  10. 29 GOVCHRIS1988
    June 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Well, I guess Mitt Romney’s campaign ad chief is Sean Hannity. Thats the only way to believe this ad.


    • 30 Me4obama
      June 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Blair Underwood was also in attendance at joining forces, what? well …………. I better not utter another word about that.

  11. 32 Left-Indie
    June 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I love what she is doing. I believe the military is by and large conservative leaning, but I think they are better off with the democrats than repubs. Remember the disgrace at the VA hospital during Bush? Rumsfeld sending kids to war in vehicles that couldn’t withstand IEDs, soldiers getting electric shocks in the showers because of the shody work done by Chaney’s old company affilate. What she and Jill are doing is great. It will take time but it might change some of the soldiers minds as to who is really looking out for them.

    • 33 Hachikō
      June 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      You’re so right, Left-Indie. But, when you think of it, aren’t we all (those of us who are not white, wealthy, Christian males) better off with the Democrats than the Republicans?

      • 34 Left-Indie
        June 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

        Agree , Hachiko. Even those you listed are better off with Dems. I know a lot of decent Christian males who veiw the world through “what would Jesus do?” prism. But the leadership…yikes! For me, specialy in the south, they’re the ones who’d morally underwritten slavery and Jim Crow. After that obortion and what women where doing with their privates was a big concern. And , yeah, the gays. As for the poor and disadvantaged and bloody wars…what wars? what poor? Frank Shaffer (on BWD’s blog list) is great on these crittens.

  12. 35 Debz
    June 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I hope there is a video someplace.
    I thought PBO looked good today, now here is Michelle!
    We have the best looking first couple ever!!!!!

  13. 38 AnitaW
    June 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I have to say I think JJ Abrams looks kinda hot in these photos. Those throw-back glasses are driving me crazy today.

  14. 39 GGail
    June 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    JJ looks like he’s ready to follow FLOTUS to the ends of the earth! Poor fellow – he’s been drinking the kool-aid 🙂

  15. 42 anniebella
    June 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    She looks like she is having fun. Is Malia and Sasha with her??

  16. 43 jeri Gloss
    June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama is a blessing for young women everywhere. The penultimate role model; how can we NOT look up to her? This woman has got to have a down side as do we all. But when she shows up, representing us, it is first class all the way. I am soooo proud:)

  17. 44 COS
    June 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I agree. I was disappointed when they cancelled “The Unit”. I watch all of the old episodes.

  18. 45 AnitaW
    June 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    That video clip was cute. And I hate to admit that I don’t know iCarly so that makes me the most uncool person around.

  19. 46 Betty's Girl
    June 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    First lady looks beautiful!

  20. 47 HZ
    June 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Our First Lady looks beautiful as usual. She represents us well. I love how she presents her message and her beautiful intellect. She is representing a great group in our nation, our servicemen and servicewomen of our nation.

  21. 48 P
    June 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    LOL @ Malia and Sasha’s friends not believing Mrs Obama is going to be on ‘iCarly’. This made me smile. Thanks for this video Chipsticks. Michelle Obama the coolest mom on earth 😆

  22. 50 Carla S
    June 14, 2011 at 12:33 am

    How could anyone not love our First Lady?!

    • 51 anniebella
      June 14, 2011 at 4:41 am

      I agree with you Carla S, but to those who don’t, well your lost.

      • 52 anniebella
        June 14, 2011 at 4:49 am

        Guess what I know who I Carly is. I sometimes watch the show. Sometimes. I think the First Lady will be great. I am so happy to hear Whoopi will be hosting a fundraiser for the President in New York around the 23rd i think. Good for you Whoopi. If Elasedeth have anything to say, tell her to kiss your ______!!!!!

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