Michelle Obama Rumors
Redskins teammates Robert Griffin III, Niles Paul and Ryan Kerrigan, as well as members of the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and D.C. United, are scheduled to attend Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll. The Wizards and Mystics contingent, including John Wall, Garrett Temple and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, prepared for the event Friday by taking First Lady Michelle Obama’s #GimmeFive Challenge. Wall posted an Instagram of the trio and the Wizards Girls doing the #GimmeFive dance to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign.
Apparently, the White House is into the Knicks Tape. RollingOut.com reports that a new album being released under First Lady Michelle Obama’s name features Knicks guard Iman Shumpert. The album is being released as part of the President’s “Let’s Move” campaign directed to fight obesity, and is sponsored by Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, reportedly.
Dirk Nowitzki celebrated his 35th birthday in Berlin by dining with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama was in Berlin to make a speech at Brandenberg Gate. Afterward, he sat down to dinner with Nowitzki and several German dignitaries.
The Democratic National Committee says NBA veteran Jason Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala. Last week, Collins became the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. President Barack Obama called the 34-year-old athlete the same day to congratulate him and tell him he was proud of his courage. The DNC says first lady Michelle Obama will also attend the May 29 fundraiser in New York. Tickets start at $1,250 per person and go up to $32,400 per couple to chair the event.
Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out as gay last week, is putting himself out there in the name of Democratic Party politics. Collins will headline a May 29 fundraiser with first lady Michelle Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the party’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Leadership Council gala event.
President Obama called NBA player Jason Collins Monday to offer his support after Collins announced he’s gay, becoming the first openly gay major league professional athlete, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett has learned. The president offered congratulations and support on Collins’ courage and willingness to be the first in the four dominant pro sports to make this announcement. First lady Michelle Obama also showed her support for Collins on Twitter Monday.