We can’t remember a time when a First Family was so warmly admired by celebrities and newsmakers. The Obamas’ mass appeal to stars of film, television, music and sports could perhaps be something of a first. In celebration of their first 100 days in the White House, we take a look at some of the Obamas’ biggest supporters.
Here, the President talks golf with sports great Tiger Woods on April 20.
Pop phenom Usher—who’s also the founder of The New Look Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at empowering youth—hits Washington in mid April for a hearing on improving America’s commitment to service and volunteerism.
Usher was on hand for a bill signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in Washington, D.C. on April 19. This act increases levels of volunteerism and supports and expands service programs such as AmeriCorps.
President Barack Obama made a special visit to “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on March 19. His appearance marked the first time a sitting president has ever been on a late-night talk show. Leno called the experience “the greatest night of my life.”
President Barack Obama thanks Stevie Wonder after honoring the music legend with the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during an East Room tribute at the White House on February 25. Stevie’s hits served as an informal soundtrack on Obama’s presidential campaign.
Teen star Keke Palmer enjoys an Obama sandwich with First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Malia, left, and Sasha. The actress cohosted the Kids’ Inaugural Ball: We Are The Future, at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The concert payed homage to military families, a cause close to Mrs. Obama’s heart.
The Obamas and Beyoncé share admiration for one another after the pop star performed “At Last” for the couple’s first dance as President and First Lady on Inauguration Night. “It was the highlight of my career so far,” Beyoncé shared recently in an interview with late-night talk-show host David Letterman.
Vote or Die!, the voting campaign made popular by hip-hop mogul Diddy to encourage youth and college students to vote, made a comeback during Obama’s bid for the presidency. Joining Diddy at a rally were Kevin Liles, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.