So, you’ve decided you want to pay homage to our former president, Barack Obama, for Halloween this year? Well, we don’t blame you. Barack has been showing off his cooler side post-presidency, but he also had some pretty memorable looks when he was president. If you just need a break from Donald Trump’s bullsh*t and want to focus on happier times, check out all the ways you can channel Barack this Halloween.
Barack Obama, 56, is living his best life now that he’s out of the White House, and while we’re still reeling from his departure, we couldn’t be happier for him. The former president has been having a blast letting loose on yachts, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and hitting the links, but even between all that excitement, he still has time to respond to wedding invitations. The country certainly isn’t the same without him, but we have to say, Post-Presidency Barack is our favorite Barack.
Just when we thought Meryl Streep couldn’t possibly get anymore badass, she goes and does something like showing off her hilarious accessories. The legendary actress further earned her title of overall queen of everything when she was photographed leaving her trailer on the set of her upcoming film, The Papers, in New York City on Monday. While her general persona is enough to whip people’s heads around, it was actually her purse that really caught our eye. Meryl was carrying an amazing custom bag that featured a photo of the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, on the front.
Meryl’s simple fashion statement is her latest move to show her support for our former president, who, unlike our current one, cared about humanity. The actress previously made headlines in January when she gave an amazing speech at the Golden Globe Awards that slammed Donald Trump and his views on immigration and people with disabilities. Her recent outing also isn’t the first time she’s shown her love for someone through her clothes. In June, Meryl dressed up like Diane Keaton to honor Diane Keaton . . . and it was perfect.
Is anyone having more fun than Barack Obama post-presidency? The former president and his family officially kicked off their 10-day vacation in Bali, Indonesia on Friday. The country holds a special place in Barack’s heart given that he lived there for several years as a child. The family is expected to do some exploring during their trip, and on Friday, Barack spent the day at the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Tabanan. The following day, he and Michelle appeared to have a blast while whitewater rafting in the Bongkasa Village with their daughters, Sasha, 16, and Malia, 18.
Barack lived in Indonesia for four years when he was 6 years old. His mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man and worked as an anthropologist in the city of Yogyakarta before Barack returned to his home state of Hawaii to live with his grandparents. The brood is expected to make stops in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and Barack is also scheduled to speak at an Indonesian Diaspora Congress event on July 1.
All week, the Beyhive has been on HIGH ALERT as they wait to hear the news that their King, Beyonce, has gifted the world with the real-life Gemini Twins. There’s been rumors that Beyonce was getting ready to give birth, was in the middle of giving birth and has already given birth. I’m not sure if I believe the rumors that Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins are already here, because I don’t remember seeing Jesus float down from heaven while holding two diaper bouquets to give to his twin successors.
Earlier this week, The Shade Room got a tip from a reader who claimed that Beyonce and her people took over the entire floor of a building at UCLA Medical Center and patients were moved to make way for the supreme. That rumor didn’t make much sense to me. If the rumor was that a building at UCLA Medical Center was bulldozed down and a brand new 7-floor labor and delivery palace was built in its place, then I’d believe that Beyonce was giving birth there. I mean, Beyonce giving birth in a used room? Never! But others reported that there seemed to be more security than usual at an L.A.-based hospital.
Tina Knowles and Basement Baby have been out and about this week, leading some hos to think that either the Bey-Z twins are already here or Beyonce isn’t getting ready to give birth. And last night, Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held in NYC and Jay Z wasn’t there. Barack Obama did a congratulations video for the inductees and gave an extra special congratulations to Jay Z where he said,“Jay and I are also fools for our daughters. Although, he’s going to have me beat once those twins show up.” Meaning that the Bey-Z twins could both be girls. Every couple who thought they had the most over-the-top gender reveal ceremony can sit down because Beyonce and Jay Z beat them by (maybe) having Obama reveal the gender of their twins.
Obama probably didn’t reveal anything and meant that Jay Z is going to have him beat by having three kids. But if the chosen twins are really both girls, then NBC and Saturday Night Live should expect to get a cease and desist from Beyonce’s legal team. Because if Beyonce has three girls, then you better believe they’re going to form a girl group in the future, and you also better believe that they’re going to call their girl group Gemini’s Twin. My thoughts are with whoever is the “Poor Michelle.”
Barack Obama is on a roll! After playing a round of golf and doing some sightseeing in Italy with Michelle, Barack jetted off to London to meet with Prince Harry. On Saturday, the young royal hosted the former president at Kensington Palace, where they discussed a range of shared interests, including mental health, conservation, and support for veterans. Barack also offered his condolences and support to the victims of the horrific Manchester attack that left at least 22 people dead and at least 50 injured.
Barack addressed their reunion on Twitter shortly after, writing, «Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack.» The last time these two got together was back in April when Barack and Michelle attended a private lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. Fortunately, they didn’t get caught in the rain this time around.
Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack. https://t.co/7azv4BV2Nt
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2017
Is anyone having more fun than Barack and Michelle Obama post-presidency? On Saturday, Michelle was spotted doing some sightseeing in Montalcino, Italy, with a few friends (and Secret Service personnel). The former first lady looked casual and chic in white jeans and a striped one-shoulder Teija top and was all smiles while walking the streets and waving to onlookers. As Michelle got in some girl time, Barack hit the links and was seen playing a round of golf at the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. The following day, Barack and Michelle met up for another round of sightseeing fun, this time at the five-star Borgo Finocchieto estate in Tuscany; the adorable couple cuddled up while their friend snapped pictures of them — between the scenery and those smiles, we’re sure the photos came out beautifully.
Both Michelle and Barack have settled nicely into their permanent vacation since leaving the White House in January. Between the two of them, they’ve taken trips to Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, NYC, and Tahiti. During their time in Italy, Barack is reportedly set to meet with Matteo Renzi, the former Italian prime minister, and Barack and Michelle will also do some relaxing in Florence and Siena.
Barack Obama is currently vacationing in Italy, and on Saturday, the former president stopped by the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco to play a round of golf. Barack certainly looked the part in his white collared shirt, matching pants, and cap, and appeared to be in a good mood as he hit a few balls and drove a golf cart with a friend (no word on whether or not Joe Biden joined them). While his wife Michelle did not tag along, the couple is expected to make stops in both Siena and Florence, where Barack will reportedly meet with former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The last time we saw him hit the golf course was in Hawaii back in March.
Once upon a time, the United States of America had a dignified President who successfully connected subjects to verbs multiple times a day. Tonight that former—I’m sorry, I need a moment after typing that word—president, Barack Obama, received the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Award in Boston. And during his…