BC would once again like to point out that Michelle Wie is a must-follow on Instagram. One week she’s chilling with Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler, the next she’s randomly spending a day with Genie Bouchard for a Nike photoshoot.
Michelle Obama may not be in the White House anymore, but she’s still making a difference in the community. On Wednesday, the former FLOTUS took a break from her relaxing family vacations to attend the ESPY Awards in LA. After receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, she gave a heartfelt speech as she honored the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe award for courage. «I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman,» she said about the Special Olympics founder. «A woman who believed everyone has something to contribute and everyone deserves to push themselves to find out what they’re made of and to compete and win. She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill our greatest potential, we all win.» Eunice’s son Tim, who accepted the award on his mother’s behalf, took the words right out of our mouths as he started his speech by saying, «Once a great first lady, still a great first lady.»
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.
How does Michelle Wie end up hanging with Rickie Fowler and Allison Stokke on the 4th of July? No clue, but I’ll go out on a limb and say these three had themselves a day. I’ve seen the IGs, the Snaps and IG stories floating around tonight. Doesn’t get much more American than these three. You have Ryder Cup appearances. Solheim Cup appearances and an Olympic hopeful.
Damn right they love their freedom.
You guys might’ve heard me say this before…Michelle Wie is a sneaky fun athlete follow on social. She’s always in the middle of some sort of party. Did you see Monday’s post where she went with Danielle Kang after the women’s PGA championship and took photos of Kang eating noodles out of the trophy?
Of course you already know Stokke and Fowler are fun. Throw ’em all together on the 4th and you have a party.
That’s Michelle in the red, white and blue hat…FUN!
The ESPN Body Issue doesn’t release until July 8, but if you just can’t wait and need a sneak peak of The Karate Hottie, Michelle Waterson, look no further than this teaser video in which she discusses her body during and post-pregnancy:
For the non-MMA guys in our audience, Michelle fights in the strawweight division and owns a career record of 14-5 — you might remember her submitting Paige VanZant last December.
Unfortunately, Michelle didn’t go the Caroline Wozniacki route and drop her cover on Instagram so you’ll have wait it out a week or so for that.
The eighth Fast and the Furious movie was released on Amazon Video and iTunes yesterday, and Michelle Rodriguez celebrated the release by threatening to quit the franchise over social media. The drama never stops with this franchise. First we endure months of (maybe fake) back and forth scratching from The Rock and Vin Diesel. Now we’re getting a possible fight between Letty and the producers. What’s next? The cars of FatF starting beef with the cars from Pixar’s Cars?
According to Michelle, who has co-starred in five FatF films, she wants the next Fast and the Furious to “show some love” to the women or else she “might have to say goodbye.” There are a few recurring female characters in the FatF universe and Charlize Theron was the main villain in the last one, but for the most part they’re secondary to spinning wheels, explosions, and testosterone-pumped grunting.
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This isn’t the first time Michelle has complained about the lack of female activity in the FatF films. She previously expressed her concerns to Entertainment Weekly:
“I’ve been making movies with Jordana, who plays the sister of Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her. I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity…It does weigh heavy on my head – especially in the male-dominated environment that I work in. At the end of the day, the only leverage I have as an individual is my participation.”
Fast and the Furious fans probably wouldn’t really care what gender is driving the cars, just as long as they’re still jumping bridges and shit. But I highly doubt Vin Diesel will allow it. Well, he might, but his ego won’t. He’ll show up the first day on set in a wig and heels demanding to be put on the top of the call sheet. “Oh hi gals, it’s me – Dominic’s long-lost twin sister, Dom…uh…inatrix? Sure, that works. Now who’s ready to race me?”
Chance the Rapper became the youngest recipient of BET’s humanitarian award at just 24 years old on Sunday night. Chance was honored for his recent philanthropic efforts, and as if that wasn’t exciting enough, Chance got another special honor when he received a personal message from Michelle Obama. Before making his way to the stage, a prerecorded message from the former first lady played. «We are so incredibly proud of you, Chance,» Michelle said. «Chance, you are an outstanding role model and an inspiration to all of us who care about our next generation. Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves.»
Chance then made his way to the stage to accept his award and delivered one of the most inspiring speeches of the night. «I’m 24 . . . and to be receiving something like this at my age, it feels, uh, a little bit . . . it feels good as hell,» he said. «It feels a little early to get something like this, but my god doesn’t make mistakes.» His speech then took a political turn when he spoke out against police brutality, the education system, and unwarranted prison sentences. «Let everyone out of jail for selling weed before ya’ll start making it legal. . . . We gotta work on ourselves before we can work on the world, so I want to be a better father.» Well said, Chance.
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Michelle Obama took time out of her blissful vacation with Barack to send him a Happy Father’s Day message that had everyone on the internet weeping — happy tears, of course. «Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you,» the former First Lady wrote on Instagram along with a throwback photo of Barack and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.
Michelle Carter was ruled guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Friday for urging her boyfriend Conrad Roy back into a car filling with carbon monoxide after he told her he was reconsidering his suicide attempt—Carter’s final push after months of pressuring him to end his own life.
Michelle Carter’s boyfriend Conrad Roy died by suicide in 2014, allegedly at the urging of Carter, said to have coaxed him back into a car filled with carbon monoxide when he became frightened, and tried to end his attempt on his own life.