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Born in the USA: Obama and Springsteen together for Renegades podcast

Born in the USA: Obama and Springsteen together for Renegades podcast

Entertainment
Barack Obama has teamed up with an unlikely partner for a new podcast series on Spotify. The former US president will be presenting an eight-episode series with veteran rockstar Bruce Springsteen, who Mr Obama was said to have "formed a deep friendship" with. In the series, titled Renegades: Born In The USA, the pair will discuss issues including race, fatherhood, marriage and the state of America.[embedded content] Streaming giant Spotify said the podcast would be "a personal, in-depth discussion between two friends exploring their pasts, their beliefs and the country that they love - as it was, as it is, and as it ought to be going forward".Mr Obama, 59, and Springsteen, 71, first met on the 2008 campaign trail and threw their support behind Joe Biden in the recent presidential elec...
Michelle Obama to star in Netflix children’s show Waffles + Mochi

Michelle Obama to star in Netflix children’s show Waffles + Mochi

Entertainment
NetflixMichelle Obama is to star alongside puppets in a Netflix show that aims to teach children the joys of home cooking over eating ready meals.Mrs Obama will play a supermarket owner opposite Waffles and Mochi, who are from The Land of Frozen Food.The former US first lady described the series, which is titled Waffles + Mochi and drops next month, as a "hilarious, heartwarming, and simply magical show". She and husband Barack are among the executive producers.The couple signed a deal to produce series and films for Netflix in 2018. The resulting works have included Becoming, the 2020 documentary based on her best-selling autobiography.Michelle Obama says she has 'low-grade depression'How Obama and Clinton films can 'inspire' womenViola Davis to play Michelle Obama in TV dramaIn Waffles +...
Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others ‘hacked’ in apparent Bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others ‘hacked’ in apparent Bitcoin scam

Technology
Twitter says it is investigating after a number of high-profile accounts were apparently hacked.Accounts including those of former US president Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden and billionaire Elon Musk all had messages about Bitcoin posted on them. Businessman Mike Bloomberg, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates were also among those affected.The fake tweets, which were quickly deleted, offered to send $ 2,000 for every $ 1,000 sent to a bitcoin address.Twitter said in a statement: "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. ...
Famous birthdays for June 10: Kate Upton, Sasha Obama

Famous birthdays for June 10: Kate Upton, Sasha Obama

Entertainment
June 10 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: Advertisement -- French painter Gustave Courbet in 1819 -- Actor Hattie McDaniel in 1895 -- Broadway composer Frederick Loewe in 1901 -- Nobel literature laureate Saul Bellow in 1915 -- Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1921 (age 99) -- Hollywood icon Judy Garland in 1922 -- Children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak in 1928 File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI -- Attorney F. Lee Bailey in 1933 (age 87) -- Football Hall of Fame member Dan Fouts in 1951 (age 69) -- Actor Andrew Stevens in 1955 (age 65) -- Actor Carolyn Hennesy in 1962 (age 58) -- Model/actor Elizabeth Hurley in 1965 ...
Coronavirus: Obama criticises Trump administration’s virus response

Coronavirus: Obama criticises Trump administration’s virus response

World
Former US President Barack Obama has criticised his successor Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis.In an online address to graduating college students, he said the pandemic had shown that many officials "aren't even pretending to be in charge".It is the second time in recent days that Mr Obama has hit out at the Trump administration's coronavirus response.He said it had been "an absolute chaotic disaster" during a leaked conference call last week.The former president also gave an address to high school students that was hosted by NBA star LeBron James and was part of a special programme that featured numerous celebrities including the Jonas Brothers, Megan Rapinoe, Pharrell Williams and education activist Malala You...