In honour of Veterans Day and Rememberance Day, people across the globe paid tribute to servicemen and servicewomen on yesterday. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Arlington National Ceremony in Virginia, participating in a wreath-laying ceremony to recognise fallen soldiers. There, a 101-year-old man believed to be the oldest American World War II veteran was honoured by the president and applauded by the crowd. Meanwhile, people at Lloyd's of London observed a moment of silence, Kate Middleton and Prince William paid their respects, and here in Australia, cricket Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook stepped out for a ceremony in Sydney. To commemorate Veterans Day, take a look at the moving ceremonies from around the world.
Over the years, President Barack Obama has built relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest names. The birthday boy is known to be close with Beyoncé and Jay Z — who says he texts with the POTUS — and at different events and rallies, Obama has joked around with everyone from David Beckham and Katy Perry to Prince William and Kate Middleton. Even before he became president, Obama counted Oprah Winfrey and Robert DeNiro among his acquaintances as they supported his campaign. In honour of President Obama's 52nd birthday yesterday, take a look at some of his best snaps with celebrities!
Bradley Cooper paid a visit to Washington DC yesterday for the White House Mental Health Conference. Bradley sported a fresh haircut in the East Room, where he listened to President Obama deliver his opening remarks. In them, the president said, "We all know somebody — a family member, a friend, a neighbour — who has struggled or will struggle with mental health issues at some point in their lives," and he explained that the conference would focus on reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and encouraging more people to reach out for assistance.
As the star of last year's Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley helped increase awareness about bipolar disorder. Yesterday, he and mental-health advocate Glenn Close brought some star power to the conference that featured experts and psychologists. The DC trip comes after Bradley's world travels to promote The Hangover Part III, which included a chance to let loose on the beach in Rio. But yesterday Bradley traded his bathing suit for a dapper grey suit. See photos of Bradley at the conference now.
Time magazine unearthed never-before-seen photos of President Obama at his senior prom, and he looks exactly the same! Then 17-year-old Barry Obama went with a white jacket and Hawaiian trappings for the 1979 prom at his alma mater Punahou School in Honolulu.
The magazine also published a note Obama wrote in friend Kelli's yearbook. In case you're wondering, the word "foxy" was in his vocabulary. Obama wrote: "It has been so nice getting to know you this year. You are extremely sweet and foxy." He continued, "Call me and I'll buy you lunch sometime." I wonder if the offer is still good today?
Washington DC was flooded with famous faces over the weekend for the 2013 presidential inauguration! The celebrities were more than happy to share their snaps through social media.
Alicia Keys' husband, Swizz Beatz, gushed over his hug with President Barack Obama during The Inaugural Ball. Katy Perry and John Mayer were also at the Ball and snapped a quick photo with Eric Benet and his daughter. At the swearing-in ceremony, Beyoncé Knowles sang the national anthem — it has since been reported that she lip-synched — but not before she got a quick pic with her mum, Tina. Wilmer Valderrama sat in the audience in front of the US Capitol to watch Obama give his big speech.
Click through for more great celebrity social-media photos from the inauguration celebrations.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a special first dance to Jennifer Hudson singing "Let's Stay Together" at the Inaugural Ball held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC today. Michelle wore a glamorous red Jason Wu gown for the occasion, which came after the official swearing in ceremony and parade earlier today. Beyoncé Knowles performed the National Anthem at that event, but at the ball Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Stevie Wonder took the stage to sing. It's been a busy few days in the US capitol with plenty of celebrities attending inaugural festivities over the weekend and even more famous faces stepping out today.
Beyoncé Knowles was centre stage when she sang the national anthem during this morning's presidential inauguration in Washington DC. Beyoncé had the support of husband Jay-Z at the event and got hugs from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama after she performed. Beyoncé is just one of the famous faces showing their support in our nation's capitol today, including Katy Perry, John Mayer and Eva Longoria. Many of the stars have been in DC all weekend participating in the inauguration festivities including the National Day of Service as well as the Kids' Inaugural Concert. The fun will continue later today with two official inaugural balls that the president and first lady are expected to attend.
Celebrities and the Internet — a match made in YouTube heaven! We're reviewing 2012's best online antics featuring and inspired by some of Hollywood's biggest stars, like Justin Bieber lip-syncing a certain catchy Canadian tune or a Snuggie-clad kid counting down his love for Beyoncé. From Gangnam Style to slow jams, we've got the most addictive and influential celebrity videos in this PopSugar Rush!
What a fantastic week it's been in la-la land! Between the Melbourne Cup, Barack Obama being re-elected as the President of the United States, the amazing annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, premieres and more, we were kept super busy as we tried to stay up-to-date with celeb happenings around the world. Aussie models Jess Hart and Miranda Kerr did us proud on the VS catwalk, while Jennifer Hawkins and Rose Byrne kept company with Mischa Barton at the race that stops the nation. On Wednesday, we were all waiting with bated breath to find out who would win the much-publicised American election, and we oohed and aahed over Reese Witherspoon's son Tennessee's first pics. That's not even the half of it — there's much more to catch up on this week, so get clicking through the gallery!
Barack Obama has been elected president for another fours years, which consequently means that we'll be happily seeing (and reporting) more of Michelle Obama's chic first lady style. On Election Day yesterday, the FLOTUS donned a Michael Kors burgundy brocade dress — a dress she's worn twice before — paired with a brooch, cropped black cardigan, and black patent pumps. From start to finish, Michelle has been spotted rallying by her husband's side all over the country, clad in her signature mix of high-low wares. Think knee-length dresses, sweet cardigan sets, eye-catching costume jewellery, and classic pumps. See her winning election night look in the slideshow, plus the rest of her best campaign looks, for a fresh batch of 9-to-5 styling inspiration.