Michelle Obama

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

The premium cable network has ordered one-hour drama "First Ladies" from Viola Davis' JuVee Productions that would star the Oscar winner as former first lady Michelle Obama.

The focus of the first season, which will "peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of these enigmatic women," according to Showtime, will revolve around Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford.

The other two main characters have not yet been cast.

Michelle Obama: 'I won't run for office' for my children

The Q&A at an architecture convention in Orlando came days after her husband made his first public comments as ex-president at a Chicago university.

Mrs Obama, who left office with a 68% approval rating (10% more than her husband) said "politics is tough."

"It's all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out."

Nobody's happy with this Michelle Obama mural

But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate -- and not for the usual political reasons.

Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had posted a nearly identical portrait of Michelle Obama on Instagram last year.

News of the mural's existence came as a huge surprise to Mesfin, too.

Lily Collins' pen pal? Michelle Obama

Actress Lily Collins took to Instagram to express her excitement about receiving a special missive.

"I can't believe this letter I received from someone I deeply respect and admire," Collins said in the caption to a video she posted. "It's absolutely epic. I'm in complete shock but just had to share!"

Collins then proceeded to read a letter she received from former first lady Michelle Obama.

In the midst of writing her memoir, Obama, apparently, also penned a note of thanks to Collins for her book "Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me."

Michelle Obama sports natural hair and the internet is losing it

We've seen her sport the pin-straight lob, the pulled-back updos and wavy tresses, but we've never seen her hair in its natural state—until now.

A photo of the former FLOTUS in her natural hair recently surfaced on Twitter.

See why Michelle Obama, more celebs have us hashtagging relationship goals

Michelle Obama, Sofia Vergara and more celebs took to Instagram to give shoutouts to their loved ones.

The former first lady shared a snap from the Obama's recent beach vacation of their toes in the sand, "Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @barackobama. #valentines."

Kardashian West posted a picture of herself and husband, Kanye West, kissing with the caption: "Happy Valentine's Day."

"Modern Family" star, Sofia Vergara, posted an adorable picture with her husband, Joe Manganiello, complete with a cupid emoji.

Michelle Obama: 'We are feeling what not having hope feels like'

"We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like," she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip for which aired on CBS on Friday. "Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept and Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes."

"He and I and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope," the first lady added. "What do you give your kids if you can't give them hope?"

Obama said she believes her husband gave Americans something to believe in when challenges arose.

Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post

Beverly Whaling had appeared to applaud a Facebook post referring to Mrs Obama as an "ape in heels".

She wrote that the post had made her day, but later said she was referring to the election outcome.

A petition calling for the mayor's resignation had gathered over 170,000 signatures.

Ms Whaling was the mayor of the town of Clay, which has a population of just 491.

The town has no African American residents, according to the 2010 census. In Clay County as a whole, more than 98% of its 9,000 residents are white.

Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post causes outrage

Pamela Ramsey Taylor, who runs a local non-profit group in Clay County, referred to the first lady as an "ape".

"It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified first lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels," she said.

Local mayor Beverly Whaling responded with "just made my day Pam".

Ms Whaling is mayor of the town of Clay, which has a population of just 491.

It has no African American residents, according to the 2010 census. In Clay County as a whole, more than 98% of its 9,000 residents are white.

Melania Trump, Michelle Obama sit down for tea in the White House

The first lady hosted the soon-to-be first lady for tea and a tour of the White House residence, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in the White House briefing.

A photo released by the White House showed the two sitting next to each other in gold chairs speaking in the Yellow Oval Room, located in the residence of the White House.

Earnest said during the visit to Trump's future home, the two moms discussed raising children in the White House.