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Michelle Obama releasing a hip-hop album???
Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well as insane as it might sound, it will actually become a reality as the First Lady plans on dropping a record to encourage kids to eat right and stay healthy!
Mrs. O has played a huge role in the fight against childhood obesity, and with some help from her organization Let's Move!, she hopes to keep kids healthy through the power of music!
White House assistant chef Sam Kass says hip-hop music is the perfect platform to get the message across to today's kids:
"Cultural leaders and visionaries in our country can give these messages to kids in a way that's not preachy. Kids are going to be dancing and listening to the music. I think hip-hop in particular – so many kids love hip-hop. It's such a core part of our culture."
What a great idea!!
But before you get excited about the First Lady stepping behind the mic and spitting some mad rhymes, it sounds like she'll be keeping the singing to the professionals!
The album, titled Songs For A Healthier America is set to be released September 30th and will feature a wide array of artists including Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ariana Grande, Ashanti, DMC, and MANY more!
What was that Lynyrd Skynyrd song? Sweet home something?
For some reason we were thinking of that song when we saw Travis Barker and his cute daughter Alabama in Woodland Hills, CA grabbing some iced cold smoothies!
And they looked delicious!
Travis had the typical rock star slash father attire on, and seemed to be giving a menacing look towards the paparazzi's cameras. Although we know that face of his usually just means he loves us! Lolz!
Alabama was looking as adorable as ever, even as she tried to give a mug like her father's!
Sorry little lady! You're way too cute to pull that off!
Check out more pictures of Barker and his family down (below) !!!
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Travis Barker decided to go straight to part 2 of The Karate Kid- or should we say Beverly Hills Ninja?
The Blink 182 drummer was spotted taking kids Landon and Alabama to their new karate class in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
Their fresh white gis and belts mean the kids are just getting started, so we wish them luck in their new activity!
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see the rock star dad get his little rockers ready to defend themselves!
He'd teach them himself, but the closest nice guy Travis comes to fighting is using a kick drum! LOLz!
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Justin and the slew of famous neighbors that live it up in Calabasas' The Oaks were SERIOUSLY pissed when they got news a producer planned to shoot some juicy reality TV in their gated community, but fortunately (or unfortunately for us) there is a huge snag in his diabolical plan.
While a show all about the neighborhood dramz of a celeb-packed hood sounds AHmazing, it also appears to be illegal.
It VERY clearly states in The Oaks of Calabasas Homeowners Association rules and regulations that there is to be NO filming inside the exclusive gates.
Also, filming is ONLY allowed in privately owned areas and CANNOT exceed 5 days without the approval of the Board.
One well-known resident, Shanna, explained:
His children Atiana, Alabama and Landon all were trailing their papa as they enjoyed a day out in Los Angeles.
Barker seems content to play the family man, and we think he's pretty spectacular at it!
Although his children consist of more of a ladies' ranch than a Dude Ranch!
Can't wait to see what they got on their shopping trip!
Or if we don't see their day's results that's okay!
We'll just let our imagination run wild!!
Check out more fabulous pictures (below) !!!
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Travis Barker has had to battle his fair share of demons since barely surviving the plane crash that killed four others back in 2008, and although he's now drug-free and changed his lifestyle to ensure his health is his top priority, he is still unable to fly.
Which sadly means that he simply cannot join his blink182 bandmates for their upcoming tour dates in Australia.
He posted the following message on Facebook last night:
Not only was he the host- he was also one of the musical acts!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the rapper break it down with Travis Barker, Tom Morello, Chuck D, and DJ Z-Trip!
His Mama must have told him to knock us out, because this performance definitely did!