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Michelle Obama Shows Off Her Barack Impression & Tells Stephen Colbert She Has No Sympathy For Other Candidates' Spouses!

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Michelle Obama has heard a lot of speeches come out of her husband's mouth over the years — so, it's no surprise she can do a pretty solid Barack Obama impression!

The First Lady showcased her talents on Tuesday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, dishing on White House dinner conversations, presidential photo shoots, and, of course, Beyoncé.

Speaking on her romantic photo shoot with Barack for Essence magazine, FLOTUS explained that the stunning photos were actually taken while she was trying to convince the busy president to "chill out and relax" because he's "horrible in photo shoots!

Video: Michelle & Ellen Go On A WILD CVS Shopping Trip!

But because Michelle and her daughters — Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15– have heard the nation's patriarch deliver so many long-winded speeches, the family has developed spot-on impressions of the President… which the 52-year-old kindly shared with the audience!

Forget politics, she should totally audition for Saturday Night Live!!

Plus, Michelle did not mince her words when it came to Melania Trump, Bill Clinton, and other potential First Spouses.

Ch-ch-check out the best bits from Michelle Obama episode of The Late Show (below)!!!

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President Barack & Michelle Obama Are #Goals On The Covers Of Essence & InStyle!

The Obamas take the cover of two October issues!

This is epic!

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are making their mark after eight years in the White House with TWO October covers!

The stunning couple are definitely #goals, looking so radiant posing for the newest issue of Essence (above) together. No wonder it's a collector's edition!

Related: President Obama Explains Exactly Why He Is A "Feminist"

Inside the glossy, POTUS speaks on his time in the office, saying:

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Zendaya Takes The Cover Of Essence & Shines A Light On Her 'Responsibility' As A Role Model!

Zendaya covers the August issue of Essence!

It's almost hard to believe Zendaya has never starred on the front page of Essence before, but at last, her day has finally come!

The glossy unveiled the 19-year-old's fierce cover for their August issue on Monday, and she looks absolutely stunning in front of the beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil backdrop!

Though it's inside the magazine where Z shares her words of wisdom, including why she spoke up after Giuliana Rancic famously made an offensive and controversial comment about her dreadlocks.

Related: Zendaya Destroys Twitter Loser Who Made Horrific Rape Joke!

Zendaya explained:

"When I talk to people about that, this is not new. It's not something I just started doing. I just did it in public and more people saw it than usual. I don't remember when I didn't do it, to be completely honest. I think that's just the way I was raised, or the way my parents just taught me to be…"

Continuing on the same vein, the Disney starlet also expressed just why it's so important for her use her voice. Sharing what it's like to be a role model, she dished:

"You've got to realize those Twitter followers, those kids who watch you, that's technically power. So, to me, I have a responsibility or a duty to the people who watch me to promote positive things, or to show them positive things, or to enlighten them…"

As we've seen from her feed, the young star isn't taking her responsibility lightly.

Ch-ch-check out the rest of her spread in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Essence Magazine.]

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Ciara Talks Marriage & Being A Single Parent In Her First-Ever Issue Of Essence!

Ciara looks so stunning on the cover of Essence!

Stunning!!

Ciara finally graced the cover of Essence for the first time, bringing her glowing beauty to the May issue!

The 30-year-old brightened up the front page dressed in a strapless, floral jumpsuit — could she look more like the epitome of spring??

Related: Ciara & Russell Wilson Show Off At A Private Dinner!

While there's no peek at the accompanying spread just yet, the interview was a whole other story!

Speaking on her upcoming nuptials to NFL star Russell Wilson, Cici shared:

"Marriage is something I look forward to. I believe in family, and the beauty of two people committing to spend their lives together. We talk about everything. To me, to both of us, that's the foundation you need for love to flourish and reach its highest place. I want to live with as much lightness as possible, so I can stay focused on my love of God, and being the best mom, and the best person, I can be…"

In case you don't remember, the pop singer was once engaged to Future, before giving birth to their son, Future Jr., back in 2014.

Well, in this new issue, the momma of one explained:

"I'd always wanted to have my own family.And my pregnancy was planned when I was at a point in my life when I was finally ready to take on the responsibility."

But as for her split from the Where Ya At rapper?

"That wasn't necessarily part of my vision. But the moment I realized I was going to be a single mother, I had to reflect and reorganize my thoughts. I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time."

Of course, it wasn't even a year later that Ciara and Russell went public with their relationship, and now, they're engaged! Reminiscing on telling her friends what kind of man she wanted, she said:

"I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me. I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all."

Guess she does have it all!

Anyway, we can't wait to see the editorial, and hopefully hear her wedding plans sometime soon, too!

[Image via Essence.]

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Lupita Nyong'o Sparkles & Shines For Her First Ever Essence Cover!

Lupita Nyong'o takes the cover of Essence!

December has only begun, but the January covers are rolling in!

Adding to her already impressive list, Lupita Nyong'o is kicking off the new year on the cover of Essence!

Get it, girl!

Related: Lupita Rocks A Fresh Bob For Rhapsody!

It's been almost two years since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens starlet last graced the glossy's pages, but it seems this time we're getting a whole new look at the actress.

Her metallic bronze look is way more muted than how she's usually styled, but she shines regardless!

Even the one peek we have at her spread inside the magazine is just as amazing.

The 32-year-old is styled in a striped, sequined shift designed to be an attention-grabber — but for her interview, Lupita talks about what it's like to have all that attention.

Reminiscing about her instant fame, she confessed:

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Taraji P. Henson Bares Skin Past Her Hips For Essence Magazine — Whoa, Baby!

Taraji covers Essence looking amazing!

This freakin' EMPRESS!!!

"Queen" just doesn't cut it for Taraji P. Henson anymore. She's totally surpassed that title!

The Empire star is one badass, GORGEOUS cover girl for Essence magazine's November issue, rocking an embellished black Fausto Puglisi dress with slits all the way up her hips.

Photos: Cookie Lyon's Fiercest Looks

Similar to the white version Kendall Jenner wore to the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2014.

The actress also discusses the long road it took to get to this level of fame:

"I'm just gonna keep amassing an audience. Everything was strategically planned. This is what all my efforts are for.

"Even though people are just finding me now as Cookie, thank God for Netflix because people are so moved by my performance they're like, ‘Where has she been?' I've always said I want to do the type of work that people study."

And you better believe she takes the art of acting very seriously:

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Kerry Washington Gives The Sexiest Come-Hither Look On Essence

Kerry Washington covers Essence as part of Shonda's crew.

It's Queen Kerry, guys!

Kerry Washington appears on one of six covers for Essence magazine's October issue alongside other actors and actresses who have worked with producer extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes.

The Scandal star's cover features her looking sultry as hell in a dotted and sequined Marc Jacobs dress.

We also love her glowy skin and pouty lips!

She tweeted:

"This is such a special moment. Honored to be included. #Shondaland #essenceTGIT"

Other covers feature Viola Davis and Shonda herself!

See the rest of the six in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Essence]

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