First Lady Kicks Off White House Exercise Series
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama didn’t just talk. She moved, too.
After announcing plans for a summer of activity on the South Lawn to encourage kids to exercise more, Mrs. Obama shed her sweater and got down on the plush grass Tuesday with groups of 8- to 10-year-olds to do stretches, squats, lunges, planks and run various obstacle courses.
It was all part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.
“The whole important word in ‘Let’s Move’ is ‘move,’ right?” she said before the games began.
Mrs. Obama said too many children don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity, and that the lack of exercise is one of many factors contributing to an epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. (Continue Reading…)
50 Cent Loses More Than 50 Pounds for Movie Role
50 Cent fans were shocked when images of the now-gaunt rapper were posted on his website, ThisIs50.com. The Queens superstar lost a dramatic amount of weight for a movie he wrote and stars in called “Things Fall Apart,” in which Fif plays a football player diagnosed with cancer.
“I lost 54 pounds for it,” 50 said of his role, inspired by a friend of his who died of cancer. “I was starving.”
50 reportedly dropped down to 160 pounds from 214, while also losing 6 inches from his waist. He ditched his muscles during a nine-week training session, comprised of a liquid diet and daily walks on a treadmill for up to three hours.
SCLC Leadership Dispute Boils Over
The feud between two factions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference came to a head during the week of May 17 over an alleged break-in at the group’s Atlanta headquarters.
The Rev. Markel Hutchins, who claims he was named interim president, CEO and CFO of the group, welded shut the back doors of the headquarters and padlocked three gates.
His rivals, including SCLC Chairwoman Sylvia Tucker, dispute his claims to those positions and said he had no authority to lock the facility.
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