April 6th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
Tween idols to visit WH Easter Egg Roll
The White House has announced the line-up of talent for Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll and it includes several tween stars. Actress and singer Rachel Crow is scheduled to sing the national anthem to kick the festivities off. And teen stars Janelle Monae, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow, Zendaya, China Ann McClain and the McClain Sisters will also be performing on stage on the South Lawn.
Among the other activities planned are a tennis clinic with former teenage tennis stars Michael Chang and Chris Evert and the "Eggtivity Zone" which will feature professional athletes such as Dedreck Etan Thom and Nick Young of the NBA and the NFL's Brian Orakpo, Lorenzo Alexander, and Antwaan Randle El.
The star of NBC's "Biggest Loser", trainer Bob Harper, will also be part of the activities which are a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.
Several stars like ABC's Robin Roberts, actress Julianne Moore, and actor Forest Whitaker will be reading stories to children. And White House chefs will be joined by Top Chefs Richard Blais and Paul Qui and others where they will do healthy food demonstrations.
The White House has distributed 35,000 tickets for the event that will last from 7:30a to 6:20p.
Ok....!! Very good!! Now I'm just waiting for all of the haters, antagonists and condescenders to start up the bashing on the Whitehouse Easter Egg Roll...a celebration the WH has sponsored for many years and under every other President of recent times. On your marks....get set!! GO!!!
Liz ... you're such a predictable Obama stooge. You've graduated from defending this lying snake for all his failed policies ... to defending him in advance, for criticisms he hasn't even gotten yet. I guess that even totally brainwashed Obama lackeys, like you, realize that this poor excuse for a President, not only deserves criticism, but should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. If you love America ... dump Obama in November.
We DO love America...that's why we can't let any of the vindictive, spiteful, greed-and-sanctimony driven crazies that are running for YOUR party's nomination get elected this fall.
No possible good can come of returning to power a party that thinks no one but rural white "Christians" have the right to claim to be Americans. America is a Rainbow country and has always been, and it would be disgusting to try to go back to the time when our government refused to accept that.
You love America, but you and this administration want it changed to something else?
3.5 years and people still bring up Bush as if he is still in the WH. It will take ears to recover from what this administration did. But, I am sure 3.5 years into Romney's tenure you libs will understand what a mess he took over.
Hey Howard,why don't we dump your hypocrital rightwing ass right now.You sorry idiological republicans complain about everything,but have come up with NADA,ZILCH,Nothing,on these sites.Same went ,and I'll blame your elustreous baboon of a president BUSH again,that eight years,eight tortured years,we suffered thru his brainless ideas as our kids died and suffered from wars he made up with lies,failed policies,too numerous to count or hope to remember.So don't point that finger at Pres.Obama ,you sanctumonious bastards who call yourselves patriotic,look it up one day and its definitly not you .
Bush again? You hateful libs.
Thanks Liz – I love your comment.
I had a good laugh and you are correct, the haters did respond.
Have a Happy Easter America,
You libs keep saying things about how repubs are haters of OB. Do you mean like J Wright hate? How about Al Sharpton hate? You libs are classic. You have nothing to hold your hat on so you think people who disagree w/you are haters. LOL
Liz you're right. That's an easy prediction and seems to me exactly what cnn and pretty much every other major media company wants. This whole left vs right BS is on EVERY article. Almost all of my attempts to diffuse them somehow get deleted.
Obama once again panders to the stupid, shallow, and dregs of society ... while throwing the productive, patriotic Americans under the bus.
Everybody Obama has invited is a successful, gainfully employed person. Who should he have invted? Ted Freaking Nugent.
BTW...at some point, you're going to have to accept that Democratic voters do just as much for the country as Republican voters. We work as hard, we contribute as much to out communities, and we do just as good a job raising our kids(and sometimes a better job, Mrs. Palin).
Somehow you claim to be a better paretn that Palin? You dems are classic...
Everyone President Obama invited is a successful, positive, productive person.. Who SHOULD he have invited? Ted Freaking Nugent?
I am still waiting for Jerry to reply but I think that he has morphed into John.
Howard .. kids aren't into politics .. they don't know, nor care who runs the White House, or the House, or the Senate .. they just want to have a great day with this family who are letting them play in their big yard, and hunt Easter eggs, and eat good food. On these occasions, it would be a breath of fresh air if people like you could just cool it, and not even bother to put your opinions in. In other words, Howard, nobody wants to hear what you have to say, because everything you do say is either made up out of spite .. or totally wrong. Don't you get tired of being the bad guy all the time?
NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ??? ... CORRECTION ... HALF OF AMERICA DISLIKES THE WAY OBAMA HAS DISRESPECTED OUR CONSTITUTION, AND DESTROYED OUR ECONOMY.
Hey Norma,Howard lies so much,hes like Rush,who likes to hear himself because nobody else does.He backs lies with other lies much as his republican idiots do,taken from the book of Adolf Hitlers political propaganda specialist Joseph Goebbels before WWII.Goebbels believed people fed repidedly with lies,no matter how outrageous start to believe or quit fighting against the lies,mind over matter,That's how the SWIFT BOAT tactics and other republican tactics won,they flooded the airwaves till that's all you heard,making you think in their hypocritical mindset.So don't believe the hypocricy this idiot is feeding you,after November he will be just another bad memory to flush down the toilet...
Can you list the lies? Otherwise everyone will think you are a liar...
This administration are expert liars. We only have to go back to last week when BO talked about the surpreme court. The very next day Carney said we "misunderstood, the president was speaking in shorthand". LOL....
This administration is making fools out of the people who follow them blindly.
Poor howard, what a miserable, shallow and bitter existence you live.
OBAMA HAS MADE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS MISERABLE BY DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY, AND SPITTING ON OUR CONSTITUTION.
You go Howard. This administration is making fools out of the people who follow them blindly, especially the ones who try to defend them.
Howard, maybe we do not understand them because they are talking in shorthand – LOL....
And what are you doing ?
well Liz you called it 100% But we always hear crap from Howard. Im sure jerry will be alonfg soon. Look at that schedule long day for the Obamas but Im sure the kids will love it. Happy Easter to all Obama 2012
It is so vital to protect kids and let them enjoy childhood. Teens are kids too. Mrs. Obama's health campaign is much needed and she is just awesome all she does for kids and vets! Mrs. O just needs to promote organic and non gmo, chemical and nanoparticle free food! Whew. "pink slime" and "caramel coloring" has got America talkin'. It's like whoa, what in the heck are they serving us?!
Congratulations on a great job of planning a celebration for our children. Way to go, Mrs.O!!
You really think she plans this stuff?
The point is not whether she plans all of this or not (they have staff to do that). The point is she is there and is supportive of the activities and children. Honesty, I am befuddled as to why this is even an issue. The left gets no pass either as they did the same to Laura Bush! As an independent (sorry Jean) it makes no sense to me why folks slam the Obamas at every turn! I like to address policy and not slam easter egg rolls or visiting military families at Fisher House! Again, no pass for the Dems, they do the same things!
Stevo, I was just checking to see if these people actually think she plans this stuff.
Understood John. Hopefully folks understand she doesn't plan these things, The staff does the planning! Still I appreciate the fact she attends these activities.
As usual we have the idiot crew of Howard, no doubt soon others of his crew complaining about a White House tradition dating to 1878.
Thanks to Mrs.Obama who understands about keeping traditions alive.
THE EASTER TRADITION IS GREAT ... BUT, THIS IS THE POLITICAL PAGE ... THEREFORE, COMMENTS ABOUT HOW OBAMA USES PHOTO OPS TO HIDE THE DESTRUCTION HE HAS CAUSED AMERICA, IS FAIR GAME.
The only ones who have caused American destruction is George W. Bush and people like you.
Jean, after 4 years of BO when all the key indicators are worse than when BO entered office and the new president enters office – would you say BO left things worse than Bush for the new president? If not, how do you explain all the key indicators being worse?
The Obama rocks. Come on Howard and Jerry admit it.
You are filled with so much hate. Have you considered therapy. It will do you a lot of good.
Is that like a formation or something? The Obama Rocks?
Jean, has any other administration in the history of the US been at war with the church similar to this one?
Actually the president is in the right.
No church has a right to dictate what an employees' insurance should cover. Since the church is not paying for the employees' policy. The employees' work hours have earned them coverage. Point of fact if the employee of a Catholic university or hospital is laid off work they qualify to purchase COBRA.
This from the Catholic University of America website.
"May I still receive health insurance coverage under the University plan if I resign or am terminated?"
" Yes, in most cases. Under Title X of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), the University offers continuation of health and/or dental insurance under certain circumstances. A regular employee is eligible for continuation of health care coverage if coverage was lost because of a reduction of hours or termination for reasons other than gross misconduct. Persons electing to continue health care coverage under COBRA will be responsible for the full cost of the premium plus a 2 percent administrative fee."
SO ... if their work is not providing for their coverage then why should they be fully responsible for the cost of a premium. Truth is the church is not paying the employee is earning the right to insurance premium coverage.
I feel many of our founding fathers in devising a constitution would have rather left our founding religious base to Nature's God and kept organized religion out of it period.
HEY OBAMA HATERS, HAVE A QUESTION (WHICH YOU NEVER,EVER ANSWER) DID bush HAVE ANY FAILED POLICIES, DID HE EVER LIE ABOUT OH SAY STARTING WARS, CAUSING THE FALLOUT WITH UNEMPLOYMENT, THE HOUSING MARKET MESS? YOU LOSERS JUST CAN'T FACE THE FACTS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA IS CLEANING UP THE MESS bush CAUSED. YES WE ARE STILL SAYING THAT BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST ANOTHER FEW YEARS TO CLEAN UP. IT WASN'T DONE IN A DAY IT HAPPENED OVER THE EIGHT YEARS THAT LIAR WAS IN OFFICE. SO FACE IT THE RETHUGLIANS ARE LYING LOSERS.
I do not hate BO, he seems like a good guy and a good parent (even though he sent his 13 year old to spring break). Bush has been gone for three and a half years. You dems seem to think Bush was by far the worst president we have ever had, but you hold him up as the standard for BO to meet?
BTW, what mess has BO cleaned up? What is better now than before? The next president will come into office with basically every key indicator worse than when BO got into office. You libs want to ignore that fact.
If ANY CEO took over a company that was running poorly and key indicators were worse 3.5 years later they would be fired.
@John,where's your head been,up your ass.Employment hirings are positive,even with Bushs help shipping jobs overseas and no help from the republicans.Healthcare,even against the obstructionistic republican regime is showing positive signs,well before the actual 2014 start up date.PRES.Obamas brought home our kids from Iraq,a useless Bush creation.Better foriegn ties with countries that basically laughed at Bush,you know Europe ,China,Middle East,etc.So please,before opening your mouth,try doing some research,so somebody like myself doesn't have to school ya,I've done it for HOWARD,TRUTH,and now you.Go back to Hoover and see what another idiotic republican did for his country and see how long it took Democrates to fix it,that's your homework.Look up the GREAT DEPRESSION,ya can't miss it!!!
Pete, where do I begin?Go back and read what I wrote. Maybe your head is up BO's ass. Bush sucked and that is the standard you are holding BO to? No wonder you think he is doing a great job. Stop living in the past and take a close look at what BO is doing NOW!! Have you honestly ever seen a more divisive president? How about a more radical one?
It seems to me we continue to have military people in the middle east because we are into another war.
Unemployment is higher than when BO took office – and it will be higher when he leaves than when he came in.
Best estimates have Obamacare at double the cost than their original forecases. That, along with many, many unknowns in the crazy bill have had a very negative impact on hiring, especially with businesses who have around 50 employees.
Well actually John I'm still complaining about the mess Ronald Reagan left us that it took a good 25 years to clean up. So people complaining about the monumental mess George W. Bush left with his unfunded wars for his crony war profiteers, NCLB which was a get rich scheme for his bro Jeb, and the Texas school book publishers. So 3.5 years after the fact isn't long enough...we will actually be complaining many more years until his mess is fully cleaned up.
@John ...I love how you banter around that word "divisive" . The most divisive president in history other than George W. Bush was Abraham Lincoln....get a clue.
During the Civil War states seceded from the union when Lincoln was elected. The country went to war state against state. At the battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862 for a day battle 24,000 Americans died, for the full Civil War about 700,000 were killed.
Jean, there was a little think called slavery at issue that forced Lincoln's hand.
Bush was the most divisive? After the towers were hit Bush was the most liked president in history, but he did have the fact that we were attacked and he did put laws in place that seemed anti-American. But, as we both know BO has exteneded those laws.
No president has been more divisive than BO.
sorry goof ball...this is obamas mess. NOW obama is still trying to blame it on Bush (the recent GSA mess) but Americans have his number...he is a two bit snake oil salesman...all talk and nothing behind it....and, that and his race has done well for him until now...when real talent, intellegence, and experience counts...and he has really muffed it up...from the middle east to eastern europe to...well everything he has touched.
As far as lies are concerned... lets go to a big big one Iran Contra... there is no way Ollie North was in charge of that.... that means the Big Ronnie was not telling the truth. trample much ?
go back and study FDR, Kennedy, Clinton, and LBJ if you want to see some slime and lies....Regan was one up on the pope compared to those guys... you need a decent education.
the media is really pushing obama aren't they...there is so many obama negatives now and they dont touch them....the wars, middle east, eastern europe, the world bank appointment, europe and eastern europe, the Russia open mic screw up and on and on...and they report this drivil.... ho hummmm
Right they are going to report what the president does...which since they are not reporting something that suits your taste means you got nada, zilch, zip, nothing to complain about and you know it. Reagan was the worst president of my lifetime...but hey George W. Bush is pitching a go at Reagan's record of lousing things up.