First lady pays visit to new 'Tonight Show' host

First lady pays visit to new 'Tonight Show' host

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama stopped by Jimmy Fallon's revamped "Tonight Show" to chat approximately family life in the White House & promote two of her causes, healthy eating & fighting fat.

The first lady moreover put in a plug for her husband's health care law.

Mrs. Obama appeared in a silly skit with Fallon & comedian Will Ferrell. Then, in a sit-down interview Thursday, told Fallon, who's wrapping up his first week as host of the long-running NBC show, that President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden are getting ready to show America "how they move."

p>With her signature charm & humor, Mrs. Obama moreover talked approximately the challenge of raising two young daughters, ages 12 & 15, in the rarified world of the White House.

"They want nothing to do with us," she laughed.

"They really want normalcy & the White House isn't normal," Mrs. Obama said. "I'll say 'Don't you want to invite your friends over to watch a movie?' They say 'No one wants to come here.'"

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She then cautioned that her older daughter turns 16 this summer & is ready to learn to drive.

"Ladies & gentlemen in D.C. —watch out," she warned with a laugh. "Malia Obama on the road. Frightening."

The first lady moreover took advantage of her national TV audience to talk approximately her Let's Move exercise & diet initiative.

"What we're asking people to do is show us how you're moving. We want people to Facebook it, Tweet it, Instagram it." She wants to see "how people around the country are moving."

The hashtag is #LetsMove.

If there's enough response, "we'll have a little surprise. The president, & maybe the vice president, will show us how they move," Mrs. Obama said.

She moreover pitched the Affordable Care Act, encouraging young people to sign up for health insurance before the end of March deadline.

Young adults, she said, can now be covered for as little as $50 a month, "less than the cost of gym shoes."

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Source: “Associated Press”

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