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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYS FLOTUS IS A HUGE FAN OF ‘EMPIRE’
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015

By Amber Ryland

 

If you want to know where First Lady Michelle Obama will be on Wednesday nights, it’s in front of the TV watching FOX’s new hit Empire.

While chatting with Dish Nation host Rickey Smiley out of our Atlanta studio, President Barack Obama exclusively revealed his wife’s favorite new guilty pleasure.

READ: Major Shocks In This Week’s ‘Empire’

“Michelle is real big on Empire. She’s gotten really into it,” Obama said.

“I have frankly not had a chance to see it yet but I love the actors in it, so I’m hoping she’s DVRing it so I can take a look.”

And as a huge Empire fan himself, Rickey urged the President to watch it.

WATCH: Future ‘Empire’ Guest Stars Revealed

“I have to check it out then, based on Rickey’s recommendation!” Obama laughed.

Speaking of Empire — as ratings continue to soar, Dish Nation’s own Gary With Da Tea has made a special appearance on the show.

The show’s executive producer, Lee Daniels, commissioned Dallas-based artist Michael Savoie to place some of his pieces on the set of the show, and a portrait he painted for Gary — of Gary — was used in the pilot episode and then was prominently featured on Wednesday’s show!

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Empire’ On The Red Carpet

By the way, even the President has been fired from a job.

“I was working at Baskin Robbins, I was 15 and it was one of my first jobs and I had to wear the apron and the cap and I met this girl who wanted to go out and it was when I was supposed to be on shift,” the Leader of the Free World shared with Rickey.

“She looked really good, and I decided to go on the date instead…so I called in sick and I think the boss knew I wasn’t sick. He said, ‘You need to re-examine your goals in life.’ And he was right! I deserved it.”

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