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President Obama’s Senior Prom Photos Surface

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While the world is used to seeing President Barack Obama standing behind a podium, speaking profound words, and running our country, it’s hard to believe that the President was once just a teenager excited about prom.

TIME magazine exclusively obtained photos of President Obama from his senior prom night. The picture is of a 17-year-old Obama, posing with his date, Megan Hughes, and his two friends Greg Orme and Kelli Allman. Obama attended Punahou School, in Hawaii, and his date was a student at the Hawaii School for Girls at La Pietra.

The President of the United States rocked black slacks, a black button-up shirt, blue tie and an off-white blazer. The foursome were draped in leis, and smiles that brightened up the room.

Allman, Obama’s former classmate who found the pictures, told TIME that it was a really fun and happy time. “We were all cracking up, and everyone was smiling … It was pretty typical from there out as far as what happens at prom: the dinner and the dancing and the photos,” Allman shared.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the this week’s TIME magazine. The article is titled, “Obama’s Grand Old Party.”

Photo Credit: Kelli Allman / Contact Press Images

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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