How cute is this: Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the title character in the Harry Potter film franchise, has invited President Obama's daughters to visit Hogwarts! In an interview with the Daily Beast website, Daniel has offered to give Sasha, seven and Malia, 10, a grand tour, saying he would be honored to take on the duty of showing them the Harry Potter set, which no doubt includes Hogwarts, the school where young wizards learn and hone their craft.
The First Family (shown here arriving in Chicago in February) are jetting off to France. This will be Sasha and Malia's first official trip abroad since moving into the White House.
President Obama told "Newsweek" that dating "will be an issue" for his girls. "I have men with guns surrounding them at all times, which I'm perfectly happy with, but they may feel differently about it."
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Malia Obama walks First Dog Bo on the White House Grounds in April of 2009.
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Just days after the inauguration, the makers of Beanie Babies introduced "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia." Now they're valued at over $3,000 for the pair.
A boy sneaks a photo of Sasha and Malia as they watch their mom speak to 6th and 7th grade school children from around Washington, DC, in February 2008.
Sasha Obama runs down the colonnade as she returns to the White House after a February 2009 weekend visit to Chicago.
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President Obama took a night off from running the nation to hang out with the family and watch the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform at the Kennedy Center.
The Obama girls were easy, breezy and totally adorable on their father's inauguration day. Malia, 10, wore a double-breasted periwinkle-blue coat with a blue-ribbon tied in a bow at the waist. Seven-year-old Sasha wore a matching outfit in pinks and corals; both coats were from Crewcuts by J. Crew.
Sasha gives her father the thumbs up following the presidential oath.
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Sasha laughs with her father President Barack Obama following his inaugural address.
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The Harry Potter star understands, though, if the girls might be more interested in Robert Pattinson showing them around. Says Daniel, "[Pattinson] is much prettier and can be much more charming," admitting that rather than smolder like the new teen idol and star of the vampire flick Twilight, Radcliffe is "a natural fidget." Somehow I don't think Sasha and Malia would mind!
I think President and Michelle Obama would mind if, say he gave them front row seats to his latest theatrical endeavor, Equus, in which he can be seen bum and all. But the Harry Potter film set? Not so much. The girls have already been issued invitations of entertainment from the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus.
Daniel Ellsberg On Election 2012Daniel Ellsberg, the (in)famous whistleblower and anti-war activist who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971, urges swing state progressives to vote Obama. He said that Obama is "a tool of Wall Street, he's a drone assassin, he's launched an unconstitutional war and supports kidnapping and indefinite detention without trial. But if you live in a swing state, you should vote for him to keep the Republicans out of power".