White House invites the 'Glee' cast to sing at the annual Easter Egg Roll; meanwhile, Shakira stops by to visit
First Lady Michelle Obama has invited the cast of the TV show "Glee" to sing at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, and the show appears ready to accept the invite.
Hmm -- is it a case of cause and effect, given that news of the invite comes on the heels of a White House performance Sunday by the real-life Myrtilla Miner Elementary School Glee Club of Washington, D.C., with a little help from Harry Connick?
More likely merely coincidence -- plus, according to Entertainment Weekly, daughters Malia and Sasha are big fans of the show.
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Any guesses on what the tunes might be? The Ministry (OK, me) would pay cash money ...
... to see Amber Riley knock out "Bust Your Windows," or Chris Colfer and a couple of the Cheerios work it out to "Single Ladies."
Then again, the Ministry at times is worried that it might spontaneously combust in the face of things kind and good.
In other entertainment happenings from the White House on Monday, singer Shakira, whose charitable works in the name of early childhood education are nothing to shake your hips at, stopped by to say hey to President Obama and enjoy a tour of the West Wing after meeting with other high-level movers and shakers to raise awareness of the Education for All Act of 2007.
The Grammy Award winner is the honorary chair of the Global Campaign for Education Action Week, as well as a 1GOAL ambassador in conjunction with the World Cup, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and president and founder of the Barefoot Foundation.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photos: "Glee" cast members celebrate their SAG Award on Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles, top. And at right, Shakira and World Bank President Robert Zoellick take questions during a town hall meeting on Jan. 22, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to launch The Early Childhood Initiative: An Investment for Life, which will provide $300 million in new funding and technical support to help with early childhood development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Credits: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, top; Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images, right.
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