Michelle Obama to make appearance at Kids' Choice Awards
Michelle Obama is expected to make her first-ever in-person appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, where she will present Taylor Swift with the Big Help Award in recognition of her philanthropic work.
This isn't the first lady's first time on the Kids' Choice Awards. She appeared via video to accept the Big Help Award herself in 2010. But this time, Obama is expected to step foot on stage at the USC Galen Center, where the awards will be handed out Saturday.
So here's the big question: Will she get slimed?
It's doubtful any government press person in his or her right mind would allow the first lady to get a bucket of green gak dumped on her head, especially during an election year. But Obama has proved herself to have a decent sense of humor. She appeared with Jimmy Fallon in a goofy taped bit earlier this year to promote her Let's Move! campaign and random danced for "iCarly," so she's not above going for a laugh. Still, to slime or not to slime must have come up at some point in the awards' planning stages.
Swift has been working hard to raise funds and awareness to help the victims of the recent spate of natural disasters that has plagued the U.S. She recently opened her last dress rehearsal of her Speak Now tour to fans as a fundraiser and raised more than $750,000 to help the victims of the tornadoes in the Southeast.
She's also heavily involved in work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity, TJ Martell Foundation, Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Nick's Kids and the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
The awards this year will be hosted by Will Smith, who's busy promoting "Men in Black 3." And will feature live performances from the history-making pop act One Direction and the newly divorced Katy Perry.
Will One Direction cause tween girls to faint? Will Katy Perry send any coded messages to ex-hubby Russell Brand? Will the first lady get slimed? There should be plenty talk about Sunday morning.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Michelle Obama. Credit: Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press