‘Top Chef Family Style’ Judge Marcus Samuelsson Gushes Over Cooking For Michelle Obama

‘Top Chef Family Style’ Judge Marcus Samuelsson Gushes Over Cooking For Michelle Obama

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‘Top Chef Family Style’ judge Marcus Samuelsson was lucky enough to cook for former First Lady Michelle Obama and he’s EXCLUSIVELY sharing what an honor it was!

Top Chef Family Style’s lead judge Marcus Samuelsson, 49, has cooked for a ton of famous people, but Michelle Obama, 57, was extra special. “Working with the First Lady was one of my highest honors and privileges,” Marcus told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY on the set of Peacock’s new series. “She’s amazing.”

The Top Chef Masters season 2 champion has been tapped to critique teams of families on their cooking skills. Alongside host and new mom, Meghan Trainor, 27, the duos are mostly one teenager and one adult working together in the kitchen each week until a winner is crowned. Joining each week are guest judges, like season 16 fan favorite Kelsey Barnard Clark, 31, who was on set carefully dissecting the food during the taping.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson poses at a photoshoot in Harlem, New York. (Courtesy of IBL/Shutterstock).

The Red Rooster restaurant co-creator was thankful for his own quick fire challenge practice when cooking for the famous family. “Just like Top Chef, you want to have a theme,” Marcus revealed. “One time I cooked out of her garden at The White House, for example, and always listen to what is the occasion. If she has a guest of honor who’s a vegetarian, you want to do something that is vegetarian. As a chef, it’s also about providing a special moment for that moment. It’s not just about you but it’s about the guest.”


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And it doesn’t matter what the occasion is, either. “I’ve been able to cook for the family a bunch of times,” Marcus added. “It’s all about preparation whether it’s at The White House, a state dinner, my restaurant and every time it’s about respecting the moment whether it’s a state dinner, it’s always a big kitchen. I think you want to respect that.”

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While excited to have his turn at the judge’s table, don’t expect Marcus to go easy on the kids because of their age. “I stop judging them as kids,” Marcus said. “I judge the food. These aren’t chefs and they work really, really hard and they listen. They’re like sponges, taking all the information and I’m just proud of them.”

Top Chef Family Style drops new episodes on Peacock every Thursday.

Meghan Trainor Admits She ‘Wants A Village’ Of Kids 7 Mos. After Welcoming First Son Riley

Meghan Trainor Admits She ‘Wants A Village’ Of Kids 7 Mos. After Welcoming First Son Riley

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Meghan Trainor is all about those babies! The singer admitted she has so much baby fever 7 months after welcoming her first child, Riley!

Meghan Trainor has taken to motherhood so well and she is already ready for another baby! The pop star spoke to HollywoodLife.com in partnership with Gerber, and admitted that she “wants a village” of kids 7 months after welcoming her first child Riley. “I want the most kids! I just want to know what my body can handle. I’m getting really fit so that I can get pregnant and it could be a little bit easier than last time,” Meghan told HL. “Last pregnancy was great, I didn’t have terrible morning sickness, but I had gestational diabetes, due to genetics, but I’m going to try to beat that this time around.”

The Top Chef Family Style host added that she wants to go into her next pregnancy “healthier than [she’s] ever been” and wants to have a natural birth. “Riley was breached last time, so I had a C section. I want to try this time to push them out natural and see what happens!” Meghan said. She also said she’d “love a girl,” especially because of how close she is with her own brother. “I love my older bro. He loves me. So I want that for my son…And then I want like five more,” she laughed.

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Right now, with only one baby at home, Meghan has learned the ins and outs of motherhood, especially when it comes to feeding Riley. “I started feeding him real food, which is terrifying about a month ago, and I had no idea what I was doing. I was dreading it, but I had to do it because it was time,” Meghan explained. However, her first attempt at “mushing up blueberries and spinach” was far from appetizing. “He didn’t eat it,” she admitted.

Meghan Trainor & her son Riley enjoying his first bite of Gerber food! (Courtesy of Gerber)


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After that attempt, the “All About That Bass” singer’s mom recommended the tried and true brand Gerber, and Meghan was sold. “They’re all organic, they can show you exactly what farm provided the food and I was like, ‘Oh, I love that!” she recalled. Now, Meghan and the baby food brand are celebrating the exciting milestone of a baby’s first taste of solid food, inviting parents to share a photo or video of their child taking their first bites and using the hashtags #GerberMy1st #sweepstakes and tagging @Gerber! The winner will receive free baby food from Gerber for one year!

Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski & 11 More Stars Rocking Shirts As Dresses For Summer

Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski & 11 More Stars Rocking Shirts As Dresses For Summer

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From Kylie Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski, the stars have been loving this timeless trend – a shirt as a dress & they proved there are tons of different ways to style the piece!

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No matter the season, some of our favorite celebs have found the perfect look – a shirt as a dress – and everyone from Kylie Jenner to Emily Ratajkowski has been rocking the look. Not only are shirt dresses perfect for the hot weather, but they’re also super versatile, as they can be worn dressed up or down with the right accessories.

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Most recently, Kylie donned an oversized, bright pink button-down while posing in a car park. The makeup mogul took to Instagram on February 26 to share two snaps of herself rocking the large shirt, with a barely-there pair of black shorts underneath. “thanks @maisonvalentino for this cute fit,” she captioned the post, in which she also rocked a pair of towering black pumps and dark sunglasses.

She also looked fabulous when she was out in Calabasas on August 6 rocking a baggy, oversized powder blue button-down shirt which she chose to wear as a dress. She dressed up her casual look with a pair of black leather knee-high Alexander Wang Mascha High Heel Boot and a Dior White Saddle Bag. Gorgeous long effortless beach waves completed her sexy outfit.

Kylie Jenner was out in Calabasas on August 6 when she rocked an oversized powder blue shirt dress with leather knee-high boots. (Elevate/MEGA)

Vanessa Hudgens was out in LA on July 20 when she tried out the trend. She threw on a neon green oversized Storets No Justice No Peace T-Shirt with slits on the sides revealing her toned legs and styled it with a Playboy Bunny Logo Mask, Noa Emmy Hoop Earrings, a Poppy Lissiman Malibu Waistbag, a white Balenciaga Logo Hat, white Naked Wolfe Sporty White Leather Sneakers, a Jacquie Aiche 31 Diamond Emily Necklace, and a Jacquie Aiche Labradorite Double Pyramid Triangle Ring.

Vanessa Hudgens was out in LA on July 20 when she threw on a neon green oversized Storets No Justice No Peace T-Shirt styled with a Playboy Bunny Logo Mask, Noa Emmy Hoop Earrings, a Poppy Lissiman Malibu Waistbag, a white Balenciaga Logo Hat, white Naked Wolfe Sporty White Leather Sneakers, a Jacquie Aiche 31 Diamond Emily Necklace, & a Jacquie Aiche Labradorite Double Pyramid Triangle Ring. (BACKGRID)

Gigi Hadid is always trying out the hottest trends and thanks to fashion month, we got to see Gigi in a ton of gorgeous outfits. The supermodel stepped out during Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 26, when she opted to wear a neon yellow Coperni Shirt Dress. The long-sleeve button-down frock was fitted to Gigi’s petite figure while the entire front was button-down and the cuffs were extra long. She accessorized the collared frock with a pair of mid-length brown leather Jimmy Choo Maxima Boots, a Staud Moon Bag in Carmel Snake, a pair of Ame Totem Small Hoop Earrings, and an Anita Ko Hepburn Necklace.

Emily Ratajkowski was out in New York City on July 30, when she rocked an oversized white button down shirt dress styled with a Black and Brown Jennifer Acrylic Chain-Link Belt that cinched in her tiny waist, tortoise cateye Linda 965 C2 Sunglasses, a Hayward Mini Shopper on a Chain, white Ami Lucky 9 Sneakers, and a Jennifer Meyer Good Luck Charm Necklace. (SplashNews)

Meghan Markle, on the other hand, is no stranger to shirt dresses and she has been wearing them a ton. She headed to South Africa on a royal tour with Prince Harry and son, Archie, when she wore her first shirt dress of the trip. The Duchess of Sussex visited the District Six Museum in Cape Town on Sept. 23, when she slipped into a stunning blue button-down Veronica Beard dress, which she first wore on her royal tour of Tonga, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, in October of last year, when she was pregnant with Archie. The flowy, bright blue midi dress was loose-fitting and belted, cinching in her tiny waist, while the front of the skirt featured two little slits. She topped the look off with a pair of black Castañer Carina espadrille wedges. She rocked yet another shirt dress during a visit to Youth Employment Services in Johannesburg on Oct. 2, when she threw on a cream midi dress with a slit on the front that revealed her legs.

Kendall Jenner also tried the trend when she was out in NYC during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 10. The model wore a sheer black long-sleeve Ports 1961 Spring 2019 mini dress which she styled with a pair of black leather knee-high boots, Alain Mikli Armitage Sunglasses, and a Staud Moon Bag in Saddle Lizard-Embossed.

So many other celebrities including Emily Ratajkowski, Meghan Trainor, and more have tried out the trend, as well as models on the runway this Spring 2020 season, including Kaia Gerber. You can see all of the best celeb shirt dress looks when you click through the gallery above!

Meghan Trainor Reveals How ‘Queen’ Mariah Carey Influenced The Songs She Chose For Her Christmas Album

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Meghan Trainor chose to leave a certain Christmas song off her new holiday album. The pop star revealed how Mariah Carey influenced this decision in a video interview!

Meghan Trainor thought of the queen of Christmas herself — Mariah Carey — when putting together her own holiday album. This is actually why Meghan decided not to include a certain song on the new project, A Very Trainor Christmas, which she explained during an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife TVTalk on Nov. 10!

The cover of Meghan Trainor’s new Christmas album, A Very Trainor Christmas. (Courtesy of Safeguard)

Meghan’s Christmas album, which dropped on Oct. 30, is a mix of originals and classics like “Winter Wonderland.” While deciding which songs would make the final cut, the “All About That Bass” singer told HollywoodLife, “It’s the first album that I got to have 18 songs on, so we were so excited and we all discussed as a family because at the beginning, this was a big family album. We were like, ‘What are we going to sound like? How many originals can we do?’ We did six originals. I could’ve kept going and they were like, ‘It’s OK. Let’s do some covers that everyone knows,’ and I was like, ‘OK’.”

Of course, one song that “everyone knows” is Mariah’s 1994 Christmas anthem, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” — which Meghan ended up not covering! “We all picked our favorite songs and I wanted to sing songs that I knew I could sing. I didn’t want to shoot for a Mariah Carey or the stars,” Meghan admitted. “I was like, ‘We’ll let her have that and I’ll go the same length and sing the easier ones and make them my own.’ They all have personal meaning and we’re made for me, all the ones I chose. I’m super proud.”

Meghan went on to add that Mariah’s “got it” when it comes to “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which has become a tradition for Mariah to sing and play! “Mariah comes every year with it. She’s literally on TikTok right now like, ‘It’s time!’,” Meghan said, referring to the TikTok below. Meghan continued, “So I’m not going to say, ‘Have you checked out my version?’ No. I’m going to let her have that. That’s Mariah’s song. I’m not going to touch that. I was like, ‘She’s too good at singing that.’ I don’t know. She’s the queen.”

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With her Christmas album now out, the pop princess is already “100 percent” planning on dropping new music in 2021. “I might come in with a lullaby album. Just a little EP,” she teased. Meghan wants to dedicate her upcoming music to the first child she is expecting with her husband, Daryl Sabara, after announcing the pregnancy in October! “Nothing where I’ll do a crazy promo about [the new album or EP]. It’ll just be like, ‘This one’s for my kid’,” the expecting mom added.

Mariah Carey released one of her most famous songs, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” in 1994. (Photo Credit: SplashNews)

In addition to dropping new Christmas music, Meghan has also become a brand ambassador for Safeguard hand soap! As an ambassador, Meghan has helped promote hand washing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and even surprised star teachers through Safeguard’s school donation program, which has already given schools around the country $10 million worth of educational and product resources.

“They donated $10M worth of product in things like hand soap and resources which was amazing, but surprising the teachers was so special and such an honor and something I will never forget for the rest of my life because my dad was a teacher,” Meghan gushed to HollywoodLife. “I always loved teachers to the point where I was like, ‘OK, if I don’t do music, I’ll be a teacher.’” You can watch the rest of Meghan’s interview in the video above!

Meghan Trainor – No Tears Left To Cry lyrics

Below are the complete “No Tears Left To Cry” lyrics by Meghan Trainor displayed. These lyrics were added 7 hours ago.

No Tears Left To Cry lyrics

Oh I know
I guess I gotta turn the page
‘Cause it’s not enough
Taking down the picture frames
They’re hanging ’round like ghosts
Staring back and haunting me
I tell myself to let you go
I know I need some room to breathe

[Chorus]
All these scars will fade in time
It’s too much energy to hide
And though your memory’s close behind
I’ve got no tears left to cry
Woah oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh

[Verse 2]
We spoke words
I wished that we had never said
I had a favorite song
You’d always put it through my head
Yeah days like this
The moments just makes me weak
I ain’t mean I miss your kiss
But no one will take over me

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[Chorus]
All these scars will fade in time
It’s too much energy to hide
And though your memory’s close behind
I’ve got no tears left to cry
Woah oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh

[Bridge]
All these scars will fade in time
It’s too much energy to hide
And though your memory’s close behind
I’ve got no tears left to cry
Woah oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh

[Chorus]
All these scars will fade in time
It’s too much energy to hide
And though your memory’s close behind
I’ve got no tears left to cry
Woah oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh ohoh
Oh ohoh ohoh oh oh

I m a lady – Meghan Trainor lyrics

Lyrics Meghan Trainor – I m a lady

I talk with a mouth full (uh-huhhh)
But I couldn’t be sweeter
Yep, I’m a cutie in my own way
I won’t play, follow the leader.(I m a lady)

And I don’t look like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
I don’t talk like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
But I know I’m a gem versuri-lyrics.info
I ain’t worried about it, I ain’t worried about it
‘Cause I’m a lady.

‘Cause I’m a lady
Come on! I’m a, I’m a lady
All my girls, show them you’re a lady
Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a lady.

I know I laugh too loud
And I might cry too much
To all those judgy eyes
I got a whole lotta love.

And I don’t move like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
I don’t move like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
I know I’m a gem
I ain’t worried about it, I ain’t worried about it
‘Cause I m a lady.

‘Cause I’m a lady
Yeah, I’mma, I’m a lady
All my girls, show them you’re a lady
Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a lady
All my girls, show them you’re a lady
Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a lady.

And I’m pretty, pretty cute and I’m pretty smart
And when I break it down, it’s a work of art
And if you feel the same, can you participate?
I wanna see you shake, I wanna hear you say
And I’m pretty, pretty cute and I’m pretty smart
And when I break it down, it’s a work of art
And if you feel the same, can you participate?
I wanna see you shake, I wanna hear you say.

And I don’t look like them
I don’t talk like them
But I know I’m a gem
I ain’t worried about it, I ain’t worried about it
‘Cause I’m a lady
And I don’t move like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
I don’t move like them (But I ain’t worried about it)
I know I’m a gem
I ain’t worried about it, I ain’t worried about it
‘Cause I’m a lady.

(Yeah) ’cause I’m a lady
(Hey yeah, hey yeah)
I’mma, I’mma lady
All my girls, show them you’re a lady
Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a lady
All my girls, show them you’re a lady
Tell the world, say that you’re proud to be a ladyyy.
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