First lady, rap star?
Michelle Obama is making a cameo appearance in a video for a hip-hop song recorded to encourage kids to take care of their bodies. The song, ‘‘Everybody,’’ is one of 19 on an album called ‘‘Songs for a Healthier America,’’ set for release next month. The album is being produced by Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, both of which support the first lady’s ‘‘Let’s Move’’ campaign to help end childhood obesity. In the video, Obama talks briefly about launching ‘‘Let’s Move’’ and people’s doubts about whether it will make a difference. The song itself is sung by rapper Doug E. Fresh, along with Jordin Sparks, Dr. Oz, and others. (AP)
Pageant judges set
Former ’N Sync singer Lance Bass and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire highlight the list of judges for next month’s Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. Joining them will be Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, comedian and performer Mario Cantone, and Barbara Corcoran, an investor from ABC’s entrepreneurial competition show ‘‘Shark Tank.’’ (AP)