Special Report Grapevine: Explosive Rental Car?

CAR WITH EXPLOSIVES RENTED: A training exercise in Anchorage had a major hiccup when a rental car with a small amount of explosives inside of it was accidentally rented. The police had placed the explosive in the car for K-9 training when the officer tasked with keeping an eye on it turned his back on the car.  

OSPREY VS TRAFFIC CAM: Three times now an osprey has built a nest right in front of a traffic camera on the US 50 approach to the Bay Bridge. The Maryland Transportation Authority says they need the camera to monitor traffic conditions on the bridge but the osprey doesn’t seem to be getting the message. At last check he is working on attempt #4.

MICHELLE AND RESUME: A little girl is going above and beyond when it comes to helping her dad find a job. As part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day the First Lady held a Q & A with kids whose parents work at the White House.  When the girl was called on by Michelle Obama she gave her dad’s resume to the First Lady, saying he had been out of work for three years.  

First Lady Celebrates Milestone Birthday at Secret Party

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday in a big way this weekend with an all-out (secret and social media free) celebration at the White House.

The First Lady's milestone 50th birthday party was the talk of the town (and much of the country) this weekend.

The high-profile guest list included everyone from close family friends to journalists, Hollywood celebrities and sports stars. 

Magic Johnson, Al Roker, Vice President Joe Biden, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Ray, Sir Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Gayle King, Ashley Judd and former Olympian Michelle Kwan were just a few "celebs" in attendance. 

Guests were encouraged to eat before arriving to the White House at 9pmET and instructed to wear comfortable shoes. President Obama told guests to come ready to dance and the party was billed as "Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert." 

Performances by Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Beyonce had party-goers dancing all night long according to sources. Beyonce is a friend of the Obama's and performed many hits-- including "Single Ladies" and "To The Left."

Photo: Beyonce Tumblr

Another interesting note-- cell phones were not allowed. Guests were asked to leave phones (and social media) at home and there was even a cell phone check at the door.

That didn't stop some from tweeting following the event:

The party reportedly went well into the morning hours--which would make sense given the timing of the tweet above--and a good time was had by all. 

Post Oscars Report!

As a note-- I did want to use clips from the Oscars, but there are rules and legalities that come along with that so the stills will have to do! Thanks for watching and please let me know what you think on Twitter @katyricalde! And be sure to follow Bret @bretbaier! 

Gwen Stefani to host fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama

The Hollywood Reporter reports that singer Gwen Stefani will host a "Family Day" fundraiser with First Lady Michelle Obama at the singer's Beverly Hills home next month. The cost for a day of family-filled fun with the Grammy Award winning singer and the FLOTUS? $1,000 for a family of four. What do you think? Worth it? Creativity points for the Obama campaign?



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