HOLLYWOOD - The host of Dancing With The Stars, Tom Bergeron has just put all of the First Lady rumors to rest.
He has informed the entertainment media that Michelle Obama, 48, wife of the nation's 44th president, Barack Obama has in fact agreed to be a celebrity contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.
Bergeron said that he received the word from the show's executive producer Bernadette Penderlicki who informed him that after two years of trying to get America's First Lady on the show she has finally relented and has agreed to be a part of the new season's group of celebrity dancers.
Penderlicki was asked by Sangria Wine of TV ClickerWorld who the nation's First Lady would be paired with. She was told that Mrs. Obama's dance instructor and partner would be none other than Maksim Chmerkovskiy, alias "The Bad Boy of The Ballroom."
Miss Penderlicki was asked if she didn't foresee there being some kind of a problem since it is no secret that the Ukrainian dancer has one of the hottest tempers in Tinsel Town.
Penderlicki smiled and replied that she is absolutely certain that the First Lady is perfectly capable of defending herself and added that a lot of people do not realize that Michelle Obama also has a pretty hot temper herself and she has demonstrated it on several occasions.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Miss Penderlicki is correct about the First Lady's quick temper. My wonderful friend Larry King told me that just last week Mrs. Obama called Vice-President Joe Biden off to the side and told him that if he ever makes another derogatory mother-in-law joke in front of her mother again that she will personally have the secret service agents arrest him on grounds of Presidential Ipso Abusivitis Flagrante Affidavit Delicto.]
President Obama, 50, was interviewed by Mistletoe Bulova with Political Drive Thru Window Magazine.
She asked him what he thought about his wife appearing on the show and if he felt that the cantankerously crotchety British Judge Len "The Grouchy Grouch" Goodman would be making any mean-spirited and viciously hateful remarks about his wife.
The president smiled as he took a sip from his bottle of Diet A&W Root Beer and replied that he has all the confidence in the world in his amazingly talented wife. He then added, with an ever so sly grin, that it is his understanding that Mr. Goodman will not be a problematic factor whatsoever.
President Obama expressed the fact that he knows that the "First Mama," as he calls his wife, is going to make him, their two daughters Malia and Sasha AKA "The First Kiddoes", and all Americans from the wet beaches of the Left Coast to the wet shores of the Right Coast just as proud as can be.
The president then added that he appreciates the fact that his wife is totally dedicated and extremely devoted to winning the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.
He got a huge smile on his face and pointed out that "Mishy," as he calls her, has diligently been practicing doing the leg splits in the oval office for the past two weeks.
President Obama grinned as he informed Miss Bulova that he recently spoke with Oprah Winfrey and that they both have a very, very strong feeling that Mrs. Obama is going to be receiving lots, and lots, and lots of votes [WINK-WINK].