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Viola Davis slams criticism of her portrayal of Michelle Obama in The First Lady: ‘Not everything is going to be an awards-worthy performance’

Viola Davis has finally spoken out about the criticism of her performance as Michelle Obama in new series The First Lady. The Oscar-winning actress portrays the former First Lady in the Showtime drama, which also stars Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, following the achievements…
bubmag
April 26, 2022
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Barack and Michelle Obama parting ways with Spotify

Barack and Michelle Obama are parting ways with Spotify, Bloomberg first reported and Axios Pro's Tim Baysinger confirmed. Why it matters: The breakup comes as Higher Ground, the former first family’s production company, and Spotify have clashed over the past 3 years of their partnership, according to Bloomberg.  Details: Higher…
bubmag
April 21, 2022
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Obamas to end exclusive podcasting deal with Spotify

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are ending their exclusive podcast deal with Spotify. In 2019, the Obamas Higher Ground production company inked a three-year agreement for an undisclosed amount. According to Bloomberg and The Los Angeles Times, the couple will not be renewing their contract, which ends in October, and…
bubmag
April 21, 2022
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The Obamas are reportedly leaving Spotify

Spotify is losing Barack and Michelle Obama after their partnership ends in October, according to Bloomberg. The former first couple's exclusive podcast deal with the streaming giant is coming to an end, and they won't be signing a new one. Their production company, Higher Ground, is reportedly seeking a partner…
bubmag
April 21, 2022
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Barack and Michelle Obama’s Company to End Spotify Podcast Deal

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s media company Higher Ground is ending its exclusive podcast deal with Spotify, Bloomberg reports and Pitchfork has learned. The Obamas are reportedly shopping around for a different podcasting partner to replace Spotify when the agreement ends in October 2022. Spotify…
bubmag
April 21, 2022
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The Obamas are leaving Spotify for a new multiplatform podcast deal

Barack and Michelle Obama won’t be signing a new podcast deal with Spotify, Bloomberg reports, marking a major departure for the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions. “The company is instead talking to other distributors about a deal worth tens of millions of dollars, among the most-lucrative in the podcasting…
bubmag
April 21, 2022