Wire: Obama Keeps up with Kardashians

Wire: Obama Keeps up with Kardashians

(AP) Obama keeps up with Kardashians, Avengers, more
WASHINGTON
President Barack Obama can hold his own when it comes to pop culture: He’s up on “The Avengers” superheroes, has a handle on the Kardashians and says he catches up with TV hits during long flights on Air Force One. But the president punted to wife Michelle when he was asked about the erotic fiction book “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Obama, who took a quick pop culture quiz during an appearance Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” drew a blank when asked to name “the controversial sex book that’s on millions of women’s bedside tables.”


Obama did better with TV and celebrity trivia.

He knew which Kardashian was married for just 72 days.


He’s seen “The Avengers,” and was able to name three superheroes: Hulk, Captain America and Ironman.

And he knew that View participant Sherri Shepard had been on “Dancing with the Stars.”

He didn’t know whether Jessica Simpson had had her baby. (She had a girl earlier this month.)

Obama said he catches up with TV shows like “Mad Men” and “Homeland” on long flights such as trips to Afghanistan, when there’s time to study his briefing books and still have hours left over.

And he said his daughters, at a private 50th birthday roast for their dad, gave him credit for being embarrassing, but “not too embarrassing.”

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