Coco is in Qatar. Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien is accompanying First Lady Michelle Obama at a U.S. military base in Qatar to film a special show for the troops. The trip to the Middle East to visit American service members comes just weeks after he took his TBS comedy talk show to the country of Armenia for a special that will air on Nov. 17. In a statement, the globe-trotting host said, “It’s an honor to accompany the First Lady on a trip to Qatar to entertain our troops. I know they will be thrilled to see Mrs. Obama and delighted to hear my vocal rendition of Kanye’s entire Yeezus album.” He’s also temporarily taken over the First Lady’s Instagram account. Discuss

Late night host Conan O’Brien is not one to take personal challenges to his physical strength lying down. To celebrate the five year anniversary of her “Let’s Move” fitness initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama challenged Conan to take part in her #GimmeFive campaign. Noting how weak his arms were looking, Mrs. Obama challenged the host to do five chin-ups and then pass challenge to someone else. Thankfully, Kevin Hart was able to help Conan out in the gym ... Discuss

To help promote the First Lady’s “Let’s Move Campaign”—which encourages children to live healthy lifestyles—Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama filmed this focus group session with a handful of kids. Because Will Ferrell claims to eat like a real-life version of Buddy the Elf, the results were predictably hilarious ... Discuss

Yesterday, we posted a story about Iranian state TV’s harsh words for the Academy Award’s Best Picture winner Argo. The Iranian news agency said the film was “anti-Iran”, “an advertisement for the CIA” and even called the movie’s production company “Zionist”. Well, along with the filmmaking of Ben Affleck, Iran is apparently also no fan of sleeveless evening gowns. While showing a clip from the Oscars ceremony, in which First Lady Michelle Obama announced the award live from the White House, the news agency Fars Photoshopped her dress to make it less revealing. According to Yahoo, her dress violated modesty codes enforced throughout many Muslim countries … Discuss

Sometimes it pays to have a sweet haircut. (And if you’re smart enough to also land a 1-ton robotic rover on a far-off planet, well, that’s a plus, as well.) The mohawked NASA engineer whose star-themed haircut went viral following the Mars rover “Curiosity” landing will sit next to First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address. Bobak Ferdowsi, an Iranian-American, will help underscore the president’s platform of offering more visas to immigrants skilled in the fields of math and science. On the other side of the common-sense spectrum, a Texas congressman has personally invited ‘80s rock star Ted Nugent to the event as his guest—the same Ted Nugent who was recently visited by the Secret Service after a rant in which he proclaimed he would either be “dead or in jail” if the president was re-elected. Keep it classy, Nuge … Discuss

The President, Mrs. Obama and Malia attended the USA basketball game on Monday night and made an appearance on what is easily our nation's most wonderful and romantic invention, the Kiss Cam. It's got to be a little weird to appear on the Kiss Cam and, all of a sudden, have all this pressure to do something you've probably done a million times before. It's basically an individual kiss mandate. And then, you're supposed to wave to the camera but you always end up waving at the Jumbotron instead, so you're really just waving at a live feed of yourself. And maybe you look a little dorky, but you're still all smiles because, hey, nobody's unhappy on the Kiss Cam. Presidents. They're just like us ... Discuss