Entertainment: First Lady Turns 49

(NECN) - Checking in on some of today's entertainment news: Ben Affleck could have a new shot at a best directing Oscar, sort of. It's unlikely but there is talk of Affleck getting a bump from a write-in vote.

Problem is that write-in candidates aren't allowed but that wasn't always the case. The first and only director to win an Oscar by way of write-in was Hal Mohr in 1935 for "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

One of America's most popular tv dad's has passed away. Conrad Bain died Monday at his California home of natural causes. Bain played Mister Drummond in the hit series "Diff'rent Strokes," alongside Todd Bridges and the late Gary Coleman.

Prior to that, he starred with Bea Arthur in "Maude," a spinoff from "All In The Family." Bain was 89-years-old.

It seems Sarah Jessica Parker is getting cut out of her latest film. The actress played the role of feminist Gloria Steinem in the new film about legendary porn star Linda Lovelace. Demi Moore was originally set to star as Steinem but had to bow out to seek help for exhaustion issues.

The film will debut next week at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday.

And finally, happy birthday, Michelle! Just four days before President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama is celebrating a birthday.

Mrs. Obama turns 49. She's about two-and-a-half years younger than the President.

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