Obamas will host a star-studded farewell party


The Obamas time as the first family is running out, but they are going out with a bang.

Two weeks before they return to life as private citizens, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly throwing a party this Friday. And while President-elect Donald Trump is famously short on big names for his inauguration, the Obamas have quite the A-list guest list sending them off.


U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performed the National Anthem during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 21, 2013.

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Oprah Winfrey, and First Lady Michelle Obama, say goodbye to attendees, after their armchair conversation on Trailblazing the Path for the Next Generation of Women, at The White House Summit on The United State of Women.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage with rapper Jay-Z and musician Bruce Springsteen at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama gets a hug from Usher during the ‘We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at The Lincoln Memorial’ January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. The event includes a diverse array of talent featuring both musical performances and historical readings and an appearance by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

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Bradley Cooper

Actor Bradley Cooper attends the 30th annual American Cinematheque Awards gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Samuel L. Jackson

President Barack Obama and actor Samuel L. Jackson attend USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 7, 2014 in Century City, California.

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According to the Washington Post, Oprah, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Bradley Cooper, Stevie Wonder, and Samuel L. Jackson are all invited.

The party comes as no surprise. The outgoing president did tell People last month that he was planning a big party before he left office.

The President will also address the nation once more before he leaves office. His traditional farewell address will be in Chicago on January 10th.

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