michelle obama*FLOTUS to POTUS, “Honey is alright if I stay behind in sunny and warm Hawaii for a few extra day while you and the girls head back to the Polar Vortex?”

OK, so it probably didn’t go down like that,  but Michelle Obama is staying behind to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday party.

The White House says the extra time in the islands is part of Mrs. Obama’s birthday gift from the president.

The first lady turns 50 on Jan. 17. The White House did not say when she planned to return to Washington.

jay z & barneys new york1a*Now we know the numbers behind the Jay z/Barney’s deal. As of Friday, the collaboration had brought in at least $1 million in sales.

If you recall, immense controversy ensued for Jay Z staying in the deal with the uber upscale retailer after the store’s racial profiling fiasco in the fall.

100% of the sales from the collection will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation as well as 10% of sales from the launch day.