Michelle and Barack Obama

Barack and Michelle Obama became ordinary civilians on Jan. 20, 2017, after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. But he won't get rid of them that easily. Netflix just signed the power couple to a multi-year web programming deal.

Barack and Michelle formed a production company called Higher Ground Productions to produce online programming that will promote their political and social agendas.

Netflix said the Obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries or features, according to the Associated Press.

“We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the wider world,” Barack said in the Netflix statement.

“Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,” Michelle Obama added.

“We are incredibly proud they have chosen to make Netflix the home for their formidable storytelling abilities,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

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Donald Trump

The National Enquirer reportedly paid a former Trump Tower doorman $30,000 for information about a salacious rumor before the 2016 presidential election.

The Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. signed former Trump Tower doorman Dino Sajudin to an exclusive contract that prohibited him from sharing his scoop with any other media outlet.

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Harvey Weinstein's company contract allowed him to sexually harass women -- as long as he paid The Weinstein Company back for lawsuits or settlements.

According to a report obtained by gossip webloid TMZ.com, The Weinstein Co. (TWC) may have violated terms of his contract by firing him.

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Bow Wow

Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, claims Black Entertainment Television network is running out of money.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Moss wrote "The network running out of money man…. won't be no more hip hop awards either. Mark my words."

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Sean Combs and Quincy Brown

FOX TV's musical drama 'Empire' is smashing TV ratings records, and every up-and-coming artist wants their time to shine on the show. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson stars in 'Empire' about a dysfunctional family running a hip hop record label. But there's one artist you won't see on 'Empire' -- if entertainment mogul Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs has his way.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran exit Crooks and Castles shop on Fairfax on the release date of his new album, 'X'

Troubled singer Chris Brown and his faithful concubine Karrueche Tran were spotted exiting Crooks and Castles shop on Fairfax on the release date of his new album, X. Brown's new album is neck and neck for the #1 spot on the Billboard sales chart with pop legend Barbra Steisand's new album, Partners. Partners is Barbra's 1st studio album release since 2003.
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Shannon Brown signs with the NY Knicks

The NY Knicks officially signed former Antonio Spurs guard Shannon Brown to one of two open roster sports today, Sports Illustrated reports.

There is speculation that Brown, 28, was brought in to fill the spot soon-to-be vacated by departing point guard Raymond Felton, whose legal troubles are mounting. Felton plans to be in the starting lineup for the Knicks in tonight's game against the defending NBA champs Miami Heat.

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Adidas Signs Kanye West for $10 Million

The corporate sponsorships keep rolling in for troubled music producer Kanye West, despite his recent rant against corporate greed. Footwear giant Adidas announced a new sponsorship deal with West worth $10 million.

$10 million might not seem like a lot of money considering the hundreds of millions Adidas and NIKE throws at professional athletes for endorsements, but West will reportedly receive royalties on his products. The lack of royalties is the reason behind West's split with NIKE.

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Jay Z releases a statement

Barney's has canceled the big holiday event that Jay Z hoped would cement his brand in the high end retailing world. The 45-year-old rap mogul had hoped to be center stage at the well-heeled Barney's-sponsored holiday bash to launch his Barney's Collection on Nov. 20.

But according to WWD.com, Barney's canceled the holiday party which was to be held at a private, off-site location.

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Lonnie Johnson creator of Super Soaker water gun

Lonnie Johnson, the man who created the Super Soaker water gun, was awarded $73 million in unpaid royalties from giant toy maker Hasbro.

Johnson, who founded the Atlanta-based company behind the Super Soaker, filed a lawsuit against Hasbro for underpaid royalties in the sales of the wildly popular water gun, according to the AJC.com.

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Secret Document Reveals How Reality Shows Are Faked

Gossip website Radar Online has uncovered a secret document that provides indisputable proof that reality TV shows are faked.

The website obtained an original unsigned Real Housewives of New Jersey contract that spells out, in no uncertain terms, how the reality TV producers are given sweeping rights to edit, delete, dub and FICTIONALIZE the show's storylines.

The contract also frees the producers of liability in the event of injury, defamation or the dissemination of “personal, private, surprising, disparaging and embarrassing” details of their lives -- even if those details are not true.

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Jay Inks $20M Deal With Samsung

The rich keep getting richer. Aging rap star Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, 45, will ink a $20 million smartphone sponsorship contract with industry giant Samsung in the coming weeks, according to a Page Six report.

Saumsung has overtaken Apple in total sales of smartphones, causing Apple stock to nosedive 40% since December 2012.

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