UPDATE: 5:20 PM: The First Lady is at a fundraiser this evening at New York’s ornate 583 Park Avenue with actors who have played the President or First Lady on the big or small screen, according to White House Pool Reports. Michelle Obama spoke to about 350 guests. “Several famous actors watched from an upstairs balcony: Chris Rock, James Earl Jones, Blair Underwood, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterson, Cherry Jones, Geena Davis, and Jeffery Wright Mike Nichols stood and watched from behind the last row of chairs,” said the pool
PREVIOUSLY, 11:30 AM: The First Lady will make her first appearance on ABC’s late-night show on Thursday. The Jimmy Kimmel Live visit comes the same day Michelle Obama will attend a campaign fundraiser at Will Smith’s house in LA. Tickets for that event range from $2,500-$40,000. The appearance with Kimmel, who hosted this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, also comes a week after she appears on Live With Kelly and Michael, which is being taped today in NYC. The First Lady has been a bit of ratings magnet of late: Her appearance with President Obama on The View last month pulled in the show’s highest ratings in months. Her appearance with Olympian Gabby Douglas on The Tonight Show in August gave Leno’s show a six-month ratings high.