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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on 'Live! with Kelly'

Jim Spellman/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- First lady Michelle Obama is set to appear on ABC's Live! with Kelly on Monday, June 18 to chat with host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Bryant Gumbel.  The first lady is promoting her new book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, which highlights recipes and suggests tips on how to start your own garden.

Iron Chef's Marc Forgione will also appear on Monday's episode to take “LIVE’s White House Garden Challenge." Forgione will have to create a healthy yet tasty dish on the spot using fresh herbs and vegetables brought by the first lady straight from the White House garden.

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Beyonce Pens Love Letter to Michelle Obama

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It’s no secret that hip-hop’s first family is a huge fan of the Obamas, but Beyonce went a step further Wednesday, posting a love letter to first lady Michelle Obama on her website.

In the letter, which appears to be handwritten, the pop star called Michelle Obama “the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong African American woman.”

“No matter the pressure, and the stress of being under the microscope -- she’s humble, loving, and sincere,” Beyonce wrote. “Michelle, thank you so much for every single thing that u do for us -- I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to.”

It’s not clear if Beyonce also mailed the note to the White House (her publicist did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment).

Meanwhile, President Obama voiced his approval of Beyonce’s husband in a new Atlantic article. Asked whether he prefers Kanye West or Jay-Z -- the longtime collaborators headlined the Grammy-winning album Watch the Throne last year -- the president smiled and answered “Jay-Z.”

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