E-NEWS: Obama Talks Ice Cream, Music and Paris Hilton

Published October 10, 2007

Posted Oct. 2, 2007 -- Tyra Banks sat down with presidential hopeful Barack Obama on her talk show this week, showing off a lighter side of the senator. Serious issues aside, here's what audiences learned about him:

Malia Obama, 9, won't stay at a Hilton hotel because of you know who.
"This isn't a Hilton hotel, is it?" he said his youngest daughter asks when the family tours the country. Paris Hilton doesn't get her stamp of approval because of what she hears in the news.

The senator knows how to mack.
Obama reminisced about meeting wife, Michelle for the first time at law school.  "I offered to buy her ice cream," he says. "So we went to the Baskin-Robbins near my apartment, sat on the curb and ate ice cream." When asked if he locked lips with her, Obama said: "After the ice cream, I must admit, I did. And she tasted like chocolate."

He has an actor in mind to play him.
Obama likes Denzel for a future biopic, but says Will Smith may have to because of the way his ears stick out.

Obama has an eclectic music collection.
On his Ipod: Jay-Z, Miles Davis, classical music, he said, along with "some Bach ... I got a little salsa, too."

Written by BET-Staff

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