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Report: Obama's oldest daughter Malia works on TV set for a day

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, was spotted working as a production assistant for a day on the set of a CBS television program starring Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, according to the entertainment web site TheWrap.

Malia Obama, who turns 16 on July 4, was allowed to clap together the board that marks the start of shooting a scene, on the set of "Extant," a science-fiction series that is due to begin airing in July, TheWrap said, citing an individual with knowledge of the production.

The office of first lady Michelle Obama had no comment on the report. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he had seen the report but declined to comment. A CBS Corp representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

Malia will be in the 11th grade come September at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. She is an aspiring filmmaker and a fan of the television program "Girls," the New Yorker said in a profile of the president in January.

Amblin Television, a production company founded by Steven Spielberg, is one of the producers of "Extant." Spielberg is listed as executive producer for one of the program's episodes.

Spielberg gave $1 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC (Political Action Committee) that supported the re-election of Obama in 2012, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks political fund-raising.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal and Annika McGinnis; Editing by Grant McCool)

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bilaton June 16 2014 at 7:05 PM

She clapped the board that begins the filming? Well this would now make her more qualified than her father to be president

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rouster92 June 16 2014 at 7:05 PM

How about busing tables like the rest of the 15 year olds who want to work?

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Kenton June 16 2014 at 7:18 PM

yeah, she gets big bucks but our troops are on food stamps

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raddison4x June 16 2014 at 7:22 PM

How much is this costing us for her protection, room, travel,etc.

How about being a community organizer like Barry?

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MaximaDecima June 16 2014 at 7:30 PM

oh she kooks like michelle......Sasquash Jr
nothin like usin your old mans power to get ahead in the job world, so much for working to get ahead....how do all the kids in america who are outa work like this ?

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castlclenr June 16 2014 at 7:31 PM

Another case of getting your job because of the name ...........So shocked......not

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fourprs June 16 2014 at 7:01 PM

She should have the honor of "Clapping" the end of the Obama horror show.

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venturamickey June 16 2014 at 7:09 PM

please no more close ups on this kid

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ssmutly June 16 2014 at 7:47 PM

Listen to all you right wingers make fools out of yourselves.. There is absolutely nothing that family can do, without you whiners complaining..

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sylvin51 June 16 2014 at 7:21 PM

They wil not need to want for anything, like Chelsie Clinton, they will get what ever they want, just becuase who they are, not saying they want have talents but they will be accepted above others and will get paid well more then you or I in the same profession.

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