Michelle Obama said Tuesday that, “42,” a new movie chronicling Jackie Robinson’s rise through Major League Baseball, including the racial discrimination he endured while breaking the sport’s color barrier in the 1940s, left her and the president ‘‘visibly, physically moved’’ after they saw it over the weekend. Obama commented on “42” at a workshop for a group of high school and college students who saw the movie in the White House theater. The students also participated in a question-and-answer session with Robinson’s widow, Rachel, and members of the cast and crew, including Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson, Harrison Ford, who stars as former Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, and director-screenwriter Brian Helgeland. The movie opens nationwide April 12.
‘Nemo’ sequel in works
Ellen DeGeneres is going fishing again with a sequel to the animated blockbuster ‘‘Finding Nemo.’’ Disney and its Pixar Animation unit announced Tuesday that DeGeneres will reprise her ‘‘Nemo’’ voice role for ‘‘Finding Dory.’’ The sequel is due out Nov. 25, 2015, and will be directed by Andrew Stanton, who also made ‘‘Finding Nemo.’’ The new film picks up about a year after the action of ‘‘Finding Nemo,’’ with DeGeneres’s forgetful fish Dory on her own adventure to reunite with loved ones.
Gaga stylist leaves Mugler
The French fashion house Mugler says Lady Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti is leaving the company where he’s been creative director since 2011. In a statement sent Tuesday to The Associated Press, Formichetti said, ‘‘I have had a great time working in Paris with Mugler over the last two years. It was a challenge to re-invigorate the house for a new generation.’’ Formichetti’s womenswear debut attracted a new legion of fans to the Parisian house when he enlisted superstar Lady Gaga to tread the catwalk for the fall-winter 2011 show. He explored space-age themes in his designs.
“I’m on the same journey as everyone else. Coupling is a tricky thing.” — John Mayer, to Ellen DeGeneres, on his breakup with pop star Katy Perry and his decision to keep the details to himself.