Katy Perry recently performed at a campaign rally in Las Vegas for President Barack Obama, and her dress… was something else. The pop star (who turns 28 today) wore a white dress designed to look like a voting ballot, with the Obama/Biden box shaded in. We’ve seen Katy wear some crazy ish, so I guess this is just another one for the books, lol. And it was also pretty appropriate, given the occasion. It’s not like she was gonna wear one of those Mitt Romney tees from Urban Outfitters. Anyway, there’s been so much news about which celebrity is voting for which candidate (people lost their minds when they found out Clueless/Single Ladies star Stacy Dash came out in support of Romney), do you guys think the celebrity/politics mix is a bit much? I’m still not over the Clint Eastwood v. Chair debacle; that was intense! No, but seriously. Who secretly wants the dress?
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Posted under: Barack Obama, Katy Perry
"OMG it is HAPPENING!!!!!!!!"
As those of us here in the US should be well aware, the third presidential debate took place in Boca Raton, FL … and it was broadcast nationwide on all the major television networks. Among the folks watching the debate live last night was Lindsay Lohan. Yes, Lindsay Lohan. Apparently, Lindsay decided to share her thoughts on the subject matter being discussed because, hey, why not?! Of the 3 presidential debates, last night’s debate focused on foreign policy issues … so CLEARLY, Lindsay had a vested interest in the topic at hand. Click below to read the debate tweets that Lindsay shared with her followers on her official Twitter profile last night as President Barack Obama and his challenger discussed pressing foreign policy topics during last night’s presidential debate. More »
Posted under: Lindsay Lohan
Malala Yousafzai Remains In Critical Condition
I cannot imagine what it would be like to write about my ideas and risk my life at the same time. As some of you might have heard by now, an assassination attempt was made on 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai for writing about young girls and education (or lack thereof) in Pakistan. On Tuesday Malala was approached by a member of the Taliban who asked her name and then shot her in the head and neck. Although horrifying, the act was not entirely surprising as young Malala had been a target for some time, having gained popularity as a feminist blogger of sorts, something members of the Taliban found abominable. Watch the video above then click inside to learn more about this young girl’s bravery, and to read some of her writings.
After President Obama squared off with his opponent in the first of 3 presidential debates last week, political commentators Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly faced off in a debate of their own. Formally titled The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium (or Rumble 2012 for short), Stewart and O’Reilly went head to head to debate the issues that our country is dealing with as the 2012 Presidential Election draws ever near. Click above to watch the Stewart vs. O’Reilly debate in full … but if you can’t watch right now, you can click below to read some deets about what went down between these two men during Rumble 2012. More »
From The Director Of 'Dead Presidents'
Kanye West‘s Power is sooo the soundtrack to every political thriller. Case in point, Broken City (starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe) just released a trailer and Yeezy’s Power is all up in the last few minutes to amp up the action. We’ve got a bunch of new political thrillers coming out during this elections season (like Promised Land and Zero Dark Thirty) and they all look pretty awesome. Broken City focuses on a dirty mayor (played by Crowe) who teams up with with good-guy former ex-cop (Marky Mark). Peep the trailer for more! Oh, and Allen Hughes– the guy who brought us Dead Presidents– is directing!!!
Twitterverse Rallies Around Their Beloved Feathered Friend
I know I’m a lil’ late with this one, seeing as how there are already a million blog posts on the best Big Bird memes, inspired by last night’s first 2012 Presidential Debate. However, I’m just now getting to watch the debate, so you can imagine the look on my face this morning, having not watched it and having no clue why ‘Big Bird‘ was the new ‘Invisible Chair’. But I totally get the joke now! And it’s either really funny or really sad that of all the crazy ish that was said last night, Big Bird is mainly what we’re all focusing on. Well, okay… that’s unfair. Truth be told, lots of people are offering real, productive criticism that isn’t even sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek or anything. Kudos to the guys at NPR; looking forward to reading this article about why Presidents suffer in the debates and this one about all the lies both candidates told, after I share these Big Bird tweets with y’all :)
"Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim"
On Monday night, Madonna performed a concert in Washington DC and addressed the assembled crowd with an impassioned endorsement of the reelection of President Obama. In her speech, Madonna referred to Obama as a “Black Muslim” which set off a firestorm of discussion over Madonna‘s erroneous statement. Many people chided her for her lack of intelligence, others criticized her for spreading false information. In response to the criticism, Madonna has issued a statement revealing that her “Black Muslim” comment was meant to be ironic. According to Madge, she knows that Obama is not a Muslim and was using irony on the misinformed people who do believe that he is Muslim. Click below to read the full text of Madonna‘s statement and watch video of her making the original statement in concert. More »
Posted under: Barack Obama, Madonna
Political Satire Makes Life Happy
Who says SNL isn’t funny anymore?! Okay… a lot of people say SNL isn’t funny anymore. Still, I found TWO funny things that happened on Saturday Night Live last night, so there! Jay Pharoah opened the show as the new Barack Obama and I was CRACKING UP! If you missed, you gotta check out the video above. You will lurve, I promise. ‘Barack‘ explains the importance of the first black president having adorable young daughters instead of creepy older sons (very important, America) and re-introduces us to his secret weapon. Loved it. Peep the video above and click inside to see what Clint Eastwood and The Chair are up to. Don’t act like you haven’t been wondering. Enjoy!