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President Obama Sides With Mariah Carey In 'Idol' Feud With Nicki Minaj

October 16th, 2012 9:52am EDT
Barack Obama
The Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey "American Idol" feud has generated so much media attention, even President Barack Obama has an opinion about it.

Earlier this month the rapper verbally attacked the pop star during an audition in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the video footage riveted TV and music fans.

During an interview with TV and radio personality Michael Yo, Obama said he believed the two could move past their differences. He explained, "I think that they are going to be able to sort it out. I am confident. I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. I think ...
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Will Smith To Host Fundraiser At His Home For President Obama

October 15th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Will Smith
Later this month Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are co-hosting a fundraiser for Barack Obama's presidential campaign at their home in Calabasas, Calif.

First Lady Michelle Obama, movie mogul James Lassiter, actress Salma Hayek and others will attend the luncheon on Oct. 25. Tickets for the Obama Victory Fund event cost $2,500. Those willing to hand out $10,000 will meet the first lady and have a picture taken with her.

The Smiths are the latest in a long line of celebs who are supporting the President for re-election. Stars such as Gwen Stefani, George Clooney, and Sarah Jessi...
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Is Obama Jackie Robinson or Stepin Fetchit?

October 14th, 2012 1:56pm EDT
Barack Obama
Opinion: Is Barack Obama Jackie Robinson or Stepin Fetchit?

We’ll find out Tuesday.

Jackie Robinson was the first black professional Big League baseball player who broke the color barrier in 1947 and proved to the world he was an equal if not better player than many of his white teammates and competitors. He served as an inspiration not only to people of color all over the world, but to his country---at great cost to himself.

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry on the other hand, whose stage name was Stepin Fetchit, was the 1930’s actor noted for his wide-eyed, shufflin,’ hang-dog look ...
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Big Bird Is The Star Of A New Satirical, Anti-Romney Political Ad (Video)

October 9th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Sesame Street
President Barack Obama's campaign seized a golden (or should we say yellow) opportunity to attack rival Mitt Romney after the Republican presidential candidate vowed to end federal funding for public broadcasting during last week's debate.

In a new political ad, images of convicted financiers flash by as a narrator states: "Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Dennis Kozlowski. Criminals. Gluttons of greed. And the evil genius who towered over them? One man has the guts to speak his name (with a shot of Romney). Big Bird!"

The narrator continues, "Big. Yellow. A menace to our economy. Mitt Romney kn...
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What Will Happen If Barack Obama Loses The Election To Mitt Romney?

October 8th, 2012 12:45pm EDT
Mitt Romney
Opinion: What will be the outcome if Obama loses the election? Here are 11 realizations.

1) Racists will take heart. The first black president elected in American history was a failure. Not up to the job. Voters turned him out after only one term. There’s no way around it, if you’re a member of the Ku Klux Klan, this will be a joyous affirmation that blacks are not intelligent enough to do the job. It will also affirm by inference that women are also not qualified and other so-called labeled minorities, because racists lump them all together. This would set the civil rights movement back, ...
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Eddie Vedder Performs At President Obama's Tampa Fundraiser

September 21st, 2012 8:59am EDT
Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder helped pull in $1.7 million for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by performing at a Florida fundraiser on Thursday.

The Pearl Jam frontman played four songs on a mandolin for the President and 85 VIP guests, who each paid $20,000 to attend the dinner in Tampa. Vedder, who covered Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World in his short set, joked, "I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before."

He also voiced his support for Democratic candidate Obama as he told how, as an unemployed young man, he signed up for a government-funded training program t...
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Jay Pharoah As Barack Obama - And Those Who Played The Other 'SNL' Presidents

September 17th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Jay Pharoah as Barack Obama
Jay Pharoah made his debut as President Barack Obama this weekend on Saturday Night Live - after being introduced by the actor he replaced in the role, Fred Armisen. Ever since the phenomenal take on the 2000 election and the debates before it, the casting of comedic takes on presidential candidates has more buzz than the next James Bond. Here's a quick history of SNL's presidents:

Fred Armisen/Jay Pharoah: Barack Obama. SNL had a decision to make when it came to casting Obama for the upcoming 2008 election. Kenan Thompson was the only African American on the cast, but his heavy build wa...
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Samuel L. Jackson Films Profane Political Ad In Support Of Barack Obama

September 14th, 2012 3:41pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
"Wake the f**k up, vote for Obama!" is one of the phrases Samuel L. Jackson reportedly uses in an upcoming expletive-ridden political advertisement urging voters to choose Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election.

According to the New York Post, the advertisement is expected to hit YouTube on September 24.

The actor, who is known for his frequent use of the "F" word in films, made the commercial on behalf of the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC (political action committee).

The commercial is a take on his popular audiobook "Go the F**k to...
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Donald Trump Calls Barack Obama 'Incompetent'

September 13th, 2012 3:15pm EDT
Donald Trump
Business mogul Donald Trump has branded U.S. President Barack Obama "incompetent" after America's ambassador in Libya was murdered on Tuesday.

Chris Stevens and three other U.S. citizens were killed during a protest against a controversial movie, which has been deemed offensive to Islam, in the city of Benghazi.

The deadly attack, on the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity, has sparked outrage in the U.S., and now property tycoon-turned-reality TV star Trump has added his voice to the debate, blaming Obama for supporting a rebel uprising in Libya last year.

He also slammed the U.S. leader f...
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Star Pay Tribute To 9/11 Victims On 11th Anniversary

September 11th, 2012 11:51am EDT
Mia Farrow
Actress Mia Farrow and singer Mandy Moore are among the stars who have paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 11th anniversary of the tragedy.

A host of famous faces took to Twitter.com on Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the atrocity, in which al-Qaeda terrorists killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

U.S. President Barack Obama held a one-minute silence on the White House Lawn with wife Michelle by his side as victims' families gathered at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and near Shanksville,...
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Snoop Dogg: 'Obama For Four More Years, Man'

September 11th, 2012 9:41am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Just like fellow rapper Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg wants President Barack Obama back in the White House for a second term.

At a press conference at Canada's Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary "Reincarnated," the newly named "Snoop Lion" said, "Obama for four more years, man. (George W.) Bush f**ked up for eight years, so, I mean, you gotta at least give him (Obama) eight years. He cleaned half the s**t up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up - everything was wrong wit...
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Clint Eastwood Breaks Silence On His RNC Empty Chair Speech

September 7th, 2012 5:29pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Actor Clint Eastwood came up with his much-talked about empty chair speech at Republican National Convention last week on a whim.

The Dirty Harry star received mixed reviews when he arrived at the political event in Tampa, Florida on August 30th and began chatting to an invisible President Barack Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time the Democratic leader was ousted in favor of his party's candidate Mitt Romney.

Now Eastwood, 82, has opened up about his unconventional approach in rallying support for Romney, revealing he came up with the idea right before he t...
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Barack Obama Releases New DNC Promotion With Harold & Kumar (Video)

September 4th, 2012 12:16pm EDT
Barack Obama Releases New DNC Promotion With Harold & Kumar
Barack Obama released a video via YouTube on Monday to gear up for the upcoming Democratic National Convention this week. For those that don't know, Kal Penn will be hosting the coverage of the 2012 DNC this week. The video shows Barack Obama on the phone with someone while stressing the seriousness of his duties.

"Hey, this is Barack," President Obama says. "Listen, I need to know if you're on board. Okay, good. Because I'm counting on you. Everybody is. We have to get this right. So there's a lot at stake here. Just remember that I'm trusting you on this and I'll see you then."

The Pres...
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President Obama Tweets Response To Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Skit

September 2nd, 2012 8:00am EDT
Barack Obama
President Barack Obama has responded to Clint Eastwood's jibes after the movie icon pretended to interview the President at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.

The Dirty Harry star received mixed reviews when he took to the stage in Tampa, Florida and started chatting to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate Mitt Romney.

Famous Democrats took aim at Eastwood for his appearance, with comedienne Roseanne Barr tweeting, "clint eastwood is CRAY (crazy)" while actor Zachary Quint...
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Celebrities, Barack Obama Respond To Clint Eastwood's 'Empty Chair' RNC Speech

August 31st, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood made a surprise visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida to give a speech - and celebrities have responded to the actor's odd "empty chair" sequence in which he asked questions to an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama.

Eastwood begins talking to a chair around 3:15 in the video

Olivia Munn tweeted, "Clint Eastwood was talking to an empty chair at the RNC … No, that’s not the set up to a joke. It’s not even a joke."

Star Jones wrote posted, "I can’t believe I just watched Clint Eastwood turn into somebody’s DRUNK UNCLE HARRY on th...
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Natalie Portman To Campaign For President Obama In Las Vegas

August 25th, 2012 7:03pm EDT
Natalie Portman
Newlywed actress Natalie Portman will show her support for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas on Saturday night when she makes an appearance at a campaign rally.

The Black Swan star will join political heavyweights Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz at the America-Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit.

Announcing her participation, Portman says, "President Obama fights for women every day, and I am proud to stand with him on behalf of women and girls across the country."

"The president has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women a...
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Eva Longoria To Speak At Democratic National Convention

August 24th, 2012 10:14am EDT
Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria will step up to the podium at the Democratic National Convention next month to rally support for President Barack Obama.

The Desperate Housewives star has been a leading celebrity force in Obama's bid for the White House since his first campaign for the 2008 elections, and she has been drumming up support, particularly among Latin Americans and women, for the party leader once again as he fights for a second term in office.

Longoria was made a co-chair for the Obama For America Movement earlier this year and she has been asked to deliver a speech to voice her contin...
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Dave Mustaine Wants An Investigation Into His 'Obama Is Behind Colorado Movie Massacre' Conspiracy Theory

August 17th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Dave Mustaine
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is adamant his controversial comments about the Colorado cinema massacre were not intended to "hurt" fellow Americans as they were said in the "heat of the moment" on stage.

The rocker hit headlines this week after he accused President Barack Obama of using last month's movie theatre atrocity and a recent shootout at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin to push through a U.S. gun ban.

He said, "Back in my country, my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there... and now...
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Megadeth Singer: Obama Is Behind Colorado Movie Massacre, Other Gun 'Murders'

August 16th, 2012 9:40am EDT
Dave Mustaine
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine believes President Barack Obama is staging murders in order to push through a nationwide gun ban.

The singer shocked fans in Singapore last week after he accused the U.S. leader of of using last month's Colorado cinema massacre and a recent shoot out at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin to push through his anti-gun agenda.

Mustaine said in video footage obtained by TMZ.com, "Back in my country, my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there... and now the beautiful peop...
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Silversun Pickups Demand Mitt Romney To Stop Playing Their Song

August 16th, 2012 8:56am EDT
Silversun Pickups
Rockers Silversun Pickups have fired off a legal letter ordering politician Mitt Romney to stop playing one of their songs on his campaign trail.

The Republican Party candidate has allegedly been playing the group's track Panic Switch during events as he challenges current President Barack Obama for the White House in this year's election.

The band's lawyers have now written a cease and desist letter to Romney, urging him to stop playing the 2009 hit without permission.

Frontman Brian Aubert tells TMZ.com, "We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, a...
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The Killers' Drummer Recalls Grabbing First Lady Michelle Obama's Butt

August 15th, 2012 11:45am EDT
the Killers
The Killers rocker Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. accidentally groped First Lady Michelle Obama when the band was invited to the White House.

The Mr. Brightside hit-makers performed for President Barack Obama and his wife at their official residence as part of Independence Day celebrations in July, 2010.

They were introduced to the couple during the event, and drummer Vanucci, Jr. was stunned when Michelle Obama leaned in for a hug - and he inadvertently grabbed her butt with both hands.

He tells NME magazine, "Playing the White House was great. But I ended up grabbing Michelle Obama's a**. She...
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Elizabeth Banks Defends Planned Parenthood In New President Obama Video

August 9th, 2012 12:46pm EDT
Elizabeth Banks
The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks has shared her personal experiences with birth control in a candid campaign advertisement for President Barack Obama.

In a new promo aimed at female voters, the actress tells how she turned to the non-profit organization Planned Parenthood for health care services after she graduated from college and had no medical insurance.

She says, "Yes, I got birth control, but it was for my massive migraine headaches and my heavy flow. Yeah, I'm on record saying I had a heavy flow! Unfortunately, these are the type of things that I don't want to discuss with e...
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Anne Hathaway & Aaron Sorkin Co-Host Fundraising Party For Barack Obama

August 7th, 2012 9:33am EDT
Anne Hathaway
"The Dark Knight Rises" star Anne Hathaway and "The Newsroom" creator Aaron Sorkin co-hosted a re-election fundraiser for President Barack Obama at filmmaker Harvey Weinstein's Westport, Connecticut, home on Monday night.

Weinstein recently compared Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney to films he made.

Weinstein said, "I spent the exact same amount on both movies. One movie was called 'The King's Speech.' It grossed $140 million, won a few Oscars including best picture, and did sensational based on its budget.

"The other picture was called 'Our Idiot Brother'... and it grossed $25...
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Democrat Matt Damon 'Disappointed' With Obama Because Of 'Banking Stuff'

July 25th, 2012 9:12am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is reconsidering voting for President Barack Obama because of the way the President is handling the country's financial crisis. The actor previously backed the Democrat in his 2008 run for the White House.

Damon says the Presidnet has failed to address country's money problems. In recent years, the United States has been struggling with a sluggish economy, prompting hundreds of people across the nation to speak out in protest of failing banks, corporate greed and high unemployment during the Occupy Wall Street movement last year.

At Comic-Con earlier this month, Damon said, "I ...
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Morgan Freeman Donates $1 Million To Pro-Obama Super PAC

July 19th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Legendary movie actor Morgan Freeman has donated $1 million to help fund President Barack Obama's re-election campaign later this year.

America will go to the polls in November, and a string of Hollywood stars have been holding fundraising events to boost Obama's campaign coffers in a bid to land him another four years in the White House.

Freeman, a longstanding Democrat and Obama supporter, has added his own money to Democratic political action committee Priorities USA Action, which is backing Obama for another term.

Speaking of his decision to hand over the hefty sum, Freeman writes...
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George Clooney To Host President Obama Fundraisers In Switzerland

June 30th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney is to host another fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Geneva.

Clooney, who spends part of his summer at his villa on Lake Como, Italy, is expected to hop across the border and front two Americans Abroad for Obama events in Geneva on August 27th.

The movie star, who previously staged a bash for the President at his home in Hollywood, is expected to address 150 guests at a reception and then serve as guest of honor at a more intimate dinner, where seats will cost $20,000 per person.

The money raised at the two events will help to fund Obama's re-election bid. Cloone...
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Is President Obama Better Suited To Handle An Alien Invasion Than Mitt Romney?

June 27th, 2012 5:17pm EDT
Barack Obama
More than 80 million Americans believe that UFOs exist, according to a new U.S. extraterrestrial survey from National Geographic Channel (NGC).

Also, many believe in tangible proof that aliens have landed on Earth and think that government officials are involved in covering up paranormal activities. Moreover, most citizens would not mind a minor alien invasion, because they expect these space-age visitors to be friendly—like the lovable character depicted in Steven Spielberg's popular film "E.T."

According to Erin Ryder, NGC's executive producer and tech investigator for new series "Chas...
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Mariah Carey Debuts Her New Pro-President Obama Song

June 16th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey has thrown her full support behind President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by penning an inspirational new song in his honor.

The R&B superstar debuted the ballad, titled Bring It on Home, on Thursday as she performed at a special fundraiser for the Democrat at New York's Plaza Hotel.

Carey, who also backed Obama in the 2008 election, took to her Twitter.com blog after the bash and wrote, "Just finished performing Hero, We Belong Together and BRING IT ON HOME - a song I wrote especially for the event."

The Plaza Hotel party took place hours after Obama mingled with ...
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'That's My Boy' Stars Say Movie Is Full Of 'Ninja Turtle' And Vanilla Ice Goodness That Barack Obama Should Love

June 14th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Classic Vanilla Ice
Rob Van Winkle was famous 20 years ago as his alter ego Vanilla Ice, riding on the single “Ice Ice Baby,” a movie vehicle Cool as Ice and a cameo in the then phenomenon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Now playing himself in the comedy That’s My Boy, Winkle commented on the lasting impact of his work.

“Listen, it’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle world out there,” Winkle said. “Obama grew up to that sh** so I’m excited to bring back some of the old school and then reminisce a little bit.”

The film’s costars were impressed with Winkle’s Obama reference too. Adam Sandl...
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Jane Lynch Narrates LGBT Rights Video For President Obama's Campaign

May 24th, 2012 1:09pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch has showed her support for Barack Obama by narrating a new campaign for the President.

In the advertisement, the openly gay actress applauds Obama for publicly endorsing same-sex marriage in a TV interview earlier this month.

The narration begins with Lynch declaring, "In 2008, our country elected a leader who not only acknowledged the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, but who embraced it. He counted us as friends. We elected a man who understood our struggles and who has pushed the nation forward towards equality."

Lynch, who married her lo...
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