Everyone knows Barack Obama is charming and charismatic. What you might not have known is that the POTUS is pretty damn hysterical.
At last night’s White House Correspondents’ dinner, President Obama’s jokes were a hit with the the star studded crowd. He poked fun at everything from Michelle’s bangs, to CNN to the Beyonce/Jay-Z Cuba scandal. Not only should he tell jokes more often, but he should definitely try out that new haircut.
What do you think of Obama’s speech??
Only in America.
After two days of debating helium legislation in the House, Republican Hank Johnson of Georgia had enough. He decided the best way to end the pointless debate was to get up and give a sarcastic speech about the merits of helium – and it could not have been more hilarious.
While his spokesman insisted it was all a joke, let’s not forget this is the man who once expressed concern that increased military presence in Guam would cause the island to capsize. Joking or not, I’m just glad somebody is bringing attention to the fact that there are more important things to be dealt with than whether or not comedians should have the right to use helium in their stand up performances. Plus, his puns were spot on.
Yesterday in Denver, a man and woman were both shot in the leg and a child and dog were grazed by bullets after the city’s 4/20 event was gunned down during Lil’ Flip’s performance.
This is more shocking and disturbing news to add to all the shocking and disturbing news coming out of the USA this week. What was supposed to be a peaceful, happy event where people could celebrate the legalization of marijuana for the first time was marred by yet another terrible act of violence. If this doesn’t make those senators who voted against Obama’s proposed gun legislation wake up and realize their mistake, then I don’t know what will.
My thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the shooting. Here’s hoping they can catch whoever was responsible for such a senseless crime.
What better way to represent American pride and values to than through R. Kelly’s timeless and beloved classic, Ignition (Remix)??
The song turned 10 years old on Jan. 22, and someone in the land of the free thought the best way to celebrate was to create a petition suggesting it become the new national anthem. They even found a way to pay tribute to the inspirational lyrics in the actual text of the document. As they so eloquently put it:
The petition currently has 2,000 signatures, and if it reaches 100,000, the Obama administration is technically obligated to respond. While they do have a tendency to ignore such requests, they did once respond to a petition requesting a government-commissioned Death Star (they said no, citing “fiscal impracticality” – only in America).
This has all the makings of an AMAZING reality show. I’m picturing a national competition in which YouTubers everywhere (including Young the Giant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) vie for the chance to be the official singer of the anthem,
Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I love me some R. Kelly, but I don’t think Beyonce belting out “It’s the freakin’ weekend baby I’m about to have me some fun,” would have quite the same affect at the next inauguration.
By Jessica Galang
Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar are the final four left standing in the competition, and it’s getting super intense. You can tell all the musicians have their game face on and are bringing it with everything they have. Like last week, the acts will sing two songs: One chosen by the singers themselves, and one chosen by their mentor. Every performance is getting better and showing the true potential of the artists, which is why it’s getting hard to pick just three favourites.
Emblem 3 – “Baby I Love Your Way” (Picked by Emblem 3)
Emblem 3 picked this song because they said it’s their mother and father’s favourite song (Aww!). I’m a sucker for oldies, and I felt like their cover was really modern and creative; I wasn’t a big fan of the rapping part, but I still liked that they put their own personal spin on a classic. Like LA said, they’re super charismatic and they’re good at getting the audience into every performance. Demi said it was the first time she felt they actually lived up to what she expected of them. Twitter user @sassquatchet tweeted “I actually really think Emblem 3 deserves to be in the finals — they have such a unique, raw sound that’s so different than everything today”
Tate Stevens – “Fall” by Clay Walker (Picked by LA)
LA picked an emotional song for Tate, and he performed it so well I felt like he was singing on his wedding day. I don’t even know what to say about Tate anymore – I think everyone understands that his voice is impeccable and unwavering in every performance, and even if he doesn’t win first place, this show won’t be the last we’ll see of him. Demi said: “Your wife must feel like the luckiest girl in the world, spending your fifteenth anniversary singing your heart out to her.” Simon said he was happy that Tate decided to enter the competition.
Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Imagine” by John Lennon (Picked by Britney) Read more…
Dear Mr. Trump,
First of all, I’d like to say thank you. Because of your latest angry rant against President Obama, I now have a reason to write a letter about how much of a lame d-bag you are. Clearly you saw this one coming.
Mr. Trump, you say that it’s necessary that the President “gives” his college applications and passport records to you. Apparently this will prove that the President is in fact a legitimate, 100% American-made man like yourself. You’ve even spiced up the deal with a reward of $5 million to the charity of the President’s choice. Toupée. Er, I mean touché.
I have one question, Mr. Trump — are you for reals? The last time you questioned President Obama’s identity, you got a cold slap in the face from the President with the help of our Disney friends, Mufasa and Simba. I doubt you even know who they are since you clearly don’t understand the concept of joy.
Mr. Trump, I feel sorry for you. Because when President Obama serves you a cold slap in the face: part II, I will be watching with my popcorn in hand and a pen ready to write an “I told you so” letter.
Watch the (lame) proposal here:
Christensen, who of course was in “Star Wars,” claims in 2005 he approached USA, along with his older brother, for a comedic drama about a “concierge” doctor who makes house calls to the rich and famous, reports Fox News.
The brothers claim that the network’s “Royal Pains” is a copy of their concept.
Miss USA 2006 beauty pageant winner Tara Conner has been given a second chance to keep her title.
The recently turned 21-year-old beauty queen was threatened by Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss USA and Miss Universe contests, after reports about scandalous activity surfaced last week.
“Tara is going to be given a second chance,” Trump told a news conference. “Tara got caught up in the whirlwind of New York.”
Conner was seen partying it up in New York’s finest hot spots. At the time, she was under the legal American drinking age of 21.
Trump said Conner would enter rehab although he failed to say for what.
Miss USA has denied she has a problem with drugs and alcohol.
“I wouldn’t say that I am an alcoholic that would be pushing the envelope a little bit,” she told reporters. “I don’t have a problem with anything like that.”