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In a cold move, President Bush challenges President Clinton to participate in the ALS ice water challenge.

"Yesterday was Bill's birthday, and my gift to Bill is a bucket of cold water."





In her recent TEDxTeen talk, Chelsea Clinton encouraged young people to step up and make a change.



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Meant to post this last week but didn't get a chance.  As you know, we went to downtown DC and the White House to observe the goings on following the announcement that Osama Bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals.  We didn't have footage to show you then, but our friend Jason has been kind enough to share his.  (Thanks Jason!)

First up, the crowd singing The Star Spangled Banner at The White House.  And yes, the loudest voice, or solo breakout performance as we like to call it, is Jason singing (?) his heart out. (Don't quit the day job, Jas!)



Next up, a patriotic pup.

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Thanks again, Jason, for the great footage!

File under: Seriously?


During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar asked Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan how she would rule in the "famous cases" of Edward v. Jacob and the Vampire v. Werewolf, characters from the Twilight book/movie series.

Obvs Sen. Klobuchar was joking, but still.





Actress Rosario Dawson was in DC Wednesday night to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Voto Latino.  Voto Latino is a non-profit organization that works to get out the Latin vote.



President Obama dropped in on an independent bookstore in Iowa to to pick up some books for himself and his children.  

"Books are our friends," said the President.

Fine! He didn't say anything like that. That's just how we feel about books when we sit home alone on a dateless Saturday night.


Anyway, watch the hoopla above.

Best. argument. ever.



From Oprah.com:

In June 2009, married South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford went missing. Five days later, he surfaced and confessed he traveled to Argentina for a secret rendezvous with a woman he calls his soul mate. His wife, Jenny Sanford, has filed for divorce and is now telling her story in her new book, Staying True. She tells Oprah about discovering the affair, her decision to file for divorce and how this ordeal has affected her family.  Here's the vid.

So we've decided to bring back our "O Say Can You Sing" column, where we feature celebrities' and other notables' performances of The Star Spangled Banner.

Up this week is Ayla Brown, daughter of new U.S. Senator Scott Brown, former American Idol contestant, and current b-baller for Boston College. 

Here she sings our National Anthem with the Boston Pops at a 2008 July 4th celebration.

Rate her pipes in the comments.

 

 

Michelle Obama_Isaac Mizrahi.jpgAmerican designer Isaac Mizrahi is over the moon about Michelle Obama's dress choice for the State of the Union address.  Why? Because she wore his dress!

Mizrahi said in his video blog that he thinks Mrs. Obama looked "exquisitely beautiful" in the dress, and that he was "thrilled" to learn that she'd worn it. 

"It was the right dress at the right time, which is what fashion is all about," Mizrahi gushes about the First Lady's choice. It was "not left, not right; it was kind of a bipartisan dress," because it was purple, a combo of red and blue.

In the video, Mizrahi is all giddy Mrs. Obama's whole look, noting that her new bob hairstyle is "divine" and "really gorgeous."

Oh, and lookie here below.  Mizrahi isn't the only one who thinks Michelle looks hot in purple.

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Daughters, Sasha And Malia, paid a visit to children at Children's National Medical Center (known locally as Children's Hospital) the day before Christmas Eve. First Pup Bo Obama came along too.


Mrs. Obama and the girls read Christmas books to the children.  When While Mrs. Obama was reading, Bo spied a suspicious, bearded white guy in a red suit and hat lurking around the Christmas tree behind Sasha and Malia and began to bark. Even Santa can't pass Bo's security check.   Perhap the First Pup should keep watch at state dinners, so gate crashers a la the Salahis don't slip in for a free meal.


After the book reading, Mrs. Obama and her girls answered children's questions about their holiday plans and what they got the president for Christmas.  Watch above. 


 

On the occasion of the Obamas' first Christmas at The White House, lets have a look at the Kennedys' first Washington Christmas in 1961.

 


 


This one is for you political techies out there. 


Here is a panel discussion about how celebs use (and could use) Twitter to promote political causes and otherwise engage in the political process.


The panel is moderated by our friend Maegan Carberry, who is in lots and lots of trouble for not telling us about the video so that we could post it.  (You can find Maegan here and here.)

Featured panelists are Ted Johnson (Managing Editor, Variety), James Sutyando (Strategic Development, CauseCast), Jacob Soboroff (Reporter AMC News and Founder Why Tuesday?), and Wendy Cohen (TakePart.com, Participant Media).

Catch Sarah Palin on Oprah in 10 minutes (Monday at 4pm EST).  Palin will talk about the past election, Katie Couric, Levi Johnston, her family and her new book.

 


 


Judge Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday.    Justice Sotomayor is the first Latina (and only the third woman, period) to sit on the high court.


Dressed in a crisp, cream skirt suit and accompanied by her mother and brother, Justice Sotomayor looked so happy, proud and eager to serve in the moments before Chief Justice John Roberts began the proceedings.  She enthusiastically hugged her mother and then her brother after the brief ceremony was completed.


Felicitaciones, Justice Sotomayor!


 


 


First Lady Michelle Obama was a hit at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala, receiving a standing ovation even though she never appeared on stage.  She enjoyed the event with her mother and longtime girlfriends Valerie Jarrett (Special Advisor to President Obama)  and Desiree Rogers (White House Social Secretary).  Gala guests included Vera Wang and Paris Hilton.

First Pup Barney Bush stars in a holiday video from The White House.  Guest appearances are made by the Bush family, Michael Phleps, Shannon Miller and more.

 

The Brit is back

After a bit of a hiatus (to say the least), Britney Spears performed on Good Morning America this morning.

Today is her 27th birthday, by the way.

 

 

In case you missed it, here's the press conference at which President elect Barack Obama announced his selections for his national security team.  (He had the decency not to hold the conference during Tyra this time, thank the Lord.)

Warning:  The video is 27 minutes long, because each of Obama's nominees wanted to yap on the mike for a bit. (Hey, they are politicos, aren't they?)

The nominees make up a team diverse in race, sex, ideology, geography and political party affiliation.  Here's the scoop on them, pulled straight from an email sent by the Obama transition team:

Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady, will serve as Secretary of State.

Secretary Robert Gates, the current Secretary of Defense, will continue to serve in that role.

Eric Holder, former Deputy Attorney General and a former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, will serve as Attorney General.

Janet Napolitano, Governor and former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, will serve as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Susan E. Rice, a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Obama for America campaign, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will serve as Ambassador to the United Nations.

General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret), former Allied Commander, Europe, and Commander of the United States European Command, will serve as National Security Advisor.

 

President Bush's dog Barney is known for his gentle temperament.  But when a White House reporter tried to pet him yesterday, he snarled and bit the reporter's finger.

 

 

We haven't addressed John McCain on Polichicks since the election, because we felt that Barack Obama should have his day after his historic win.  But now we want to acknowledge Sen. John McCain, who fought a long and hard campaign for the presidency.

John McCain's concession speech was one of the most moving that we have ever heard.  He commended Obama's accomplishments, acknowledged what Obama's historic victory means to African Americans, expressed sympathy to the Obama family on their loss of Obama's grandmother and encouraged the country to unite behind our new president.

No doubt that had to be a tough speech to make, especially the part where he preaches unity and calls Barack Obama "my president." (We mean, imagine if you had to publicly praise your work frenemy and call her "my boss," moments after she got the promotion you wanted.) But as hard as it must have been, John McCain stepped up to the plate and did what was best for our country.

Now that's "country first." 

 

Opening doors

Open doors.jpgBarack Obama's historic win and acceptance speech brought back memories of this other historic first. So moving.  And the year was 2002. Watch here.

So last night Barack Obama ran a 30 minute, $4 million infomercial on 7 networks.  We think the ad was an effective one for the Obama camp.  It laid out Obama's plans as president,  offered supporting evidence of his competence and established an emotional connection with those who watched it. 

Obama is a politician who "gets" marketing.   We were impressed by his ability to sell himself, his potential and his policies in the ad.  If the whole White House thing doesn't work out, he definately has a future on QVC or the Home Shopping Network.

 

 

There's been a lot of controversy about shady robocalls lately, but it turns out that John McCain isn't behind all of them...

 

In case you missed it, here's Michelle Obama on Jay Leno.  Yellow outfit purchased online at J.Crew.

 

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck introduced Sarah Palin at a rally in Tampa this weekend. 

"As you can see, Sarah Palin sure is a woman who knows how to dress," Hasselbeck said. "I'm actually personally most impressed, you know, by her accessories, like the flag pin that she wears...."

We noticed that Hasselbeck's speech style, intonation and mannerisms  are almost identical to Sarah Palin's.  Shared speech coach, perhaps? If we weren't watching Hasselbeck, we would think Palin was speaking.  Just an observation...


Anyway, Hasselbeck did well, looked great and got a warm reception from the crowd.  Here's a clip of her speech.


 


Whassup in 2008?

Ever wonder whatever happened to the whassup guys from the Budweiser commercial?  Yeah, we never cared either. But here's an update on them anyway...

 

Meghan McCain and her McCain Blogettes are touring the country to promote her dad's campaign.  Meghan shares what she and her friends have been up to on the road:

 

Why should Tina Fey have all the fun?  Katie Couric gets in the game with her best Sarah Palin impression.

 

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel say it's good to think outside the box, but it's not good to vote that way. Here's their "vote in the box" song and dance for Barack Obama:

 


Hat Tip: Maegan Carberry

Bill Clinton on where he stands.

 

 

The Obama/McCain debate, SNL style...

 

Sooo.... Not a good day for Wall Street. Not a good day for the economy.  Not a good day for shoe shopping.  Just all around not a good day.

We need a little pick me up, so we're going to take the advice of reader Fatfighter and revisit the Saturday Night Live skits from this weekend.

First up, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Katie Couric.

 

Katie Couric interviewed Republican vice presidential candidate Sara Palin recently.  Here's the interview, in case you missed it.

 

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Har dee har har

The economy sucks, so we thought we'd tickle your funny bone to make you feel better.  In this David Letterman clip, Chris Rock gives Bill Clinton the heads up that Hillary lost.

 

 

So, did Chris have you rolling on the floor, laughing your ass off?  Or did you take offense to his comments? 

Do you think the Clintons support Barack Obama for real or just in public because they "have" to?  Holla in the comments, yo.

Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live this past Saturday to play Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.  The message of the skit was that Palin is no Hillary Clinton when it comes to experience and capability to run a nation.

In the skit, Clinton (played by Amy Poehler) says that she doesn't agree with the Bush Doctrine. Fey's Palin pipes in, "I don't even know what that is!" The pun was a reference to Palin's recent interview with ABC News, during which she appeared to have never heard of the Bush Doctrine when asked about it by anchorman Charlie Gibson.

Sarah Palin's response? "She thought it was quite funny, particularly because she once dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween," her spokesperson Tracey Schmitt told CBS News.

If you didn't catch the show, watch below.  It was hoo-larious!

 

 

Actor Matt Damon is totally freaked out that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.  

At 72, McCain is no spring chicken. Damon fears that if McCain wins the presidency, he'll kick the bucket while in office and Palin will become president. "You do the actuary tables and there's a one-out-of-three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it will be President Palin . . . It's like a bad Disney movie," he said. 

Why would the Disney movie be so bad?  According to Damon, Palin is wholly unqualified to lead the country.  " 'I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska.' And she's the president," he said. "And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd. It's totally absurd."

He continued, "I don't know why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. It's a really terrifying possibility,"


A Democat and Barack Obama supporter, Damon contributed $4,600 to Obama's campaign and $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

(This post - especially the video - is dedicated to my sister Jen, who thinks Matt Damon is dee-lish!)

Boy George released a video for the pro-Obama Yes We Can song.  It features Amy Winehouse and David Bowie.

 


Uhh... We just don't know what to say.... Thoughts? Tell us in the comments.

Meghan McCain and little Piper Palin made a girlpower video together, behind the scenes of the McCain Palin campaign. Meghan posted the video on her blog at mccainblogette.com.

 

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You. Complete. Me.

Ever since Barack Obama announced just before the DNC Convention that Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del) was his vice presidential pick, tongues have been wagging about what Biden adds to the ticket:

Experience: Obama faces attacks for his limited time serving in the Senate.  He will have been in office just 4 years when (and if) he becomes president in January 2009. Biden has served in the U.S. Senate for 36 years.

Foreign relations expertise: Biden is an expert on national security and chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He voted to authorize the use military force in Iraq in 2002 but has since become a vocal critic of the war.

Age:  Biden is no spring chicken.  At 66, his silver haired appearance could make older voters feel more comfortable with voting for the ticket.  Obama, the young cat on the ticket, is only 47.

Average Joe: Biden, a white guy, hails from a working class backround in Pennsylvania.  He's expected to help Obama appeal to white, working class voters nationwide. Also, unlike most of the other Senators, Biden is not a multimillionaire.  He and his wife Jill have just $365,000 in assets or less. Joe's an average Joe.

He's green: No, not the inexperienced kind of green or the rich kind of green but the hugging and kissing all over trees kind of green.  He has a strong environmental record and earned an 83% lifetime voting score from the League of Conservation Voters.

Catholicsm: Biden is Catholic.  He is expected to help Obama win the white, Catholic voters that he lost to Hillary Clinton in the primary. 

Tough guy on crime: Biden was a chief sponsor of an anti-crime bill that passed in 1994.  He can help defend the ticket against GOP attacks saying that Obama is soft on crime.

Attack dog: Biden will not stand for a bunch of what our girl Niecy from Clean House would call a bunch of foolishness and mayhem. Act out, and he will call you out.  Thinking of stepping to Biden? You betta check yo'self before you wreck yo'self.

Family story: Biden lost his wife and young daughter in a car crash in 1972, one month after his election to the Senate.  Remarried, Biden takes the Amtrak train home from Washington D.C. to Delaware every night, so that he can be with his family.

 

You had me at hello.

You've seen this before. Two people in your circle of friends - a boy an a girl - are always totally flirting with each other when your group goes out.  Then when they finally hook up, everybody's like, "Well duh, we all saw that one coming."  That's how Obama's advisers describe Obama's selection of Biden for veep. Even though Obama was mum about who was most attractive to him as a veep candidate, people say they always knew he was interested in Biden. David Axelrod, Obama's senior strategist, told The Washington Post that Obama's veep search "always pointed in Biden's direction."

Biden totally played hard to get during the VP selction process.  He denied courting the veep slot, said he didn't want the job, and claimed he would accept it only reluctantly to help his party's ticket if asked. 

Whatev!  

We know Obama and the idea of being veep had Biden at hello. He was just playing hard to get, giving Obama a little chase.  Biden obviously was reading The Rules and applying them to his political career.  And it worked.  Obama and Biden made their first appearance together as a "couple" on the Saturday prior to the DNC convention.  Wonder if Obama called Biden by Wednesday for that Saturday date?

Watch a "pre-enactment" of the Obama/Biden courtship above, with Tom Cruise as Obama and Renee Zelwegger as Biden.

 

 

This month's Harper's Bazaar features Tyra as Michelle Obama.  And a delicious hottie named Roman as Barack Obama.

As we said before, Meghan McCain recently met Heidi Montag of The Hills for lunch at The Ivy in Santa Monica, CA.  Paparazzi extraordinaire, TMZ.com, captured the two on video in the restaurant's parking lot.  

Now this is funny: the paps didn't recognize Meghan and focused their attention on Heidi, often cutting Meghan out of the shot.  The joke was on them though, because they missed their money shot, a candid interview with the first daughter wannabe.

It's Time for Some Campaignin', a little diddy about campaign 08...

 


 


Maria Menounos of Access Hollywood interviewed Barack Obama's family (wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha) on the 4th of July.   Sasha, 7, dished this scoop about her dad: he doesn't like ice cream.  "My dad doesn't like sweets," she explained. "He likes like minty gum.  He doesn't like bubble gum."

Meghan McCain and her mom Cindy went to Vietnam to support Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization that surgically repairs cleft palettes on children in impoverished countries.  (Meghan's younger sister, Bridget, was born with a cleft palette.)  In the video below, Meghan shares her experiences working with Operation Smile.

 

 

Thumbnail image for TV_retro brn wall paper_iStock_000005015948XSmall.jpgMTV's Emmy Award winning Choose or Lose campaign will take over MTV2 today to present programming that will engage its young adult audience in the plight of America's more than one million young troops who have served on the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

MTV News and the 51 MTV/Knight Foundation Street Team will air special reports on young veterans issues.  These reports will highlight stories of young veterans in their communities, focusing on the challenges of post traumatic stress disorder, lack of educational benefits, and the difficulties young veterans face as they struggle to acclimate back into civilian life.  In addition to these reports, MTV2 will broadcast the following specials: 

6:00 pm - Iraq Uploaded

6:30 pm - True Life: I Live in Iraq

8:30 pm - True Life: I'm Shipping Out

9:30 pm - True Life: I'm Coming to America

10:30 pm - True Life: I'm a Civilian Again

John McCain and Barack Obama have each prepared special July 4th video messages in honor of our young troops that will air exclusively on MTV2 today. Recent MTV research shows that 70% of young adults 18 to 29 personally know someone who has fought in Iraq.

John McCain and Barack Obama made July 4th public service announcements for MTV viewers.  Watch below.

John McCain's message:

 

Barack Obama's message:

 

Check out John McCain's pimped out campaign tour bus, complete with 22 inch rims.

 

 

Michelle Obama guest co-hosted The View yesterday.  Can we be the first to say that she looked FAB?  She debuted a new, softer look: sweeping bangs, flawless makeup  and a feminine flower print dress with a flower pin. Tres elegante!  And her best accessory?  Her brain. 

Barack Obama claims to be for the American family, but he's actually kind of a homewrecker. 

 

Get full scoop on the broken hearted here.

 

A cool planet is hot. John McCain says he wants to end global warming and other bad things that affect our environment.

In this mother's day video, little kids ask their moms not for a puppy or a Nintendo, but to please vote for Barack Obama. Clearly, Obama has been handing out candy bribes.

 

Chelsea Clinton wishes her mom and all moms a happy mother's day, reminding everyone: "Your little girls can be anything they want to be when they grow up, even if it's to be the second woman president of the United States."

(Hmm.. this video must have been filmed before Barack Obama's big NC victory, but the sentiment is nice just the same.)

 

 

Hilla American Eagle vote T shirt.jpgLauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge and Whitney Port from The Hills are sporting the American Eagle Outfitters Declare Yourself T-shirt above.  You can buy one over here.

L.C., Audrina and Whitney are promoting voter registration, as well as Declare Yourself, Seventeen and MTV's "In the Time It Takes" video contest.  Read all about it over here

...you could register to vote in the 2008 election. 

Seventeen, MTV and Declare Yourself have teamed up to mobilize people to register to vote.  So they're co-sponsoring the "In the Time It Takes" video contest.  All you have to do to enter is create a viral  video that reminds folks that they can register to vote lickety split. 


If you want to see example videos, check out the ones done by Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge and Whitney Port of The Hills .  Just don't bite off what they did, k?


One grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the Young Hollywood party. (Hel-lo.) Two Runners-up will each receive a $500 gift certificate to American Eagle Outfitters and an American Eagle Outfitters Declare Yourself T-shirt signed by the cast of The Hills.


Now, just so ya know, if this year's Young Hollywood party is anything like last year's, the contest winner will hobnob with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Nick Cannon, Hayden Panettiere, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge, Romeo and Kristen Bell.  Definately the place to be, so go over here and enter to win.


"You're wearing that?!" We've all gasped in utter shock and asked our mom that question at least once too many times. And our moms have (unreasonably) asked us the same.

No different from the next mom, Hillary Clinton likes to wear embarassing outfits and complain that her daughter's floor length skirts are "too short."  She dishes on her experiences as a mom in an interview and town hall meeting sponsored by momlogic, a website that's totally biased in support of your mother's point of view.

View the momlogic interview and town hall exclusive with Hillary Clinton here.

 

 


 


Michelle and Barack Obama (mostly Michelle) were on Rachael Ray about a week ago.  Rachael tried to play it impartial, but her sparkly eyes and beaming smile totally gave her away as an Obama supporter.  She just ate the Obamas up!


Highlights:


Michelle and Barack have date night once a week.


Rachael implied that she loves her dog Isaboo more than the Obamas love their kids.  You know the Obamas talked about that later. (But in Rach's defense, she was clearly star struck and these things just happen when you're star struck.)


The Obamas first dance was was to "Unforgettable" (presumably the Nat King Cole version, but if not, they're not as cool as we thought).


Michelle walked down the aisle to a Stevie Wonder song at their wedding.


Michelle said she watches what the kids eat. (Ugh! That probably means no sugar cereals.  As in no Lucky Charms and no Cocoa Puffs. And worse, no prizes in the box!)


At the end of the interview, Michelle fondly reached for Rachael and said, "Girl...."  Michelle is so regular, and we love it!


 

Barbara and Jenna Bush speak at the 2004 Republican National Convention.  Highlights:

  • Grandmother Barbara Bush thinks sex is "something married people do but never talk about." What a fool.
  • George and Laura Bush's pet name for each other is Bushy.
  • G.Dub and Laura know who Outkast is, and both have been known to "shake it like a Polaroid picture."

 

Yesterday on Today, First Lady Laura Bush and Anne Curry interviewed Barbara and Jenna Bush on what it's like to be a twin.

Barack Obama is turning green!  He is calling on Americans to host "green gatherings" and discuss how we can preserve our environment.  Check out his green website here and his latest green commercial below.

 

Baracky: The Movie


Young veterans share why they support and campaign for Barack Obama.

This is hoo-larious.  Mitt Romney tells attendees at the Radio & Television Correspondents' Association dinner why he dropped his bid to be the next prez.

 

John McCain is in luck. Hills star Heidi Montag, who endorsed the senator earlier this month, has promised to register to vote "this week."

 

Meghan McCain chats us up about her dad's biography tour, her relationship with her dad, and her life on the campaign trail.

 

Obama wins!!!!!!!

No, not the election.  Jon Stewart's "Dick Move of the Week" award.

 


 


Hillary Clinton might want to make a 3 a.m. call to 50 Cent.  After months of standing behind Clinton, 50 tells MTV News that he's now an undecided voter.


On a visit to the Butler University Bulldogs, Chelsea Clinton showed that she can be quite the bulldog herself.  When a student asked Chelsea if she thinks the Monica Lewinsky scandal hurt her mother's credibility, she quipped, "...I do not think that's any of your business."


Do. Not. Mess. With. Chelesa.

Barack Obama just has one Obama Girl, but John McCain has a whole flock of chicks.  The McCain Girls. And they are going to do a special performance just for us Polichicks. Shhhh... Show's starting.

And now heeeeeeeeeeere's (drumroll please!) The McCain Girls!!!  (Cheers and applause)


 



 


The stars of Stop Loss, a drama about a soldier who returns from Iraq only to find that he has to go back, talked to real U.S. troops to prepare for their roles.  Ryan Phillippe shares what he learned from the toops in the video above.  Co-stars Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also share their experiences with the troops here.

Recording star Sarah McLachlan recorded this public service announcement for the ASPCA. She asks, "Will you be an angel for a helpless animal? Every day innocent animals are abused, beaten and neglected, and they're crying out for help."

 


Here's how you probably remember Sarah best, performing her hit song "Adia."

Here's Black Eyed Pea's frontman Will.i.am's latest video supporting Barack Obama.  The video, titled We Are the Ones, features celebrities Jessica Alba, Ryan Phillippe, George Lopez, Kerry Washington, Regina King, and the voice of Macy Gray.

Will.i.am previously produced Yes We Can, a viral video sensation that was viewed over 5 million times on YouTube. Yes We Can features celebrities John Legend, Scarlett Johansson, Common, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kate Walsh, Tatyana Ali and more.

McCain Update

Meghan McCain recaps the most recent happenings in the McCain camp through February 22nd.

 

 

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Meghan McCain and dad John McCain on the campaign trail.  Photo credit: McCainBlogette.com.

Meghan McCain (John McCain's daughter) was on Fox News last week talking about her blog, McCainBlogette.com.  Watch it here.

Here comes Huckabee, right down Santa Claus Lane and - he hopes - into the hearts of Christian voters.  Watch below.

 

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was on The View Tuesday morning to talk about abortion, the economy, immigration, China and his race for the White House.  The highlight of the interview?  When co-host Joy Behar said to him, "Now you're probably not going to win, and you know that, right?"  Yes- she went there.  Watch below in two parts (part 1 top, part 2 bottom).

 

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Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie at the premiere of his new film Revolver

So Hillary Clinton's latest BFF is Madonna. Women's Wear Daily caught up with Madge and her husband Guy Ritchie at the premiere of his new film Revolver. Let's eavesdrop on the conversation.

WWD: Hillary or Obama?

Madge: Hillary

WWD: Because?

Madge: Because I've gotta support the girls.  And because I'm a big fan of the Clintons.

The madge dash to Hillary's side comes as no surprise.  TMZ.com predicted that Madonna would support Hillary back in August, when she spent over two hours with Bill Clinton at his foundation's headquarters. You can watch TMZ.com's video of Madonna's visit - well, at least video of her walking in and out of the building - here. (Bill Clinton is the only person in the world who can keep the paps away from his office.  Now that's power.)

See also:

Madonna and Guy Step Out, Support Hillary [The Huffington Post]

Vintage humor: Watch President Bush bust a move a few months ago.

 

Dancing with the Stars

In honor of tonights's Dancing with the Stars finale (8pm EST on ABC), let's watch Barack Obama do the uh-oh on Ellen.

 

Obama's ad in Iowa

Barack Obama is now running this ad in Iowa.  A similar version has aired in New Hampshire for the past few weeks.

 

Crazy Sexy Cancer

 Fuck Cancer Hat.jpg

 So what's Crazy Sexy Cancer about?  Well, it's not just about filmmaker Kris Carr's battle against a rare and incurable liver cancer.  That's for sure!

Kris says:

Crazy Sexy Cancer is more than a film, it's an attitude! It's about rising to the challenge of life, and no matter what, refusing to give up who you are at your core.  This story is as funny as it is frightening, as joyous as it is outrageous. Ultimately, Crazy Sexy Cancer is a thought provoking film about, friendship, love and growing up.

What's so SEXY about cancer?  Nothing!  It's about the women (and men) who have it; we're still whole, empowered, vibrant people - with or without the disease!

Much ado has been made about America's healthcare system lately- the good, the bad and the ugly of it.  Crazy Sexy Cancer gives us a chance to see what it is like to be sick in America through the eyes of patients. And, better yet, through the eyes of smart, vibrant, bad ass young women (Kris and her girlfriends with cancer) who we can really relate to.  Watch the trailer here.

Kris Carr, you are one hell of a fabulista! Oh, and on a fashion note, thanks for recommending the Fuck Cancer hat. It's definately a DO.

 

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Jennifer Garner_faces of influenza.jpgActress Jennifer Garner wants you to get a flu shot.  She is the new national Faces of Influenza spokesperson for the American Lung Association's Influenza Prevention Program.

"Women play an important role in a family. It's our job to take care of those we love, that's why I make sure my family is protected against influenza," Jennifer says.

Many people don't know how serious influenza can be. They think it's like having alergies or getting the common cold.  It's not. Each year, approximately 226,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized and an average of 36,000 die from the disease and its complications.  2 out of 3 Americans are recommended to get the influenza vaccine, but many do not because they aren't aware that they need it.

"Look around, and you'll see someone in your life who should receive an influenza vaccination. There's the couple with young children, like my husband (Ben Affleck) and I, or your parents, who are over 50 years of age, or your friend who will be pregnant during influenza season. It's also likely you know someone living with a serious medical condition, like asthma, COPD, heart disease, or diabetes. My own father has heart complications."

You can see one of Jennifer's public service announcements for the Faces of Influenza campaign here.

 

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Just like mean girls, members of Congress roll in cliques. Congressional clique members even save seats for each other, eighth grade lunchroom style. 

“It’s like church,” said Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA). “Everyone sits in the same chairs — and if anyone sits in our chairs, we give them a dirty look and they leave.”  

That's how he acts in church?! So the U.S. Capitol is actually a junior high school, and members of congress think it's okay to give people dirty looks in church. (Is that a new strategy to reach faithful voters? Giving 'em dirty looks?) Good to know that your Congressional representative is not any more mature - or any more well behaved on Sunday - than a very mean girl. Nice.  [Politico]

Video below shows what it's like to be in Congress:

 

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14,000 dolphins are killed every year in Japan for food.  Japanese fisherman see nothing wrong with this and believe that dolphins should be treated like any other fish that's caught and eaten by humans. They say that eating dolphin is a part of Japanese culture, and foreigners ought to stay out of it.


Hayden Panettiere disagrees.  The Heroes star left Hollywood behind, joined other dolphin rights activists in Japan, and confronted Japanese fisherman in the water as they began the dolphin slaughter.  The fishermen used a long pole to push Hayden and her pals away, and sadly, not one dolphin - not even the little baby dolphin that Hayden said looked at her - was saved.  Hayden returned to shore and sobbed on the beach.

Hayden is a spokesperson for savethewhalesagain.org.

Video below.


 


 

Barack Obama participated in a Saturday Night Live skit this past Saturday to poke fun of rival Hillary Clinton.  Barack and the other Democratic candidates have accused Hillary of being two-faced, and Barack drove this point home during his SNL appearance.

In the skit, a tall, thin man approaches "Hillary" (Amy Poehler) at her Halloween party, wearing a Barack Obama mask.  Hillary wants to see who came to the party as Barack, so he takes the mask off.  And it's... [drumroll please!]... Barack himself!

Hillary: So you came as yourself?

Barack: Well you know, Hillary, I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself. I'm not going to change who I am just because it is Halloween.

The audience laughed, but you know Hillary wasn't amused.  She's going to stomp Barack's a**. Not necessarily in the primary, but if she catches his skinny tail alone in the dark halls of Congress.

See also:

Obama's shots go on, a surprise for Clinton on SNL [Baltimore Sun]

Live from New York, it's Sen Barack Obama [Chicago Sun-Times]

Anchor has nothing to fear from SNL gig [Chicago Sun-Times]


We've gotten a whole lot of requests from polichicks to post the video of the first lady wannabes' panel discussion at the 2007 Women's Conference..  Five fabulously smart and beautiful wives of presidential candidates participated.  Okay, only four seemed smart, but we're not saying who we think was lacking. 


Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Jeri Thompson, Elizabeth Edwards and Cindy McCain talked about life on the campaign trail, balancing their campaign and family obligations, raising kids, supporting their husbands, and who supports them while they support their men.  California First Lady Maria Shriver moderated. 

Drew Carey Big Photo.jpg"Ahaaaaa.... Smell that smell.  That's the smell of freedom," said Drew Carey, as he walked into Farmacy while filming a video on marijuana use and the war on drugs.  Farmacy is a store in California where you can buy marijuana legally, as long as you have a doctor's note. (Hmmm.  Good to know... uh, in case we ever get hurt or something.) 


Anyway, Carey wants to legalize marijuana for medical use.  Okay, Carey really wants to legalize weed for any use, but his first battle is to push the federal government to legalize medical marijuana. 


“I think it’s clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana," Carey said in the video. "People who need it should be able to get it – safely and easily." 

Carey interviewed several people in the video who use marijuana for medical purposes, including Bill Lehey, who is a self-described gun-toting, right-wing Republican. "If you want my gun, you better take it off my dead body," Lehey said. He also said that he supports legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, because he needs it to treat backpain. He said that sometimes his back hurts so much that it wakes him up at night. "Two puffs" of weed, and he's sleeping like a baby.

This video is part of The Drew Carey Project, a Reason.tv video series in which Carey plans to address the political issues of the day, such as traffic congestion and immigration. You can watch it below.

 

Carla Babb, a journalism student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wondered why John Edwards based his poverty focused presidential campaign in an affluent Chapel Hill neighborhood, rather than in a low income community that would better reflect his message about ending poverty.  She videotaped interviews with Chapel Hill residents about the issue (they were split), and the video was later posted on the University's website and YouTube. 


The video got few hits and went virtually unnoticed, until the Edwards campaign tried to get it taken off the web.    Babb said, "I was completely shocked to get a phone call from the Edwards campaign saying that the story was straight from the Republican Party and that we needed to take it down."  The campaign also threatened that leaving the video up would harm the Edwards' relationship with UNC (ie., no more alumni contributions from us, Tar Heels!).  Both John and Elizabeth Edwards attended law school at the University.

See also:

Edwards campaign tried to stop student's TV story, professor says [AP]

Edwards tussles with UNC j-school [The News and Observer]

 

 



 


The Draft Katherine Harris for president campaign is on!  Folks who want "a real Republican" to represent them, should check out the new website DraftKatherineHarris.com.


Harris best is known for her role in the Gore-Bush ballot dispute during the 2000 presidential election.  She is also known for calling potential voters and implying that her rival in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate might have killed one of his interns.  


So what are her chances of winning a presidential election, or any election for that matter?  Hmmm. She could beat Britney Spears in a "Biggest Trainwreck" contest.  But as for her being elected to political office again, we're more likely to hear of little devils snowboarding in hell. 


 


We meant to post this a couple of days ago, but uh, we forgot.  Whatever. Here it is now.


A Norwegian "news" show managed piss off a New Yawker.  (Never a good idea.)


When Republican New York City Councilmember James Oddo sat down with a Norwegian news reporter comedienne posing as a Norwegian news reporter, he did not expect to be asked questions about topics such as Hillary Clinton's relationship with cigars. 


When asked the inappropriate questions, to put it mildly, he went off.  By off, we mean he said the F word 16 times in 47 seconds and threatened to "beat the f*cking sh*t" out of the "news" staff.


Do. Not. F*ck. With. James. Oddo. (unless you want to get the f*cking sh*t beat out of you).


 

Pizza for Ron Paul

Here's a "commercial" for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul that stars a dancing pizza.

 

Hat tip: Wonkette

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Academy Award winning actress and activist Emma Thompson is speaking out against sex trafficking by promoting the London exhibit "Journey in Trafalgar Square," which traces the life of an Eastern European sex worker.  Watch the video (about 2 min long) here.  It's appalling to hear what sex workers slaves go through.

In addition to her political activism, Emma Thompson is known for her roles in the films Howard's End, The Remains of the Day and Sense and Sensibility.

USA Today ran a story today about Jeri Thompson's "debut" as a potential first lady.  Thompson gave her first interview to Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel last night.  She appeared with her husband (who did most of the talking) and their two children.  Watch below.

 

When Hardball host Chris Matthews appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to plug his new book, Life's  a Campaign, Jon Stewart totally trashed his book for the entire segment.  And Matthews didn't like it (although, strangely enough, he laughed through all of the insults).

Good for ratings? Yep.  Good for book sales? Not so much.

James Denton, who plays hearthrop Mike Delfino on Desperate Housewives, says that he is "desperate" for "the kind of change that John Edwards is offering - the kind of change that America deperately needs."  He also says that Edwards is desperate for cash and asks for contributions.  If you are desperate to see for yourself, the video is below.

 

 

Tyra asked Barack to send a message to her brother and his fellow troops who are stationed in Afghanistan.  The clip below aired today on the Tyra Show.

When asked who would play him in a movie, Barack Obama said that he would like Denzel Washington to play him but admitted that Will Smith would be better because of the ears.

The clip below aired today on the Tyra Show.

Looking for his future in a crystal ball, Barack Obama exclaimed, "I see the White House right there!" The clip below aired today on the Tyra Show.

John Edwards is all over MTV.com.  Former America's Top Model contestant, Kim Stolz, is following him on the campaign trail and posting a campaign diary there.  Read it and watch her inteview Edwards here.  (First question, "Okay, so why Iowa?") You can ask John a few questions yourself during the MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogues session with him on Thursday at 12 EST.

Given all the hoopla about Barry Manilow's catfight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and all the excitement over Alicia Silverstone's nude PETA commercial, we might as well re-vist another catfight classic: Alicia Silverstone v. Elisabeth Hasselbeck.  In this clip, Alicia Silverstone walks on The View stage (moments after the infamous Elisabeth v. Rosie fight) and totally disses Elisabeth.  Seems a lot of Hollywood celebrities have issues with Elisabeth's conservative political views (though we think there has to be more to it than that... like maybe she's not-so-nice off camera or something like that).

Enjoy the clip.  Meow.

 

Wendy Cortez, Sen. David Vitter's (R-LA) paid friend with benefits, tells all about her sexual encounters with him (he likes it missionary) in a video put out by Hustler magazine.  She says that Vitter told her (at the time of their relationship) that he came to her for sex because he knew he could trust her.  He's probably re-thinking that about now.

Wendy also said that she was on drugs during the time period that she was sexually involved with Vitter. Well, duh. We've seen the guy. You'd have to be.

By the way, don't confuse this Wendy with Vitter's wife who is also named Wendy. (Creepy!)  The man seems to have some kind of freaky Wendy fetish.

 

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For those of you who enjoyed Alicia Silverstone's nude video for PETA ("Uh, she's definately not wearing any fur..." commented one viewer), PETA has also posted a special message from Alicia on its website. 

 

Alicia Silverstone, who is a vegan and best known for her role the film Clueless,  filmed this PETA commercial totally in the buff.   It will air only in Houston, TX.   It's hot and steamy, so don't let any kiddies near your computer see it.

 

Singer Barry Manilow cancelled his scheduled appearance on The View Tuesday, because he doesn't like Elisabeth Hasselbeck , who is known for her conservative political views.  He told CelebTV.com, "...I will no longer be on The View tomorrow as scheduled.  I made a request that I be interviewed  by Joy, Barbara or Whoopi, but not Elisabeth Hasselbeck.  Unfortunately, the show was not willing to acommodate this simple request, and I bowed out.  It's really too bad, because I have always been a big supporter of The View, but I cannot compromise my beliefs."  He told TMZ.com, "I strongly disagree with her views.  I think she is dangerous and offensive.  I will not be on the same stage as her."

Is he for real?  We like Barry, after all, he does write the songs that make us polichicks sing, but this is so third grade first grade.

Watch the pettiness below. Meow.

 

Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain sent out an email link to a video about his military service yesterday.  The video, Courageous Service, even includes old film footage of McCain during his navy days and time as a prisoner of war.  According to an earlier email sent out by the campaign, MCCain received the following honors during his military career: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.

Watch Courageous Service here.

Hillary Clinton was quite the comedian on Letterman last night.  Watch her "Top Ten Campaign Promises" here and see her confront David Letterman for making fun of her pantsuits here.

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Watch MSNBC video on the role of candidates' kids on the campaign trail here.

Sen. Barack Obama Barackstar was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night.  You can watch it here.

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama Barackstar says that he is not feeling Obama Girl.  Obama Girl is actress Amber Lee Ottinger, who appears in a saucy you tube video singing and dancing about her lust for Barackstar.  Barackstar gets that the video was made in jest, but he expresses concern about the effect that it will have on his young daughters.

"Sasha asked Mommy about it. She said, 'Daddy already has a wife' or something like that," Barackstar told the Associated Press. "I guess it's too much to ask, but you do wish people would think about what impact their actions have on kids and families. This is part of the process of politics that can be difficult, (that) is making sure that your kids and your wife and your family are insulated from both things like this and what I suspect will be at some point some negative campaigning."

Hmmm.  Looks to us like the Barackstar camp is about to make family an issue in this campaign.  Barackstar's  suggestion that people should "think about what impact their actions have on kids and families" could be intended to remind voters of the Clintons' marital difficulties and their inability to protect Chelsea (and your kids) from Bill's no-no activities.

We'll see where this goes...  but in the meantime, you can see the Obama Girl video (if you're not one of the 3 million Americans who already has) here.

 

 

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was on Jon Stewart last night to promote his new book, Hard Call.  As always, McCain's performance was personable and funny.  Not to be outdone, Stewart couldn't resist teasing the senator about his falling-apart-at-the-seams presidential campaign. 

 

Hillary Clinton addresses whether she's "black enough" to represent African Americans as president. Donna Brazile (Democratic commentator) and Terry Jeffrey (Republican commentator) say that African Americans vote based on a candidate's position on the issues, rather than the candidate's race.  They also discuss immigration and Elizabeth Edward's role as attack dog in the Edwards campaign.  Watch it here.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has a new book out called Hard Call.  Here is a video interview with him discussing the book.  The video was produced by his campaign.

 

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