Ladies and gentlemen, the fight for “real change” has a winner: Barack Obama. The senator has been voted in as the 44th president of the United States — and the first-ever African-American to hold the nation’s top position. It’s a historic day, a day that many black Americans thought they’d never see. And the campaign has been a long road, filled with passionate speeches, bruising rumors, ugly bipartisan politics, and many SNL parodies. Obama’s path to the presidency inspired many, of all ages, race, and economic backgrounds. (Pics below).
But with the U.S. in the throes of two wars and an economic meltdown that has no end in sight, Barack has his work cut out for him. Will he make a good Chief Executive? Share your thoughts on President Obama.
The vocal stylings of Zac Efron & Co. held the top spot at the box office over the weekend, outselling two horror movies, Angelina Jolie, and a sexy comedy. How did the Disney tarts do it? Get a taste of Efron gold in the above clip.
The future of our country is bright, if these students from Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta are any indication. Set to the beat of T.I.‘s “Whatever You Like,” their politically enthusiastic song and dance number has been racking up the YouTube views. They may have to wait quite a few years before they’re eligible to vote, but they already understand the issues that affect their communities. After the jump, see CNN correspondent Kyra Phillips toss the kids some questions — and be prepared to be awed by their prescient and knowledgeable responses.
Tired parents Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale took their son, Zuma, to the Beverly Hills library today, proving there’s brains under that baby brawn. See more photos below, including the Zumster getting his first library card.
Anyone with four legs, fur, and a waggy tail knew the place to be yesterday was the Tompkins Square Park dog run in New York City. Canines of all sizes and breeds showed up to the annual parade (with varying levels of shame) in their Halloween costumes. Highlights included appearances by Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, Queen Elizabeth, Oscar the Grouch, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Even Joe Six-Pack strutted his stuff in the elitist parade of what were undoubtedly “fake American” dogs.
Gunther von Hagens, creator of Necrophilia Body Worlds, enthusiastically unveiled his exhibit in London today. While the 63-year-old anatomist claims to be a health freak, he looks forward to the day he joins the exhibit, with a little plastination help from his wife, Dr. Angelina Whalley. He and Angelina have concluded that his body will be placed at the entrance, offering a warm welcome to visitors.
Scandalist is not responsible for any illness this silly animation may have induced.
Actor and part time Qantas pilot John Travolta was sporting a killer weave at the airbus A380 launch LAX airport today. Scandalist thinks he should redirect some of the cash needed to fuel his jumbo jet to the mesh mess happening north of his eyebrows. What do you think?
It’s Wednesday, and that means you’ve made it halfway through the work week and halfway to the weekend. Congrats! And if you’d like your very own, permanent “Happy Hump Day” memento, you may purchase this masterpiece at Pete’s Taxidermy for the modest price of $360.