We try not to get too political here, unless we’re talking about American Idol politics or Lindsay Lohan vs. Amanda Bynes. But some days you just can’t ignore major political events (and, no, we’re not talking about tonight’s presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama). Today mark’s the 20th anniversary of POTUS and FLOTUS (that’s First Lady Michelle Obama to you) totally and completely committing themselves to one another in matrimony. Now, in politics long marriages aren’t uncommon (even if cheating scandals abound), but in Hollywood years, these two have been married for eons. So to celebrate one of the couples who have restored our faith in the sanctity of marriage, we’ve compiled a gallery of their 20 best-looking moments. Because let’s face it: true love is based on how good you look together, right?
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We’re pretty sure Eastwooding rivals McKayla Is Not Impressed as the fastest meme to grow out of a live event. Actually, it might have spread so fast that by the time we publish this post, it might already be over. For those of you who have been asleep for the past 12 hours, we’re talking about the blog posts, tweets and Tumblrs that sprouted just as soon as
your crazy old grandpa Clint Eastwood began to talk to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, calling it President Obama. His hair disheveled, his speech rambling and clearly unrehearsed, the actor/director proceeded to pretend Obama was telling him to shut up and implied that he told him to do the anatomically impossible.
Someone launched the @InvisibleObama Twitter within the hour, and soon no chair was safe from being photographed and posted with the #Eastwooding hashtag. Here are our five favorites so far, but as we said, they’re bound to be outdated soon, so share your faves with us throughout the day!
1. First and foremost, the response from @BarackObama: “This seat’s taken.”
2. @InvisibleObama isn’t just a site gag, he talks politics too:
Lady Gaga is a busy, busy lady, so you have to forgive us for combining two such different items into one post. Otherwise, there would be days when we’d just have to call ourselves TheGAGAlife. Anyway, serious story first: Mother Monster followed through on the pledge she made to meet with the Obama administration following the tragic death of gay bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer in September. She didn’t get to talk to the prez himself, but yesterday she met with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who wrote about the meeting on the White House blog.
“Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor,” Jarrett wrote. She said she was moved by Gaga’s efforts to end bullying with the Born This Way Foundation, and went on to outline how Obama is also addressing the issue. The administration released a report yesterday analyzing current anti-bullying laws and policies with an eye toward what else can be done. Jarrett concluded her post pledging to work with the Born This Way Foundation and “every American who is willing to help make our society more kind, inclusive, and equal.”
Someone’s going way off the script at his interviews, and we can’t imagine his publicist is very pleased with him. In an interview about his new movie The Adjustment Bureau, Matt Damon criticizes President Obama over his economic policies. “I think he’s rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail,” Damon complained to The Independent. “They’re bigger and making more money than ever.” Last week Damon ripped on Obama to Piers Morgan as well. We didn’t see that episode, but we can safefly assume that Matt’s publicist was standing behind Piers the entire time, waving his arms so violently for Damon to shut up, he looked like he’s directing a plane down the tarmac.
When Damon was asked if he would vote Democrat in the next Presidential election, he joked, “Good God, no! I just got a 3 per cent tax cut.” A little too real, Matt! While Damon won’t run for office himself, he seems pretty much done with the elected officials we have now. “They had a chance that they don’t have any more to stand up for things,” he says. “They’ve probably squandered that at this point. They’ll probably just make whatever deals they can to try to get elected again.” But as a multi-millionaire, you can start controlling the government with all the other big-wigs, Matt! Or apparently buy a P.R. person who doesn’t mind that you’d rather rave about the state of the democracy rather than what it’s like working with Emily Blunt.
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Those viewers who tuned into President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this evening noticed that the camera spent a (small) portion of tonight’s broadcast focusing on a young, glamorous blonde woman identified on television only as a High School Student. Curious as to who it is?
Well, according to KRTV.com, Mikayla Nelson, 15, is a freshman at Central High School in Billings, Montana. Just over one week ago, the avid science student got the word that she had been one of only 24 students to earn an invite to sit in proximity to First Lady Michelle Obama during the annual address. She quickly accepted the invite; who wouldn’t?
Interestingly enough, this isn’t clean energy enthusiast Mikayla’s first time hobnobbing with the Obamas. Back on October 18, Mikayla was photographed chatting with President Obama at the White House Science Fair, after which he described her as having similar qualities to “Einstein, Edison, Franklin, Tesla, and the founders of Google and Apple and Microsoft.” We’ve got a Mikayla Nelson photo gallery and some bonus interview footage from Whitehouse.gov for you below!
President Barack Obama has fulfilled the promise made during his acceptance speech to daughters Malia and Sasha. The family has made their much-anticipated decision for First Dog, landing on a Portuguese Water Dog, of the same lineage as the “Porties” of Senator Ted Kennedy. The initial hoopla that Obama cannot accept gifts has since dissolved as it’s been revealed that the pup was previously sold to a private owner and had been returned to a Texas kennel, so it is technically being “re-homed” to the Obama residence. The newly named “Bo” (rumored to be after Michelle‘s late father) will have a Presidential homecoming ceremony tomorrow, when he is presented to the Obamas by Senator Kennedy. [Source: TMZ]
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It’s Wednesday, and that means you’ve made it halfway through the work week and halfway to the weekend. Congrats! Now, sit down and treat yourself to some Obama sushi. [Source: Buzzfeed]
Rihanna kicked off the Super Bowl festivities last night at VH1’s Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash in Tampa Bay wearing a futuristic wardrobe that’s almost impossible to describe. Is it made of some combination of plastic, satin and leather? We have no idea. But we like her Barack Obama fingernail and we’re pretty sure her knee pads are sturdy enough to survive a parachute jump gone bad. Does Rihanna make a hot RoboCop or should she put this look to rest?
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So while President-elect Barack Obama gets to know the White House and fixes that pesky economy problem, a reporter over at the Telegraph compiled a list of “50 Facts You Might Not Know” about him. Turns out, Obama maybe the coolest uncool President we’ve ever had. Check it:
- Geek Check! Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. No word on whether he was as disappointed in Spiderman 3 as we were.
- Barack Obama was known as “O’Bomber” at high school for his basketball skills. Umm, glad the McCain campaigners didn’t get a hold of this one earlier.
- Barack Obama has read all the Harry Potter books. Could explain his “Cloak Of Invisibility” Exit Strategy for Iraq.
- As a teen, Obama worked in a Baskin-Robbins. Now, he can’t stand ice cream. This is perhaps the only time we’re OK calling him Un-American.
Obama Girl, Amber Lee Ettinger, best known for her YouTube megahit “I Got A Crush On Obama,” and predictably high from Barack Obama‘s victory, has promoted herself from “Obama Girl” to “Super Obama Girl” with the help of red undies, a thick gold belt, and a bare belly. How can Obama thank her for sexy campaign efforts?
“I would love to get an invitation to the inauguration and to the inaugural ball, and of course would love to share a dance with Obama, if that’s okay with his wife,” Amber said.
If invited, she’ll definitely have to trade the booty shorts for a ball gown. But we have a feeling the cardboard cutout of Obama is as close as she’s going to get. See more pics below.
[Source: Yahoo News; Photos: Splash News Online]