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'Veep' dream cameos: Which 'Seinfeld' actors should get bit parts?

In HBO’s new comedy Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus excels as Selina Meyer, a vice president who’s foul-mouthed and powerless. Tony Hale, a.k.a. Buster Bluth, does great work as her loyal body man, Gary. Anna Chlumsky as Amy, the VPOTUS chief of staff, makes me glad the actress ended her self-imposed acting hiatus.

But the show — which our own Ken Tucker calls fun, if not gut busting — might benefit from a few cameos. Specifically: It’d be great if some of Louis-Dreyfus’s old Seinfeld cast mates took up temporary residence in the Oval Office. Er, the Naval Observatory.

No, I’m not talking about Jerry, George, and Kramer — though if they feel like taking a break from counting their piles of syndication money, any of them could play a congressman. Instead, I’d rather imagine which Seinfeld supporting characters would make convincing Washington power players. Specifically, here’s what I’d like to see: READ FULL STORY

President Obama reads and roars 'Where the Wild Things Are' -- VIDEO

For the record, “It’s the wild rumpus!” sounds like the most excellent campaign slogan ever. Kicking off Easter in presidential fashion at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll (which the First Lady has turned into the hottest lawn-based activity since the Slip ‘n Slide), President Obama got into character to deliver another reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, which has been an annual tradition there since 2009.

Points to POTUS for channeling his inner thespian for his most animated performance yet, which included several barks, a handful of bellows and a number of entertaining facial expressions. Truth be told, the video is relatively slow until about 1:18, when Obama starts to really get into it, launching into a Scooby Doo-meets-Cookie Monster roar to celebrate the book’s wild rumpuses. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Wilmer Valderrama vs. Adam Duritz: Who is Hollywood's most inexplicably irresistable Romeo?

Wilmer Valderrama makes Casanova look like The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Over the past decade or so, the suave Venezuelan-American has been linked to everyone from Jennifer Love Hewitt to Demi Lovato — at this point, he’s definitely better known as a prolific dater than as That ’70s Show‘s goofy foreign-exchange student Fez. And according to a recently tweeted photo, it seems that Valderrama is currently Wilmering yet another gorgeous starlet: former Friday Night Lights actress — and Derek Jeter ex — Minka Kelly.

Hearing that these two might be an item isn’t quite as surprising as hearing, in 2004, that the eighth lead from Summer Catch was somehow dating then-superstar Lindsay Lohan. (You guys, remember how famous Lindsay Lohan was in 2004?) Even so, I’m continually intrigued by Valderrama’s parade of hot, successful girlfriends. His biggest screen credits in the past two years are From Prada to Nada and the straight-to-ABC Family flick A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song — so his resume can’t be what’s winning them over. Is it the faux accent? His entrepreneurial ambitions? Does he smell like cupcakes, maybe?

Then again, Valderrama’s fertile love life may not be Hollywood’s biggest head-scratcher. READ FULL STORY

Toot toot! Diane Keaton boards the Ryan Gosling love train

Diane-KeatonImage Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesThe list of men Diane Keaton has kissed on screen reads like an Academy Awards publicist’s clipboard — on a good year. Still, the actress has her eye on one young whippersnapper who has thus far eluded her lips: Ryan Gosling.

In an interview on Canada’s The Marilyn Denis Show, Keaton joked, “Here’s the deal with me: I’ve kissed a lot of men on film,” then rattled off a crazy-impressive slew of names. “I really feel I deserve an award.” And that award, apparently, is the pleasure of Gosling’s company. What, Diane, an Oscar isn’t enough? Now you want the almost-Sexiest Man Alive, too? Don’t be greedy, girl. Okay, be greedy. We understand. Also? Get in line.

Below, see the men for whom Ms. Keaton’s puckered up, plus a few more good men with whom she has yet to lock lips. READ FULL STORY

Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up? Romney turned rapper in 'Shady' mash-up — VIDEO

If you think this is just a casual mash-up of Mitt Romney sound bites overlaid onto the beat from Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady,” you’re in for a harsh reality check.

A fellow named Hugh Atkin deftly created an entire rap parody of the 2000 hit song by splicing together hundreds of quotes from Romney, President Obama, Newt Gingrich, and other political pundits into one masterful example of the power of clever editing and attention to detail. If Thelma Schoonmaker decided to transition into government-themed hip-hop mash-ups, this would be the result. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher is headed to space! Somewhere, Lance Bass is crying.

Ground control to David Bowie — now we’re dealing with a real space oddity: Sir Richard Branson announced via his website on Monday that Ashton Kutcher had become the 500th “astronaut” to reserve space on his Virgin Galactic spacecraft, which will blast off… soon. The exact date has not yet been set. SpaceShipTwo is still in the midst of free-glide flight tests, giving us plenty of time to speculate on what AshtonStar Galactica will actually be like.

Now, keep in mind, Kutcher won’t be the only celebrity on board. Stephen Hawking will also be taking the suborbital tour, which will launch Kutcher and co. 50,000 feet into space, giving them a full zero-gravity experience and a dazzling view of Earth that most of us plebs only marginally experience at IMAX theatres, or EPCOT. The price tag for this madcap adventure? $200,000. A pretty hefty sum for those of us in the 99%, but a total steal for Lance Bass, who just couldn’t cough up the $20 million he needed to fly to the international space station back when boy bands still mattered. READ FULL STORY

Michael Bay says 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' are aliens, reinvents origin story

UPDATE (3/20): Michael Bay responds to fan outrage about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alien back story

ORIGINAL STORY: At the annual Nickelodeon upfront presentation last week, über-producer Michael Bay revealed details for Platinum Dunes’ upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, including a new origin story for the half-shell heroes that is sure to raise the ire of diehard fans.

“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe one day these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie,” said Bay as he took the stage to discuss his new vision for the reptilian reboot. “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum release fake PSA for '21 Jump Street'

In making the press rounds for their upcoming comedy 21 Jump Street, BAFTA nominee Jonah Hill and “MTV Best Kisser Nominee” Channing Tatum (their identifiers, not mine) have released a bizarre fake public service announcement today parodying the style of PSAs from the original ’80s TV series.

In the faux PSA, “Johnny Hills” and “Shanice Tatum” provide a colorful warning against the dangers of sticking your finger down another person’s throat to force him or her to vomit — apparently a key moment in the film. You’ll have to watch the video below to understand why.

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Adele baby pictures revealed: See her rolling in the diapers

Before she set fire to the rain, she set macaroni pictures to the refrigerator, as Adele, like all of us, was once a wee, young tyke, as these photos from the pint-sized performer’s personal album confirm.

The Daily Mail got its hands on a selection of photographs featuring the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who successfully took ownership of literally all of the year 2011. The shots show a very ’90s Adele Adkins in various stages of growing up in England: at nine months, on the knee of father Mark Evans (with whom she currently has a very publicly strained relationship); at age four, strumming a Fisher Price guitar; and as a nine year old, sporting gigantic Nikes and a sassy tennis pose.

Check out the rest of the photos over at the Daily Mail. Stars, they’re just like us.

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Kathy Ireland is world's wealthiest supermodel-entrepreneur

Martha Stewart probably doesn’t think this is a Good Thing.

According to Forbes, model Kathy Ireland — who appeared on three Sports Illustrated covers and in 13 consecutive swimsuit issues during the 1980s and ’90s — is worth an estimated $300 to $350 million via her product marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide, and CelebrityNetWorth.com now lists her as the world’s richest supermodel-entrepreneur. READ FULL STORY

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