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Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris in new NSFW Rock the Vote ad -- VIDEO

“This election, there are a lot of really important decisions being made that affect marginalized groups in big ways,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson declares in a new Rock The Vote ad.

“Thank you, Jesse. Which is why, as an openly straight man, I implore you to think about people like me as you cast your ballot,” Ferguson’s co-star on Modern Family and recent Emmy-winner Eric Stonestreet continues.

What follows is a whole host of celebrities giving you their best reasons to vote on Nov. 6. Kathy Griffin reminds us that everyone at a polling place is over 18, which means they’re legal. Joel McHale votes because he’s not “a motherf***ing communist” and Jane Lynch tells us that casting a ballot is the best decision you can make. A close second? Getting a One Direction tattoo, like Lynch did.

Want to know who’s proud to be an American because of Ryan Gosling (even though he’s Canadian)? Check out the full NSFW ad below: READ FULL STORY

Happy Birthday, Google. 14 reasons I love you

Happy birthday, Google!

You’re turning 14 today, which means that you’ve been a teenager for one year. But I’m loving that instead of search engine rebelling, you’re just creating more cool features, whether that be Bacon Numbers or Google Doodles.

Besides those new updates, I want to personally thank you for 14 things you’ve helped me out with over the years.

1.)    Last-minute research: Lord knows I got through college Sociology courses thanks to “Google Scholar.”

2.)    Sports knowledge: Ref lock out? What does that mean? Now even I know. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga talks bulimia, launches new foundation project: A Body Revolution

Lady Gaga was born this way – and now she’s stepping up the acceptance with a new project, A Body Revolution.

The singer/activist has been in the news with lots of websites and tabloids making disparaging comments about her apparent weight gain.

As a response to that, Gaga has launched a new section of her Born This Way Foundation, and the site, LittleMonsters.com, dealing specifically with body acceptance.

To kick things off, she posted a few photos of herself in just her bra and underwear (some above), with the captions “bulimia and anorexia since I was 15” “but today I join the body revolution” “to inspire bravery” “and breed some m$therf*cking compassion.”

Above the photos, she writes: READ FULL STORY

Sarah Silverman records NSFW PSA about new voter fraud laws -- VIDEO

“Hey black people, old people, poor people and students. Guess what you all have in common?” Sarah Silverman asks in a new, incredibly NSFW PSA.

We can’t print what the answer is here – nor much of anything else from the four-minute clip. Suffice to say, she’s fired up about new voter fraud laws and wants to get people registered to vote. In typical Silverman fashion, there are a lot of R-rated quips in between some great information about what you need to have in order to vote Nov. 6.

Let My People Vote” isn’t Silverman’s first time delving into politics. The outspoken comedian had an “indecent proposal” for a Mitt Romney superdonor, pushed the envelope with some abortion tweets, and held a NAACP fundraiser in Rick Perry’s home state after some of his remarks.

Check out the PSA below to find out why you should get your Nana a gun license ASAP: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga smokes a joint onstage. This is not the most scandalous thing she's done this month


Even monsters get the munchies.

Or, at least, we can assume Lady Gaga did after taking a hit of a joint that a fan passed her onstage in Amsterdam yesterday.

“Oh, it’s real,” she said in video that caught the exchange, and then, after taking a few puffs, “And for those of you who are wondering if I’m high right now, I am not. That is not nearly enough to get me high.”

Legally smoking some marijuana? So not controversial. Here are a few things just off the top of my head, just of things I’ve read in the past month, that Gaga has partaken in that make me much more likely to clutch my pearls (or, more accurately, to text my friends with a poker sad face and a WHYYYY).

1.) This tweet:@therealXtina (Christina Aguilera) just bought your new single. Seems the old Christina i loved has returned! Congratulations!! :)” Compliment or the most passive-aggressive tweet of all time? You decide. READ FULL STORY

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart together again? We imagine the reunion.

Oh happy day, Twi-hards! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunited in Los Angeles over the weekend, according to People. And it sounds like a relationship reconciliation might be in the cards for our favorite star-crossed lovers, after K-Stew broke R-Patz’s heart when she cheated on him with her Snow White director. An insider told People that Pattinson’s crew “think they’ll be a couple again.” And that’s enough for us to get excited. So what does a Robsten reunion look like? Well if we really thought about it …*


Julie Bowen on seeing Angelina Jolie: 'She's like a unicorn'

Angelina Jolie has been called many things, but Modern Family actress Julie Bowen went in a different direction when she called the Oscar-winning actress (who moonlights as a meme-ready wax figure) a unicorn.

“If I see Angelina Jolie, I have to look away … She’s like a unicorn,” Bowen said in an interview with Health. “It’s like, ‘There’s Angelina Jolie. We’re not going to seriously stand here and pretend it’s not like seeing a yeti, right?”

Stars! They’re just like us: Reduced to awkwardly staring at the pseudo-mythical creature in the room.

But maybe the two can bond over their beauty regimens (That’s all Hollywood stars talk about, right?) “I do find it odd people choose to do stuff that makes them look like crazy Hollywood faces, but I’ve got zero judgment,” Bowen said. “I’ve worn some ugly shoes.”

As long as they don’t get in the way of showing off a leg, we’re guessing Jolie is onboard.

Read more:
First Look: Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress ‘Maleficent’
Mary Pickford: The Angelina Jolie of her day, but much more famous
Notes for Charlize Theron: What are the challenges to making a journalist biopic?

Is Blake Lively the luckiest woman in the world?

On Sunday night, Blake Lively wed Ryan Reynolds a year after they were first spotted together in Boston, officially taking herself off the market.

And what a market it was. Since breaking up with her Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley in 2010, the 25-year-old has been linked to a number of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. Shortly after her split from Badgley, she was rumored to be seeing the one and only Ryan Gosling. Then, there were the five months with Leonardo DiCaprio before Lively finally settled down with her Green Lantern costar.

With that kind of dating history, a girl can’t help but be jealous. But is Lively the luckiest woman in the world? PopWatch investigates.

After extensive research, I have narrowed the most important title ever down to three other contenders: Kate Bosworth, Taylor Swift and Reynolds’ own ex Scarlett Johansson.


Essential Info: Which actor says he can't wait to do Broadway?

Here at PopWatch, we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which former Disney star says he’d love to get back to musical theater?


Clint Eastwood on his RNC performance: 'Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people'

Clint Eastwood has no regrets.

In the Oscar-winner’s first interview since his unconventional (and meme-worthy) remarks at the Republican National Convention last week, Eastwood stressed that he was proud of how things played out, but — as many suspected — Romney officials were unclear about what exactly would be taking place when the 82-year-old actor stepped out onstage. “They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood explained to The Carmel Pine Cone, a local paper from the city where Eastwood once served as mayor.

Eastwood said he had three main points he wanted to get across in his speech: “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job,” he told the paper. “But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.” READ FULL STORY

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