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David Letterman: 'I don't hate Mitt'

In addition to alienating some of the 47 percent of Americans who he doesn’t consider part of his job to worry about, Mitt Romney also told a room full of wealthy donors that David Letterman “hates me” because he’s been on Jay Leno’s show more frequently. Letterman couldn’t resist responding to the secretly recorded speech, and he took a few minutes during last night’s show to reassure Romney that there are no hard feelings. Of course, such reassurance was expressed with typical Letterman impudence. “I don’t hate Mitt, and I think, now more than ever, he and his lovely wife Mrs. Mitt are more than welcome to come on the show,” Letterman said. “And I’m telling you, if you think you’re going to get to the White House, you have to spend time in this chair.”

Letterman also couldn’t resist lobbing a zinger at Leno: “I certainly don’t hate Mitt because he’s been on Leno’s show more; I mean why hate a guy who’s suffered through that.”

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Rock The Vote commercial stars Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, a ton of other people -- VIDEO

You know what’s important? Voting.

You know who appears in a PSA telling you to vote? Nearly every celebrity I can think of.

In the “We Will” commercial for Rock the Vote, celebs such as Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin and Miley Cyrus (with her new hairdo!) come together to write on a whiteboard and also break into some choreographed dance formations…all in the name of making your voice heard!

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Your night wasn't as awesome as Beyonce's -- PHOTO

Once again, your life pales in comparison to Beyoncé’s, who, along with husband Jay-Z, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama last night.

In addition to raising money for his campaign, the event also gave us the most perfect photo of all time. “A couple supporters in a New York state of mind last night,” the Barack Obama twitter account declared.

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Joel McHale rocks the vote -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

What’s harder: Crossing the Delaware or keeping Community on air?

Funnyman (and recent EWwy winner!) Joel McHale is about to find out, channeling his inner George Washington as part of a new Rock the Vote commercial, directed by Adam Shankman.

The commercial will also feature celebs such as Neil Patrick Harris, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Miley Cyrus and Darren Criss, among many others.

“I felt compelled in this volatile and crucially important time to help guide ALL American people to the voting booth,” Adam Shankman said in a statement. “Like the majority of Americans, my voice only reaches so far; by coming together with my close friends and colleagues in making this video, we’re simply trying to convey one message: Every one of us matters. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the state of our country. Voting is a glorious right that we need to celebrate, embrace, and more importantly than ever, do. I can’t thank everyone enough who gave their time for this most important of causes.”

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Lindsay Lohan wants Obama to lower her taxes

Oh, Lindsay.

Thank you, Buzzfeed, for pointing us toward this ridiculous tweet from La Lohan. The Mean Girl seems to have erased it from her feed — but nothing can ever be truly erased on the Internet. We do sort of get where she’s coming from, though — as Lindsay’s frenemy Forbes wrote last week, the beleaguered starlet allegedly got kicked out of the Chateau Marmont after racking up a $46,000 bill. How… how is that even possible? READ FULL STORY

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

Obama's speech sets new Twitter record

The Internet has a lot of feelings about President Obama. So many, in fact, that its citizens set a new record last night: Twitter reports that about 52,756 Tweets per minute were written about Obama’s convention speech just after its conclusion. That’s a record for a political event, Twitter spokesperson Elaine Filadelfo told Politico. Mitt Romney’s convention speech, by contrast, drove 14,289 tweets per minute at its peak.

All in all, users sent over 9.5 million tweets about the DNC, crushing the 4 million tweets written about the RNC. Twitter users wrote 4 million messages about the Democratic convention on Day 3 alone. Thanks a lot, #sexyface!

But it’s not all sunshine and hashtags in Donkeyville.  READ FULL STORY

Gabby Giffords wows DNC crowd with Pledge of Allegiance

Gabby Giffords made an inspirational appearance at the Democratic National Convention last night. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was shot in the head by an assassin in January 2011, took the stage to great cheers and tears as she began yesterday’s proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance. Accompanied on stage by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Giffords delivered the words that every American student knows by heart, with great concentration and, upon completion, great pride. “Not a dry eye here either,” said ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “Hard to maintain any objectivity watching Gabby Giffords say that pledge.”

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Larry David narrates Obama film on 'The Daily Show': 'Less bad is better than more bad!'

Look, The Daily Show gets that a lot of Americans feel like they aren’t better off now than they were four years ago. But hey — even if President Obama hasn’t been perfect, he hasn’t made as many mistakes as he could have made. And everyone agrees that less bad is better than more bad… right?

That’s the point driven home by this fake biographical video for Obama. It points out how, as president, he put in place an “economic stimulus package that definitely didn’t ruin the country” and managed to keep the unemployment rating below 12 percent, “or 19! Or 80! There’s no limit to how high numbers can go!” As for Obamacare? “It’s better than cancer!” The whole thing is narrated by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, a guy who knows a thing or two about optimistic pessimism.

Check out the devastating and funny — or is that devastatingly funny? — clip below.

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Democratic National Convention, Day 3: 10 lessons learned

CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden accepting their nominations at the Democratic National Convention last night (read Ken Tucker’s review of their speeches) taught us 10 things:

1. Some cutaway shots are simply too brief.

“Gentlemen, it’s never been a good bet to bet against the American people.”

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