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Unemployment drives Lindsay Lohan to endorse Romney. No, seriously.

In September, onetime hope and change advocate Lindsay Lohan asked Barack Obama to cut her taxes — and the president had the nerve not to respond to her perfectly reasonable request. As though he’s got other things to worry about! Now it looks like LiLo is taking Obama’s snub to heart: Last night, she revealed that she’s changing her political allegiance to Mitt Romney.

“I think unemployment is very important for now, so as of now I think [my vote] is Mitt Romney,” she told a group of reporters, including a few from Fox News. Evidently, Lohan also has other, more mysterious reasons for endorsing the Mittster — but she’s keeping them under wraps for now. “It’s a long story, but you’re going to have to wait for that,” she explained yesterday. When contacted for comment, Lohan’s publicist declined to elaborate any further.

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'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash defends her Romney endorsement

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Clueless star Stacey Dash defended her Twitter endorsement of Mitt Romney yesterday on CNN’s Piers Morning Tonight after receiving extreme backlash on social media.

The former Single Ladies actress said, “I really don’t understand the fury. … But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”

Dash said she was “saddened and really shocked” by the racially charged firestorm, which included tweets such as “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot.” READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon visits 'Mister Romney's Neighborhood' -- VIDEO

Did you know that if Mitt Romney gets elected and cuts PBS’s funding, he’ll effectively be canceling his own series? That’s right — unbeknownst to most people, Massachusetts’s ex-governor has been hosting a children’s show on PBS called Mister Romney’s Neighborhood. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon unearthed a clip last night, and it really is a gem.

Romney has a knack for explaining tricky concepts like “wallet” (“Do you know what money is? I’m guessing no, because you’re watching public television”) and “choke,” a.k.a. what his mailman Mr. Obama did at the debate last week. And he really seems more approachable when he arrives home each day and trades his suit jacket in for a different suit jacket. Come, join the Republican candidate in his house and on a trip to the land of make-believe, the magical world where he and Paul Ryan find most of their facts:

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Mitt Romney quotes 'Friday Night Lights': 'Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose' -- VIDEO

Ann Romney is a big fan of Modern Family — but it seems like her husband’s more of a Friday Night Lights kind of guy. The former governor of Massachusetts quoted the TV series’ Coach Taylor in a speech today, though he didn’t single out Kyle Chandler’s character by name.

After telling an audience about a cancer-stricken boy named David Oparowski, Romney slipped in the money quote: “I saw some years later a phrase that seemed to capture my memory of David Oparowski: Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.” (On the show, the “hearts” were generally plural.)

And Romney didn’t stop there: “This is something that we share in this country,” he continued. “Men and women of clear eyes, full hearts, and America can’t lose.” Check out the video below:

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New Obama ad mocks Romney's Big Bird remark; 'Sesame Street' does not approve -- VIDEO

President Obama’s reelection campaign knows not to look a gift Muppet in the mouth. For nearly a week, the left has been making hay out of Mitt Romney’s pledge to cut PBS’s funding — and now Obama for America has followed in the DNC’s wingprints, releasing an ad that mocks Romney for vilifying public broadcasting. Update: Sesame Street has disavowed the Big Bird ad on its website, writing,”Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.”

Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you’ll probably be amused by this faux-serious clip. “Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Dennis Kozlowski,” a sonorous movie trailer voice intones as pictures of the aforementioned crooks flash onscreen. “Criminals. Gluttons of greed. And the evil genius who towered over them?” That’d be Big Bird. After all, Mr. Snuffleupagus’s best pal is eight feet tall.

Yes, he’s big. He’s yellow. He’s “a menace to our economy.” Then comes the kicker: “Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about — it’s Sesame Street.” It isn’t fair to pretend like Romney’s entire platform is centered on demolishing Big Bird’s nest, but hey — at least some fun has come out of that exaggeration. Watch the new ad below:

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Jim Lehrer on his debate performance: 'I'm very upbeat about it'

There’s one thing Jim Lehrer won’t shut the f— up about — his performance as moderator at last week’s presidential debate. Though he’s been widely criticized for letting the candidates disregard time limits and not asking more pointed follow-up questions, Lehrer is happy with how the debate turned out: “I thought the format accomplished its purpose, which was to facilitate direct, extended exchanges between the candidates about issues of substance,” he said in a statement last Thursday.

And last night, Lehrer echoed his comments again in an interview with the Associated Press. “I may be seeing something that’s not there, but I can’t imagine emerging from this experience — I’m talking about myself — with any permanent scars,” Lehrer, said, adding, “I’m very upbeat about it, and I don’t have any second thoughts.”

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Dionne a Democrat? As if! 'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash takes heat for endorsing Romney

Democrats outnumber Republicans in California’s 30th congressional district — which represents rich L.A. suburbs like Santa Monica, Malibu, and Beverly Hills — 48 percent to 26 percent, according to the Los Angeles Times. But there’s one high-profile resident of the Fightin’ 30th who isn’t afraid to voice her support for Mitt Romney: Dionne Davenport, fashionista and graduate of Beverly Hills’ Bronson Alcott High School. Or, at least, Stacey Dash, the actress who played Dee in the big screen and TV versions of Clueless.

Fresh off the pages of EW’s Reunions Issue, Dash made waves yesterday when she tweeted a Romney endorsement. “Vote for Romney,” she wrote, calling the candidate “The only choice for your future.” Dash included a photo of herself posing against a giant American Flag backdrop at the end of her message.

The reaction on Twitter was swift and snarky.  READ FULL STORY

Fired Big Bird meme continues with new DNC video

Big Bird is the new Invisible Obama is the new “long-form birth certificate” is the new “I can see Russia from my house!” (Plus dozens of other memes, huge and tiny, that have faded into the ether between 2008 and now.) Since Mitt Romney’s quip about liking Big Bird despite wanting to cut PBS’s funding was one of the few memorable moments in Wednesday’s presidential debate, we can expect to see this thing really get beaten into the ground over the next week or so — or longer, depending on whether next Thursday’s Paul Ryan/Joe Biden debate yields pay dirt.

In the meantime, the Democratic National Committee is capitalizing on our collective love for Sesame Street with this new video, which cuts together various news reports mentioning Romney’s “Big Bird” remark.  It’s worth watching, if only for Al Sharpton’s concluding dig at the former governor of Massachusetts: “The math doesn’t add up! Hmm… maybe Mr. Romney needs a little Sesame Street.READ FULL STORY

'Romney,' 'Obama' tell 'Jim Lehrer' to 'shut the f-k up' -- VIDEO

It’s safe to say that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don’t see eye to eye often, but there’s one issue that they do agree on: Debate moderator Jim Lehrer should “shut the f–k Up.” Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night writers spoofed the president and former governor yesterday, saying aloud what Obama and Romney most likely were thinking during the presidential debate Wednesday night.

Fallon plays Romney and initially asks Lehrer (his head writer A.D. Miles) to “hush child.” Then things slowly get out of hand: he makes a giant leap from saying “shut your yapper a little bit” to “you’re a useless human being.” Hilarity ensues when Obama piles on. Let’s just say he threatens to put his foot where it doesn’t belong. READ FULL STORY

President Obama needs to start watching 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Let’s just agree that Mitt Romney won last night’s debate.

He did. Even Jon Stewart says so.

That’s not to say Romney would make a better president or that he convinced a lot of undecideds who watched. (Though maybe he would and he did.) But as a form of theater, as a form of reality television, Romney outprepared, outenergized, and outpointed Barack Obama, whose lackluster body language underscored a flat, uneven performance that failed to deliver a cohesive message or to challenge Romney on a few dubious assertions. A smirk and soft, “Okay,” is not a retort, Mr. President.

So what should Obama’s team be saying to him this morning? How will they advise him to improve his tactics so that he’s ready for the next face-to-face meeting with Romney on Oct. 16. I’m hardly a political consultant, but I think Obama’s campaign advisors need to lock him in a hellish subterranean lockdown where he can heal, contemplate, and do push-ups until he’s able to climb out of a pit of misery. After all, that’s how Bruce Wayne got his groove back.

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