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President Obama talks Romney, debt, Libya, and Hannah Montana -- naturally -- on Letterman


Why is our 44th president so happy? Probably because he got the chance to discuss everything from the recent violence in Libya to the tasty, honey-based beer the White House has been brewing on David Letterman’s Late Show tonight.

We’ll update with video from CBS once clips beyond this one are available. In the meantime, here’s an abridged list of highlights from Obama’s second trip to Letterman’s studio:


Fox & Friends pranked by aspiring comedian

On Monday, Fox & Friends invited former UT-Austin student Max Rice to talk about why he shifted his political allegiance from Obama to Romney. What they didn’t know at the time was that Rice is an aspiring comedian and agreed to the interview in order to make the network look foolish. Was he successful? That depends on what you deem “funny.”

I won’t recite the entire clip, but I will say that Rice didn’t do much by way of comedy. He made a dumb joke about host Gretchen Carlson’s Miss America title, but most of his routine consisted of shifting nervously in his chair and responding like a 10-year-old. It’s not so much funny as it is uncomfortably priggish. READ FULL STORY

Mitt Romney admits on 'Live with Kelly and Michael': 'I'm kind of a Snooki fan'

In a completely and totally unscripted sit-down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Mitt and Ann Romney stopped by to chat a lot about the issues — and then some unimportant stuff, which, this being PopWatch, is really of greater interest to us.

In the Romney Rapid Fire Round, the presidential candidate and his wife took on questions about their guilty pleasures (donuts for her; peanut butter sandwiches for him), who they’d cast as each other in a movie (he flubbed, accidentally saying “Gene Hackman”), and what they wear to bed (“I think the correct answer is, ‘as little as possible,'” he said.)

Among the other notable moments? When Strahan asked whether they preferred Honey Boo Boo or Snooki. The choice was easy for Romney: Snooki! “Look how tiny she’s gotten. She’s lost weight, and she’s energetic. Her spark plug personality is kinda fun,” he said.

Watch the entire interview below. And if you only want to see the smut, skip to the 15:30 mark.


'Mother Jones' posts full Romney 'secret video'; 47 reasons for late-night comedy writers to celebrate -- VIDEO

Talk about politics as entertainment!

Yesterday afternoon, liberal magazine Mother Jones made waves by posting a “secret video” of Mitt Romney saying indelicate things about some of his potential constituents. Though the mag initially blurred out everything in the video save for Romney’s face and refused to disclose when and where it was recorded, MoJo later revealed that the Republican presidential nominee made his remarks at a private event in Boca Raton this past May.

In the clip, Romney disparages the 47 percent of Americans he claims “will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … These are people who pay no income tax … [M]y job is is not to worry about those people.” Here’s that initial video:


Snoop Lion endorses Obama

Image Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

First let’s clear the air: Snoop Dogg now goes by Snoop Lion.  His self-reinvention, the result of his recent adoption of Rastafari and reggae music, is chronicled in the appropriately titled documentary Reincarnation, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  At the press conference for that film, the reborn rapper behind “Gin and Juice” took the opportunity to voice his eloquent support for President Obama.

“Let me begin, Obama for four more years, man,” Snoop said. “Bush f—-d up for eight years, so, I mean, you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the s–t up in four years, realistically. It ain’t like y’all gave him a clean house. Y’all gave him a house where the TV didn’t work, the toilet was stuffed up – everything was wrong with the house.”

The rest of Snoop’s enlightened political commentary touched on Osama bin Laden–“He knocked down our most hated, the most wanted, the one who had our terror on orange or red or whatever color it was on – he went and found him, the one Bush couldn’t seem to find, the one who seemed to fly away in the dead of night and all that”–and Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC–“You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn’t you?”

Snoops remarks present a stark contrast to Nicki Minaj’s momentous support for Mitt Romney.  But President Obama, for his part, doesn’t really care about Nicki’s statement, and odds are he respond to this endorsement from Snoop.

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President Obama talks Nicki Minaj lyric slam: ‘She likes to play different characters’ — VIDEO
Snoop Dogg unveils ‘Reincarnated’ documentary, reggae album details — Watch here
Nicki Minaj raps: ‘I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney

President Obama talks Nicki Minaj lyric slam: 'She likes to play different characters' -- VIDEO

President Obama believes that Nicki Minaj was playing a character when she made her remarks about Mitt Romney in her NSFW collaboration with Lil Wayne, “Mercy.” In an interview with Orlando, Florida radio station Power 95.3 this morning, Obama was asked directly about Minaj’s Romney “endorsement”, a.k.a when she rapped, “ I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/ You lazy b****es is f***ing up the economy.”  Obama explained, “Yeah, I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened….She likes to play different characters.”

One of the hosts then speculated that Roman was behind it all, referencing Roman Zolanski, one of Minaj’s alter-egos known for his outspoken/angry ways. 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

Chuck Norris: 'Our great country and freedom are under attack' -- VIDEO

Chuck Norris loves freedom more than you.

He loves it so much, in fact, that he’s appearing in his own political ad, alongside his wife, Gena. The commercial features the couple calling on their “evangelical brothers and sisters” to get to the voting booths this November. The couple name-check Edmund Burke and Ronald Reagan, and urge freedom-loving Americans to get to the polls to thwart “socialism — or something much worse.” Dun dun duuuun.

The ad doesn’t specifically endorse Mitt Romney by name (and Norris himself threw his support behind Newt Gingrich in February), but it’s obvious what Norris wants anyone not wanting a roundhouse kick to the face to do. Gena tells viewers, “It is estimated that in the 2008 election, 30 million evangelical Christians stayed home on voting day and Obama won the election by 10 million votes.”

Check out their plea below: READ FULL STORY

Mitt Romney's faces: 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' -- PHOTOS

Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president at the RNC in Tampa last night — but he was overshadowed a tiny bit by Clint Eastwood and Invisible Obama. However, we’re still bringing you our favorite Romney facial expressions from his speech and since we can’t wait for Les Miserables, we thought we’d let Romney stand in for Eddie Redmayne with his* rendition of “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.


Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair speaks: How the chair ended up there

It was Mitt Romney’s night, Clint Eastwood stole the show, and InvisibleObama is now a Twitter sensation. But it was the Empty Chair that made it all possible. Entertainment Weekly sat down on with the chair of the moment to discuss how it all came together.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did you get the call that you would be performing with Clint Eastwood?
EMPTY CHAIR: Not until the last minute, but I’ve known Clint for years. We did some work together in the 70s — he broke me over a few guys’ backs in the Philo Beddoe movies. When I retired to Florida a few years back, we kept in touch. Then he called and said he was coming to the RNC, and this just seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something again. READ FULL STORY

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