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George Clooney is distantly related to Abraham Lincoln -- Seven other celebs with famous ancestors

On Thursday, Ancestry.com revealed that George Clooney is related to our very own 16th president, one Abraham Lincoln (not the vampire hunter). Indeed, the silver fox (by which I refer to Lincoln, of course) is the half-first cousin five times removed of ER‘s most handsome doctor.

What does this mean in the grand scheme of things? Absolutely nothing, except you know Daniel Day-Lewis is jealous. (The Lincoln star embodies the 16th president in every way save for one — BLOOD.) But in honor of this revelation, we’ve assembled a list of seven other celebrities with famous ancestors so you can keep up with your VIP bloodlines. Check it out* below: READ FULL STORY

Dear Santa: Oprah announces her 'Favorite Things' 2012

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels may not have made the cut, but Oprah has just released her annual list of “Favorite Things” on her website, and, as expected, it’s a plethora of stuff that you simultaneously didn’t know existed and now desperately want.

Word to the wise: stock up now on the 48 products featured – if history is any indication, they’re about to be out of stock. The items are from the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, but will presumably be the same as the gifts featured in the two-hour primetime special, Oprah’s Favorite Things, airing Nov. 18 on OWN. READ FULL STORY

Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield and others tell us to move 'Forward' in musical Obama ad -- VIDEO

This is sure to be a little less controversial than Lena Dunham’s ad.

Ne-Yo, along with Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae, and Natasha Bedingfield have released a song/campaign video for President Obama. Like Will.i.am’s 2008 video “Yes We Can,” “Forward” features a chorus with a simple message mixed with verses that also contain Obama soundbites from various events.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga gets a fern named after her

Just call it The Adventures of FernGaga.

Lady Gaga is a well-known fan of monsters, but now even plants are getting involved with her army of music and social justice. Botanists at Duke University have honored the pop star by naming a new genus of ferns, and 19 species within the genus, after her, E! reports.

“We wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression,” Kathleen Pryer, director of Duke’s herbarium and professor of biology, told E! READ FULL STORY

Judd Apatow to guest-edit 'Vanity Fair' Comedy Issue

This is…the age we live in now.

Judd Apatow will edit Vanity Fair’s first-ever Comedy Issue, the magazine announced today.  This marks the third time that there has been a guest-editor in the past 20 years of the publication: Bono edited the Africa issue in July 2007, and Tom Ford edited the Hollywood Portfolio in March 2006.

Apatow makes sense to edit the January 2013 edition, which will feature a 20-page spread of ‘Who’s Who’ among today’s comedy stars. Apatow is, of course, the writer/director of such films as Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin,  Funny People and others. His next project is the “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up, December’s <i>This is 40, with Paul Rudd and Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann. (For those that need more This is 40, the full script is already available online.) He’s also the executive producer of HBO’s show Girls, which means that it’s likely Lena Dunham will be making an appearance in Vanity Fair‘s coverage. READ FULL STORY

Backwash: What pop culture chews up and spits back out -- 'Gangnam Style'

Perhaps you’ve heard of a song called “Gangnam Style.” It’s by some Korean dude who calls himself PSY and it’s got, like, a trillion views on YouTube. No? Well, take my word for it, it’s popular. And as with most things that are popular – Snuggies, pretty girls, singing competition reality shows – it’s inspired all sorts of imitators. Now before you rush to the nearest tablet or mobile device and hunt these down for yourself, be warned: not all of the imitations are good. In fact some of them are quite bad. So, with that in mind, we noble souls at EW.com have combed the teeming thicket of the internet and selected the mashups and reenactments that may actually be worth watching. I can’t promise that they measure up to the original K-Pop hit – because, honestly, what can? But I can promise that someone, somewhere, found them amusing. And in this short life of ours, PopWatchers, that’s all we can really ask for.

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Father attempts intervention for Lindsay Lohan

It seems like “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)” needs to be updated.

Over the weekend, the long, strange trip that is Lindsay Lohan’s life lately took another turn. Her father, Michael Lohan, who I think we can safely say is not in the running for Father of the Year, attempted to stage an intervention for Lindsay and get her a court-appointed conservatorship (like Britney Spears has). TMZ reports that Michael says Lindsay is a “substance abuser … who is hanging with the wrong group of people, including [mom] Dina Lohan.” Michael said he himself does not want to be the conservator.

This seems to be an update to a recent domestic incident with Lindsay and Dina, where Lindsay reportedly called her father about her mother saying that her mom was using cocaine. READ FULL STORY

Kate Gosselin fired from blogging job

Here’s a harsh dose of reality: Reality “star” Kate Gosselin has been fired from the website CouponCabin after 11 months of blogging for the site.

“A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin. It’s with this that I am writing to inform you of our decision to discontinue Ms. Gosselin’s feature blog on CouponCabin.com….We wish Kate, her family and her support staff all the best,” founder and CEO Scott Kluth said in a post on the site. READ FULL STORY

Ghostbusters get 'Gangnam Style' mashup -- VIDEO

Just when you thought you were safe.

PSY’s “Gangnam Style” continues its ruthless quest for world domination with a new Ghostbusters mashup. The songs actually work together pretty well, but that’s not the point. Nor is the Ghostbusters tie-in the most Halloween-y element of the video – what’s truly frightening here is that “Gangnam Style” is rapidly infecting every corner of our lives. It’s the T-virus that’s turning the world into an ashen wasteland of K-Pop-spewing corpses. We are powerless to resist. At least it’s catchy.

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Police called after Lohan/Lohan dispute; what were they fighting about?

We’re not sure why Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina were “involved in an altercation” this morning — but according to People, their skirmish was so fierce that police were called to Dina’s Long Island home around 8 a.m. (Who knew Lindsay was even awake at 8 a.m., let alone in fighting shape?)

The Nassau County Police Department says that it uncovered “no criminality” after making the house call. No other details about Lohan vs. Lohan have been released, though New York’s Daily News reports that Lindsay was irate about being brought to Long Island; she supposedly wanted to stay in Manhattan, where she and Dina had been partying. The paper says Lindsay was also angry that her mother hadn’t yet paid back $40,000 she gave Dina as a loan.

But what if the fight was catalyzed by something else — say, a mean remark Dina made to Lindsay, or vice versa? Let’s speculate about what these two might have said to each other before the police were called. Here are some suggestions to get the ball rolling:

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