No longer the transformative political figure of 2008 but a struggling incumbent hoping to eke out reelection, President Barack Obama nevertheless promised wary Americans that brighter days are still ahead if voters grant him four more years.

"Know this, America: Our problems can be solved," he told the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. "Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be difficult, but it leads to a better place. I'm asking you to choose that future."

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The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were handed out last night in L.A. It's an awards show honoring music videos, which haven't been aired on MTV in years.

Whatever, right? Without the VMAs, stars wouldn't have an excuse to wear crazy $h!t and make ridiculous speeches as they accept totally arbitrary honors.

Proving that no celebrity marriage is safe, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have announced their separation after nine years of marriage.

A rep for the couple says the split is "amicable," though few other details are available at this time.

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Greater L.A. residents can now sit in traffic drive with reduced fear.

Amanda Bynes' license has been suspended by the California DMV, according to the L.A. Times, following the misdemeanor hit-and-run charges filed against her this week.

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