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It was intimidating. For Barack.

When Lady Gaga came face to face with President Obama at a fundraising event held by the Human Rights Campaign, gay advocacy organization, in San Francisco on September 25, there were no photos allowed at the private event.

Too bad, because one would've been worth a thousand words.

“She was wearing 16-inch heels,” Obama told reporters after the run-in with the pop superstar. “She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating.”

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The press pool said that she added a black veil and a bouffant hairstyle to complete the look, but no one was able to see the evidence until this rare photo surfaced.

You can thank jewelry designer Rodrigo Otazu, who was there for the origin of Lady Gaga's meat dress, and who crafted her diamond teeth, for the image above.

"When she went to see President Obama, she wore one of my necklaces and earrings. She looked like the character from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,'" says Otazu.

Gaga showed up at the $35,800 fundraiser to lobby for anti-bullying policies and enforcement, an issue she cares deeply about. Especially given recent events.

The next day, she honored late fan Jamey Rodemeyer in concert.

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Shakira and the Obama Administration have announced that she will be a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Seriously. The White House said in a statement:

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country ... I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Shakira in Concert

More than a wildly successful singer and celebrity news staple (Shakira and Gerard Pique have reportedly called things off), her list of accomplishments include:

  • Founding the Barefoot Foundation in 1995, which operates schools & educational projects for over 6,000 children in Colombia, South Africa, and Haiti.
  • Collaborating with the World Bank and the Barefoot Foundation to craft initiatives to distribute Latin American educational and developmental programs. 
  • Becoming a founding member of Latin America in Solidarity Action, a coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote early childhood policies.
  • Serving as Honorary Chair of Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week.
  • Serving as U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Emergency Fund

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Are you ready for some insanity?

When Hank Williams Jr. stopped by Fox & Friends this morning to discuss politics (absurd in itself), few could have imagined the views that the country music singer and longtime voice of Monday Night Football espouses.

Williams described this year’s “Golf Summit” between President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner as “One of the biggest political mistakes ever.” Sadly, that was Hank's high water mark for intelligence:

When the co-hosts asked Williams to explain, he offered this scintillating insight: “Come on! Come on! It would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu!”

To the Fox News panel's credit, they were clearly dumbstruck, turned off and unsure of how to respond to such an outrageous comment in a live interview.

Still, you have to question the wisdom of having this guy on your show in the first place. You can't find an intelligent conservative voice to talk politics?

Your take: Is Obama a socialist?

 

UPDATE: ESPN has yanked Williams, saying in a statement: "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast."

UPDATE #2: ESPN has fired Hank for good. He dubiously claims he quit, citing a violation of the First Amendment, which is just a ridiculous statement. Either way, he's out.

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Chalk it up to East Coast bias? Not enough coffee? Sleeping through 9th grade geography?

Whatever the reason, the press corps traveling with President Obama on a campaign swing out west this week were given a map identifying Wyoming as Colorado.

The two rectangular states do look similar, but come on. Colorado is not only crucial to Obama's re-election, it's where he gave his '08 convention speech. Weak!

Colorado vs. Wyoming

Obama's three-day swing took him to Washington, California and Colorado, where he held public events and private fundraisers for his 2012 re-election bid.

Tuesday in Denver, an audience saw a speech on Obama's jobs program.

The larger point of the trip was to help Obama reconnect with voters and gain media coverage in Colorado, which is expected to be a swing state in 2012.

As for Wyoming, Obama lost by 32 PERCENT to John McCain in '08. Maybe subconsciously he blocked that out and forgot the state exists, resulting in this error.

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Kyle Richards did not tune in for Brandi Glanville's debut on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night.

Instead, this show star was actually included among 800 guests at a House of Blues fundraiser for Barack Obama in Los Angeles. With the economy floundering and unemployment unable to drop below 9 percent, what pressing concerns did Richards hope to address with the commander-in-chief?

  • Barack Obama at the UN
  • Kyle Richards on the Red Carpet

"I'm going to ask our President if he can do anything about my favorite lip gloss that was discontinued," Kyle Tweeted, likely in jest "[Or] maybe I will give him my suggestions for the deficit...JUST PRINT MORE MONEY."

Later on in the night, Andy Cohen recounted the meeting between Obama, Kyle and her husband, telling viewers he asked Richards what she and the President discussed. The reality star said Obama asked what show she was on and she replied:

"I'm embarrassed to tell you, but Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Well, at least she's embarrassed.

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In Monday's THG Caption Contest, we asked readers to come up with the best one for this photo of Presidents Clinton and Obama on the golf course.

You had plenty of material to make up funny captions here, and you did so. Our winner is zinnnnnnnng. Nice work The winning entry appears below.

Honorable mentions go out to apindep, alisa and Kimaras30. Thanks to all of you for playing as always, and best of luck in our next contest!

Clinton and Obama Golfing

"Man, your poll numbers are going down faster than Mon ... hey, nice putt."

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Welcome, gossip fans, to another edition of THG's Caption Contest! Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or a fly in the sand trap, more accurately) in this round.

What did former President Bill Clinton say to President Barack Obama?

That's not a joke, we're asking you to tell us the answer in the latest edition of THG's Caption Contest! Come up with the best caption for the photo here!

All you have to do to play is click "Comments" below and submit your best caption(s). Go to it! We will announce a winner Tuesday. Best of luck, all ...

Clinton and Obama Golfing

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To say Morgan Freeman is not a fan of the Tea Party movement would be putting it mildly. In an interview on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Freeman labels Tea Partiers radicals whose sole aim is to oust President Obama from office.

"But it's not a racist thing?" asked Morgan.

"It is a racist thing," replied Freeman.

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"Their publicly stated policy is to do whatever it takes to see that Obama serves only one term. What underlies that? Screw the country," Freeman lamented.

"We're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here."

"We're supposed to be better than that. It shows the weak, dark underside of America," said the Oscar-winner of those "controlling the Republican Party."

There are plenty of racists out there, but the whole Tea Party? We'd be more concerned that these people think hurricanes result from God judging gays.

What do you think? Is the Tea Party racist?

 

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Why was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson even at the Republican presidential debate last night? Will he earn more than one percent of the vote? Unclear.

Did he deliver the best line of the night? Unquestionably!

Zinging President Barack Obama for his economic stimulus efforts, the libertarian quipped that "my next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration." That's pretty good. Watch:

The joke killed with the audience. But did he rip it off?

Earlier this week, none other than Rush Limbaugh delivered a similar joke on air, discussing his new dog: "The new puppy, honest to God ... more shovel-ready work for me this week than Obama has created in two and a half years."

So what does Rush think of the similarity? "I guess I've become show prep for the GOP debates now, too," Limbaugh joked to the Huffington Post.

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Like other famous Democrats, Jon Stewart is not pleased with Barack Obama.

In the wake of Matt Damon expressing disappointment with the Commander-in-Chief, the Daily Show host has come out in the latest issue of Rolling Stone and said, above all else, he's simply confused by the President.

"I'm not sure what he truly thinks is the right path," Stewart tells the magazine. "Other than that he believes the wealthy should pay a little bit more of their fair share."

Jon Stewart on Rolling Stone

Adds the comedian:

"He ran on this idea that the system and the methodology are corrupt," he says. "It felt like the country was upset enough that he had the momentum needed to re-evaluate how business is done. Instead, when he got elected, he acted as though the system is so entrenched that it has to be managed... I'm surprised at how much he deferred to the legislative process."

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