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Funeral selfies are all the rage these days. Even world leaders are getting in on the new craze, as we saw this week at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

Yes, President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt snapped one, as seen below.

Michelle Obama? Not impressed.

Obama Selfie at Mandela Funeral

The photo shows the three smiling for a smartphone as the First Lady of the U.S. stares into the distance, likely not approving of funeral selfies.

A series of hilarious follow-up photos show Obama laughing along with Thorning-Schmidt and touching her arm before turning inexplicably somber.

After all, Nelson Mandela died Friday and now "belongs to the ages," as Obama himself says. Does a man of such gravitas deserve more respect?

Emily Post, the renowned etiquette expert, says it's never okay to take selfies at funerals. Do you agree? Or are we making too much of a lighter moment?

Funeral selfies: Bad taste or good fun?

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, THGers, from our entire family to yours.

What would this uniquely American holiday be without family, food, football and appreciation for the things that matter most and what we've been given.

In THG's case, that means turkeys ... in more ways than one.

On this 28th of November, we're paying tribute to celebs we had the honor and the burden of covering in 2013. We're talking fowl individuals. Bird brains.

You get the idea. Here are our Top 10 Turkeys of 2013 ...

Spencer Pratt is a Turkey

Who will win THG's 7th Annual Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award!?

10 (tie). Donald Trump. It's not a matter of whether he'll make the list. Just where he falls on it. After a relatively quiet 2013, the Donald takes the #10 spot.

10 (tie). The X Factor. So much hype. Such a mediocre show.

9. Teresa Giudice. Mortgage fraud was so 2005. Who gets in trouble for that anymore? Reality stars who live beyond their means? Okay, makes sense.

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President Barack Obama was heckled by a protester during his speech on Monday in San Francisco, and he tried to use the incident as a teachable moment.

An immigration reform activist began shouting for Obama to use executive orders to halt the deportation of America's undocumented immigrants.

"You have the power to stop deportations!" yelled the heckler.

Instead of allowing the Secret Service eject the activist, the Commander-in-Chief flipped the script instead and made a point about the limits of authority.

"Actually, I don't and that's why we're here," Obama replied.

Obama motioned for the Secret Service to let him stay, praising "the passion of these young people [who] feel deeply about the concerns of their families."

Then he tried to explain the position he's in as President.

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Kanye West stopped by Harvard yesterday for a speech to that university's School of Design class.

Then, this morning, the rapper appeared on a Philadelphia radio station and addressed one of that institution's most famous graduate students: Presdent Barack Obama!

Considering Obama once referred to West as a jackass, and also said this summer that he and Kim Kardashian gave folks the wrong idea about the American dream, the hosts were curious if Kanye and the President would ever "break bread" together.

It doesn't seem likely.

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Saturday Night Live, which always has its finger on the pulse of pop culture and current events, has the cure for Barack Obama's recent political depression.

Paxil: Second Term Strength.

With the health care woes seemingly worsening by the day, more than a few people might sign up for this drug ... provided it has a website that works.

Here's Jay Pharoah in the SNL spoof of an anti-depressant for Obama:

Other must-sees from Saturday Night Live this weekend:

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President Barack Obama stopped to help a pregnant woman on the verge of fainting during a speech he gave on health care in Washington, D.C., today.

Nearly 30 minutes into his speech, under the hot sun, a pregnant female supporter standing behind the Commander-in-Chief began to feel lightheaded.

Fortunately for the mom-to-be, Obama became aware of what was going on over his shoulder and turned around to lend Karmel Allison some support.

NOTE: This type of assistance is not covered under the Affordable Care Act.

"I gotcha, you're OK," Obama said as he put his arm out to steady her, and went on to joke, "No, no. You're OK. This happens when I talk too long."

Quickly afterward, a White House aide came to escort Allison off the stage as the President continued his speech, which came to end shortly thereafter.

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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to impeach President Barack Obama over the tragedy that saw four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, last year.

Dewhurst called for Obama to be impeached over his handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate, as well as the national health care law.

Dewhurst Obama

The comments were made during a recent Tarrant County Tea Party forum and were first reported on by Twitter by a reporter for the Texas Observer.

The account was later confirmed by the Texas Tribune, which said that Dewhurst, a former CIA officer, feels "very strongly about the tragedy in Benghazi."

"Congress should consider impeaching the president over the tragedy," Dewhurst said.

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James Woods is not what you'd call a fan of President Barack Obama.

The 66-year-old actor expressed his opinions on Twitter this week in the wake of the federal government shutdown, placing the blame for it on Obama.

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Woods, who is dating Kristen Bauguess, also criticized the president for various other problems in the U.S., including gun violence and race relations.

He responded to both those who agreed with him and those who did not, calling Obama an "abomination" and linking to articles about the shutdown.

Woods said the remarks might keep him from being able to find a job in Hollywood, but that he's resigned to that fate after he put "[his] country first."

Some of his most choice Tweets about the POTUS:

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To the surprise of no one, Ted Nugent railed against the government and applauded its recent shutdown while making the rounds to promote his new album.

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The 65-year-old Michigan rock great and staunch firearms advocate cited a recent piece he wrote for a conservative website entitled “Make My Day, Shut it Down.”

“The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power,” Nugent said Monday.

The American government and people, "it breaks my heart to say … will go down as the dumbest, most unappreciative society in the history of humankind.”

Nugent said government overreach and incompetence goes back decades, but it’s at its worst under President Barack Obama, the “monster in the White House."

Obama, he notes, “wouldn’t qualify to drive my tour bus.”

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Katy Perry and Barack Obama are bonding on Twitter. How sweet.

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards proved to be a great night for Perry, who closed out the show with a knockout performance of her new hit "Roar."

That was before getting a Twitter shout-out from the President!

It began when Perry, an Obama supporter, re-tweeted his message to get affordable healthcare starting October 1, and he was very appreciative.

"Thanks for spreading the word. #ROAR," Obama responded.

Katy said, "Happy to do my part, PREZ!" Later, she added:

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