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President Barack Obama did his best to comfort Tucson, Arizona and the nation as a whole last night at a eulogy for the victims of last week's tragedy.

Urging Americans to forward on "in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds," his speech evoked memories of the six killed and many wounded.

Among those wounded was U.S. Rep. Gabrille Giffords, whose supermarket meet-and-greet instead became the site of this unspeakable tragedy.

Obama condemned our nation's increasingly harsh public dialogue, or "politics, point-scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle."

"Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully," he told 14,000 people at the University of Arizona's McKale Memorial Center in Tucson.

Instead, he called upon us "to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together."

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Sundat on Family Guy, Quahog's school assignment was to write an essay on hope, with the winner earning an exquisite honor of introducing the President.

Chris stole Meg's essay and won, but like a good brother, they ended up sharing in reading it and presenting Barack Obama at James Woods High School.

Then, of course, Obama appeared in a skintight leather outfit and sang a song for no apparent reason. This sort of thing tends to happen on Family Guy ...

Obama on Family Guy

Is that Elvis? Evil Kenevil? Oh, wait, that's just the President of the U.S. Follow this link for the best Family Guy quotes from last night and EVERY episode!

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Barack Obama likely won't be selecting Baltimore Orioles first baseman Luke Scott in his baseball fantasy draft next season.

The power-hitting lefty gave a lengthy interview to Yahoo today in which he touched on the topics of hunting, guns... and the integrity of President Obama.

"Obama does not represent America," Scott said. "Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is built on an attitude. It's a way of life. It's not because you're born here. It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't. That kills a country. It killed Russia."

Even if it were about being born here, Scott believes Obama would not be representative of the country, saying:

"[Obama] was not born here. That's my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.' The man has dodged everything."

(Editor's Note.)

As for Scott's slugging percentage in 2011? "Anything over .600 would be nice," he said.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all from The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most ... in the case of THG, that means some of the bird-brained celebs we've had the privilege of covering in the past year.

Without further ado, THG's Top 10 Turkeys of '10 ...

We may rename this the Spencer Pratt Thanksgiving Turkey Award.

10. Barack Obama. The good will and immense popularity enjoyed by the President at the start of his White House term eroded fast, leaving in its wake a deeply polarized electorate and a Congress destined for partisan gridlock.

9. Jake Pavelka. Lame stints on The Bachelorette, The Bachelor and DWTS were enough to overcook this turkey, but his televised breakup special with fake fiancee Vienna Girardi was the year's reality TV douchepocalypse.

8. The Kardashians. Sure, they're harmless, but there's so darn many of these girls. Mix in a hearty helping of Scott Disick and we're just burned out.

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President Barack Obama will appear on the Discovery Channel's MythBusters Dec. 8, as proven (it's no myth) by the just-released promo for the episode below.

In it, the Commander-in-Chief has the hosts test the Dancing With the Stars voting system. Just kidding. They break down the famed Archimedes Solar Ray.

That's the weapon supposedly created by the Greek scientist utilizing only the sun and mirrors to torch invading Roman ships around 200 B.C. Real or fake?

"I am a big fan of MythBusters," Obama says. "I am, and so are the girls." Of the mythical solar ray, Barack believes it still "hasn't been thoroughly tested."

"Figure this out and report back to me," he orders.

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In yesterday's edition of THG's Caption Contest, we challenged readers to come up with the best one for this photo of our sad President.

There was plenty of material to be found, how matter how you feel about the man. Our winner is acbjay. Congratulations on a job well done!

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Barack and Michelle Obama

Honorable mentions go out to Leo, Nina and rhonda armstrong. Thanks to everyone for playing and best of luck in our next contest ...

Nannnncy P! I don't know how to quit you ...

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Welcome to another edition of THG's Caption Contest!

The President of the United States has not had the best week, as you may have heard. But why's he so sad in this photo from a recent press conference?

Cheers!

You tell us! Come up with the best caption(s) for the pic, click "Comments" and fire away. Leave one. Leave 10. Go to it. We'll announce a winner Friday!

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When the most influential man in the world speaks, people take notice. Especially when he interviews the President of the United States on Comedy Central!

If people assumed Jon Stewart would treat us to a Barack Obama love-fest during a chat with the Commander-in-Chief last night, it wasn't entirely the case.

Smooth as ever, Obama discussed how things have progressed nicely the last two years, with health care and financial reform marking huge, historic steps.

The economy is (slowly) rebounding, too, he said. If Tea Party stalwarts were watching (as likely as seeing Charlie Sheen in church), they'd be up in arms.

Whether you buy what he's selling or not, Obama played the serious guy on the funny network, something he's done approximately 4,596 times before.

If anyone morphed a bit Wednesday it was Stewart, just days before his Rally to Restore Sanity. Gone were his droll one-liners and trademark sarcasm.

What we saw was presidential interviewer, taking the moment seriously, asking serious questions, even calling the U.S. President "timid" at one point.

Watch Obama on the Daily Show after the jump ...

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What do Kim Kardashian, Adam Lambert and Barack Obama have in common?

They've all recorded public service announcements and sent an important message to bullied teens around the world: Hang in there. You are not alone. It gets better.

The President joined the parade of celebrities to take up this cause yesterday by filming the following video, in which he says "there is a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities. There are people out there that love you and care about you just the way you are."

Looks like we finally have a topic on which both Democrats and Republicans can agree...

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Today at the White House Science Fair, President Barack Obama revealed that he'd just taped an episode of the Discovery Channel hit show Mythbusters.

The Washington Post says the episode will put to the test "whether ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to invading Roman fleet using only mirrors & sun."

Weak. POTUS on Mythbusters and we get a total snoozefest?

MYTHBUSTER-IN-CHIEF: Barack Obama is coming to the Discovery Channel!

Sure, Barack's efforts to promote math and science on the show are well intentioned. But what about some of the myths we're dying to explore in detail? Such as ...

  • That Sarah Palin invents words faster than the national debt rises.
  • That Justin Bieber was involved in a laser tag assault.
  • That Lindsay Lohan broke out of rehab to get a soda.
  • That Christine O'Donnell is not a witch ... she's you.
  • That Kanye West's naked album cover was "banned."
  • That Jon Stewart is a bigot ... just because!
  • That whole Lady Gaga hermaphrodite thing.
  • That Kate Gosselin is a great mom.
  • That he has no idea who Snooki is.

Barack Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has... More »
Born
Birthplace
Honolulu, Hawaii
Full Name
Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Obama Quotes

I do think in Washington, it's a little bit like American Idol. But everybody is Simon Cowell.

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I think I'm a pretty cool dad.

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