Barack Obama must be gunning for the grammar school vote with all the kids he's been charming lately. After calming a crying infant earlier this week, the official White House YouTube channel shows him visiting with lots of other young constituents, teaching us some valuable lessons in how to win over these future voters:
First he found Bin Laden and now he's quieting the cries of our nation's babies. In an official White House video that's circulating today, Barack and Michelle Obama are greeting a crowd of visitors when the first lady picks up a fan's baby. The infant is wailing, but when she's handed over to the president, her cries instantly stop. Watch the clip below:
Just when we thought we were over the 2003 passing of Mister Rogers, a man named Christopher Barranco dug up a letter from the children's show star that he received at age six and posted it to Reddit. In it, the late Fred Rogers expresses his condolences that Christopher cannot visit his neighborhood in real life, but they can still have "television visits and a letter visit like this one." Even more sniffle-inducing is Rogers' suggestion that he create a pretend visit between the two, noting that, "When you pretend, things can be any way you want them to be." Read the full letter below:
Alex Thomas and Scott Jones, the couple who made headlines after being caught in a kiss at the Vancouver riots last week, appeared on 'Today' this morning to tell the story behind the makeout session seen 'round the internet. Jones explained that Thomas had been knocked to the ground by police trying to tame the crowd (which a video that emerged over the weekend supports) and he was only trying to soothe her:
Among Kim and Kris' requested presents from Geary's Beverly Hills were, according to Hollywood Life, a $7,850 vase and a $880 serving spoon. Walker, who will not be a guest at the wedding, went for a more subtle gift: a lone "Butter Sferra Festival" napkin costing $12.50. Check out Walker's receipt (along with his sweet note to Kim) below:
Much is made of artists' muses: Pablo Picasso had Marie-Thérèse Walter, Pedro Almodóvar has Penelope Cruz and Nicola Freeman has...candy necklaces and lollipops. The British art student sculpted humongous approximations of those and other sweets for an exhibition currently showing at the University of Wolverhampton.
After the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals, hockey fans took to the streets of British Columbia's capital city in a massive riot. With so much passion in the air, somebody was bound to get some action: Photographer Rich Lam snapped a couple making out somewhere between the throbbing horde and a line of riot police. See the full image below:
The latest Twitter parody account (twarody?) is "Aunt Diane," a wacky middle-aged aunt from Santa Fe who's a lot like, well, everybody's wacky, middle-aged aunt: She makes Nepalese jewelry! She hangs out in sweat lodges! And she's very comfortable with her body. Some of Aunt Diane's best tweets below:
On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' the funnyman and guest Justin Timberlake surprised the audience with a roof-raising medley of history's greatest rap hits, from the Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight' all the way to Jay-Z's 'New York, New York.' Watch the clip below:
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