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Russell Brand: I’ve Never Voted

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Rants, Videos,

Russell Brand has never voted. Despite taking over political magazine New Statesman as guest editor for one issue, the comedian admits he has never cast a single vote in a UK election because he doesn't believe in the British government system.

Speaking to BBC program Newsnight, he told host Jeremy Paxman, "I don't vote. I don't get my authority from this pre-existing paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people. I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity. Alternate means or systems." When an incredulous Jeremy questioned his capabilities to discourse on politics, Russell insisted he was passionate about finding an alternative system which wouldn't leave the working class "disillusioned" and "despondent."

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Usher Angers Voters in Atlanta

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UsherVoters in Atlanta were furious when Usher was allowed to skip to the front of the line on election day.

The "OMG" hitmaker was given special treatment by polling officials, where he was allowed to bypass the long queue to vote during the recent US presidential election, and his fellow voters are unhappy with the move, according to local TV station WSBTV. However, election officials insist Usher was allowed to move to the front of the line to prevent chaos among those present.

They said in a statement that the site's poll manager "was directed to ensure that [Usher's] presence would not become a distraction by taking necessary measures to move [him] through the process as expeditiously as possible. At no point was this decision made for preferential treatment, but to avoid a distraction at the poll."

Kim Kardashian Wants Fans to Vote in the Election

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Kim KardashianKim Kardashian thinks it's important to be politically informed to vote.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is encouraging young people to vote in the United States and generally be interested in the electoral process. Eager to make her point, the 31-year-old star caught a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina to host the official Democratic National Convention's after-party on Thursday. She boarded a private jet with her publicist Jonathan Cheban and designer Rachel Roy following an appearance at Fashion's Night Out in New York City.

After launching her new fragrance exclusively at Lord & Taylor, she Tweeted a picture of the passengers seated and eating from a fast food chain. "This is how we do... Private plane & Wendy's! DNC party here we come," she wrote.

Before her journey, Kanye West's girlfriend expressed her interest in American politics. "I always think it's like really important to help others get informed," she said.

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American Idol 10: Winner!

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, American Idol, Video,

American Idol’s 10th finale opened with all due pomp and circumstance. Ryan Seacrest wore a tuxedo, but black tie was optional for everyone else. More than 122 million votes, a record number, were counted to determine whether Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery would become the next American Idol.

The year’s Top 13 performed “Born This Way” to open the night’s festivities, each dressed in white like angels. If only they sounded like angels. To call the number bad would be too nice. But the show would improve vastly from here...

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American Idol 10: Top 4 Results

The stage was set for drama on the Thursday results episode of American Idol. With lights turned low, Ryan Seacrest intoned about the importance of the vote. You see, only the Top 3 get to go home in glory, to a big hero’s welcome. The fourth-place finisher simply goes home, to wait for the Idol summer tour with the rest of the season’s rejects.

It took almost 72 million votes to determine the Thursday results. The Top 4 all scored high praise from the judges on Wednesday, each having two performances with which to impress them.

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Dancing With the Stars 12: Week 8 Elimination

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars is Foxtrotting closer to crowning a winner every week… and that means every week brings a new elimination. An injured Ralph Macchio did the worst in Monday night’s scoring round, but was it enough to get him sent home? Keep reading to get the week 8 elimination results…

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American Idol 10: Top 5 Results

American Idol Top 5 Results

Wednesday’s American Idol was peppered with great songs and fantastic performances, and the judges were over the moon. So how did voters pick for their Top 4? The answer came at the end of a lengthy hour.

Approximately 60 million votes came in for the Top 5 Idols, the most of the season. To kick off the show, they sang “So Happy Together.” The performance was pretty rough… to put it kindly. The week’s Ford video was much better. You can see the whole thing at Albumista.

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Dancing With the Stars 12: Week 7 Elimination

Kendra Wilkinson Dancing With the Stars 12Dancing With the Stars had to bid good-bye to its Girl Next Door on Tuesday night when Kendra Wilkinson was dismissed from the competition. Despite her tango on Monday night, praised as being filled with “sophistication, elegance and confidence,” Kendra didn’t score the votes to remain.

Each of the remaining dancers will perform twice on next week’s show.

Keep track of all the eliminations when you read our Dancing With the Stars 12 posts.

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American Idol 10: Top 6 Results

Ryan Seacrest predicted that viewers would be “upset” with the night’s results. But with only 6 contenders remaining in the year’s American Idol competition, any one of them is capable of surprising fans with an elimination. And the host’s comment was mostly bluster, for in the end it was the performer who performed the worst that was dismissed.

Seacrest took time to shine the spotlight on Steven Tyler, who’s all over the media this week because of his new memoir. As Tyler explained, “I may be good, but when I’m bad I’m even better.”

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Dancing With the Stars 12: Week 6 Elimination

Dancing With the Stars kicked off its sixth elimination episode with a performance from New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, and the energetic numbers ("I Want it Thataway," "Step By Step") thrilled the in-house ground.

In the wake of such positive vibes, only good news could follow. Front-runners Romeo and Chelsea Kane were declared safe, and they enjoyed the rest of the elimination show in peace. Hines Ward and Kirstie Alley, both fan favorites, were quickly let off the elimination hook as well.

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