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Jennifer Hudson Performing for Michelle Obama

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Performances, Rumors, Pop,

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson didn't get Michelle Obama a birthday present.

The "I Can't Describe" hitmaker is performing at the First Lady's 50th birthday bash in Washington D.C. today, but admits she couldn't think of a gift to get her. When asked how easy it was to pick out something special for Michelle, the 32-year-old star told gossip website TMZ.com, "You don't. You just go and be there and show your support, that's all you can do."

The singer is really looking forward to performing at the big party: "I can't describe my new single but it's in the groove and the Obamas I'm sure they've already got it. It'll be fun."

It was previously reported that Michelle, who turned 50 on Friday, had asked Adele to perform alongside her close friend Beyonce at the party but the "Someone Like You" hitmaker was already booked to attend Kate Moss' 40th party at her cottage in Cotswolds, England today. "Moss asked her team first to find out how much it would cost to get Adele to perform. But Michelle then also invited her to sing alongside Beyonce at the White House. With Adele's fees she could make $4.8 million in 72 hours if she flies from Kate's to the States," an insider said.


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White House responds to petition, says cell phone unlocking should be legalized

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Cell Phones,

White House Petition Legalize Unlocking

It started as a petition needing only 100,000 signatures requesting that the White House make an official response to the right of cellphone owners to lawfully unlock their cellphones. The Library Of Congress deemed unlocking one's cellphone illegal in October 2012; a ruling that would take affect in the new year. Now, the White House has officially announced that they too agree with the 114K petitioners. It recommends that cellphones be unlocked as long as the customers first meet their carrier's contractual agreement. The White House has even included tablets to the list of devices. Consequently, the Library of Congress has agreed and support the review their policy, which was strongly urged by the FCC.

"The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones. And if you have paid for your mobile device, and aren’t bound by a service agreement or other obligation, you should be able to use it on another network. It’s common sense, crucial for protecting consumer choice, and important for ensuring we continue to have the vibrant, competitive wireless market that delivers innovative products and solid service to meet consumers’ needs."  - White House Administration

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Steven Spielberg Was ‘So Excited’ to meet Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay LohanSteven Spielberg felt "like a little kid" when he met Lindsay Lohan for the first time on Saturday night.

The director was very excited to speak to the actress when he stopped off at her table during the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington D.C. After being introduced to the actress, he said, "I feel like a kid, because I'm so excited to meet you."

Lindsay enjoyed chatting to Diane Keaton at the dinner - which was also attended by Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, Elle MacPherson, Josh Hutcherson, Mary J. Blige, Goldie Hawn and Eva Longoria - and George Clooney also said hi to the blonde star.

The 25-year-old beauty - who is infamous for her legal and drug problems - attended the event with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, who revealed Lindsay is "passionate" about her acting career.

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Lindsay Lohan Attending White House Dinner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Parties,

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has been invited to the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The Mean Girls actress is among a host of names to be asked to attend the event - which is held yearly to celebrate the work of journalists and is hosted by President Barack Obama - including George Clooney, Josh Hutcherson and Charlize Theron which takes place tonight. Director Steven Spielberg, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and 'The Help' star Viola Davis are also expected to be at the dinner.

Lindsay - who recently confirmed her return to acting work playing the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor in biopic Liz and Dick - is a guest of Fox's Greta Van Susteren and will be accompanied by her long-term lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley. Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner are also guests of the Fox network.

Jimmy Kimmel will be providing the laughs as the comedian hosting the event, and he recently revealed he would be making jokes about the "glut of dumb things" said by people in the public eye: "I will feast on stupid comments. There seems to be a glut of dumb things being said."


White House Crasher, Real Housewife Kicked out of Celebrity Rehab

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Reality, Cable, Gossip, Rumors,

Michaele Salahi

Michaele Salahi, one of the Real Housewives of D. C. and one of the alleged White House gate crashers who showed up at a Presidential party sans invitation, has just been kicked out of Celebrity Rehab.

TMZ reports that Michaele was booted from the treatment facility for one simple reason: she’s not an addict. It’s unknown whether or not she’ll appear in any scenes of the fifth season of the show, which is currently in production. Other rumored cast mates for Celebrity Rehab 5 include Lindsay’s father Michael Lohan, Baywatch’s Jeremy Jackson and Michaele’s husband Tareq Salahi.

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VIDEO: Leno Uses Old Talk Show Jokes for Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, NBC, Video,


What’s worse than an evening full of lame jokes? Being entertained by a comedian who recycled them.

Although he was clearly headlining the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this Saturday, Tonight Show host Jay Leno apparently thought he was participating in NBC’s Green Week.

How else could he possibly explain writing a routine made up of old jokes?

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Obama Scores, Jay Leno Bombs at Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Videos,


Ouch. This was not the way for Jay Leno to lead into Conan O’Brien’s 60 Minutes interview tonight.

NBC’s current host may have been headlining comedian at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but it was President Barack Obama who stole the show. Although the POTUS helped get the nearly 3000 attendees warmed up with a list of funny jokes (including zingers directed at Leno himself), Jay fumbled the lead once he arrived at the podium.

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Glee Cast Headed to the White House

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Gossip, News,

Glee

First, the World Series. Next stop—the White House.

may deal with issues like premarital sex, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality, but that doesn’t mean the program isn’t welcome in the President’s household. In fact, First Lady Michelle Obama and her children reportedly love the show so much, they’ve invited the cast to perform at their Pennsylvania Avenue address.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the show’s cast has just been asked to sing at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. Although the April 5th event would mean some schedule shifting, the program’s producers are more than willing to accommodate the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Sunday Ratings: Eagles Sack the President

As nice as Christmas must be in the White House, the action is clearly on the gridiron. Despite cheerful numbers for Oprah’s primetime special, the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was easily the night’s top contender.

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This Week on TV (12/7-12/13)

Lady Gaga and Barbara Walters

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (12/7)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Marshall finds a letter he wrote when he was young, and it has a dramatic effect on him.” Up until then, he had completely forgotten all about Sarah Marshall.
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm):  “The crew makes a holiday-themed cake for a drag queen.” The holiday? Cher’s birthday.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food, 10pm):  “Guy Fieri visits North Pole, Alaska, for a taste of local Christmas favorites, including holiday ham with wild Alaskan cranberries; Reindeer hoagies; and “Santa” burgers.” For this trip, Fieri will be joined by a special guest: The Grinch.

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