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New Plaque Marks The Spot Where The Obamas Shared Their First Kiss

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Barack and Michelle Obama are notorious for their P.D.A. -- and, now, the notoriety has been commemorated on a plaque.

The new plaque adorns the spot where the POTUS first kissed his lovely First Lady, just outside a Chicago Baskin-Robbins.

The kiss happened in 1989 at an ice-cream shop (which is now a Subway). The First Couple will celebrate its 20th wedding anniversary this October.

And, while the quote on the plaque is pretty cute, we do have to wonder if President Obama knows that a gentleman never kisses and tells?

DiD yOu KnOw? ... One of our favorite Obama P.D.A. moments actually happened this year -- When they were caught on the "Kiss Cam" during the U.S.A. - Brazil basketball game at the Verizon Center.


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'Four More Beers!': President Obama Woos Voters With Booze At Iowa State Fair

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What's the quickest way to a voter's heart during election season?

Why, through their liver, of course!

Or so thinks President Obama, who took a break from campaigning in Iowa to chow down on a pork chop and beer at the Iowa State Fair.

As he walked over to the crowd -- who chanted "Four more years!" to him -- the POTUS said that anyone older than 21 should indulge and buy a beer. And then, he offered to pay for 10 drink tickets out of his own pocket.

The crowd's response?

"Four more beers!"


DiD yOu KnOw? ... President Obama might win the popularity contest in this category, because you won't catch Mitt Romney boozing it up on the campaign trail due to his religious beliefs.

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Mile-High Club: Virgin America Wants You ... To Rock The Vote From 35,000 Feet!

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Frequent flyers have a new toy to tinker with -- if they decide to fly with Virgin America.

The ultra-hip airline teamed with Rock The Vote to encourage passengers to register to vote while they're in the air.

This strategic move goes hand-in-hand with its new, non-stop flight services from SFO to Ronald Reagan National Airport, which serves our Nation's Capital -- and gives us one more reason to fly on those awesome Virgin airplanes.

So, how does it work?

The screens that allow you to watch movies on the backs of the airplane seats will now have a QR code that, when scanned with your smartphone, will direct you towards a mobile-voter registration app.

We love this! And, we'll definitely choose Virgin America the next time we need to fly to Frisco.

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DiD yOu KnOw? ... Virgin recently celebrated their new flight schedule to D.C. with a bash in the nation's capital! We checked it out -- And, got a little silly. Watch our founders -- Ali and Kelly Ann -- shake their groove things on the red carpet, here.


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Watch: Joe Biden's Double-Whammy Gaffe Speech

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Vice President Joe Biden is pretty well-known as an orator, just not like you may think.

He's famous for his slipups when giving a speech. In other words, he's the Abe Lincoln of the modern gaffe.

And this week, Joe gave his Gettysburg Address – a speech with gaffes offending people on both sides of the election.

Here's what happened: while speaking at a campaign rally to supporters, Joe told the crowd that Mitt Romney would repeal regulations on the big banks, essentially creating an " unchained Wall Street." Joe then added: "He's gonna put y'all back in chains." The problem? The crowd seemed to be predominately African-American and Joe seemed to be implying that Mitt was pro-slavery. You can see why some people on the other side were offended.

[WATCH THE VIDEO: Biden Talks Chains] 


But, Joe didn't stop there. He went on to tell supporters that with their help, "we can win North Carolina again!"

The problem? The rally was in Virginia. You can see why some of the people on Joe's side were pissed.


[WATCH THE VIDEO: Biden Talks Winning North Carolina ... in Virginia] 

No matter if you're conservative, liberal, or moderate, you have to admit that is an impressive feat.

Nicely done, Joe!

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God Save The Queen: Kate Middleton's Cousin Strips Down For 'Playboy'

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Remember when everyone thought the Queen of England might be a little peeved at the nearly-naked Pippa Middleton party photos that surfaced a while back?

Well, Pippa doesn't have anything on her burlesque-performing cousin, Katrina Darling.

Katrina -- who only found out that she's related to the Middletons last year -- has enjoyed a rise in fame since the news surfaced. And now, she's riding that fame wave all the way to the top. Yes, we're talking "Playboy."

Katrina is the September cover of "Playboy" magazine, meaning you can expect a few full nudes in that edition. 

Quick! Someone cover the Queen's eyes! STAT!

DiD yOu KnOw? ... Katrina might be going international with her Playboy cover, but she made a splash in England when she performed a burlesque rendition of "God Save the Queen" during the Queen's "Diamond Jubilee at a London nightclub. Read all about it, here.


Video: "God Save the Queen" - Sex Pistols 

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The Write Stuff: Michelle Obama To Moonlight As iVillage Guest Editor

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Michelle Obama: First Lady of the United States, former lawyer, and guest editor at an online magazine?

That's right! Michelle will guest edit over at iVillage starting Aug. 20 -- to offer her insight on back-to-school.

That means she'll be sharing tips for keeping your kids healthy and active during the school year, a difficult task for mothers balancing work and home life.

We're excited to see what she says, so we will definitely be staying tuned!

(And, if you decide you enjoy being an online editor, Michelle, definitely give Glittarazzi a call.)

DiD yOu KnOw? ... It's about time the FLOTUS decided to write for a magazine! She's been making appearances in them for years now, including topping the "Best Dressed" lists for both Vanity Fair and People Magazine.


Video: Ellie Goulding - The Writer 

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Running The Show: FLOTUS & Nancy Pelosi Do The Late-Night Rounds


 The late-night boys are getting a little feminine class added to their line-ups this week.

First Lady Michelle Obama graced the couch of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Monday (alongside Olympic gymnastics all-around champ Gabby Douglas), and Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stops by Jimmy Fallon’s desk Friday on "Late Night."

Michelle discussed the Olympic delegation, and Nancy will be sharing her thoughts on the upcoming election.

Here’s to hoping she also slow jams the news.


VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Slow Jams The News With Barack Obama 
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Eye For An Eye: Sarah Palin Switches Her Trademark Glasses For Some Trendy Specs

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Did you guys hear the big news in the world of Republican vice-presidential candidates?

Paul Ryan? No! We're talking about the GOP Veep pick from 2008, Sarah Palin.

She's changed her glasses!

Yes, that's right! The rectangular, rimless specs by Japanese Designer Kazuo Kawasaki that became Sarah's trademark feature during the '08 election are gone. In their place is a pair of thick-plastic frames, which are all the rage these days.

Sarah debuted the new glasses while talking to Sean Hannity on Fox News about attack ads against Mitt Romney. You may watch the clip featuring the former Governor showing off the new frames, below.

This reminds us of seeing Tom Selleck without his trademark mustache, and the infamous hairstyle switch in the second season of "Felicity."

We guess we'll have to wait and see if change will affect Sarah's popularity the same way. (Hint: it didn't work out well for either one).

VIDEO: Sarah Palin reveals new glasses 

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Song & Dance: Jenna Bush Hager Absolutely, Positively Cannot ‘Dougie’ (Here's Proof)


Oh lord-y.

Not that we expected her know how to, but now, because of NBC and the women’s U.S. gymnastics team, the whole world knows just how bad of a dancer TODAY Show Correspondent Jenna Bush Hager really is. ...

We guess you don’t get a lot of street exposure growing up in the White House.

While on a double-decker bus tour of London, Jenna got served by the Fab Five when Cali Swag District’s famous dance song “Teach Me How To Dougie” came on. The video of the dance lesson has since gone viral, unfortunately for Jenna.

To make matters worse, the TODAY show then dragged her out to perform it live Friday morning. They didn’t seem to realize she hadn’t learned it in the first place. Her dance was way more ‘stanky leg’ than ‘dougie.’

Embrace your upbringing, girl! Teach us how to ‘Georgie’!

VIDEO: McKayla Maroney teaches Jenna Bush how to do the Dougie

VIDEO: Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie (Official Video)

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Geek Chic: Thank You, Apple Store Geniuses, For Saving Newt Gingrich’s iPad


Jim and Ryan from the Genius Bar in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown Apple store have their very first endorsement -- from none other than Newt Gingrich.

The former Speaker of the House tweeted a photo Thursday morning with the two employees after they rushed to his iPad’s rescue.

"The service at the Georgetown #Apple store’s Genius Bar is great. Thank you to Jim & Ryan for quickly fixing my iPad." - @newtgingrich


Awkward smiles all around!

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Oh, Snap!: GOP Candidate Mitt Romney Upstages Bride At Her New Jersey Wedding

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Mitt Romney committed the ultimate wedding no-no this week.

And, no, we don't mean he wore a white dress.

The GOP presidential contender was in New Jersey for a fundraiser. As his motorcade drove by an orthodox Jewish wedding party, which was snapping pics of the happy couple, the crowd's attention was drawn to Mitt. Enough so, that the folks actually chased after the car, trying to take pictures.

The bride was, like, "WTF?!" (See pic, above.)

Mitt later made up for it, however, by posing for pictures with the couple, which happened to support his campaign.

He's lucky they weren't President Obama supporters -- because hell hath no fury like a Democratic bride scorned by a Republican.

DiD yOu KnOw? ... One of our favorite fundraising strategies used by the Obama campaign is its attempt to get supporters to ask their wedding guests to donate money to the campaign instead of buying wedding gifts. While we can't imagine doing such a thing, we think it's a cute idea! Learn all about it, here.


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Romney Girl: Video Parody Takes WWW By Storm - To The Tune Of 'Barbie Girl'


It was looking like it'd be a typical week.

Not anymore, thanks to "Romney Girl."

When we first heard about her, we thought she was going to be another Obama Girl -- but, she's actually a whole lot smarter.

Funded by the Agenda Project Action Fund, Romney Girl sings a song to the masses (think Aqua's "Barbie Girl") that is meant to shed some light on some of GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's more embarrassing qualities.

Check out the chorus:

"I'm a Romney girl, in a Romney world.
Life is taxless. It's fantastic.
Silver tip your hair, tax shelters everywhere,
Outsource nation, Bain is his creation."

The YouTube video for the song is already going viral. And, the lyrics? They are so hilarious we're willing to bet Dems and GOPers alike will chuckle a bit. 

Our absolute favorite line? "He is rich, you are poor, If he wins, you're uninsured."

And you thought this was going to be a boring week. The only way this could get more exciting would be playing it for Mitt and seeing his up-close-and-personal reaction.

(Do you think he's even heard of the "Barbie Girl" song?) 

VIDEO: "Romney Girl"

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VIDEO: Aqua - "Barbie Girl"

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Obama Classic 2012: NBA Stars To Hoop It Up In Election Fundraiser For POTUS

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We're not sure if you know this, but President Obama is a bit of basketball fan.

He's been known to play games with staffers, fill out brackets for March Madness, and sit courtside at plenty of games.

What you may not know is that POTUS is such a huge basketball fan that he's made friends with some of the biggest names in the sport, and, sometimes, they like to help out with his fundraising.

The latest effort by some of his famous baller friends includes Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Sheryl Swoopes and Carmelo Anthony -- and will take place later this month in New York with the Obama Classic 2012.

How can you get in on the Obama Classic 2012? Well...

  • A $3 minimum donation gets you entered into a drawing to win.
  • A donation of $250 guarantees you can attend an autograph session with the players.
  • For $5,000, you and another person gain admission to a "shoot-around skills session with the players."
  • Fork over $20,000 and you can go to dinner with POTUS and the players.

The event was originally scheduled for December, in the midst of the NBA lockout, but was postponed when players and owners settled their differences and started up the season. It was also originally supposed to be a full exhibition game.

Better late than never, though ... especially when it comes to fundraising.


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