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Samuel L. Jackson Wants People To 'Wake The F*** Up!' & 'Vote For Obama'

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Leave it to Samuel L. Jackson to get things done.

The "Go the F*** to Sleep" narrator and actor is officially supporting President Obama -- with a somewhat unorthodox ad, for which we absolutely can't wait.

In the ad, he'll be telling voters to "Wake the f*** up" and "Vote for Obama."

The ad is paid for by the Jewish Council for Education and Research Super PAC, the same group which paid for Sarah Silverman's "indecent proposal" video to billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

Samuel's ad is slated to appear on YouTube on Sept. 24, so keep a f***-ing eye out for it!
 


DiD yOu KnOw? ... Though we love Samuel L. Jackson's narration of "Go the F*** to Sleep," it's kind of expected. We personally prefer the totally unexpected Werner Herzog version, which you can hear below.


Video: Werner Herzog Reads "Go the F*** to Sleep"

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Royal Mess: French Paparazzi Snaps Kate Middleton Topless & The Queen Is Mad

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The past month's theme has been nakey royals.

First it was Prince Harry in Vegas. Then, it was Prince Philip caught without undies ... in a kilt.

And now, it's Kate Middleton.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are saying that they are saddened by the "grotesque and unjustifiable invasion of privacy" by CLOSER magazine, which published topless photos of Kate that were taken of Kate during a vacay in France.

The royal family says it may seek legal action against the mag. But, its editor says the couple was "visible from the street" and that the pics are "not in the least shocking."

Don't those crazy kids know the same thing used to happen to Princess Di all the time?

When one's a royal one must keep her top on -- unless, of course, she lives in Denmark and is helping the police. (see video, below)



Video: Topless girls help police in Denmark (NSFW)

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Obama Would Kick Romney's Butt In A Fistfight

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With less than 60 days left until Election Day, you're probably sick of hearing about "polls" – who's up or who's down, by how many points and what it means, etc.

Ugh. It's boring.

But, here's a new a poll that you might find interesting: it seems that most Americans think in a clash of fisticuffs, President Barack Obama would win out over Governor Mitt Romney.

The poll, conducted for Esquire magazine and Yahoo! News, surveyed a random selection of more than 1,000 American adults across the country via phone (both cellular and landline) from Sept. 7 through Sept. 10. 

It found that, among the usual slight Obama lead, a majority of Americans (57%) believe that POTUS will win the election and would be willing to bet money on it. (Only 30% would put money on Mitt, while the rest wouldn't bet or have no opinion). And, when asked, 58% of those surveyed believe that if there were a fistfight between the two candidates, the President would totally kick Mitt's butt.

And, a startling 20% said they didn't have an opinion on the matter. (How do you not have an opinion on that scenario?!)

There's no word on just what type of match the pollsters purposed, so we don't know if it was either boxing, bare-knuckle or barroom brawl.

But, we think this might be a decent way to decide political disputes in the future -- and it should be looked into as a possible replacement to the woefully outdated Electoral College.



Video: Krispy Creme - "The Fight"

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Get 'On Board' With Mitt Romney For A Chance To Fly On 'Hair Force One'

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Ever wanted to be 32,000 feet in the air with Mitt Romney?

Now's your chance!

The GOP presidential candidate is inviting supporters to join him on his jet -- affectionately nicknamed "Hair Force One" by Ann Romney -- in the form of a contest.

All you have to do to enter is donate some money to the Romney campaign, here.

Who knows? Maybe Mitt has a really cute flight crew just waiting to welcome you to the Mile High Club.



 

DiD yOu KnOw? ...Mitt's plane recently broke down in Virginia. What did the press corps members do while they waited for it to be fixed? They whined on Twitter, of course! Read about some of the madness, over here.



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No, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback (Supposedly)

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Don't you hate it when people just assume that you like Nickelback?

Apparently, Rahm Emanuel can't stand it.

The Chicago Mayor felt the need to defend his musical taste after a Chicago Teachers Union protester held up a sign that declared Rahm's love for the Canadian rock band.

His spokeswoman, Tarrah Cooper, simply answered "No." when asked whether the news was true. 

Of course, the teacher was back the next day -- with a sign that said: "Rahm Emanuel likes Avril Lavigne."

Aww, Rahm. It's OK. We were all a little crazy about "Sk8r Boi" back in the day.
 


DiD yOu KnOw? ... As long as the strike keeps going, we have a feeling that math teacher Michael Konkoleski will keep coming up with funny signs for Rahm. Follow his Twitter for more updates: @konkoleski.



Video: Nickelback - "This Means War"

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Breath Of Fresh Air: Emirates Boosts Economy As It Launches Washington, DC, Flight Service

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Emirates Airlines -- which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai -- kicked off its non-stop service from Dubai (DXB) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C., today.

So, you know we had to be there.

Aboard the inaugural flight from Dubai (via Boeing 777-300 ER), which was given a water-cannon salute upon landing, were Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline; Michael Corbin, USA Ambassador to the UAE; and Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations.

Emirates has significantly expanded its USA presence since it started serving NYC in 2004 to include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston -- and, this year alone, it launched service to Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C. And, its presence in our Nation's Capital isn't only cool, it's boosting the economy to the tune of $200 million per year as it makes IAD the USA's second-largest hub to the Middle East.

What do we love the most about Emirates?

  • The flight attendants' uniforms are amazeballs; [pic]
  • The first-class section features private suites; [pic] [read more]
  • In-flight food and drinks (including cocktails) are free;
  • Emirates is eco-friendly -- the company leads the airline industry in fuel efficiency;
  • Every seat features SMS, telephone and email service;
  • Complimentary chauffeur-driven airport transfers are available for premium customers; [read more]
  • The in-flight entertainment system features more than 1,400 channels; [read more]
  • High tea is served in first class during flights. [read more]


"Emirates offers important new choice, competition and a higer level of internationally recognized service to the Washington, D.C., market with a state-of-the-art product and fleet," said Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark. "As one of the most important global cities in the world, we look forward to connecting D.C.-area travelers with the largest number of one-stop flights to Africa, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Southeast Asia."

Emirates, which was conceived in March 1985 with backing from Dubai's royal family, will offer daily non-stop passenger service between Washington and Dubai. Flight 232 will depart IAD every day at 10:55 a.m., arriving at DXB the following day at 8 a.m. local time; and Flight 231 will depart DXB every day at 2:20 a.m., arriving at IAD at 8:50 a.m. the same day. [Wanna go? Books flights here!]

We had so much learning about Emirates today that we've got a new goal: Team. @Glittarazzi. Dubai. Vacay.

 

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Video: Emirates Airlines launches flight sevice to Washington, D.C., from Dubai 


DiD yOu KnOw? ... The population of Dubai has doubled since 1995. In fact, less than 20% of residents are actually locals. Exponential immigration has led to the local, Emirati population almost being nonexistent. However, everyone gets along as well as they should, with an extremely low crime rate (violent crime is almost unheard of). And, there is little social strife. Maybe it's the shopping? The malls in Dubai are extremely luxurious affairs, with unsullied leather sofas, marble floors, beautiful fountains, and restrooms rivalling those of 5-star hotels. [read more]

 

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Photo: Yummy inaugural-flight cake!

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Photo: Water-cannon salute!

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Photo: Emirates President Tim Clark speaks. 

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Photo: Symbolic gift exchange between @dcairports president & CEO Jack Potter and @flying_emirates President Tim Clark.

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Photo: Awaiting the inaugural flight's arrival.

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Photo: (L-R) Glittarazzi's Ali Lewis, Kelly Ann Collins and Shruti Shah pose with Emirates flight attendants.

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Photo: (L-R) Glittarazzi's Ali Lewis, Shruti Shah, Jed Dwyer and Kelly Ann Collins strike a pose.
 

About Emirates
Emirates Airline currently serves 126 cities around the globe with a young and technologically-advanced fleet of 183 wide-bodied aircraft that are equipped with industry-leading comforts in the air. Emirates has 220 wide-bodied aircraft on order, worth more than US$62 billion, and is the leading customer of the Airbus A380, with 23 in its fleet and 67 on order. Renowned for its excellence in service and innovation, both on board and on the ground, Emirates holds an impressive array of prestigious awards, most recently including Air Transport World's 2011 "Airline of the Year" award and Frommer's selection of the Emirates Lounge at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport as one of the 2011 "Top Airport Lounges in North America." Emirates was also awarded the "World's Best Airline In-flight Entertainment" for the eighth year at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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On Again? Rielle Hunter Hints At Rekindled Romance With John Edwards

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We just can't seem to get enough of a good scandal.

So, luckily, a reporter for The New Republic sat down for wine and quesadillas with Rielle Hunter -- former lover of John Edwards -- recently and got some good scoop.

In case you forgot the whole story, the former Senator was caught in the middle of a scandal when the press caught wind that he had been involved in an extramarital affair, and, subsequently, had a child by way of his mistress.

Now that the madness has finally died down, and since John is now widowed after the death of his wife from breast cancer, Rielle seems to have no problem implying that things are back on and better than ever.

We say live and let live -- but, just keep sending the juicy gossip our way. We need something to read about when the Kardashians aren't on TV!
 


DiD yOu KnOw? ... John Edward's eldest child, Wade Edwards, died in a car accident in 1996. As a result, his parents started the Wade Edwards Foundation, which seeks to "reward, encourage, and inspire young people in the pursuit of excellence." Learn more about their work, here.


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You Go, Bill: Barack Obama & Mitt Romney To Attend POTUS Clinton's Philanthropic Summit

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Anyone else sick of the attacks being hurled from both sides of the aisle, raise your hand.

Unanimous? Good, then let’s take a break.

Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are slated to set aside their differences and speak (to different sessions, of course) at the final day of Bill Clinton’s annual philanthropic summit, the Clinton Global Initiative.

Clinton’s idea for the initiative stemmed from his continued attendance of similar summits that failed to accomplish anything. The CGI has raised more than $70 million since its inception in 2005.

In addition to the two presidential candidates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her predecessor, Condoleeza Rice, will be present, as will many of the G20 Summit leaders.

So, as you can see, it’s officially a party.

Let’s hope the kids play nicely.

 


Video: Bill Clinton Smacks Down Fox News

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Pat Robertson Makes An Unfunny Joke About Wife-Beating On TV

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Pat Robertson is not funny.

The televangelist and media mogul made a fairly distasteful joke on the 700 Club's "Bring it On" segment, during which a viewer sent in a question about what to do with his unruly, disrespectful wife.

"Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her," he first responds.

Though it's clear that it's supposed to be a joke, Pat goes on to say that he doesn't think that "we condone wife-beating these days, but something's got to be done."

Pat has previously said that liberals are pro-abortion because it would even the playing field for straight women and lesbians (we're still having a hard time understanding that one), and, even further back, has said that the feminist agenda is all about getting women to turn lesbian and "practice witchcraft."

Oh, Pat. 




DiD yOu KnOw? ... Pat Robertson famously predicted that judgment day would happen in 1982 and, last year, he was the recipient of the "Ig Nobel" prize in mathematics for teaching people not to use flawed math to predict the apocalypse. LOL!


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Swag Report: Obama-Biden Campaign Outsells Romney-Ryan In Merchandise

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Here we are in the second week of September -- well into election -- with both conventions behind us, and President Obama is experiencing a bit of bump in the polls.

But, Americans are also showing their approval for POTUS in another way ... by voting with their wallets.

According to a spokesperson for CafePress, an online retailer that specializes in customized and on-demand products (like t-shirts and coffee mugs), Obama swag is moving at a better rate than Romney swag.

In an email to Glittarazzi, CafePress' spokesperson broke down the sales numbers, which show that:

  • On the last night of Democratic National Convention, merchandise tagged as being Obama-related jumped five times as much as the normal daily sales from the month before.
  • Meanwhile, Romney-tagged swag was up by only two-and-half times on the last night of the Republican convention from his average daily sales set by the previous month.
  • In total, last week saw in Obama-themed stock take up 57% of the political sales spectrum, while Romney-themed goodies held a 38% share. Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson's souvenirs were 5%. According to CafePress, that translates to a "21 point drop for Romney and a 24 point gain for Obama."

During the last two weeks, CafePress has also seen several trending topics come to life via customer creations. How voters respond to particular memes or slogans is another interesting way to look at anticipated political behavior:


Now, before anyone starts reading these sales numbers like tea leaves, we'd like to point out that CafePress users are more likely to be young and Internet savvy, which is a great demographic for sales, but doesn't do so well when it comers to voting on election day.

And, let's face it, those are the only numbers that matter.

 


Video: Cher Lloyd - "Swagger Jagger"

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Get On Your Bike: Veep Joe Biden Cozies Up With Bikers At Ohio Pizza Joint

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Everyone's been so focused on President Obama's bear hug moment that poor Joe Biden was completely overlooked.

The Veep hit up a diner in Ohio, and it appears that a lady biker at the diner decided to get a little cozy with him!

Never fear, Jill Biden: The photo is actually far more tame than it appears on first glance. (The biker is sitting on her own chair, while Joe is over on the booth. The chair was placed in front of Joe in order to get everyone in the picture.)

It looks adorable, though. Could you blame us if we pinned it up on our walls and smiled at it all day?



DiD yOu KnOw? ... This isn't Joe's first brush with the motorcycle culture. Read all about the time Joe Biden almost sped away from the secret service on a big hog, right here.

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Photo: Joe does Ohio


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Prince Harry: Wanted Dead Or Alive By The Taliban (Say What?!?)

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Prince Harry might be thanking his lucky stars right now that he decided to Y.O.L.O. it up in Las Vegas last month.

Because, it might be the last time he gets to do that for a while.

A spokesman for the Taliban told Reuters this week that the militant group is bent on getting rid of him -- by either killing him or kidnapping him.

What could the Taliban possibly gain by killing our favorite naughty royal? 

All we can say is: keep your hands off our man!



DiD yOu KnOw? ... The British monarchy put a gag order on all British papers from publishing the naked pictures of Prince Harry in Las Vegas, so what did British tabloid "The Sun" do? They got one of their interns to pose naked with a staffer to recreate the scandalous moment. Read all about it, here.


Video: Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead Or Alive"

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Nicki Minaj Did Not Endorse Romney-Ryan Through 'Mercy' Song (Sorry, Mitt!)

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Sorry, GOP folks!

Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mitt Romney for POTUS. 

Today, as Barack Obama was being interviewed by Power 95.3 in Orlando, Fla., he was asked whether he thought Nicki's lyrics -- in "Mercy" on Lil Wayne's "Dedication 4" -- were a Romney-Ryan endorsement.

"I'm not sure that's actually what happened. I think she had a song on there, that – a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters," Barack said.

In response, Nicki tweeted: "Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do...".

Bam!

And, just like that all the Republican rap fans in the USA sighed.

 

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DiD yOu KnOw? ... A lot of creative people are misunderstood. Take Team @Glittarazzi, for example (wearing fake fur to an anti-fur event and tweeting 3 a.m. pics). :-) So, don't be "stupid, stupid," as Nicki Minaj would say. Check out these 10 misconceptions about gifted adults, and these 15 habits of highly creative people.

 


Video: Nicki Minaj - "I Am Your Leader"

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