President Barack Obama’s latest re-election campaign video has been released, and it’s all about who runs the world—GIRLS.
In the clip, Beyoncé reads from a letter she wrote to the First Lady Michelle Obama. She first posted the letter on her Tumblr as a way to tell the first lady, and the world, how grateful she is for everything Mrs. Obama has done for this country and for women everywhere. This is definitely not the first time Beyoncé or Michelle Obama have expressed their mutual adoration for one another, but it is the first time their affections have made their way onto the campaign trial.
Beyoncé describes the first lady as “humble, loving and sincere” in the campaign video, reading aloud from her handwritten letter. Queen B's daughter Blue Ivy even entered the conversation near the end of the video with Bey adding, "I am proud to have my daughter grow up in a world where she has people like you to look up to."
The video ends with information on how to contribute to the Obama/Biden campaign, so while it may seem like a Beyonce/Michelle love fest, the clip is really an official part of the president's re-election campaign.
What would you like to see Beyonce and Michelle do together next? Let us know in the comments below!
To commemorate their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones commissioned graphic designer and illustrator Shepard Fairey to update their classic "Tongue and Lips" logo, which was originally designed by John Pasche in 1971.
The Stones' original logo is among the most famous designs in rock music history. Fairey is best known as the designer of President Barack Obama's iconic "Hope" poster, which became inarguably the most recognizable campaign image in recent history – though it technically remained an unofficial image unaffiliated with Obama's campaign – and was declared by The New Yorker to be the "most efficacious American political illustration since 'Uncle Sam Wants You'."
Check out the re-designed Rolling Stones logo below:
High off the viral video success of his mash-up cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s "Call Me Maybe," the YouTuber known as barackdubs pieced together another hilarious clip, where Obama, in his deep and stoic voice, promises viewers that if he was their boyfriend, he would never let them go. Maybe sub in “boyfriend” for “president” and you get the hidden message? That’s probably reading too far into it, but the video should definitely boost his presence among the Beliebers.
And this certainly isn’t only the second time for barackdubs, who has racked over 35 million hits on his YouTube channel for other Obama renditions to songs like Rihanna’s “Drink to That” and LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know it.”
The youth vote was key to the president's election in 2008. He captured two thirds of voters under the age of 30 last time around and wants to recapture the magic again, so the Commander in Chief invited 25 lucky stars to a private breakfast at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday (June 7) to discuss the Young America Effort, an initiative that encourages young people to vote.
Jeremy Renner, Ian Somerhalder, Dianna Agron and Zach Braff were among the stars to chat up Obama, whose well-known charm won over the famous crowd. After the meet-up, many of the famous faces in attendance took to Twitter to post anecdotes about their convos with Pres as well as plenty of pics, which you can check out below.
We know you love Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," but you know what would make it even better? If Al Green-covering sensation President Barack Obama decided to cover the infectious hit.
Well, your wish has been granted … kind of.
Our buddies over at MTV Act partnered with BaracksDubs, aka Fadi Saleh, the 19-year old University of Tennessee at Knoxville student behind the presidential pop renditions of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," to let you guys vote on which song you'd like to see BaracksDubs give the Obama mashup treatment. You wisely chose Jepsen's parody favorite "Call Me Maybe," and viral video magic ensued.
While Saleh is of course hoping to entertain with his videos, he also hopes they will bring a little attention to the political process as the presidential election nears. "What my videos can do with the attention they've received is increase consciousness of the elections and remind people that they're approaching fast," he told MTV Act. "Sometimes, that's all people need – a little push to get them out and voting. If my videos are doing that, I must be doing something right."
Pink is having a rough week. The Grammy winner has been in the hospital, suffering from what she first announced was the stomach flu, though a recent tweet suggests she is now having problems with her gall bladder.
The hospital stay has sadly put a damper on the singer's plans to perform at a fundraising event for President Barack Obama and it forced her throw a rather unconventional first birthday party for daughter Willow in her hospital room.
Pink was scheduled to appear at an Obama event in Los Angeles on Wednesday (June 6), but has been replaced by 'Glee' star Darren Criss. "I'm so bummed I can't perform for The President of the United States this Wed night," she tweeted. "Thanx @darrencriss for filling in for me!! #badtiming."
She continued, "So now I've let down my daughter and the President. wow. great week."
We don't think little Willow made out all that badly. Pink tweeted that her daughter "just got a Gucci dress and a custom rocking chair for her birthday, plus some Toms, so it ain't all bad. Lucky little girl. I think I got a bag of cheetos and a teddy bear for my 1st birthday."
Check out Willow's delicious-looking birthday cake below!Read More...
It's time to cross another one off the list. After releasing their book, "What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?," the four guys of "The Buried Life" officially have just made it onto the New York Times Best Seller List.
They released the book last week, hoping to inspire young people.
"When we started 'Buried Life,' we wish we had something like [this] book," Jonnie Penn recently told MTV News. "We were all in college when this thing started and we wish there was somewhere to go to talk about doing crazy things that you want to do in your life. Now this [book], if you go to your friend's house and this is sitting on the coffee table, you know you're like-minded."
The book is filled with submissions from fans saying what they want to do before they die, accompanied by illustrations, quotes, lessons and never-been-told stories like how it felt to play basketball with President Barack Obama.
They’ve been busy working on their new MTV show in addition to spending the past year touring college campuses and most recently doing press for their book, although Ben Nemtin told us they've basically have been working on "Before You Die" for five years.
As the group prepares to tackle more items on their list, Nemtin said he hopes the book will inspire others to believe they can accomplish their own goals and dreams.
"We didn't start this to make a TV show," Nemtin said. "We started this because we felt like we needed to do something and we all got inspired by different things that made us believe we could do anything we wanted. We want this book to give that feeling to anyone who reads it. You can open any page and something can spark in you to do whatever you want to do."
Mumford & Sons are set to perform for President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron at a state dinner at the White House tonight (March 14).
The U.K. band was personally invited to play the gig by Cameron at the last minute. Obama's choice, John Legend, has long since been set to perform at the dinner, which is being held in Cameron's honor with around a thousand guests, including Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, and billionaire Richard Branson.
Both performers seem to fit their respective world leaders' musical tastes perfectly. Cameron is a well-known fan of indie rock, having previously voiced his love of the Smiths, and we all know Obama loves smooth-groove R&B and soul after his rendition of Al Green's classic "Let's Stay Together" at a fundraising event in New York in January became a viral sensation.
The Obama and Cameron seem to be getting along famously during the Prime Minister's U.S. visit. They were seen bro-ing out yesterday at the Mississippi Valley State vs. Western Kentucky March Madness basketball game in Dayton, Ohio.
The long-time pals also engaged in a "beer summit" at a G-20 summit in Canada in 2010 related to a bet they placed on the U.S.-England. They exchanged beers brewed in the cities where they grew up – Goose Island 312 from Chicago and Hobgoblin from Witney, U.K. Persnickety as ever, Obama insisted on having his cold, which is not the custom in England. Read More...
During a January 19 fundraiser at New York's Apollo Theater, President Barack Obama caused a sensation when he launched into a brief, spontaneous a cappella take on Al Green's classic "Let's Stay Together" that set the Internet on fire. Not only did his campaign take the clip and turn it into a ringtone, but all the attention lifted sales of the song a whopping nearly 500 percent.
Now, the First Lady is saying that the president's performance wasn't necessarily an isolated incident and he "does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time."
When pressed by Jay Leno during an appearance on "The Tonight Show," Michelle Obama told the host that the president "sings a lot of Al Green, Marvin Gaye, a little Stevie [Wonder]. He likes the classics."
Check out President Obama's performance of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" after the jump!Read More...
As Republican presidential hopefuls continue on the road to the primaries, President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election is in full force and trying creative ways to find donors. And not just from the ultra rich.
Last month, the campaign ran a promotion that for a minimum donation of $10 you’d be entered into a lottery to have dinner with the President.
The campaign made true on its promise as four people from across the country were chosen and traveled to Washington, D.C. to dine with Mr. Obama. In a video released by the campaign, their trip is documented leading up to the dinner at a nearby DC restaurant.
One of the winners was Juanita, a teacher from Colorado who worried, "I just hope I remember the questions I’ve been wanting to ask him."
Ken, a United States army veteran from Arizona, claimed, "It’s going to be the most special moment I’ve ever had in my life."
Casey has a small software development company in Minneapolis and was just eager to hear about the day-to-day life of a President. "What does a president’s day look like?" he asked. "Dudes like me never get to hear about." Read More...