Actor Seth Rogen was on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Alzheimer's research. He got a laugh with the requisite "House of Cards" reference.
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"No soup for you," Donald
Donald Trump, a possible GOP contender for president, lashed out at comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the former sitcom star pulled out of a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation, CNN's Marquee Blog reports.
At issue: Seinfeld was not happy with Trump's recent "birther" claims about President Obama's citizenship, the comedian's reps said.
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Will there be a next time?
President Barack Obama got into a somewhat tense exchange with a Dallas TV reporter during an interview Monday at the White House.
After the interview was over, Obama advised WFAA-TV's Brad Watson to "let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?"
Wonder what Steve Jobs thinks ...
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking on Apple's popular tablet, the iPad, saying it's "killing jobs."
"A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, ... this new device ... is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs," the Illinois Democrat said Friday on the House floor (here in a video posted on RealClearPolitics).
He's baring it all - in interview
Rep. Barney Frank, the openly gay Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, is featured in the May edition of Playboy.
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You knew this was coming ...
"Saturday Night Live" took on Fox's morning show "Fox and Friends" this past weekend for its coverage of the possible government shutdown.
The skit began, "You're watching Fox and Friends. Coffee, smiles, fear and terror."
Talking to the young'uns
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, widely believed to be a 2012 Republican presidential contender, is making the rounds in key early voting states like Iowa - and trying his hand at pop culture 101 to win over a growing voting bloc, the Des Moines Register reports.
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Start your engines
TheTeaParty.net says it plans to sponsor a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing truck, The Hill's Christina Wilkie reports.
The site announced it will sponsor the "red No. 89 truck currently driven by Chris Lafferty," which "will be re-dubbed the 'We the People's' truck, in order to tear up the racetrack for the next two seasons."
Harnessing his influence
New York City Michael Bloomberg dusted off his acting chops by joining the cast of Broadway musical hits "Mama Mia," "Hair," and "The Little Mermaid" among other shows for the Inner Circle charity dinner, the New York Post reports.
Is someone trying to tell you something?
You know that paranoid fantasy that you'll get back to your job from vacation and find out they've changed the lock on your office? Well, it wasn't quite that bad for President Obama, but almost, CNN White House Producer Lesa Jansen writes.