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President Obama Takes Jabs At The Media at The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (AKA ‘Nerd Prom’)

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The 100th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a.k.a. the Nerd Prom, was held in D.C. on Saturday night. Celebrities mixed with journalists at the annual gala, which honors current and future members of the press corp. President Barack Obama took to the podium to poke fun at himself, and get in some digs at the media. CNN was a favorite target, not just for him, but for comedian Joel McHale, who served as the dinner’s main performer, as well. His best joke was probably “Republicans are giving Boehner a harder time than they give me, which means orange really is the new black.” You can check out his whole routine below.

Another highlight of the dinner was the video that featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus as her ‘Veep‘ character Selina Meyer having some fun around the Capitol with actual Vice President Joe Biden. The two get tatted up with Nancy Pelosi and eat ice cream with Michelle Obama, who looked gorgeous in Marchesa by the way. I’d love to ride around D.C. with Uncle Joe in a yellow Corvette, I mean, who wouldn’t?

We should have some juicy strories tomorrow when ALLLLL the tea is spilled. Stay tuned, y’all. This is gonna be GOOD.

Hollywood Leading Men Speak Out About Sexual Assault – 1 Is 2 Many PSA

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Today, Vice President Joe Biden and the White House introduced their new PSA starring Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers and Dulé Hill, as well as President Obama and the Vice President themselves to speak out against sexual assault. 

Vice President Biden noted, 

“College and Universities can no longer turn a blind eye and pretend rape and sexual assault doesn’t occur on their campuses,” Biden said before playing the PSA. “I understand that the good guys in the report, they may feel like they’re damaging the reputations of their schools, I get it. But it doesn’t matter.”

“I’m not used to making calls to big old movie stars,” Biden said. “But I called them. And every one of them said immediately, ‘What can I do?'”

via whitehouse.gov

Support all survivors regardless of their gender or identity. Listen to their stories without judging or blaming. Offer to go with them to seek resources and services if they want them.

Speak up if you hear comments that promote violence against women. Be aware of language that you use that degrades women and survivors of other identities. Don’t be afraid to be an active bystander and intervene if you believe violence is occurring and it is safe for you to do so.

Be a role model for healthy relationships. Always treat others with respect and expect the same from others. Mentor and teach younger people to also act as role models.

Join an organization that is working to end dating violence and sexual assault. Don’t have one in your community? Start one!

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please reach out. TELL SOMEONE. Help them…and yourself.