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Kanye West claims Barack Obama calls him on the phone, Obama says “Nope!”

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If you used a high-grade scientific tool to magnify my heart about 500,000x, you’d probably find the tiniest sliver of pity inside for Kanye West. I mean, the guy has delusions of grandeur and likely thinks he’s the second coming. He’s desperate to one up everyone on earth, though to what end, no one’s really sure – and I don’t even think he is. But such extreme narcissism leads to Kanye talking major bullshit to the point where he becomes extremely hyperbolic… or maybe just a liar. One such lie? That Barack Obama calls Kanye at home so they can shoot the shit via phone.

Of course, Obama was asked about this during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week and called bullshit on this nonsense (as if he should have to) in his typically charming Obama way, saying, “I don’t think I’ve got his home number.”

I mean, could Obama be lying? Sure. But is he? Come on, of course he’s not. As if the President of the United States has nothing better to do than to sit on the phone with an egomaniac who thinks he shits gold? I don’t think so.

Some paps apparently caught up with Kanye later and told him that Obama denied the phone story, to which he replied, “I love Obama. He called our house before. He knows that. Don’t try to pit us against each other. I love Obama.” So basically, if you call Kanye out for lying, you’re trying to pit him against the person he’s lying about. Important lesson.

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President Obama called James Franco “James Flacco”

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Everyone is talking about Sony’s decision to bow to the demands of the Guardians of Peace hackers by not only canceling the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview, but to delete every sign of the movie’s existence online, deleting its official website, trailer, etc.

We all have our opinions on the situation, even President Barack Obama. He thinks the whole thing is a bit of a mess. I mean, who gets upset over a movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco? Yeah, you heard me right – Joe Flacco… the Baltimore Ravens quarterback? Yikes. That’s right, Obama confused these two men when discussing the North Korea fiasco:

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I mean, we all make mistakes, right? At least John Travolta probably feels a little less alone these days…


White House Correspondents Dinner Fashion Post!


Welcome to a special fashion edition of the Best, Worst, And WTF Fashion from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner! Lots of celebs showed up to listen to President Obama talk and to generally just look fabulous — let’s be honest, this dinner isn’t really about much. I mean, Jessica Simpson was there. So who looked utterly glam? And who had a big makeup mishap?

Go through the looks and tell me who you thought had the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the night!

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Barack Obama killed it on ‘Between Two Ferns’ with Zach Galifianakis


Barack Obama has ushered in a whole new level of cool to the presidency, making appearances on late night chat shows, giving well-humoured speeches and basically just being completely accessible in a way this country hasn’t ever seen in a leader. While I’m sort of torn on how I feel about that in a philosophical way – should the leader of the free world lower himself to doing comedy bits? – on surface level, I find him completely charming and endearing and a lot of fun.

That being said, his appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is hilarious… mostly. Some of the plugging falls a bit flat, but the deadpan delivery on both Obama’s and Zach’s part are great. I love the cracks (which are made by pretty much every guest) about Zach being “fat” (because uh… he’s not, at least not anymore) and loving to eat, I love the jokes about how awful The Hangover 3 was, etc. Solid.

Generally, I just like that Obama wants to engage the younger generation in ways that other politicians haven’t. Sure, I’m aware that he is indeed a politician with an agenda to push, but I also think he’s more earnest than some who have come before and I’m a fan of a lot of – but certainly not all – of what he’s doing.

Obama Tweets Katy Perry With #ROAR

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Is this real life? President Obama and Katy Perry had a lovely little twitter exchange last night during the MTV VMAs. Obama tweeted,

If you’re one of millions of young Americans w/out health insurance, you can get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare 

Which Katy then retweeted. Obama responded to that with,

Thanks for spreading the word. #ROAR MT @katyperry: RT @BarackObama: Get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare 

Damn, for better or worse, we’ve come a long way since the Reagan years. Never thought I’d see a President use social media so brilliantly.

Katy performed “Roar” last night at the show, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. I was underwhelmed, but I still love her dearly.

(Above photo is of Katy, her grandmother, and Obama, from 2012.)

I Kind Of Hope Amanda Bynes Gets Arrested For Her Obama Tweet

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Amanda Bynes is really grasping at straws here. Or tweets. Her latest “You’re ugly” twitter attack is none other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first lady, Michelle Obama. Because why not just go for it, right? Sometimes the FBI or Homeland Security or I don’t know who the f-ck does this, but sometimes seemingly harmless negative tweets about the President get investigated and the tweeters get a lovely surprise visit from the “We want so badly to arrest your ass, we’ll take anything as an attack on the President” police. I kind of hope that’s what happens here. Yeah, she didn’t go as far as this random-ass actress and send anthrax-laced letters to the Pres, but I hope Bynes is investigated and maybe even a little bit arrested. That would be really fun. And hilarious. And I’m getting sick of her “You’re ugly!” tweets. Grow the f-ck up, Amanda.

Here’s the tweet:

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I will say that I’m really liking her description on her twitter account, which reads simply, “Your Wife”.

My guess is Bynes is still holding a grudge that Obama didn’t didn’t fire the cop who arrested her in her drunk driving case.

WTF Of The Day: Actress Sent Poisoned Letters To President Obama

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Courteney Cox once had a television show called Dirt, about the darker side of celebrity and the entertainment industry. Anyone remember that show? I thought it was pretty good. And this story sounds like it could be a plot on Dirt.

So here’s the story. Shannon Rogers Guess (AKA “Shannon Guess” AKA “Shannon Rogers Guess Richardson” AKA “Shannon Richardson” — Jesus Christ, wtf is this, you can only register with SAG under one name) is a film and television actress, in the sense that she’s basically a glorified extra. She’s appeared on such TV shows as The Walking Dead, playing the role of “zombie” and The Vampire Diaries as “student.” Clearly she didn’t have a speaking role on Walking Dead (zombies don’t talk) so I don’t know how she managed to get these credits on IMDB, as they’re pretty strict about their guidelines. There was this incident where some dude listed his name as a recurring character that didn’t exist on How I Met Your Mother, and he got away with it for a long time until they banned him.

ANYWAY. This Shannon Guess/Other Names Here person was arrested for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg, after trying to blame her husband for it. NY Daily News provides more info on the bizarre story:

The red-haired Texas actress who last week told FBI agents her husband was behind the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg was arrested Friday for allegedly sending the letters herself.

Rogers Guess, a mother of five children from previous relationships, was charged Friday with mailing threatening communications. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Last Friday, authorities hauled away Rogers Guess’ husband, Army veteran Nathan Richardson, for questioning when she told them she found a suspicious substance in the refrigerator of their New Boston, Texas, home.

The couple, reportedly expecting their first child in October, had been in the process of getting a divorce, which may have been a factor in Rogers Guess’ initial accusation against her husband.

John Delk, a lawyer for Nathan Richardson, told The Associated Press Thursday that Richardson may have been set up by his wife, in retribution for the pending split.

“There are a lot of factors I’m aware of that indicate (Nathaniel Richardson) was set up in this deal by her,” Delk said.

And it just gets weirder, here’s some of what was in one letter:

You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns. Anyone wants to come to my house will get shot in the face. The right to bear arms is my constitutional, God-given right and I will exercise that right til the day I die. What’s in the letter is nothing compared to what we got planned for you.

Guess that’s one way to get publicity. Her IMDB profile is really entertaining me. She lists her age range as 18 – 30 (like, what? That’s an effing huge age range) and she has her yahoo email address up there too.