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Christina Aguilera wants to fight world hunger

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Christina Aguilera is heavily pregnant with her second child, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have time for charity! On Tuesday, she debuted her campaign for World Hunger Relief’s Pass the Red Cup challenge, which benefits the U.N.’s World Food Programme. I had no idea, but Christina has been the global spokesperson for the WHR since 2009, so she’s just continuing her efforts here.

As she wrote in a blog entry for Huffington Post:

“It’s heartbreaking to me that in our social media driven, increasingly-connected world, nearly 850 million people go to bed hungry each night. And this includes far too many children. It’s a subject so close to my heart and has been for a long time, being a mom.”

Aguilera reflected on her time in Rwanda, where she spent time at a refugee camp. “They told me how they escaped violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” she recalled of the people. “Their courage and hope for a better life was incredible. On my trip, I served food to kids who walk miles to and from school each day to receive a hot meal. I also went to Haiti after the earthquake hit a few years ago and saw its devastating effects on many families. Kids there were so happy just to get rice and beans from WFP.”

Well, good for her – it’s a great effort and with the amount of food on this planet – not to mention the amount of food waste – there is no reason anyone should be going hungry.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are one step closer to being husband and wife

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George Clooney shocked the world and broke the hearts of many women the world over when he announced his engagement to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin back in April, and it seems his path to becoming hitched is getting that much closer, since the couple got their marriage license in London this week!

From DListed (I bow down at the altar of Michael K on the daily):

Dlisted reader Susan sent in this picture she took today outside of Chelsea Town Hall in London of the announcement that Amal Ramzi Alamuddin and George Timothy Clooney got their asses a marriage license and plan to get married in Italy. I didn’t know that in London marriage licenses are announced on a piece of paper behind glass outside of town hall. I thought that a messenger wearing a fancy coat and a fancy hat with a fancy feather sticking out of it stood at the top of the stairs, pulled out a scroll and read, “Here ye, here ye, here ye! Oxford-educated international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has obtained a license to marry Booker from Roseanne. May the failed tears of gold digging, fame whore cocktail waitresses commence!” That announcement is kind of like a magic eye poster. If you stare at it long enough, you’ll see four horsemen galloping toward you while farting out four swarms of locusts.

The picture in question can be seen over at DListed – it’s blurry and not anything special, but it does go to show that the nuptials you’ll cry over for the next 6 months are forthcoming VERY shortly.

Do we think these two will last? I kinda have a feeling this one is legit and will be for keeps!

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Kanye West calls himself “the smartest fucking celebrity you’ve ever dealt with”

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Nothing like some serious delusions of grandeur to brighten up your Wednesday. This time around, it’s from Kanye West (but when isn’t it?) and comes in the form of some of his testimony from that assault case with the photographer at LAX.

TMZ got a hold of the tape of Kanye’s testimony and oh man, it’s a doozy:

Kanye explains to Nate Goldberg, the photog’s lawyer, “I’m in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world.  You’re in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there’s this lapse in the law.”
Goldberg grills Kanye about his song, “Flashing Lights,” — a rant against the paparazzi.  Goldberg quotes from the song, “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me.”

At that point Kanye interrupts, “You have to ask for a hall pass.  You can’t just say the ‘n’ word around me.” adding, “It offends me because you’re a white person saying ‘ni**a.’”

Kanye says there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today:  “I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.”   Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, “Yes, 100 … I equate it to discrimination.  I equate it to inequalities.”

Kanye goes on, “We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this — guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”

The depo is riddled with Kanye’s sarcasm.  When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, “Earth.”

LOL, I love that Kanye is getting mad that a white lawyer is questioning him about a lyric from his own song. The lawyer isn’t calling you that word, nor is he using it in general conversation. He is literally quoting from something you wrote – calm down. Oh, and the other quote not listed above? “I’m the smartest fucking celebrity you’ve ever dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears.”

Uh… I don’t think anyone could ever be confused about that. I seriously have never seen narcissism and delusion in such a high concentration as it appears in Kanye West. This guy thinks he’s God’s gift to planet earth, and I’m not quite sure who gave him that idea.

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