This is awful!
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For the country!
When HBO announced it would not release any press screeners for the sixth season of Game Of Thrones in advance of its premiere to prevent spoiler leaks, there was a major public outcry.
But we live in America — and unlike Westeros, no matter how daunting a task it may be, people WILL find a way to watch sh*t for free!
Last week, the showrunners of the fantasy series revealed that Barack Obama would be allowed to watch the highly-anticipated sixth season before anyone else.
But that admission might have been a huge mistake — because according to a journalist, the public could be entitled to Obama's secret screener under the Freedom of Information Act!
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Stephen Curry may be an NBA all-star, but his Connect Four game could use a little fine tuning!
The Golden State Warriors star faced off against Barack Obama in a round of the classic Hasbro game — and things didn't go so well for the athlete!
The two put their game faces on to promote the President's My Brother's Keeper initiative — which launched in 2014 to help disadvantaged youth, specifically boys and young men of color.
And even though Curry brought his intensity (and mouth guard) with him, he was no match for POTUS — but the two had a TON of fun doing other mentor-mentee type activities!
On Sunday, Official White House photographer Pete Souza a video Instagram, featuring outtakes from their day of fun:
It's no secret Barack Obama has had a number of celebs over to the White House over the past 7 years — it's one of the best perks of the Presidency!
So in his CNN town hall, GOP candidate and roundly disliked person Ted Cruz was asked the first person he would have over for dinner if he were to win.
But Cruz — whose whole family was in attendance at the Q&A — let his daughters wish upon the first star. Ted's wife Heidi Cruz revealed:
"The girls would love to have their first guest be Taylor Swift."
8-year-old Caroline Cruz said her favorite Swift songs were Bad Blood, Blank Space, and Wildest Dreams. Speaking of which…
This is purely in the realm of the hypothetical, as Ted would first have to beat frontrunner Donald Trump, THEN beat probably Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — both of which seem like a stretch at this point.
This is incredible!
Earlier this week, it was revealed that President Barack Obama and his administration are looking to forgive hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities from their student loan debt while still protecting their Social Security payments. Whoa.
Specifically, the Education Department announced that they've created a new process that'll better identify the thousands of people who qualify for a federal loan forgiveness program. Although, we should highlight, this big announcement is only for people who are permanently disabled and cannot work.
Well that makes sense! Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell explained that many people have yet to take the government up on this option because they may not know about the program or view the application process as too difficult to figure out. He added:
Thursday night was a very emotional night for quite a few basketball and sports fans as it marked Kobe Bryant's very last basketball game.
The Black Mamba certainly went out in fashion as he capped off the end of his 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers by beating the Utah Jazz 101-96 and scoring 60 points himself in his final outing!
After the 37-year-old scored his final bucket of the night at the free line, the entire El Lay crowd was immediately on their feet. Not to mention, the famous athlete walked over and gave Shaq O'Neal a hug and, once the final buzzer went off, took center stage to give the crowd a fitting speech (below).
Kobe addressed how blessed he has been throughout his career and thanked everyone from his friends, family, and teammates… before dropping the mic with a "Mamba Out!" LOVES it!
Of course, with #24 being one of the greatest players to ever play the game, he had the world watching him. Not surprisingly, several A-lister took to Twitter to praise the now retired NBA star — including Reese Witherspoon, Kanye West, and even President Barack Obama.
Ch-ch-check out all of the best celeb reactions online AND watch Kobe's highlights as well as hear his speech for yourself (below)!
Perks of the job!
To keep the new storylines from leaking to the public, HBO decided not to send screeners to the press for the sixth season of the fantasy hit.
But apparently, the premium cable network will make an exception for one fan — President Barack Obama!
At the season premiere event on Sunday, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed rumors that POTUS requested episodes of GoT ahead of its return!
What a ratings boom! A little too late though…
Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and a whole host of others showed up for the series finale of American Idol on Thursday night, and that star power helped ensure a LOT of people watched the last episode ever of the impactful show!
While last season's finale was an all-time low for the music competition show, the star-studded appearances — and let's be honest, the idea that this was the last Idol ep EVER — ensured that last night's finale was up 76% in the 18-49 demographic, and up 61% in total viewers from the week before!!
In total, the show drew 12.94 million people in to watch the two-hour finale, which was the best ratings for a finale that Idol has gotten in three years.
It appears viewers didn't forget that nostalgia, either — and sent Idol off into the sunset the right way!
Did U watch last night?! What'd U think of the finale??