Wow, this was powerful.
With an assist from Vice President Joe Biden with a very fiery (and sharp) introduction, Lady GaGa performed Til It Happens To You from the documentary The Hunting Ground at the 2016 Oscars – and it was AMAZING!
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The superstar singer took on the topic of rape and sexual assault with a nod to the documentary which gave her song such power, and she delivered a very emotional performance backed by a group of rape and sexual assault survivors marked with different statements and words of power.
All of it added up to emotion — so strong, so meaningful.
Ch-ch-check it all out (above) — now that is a strong live performance!
What'd U think??
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Now these are some strange bedfellows…
On Thursday, the Oscars announced Lady GaGa will have a very special introduction to her performance of Best Original Song nominee Til It Happens To You — Vice President Joe Biden!
For those who don't know, Joe is a big supporter of decreasing rapes on college campuses across America, so it makes sense he would intro the track, which is all about sexual violence awareness.
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The VP also started the "It's On Us" campaign which encourages students to intervene if they know a sexual assault is taking place AND drafted the Violence Against Women Act.
As for the big show on Sunday, we wonder how J.B.'s slightly eccentric and humorous personality will mesh with the musician's serious tone, especially since the topic is also very sensitive. We guess only time will tell…
So, do YOU think the academy chose the right presenter for this performance?
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Happy holidays from the White House!
In the past, Barack Obama has shared his everyday Presidential Playlist, and earlier this year Michelle Obama dropped her Girl Power playlist.
But now that it's the holiday season, the tunes are a little different in the White House (or actually in Hawaii where the first fam is on vacay!).
POTUS shared his favorite Christmas songs with the world and found a way — with a little help from Michelle — to please just about everyone!
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The holiday playlist includes classics like O Tannenbaum performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You, and of course a little Beyoncé with Destiny Child's 8 Days of Christmas!
Ch-ch-check out the rest of the head of state's holiday playlist (below):
This isn't too surprising.
Election time is right around the corner which means we're down to the wire for candidates wanting to throw their hat in the ring.
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In terms of the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are leading the field of hopefuls in the polls, but there's been one other possible contender everyone's been waiting on — Vice President Joe Biden.
Recently there's been a lot of talk about whether or not Biden will run, but the VP has made it official by saying he will NOT be campaigning for the presidential nomination.
In a statement at the White House Rose Garden with President Barack Obama in attendance, the 72-year-old politician said:
This is surprisingly calculated.
After Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer in May, news leaked that the younger man's dying wish had been to see his father run for President in 2016.
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Now, according to a report, it appears that VP Biden himself is the one who "leaked" the information that his son had asked him to run for president!
POLITICO reports that Biden himself called Maureen Dowd, columnist for the New York Times, to run the story about how Beau had, on his deathbed, made his father make a promise he'd run for president, with Beau's reasoning being:
Most late night talk show interviews include celebs telling funny anecdotes or playing silly games, but Stephen Colbert isn't afraid to have a poignant moment on The Late Show!
Joe Biden appeared on Thursday's show in his first television interview since his son's tragic death from brain cancer in May.
The Vice President elaborated on his previous statement that he wasn't sure he had the emotional strength to run for presidency in 2016 — saying that he didn't think anyone should run unless they could give "110 percent" of their heart, soul, energy, and passion to the job!
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The 76-year-old then opened up about how he visited a military base and "just lost it" after talking to a soldier who served in Iraq with his son Beau.
We're sure most other late night hosts would get anxious from the lack of audience laughter, but Colbert is proving that it's okay to conduct a raw interview without pre-set jokes.
Check out the entire clip (below) — and skip to the 3:15 mark to hear Biden's emotional story: