"When you know, you know," so goes the saying about finding the person you want to marry, but Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari isn't buying it. Last night on Conan, the comedian said he's skeptical when friends marry after only knowing each other for a year and a half. And he uses a sweater metaphor to prove his point. Watch and see if you agree.
Last night, President Barack Obama went on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart for a mostly serious discussion of this election season's issues and how these last four years have gone. But it started off with a little teasing from Jon on what many (including Obama himself) consider a subpar first debate performance. Jon showed the president two photos of his wife, Michelle Obama, after the debates — one in which she's smiling and another where she doesn't look happy — and asked him which debate each one was from. Obama was a good sport, responding with a chuckle and a "Cute. Cute, Jon." But Obama was clearly ready to get down to business, mentioning how his social successes have included repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which discriminated military personnel based on their sexuality. This got cheers from the Daily Show audience, filled last night with female military veterans. And on his job of preventing things that don't work, he added, "You want a president in the oval office who's going to say, 'No, we're not going to amend our Constitution for the first time to restrict rights for gay and lesbian couples.'" See what else Obama said on the late-night show now!
Mitt Romney didn't join his wife on The View today, but she was happy to explain how Mitt's position on abortion has evolved from pro-choice as Massachusetts governor to pro-life today (if you want to have Mitt explain, read his pro-life pledge). Barbara Walters also asked Ann for her views, with Ann responding: "The good news is I'm not running for office and I don't have to say what I feel. But I am pro-life. I'm happy to say that." Ann's position also may have changed over the years, considering she cut a check to Planned Parenthood back in 1994. Watch her talk about the life/choice issue on The View now.
Last night on Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers invited Arianna Huffington (played by Nasim Pedrad) to Weekend Update to discuss how Martha Raddatz did moderating the vice presidential debate last week. Nasim's Arianna answered that she loved seeing a woman moderator who was able to get VP Joe Biden and Paul Ryan to "put their penises away." But what really got us chuckling was when Seth brought up how Martha asked the men about abortion. After wondering aloud why Martha asked two men about a women's issue, Arianna responded, "If men could get pregnant, abortion clinics would be like Starbucks," adding that there would be two on every block, four in every airport, and the morning-after pill would come in different flavors like sea salt and cool ranch.
For more great lines from the skit (including why if you've ever watched a Lifetime movie, you'll stay away from Ryan), watch the hilarious SNL clip now!
If you're concerned about all the recent comments being made against women and their health rights by some of our country's politicians — i.e. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remarks and Georgia Rep. Terry England's recent comparison of women to farm animals — you may want to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights. This bill is at the heart of the Center For Reproductive Rights' Draw the Line campaign, and is meant to let Congress and the president know that "they must guarantee and protect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights and stop the attacks by politicians who want to take those rights away." A slew of celebrities have showed their support for the campaign, including famous ladies like Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow, and Kyra Sedgwick. Visit DrawtheLine.org and watch the video now to learn more about the Bill of Reproductive Rights.
We died a little bit inside when we heard the news that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split, but Amy was back to warming our hearts last night. Talking to Jimmy Kimmel, the Parks and Recreation star explained how she gives advice to girls about comedy and life in general on her YouTube channel, "Smart Girls at the Party." She says she basically tries to tell girls what she would have wanted to hear when she was younger. Watch Amy tell it herself!
Jenny McCarthy stopped by Good Morning America today to promote her new book, Bad Habits. Believe it or not, the raunchy comedian with over-the-top sex appeal wanted to be a nun when she was a young girl. That was until she found out they can't have children. The former Singled Out host also talked confidently about taking it all off for Playboy at the age of 39. Check out her interview now.
"I had been sort of eying her for a while, but she was acting real professional," President Obama recalled meeting Michelle when they were both working at a Chicago law firm today on The View. "Finally, I wear her down a little bit," the president said, explaining that Michelle finally accepted his request for an ice cream date. The first couple proceeded to share the details of their first kiss with the ladies of The View. Watch the interview with the Obamas, who have their 20th anniversary coming up, now. And if you have something you'd like to ask Michelle Obama, you're in luck! The first lady is answering questions from our readers.
This past weekend's Saturday Night Live made us laugh out loud with its commercial for G.O.B. Tampons, feminine products designed by the people who know women's bodies best: the "gentlemen of the Republican party." The ad lampoons the recent gaffes of male members of the GOP in regards to women's health, notably Todd Akin's remarks that "legitimate rape" victims can't get pregnant. But as ridiculous as the skit seems, it highlights the fact that the majority of our country's lawmakers making decisions about women's bodies are men — such as when earlier this year, Congress convened a panel on contraception that didn't include a single woman.
So watch the faux commercial now, and let's make sure there never comes a day when 60-plus-year-old conservative men design tampons that insert into our butts.
Need a work day pickup and caffeine isn't cutting it? Look no further than the awe-inspiring videos on Vimeo. While YouTube is home to aspiring comedians and makeup experts, Vimeo is the video-sharing service favored among storytellers and cinematographers. In recognition of their users' creative efforts and the work that goes into each video, the site recently introduced the Vimeo Tip Jar, a new button that lets community members show support for independent filmmakers with a monetary donation. Here, in honor of the site's spirit of ingenuity, we present 20 of the most inspiring videos currently on Vimeo.