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Joking around with Channing, Jamie in the ‘Oval Office’

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CHANNING Tatum exudes a Southern gentleman’s sensibilities.

“Our President has arrived,” a publicist announced. The US President walked into the Oval Office and in that familiar Barack Obama voice, greeted the reporters, “How does everybody feel?” Then he invoked the popular Obama slogan, “Yes, we can!”

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Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig

President Barack Obama, center seated, looks over toward his daughter Sasha, as singers Sam Moore, left, and Joshua Ledet, right, perform on stage during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, a program for a celebration of Memphis Soul Music. AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.

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What’s the big deal?

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BEYONCÉ.  File photo

I’d like to call it “Much Ado Over Nothing.”   At the recent inauguration of United States President Barack Obama, quite a few of the music industry’s most talented artists were gathered to perform.   Opening the ceremonies was Beyoncé, undoubtedly a gifted vocalist. Her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was stirring.   There is [...]

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Latinos take bigger role in Obama inauguration

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EVA Longoria photo from her official Twitter account.

Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded celebration of Latino culture.

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James Taylor waxes lyrical for Obama

Singer James Taylor. AP Photo

James Taylor took his modest one-man campaign for electoral reform to Washington’s press corps Friday, but the veteran singer-songwriter said he has no plans to run for office himself.

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John King shows the way

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KING. Practice makes perfect.  photo:CNN.COM

Local televiewers were deeply impressed with the speed and dispatch with which the recent US elections for president were held. In only a few hours, the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was efficiently called in favor of the former, despite the very tight, hairtrigger nature of the competition.

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Katy Perry wears dress with Obama slogan at rally

Pop artist Katy Perry performs at a campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Delta Center on November 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is one of nine battleground states expected to determine the outcome of Tuesday's U.S. Presidential election.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Pop star Katy Perry is sporting a skin-tight minidress with President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan “Forward” emblazoned across it at the president’s campaign rally in Milwaukee.

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Romney’s ‘big’ blunder

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses during a campaign stop at Worthington Industries, a metal processing company, in Worthington, Ohio, Thursday, October 25, 2012. AP/Charles Dharapak

US Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, bit off more than he could chew during his recent debate with his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama, when he declared that, in order to save money, his administration would cut government subsidy to PBS, the producer of educational programs like “Sesame Street.”

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In Defiance, singer Meat Loaf endorses Romney

Singer Meat Loaf performs in support of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the football stadium at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Like a bat out of hell, aging hard rock legend Meat Loaf stormed the stage at a Mitt Romney campaign rally Thursday to declare his support for the Republican flag-bearer in the White House race.

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Katy Perry wears her ballot at Obama rally

Singer Katy Perry performs for a crowd before the arrival of President Barack Obama at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Katy Perry’s doing her best get-out-the vote effort: At a rally for President Barack Obama, she wore a tight white dress imprinted like a ballot, and a square box on her right hip filled in the names of Obama and Joe Biden.

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Woody Allen on the idea of dying, why he enjoys LA now and being a ‘foreign’ filmmaker

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DIRECTING Eisenberg who, he agrees with  observers, is the younger generation’s Woody Allen. AFP/getty images

“Welcome to La La Land,” we greeted Woody Allen, who was in town recently on a rare visit to LA. “I’ve got my weather, you know,” Woody quipped, referring to the unusual gray, cloudy atmosphere outside which he loves.

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Nicki Minaj booked as a reward

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MINAJ: Angel Locsin, Karylle, Sarah Lahbati, Zsazsa Padilla, Jodi Sta. Maria and other Filipino celebs follow her on Twitter.

Colorful rap artist Nicki Minaj is a certified “crackberry,” like many other world-famous celebrities.

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