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Without a doubt, gun violence is an epidemic affecting us all. Sometimes, ending it can seem impossible.

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. The organization enlisted several Hollywood celebrities and the US President to add their voices to a powerful “We Can End Gun Violence” PSA.

They encourage you to speak up as well and join the movement. If you record yourself saying either “We Can” or “End Gun Violence,” they’ll combine your contribution to the clip. Check it out below.

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After 33 years on late night television, 22 of which at the helm of The Late Show on CBS, David Letterman hosted his final show. Leading up to his swan song, the 68-year-old host welcomed some of his most notable guests including Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Adam Sandler, Tom Hanks and George Clooney to name a few. However, for his final hour, Letterman went for a relatively subdued approach, as compared to Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler’s send-offs.

It mostly consisted of clip montages from his over 6,000+ shows. The only celebrities that showed up did so to deliver his final Top 10 List, “Top 10 things I’ve always wanted to say to Dave.” Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and six others participated.

He was also joined by President Obama and former presidents in a pre-taped segment for the intro. It all ended with the Foo Fighters sending Letterman off to the sunset. Who knew David was such a fan of the Dave Grohl-fronted band.

Check out his final Top 10 list below, along with his final monologue, farewell and more clips.

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The people behind the Bad Lip Reading videos are back with another hilarious and timely creation, taking on the Presidential Inauguration that took place earlier this week. As you know, Beyonce’s lip-syncing created a lot of buzz but as I’ve mentioned before, it’s her voice anyway so who cares – sometimes that just has to happen or sometimes the people in charge make that call. Oprah even said last night that if it was Beyonce lip-syncing to Mary J. Blige’s voice, that would be another story.

Anyway, in this Bad Lip Reading video, we here another take on what Obama said as he is sworn in by Justice Roberts. For example, “I’m proud to say your momma took a Cosby sweater.” LOL! We also hear a completely different song and sound coming out of Beyonce’s mouth. She sings, “But your black dog can’t touch my behind!” Haha – Seriously, the whole portion of the video where Beyonce is singing had me laughing pretty hard.

Watch the funny video below. Can’t wait to see what they come out with next! .

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During the day, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce sang their little hearts out at President Obama’s inauguration. When it came to party time at the Presidential Inaugural Ball, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys were two big names brought in for the celebration. Even with these two music superstars, Obama’s second inauguration was much more low-key than his first one. Back in 2009, there were a whopping 10 official balls as opposed to a much more manageable two this time around.

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson performed an amazing cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” for the Presidential couple’s first dance. Side note: Michelle Obama wore a gorgeous Jason Wu gown during their adorable moment. When Barack danced with Michelle for his first inauguration, Beyonce serenaded them with her cover of Etta James’ classic, “At Last.” Later in the evening Alicia Keys reworked a few lyrics from her recent hit “Girl On Fire” to “Obama On Fire.” The 31-year-old singer who looked smashing in a red Michael Kors gown also incorporated Michelle’s name during the verses. Check out both performances below.

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Today, President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term at the White House becoming the 44th US president. He was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. His speech was about 18 minutes long and Obama really emphasized, “Our journey is not complete.”

In his speech, he explained, “This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless.” He added, “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.”

Kelly Clarkson sang “My Country Tis of Thee,” while Beyonce sang the National Anthem. Both powerhouse singers did a great job. In case you missed the speech or the performances, you can check them out below.

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Terry Richardson certainly continues to reach new heights with the caliber of people he’s photographing in his token white background shots. Not too long ago, I shared with you the fabulous and stunning photos he took of Oprah Winfrey for Harper’s Bazaar. Now, just days after the victorious election, we have a photo shoot that he recently did with the re-elected President Barack Obama!

Although Richardson sometimes takes some pretty edgy photos, the photos with Barack were kept super classy and tasteful, showing both the serious side as well as the personable, loveable side of the President. In the series of photos, Obama takes several different poses, some with his suit jacket and some without. He also poses with Terry in one of his token “thumbs up” photos that Terry loves to do with his subjects.

Check out the pictures from the photo shoot below!

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Hooray! President Barack Obama has been re-elected in a tight race against Mitt Romney and has earned four more years in the White House. He will be sworn into office privately at noon on January 20, 2013, in Washington D.C. Since Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday next year, the public inaugural ceremony will take place the next day, on January 21.

This happened because of you. Thank you,” Obama tweeted after learning the news. “We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo” I will add President Barack Obama’s address after he delivers it. Mitt Romney delivered a very gracious concession speech and wished the President success in his term.

Where were you when you heard the news and what did you do to celebrate? Sound off in the comments! Congratulations, America!

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Celebrities are really doing what they can with the platform they have to encourage people to vote…for Barack Obama. Just yesterday, I posted about a video that Cher and Kathy Griffin did educating voters on why voting for Mitt Romney is the worst idea ever.

In this new video, Will Ferrell says he’ll do anything to get people to vote… literally anything. He’ll eat garbage or underwear, punch himself in the face – you name it, he’ll do it. That’s how important it is that everyone votes. At the end of the video, he encourages people to vote for Barack Obama as well.

Watch the funny video below to learn what ridiculous things Ferrell says he’ll do in order to get you to vote.

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