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Sorry, Snooki: the Obamas Don't Watch 'Jersey Shore'

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 13th 2010 12:00PM
It's been weeks now, and still, President Barack Obama has had nothing to say about two of the greatest threats to American security.

We're speaking, of course, about Snooki and The Situation, from MTV's new series 'Jersey Shore.' Alas, according to First Lady Michelle Obama, it's a show the First Family does not watch. "I've heard about it," Mrs Obama tells People, in an interview all about the Obamas' TV viewing preferences. "Not seen it."

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Barack Obama May Pre-Empt 'Lost' Premiere

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 7th 2010 3:15PM
UPDATE: Breathe easy, 'Lost-ies. Looks like you won't have to wait an extra moment for the massive three-hour season 6 premiere of 'Lost' just because President Obama is constitutionally mandated to deliver his State of the Union address. According to the New York Times blog The Caucus, the White House still hasn't picked a date for the speech, but White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says it won't conflict with the Feb. 2 'Lost' premiere. "I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion in 'Lost' are pre-empted by the president," Gibbs said on Friday. Conspiracy-minded 'Lost' fans will note that 'Lost' co-executive producer Carlton Cuse is repped by the William Morris Endeavor agency, whose CEO, Ari Emanuel, is the brother of Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. But did the White House bow to pressure, either from Hollywood or from angry masses of 'Lost' fans petitioning on the Internet? Co-executive producer Damon Lindelof hinted in a Tweet, that there was a deal: the White House would back off of Feb. 2 if Lindelof and Cuse agreed to bring back the Frogurt character. As Lindelof put it in another Tweet, "OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!! Groundhog Day is OURS!!!!!!! (God Bless America)."

The castaways of 'Lost''s mysterious island may be facing a nemesis more powerful and implacable than time loops, hydrogen bombs and smoke monsters: It's President Barack Obama.

According to The Wrap, the president is deciding when to deliver his annual State of the Union address, and the most likely airdate is Feb. 2. Which means the speech would likely bump the long-awaited premiere of the sixth and final season of 'Lost,' which had been scheduled for that date for months.

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