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Watch Justin Timberlake Dress Up as a Lime in Bizarre Tequila Ad

Justin Timberlake hogs the limelight once again

In order to promote his Sauza 901 tequila brand just in time for Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, Justin Timberlake dressed up as a full-blown, green-faced lime.

The three-minute mockumentary-style commercial tells the story of Rick “Sour” Vane, a lime who lived the high life when all anybody wanted was a lime to go with their tequila.

“It was like you couldn’t drink tequila without one of us,” he says. “It was like we were rock stars.”

But things went sour when clubbers discovered a new drink on the scene — “triple distilled” Sauza 901 — and the thirst for limes was finally quenched.

Timberlake is a co-owner of Sauza 901, which is named after the area code of his hometown of Memphis. To further promote his new product, the singer and actor posted an apology video to his Instagram.

I'm so sorry… (link in bio) #NoLimesNeeded

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Django Unchained Actress Daniele Watts to Apologize to LAPD

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AP/KABC-TV Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2014

Seven months after she said she’d never apologize for suggesting Los Angeles cops racially profiled her, “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts agreed Monday to apologize to the three officers who detained her and her boyfriend last year, authorities told NBC News.

Watts, who is black, and Brian Lucas, who is white, pleaded no contest Monday to disturbing the peace with loudness in the September 2014 incident, in which police said they responded to a “citizen complaint of indecent exposure” after someone called 911 to complain that two people were engaged in sexual acts in a car parked near the CBS studio lot …

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Obama Makes Final Appearance on David Letterman

Late Show host David Letterman’s signature top 10 list had a presidential theme on Monday: the top questions “dumb guys” ask the president. Question No. 2 happened to get answered that very night: “Will you be a guest on one of my late shows?”

As Letterman counts down the days until his final show on May 20, he was joined by President Obama, who is also heading towards retirement when he leaves office on Jan. 20, 2017.

The two alternated between sincere appreciation and goofy jokes in Obama’s eighth and final appearance on “The Late Show” (and third since becoming president). Letterman asked what Obama would do once he leaves the White House.

“I was thinking, you and me we could play some dominoes together,” Obama joked. “We could go to the local Starbucks and swap stories.”

Later, Obama offered praise for Letterman’s 22 years on “The Late Show.”

“We’ve grown up with you,” he said. “The country, I think has after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much. You’re a part of all of us.”

The two also talked about last week’s protests in Baltimore and recent unrest around the country in response to police shootings. Letterman asked Obama if he believes the country is facing a period of racial strife.

Obama said that while he thinks things are “leaps and bounds” better in America in terms of race. “When I was born it was illegal for my parents to be married. The problems that we see with law enforcement, that used to be the law,” he said.

But he added that dealing with the country’s racial past and its current problems requires vigilance, comparing it to “tending a garden.”

“One thing I know about America is that when we decide to solve a problem, we can. This problem is solvable. … We have to come together and say what works and how we’re going to make it better.”

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Dancing With the Stars Recap: Threesomes Mean Triple the Fun

Teams of three dancers hit the ballroom floor and pretend it's not at all awkward

Welcome back to Dancing With the Stars, where the finals are on the horizon and a double elimination is looming. This week the stars are run through a sequined gauntlet on their way to the semifinals. Up first is America’s Choice, which does not mean shopping for low-cost store-brand groceries, but instead letting America vote for dance style, song and costume through social media, with results that sound like a Clue solution: Tango in the living room set to Culture Club. Then, it’s the always delightful, if innuendo-filled threesomes … er, “trio dances,” where three dancers hit the ballroom floor together and pretend it’s not at all awkward.

Here’s what happened on Dancing With the Stars:

Part One: America’s Choice

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: America wanted Noah to do the tango in his military uniform, because America doesn’t understand that Noah can’t wear a uniform for fun, but just for work. Instead he wore a white suit to tango to Sheppard’s “Geronimo,” and once again proved that he can dance, regardless of the mindboggling fact that he is dancing with one leg and one arm. Len, however, is bothered by the fact that he can’t judge Noah’s tango by studying his “flexed knees,” because Noah doesn’t have a knee. Sorry, Len, but you’re going to have to suck this one up. Even Bruno was like, come on, guys, he tangoed on one leg, give him a break! 31/40

Chris Soules and Witney Carson: America, the sick puppy that it is, wants to see Chris in a candlelit room even though he is happily engaged to the other Whitney. America didn’t specify that he should be shirtless, but it was heavily implied. While Chris kept half a shirt on, the routine itself was stripped down and cheesily emotional in the way that is seemingly required for contemporary routines (and Sam Smith songs). The judges were impressed, particularly Julianne who promised to write Most Improved in his yearbook. 34/40

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: America wants Riker to emote all over the place in his Viennese Waltz set to a Rihanna song. Riker thinks it’s weird to be “vulnerable on purpose,” but was willing to risk public humiliation for a good score. At the end of the graceful routine, Carrie Ann rhetorically asked, “Are you ready for the semifinals? HELL YEAH.” Len, though, threw a tiny fist-shaking hissy fit because all those pesky dances are becoming contemporary and would it be too much to have more Viennese Waltz in the Viennese Waltz? 39/40

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: America is determined to play matchmaker between Robert and Kym, so they are stuck with a package demanding a kiss (on the lips!), followed by a sultry bare-chested, bare-footed routine set to Jessie Ware’s “Champagne Kisses.” Bruno (rightly) called it a “deodorant commercial,” while Len sentimentally gushed, “You don’t need a wind machine, you have a big fan in me!” 33/40

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: Derek is still on the sidelines due to his injury, so America forces Nastia to dance a gladiator-themed paso doble with Sasha Farber while Derek played Caesar. The routine was appropriately soundtracked by Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries,” and it was drama-filled and fun to watch, if slightly reminiscent of Derek’s past paso dobles. Best part of the routine was when Nastia flipped Sasha over her head and onto his back. He wisely stayed on the floor until judging. Speaking of which, the best part of judging was when Julianne got very sisterly and just shook her head and said, “Derek looks ridiculous.” 36/40

Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: Val is feeling a wee bit guilty after he almost broke Rumer during last week’s rehearsal, and then she almost got eliminated, so he is ready to get back to basics. Luckily, America just so happens to want to see a classic, refined rumba, and Rumer and Val delivered it. While all the judges were enthusiastic about the performance, Len was rendered practically speechless at finally having a traditional classic dance to judge. He couldn’t reach for the 10 paddle fast enough. 40/40

Part Two: Trios

Noah and Sharna and Emma: Sharna is very excited to have Emma and all her “extra limbs” around because it extends the possibilities of what they can do in their salsa. Julianne thought it was “hot, hot, hot” and was impressed with Noah’s ability to “handle” Sharna and Emma, but it was Bruno who stole the show when he got so enthusiastic that he fell out of his chair and off the stage. 32/40

Chris and Witney and Lindsey: While most of the dancers struggle with trying to juggle multiple women, Chris has lots of experience from his time on The Bachelor. Two women? Pshaw, try 12! Still Julianne thought Chris tapped into the intensity of the paso doble, but his “butt was going the wrong direction.” Carrie Ann couldn’t believe he got overwhelmed by two women after The Bachelor. 30/40

Riker and Allison and Brittany: Their jazz routine was textbook perfect, although textbooks may not use Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” as the soundtrack. The judges couldn’t stop enthusing about the performance, particularly what Erin Andrews called “the straddle split moment,” that wowed everyone. 39/40 (Len gave a 9, causing Tom Bergeron to tell him, “Every party needs a pooper, that’s why we invited you.”)

Robert and Kym and Jenna: Robert got saddled with a supermodel-themed samba for his trio dance to “Cinema Italiano.” It was just corny enough to rise to the occasion. Carrie Ann thought he handled the women well, but forgot his own choreography. Len apologetically said it was a bit sloppy and Julianne added that it was messy, but he looked sharp. 28/40

Nastia and Derek and Sasha: For their threesome they did a split-screen jive to Vampire Weekend’s “Diane Young,” which undoubtedly horrified anyone who still thought that band was cool and/or indie. Derek, who is still recuperating, did a lot of seat dancing and movements that let him stay mostly still, but overall the routine was brilliant. The judges were floored by the choreography, the execution and Derek’s bangs. 40/40

Rumer and Val and Artem: The trio delivered a fierce, if traditional, paso doble with Artem and Val playing toreador vying for the pretty señorita’s hand. While some of us miss the flash and show and wacked out costumes that can elevate a Dancing With the Stars routine to the sublimely ludicrous, the judges really like the traditional, gimmick-free routines. In fact, the dance gave Bruno a hot flash. 40/40

Best Reason to Come Back Tomorrow: Double elimination!

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5 Met Gala 2015 Looks You Need to See From Every Angle

Take a look at some of the night's most memorable looks from 360 degrees

Celebrities from all walks of fame gathered in New York for this year’s Met Gala to support the “China: Through The Looking Glass” exhibition. See some of the most memorable outfits worn at the event from every angle.

  • Rihanna

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    Rihanna wears a haute couture gown by Guo Pei.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

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    Sarah Jessica Parker wears a high-slit dress she designed in collaboration with H&M along with a headpiece by Philip Treacy.

  • Jessica Chastain

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    Jessica Chastain wears a gold Givenchy gown.

  • Kerry Washington

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    Kerry Washington wears a cotton candy pink ball gown by Prada.

  • Katie Holmes

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    Katie Holmes wears a custom blue Zac Posen dress with embroidered clouds.

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Solange Knowles Dazzles in Unique Giles Dress at Met Gala 2015

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Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images Solange attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York.

Beyonce's kid sister goes for the bold statement

Despite the highly publicized elevator extravaganza at last year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Solange Knowles is definitely not shying away from attention this year. Arriving in a printed Giles mini-dress with teensy pleats, Beyoncé’s newlywed kid sister wrote on Instagram, “When @cartier is your date, and Giles is your dress.”

Without a regal cape or a bold, monochrome look, we almost didn’t recognize the R&B singer. But then again, who else could pull off a dress this statement-making?

The effect looks like two paper fans on top of each other, which isn’t a bad thing—but definitely fits with Solange’s trademark eccentricity. The whole appearance spurs so many questions: Will she upstage her sister, who usually arrives at the eleventh hour? Does she have to hold her arms out like that all night? We’ll have to wait and see.

This article originally appeared on People.com


Jaden Smith Unplugs from the Twittersphere

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JB Lacroix—WireImage LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jaden Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

The 16-year-old takes his words of wisdom offline

Jaden Smith is no longer on Twitter. The 16-year-old has been a staple on the social media platform for months, passing along important lessons to his vast number of followers. (No one emphasized the power of the capital letter quite like Smith.)

But all good things must come to an end. Now, fans can only appreciate his 140-characters worth of wisdom through posts like Complex’s “20 Life Lessons We Learned From Jaden Smith’s Twitter Feed” and his 2014 interview with the New York Times. But is this exile for forever? Let’s hope not.

During that NYT interview, Smith was quoted as saying, “I’m going to imprint myself on everything in this world.” We’ll miss you in the Twittersphere, Smith.

This article was originally published on EW.com

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Here Are 8 Other Famous Charlottes

Authors, revolutionaries, assassins and spies have all carried the name

Kensington Palace announced that the newest member of the royal family will be called Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a decision that delighted many and disappointed just a few. The baby’s name pays clear tribute to her great-grandmother, grandmother and other family members, but will also likely cause the name to skyrocket in popularity. Here, meet the other Charlottes who came before the new princess.

  • Charlotte Brontë

    Charlotte Bronte
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    The eldest of the three literary Brontë sisters is best known for writing the classic novel, Jane Eyre.

  • Charlotte York Goldenblatt

    Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt in "Sex and the City."
    New Line Cinema Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt in "Sex and the City."

    The character of Charlotte, played by Kristen Davis, was considered the most traditional and romantic of the Sex and the City foursome.

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, circa 1896.
    Getty Images Charlotte Perkins Gilman, circa 1896.

    Gilman was a utopian feminist who agitated for social reform. She’s best known as the author of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, about postpartum depression.

  • Charlotte Corday

    Charlotte Corday
    Getty Images Charlotte Corday

    A moderate French revolutionary, Corday assassinated Jean-Paul Marat, who led the more radical wing of the revolution. She stabbed him in the bathtub, an incident that was later depicted in a famous Jacques-Louis David painting. Corday was later beheaded.

  • Charlotte Church

    Charlotte Church sings during the Tsunami Relief Concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on Jan. 22, 2005.
    Reuters Charlotte Church sings during the Tsunami Relief Concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on Jan. 22, 2005.

    Charlotte Church is a Welsh soprano who has sold over $10 million records worldwide.

  • Charlotte d’Ambroise

    Actress Charlotte d'Amboise attends an after party marking the 7,486th performance of 'Chicago.'
    Noam Galai— Getty Images Charlotte d'Amboise attends an after party marking the 7,486th performance of 'Chicago.'

    Charlotte d’Ambroise is a Broadway actress who has frequently starred as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She’s also starred in Sweet Charity and A Chorus Line.

  • Charlotte Hawkins Brown

    Charlotte Hawkins Brown, founder of the Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia, N.C., in 1902
    The Charlotte Observer/MCT/Getty Images Charlotte Hawkins Brown, founder of the Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia, N.C., in 1902

    Brown was a prominent African-American educator in the early 20th century who started a school, the Palmer Institute, to educate black students in the south.

  • Charlotte de Suave

    The Marquise of Noirmoutier, Charlotte de Beaune Semblancay seeking to dissuade Henry I of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, called the Scarred, to go to the meeting of the States of Blois before his assassination at the Chateau de Blois.
    Leemage/Corbis The Marquise of Noirmoutier, Charlotte de Beaune Semblancay seeking to dissuade Henry I of Lorraine, Duke of Guise, called the Scarred, to go to the meeting of the States of Blois before his assassination at the Chateau de Blois.

    Charlotte de Suave was a French noblewoman who became mistress of King Henry of Navarre in order to spy on him for Catherine de’Medici. She was a member of Catherine’s ‘Flying Squadron,’ a group of courtesans who seduced men in order to get valuable information from them for the Queen.

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J.K. Rowling Hoped Princess Charlotte Would Be Named for a Harry Potter Character

Princess Nymphadora, anyone?

British author J.K. Rowling welcomed the newest member of the royal family, princess Charlotte, with a little disappointment.

Nymphadora, of course, is more commonly known as Tonks in the Wizarding World. In the fifth book of the Harry Potter series, Tonks’ character asked her would-be-husband Remus Lupin not to call her by her first name, referring to her mother as a “fool” for naming her Nymphadora.

Princess Charlotte was born Saturday in London’s St Mary’s Hospital and already will bear the royal moniker of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, with no “Nymphadora” in sight. Princess Charlotte is named for her grandmother and great-grandmother, Will’s late mother Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.

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