The Obama family traveled to Belfast, Ireland, for the G8 Summit this week, but it's just one of many stops around the world that Air Force One has made with the first family since President Obama took office in 2009. Often, Barack has wife Michelle at his side, and over the past few years, Sasha and Malia have joined in on international trips. It's not all about work, though, since Michelle and the girls often have time to take in the sights when Michelle and Barack aren't mingling with the world's VIPs. Take a look at some of the most memorable moments from the Obamas' many travels during their time in the White House.
With Kate Middleton's anticipated due date approaching, we're diving into all the details of what to look forward to in the royal baby's first year. Taking the monarch's traditions and Prince William's upbringing into account, we've compiled a short guide filled with the fun milestones, special dates, and adorable photo ops we may be seeing in the coming months. As we await the birth of the royal baby, get excited with a glimpse into the future heir's first year!
If warmer weather has you feeling wistful about sunny Summer memories, why not channel that nostalgia into your seasonal reading list with a few YA books? Since "Blumesday" — a holiday dedicated to Judy Blume — is this week, we're taking a look at the celebrated author's most famous work, plus more of the best YA books on the market. With a mix of timeless coming-of-age novels, must-read sci-fi books, and contemporary classics, here is a range of sweet, funny, and inspiring reads you can bring to the beach and beyond. Take a look at these must-read YA books, old and new!
With Summer right around the corner, we're gearing up for sand and sun with some of the most memorable beach moments in movies. Romantic kisses by the water, hilarious encounters on the sand — these scenes include a mix of sweet, terrifying, and hilarious moments on film. Take a look at these unforgettable beach scenes to prep for Summer break season!
Miss Utah's awkward answer during last night's Miss USA pageant stole the attention, joining a series of memorable pageant mishaps that have gone viral over the years. Thanks to the contestants' sky-high heels, the quick wardrobe changes, and the high-pressure interview questions, pageant snafus are inevitable — and they're all caught on camera. From embarrassing falls to incoherent interview answers, take a look at some of the most awkward pageant moments of all time!
Today the NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, participated in a reader Q&A with The Guardian, offering details on his incentives, his advice for the government, and his reactions to the public response. Last week, he made headlines when he outed himself for exposing the NSA's top-secret PRISM program, and his story flooded the media as everyone wondered: Who is Edward Snowden?
Today's Q&A forum marks an interesting choice — to answer questions from the public rather than engaging in a standard interview — and over about a four-hour period, Snowden addressed questions posted by commenters and Twitter users who used the hashtag #AskSnowden. Covering everything from Obama's duty to his girlfriend's sudden turn in the spotlight, here are some of the most revealing, compelling quotes from Snowden's responses:
Last night, Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, was named Miss USA — but thanks to a cringeworthy response, it's Miss Utah, Marissa Powell, who stole the show. During the pageant, judge NeNe Leakes asked Miss Utah about the wage gap between men and women, and the contestant stumbled through an awkward answer, suggesting we "create education better" to solve the problem. To her credit, Miss Utah smiled through the uncomfortable moment and stayed composed, earning applause from the crowd. Take a look at her response.
This week ushered in memorable moments for royals, politicians, artists, and athletes across the globe. The Middleton women took in a tennis match in the midst of royal-baby fever, the Clintons gathered in Chicago for an event, and President Obama spoke out on LGBT rights in Washington DC. Take a look at the week's best pictures from around the world!
If you're looking for a last-minute way to wish your dad a happy Father's Day, then we've come up with four thoughtful, creative alternatives he's sure to appreciate. Whether you have two minutes or two hours to spare, these ideas will help you tell your father you love him. If paper cards aren't your thing, then here are four unique Father's Day greetings to consider:
- Email an ecard — Whether it's a quirky, sarcastic pick from Someecards.com or a more heartfelt note from an online greeting card provider, there are plenty of fun, free options across the web. Even better? The card appears instantly in his email, not in several days like with snail mail.
- Create a gif — Get in on the gif craze and make your own to share with your dad. Use the Gif Shop iOS App to create one right on your iPhone, then send it with some funny or thoughtful text to make it extra meaningful.
- Record an audio file — Can't make it home to celebrate? Sing a song, tell a joke, or say a sweet message, then send it to Dad as an mp3 file. That way he can hear your voice even if you're far from home.
- Make a Photoshop design — Create a funny magazine cover or a scrapbook-style collage in Photoshop. Another idea: go old-school with Microsoft Paint and draw a silly picture that's sure to make him laugh.
You go, GIF! The World Wide Web may not be able to agree on the pronunciation of the Internet's most indispensable moving image, but we're excited to celebrate its 26th year of existence.
To celebrate the endless entertainment GIFs provide, why not play around and design your own? Whether you're a hard-core techie or a beginner who prefers to keep things simple, we've rounded up a variety of apps and websites to help you make a creative GIF.
As we look ahead to all the new Fall shows, we've got our eyes on Reign, a new CW series starring Australian actress Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots. With an old-meets-new format that blends 16th-century history with contemporary music and story lines, it promises to be a must watch for fans who've been missing Gossip Girl. Find out why Reign may be your next guilty pleasure!
- What it's about: Young Mary, Queen of Scots, is sent to France to marry the heir to the French throne but gets caught up in a tricky love triangle with him and his half-brother, the king's illegitimate son.
- Where it works: Between the scandalous royal love triangle and the teen ladies in waiting, the show features a fun, tangled web of sexy story lines. Add juicy secrets within the monarchy, a possible ghost, plus modern music from groups like Mumford & Sons, and you've got the perfect Gossip Girl-meets-The Tudors guilty pleasure.
- Where it doesn't: The pilot manages to cover a lot of drama in an hour, and parts of the plot feel predictable. Luckily, I was so into the story that even when I did see something coming, I didn't care — I was just excited to see it play out.
- You might like this show if: You're into racy teen dramas and cool, contemporary takes on history like Marie Antoinette.
- When it's on: Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW
Watch a preview and see pictures from the Reign pilot when you keep reading.
If you're racking your brain for a good Father's Day gift and can't seem to come up with anything, don't worry — we've collected a range of books to suit all kinds of dads. This year, skip the standard tie routine and buy him the perfect book instead. With thoughtful options for cooks, sports fans, history buffs, and more, these popular titles are a great way to say "I love you" on June 16. Before you're tempted to procrastinate, take a look to find a book your dad will love. And if you need more ideas, there's still time to order the POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Edition for Him by June 6 in time for Father's Day delivery!
With hilarious Game of Thrones mashups, a Mean Girls parody, and a Jackie O. selfie, there were plenty of Internet gems that had us cracking up this week. The cast of This Is the End teamed up with The Real World for a funny video, and Bob Saget paid a visit to the actual Full House home in San Francisco, prompting playful responses from his former costars. See all that and more of what made us laugh out loud this week!
As the world experiences royal baby fever, one question seems to top all the rest: what will William and Kate name their firstborn? British bookies have a baby-name spread where plenty of people are betting on potential names, drawing on patterns within the royal family and speculation over which names may be meaningful to the couple. Traditionally, royal children tend to be given classic, historical family names that have been passed down through the monarchy, but will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a more contemporary approach?
We don't yet know the sex of the baby, but right now, bookies have set the favorite as Kate having a girl. As for potential girl names, the queen's middle name, Alexandra, is currently the top bet, but other family names like Elizabeth and Diana are also favored. On the boy side, people are guessing on names from within the monarchy like George, Philip, and Charles, plus Princess Diana's maiden name, Spencer. What do you think? Add write-ins in the comments!
When it comes to fun, playful wedding ideas, a superhero theme is every comic fan's dream come true. Whether you're hoping for simple, subtle touches or all-out comic book mania, we've rounded up creative ideas to help you channel your favorite characters. From real wedding inspiration to affordable Etsy finds, here are 20 festive ways to channel your favorite superheroes on the big day.
Today Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turn 27, making it nearly 26 years since they stepped into the spotlight sharing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House. Since then, the former child stars have enjoyed steady careers in Hollywood with their fair share of TV shows, home videos, and movies. Over the past few years, the Olsens have spent more time in the fashion world than on screen, but to celebrate their birthday, we're taking a look at some of our favorite GIF-worthy scenes from the famous duo. With moments that span from their sitcom beginnings to their silver-screen days, check out 27 sweet, adorable, and hilarious GIFs of Mary-Kate and Ashley!
In the ultimate oh-no-he-didn't move, a man accidentally sold his wife's $23,000 ring to a stranger during his yard sale — for a whopping $10. Before Eric Cloutier's wife, Racquel, headed to the hospital to deliver her fifth child, she'd stowed her ring in a watch box to keep it away from their younger kids. While she was recovering at the hospital, Eric held a yard sale and sold the watch box to a female customer for $10. The couple hopes the stranger will return Racquel's ring, but so far, no luck. In this interview with ABC News, the wife reacts to the sale. Watch it now.
Update: LA news station KABC reported that the ring has been returned, sharing a sweet interview with the relieved couple.
If you're looking for a fun, simple way to add a personal touch to your big day, look no further than a creative wedding sign. Whether it's guiding your guests to the ceremony, welcoming them to the reception, or helping them find their seats, a unique sign is one of the best ways to convey your style. Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these 33 statement-making signs to help you channel your own creativity.
This week marks the 15th anniversary since Can't Hardly Wait hit the big screen, but several actors from the quotable '90s film are still in the spotlight. The story of average-guy Preston pursuing the beautiful prom queen featured a number of popular TV and film stars before they were well known. For instance, you may recall Jennifer Love Hewitt as the lead, but do you remember Peter Facinelli as the mean jock? What about the smaller roles played by Jason Segel, Selma Blair, and Jerry O'Connell? Take a trip down memory lane, and see what the Can't Hardly Wait cast is up to now!
Between the legal drama surrounding Amanda Bynes and Mara Wilson's recent post about why child stars tend to struggle later in life, there have been several child stars in the news lately. Most recently, Gaby Hoffmann — who starred in '90s hits like Sleepless in Seattle and Now and Then — talked about how important it is for kid stars to take a break, and she's not the first to offer insights on child stardom. A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, and Scarlett Johansson have also shared their experiences growing up in Hollywood, and while some appreciated their career head starts, others have called out its downfalls. See what former child stars have to say about their early years in the spotlight!