The Obamas Visit The Queen of England And Gift Her With An iPod

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle paid an informal visit to London’s Buckingham Palace Wednesday afternoon to visit Queen Elizabeth II before the G20 Summit kicks off on Thursday.

The Obamas gifted the Queen with a personalized iPod already loaded with video clips of Her Majesty’s 2007 visit to the U.S. and a rare songbook signed by Americn composer Richard Rodgers (of the songwriting duo Rodgers and Hammerstein fame).

The Queen wore her trademark pearls and a salmon-colored dress while the Obamas both donned black -Michelle in a black Jason Wu coat, a black and white Isabel Toledo dress paired with a black ALAIA cardigan, and not to be outdone by the Queen, some pearls!

“It was a wonderful visit,” Obama shouted to reporters as he and Michelle left the palace. “Her majesty is delightful.”

PHOTO CREDIT: AP

VIDEO VIRUS: Prince Harry Calls Friends Racist Slurs ‘Paki’ And ‘Raghead’

The carrot-topped Prince of Wales has done it again! Prince Harry shocked the world with racist comments, calling military friends “‘paki,” the derogatory term for Pakistanis, and “raghead,” a slur that refers to muslim head dress.

Ok, maybe he didn’t shock the world -this is the same person who dressed up as a Nazi, complete with swastika armband for a costume party, and indulged in marijuana and underage drinking. Let’s just say that considering Prince Harry’s track record we’re surprised this is making headllines, especially since the comments were made back in 2006.

Patrick Harrison, a spokesperson from the Prince’s office, released a statement on Saturday claiming Harry didn’t mean any offense with the term “paki.”

“Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term can be, and is extremely sorry for any offense his words might cause,” the statement said.

In their own statement Britain’s defense ministry said “Neither the army nor the armed forces tolerates inappropriate behavior in any shape or form” but also added “We are not aware of any complaint having been made by the individual.”

Kanye West Blogs About Recent Arrest: ‘Who’s Winning: Me Or The Media?’

The latest round in the battle between “The College Dropout” and the press took place in Newcastle, England and has made headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, prompting Kanye West to address his apparent victimization by the press on his blog.

According to freelance photographer Terry Blackburn, Kanye was leaving the bar with four women in the early morning hours on Friday when, “just as soon as I put my camera up to my face, that was it – he just pushed it in my face,” Blackburn told the BBC.

But hours after his arrest, Kanye promptly posted his side of the story on his blog: “I didn’t assault him, merely putting my hand up to cover his lens.”

Whatever happened, Blackburn was left with a cut nose and his complaint was enough for the Newcastle police to show up a few hours later at West’s hotel. “The cops were very cordial but told me that they had to arrest me because a complaint had been filed” Kanye blogs. “They spoke about how this was obviously a publicity stunt from the photographer but they still had to go through the motions.”

Kanye points out he doesn’t have a problem with all photographers only the paparazzi, “The paparazzi give real photographers a bad name. Let’s not forget the Paps killed Princess Diana,” he says in a blog entry. West says this under the heading “Who’s winning: Me or the Media?,” making it pretty obvious he views the media and not just the paparazzi as his enemy. Considering the sensationalized headlines in the press that have been touting the incident as a practical gang bang, Kanye might be justified in his martyrdom.

Kanye West has been in the UK for just over a week, selling out arenas with his “Glow in the Dark” tour, supported by Santogold. The tour ends in Manchester, this Monday.