Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama commissioned a radical leftwing artist to create his "formal portrait" that will forever hang among presidential portraits in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Obama unveiled his formal portrait on Monday, and the public's response has been harsh, to say the least.

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Obama Homer bushes

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. unveiled portraits of former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama that shocked the public because of their simplicity.

But it is Barack's painting that drew the most criticism and attention for its awkward positioning of the former President.

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Jay-Z reportedly turned down a request to perform during halftime at the 2018 Super Bowl. The aging rapper declined the offer to show solidarity with unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is currently blackballed by the NFL for taking a knee during the national anthem.

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Andy Goes Street at Bruce Lurie Gallery

Hollywood Power Couple Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran attended an Andy Warhol exhibit where he showed off his street art at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, CA., on Saturday. Also exhibiting her work at the gallery was artist and photographer Karen Bystedt (pictured above), who posed with Brown and other artists for photos. Brown, 25, and Tran, 26, are expecting a baby together.

Photos by: Winston Burris/WENN.com

Beyonce & Jay-Z Visit An Art Gallery In London

Singer Beyonce Knowles' lacefront wig is an even bigger star than she is. The wig -- with its 1970s-style cropped bangs made headlines all over the world. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z visited an art gallery in central London yesterday. Beyonce's wig stole the show as the paparazzi jockeyed for positions to get the best angle of the wig. Beyonce and Jay Z traveled to London from their home in Paris on Monday.

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Dumb Starbucks shut down

Welp, that didn't take long. A 'parody' coffee shop bearing the familiar name and logo of a certain famous coffeehouse chain was shut down by the Los Angeles health inspectors four days after its grand opening. The 'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opened its doors at 1802 Hillhurst Ave. to much fanfare as customers queued in long lines to sample the coffee with names such as "Dumb Espresso" and "Dumb Frappuccino."

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Aging rapper Jay Z put his narcissism on display at a Manhattan art gallery on Wednesday. The 44-year-old rapper lip synced his track "Picasso Baby" for 6 hours at Pace Art Gallery. The publicity stunt was intended to help boost sales of his twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The album shipped platinum thanks to the 1 million advance copies purchased by Samsung to give away for free to Samsung Galaxy owners.

During his 6-hour repetitive performance of the same song, Jay Z invited observers to join him. Beyonce's husband cheered on a break dancer, and at one point he was joined by performance artist Marina Abramovic.

A Complex magazine editor captured more Vines of Jay Z's mind numbing performance after the break.

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