Breaking news: tonight at the White House’s celebration of Memphis soul, actress Jessica Biel hugged President Barack Obama — possibly three times. We can’t confirm, because we weren’t invited, most likely due to sequestration cuts. Others were on hand, though, to experience the glamour in our stead.

Not in attendance: Al Green, who sent his regrets and almost certainly spoiled plans for some sort of duet with the president.

The White House streamed the event live for those who couldn’t attend, and Matt Drudge was kind enough to add the stream to the top of the Drudge Report.




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