The Word: Rick Ross for president? Why not?

Rick Ross would make for the perfect rapper-in-chief.

The election cycle tends to bring out the usual celebrities touting their causes and endorsements, from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (the legalization of gay marriage) to Kid Rock (something indiscernible about freedom and ’Merica).

We’re not sure what it says about us, you or the shining seas, but Rick Ross’ rundown of the heavy-hitter issues in Rolling Stone is about as well reasoned and coherent as you’ll hear in any debate:

On the medicinal properties of marijuana: “I call it green caviar. It’s like a short vacation — it helps me chill out. And people really love it when I chill out, because I can really be a d—head.”

On gun control: “I think we all have a right to bear arms, whichever amendment that is.”

On the place of religion in schools: “They wanted me to learn the Ten Commandments. I told them I didn’t really have time for that right now.”

On gay marriage and free speech: “Chick-fil-A obviously took their stand. That’s their right — the same way the pro-gay people are taking their stand. I believe everybody got the right to live their own life the way they want to.”

Marry us, Jason Segel

Just in case you had any doubts, Jason Segel is pretty much the classiest guy you’ve ever seen naked. The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star is dating Michelle Williams, and has recently reached out to the late Heath Ledger’s family to assure them that he’ll take good care of 6-year-old Matilda Rose, Ledger’s daughter with Williams.

“Jason got on the phone and introduced himself, and then invited the Ledgers to use his home whenever they wanted to fly in from Australia to visit Michelle and Maddie,” a source tells RadarOnline.

She may be that innocent

The weekend’s most ridiculous Twitter exchange is brought to you courtesy of Britney Spears and NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity.

“So @MarsCuriosity … does Mars look the same as it did in 2000?” asked Spears, whose video for “Oops! … I Did it Again” took place on the red planet. (Likelihood that she thought it was the real deal? All too high.)

“Hey Brit Brit. Mars is still looking good. Maybe someday an astronaut will bring me a gift, too. Drill bits crossed ;)” responded perhaps the first and last NASA employee to ever type “Brit Brit.”


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