Hillary: Bill Clinton Obama DNC speech watched from afar

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Today’s sideways squirm through the crowded pop-culture convention finds a dislocated First Lady, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, many other things, and the mystery music video.

HILLARY: Mrs. Clinton missed her man, per Us Weekly, “As it turns out, the former First Lady and current Secretary of State, 64, was 9,963 miles away in East Timor on a diplomatic mission. But an adorable snapshot reveals that Hillary made sure to catch the very big moment during her stay in the Southeast Asian nation-- watching Bill's taped speech online in the home of the Timorese ambassador. Sitting at a desk with her husband on the monitor, a fresh-faced Hillary leans back with a broad smile, and lovingly holds her hands towards her heart. (Typically, Secretaries of State do not attend political conventions.).”

SALUTE: Or nod, or whatever, per the New York Times, “As much of Hollywood moved to Toronto for its annual film festival, which begins on Thursday, some of the rest convened on Wednesday night to select four film veterans — Jeffrey Katzenberg, George Stevens Jr., D.A. Pennebaker and Hal Needham—as recipients of the next Governors Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”

GOOD HEAVENS!: This simply will not do, per Radar, “Beyonce turned on Kim Kardashian when she thought the reality TV star was trying to steal her man’s thunder, is exclusively reporting. At the Jay-Z curated Budweiser Made In America music festival last weekend, the 42-year-old hip-hop star’s other half got upset when Kim, 31, tried to muscle in on a Ron Howard documentary that was being filmed at the Philadelphia event about the 'Empire State of Mind' rapper.”

LOOK AT ME: Of knowing how to play the game, per Rolling Stone, “In a Björk-ian twist, Lady Gaga has revealed on her website that her new record ARTPOP will come as an interactive app filled with videos for each song on the album, bonus music, games, magazines, chats, fashion updates and more. Billed by Gaga as "a multimedia experience," the app will be available in iPad-, iPhone-, mobile- and computer-compatible versions.”

LOOK AT ME II: Um, on second thought, per People, “Kristen Stewart stepped out Wednesday in what appeared to be Robert Pattinson's T-shirt. (The actor was photographed walking his dog Bear in the same shirt last year.) And if wasn't the same one, it was an identical replica.The actress, 22, who left her boyfriend and Twilight costar, 26, brokenhearted by having a tryst with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, gave no further hints as she traveled from Los Angeles to Toronto to attend a screening of On the Road Thursday at the Toronto International Film Festival.”

BALDY: For a good cause and a good friend, per E!, “The country star shaved her long blond locks off yesterday morning on Good Morning America to show support for her lifelong BFF, Summer Holt Miller, who is undergoing breast cancer treatment. Since her brave, epic haircut, there's been an outpouring of support for the former American Idol star. "I cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support you've given Summer," Kellie tweeted Wednesday night. "Chemo starts tomorrow. #SayAPrayerForSummer"

MTV: per The Hollywood Reporter, “Tonight’s Video Music Awards will have all the space-age glitz and laser flair of an electronic music festival -- the kind of large-scale production that requires, quite simply, an arena. Look no further than the 15,000-pound crane that extends 70 feet in a fraction of a second, or the neon structures adorning the Staples Center floor or the giant LED screen displaying images that could have come straight out of a Depeche Mode video.”

ROOTS: Be careful when you forget them, per the Los Angeles Times, “(J)ust as MTV's arrival in the early 1980s permanently changed the way that popular music was seen and listened to, Internet music channels like YouTube and social-networking platforms are reinventing the way that music (including music videos) is experienced and consumed. That could spell trouble for the VMAs over the long run.”

BROADWAY: Yep, per The Wrap, “Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton and Jayne Houdyshell will join Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in Theresa Rebeck's "Dead Accounts" on Broadway this fall. Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien is directing the play, which opens Nov. 3 at the Music Box Theatre.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)