This is the ONLY way to make a Senate Finance Committee hearing interesting -- and even hysterical -- just have the "Frozen" soundtrack suddenly blare from the phone of 78-year-old Senator Pat Roberts.
Yeah, that just happened.
Roberts was in the middle of one of those normally boring and stiff Senate hearings when his phone started ringing ... and "Let It Go" echoed through the chamber.
Watch ... Roberts fumbled for his phone, but the damage was done.
We called the Kansas Senator's office ... and his communications director said the ringtone is for his grandkids. He's got 5 of 'em. She quickly pointed out he also has Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" as a ringtone.
Liking hip-hop and LIVING hip-hop are 2 very different things according to rap legend Ali Shaheed Muhammad ... who's calling out Sen. Marco Rubio for saying he's about that life.
The republican presidential hopeful talks a lot about his love of EDM and hip-hop -- says Nicki Minaj is his current fave, and he's recited Tupac and Biggie lyrics to our camera guys multiple times.
But we got Muhammad -- a former member of A Tribe Called Quest -- in L.A. Wednesday, and he's not buying into Rubio's hip-hop claims just yet. Check out Ali's take ... he says there's at least one policy Rubio's gotta change if he wants real street cred.
It's a risk for Sen. Rubio -- if you keep trying to cozy up to hip-hop voters, hip-hop might call you on it.
Hold off on the campaign ads ... Manny Pacquiao says he's TOO YOUNG to think about becoming the future president of the Philippines ... but says he's not counting out a run for the Senate.
Earlier this week, Manny's promoter Bob Arum said he believes Pacquiao will run for the office in 2022... and says he has a bright career in politics -- but clearly, Pacman wants to rack up more experience before gunning for the highest seat in the land.
"I'm not qualified," Manny said at his media day in Los Angeles yesterday ... "I don't have that in my mind. I'm young."
BONUS -- Manny also told us he's on a strict NO SEX plan before the fight ... wait'll you hear how many days Pac's going celibate.
Nicki Minaj is one step closer to twerking in the Rose Garden ... now that Sen. Marco Rubio -- perhaps her most powerful fan -- is officially in the presidential race.
The latest Republican candidate to throw his hat in the ring has a pretty good working relationship with our D.C. photog, Colin -- and this morning they bro'd down over the junior senator's love of Nicki, EDM, and his hot wife ... a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.
Check out the clip ... Colin even opened a door for Rubio to take a shot at Hillary's musical tastes. He didn't exactly take the bait.
Even if you don't agree with his politics -- a live performance of "Anaconda" at an inaugural ball would be kinda epic, no?
Hillary Clinton's already got one MAJOR celebrity supporter -- Magic Johnson ... who says he's FIRED UP that HRC is gunning for the White House.
Johnson is staunch Democrat -- who supported Hillary in her first run for the Presidency back in 2007 ... and now with Clinton announcing that she's running for President again, Magic's making it clear he's still got her back.
"[Cookie] and I are thrilled that @HillaryClinton announced today that she will be running for President!" Johnson tweeted.
"I feel @HillaryClinton will be a great President for the American people and she will make sure that everyone has a voice!"
"@HillaryClinton will fight for the poor, middle class and embrace young people!"
Akon has the same crisis we all do -- what the hell do ya buy an African president who has everything?! The answer, according to Akon ... is a $350k tricked out bulletproof ride.
The guys over at The Auto Firm in South FL. tell us Akon ordered a 2014 Mercedes Sprinter from them a year ago ... and asked them to reinforce the whole thing in bulletproof armor. That's the kinda order that raises eyebrows -- but we're told Akon's not saying much.
He copped to it being a gift for an African president, but wouldn't say which one. Our best guess -- Akon's homeland of Senegal ... but again, he won't confirm.
We're told the 8-seater whip was rebuilt with the armor, plus a ton of bells and whistles inside: DirecTV, surround sound, etc ... all iPad controlled.
Interestingly, the exterior is very plain ... probably so the mystery prez can ride low key. Always a good idea if you're worried about bullets.
Hillary Clinton thinks the second time's a charm, because she's in the race to become the second President Clinton.
Hillary personally made the announcement in a campaign ad, which clearly is targeting the middle class and taking aim at people at the high end of the financial spectrum. She makes the announcement at 1:34 in the video.
Hillary's campaign chairman announced her candidacy minutes before the video was released. Chairman John D. Podesta emailed campaign donors saying, "I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me – it’s official: Hillary’s running for President."
This time it's going to be different. She's softening her image to become more voter-friendly and her focus is in the middle, as in class. She tweeted, "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."
President Obama stopped just short of endorsing her, saying she was a great Sect'y of State, good friend and worthy of becoming President.
Kim and Kanye have turned Armenia upside down ... creating pandemonium among fans, photogs and soldiers.
The video is insane. They were leaving the genocide memorial when everyone just went nuts. It's weird ... the most moving symbol marking the 100th anniversary of the genocide looks more like a Hollywood event.
Listen to the crowd as Kim and Kanye get in their SUV. The language differences are fascinating, especially the way everyone refers to them.