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George W. Bush Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery

August 6th, 2013 1:23pm EDT
George W Bush
Former President George W. Bush is recovering in a hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery.

The Republican was operated on at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Tuesday after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during a check-up on Monday.

Bush had a stent placed in the artery and he is expected to return home on Wednesday.

Freddy Ford, the 67 year old's publicist, says, "At the recommendation of his doctors, President Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage... President Bush is in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume hi...

Bush Family Target Of Hackers

February 8th, 2013 6:20pm EST
George W. Bush
A hacker has targeted the Bush family and infiltrated email accounts to obtain personal details and private correspondence relating to both former U.S. Presidents.

Cyber-crooks have reportedly accessed online accounts belonging to members of the famous political family and obtained a number of email messages and photographs, which were posted online this week.

The details which have emerged include home addresses and telephone numbers for several family members, as well and sensitive messages relating to the recent hospitalization of former President George H. W. Bush.

Among the messages...

George W. Bush's Severed Head Blurred In 'Game Of Thrones' Episode

June 27th, 2012 8:06pm EDT
Game of Thrones
A gory scene featuring the severed head of George W. Bush has been blurred by Game of Thrones editors so it can no longer be identified as that of the former U.S. leader.

Producers caused controversy on the HBO drama when they put an old prop of Bush's head on a spike in episode 10 of the show's first season.

They felt sure the split-second image wouldn't be a big deal; and after mentioning it in the commentary on the Season One Blu-ray and DVD sets it made headlines when one fan posted the bloodied, decapitated head shot on the Internet, sparking criticism on TV blogs and websites.

As a...

HBO Pulls controversial 'Game of Thrones' Episode

June 17th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
George W. Bush
Last year’s Game of Throne’s season finale is causing quite the controversy.

The episode showed the severed head of former President George W. Bush, and HBO has decided to pull all versions of the episode until the problem is fixed.

“After a fierce backlash from critics and politicians, the network announced on Friday that it was pulling the offending episode -- last year's season finale -- from its rotation, freezing shipments of DVD box sets and halting sales on iTunes until the embarrassing blunder was fixed,” according to the UK Daily Mail.

The 10th episode of last season shows many ...

HBO, 'Game of Thrones' Producers Apologize For Using George W. Bush's Decapitated Head In Season One Finale

June 14th, 2012 10:11pm EDT
Game of Thrones
HBO and producers of hit fantasy series Game of Thrones have apologized for a scene in the final episode of the first season that shows former U.S. President George W. Bush's severed head perched on the end of a spear.

Website reported on Wednesday that a Reddit user discovered that during the DVD commentary show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss mentioned that one of the decapitated heads in the scene where King Joffrey Baratheon forces his betrothed Sansa Stark to look at the head of her father after he was beheaded for treason was that of the former Commander in Chief.

The ...

'Game Of Thrones' Creators Say Use Of George W. Bush's Decapitated Head On A Pike Wasn't Politically Motivated

June 13th, 2012 11:41pm EDT
Game of Thrones
Look closely enough and you'll see that former U.S. President George W. Bush's head appears on a pike during the season one finale of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones.

During the commentary on the show's first season DVD/Blu-ray set creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss shared the details of the Easter egg, saying that thier choice to use the former Commander in Chief's likeness was merely because of the show's budget and had no political undertones, according to

"The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice...

Russell Brand To Host 2012 MTV Movie Awards For Third Time

May 10th, 2012 12:03pm EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand will be bringing his unique brand of comedy to the MTV Movie Awards when he hosts them June 3. It will be the third time has hosted the awards ceremony.

"MTV Movie Awards incorporates two of my favorite things. Movies and Awards. If somehow group sex could be involved it would be the greatest night of my life," said Brand to

Brand's previous hosting gigs were not without controversy. He called Britney Spears the "female version of Christ" in 2008 when her career was "reborn." He also implored the crowd to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election and referred t...

Will Ferrell To Be Honored At 2012 Webby Awards

May 1st, 2012 1:09pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling are among the big winners at this year's Webby Awards, which celebrate the cream of online entertainment.

Funnyman Ferrell, who co-founded the comedy website Funny Or Die, won the best individual performance award for his impersonation of former president George W. Bush reacting to Osama bin Laden's death.

Gosling was honored alongside Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes in the best comedy entry for their work on Funny Or Die's Drunk History Christmas.

John Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland's web series The Confession won best drama, while rocker/actress Juliette Lewis an...

The Funniest Celebrity Quotes of All-Time!

April 21st, 2012 10:30am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Celebrities often say things that get them in trouble and draw criticism. More times than none, they will make excuses for their outlandish statements by saying they were misquoted or their comments were taken out of context.

Misquoted or not, their opinions and takes on certain topics and subjects are hilarious. Here's a slideshow of some of the funniest celebrity quotes ever.

Paris Hilton

" they make walls there?" -Paris Hilton

Britney Spears

"I've never wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don't like eating fish. And I know that's very popular in Africa." -...

Invisible Children's Short Film 'KONY 2012' Gets Celeb Backing & Raises Awareness Of Ugandan War Criminal Joseph Kony's Atrocities (Watch The Film Here)

March 8th, 2012 11:47am EST
Joseph Kony
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Rihanna are just a handful of the big names that are helping raise awareness of a new campaign by Invisible Children.

A new 29-minute video that hit the web on Monday called KONY 2012 is bringing attention to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is based in central Africa. Kony and his terrorist group got their start in northern Uganda and have since left the region but are still active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Kony is a monster and needs to be stopped. Th...

Omid Djalili: 'It Was Wrong To Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death'

May 23rd, 2011 3:46pm EDT
Omid Djalili
Actor/funnyman Omid Djalili was upset by the celebrations that followed news of the death of Osama Bin Laden, insisting it was an "outrage" for U.S. troops to gun down the terrorist leader.

The British-Iranian star, who has had roles in Sex and the City 2 and Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, was disgusted by the scenes of jubilation, televised around the world, which followed the announcement by President Barack Obama earlier this month that bin Laden had been shot dead during a raid on a compound in Pakistan.

Djalili tells The New Review magazine, "It was wrong for people to c...

HBO Shines Spotlight On Legendary Jerry Weintraub In Documentary 'His Way'

April 2nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
His Way Documentary Jerry Weintraub
Legendary film producer and personal manager Jerry Weintraub steps out from behind the scenes as he takes his turn in the spotlight with the feature-length documentary HIS WAY, debuting MONDAY, APRIL 4 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) only on HBO. Directed by Oscar® nominee Douglas McGrath, produced by Emmy®- and Peabody-winning documentary producer Graydon Carter, Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky, and executive produced by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh and Audrey Rosenberg, HIS WAY chronicles the five-decade career of the trailblazing Hollywood entrepreneur, utilizing personal video, archival ...

Michael Moore Attacks President Obama Over Libya

March 21st, 2011 3:54pm EDT
Michael Moore
Oscar-winning moviemaker Michael Moore has taken aim at U.S. leader Barack Obama for his planned allied attack on Libya.

The Bowling for Columbine director was critical of President George Bush and the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now he has turned his attention to President Obama's international affairs following his "There will be no mercy" speech on Sunday.

Taking to his blog, Moore rages, "We have neither the troops, stomach, or $$ (dollars) to fight a ground war for months/years to defeat (Muammar Gaddafi)... May I suggest a 50-mile evacuation zone arou...

Stars Line Up For Concert Honoring George W. Bush

March 11th, 2011 2:30pm EST
George W Bush
Stars including Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Kid Rock have signed up to perform at an upcoming concert to honor former President George H. W. Bush.

The former leader will be feted for his humanitarian work promoting volunteer schemes at a gala in Washington, D.C. on March 21.

The event will feature an all-star concert, with performances from other artists including Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

The show will be taped to air in on March 28.

Kanye West, You Don't Have To Apologize For Anything

November 18th, 2010 2:30pm EST
Kanye West
I never thought these words would pass from my lips, but: poor Kanye. It's hard these days not to feel sorry for the guy, in spite of his famous and well-documented infamous antics. Though I cannot cosign on some of the many tantrums he's thrown at award shows where winning would have been of little relevance to his career, it's sad to see a man who is being attacked and publicly shamed for being real.

In his now-infamous interview with Matt Lauer, Kanye West expresses regret and empathy for saying that George W. Bush did not care about black people in the wake of Katrina, because he was a...

Jay-Z: Beyonce Is Not Pregnant!

November 16th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z stepped forward to end rumors that his wife Beyonce was pregnant with the couple's first child. While on Howard Stern's radio show yesterday, the rap star made sure everyone know his family was not expanding.

"I really sit back and wonder when people are going to stop," he said about the constant questioning. "The day that happens, I don't think Newsday is going to know before my grandmother."

Jay-Z also chatted about keeping his family life under wraps. "Everyone knows I'm married, I just don't discuss it because it's a part of my life that I'd rather keep private."

He also di...

Russell Simmons: 'Kanye West Has No Need To Apologize'

November 15th, 2010 5:24pm EST
Russell Simmons
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has urged Kanye West not to change his ways following his disastrous interview on TV last week, encouraging him to "keep on" in an open letter to the embattled star.

The Stronger hit-maker sat down with Today presenter Matt Lauer last week in an effort to publicly reply to disparaging comments made against him by former U.S. leader George W. Bush, who branded the moment West called him a racist on live TV as the "most disgusting" period of his presidency. However, the chat didn't go as planned and West accused Lauer of trying to manipulate his answers during ...

Kanye West: 'I Think We're All Quick To Pull The Race Card'

November 4th, 2010 8:29am EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West has responded to George W. Bush's revelations he was left "disgusted" after the rapper accused him of racism, insisting he now knows how the ex-leader felt thanks to his shameful antics at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

In a TV interview to be broadcast next week, Bush reveals that West's declaration the then-President did not care "about black people" in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was one of the toughest parts of his tenure as U.S. leader. And in a radio chat on Wednesday, the Stronger hit-maker admitted he can now understand how Bush would have felt following the s...

Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift

September 5th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West has offered another apology to Taylor Swift for ruining her acceptance speech at last year's MTV Video Music Awards - he's written a song especially for her.

The hip-hop star shocked the audience at the 2009 ceremony when he jumped on the stage in protest at Swift's win for Best Female Video - insisting the prize belonged to Beyonce for her hit, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).

West, who is reportedly planning to make his comeback with a performance at the 2010 awards show on 12 September, apologised to Swift following the embarrassing incident.

And now the hitmaker...

Tony Blair: 'Bono Has World Leader Potential'

September 2nd, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Tony Blair
Former British prime minister Tony Blair is convinced Irish rocker Bono could be running the world if he hadn't shunned politics for a career in rock music.

The U2 frontman has spent years wading into political debates and has used his star status to secure meetings with a variety of influential public figures, including Blair, former U.S. president George W. Bush, and most recently enjoying afternoon tea with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev.

However, Blair is adamant the singer could have been a successful politician himself if he hadn't been drawn to music.

In his new autobiography, ...

Paul McCartney Refuses To Apologize For George W. Bush Joke

June 25th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is refusing to apologize for a joke he made about former President George W. Bush during an appearance at the White House earlier this month.

The Beatles legend poked fun at the ex-leader's intellect as he became the first non-American to collect the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from Bush's successor, President Barack Obama on June 2nd. McCartney said, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a President who knows where the library is."

The comments infuriated top U.S. politician John Boehner, who demanded McCartney make a public apology for the gag. However, th...

Republican Demands Apology From Paul McCartney

June 5th, 2010 3:19pm EDT
Paul McCartney
A top politician is demanding Paul McCartney publicly apologize for a joke he made at former President George W. Bush's expense during an appearance at the White House on Wednesday.

Republican John Boehner was not amused when the former Beatle poked fun at the ex-leader's intellect as he became the first non-American to collect the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from Bush's successor, President Barack Obama.

McCartney said, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows where the library is."

Russell Brand Never Takes Death Threats Seriously

May 14th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Russell Brand
British comic Russell Brand never takes death threats seriously - despite receiving a barrage of nasty notes over the years.

The funnyman was targeted by hate mail after he made a joke about former President George W. Bush at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008 - his gags likening Britney Spears to Christ and poking fun at the Jonas Brothers' purity vows also led to a series of threats.

However, Brand is adamant he will never let hate mail affect him - because he doesn't want to live his life in fear.

He tells Playboy magazine, "I was surprised my agency forwarded them along to me. It ...

Russell Brand Received Death Threats Over Jesus & Jonas Bros. Jokes

April 24th, 2010 11:04am EDT
Russell Brand
Russell Brand received death threats from religious right-wing groups after poking fun at Jesus Christ and the Jonas Brothers during his first stint as host of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The outrageous Brit signed up to present the 2008 event and admits he was "naive" to think his edgy comedy wouldn't spark a backlash from Christians.

He admits that likening Britney Spears to Christ and poking fun at the Jonas Brothers' purity vows made him a target among ultra-conservatives.

Brand tells, "(I was) green and naive. I thought this should be a laugh... From what I understo...

Sean Penn Continuing Haiti Efforts (Video)

March 22nd, 2010 2:52pm EDT
Sean Penn is still working in Haiti, trying to maintain the momentum of relief efforts since the earthquakes. He faces an uphill climb as Haiti's plight falls under the radar.

Penn's JPHRO (Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization) is managing a camp of some 40,000 refugees. While Haiti enjoyed an outpouring of support the weeks following the natural disaster from celebrities, donations are now slowing as time goes by.

Sean Penn is urging everyone to write to their local politicians to keep them aware of the help that is still desperately needed in the area. Former Presidents George W. Bu...

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million To Haiti

January 25th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million To Haiti
Leonardo DiCaprio has earned the praise of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush by donating $1 million to aid earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The Titanic star's generous contribution, made through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, will help to rebuild the poverty-stricken nation, which was devastated by a massive tremor on January 12th. And Clinton insists the actor is setting a good example to his fellow Americans.

Clinton says in a statement, "I am grateful for the generous gift Leonardo DiCaprio and his Foundation have made in support of our Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Combin...

Ten Greatest Albums Of The Decade

December 16th, 2009 10:06am EST
Ten Greatest Albums of the Decade
So far, we've brought you the Greatest TV Shows and Greatest Songs of the decade. Now it's time to look at what may be a dying breed. With the advent of the ability to download singles off the Internet individually, and the massive popularity of the iPod - it's no longer necessary to buy an entire album in order to hear the one or two songs you'd really like to own. Because of that, it may no longer be necessary for artists to create albums, or even sign record deals. This could be the last decade the album is a dominant artform. With that in mind - here are the Ten Greatest Albums of t...

George W. Bush Obsessed With '24'?

October 22nd, 2009 2:58pm EDT
George W. Bush Obsessed With
24 star Carlos Bernard was shocked when he met George W. Bush - because the former U.S. President is obsessed with the hit show.

Bernard's character Tony Almeida was apparently killed off during the drama's fifth season in 2006, but stunned fans when he returned two series later.

And the cliffhanger kept even the most powerful on tenterhooks - the then-President Bush was desperate to discover Almeida's fate when he bumped into Bernard.

The actor says, "He grabbed me at a baseball game in the U.S. A big guy came up to me and said, 'Excuse me, the President would like to speak wit...

99 Song Four CD Box Set Spans Dolly Parton's Spectacular Career

October 14th, 2009 6:58pm EDT
Dolly Parton CD Box Set
If the image of Dolly Parton was indeed to be carved in stone atop a great mountain in her native East Tennessee hills, it would be a worthy honor among the hundreds of honors and awards she has already received - for her accomplishments over the past 50 years as a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, worldwide touring artist, Hollywood actor and TV personality, Broadway entrepreneur, author, amusement theme park owner, celebrated philanthropist, and more.

Not the least of those accomplishments is her litany of hit songs and signature compositions spanning five distinct decades...

Obama Goes On Letterman, Receives Heart Potato (Video)

September 22nd, 2009 10:24am EDT
Barack Obama David Letterman
While Presidents become late night circuit mainstays after their term, it's rare to see one appear for a sit down interview while in office. But that's exactly what Barack Obama did on the Late Show with David Letterman. Video after the break.

On Sunday, Obama toured the news shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and Univision to define his health care plan for the American people - so a chance to have a laugh and relax with Letterman probably came as a welcome reprieve.

The President arrived to a standing applause and a rendition of "Hail to the Chief." He was also given a heart-shaped potato ...

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