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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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Tom Cruise Tale Axed From Village People Memoir

April 8th, 2008 11:45am EDT
Macho Man?
The Village People cowboy Randy Jones has been forced to scrap an anecdote about Tom Cruise from his new memoir Macho Man, after editors feared action from the superstar's lawyers. Jones' book lifts the lid on the Y.M.C.A. band's 1980s heyday, and his wild lifestyle away from the stage and screen.

The 55-year-old wanted to include a tale about the night he partied with a 20-year-old Cruise, before the actor found fame in 1983 film Risky Business - but it failed to make the cut because of legal fears, editors tell the New York Daily News. Jones says, "Tom and I had the same management ...
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Biography Reveals Willie Nelson Smoked Pot As A Child

February 14th, 2008 8:22am EST
Willie Nelson
Country legend Willie Nelson began smoking marijuana at just 10 years old, according to an explosive new biography. Joe Nick Patoski's "Willie Nelson: An Epic Life" reveals all about the 74-year-old father-of-seven's hellraising life, including details of his infamous drug use and four marriages.

Patoski claims that Nelson first smoked pot as a 10-year-old, that he battled other drug addictions as well as alcoholism.

A publishing source tells U.S. tabloid, "His constant use of various substances and booze made for chaos during his love affairs and... marriages."

But, accor...
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Fascinating Facts

December 7th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Rainn Wilson
The Office star Rainn Wilson is in negotiations to provide the voice of the sarcastic sports car Kitt in a new Knight Rider movie.

Former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama have all been nominated in the 2008 Grammy Awards' Best Spoken Word Album category for their individual audiobooks.

Heavy rockers Anthrax have recruited former Devilsize frontman Dan Nelson as the replacement for singer Joey Belladonna, according to internet reports. Belladonna quit the group earlier this year and the band has been searching for his repl...
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Starpulse Q&A With Comedic Actor Jerry Minor

November 12th, 2007 5:09pm EST
Jerry Minor
Jerry Minor is one of the most talented and versatile comedic actors working today and has been ever since his television debut on HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. Whether it's on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central's Crossballs, or HBO's Lucky Louie, Jerry stands out, even when surrounded by some of the biggest names in the industry. Currently, Minor portrays Aubrey on ABC's Carpoolers and will be appearing in the forthcoming Judd Apatow penned-John C.Reilly comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and the Will Ferrell vehicle Semi-Pro. Starpulse spoke with Jerry about the development of h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).
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Jazz Pianist Receives Knighthood

June 14th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
George Shearing
English jazz pianist George Shearing is now a Sir after accepting a knighthood from British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The veteran musician, who has been blind all his life, brought his wife Lady Eleanor to the ceremony at the Queen's London residence Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Shearing, 87, enthused, "I enjoyed it very much and I am very excited about it."

The London-born musician moved to the United States in 1947 and performed in the country for many years before settling in New York City in the late 1970s.

During his lengthy career, he played for U.S. Presidents Ge...
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Angelina Jolie: 'Remember Me As A Humanitarian - Not An Actress'

June 8th, 2007 3:05pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie would rather be remembered for her humanitarian work than her movie career. Jolie found fame as an actress but has used her celebrity to campaign for refugees and the world's poor through her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.

Yesterday she was honoured for her philanthropic work by joining the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations - an exclusive group including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Condoleeza Rice.

And the star insists changing the world is more important to her than winning acting awards.

Jolie says, "When I die...
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Patty Hearst Says She Has Not Given Advice To Paris Hilton

May 14th, 2007 3:45pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Ex-convict socialite Patty Hearst has dismissed reports she has been giving advice to Paris Hilton in the wake of her 45 day jail sentence for violating her probation by driving with a suspended license. Hearst was infamously jailed in the mid-1970s after being found guilty of accompanying her kidnappers on a bank robbery - her seven year prison sentence was commuted by then- President Jimmy Carter intervened after 22 months.

However the 53-year-old insists she hasn't been in talks with Hilton. She tells website TMZ.com, "Imagine my surprise upon learning of the 'advice' I had been giv...
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Music Snippets

February 13th, 2007 5:00pm EST
Beyonce
* Justin Timberlake wasn't the only star suffering from the flu at the Grammys on Sunday - fellow performer and award winner Beyoncé Knowles also complained she had a bout of stomach flu.

* Soul star John Legend was thrilled to hear Lionel Richie would be performing “Hello” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night because he used to sing the ballad at talent contests.

* Jimmy Carter became the second former U.S. president to win a Grammy Award Sunday night when he was honored in the spoken-word category for the audio book version of his bestseller Our Endangered Values: America's Mora...
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Brad Pitt Gets Dirty for Habitat for Humanity

October 31st, 2006 12:30pm EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt got dirty with former President Jimmy Carter yesterday as the pair helped build homes for the poor in western India. The star joined volunteers working for Christian charity Habitat For Humanity yesterday, which has been promoted by Carter and his wife Rosalynn since 1984.

Pitt donned protective goggles and gloves as he fixed a window grill and slapped cement onto bricks in Lonavla, a small town south-east of Mumbai.

The actor was already in India, where his girlfriend Angelina Jolie is shooting new movie A Mighty Heart. Jolie stars as the wife of late U.S. journalist ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 1

October 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Randy Quaid
Happy Birthday to British DJ and rapper Dizzee Rascal (1985), baseball slugger Mark McGwire (1963), Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (1962), comedic actor Randy Quaid (1950), Panamanian baseball star Rod Carew (1945), Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews (1935), Harry Potter's first "Dumbledore" Sir Richard Harris (1930), "Hannibal Smith" from The A-Team George Peppard (1928), Happy Days actor Tom Bosley (1927), 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter (1924), comedic actor Walter Matthau (1920), and Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903).
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