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Bill Clinton To Co-Host Haiti Fundraiser For Ben Stiller

8/8/2011 5:50pm EDT
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller has recruited former president Bill Clinton to co-host a fundraiser to boost donations for a school building mission in Haiti.

The actor established The Stiller Foundation following the earthquake, which devastated the poverty-stricken nation in January, 2010, and he is continuing to push for funds with a charity gala in New York on September 23.

Clinton has been heavily involved with the Haiti relief effort too - he founded the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund last year and set up a joint charity venture with fellow ex-president George Bush, called the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
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Janet Jackson & Bill Clinton Attend Austria's Life Ball To Raise Aids Funds

5/22/2011 4:30pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were among guests at the lavish Austrian Life Ball in Vienna on Saturday.

The trio was among thousands of revellers who turned out in extravagant costumes for the 19th annual ball, which raises funds for HIV and AIDS sufferers around the world.

Clinton, who regularly attends the fundraiser, took to the stand to urge people not to stop fighting the killer virus, saying, "We are here tonight because 10 million people in poor countries still need to be on the medicine and if you want to cut the infection rate, if you want t...
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Tribeca: Beats, Rhymes & Life Of A Tribe Called Quest

4/30/2011 7:40am EDT
tcq
Once upon a time, someone in the hip-hop community decreed that Bill Clinton had earned the “Black People Card”. I’m not certain, but it sounds like something Chris Rock would’ve said, so for now I’ll credit him with this. The argument was that Clinton was so cool, so down with black people, that had it not been for the colour of his skin, he’d be considered black on street cred alone. Think of the Black People Card as the Black Amex of the hip-hop community: you can’t apply for the card. If you ask, chances are you can’t afford it. No, you have to be sent an invitation. The hip-hop communi...
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Gary Busey Wants To Help Others Identify Hearing Disabilities

4/24/2011 3:45pm EDT
Gary Busey
Actor Gary Busey is planning to put his improved hearing to good use by helping others who may be suffering from deafness as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

The Lethal Weapon 4 star had no idea he was partially deaf until Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin, his fellow contestant on hit TV show The Celebrity Apprentice, recognized his tendency to shout for no reason.

The deaf actress recommended Busey see a specialist and he was subsequently fitted with a hearing aid.

The eccentric actor's hearing is now crystal clear and he is convinced the problem stems from brain surgery he underwent in ...
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Bill Clinton's '30 Rock' Cameo Rejected

3/3/2011 10:04am EST
Bill Clinton
Tina Fey hoped to land a cameo appearance from Bill Clinton in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock - but the former U.S. President's advisers rejected the part before offering it to their boss.

The funnywoman reportedly wrote to Clinton's representative Doug Band asking if the ex-politician would consider joining the cast of the hit TV show for the 100th episode, which is due to air next month.

However, Clinton's camp turned down the slot, and a spokesperson has now confirmed the former world leader wasn't even told about the offer.

A rep tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The re...
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Elizabeth Taylor Honored For Her AIDS Charity Work

2/10/2011 8:47am EST
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was honored for her longstanding AIDS charity work at a star-studded gala in New York on Wednesday.

The Hollywood legend is the founding international chairman of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and also created the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF).

She devotes much of her time to fundraising, and amfAR bosses celebrated her achievements at a party in the Big Apple to mark the organization's 25th anniversary.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg were also among the honorees.

Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie W...
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David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

2/6/2011 12:00pm EST
David Letterman
Beloved late-night chat show host David Letterman has confessed he takes medication to battle depression in a heart to heart TV chat about his life-saving heart surgery.

The TV personality joined comic Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton to talk about his second chance at life as part of a Barbara Walters news special, which aired on Friday.

The "Late Show" host Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery in 2000 and chatted candidly with Walters about his feelings of joy following the operation.

But they didn't last long.

During the chat, Letterman stated, "Depression is a...
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Ed Helms Says Bill Clinton Won't Have Cameo In 'Hangover 2'

1/26/2011 1:20pm EST
Ed Helms
The Hangover star Ed Helms has cast doubt on Bill Clinton's reported cameo appearance in The Hangover sequel, insisting the former U.S. president didn't shoot any scenes when he visited the comedy film's set.

Clinton was rumored to have landed a guest appearance in the hit movie's follow-up after he was spotted on the set with stars including Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper in November.

However, Clinton didn't step in front of the camera for director Todd Phillips, according to Helms.

When asked about Clinton's cameo, Helms told MTV.com, "Check your sources. He came and visited u...
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Larry King Bids Farewell To Talk Show

12/17/2010 8:29am EST
Larry King
Revered newsman Larry King shed a tear as he hung up his braces and stepped down from his renowned CNN talk show after 25 years on Thursday.

The 77 year old announced he was leaving his weeknight show in the summer and his finale was one to remember with former president Bill Clinton and current leader Barack Obama both appearing via video link to congratulate King on his work.

He was also joined in the studio by actor-turned-California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who proclaimed Thursday 'Larry King Day'. King's final show was bought to a close by crooner Tony Bennett who sang clas...
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Bill Clinton Scores A Cameo In 'The Hangover 2'

11/15/2010 8:06am EST
Bill Clinton
Hollywood chiefs have found another heavyweight to star alongside Mike Tyson in The Hangover sequel - former president Bill Clinton has shot a cameo role.

The boxing champion was a big hit in the first movie, and director Todd Phillips recently revealed he had lured Tyson back for an appearance in the sequel, which is currently shooting in Thailand. And a surprise star was spotted on set with actors Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper earlier this month - Clinton has filmed a cameo for the comedy, according to TMZ.com.

Mel Gibson was also lined up to appear in the second Hangover insta...
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President Bill Clinton Supports Lil Wayne

11/3/2010 1:55pm EDT
Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton has offered his support to incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne, insisting he hopes the star can have a "good life" after he is released from prison this week.

The Lollipop hit-maker has been serving out a sentence on weapons possession charges at New York's tough Rikers Island prison and he is expected to regain his freedom in the next few days. Clinton, who was introduced to rap by his daughter Chelsea, has now spoken out in favor of the hip-hop star, admitting he is confident Lil Wayne will go on to enjoy a long and successful music career.

He tells 96.1 Kiss ...
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A Chelsea Clinton Story

8/1/2010 6:04pm EDT
Chelsea Clinton
With Chelsea Clinton getting married this weekend, we felt it topical to share our only firsthand account of being in the presence of Ms. Clinton.

Back in the winter of 2006 we had just walked into Von on Bleecker Street. As we said hello to friends who were already there, we immediately overheard others in the bar trying to quietly boast to their friends that Chelsea Clinton was in the back on the bar.

"Meh..." was our initial reaction to hearing of the possibility of Clinton being there.

Then we wondered about what Ms. Clinton looked like in person and decided that should she act...
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Jennifer Lopez Helps Raise $6.7 Million At Charity Auction

5/21/2010 12:09pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez helped raise $6.7 million for AIDS research at a star-studded gala in France on Thursday.

The superstar took time out from the Cannes Film Festival to help auction off 10 lavish gifts, including a gold-plated bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a day with former president Bill Clinton, and a flight in a fighter jet. Lopez was joined by celebrities in the audience including Paris Hilton, Naomi Watts, Mick Jagger and Naomi Campbell.

Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige and Patti Smith provided the music and Russell Crowe helped lead the bids. During the show, actress Michelle Williams ...
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Midweek Fashion Notes: The White House Correspondent's Dinner

5/4/2010 9:56am EDT
Kim Kardashian white house
Apparently the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel was the place to be on Saturday after the White House Correspondent's Dinner. It hosted many celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, and Dennis Quaid- who all partied until late into the night.

A few behind the scene tidbits from the evening:

- Kim Kardashian flew into D.C. with Ryan Seacrest just to do a last-minute interview. Without an outfit planned, she scrambled and borrowed her mother?s vintage Valentino black and white piece, ordered room service when she checked into the hotel, asked her twitter followers how they tho...
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Sean Penn Continuing Haiti Efforts (Video)

3/22/2010 2:52pm EDT
Penn,_Sean
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...
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Bill Clinton Hospitalized

2/11/2010 6:11pm EST
Bill Clinton
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton has been admitted to a hospital in New York after complaining of chest pains, according to reports. The 63 year old, who previously underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, was taken Manhattan's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday afternoon for medical treatment, reports ABC News.

Further details on Clinton's condition and treatment were not available as WENN went to press.

Clinton has spent the last four weeks jetting between the U.S. and Haiti, where he has been instrumental in organizing relief efforts for the earthquake-ravaged nation.
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Vacationing Celebrities Beat The Winter Blues

1/22/2010 9:27am EST
Miranda Kerr
Celebrities, of course, have the life. Vacationing at a moment's whim and being privy to some the world's hottest destination spots are what dreams are made of. Here are some current favorite celebrity hot spots. Share with us your dream winter blues destination!

1. MEXICO

The blazing sun of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas in particular, is the number-one preferred celebrity hotspot. Many stars flock south of the border to combat winter holiday blues. Vacationers include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Rihanna and Matt Kemp, George Cloo...
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Charitable Stars: Celebrities Who Enjoy Giving Their Time And Money To A Cause

11/25/2009 9:30am EST
Charitable Stars
'Tis the season to be merry and give your hard earned dollars away. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we take a look at celebrities who enjoy giving thanks and donating their time and money for a good cause.

Patrick Dempsey - After Patrick's mother was struck with cancer, he started the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing located at The Central Maine Medical Center. The Dempsey Center provides support, education, and health promotion for cancer patients. Patrick also takes part in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a 100-mile bike trek and 5 kilometer walk/run held i...
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Craziest Athletes Of All Time

9/15/2009 11:18am EDT
Terrell Owens
Remember when athletes were just outrageous? They would say outlandish things like when Charles Barkley said, "Man, everything gets blamed on the Clintons, every single thing in this world. I think Bill Clinton shot JFK, too." And they would do outrageous things like when Deion Sanders decided to create an MC Hammer-like persona called "Prime Time" and wear pimp suits and flashy jewelry. These days athletes are beyond outrageous, they're cuckoo. From shooting themselves at night clubs with their own guns to assaulting their TV personality girlfriends, today's athletes are just crazy. Here's...
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Comedy Central's 'Fake' News Shows Entertain & Inform

9/15/2008 12:08pm EDT
The Daily Show
They have had Bill Clinton. They have had Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards (all in a single episode). They have had John McCain. They have had Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" are on four days a week on Comedy Central. What they do has been categorized as "Fake News", a kind of comedy that has been made popular by "Saturday Night Live".

Stewart's show is a spoof of your nightly news complete with anchorman, "on location correspondents" (who are actually in front of a green screen right next to ...
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Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

9/11/2008 9:30am EDT
Election
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

8/19/2008 3:00am EDT
Erika Christensen
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975), British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fra...
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Scandalous Celebrity Moments

8/14/2008 9:15am EDT
Paris Hilton
Celebrities are no strangers to scandals, but sometimes they are known more for the elusive incidents rather than their career. Here are the top celebrity scandals:

NBA star Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case in Colorado.

Kobe was arrested in 2003 in Eagle, Colorado at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera after a nineteen year employee accused him of rape. After Kobe admitted to the sexual encounter and bought his wife an enormous rock so she'd forgive him for cheating on her, the assault case was dropped.

OJ Simpson murder trial.

In June 1994 OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole ...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

4/7/2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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Ignoring Old Show-Business Rules, Rolling Stones Brightly 'Shine a Light'

4/4/2008 9:47am EDT
Shine a Light
(HollywoodChicago.com) – In The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones debate (which no one under 40 would have), I’m decidedly in the corner of the Fab Four. I do acknowledge, however, the sheer stamina and staying power of The Rolling Stones.

They are charismatic and charming at the same time and their history of powerful classic songs gives them a magic credibility few bands have attained. In their latest concert film – the Martin Scorsese-directed “Shine a Light” – they bring their best as they are right now despite qualifying for social security.

Filmed with a phalanx of cameras a...
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April Fool's Day Entertainment News

4/1/2008 10:25am EDT
Britney Spears
With stories like Britney Spears being offered a $1,000 by PETA to work as their secretary for a day, it's getting harder and harder to tell what's true and what's false. In this case, the story is true. But there are a few other stories out there that may be harder to discern.

Don't worry, Starpulse breaks it down for you. The following are hoax stories coming out of the Starpulse April Fool's Day newsroom:

After swearing to a life of bachelorhood, George Clooney marries himself.

Hillary Clinton picks Bill as her running mate. Bill refuses and runs away giggling because he ...
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Video Game Review: 'Singstar' Series Brings Karaoke Home

3/18/2008 12:03pm EDT
Singstar 90s
Oh, the '90s. Too young to be considered hip in an ironic and nostalgic way, it currently sits in the awkward phase, awaiting d-list comedians to show up at VH1 with their best Bill Clinton jokes tucked away for such an occasion. While the decade gave us some spectacular artists like Beck and Nirvana, it also offered the dregs of the musical society with Chumbawamba and MC Hammer. Singstar: '90s has a collection of both worlds, offering the chance to croon along with some of your favorite songs and videos – then cringe at the hilariously bad tunes and their awkward visual pieces.

Sings...
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Borat & Simon Cowell Have The Biggest Balls; Tom Cruise Needs 'Em

2/15/2008 4:16pm EST
Simon Cowell
"You've got balls!" While it may appear to be an insult, it's really a grudging compliment -- an off-color testament to a person's confidence, fearlessness and take-no-prisoners approach to life.

To mark the premiere of its uncensored and very "ballsy" new sketch comedy series, "The Whitest Kids U' Know," the IFC cable network asked Americans a direct and unprecedented question -- to name the politicians, political pundits and entertainment stars they think have the most major cojones...and those who are most in need of more testosterone in their public lives!

So which politicians...
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Barbara Walters To Present The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2007

11/9/2007 10:16am EST
Justin Timberlake
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007," an hour-long ABC News special highlighting some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and business, will air Thursday, December 6 (10:02-11:00 pm, ET), on ABC.

Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes sexy Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, her soccer superstar husband, David Beckham, pop singer Justin Timberlake, Emmy Award winner Katherine Heigl, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, former President Bill Clinton, and MySpace media moguls Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe.

There wi...
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Bill Clinton Wants Daughter's Photo Removed From Restaurant Wall

9/28/2007 8:44am EDT
Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton has demanded a New York restaurateur remove a photograph of his daughter Chelsea from his wall of celebrities.

Clinton's lawyers have fired off a letter to the owner of Italian restaurant Osso Buco, insisting he takes a snapshot of Chelsea down - even though she agreed to pose with the owner.

Her dad claims his daughter was "not consulted" before the five-year-old photo was displayed. The Bosnian restaurateur is shocked by the letter and insists he would have taken the photograph down if Chelsea or her father had asked him to.

Copyright 2007 T...
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