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A Chelsea Clinton Story

August 1st, 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...

Jennifer Lopez Helps Raise $6.7 Million At Charity Auction

May 21st, 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 ...

Midweek Fashion Notes: The White House Correspondent's Dinner

May 4th, 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...

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...

Bill Clinton Hospitalized

February 11th, 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.

Vacationing Celebrities Beat The Winter Blues

January 22nd, 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!


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...

Charitable Stars: Celebrities Who Enjoy Giving Their Time And Money To A Cause

November 25th, 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...

Craziest Athletes Of All Time

September 15th, 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...

Comedy Central's 'Fake' News Shows Entertain & Inform

September 15th, 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 ...

Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

September 11th, 2008 9:30am EDT
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...

Scandalous Celebrity Moments

August 14th, 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 ...

The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 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...

Ignoring Old Show-Business Rules, Rolling Stones Brightly 'Shine a Light'

April 4th, 2008 9:47am EDT
Shine a Light
( – 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...

April Fool's Day Entertainment News

April 1st, 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 ...

Video Game Review: 'Singstar' Series Brings Karaoke Home

March 18th, 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.


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

February 15th, 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...

Barbara Walters To Present The 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2007

November 9th, 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...

Bill Clinton Wants Daughter's Photo Removed From Restaurant Wall

September 28th, 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...

Bono, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys & Shakira To Attend Youth Activism Discussion & Concert

September 22nd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Bono& Alicia Keys
MTV and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will host a roundtable discussion on the state of affairs of youth activism later this month in New York City, bringing together a panel of icons and change makers that will include President Clinton, Bono, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and Christina Norman, President of MTV.

As part of the special event, "CGI and MTV present: Giving - Live at the Apollo," each individual will discuss their efforts to influence change on pressing social issues and invite young people to partner with them on a new initiative - designed to improve communit...

Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

September 5th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
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...

BET To Present 'The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks' Of All Time

June 21st, 2007 11:49am EDT
BET is about to take viewers on an hour-long freak show with the premiere of "The Top 25 Fabulous Freaks." Debuting Wednesday, June 27 at 10 p.m./ET, BET proves that freaks come out at night by opening the flood gates and showcasing the freakiest people on this planet.

Hosted by the adorable Toccarra Jones and the very freakish John Salley, this "R" rated special will have you rolling on the floor as it counts down 25 individuals that have absolutely No Shame To Their Game.

With a sleek new look, this latest installment of the highly rated TOP 25 series, BET's "Top 25 Fabulous Fr...

CNN To Celebrate Larry King's 50th Anniversary in Broadcasting

March 28th, 2007 11:46am EDT
Larry King
Award-winning broadcaster Larry King marks his 50th anniversary in broadcasting with a week-long celebration on Larry King Live and on CNN across all of its platforms, including on air, online and on radio. King kicks off the anniversary week with Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Bill Maher and a two-hour special presentation, CNN Presents: Larry King – 50 Years of Pop Culture.

King’s career began in 1957 when he worked at a small radio station in Miami Beach, Fla., performing odd jobs. When an announcer suddenly quit, he was given his big break and offered a position as a di...

Unprecedented Collection Of Music Memorabilia To Be Offered In Live & Online Auction

March 26th, 2007 2:25pm EDT
U2's The Edge announced the Icons of Music Auction to benefit Music Rising on Saturday April 21 at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square at 5 p.m. The auction event will offer one of the most significant collections of music memorabilia from many of music's greatest legends with proceeds benefiting Music Rising.

The campaign was co-founded by The Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in 2005 to aid musicians of the Gulf Coast Region in regaining their livelihood after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The live and online a...

Paul McCartney's A&E Concert Coming To DVD Nov. 14

November 3rd, 2006 11:37am EST
Paul McCartney
On Friday, September 16th, 2005, Miami's American Airlines Arena played host to Paul McCartney. It marked the opening of an all-new, totally sold-out, concert tour that highlighted yet more Beatles, Wings and solo music. It didn't take long for the 11-week, 34 show 'US' Tour to became the hottest concert ticket in America. As a matter of fact, by the time the tour hit the road there wasn't a seat available to the public. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket heard Wings classics like "Too Many People," "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Live And Let Die," Beatles classics "Magical Mystery To...

'SNL' Presents 'The Best of Darrell Hammond' on Nov. 4

October 24th, 2006 9:29am EDT
Darrell Hammond
Just a few days before the hotly contested midterm elections, Saturday Night Live presents a special retrospective featuring the show's resident political impressionist Darrell Hammond. Also the longest-running cast member in the history of the show, Hammond gets the "Best Of" treatment on November 4 with a "Best of Darrell Hammond" episode on Nov. 4 (11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. ET). This also marks the first time a cast member has received a "Best Of " special while still in the repertory cast.

With impressions that "continue to amaze," according to The Washington Post, the special will be made...

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

August 21st, 2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

August 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matthew Perry
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...

Bill Clinton Congratulates Elton John

December 19th, 2005 9:20am EST
Elton John
Sir Elton John will receive a special video message from former US president Bill Clinton when he celebrates his 'hen night' tonight.

The one-minute long film - which will be played at Elton's $250,000 star-studded bash at London's swanky Too2Much nightclub tonight - sees Clinton congratulating the star on tying the knot with lover David Furnish. He says in the tape, which has already been played in rehearsals for the party: "If there were more people in the world like Elton, then the world would be a better place."

A source told Daily Mirror newspaper: "We knew Elton had good con...

Celebrity-Autographed Harley Brings in Big Bucks

December 7th, 2005 2:03pm EST
Ashlee Simpson signs Harley
As the highest eBay bidder for the celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle from "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Waste Management Inc. donated more than $800,000 for charity and plans on "paying it forward." The motorcycle is signed by some of the nation's most famous people.

Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton and other famous celebrities like Donald Trump, Nicole Kidman, Bill Cosby, Jamie Foxx, Demi Moore, Tim Robbins, Ashlee Simpson, Jimmy Buffet, Denzel Washington and future baseball Hall of Famer Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros signed their John Hanco...