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William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton is, like most former presidents of the USA, one of the most recognisable and talked-about figures in world politics. Not only is his wife, Hillary, Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, but Clinton himself was one of the most popular presidents in the history of the Us while he was in office.
Serving as the 42nd President of the United States between January 1993 and January 2001 after beating incumbent George H W Bush in the November 1992 election, Clinton is often described as a “New Democrat” and someone who adopted a new centrist “Third Way” in American politics.
Notable policies attempted during his presidency include the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, failure to pass national healthcare reform, welfare reform, and the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in Us history. Yet it is not only Clinton’s policies that make for intriguing reading – because »
- Chris Waugh
Norman Lear was a celebrity producer of television sitcoms decades before the current era of superstar showrunners dawned. His string of Nielsen hits during the early- to mid-1970s — All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, and Maude — made him one of Hollywood’s most powerful creatives. At one point in 1976, nine shows produced under the Lear name were on TV. But beyond his ratings success, Lear became an icon as much (and perhaps more) because of the kinds of comedies he made. His were shows that “employed the power of humor in the service of human understanding,” as President Bill Clinton put it when presenting the producer with the National Medal of Arts in 1999. “He held up a mirror to American society and changed the way we look at it.” While Lear, now 92, hasn’t produced new TV shows in »
- Josef Adalian
Jimmy Kimmel has a lot to learn when it comes to public service. The late-night host had Chelsea Clinton on his show Monday to talk about her “Serve a Year” campaign, in which young people spend a year serving in impoverished schools, health clinics, disaster relief efforts, and other projects. Unfortunately for Clinton, Kimmel had not brushed up on any of this information prior to appearing in a PSA for the program. See Photos: Party Report: President Clinton Softballs with Ump Matt Lauer (Photos) Kimmel immediately took issue with the name of the program, and suggested it be called “National »
- Joe Otterson
Monica Lewinsky delivered a moving Ted Talk on Thursday about cyberbullying titled “The Price of Shame,” where she spoke about her experiences with bullying after her affair with President Bill Clinton was exposed. Monica Lewinsky “The Price of Shame” After years of staying away from the spotlight, Lewinsky stepped back into public life in 2014 […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
Monica Lewinsky is back and speaking out about the incident that has defined her life.
In her new Ted Talk, "The Price of Shame," Lewinsky recounts what it was like to become one of the first victims of cyberbullying. She's calling for an end to the kinds of online threats and harassment she faced 17 years ago, when the entire world knew her as the girl with the stained blue dress.
"At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss," said a now 41-year-old Lewinsky, speaking to an audience of nearly 1,400 people gathered in Vancouver, Canada. "At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences."
In 1998, the story broke that President Bill Clinton had had an affair with an intern. According to the New York Times, it was one of the first big headlines for a then-fledgling news website called Drudge Report.
Monica Lewinsky addressed cyber bullying in a Ted Talk on Thursday, making only her second public appearance since leaving the public eye in 2005. She began by saying, “At the age of 22 I fell in love with my boss. At the age of 24 I learned the devastating consequences.” Lewinsky was of course referring to her now-infamous affair with then-President Bill Clinton. She continued, “Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of my mistake, and I regret that mistake deeply.” See Photos: 18 Real-Life Scandals That TV Ripped From the Headlines The London School of Economics graduate said she. »
- Joe Otterson
Ryan Reynolds finally reveals his daughter’s name of Today. “It’s out there. It’s James. Everyone knows and I told everyone who would listen that.” [Today] Us Weekly explains its fabricated story about Kendall Jenner supporting her dad. “The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.” [Us Weekly] Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart, and companies like Facebook and Lionsgate are partnering to create a series of short films based on Twilight characters in the “The Storytellers–New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga. »
- Taylor Ferber
On last night’s Scandal, Lena Dunham played Hannah Horvath, only a version of Hannah Horvath that lived in Washington D.C., had sex with the most powerful men in the U.S. government and wrote a memoir about it. She had a really bad wig, but she fit right in with the cast — particularly when it comes to reciting one of Shonda Rhimes’ trademark monologues. Salute to you, Lena, for making it do what it do.
Ok, now for the rest of the people on this show.
1. Aren’t we glad that Abby and Olivia are friends again so we can watch Liv judge Abby’s dating tastes like the good ole days?
It was nice to see Oliva fight off making a face upon discovering that Abby and Leo have been boning for months now. Granted, Olivia is in no position to judge anyone’s taste in men or sexual activity, »
She wants to bury the blue dress. Monica Lewinsky gave a Ted Talk at the 2015 event in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday, Mar. 19, during which she brought up her infamous affair with former President Bill Clinton back in 1998, while she was a White House intern and he was the leader of the free world. "At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss," Lewinsky, now 41, said. "At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences... Who didn’t make a mistake [...] »
After breaking her decade-long silence last May about her two-year affair with President Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky continues to share her story. "At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss," Lewinsky, now 41, said at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver Thursday, according to the Ted blog. "At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences." "Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of my mistake, and I regret that mistake deeply," added Lewinsky, who now works on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment. Recalling the public's perception of her during that time she said, »
- Mariah Haas
Monica Lewinsky got very candid earlier today while talking about the aftermath of her 1998 sex scandal with President Bill Clinton. "At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss. At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences," the 41-year-old said during a Ted Talk in Vancouver Thursday. "Who didn't make a mistake at 22?" "Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of my mistake, and I regret that mistake deeply," she continued. "In 1998, after having been swept up in an improbable romance, I was then swept up into the eye of a political, legal and media maelstrom like we had never seen before." "Now I admit I made mistakes—especially wearing that »
Comedy Central taped its Roast of Justin Bieber last night at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif. featuring roastmaster Kevin Hart, and a lineup of roasters that included Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Chris D'Elia, Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg, and, for some reason, Martha Stewart.
With all of 21-year-old Justin's antics and mishaps, the roasters had more fodder for this roast than maybe ever. And we knew they wouldn't go easy on him, but damn!
Here are all the biggest moments you can look forward to on the telecast, as well as some moments you probably definitely can't.
1. Kevin Hart pulled no punches.
"Tonight, we are gonna do what [Justin's] parents and the legal system should have done a long time ago, said Kevin. "Give this boy an ass-whuppin' he deserves."
The mega-successful comedian was the roastmaster of the night, and despite »
Kendrick Lamar brings the funk in the third track from his upcoming album, To Pimp a Butterfly, with "King Kunta," which references everyone from Richard Pryor to Bill Clinton. "King Kunta," the third release off the album following "i" and "The Blacker the Berry," conjoins the Roots' Kunta Kinte with Lamar's own ascendance as King Kendrick. The album drops March 23 — much too long from now. »
- E. Alex Jung
Where once it was very unlikely that a sitting president would appear on a latenight talk show, Obama has made it a given, not just to sit with a host and do a breezy interview, but to also engage in a comedy skit.
When Obama made his first appearance since taking office on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” in 2009, pundits wondered whether it was too unpresidential; those criticisms have abated. Now the question is what can draw attention and get people listening.
Presidential contenders have made a point of visiting latenight talk shows ever since candidate Bill Clinton went on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992, playing the saxophone and helping boost his likability.
“It’s become part of a political campaign, and you do violence to your own campaign »
- Ted Johnson
When Alex Trebek says "this was not one of our greatest days," you feel it for eternity.
Three poor Jeopardy contestants learned that the hard way after a painful couple of rounds on the long-running game show, where no one could seem to correctly answer anything and left two of them in the red. Trebek's disappointment hit hard.
This meant, as he chillingly explained, that they would not be moving on to the last round.
News: 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Can't Solve This Disney Puzzle
After that chilling eulogy to their time on the program, Kristin advanced isolated and alone into Final Jeopardy, where the topic was U.S. government.
The clue: "On Aug. 15, 1994, 59 years and 1 day after Fdr signed the original act, Bill Clinton made this an independent agency."
We wish we could tell you that Kristin triumphed in those last moments, and wrestled this show from the throes of total and complete »
President Obama denied knowing anything about aliens to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel who said, if he were ever Potus, he would immediately head to wherever they kept the files on Area 51 and read them. “That’s why you will not be President,” Obama observed, making his first appearance on Kimmel’s ABC show since being elected. “The aliens won’t let that happen. They exercise strict control over us.” Kimmel pointed out President Clinton had said he did, in fact, look at the… »
Enough about the email scandal! We have to talk about Hillary Clinton's latest piece of work making news. Old video of the former Secretary of State has surfaced online from when she appeared as Hillary Gump at the 1995 Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual event held by a prestigious Washington journalist organization. During the light-hearted evening, the then-First Lady appeared in a skit with her husband Bill Clinton where they put a spin on the classic film Forrest Gump. What comes next may just leave you speechless! "The White House is like a box of chocolates," she shared while sitting on the famous bench. "It's pretty on the outside but inside, it's full of »
Dave Sirulnick, one of the chief backers of MTV’s news and documentary efforts over the past three decades, is leaving the network in the wake of cost-cutting efforts by its parent company, Viacom, according to a person familiar with the matter.
As executive vice president of news, documentaries and specials for MTV, Sirulnick may not be as well known as Gideon Yago, Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren or SuChin Pak — all of whom have hosted news and themed specials on the network over the years — but he was involved in many of the programming efforts that made those on-air personalities important in the lives of MTV’s viewers.
Sirulnick has been an executive producer of MTV’s “Video Music Awards,” and ran signature programs like “Total Request Live” and “Week in Rock.” But he also made MTV a network that figured into the national conversation by linking the causes important »
- Brian Steinberg
Chelsea Clinton loves being a mommy! The former first daughter and hubby Marc Mezvinsky welcomed daughter Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky on Sept. 26, 2014, but they're not the only ones loving this little lady: Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are happily back in baby mode, too! Afterr hosting The Clinton Foundation's "No Ceilings Initiative" presentation Monday in New York, Chelsea told E! News' Maria Menounos just how "wonderful [it is] to see my parents as grandparents!" "They're so sweet," gushed Chelsea, whose mom Hillary co-hosted the gender equality summit. "They keep saying, 'It's even better' than they thought it would be, and just to watch them rediscover »
Hillary Clinton was just trying to consolidate things. During a press conference on Tuesday, March 10, the former Secretary of State addressed the scandal surrounding her use of a personal email address while she served in office from 2009 to 2013. Bill Clinton’s wife explained that she used a private nongovernmental email address merely as “a matter of convenience” because she “thought it would be easier to carry one device.” "Looking back, it would have been better if I had simply used a second email account and carried [...] »
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