Since he'll be leaving office on Jan. 20, it's time for Bill Clinton to start perusing the want ads. We asked a few celebrities what the President, once he gets his resume in order, should do next.
John Goodman: Come to Hollywood and drive around in a Jaguar. Everybody says he'll be out here. He'll probably be in a position to hire me in five years.
Jeff Bridges: With the kind of job he's coming from, jamming every second of the day, you'd get into a routine where, when you stop, you'd fill the time immediately. But you should stop, get used to not being that busy, and let whatever it is that you want to do next surface.
Michael Richards: He should travel and write. If he could write honestly about things, it would make a darn good read.
John Spencer (The West Wing): He'd be pretty successful in anything, including Hollywood. I don't know what it would take to run a studio, but it must be a little easier than running the country.
John Travolta: Depending on who gets in, he should stick by the White House. I'd want him near Washington as an adviser.
Jamie Lee Curtis: He has some stuff to work out. I hope he might do something to help people, but first he should spend some time getting to know himself.
Richard Belzer: He should go on an eating tour of Europe and stay out of the U.S. I mean, he's only what, 54? Who needs 30 years more of Bill Clinton?
Mike McCurry (Clinton's former White House press secretary): He ought to run a dot-com start-up in California. I think he's finally had to learn to send an e-mail by himself. It could be about building news and information services. He's simultaneously bedeviled and intrigued by the press.
Joy Behar: I think he should call me, because I will miss him. I'm on my knees, begging the man to stay in office.
Thou Shalt Not Don Facial Hair
Forget parting the Red Sea. The real miracle of playing Moses for Billy Campbell, 41, was that he survived excess facial hair. "I can deal with getting sick, the sun, the heat, the wind, the howling dust storms, but having that damn beard glued to my face every day just drove me out of my skull," says the Once and Again star, who stepped into Moses' sandals for the NBC miniseries In the Beginning, airing Nov. 12 and 13. "It was horrendous. I kept hoping the wind would blow it off into a camel's mouth."
She has been "dating a few people" lately, but Elizabeth Hurley still spends much of her free time with ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant. "We're still best friends," says Hurley, 35, who split with Grant in May after a 13-year relationship. "He bought a new house four doors down. I couldn't bear to not see him. It would be absurd not to talk to him. It would be a bereavement." Not that Hurley, who plays the devil in Bedazzled, is free from emotional conflict: Even she sometimes succumbs to envy. "In my business, envy is horrible," she says. "You just obsess about someone else's life. I get envious of anyone with a better metabolic rate. 'Why can she eat seven sausages?' "
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