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Originally posted 11/01/2011 11:15AM
Hillary Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, died just after midnight Tuesday in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from the Clinton family. She was 92.
Secretary of State Clinton announced she was canceling a trip to Istanbul and London Monday to stay with her ailing mother. No medical information was disclosed.
Born in Chicago, Dorothy Rodham was raised by her grandparents in California. Later in life, she moved to Arkansas to be closer to the Clintons, and she became involved in charity work, focusing on organizations that help neglected and abused children.
"Her story was a quintessentially American one, largely because she wrote it herself," the family statement reads. "She overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was – a warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother."
Originally posted 08/19/2011 02:35PM
Talk about your political flip-flops.
Once known for his love of barbecue and impromptu stops at McDonald's, former President Bill Clinton has radically changed his diet, dropped weight and improved his health.
What a difference a quadruple bypass makes.
The former junk food lover, who turned 65 on Friday, now calls himself a vegan, shunning meat, eggs, dairy and almost all oil.
"I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now," Clinton tells CNN.
Originally posted 05/02/2011 08:00AM
Before he announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a strategic raid by American Special Forces, President Obama personally briefed his predecessors, George W. Bush, who launched the War on Terror during his tenure in office, and President Bill Clinton.
Said former President Bush in a statement: "This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."
Clinton's statement said: "This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaida's other attacks but for people all over the world who want to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children. I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaida attacks."
Originally posted 12/08/2010 02:15PM
Apparently, not everyone is ready to accept that Prince William is off the market.
At a London charity event on Wednesday, the betrothed William, 28, was talking on the phone with shipping boss Ben Lundqvist about a crude oil tanker deal when his father, Prince Charles, asked, "Is he offering you a wedding present?"
The younger prince, who announced his engagement to Kate Middleton on November 16, quipped back, "He asked me if I will marry his daughter!"
Originally posted 11/22/2010 03:25PM
Ever dream about dining with a president? How about a gourmet four-course meal with former President Bill Clinton? If so, then start bidding.
Beginning Monday on eBay, the former president is auctioning off a private dinner with himself for the highest bidder and three friends, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The proceeds will benefit the Clinton Foundation.
"I'm looking forward to showing the auction winner some of my favorite exhibits and enjoying dinner with them overlooking the Arkansas River," Clinton tells PEOPLE. "But more importantly, I look forward to the impact the winning bid will have on the work my Foundation does around the world."
Originally posted 11/14/2010 05:10PM
First Mike Tyson and now … Bill Clinton?
Sure enough, that will be the former president sharing screen-time with the fun-loving guys in The Hangover 2, now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source confirms to PEOPLE.
Clinton, who'll play himself in the comedy, shot his brief appearance on Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place. He was in the capital city to deliver a speech on clean energy.
Fans of the first Hangover will remember Mike Tyson's memorable performance in that movie last year, while this sequel recently made news for the coming and going of Mel Gibson, whose cameo role will now be filled by Liam Neeson.
Directed by Todd Philips, the sequel, like the original, also stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha.
– Sharon Cotliar and Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 10/08/2010 08:40AM
Sean Penn just got the ultimate seal of approval: President Clinton announced his support of Penn's ongoing work in Haiti with a half a million-dollar donation.
Originally posted 07/30/2010 03:05PM
Here comes the father of the bride.
A day before his daughter's wedding, Bill Clinton arrived in Rhinebeck, N.Y., where the nuptials will reportedly take place Saturday, and was spotted grabbing lunch at a local restaurant.
The former president, 63, greeted fans after dining in a private room at Gigi's, Mid Hudson News reports.
Other members of the family are expected to arrive later, according to the local paper.
Originally posted 07/28/2010 07:30PM
Here's one less thing the Secret Service will need to worry about when Chelsea Clinton gets married this weekend.
"I was not invited to the wedding," President Barack Obama said on ABC's The View, airing Thursday, "because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband."
And that'll work out well for everybody at Saturday's ceremony, he joked, MSNBC reports.
Originally posted 07/19/2010 12:20PM
She'll wear Oscar de la Renta or possibly Vera Wang. It will be near Manhattan, perhaps at a Versailles-style mansion about two hours north of the city. Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and Barack Obama are on the ultra-exclusive guest list, although the president likely will not attend.
These are among the few tightly held secrets that have leaked in recent days about the July 31 wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky – a ceremony that is shaping up to be a potent combination of D.C. power and Hollywood glitz.
On Friday, New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nate Schweber did some sleuthing about the wedding planning – but it wasn't easy. The process, they wrote, "is so cloaked in secrecy that … details are harder to ferret out than the president's Afghanistan strategy."
They did, however, uncover a few juicy tidbits.
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