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Originally posted 07/20/2012 07:55AM
Sylvia Woods, whose namesake soul-food restaurant has been a Harlem landmark for nearly half a century, died Thursday at her home in Westchester County, N.Y., only hours before she was to receive a special award from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reports The New York Times.
She was 86, and although no cause of death was announced, Woods had been suffering with Alzheimer's disease the past few years. Her family said she was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death.
"We lost a legend today," Bloomberg said Thursday, reports New York's Daily News. "Generations of family and friends have come together at what became a New York institution."
Originally posted 06/28/2012 02:25PM
The Castlemartyr Resort in east Cork was one popular spot last weekend.
Former President Bill Clinton was staying in the picturesque spot for the annual Irish Funds conference, while Minneapolis couple Kelly Seamans and Patrick Howard were celebrating their wedding.
Naturally, a chance meeting made for a great photo opp!
"The 'happy couple' was posing for their wedding photos" in front of the entrance to where Clinton was staying," a source tells PEOPLE. "The bride said 'hi.' He congratulated them and they asked for a photo."
Originally posted 05/24/2012 10:10AM
Joshua Jackson helped Prince Albert and former President Bill Clinton raise more than $750,000 for their respective foundations Wednesday night at the first-ever "Nights in Monaco" benefit dinner in Monte Carlo.
Benefit officials said the Fringe star, 33, accompanied by his longtime love, Diane Kruger, won a necklace by designer Carla Amorim with a bid of $45,000. The "Boreal" necklace is made with 11.7 carats of white diamonds set in 18k rose gold.
Jackson was reportedly overheard saying it was an engagement present for her. Sources close to the couple, however, say engagement buzz is not true.
Originally posted 11/14/2011 10:00AM
She's made headlines before as the daughter of a former U.S. president – and as a glowing newlywed.
But now Chelsea Clinton will sit on the other side of the news desk.
The daughter of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will begin working as a fulltime special correspondent for NBC News on Monday, The New York Times reports.
Clinton, 31, will work on features segments for the "Making a Difference" series, which showcases people helping out their communities through volunteer work.
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
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