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Happy Presidents Day 2014 from all of us at The Hollywood Gossip!

Today, we honor two titans of history, two true heroes peerless in their time. Two American badasses who were so awesome, you get a day off from work because of them.

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, people. Bow down.

The very first President of the United States, Washington led the rebellion over Great Britain, then helped oversee the birth of our great nation's constitution.

Four score and seven years later, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, vying to preserve the union his predecessors fought valiantly for. He delivered.

Long story short? They were legends of their era and today. Ranking their achievements and legacies is impossible ... but that's no fun, so let's try anyway!

Vote for your favorite President in our survey below!

And the Winner is?

They were both A-plus chief executives, but which U.S. President do you love more, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? That's what we wanna know! View Poll »

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Joel McHale is graduating from Greendale and heading to the White House.

The hilarious actor and Soup host has been selected as emcee of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, an annual event that skewers both the media and the politicians they cover.

It takes place on May 3 and will be broadcast on CSPAN.

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Tweeted WHCA President Steven Thomma in announcing the news:

“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial. He’s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media. Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing."

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U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen ruled Virginia's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Thursday, saying the right of equality should apply to all.

The ruling found that law barring "same-sex marriage or prohibits Virginia's recognition of lawful same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions unconstitutional."

"These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution."

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," wrote Wright Allen, an Eastern District of Virginia judge in Norfolk.

"While ever vigilant for the wisdom that can come from the voices of our voting public, our courts have never long tolerated the perpetuation of laws rooted in unlawful prejudice."

"One of the judiciary's endeavors is to scrutinize laws that emerge from such roots."

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An archive of diaries, memos and notes from conversations kept by one of Hillary Clinton’s best friends have shed new light on her reaction to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The papers offer a look at the mindset of the then-First Lady through some of the most difficult parts of her husband’s presidency, including the affair that nearly ended it.

Clinton's friend, the late Diane Blair, was a political science professor whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in 2010.

The information has been available there since then but only recently came to light after a conservative website reviewed them and shared their findings.

In "The Hillary Papers," she actually credited Bill Clinton with trying to break away from intern Monica Lewinsky, whom she called a “narcissistic loony toon.”

Blair also said Hillary Clinton cited a series of personal tragedies like the death of friend Vince Foster, her father and Bill’s mother in taking a toll on their marriage.

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Elizabeth Hurley has denied ever having an affair with Bill Clinton, and the man who made that allegation is now also saying that it didn't happen.

In an undated audio tape obtained by celebrity gossip site Radar Online, the ex-boyfriend of Hurley, Tom Sizemore, is heard recalling how he set them up.

Only nothing of the sort ever took place, he now concedes.

Sizemore, at the White House for a Saving Private Ryan screening, said Bill asked him for Hurley’s number and when he hesitated, got pissed, saying:

"Give it to me. You dumb motherf---r, I'm the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number."

The troubled actor, who has battled with substance abuse, said on the tape that Clinton immediately called Hurley and sent a private plane to pick her up.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has officially declared February 6 Bob Marley Day in honor of the Jamaican singer, who would have turned 69 years old today.

Perhaps it's no surprise that Ford is a Marley fan, as the politician was seen in a video posted this winter dancing to "One Love" during a council session.

He is also high as a kite most of the time, from what we can tell.

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In his official proclamation of Bob Marley Day, Rob Ford said:

"We honor the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace."

P.S. Pass the bong whenever you get a chance ... mon.

A video of Rob Ford smoking crack surfaced last year, as did reports of city council outbursts in which is he believed to be drunk on the job. Standard.

Ford has been pressured to step down as mayor, but refuses ...

"'Cause every little thing's ... gonna be all right!"

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Clay Aiken has made the rumor into a reality:

He is running for Congress in North Carolina.

The former American Idol champion has released a lengthy video to promote his campaign, citing his success in music and his work with UNICEF as reasons why he should earn your vote.

“I’m not a politician. I don’t ever want to be one,” says Aiken, slamming incumbents for their military cuts and last year's government shutdown.

“This is what’s wrong with Washington," Aiken explains. "That a Congresswoman would go there and vote against the best interests on North Carolina military families, and those that depend on the military for their job.”

Will you vote for Aiken, who may struggle for support from Rihanna fans? VOTE NOW:

 

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Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Hurley had sexual relations while he was President, according to a new report citing specific details from actor Tom Sizemore.

The Black Hawk Down star says Clinton carried on a torrid year-long love affair with the British supermodel behind the White House walls starting in 1998.

Radar published an audio recording during which the Hollywood actor, who had his own three-year sexual liaison with Hurley, recounts Clinton's tryst.

Sizemore says Clinton had a plane fly Hurley to Washington D.C., nailing her in the White House with First Lady Hillary Clinton in the next room over.

Tom, 52, claims he even arranged the couple’s first rendezvous.

Bill Clinton-Elizabeth Hurley Affair

It was allegedly during a 1998 White House screening of Saving Private Ryan, when President Clinton pulled Sizemore aside and asked, point blank:

“Did you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her?”

When Sizemore confirmed they had dated but were no longer together, he says the President asked for her number. When he resisted, Bill told him:

“Give it to me. You dumb m***********r, I’m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number.”

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Not everyone wants Justin Bieber to be deported.

Asked about Bieber's latest dust-up with the law - in which the singer turned himself into Canadian police to answer assault charges from an incident in late December - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said in a radio interview that we should cut the singer some slack.

"At 19 years old, I wish I was as successful as he was," Ford said. "He's 19 years old, guys. Think back to when you were 19."

Seriously. Who among us wasn't drag racing while high, attacking limo drivers and throwing eggs at our neighbor's home when we were 19?!?

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Ford has never met Bieber, but he has been met with his own challenges while in office over the past few months.

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U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) is accused of physically and verbally threatening a TV reporter following President Obama’s State of the Union address last night.

Accused is probably the wrong word, since it took place on live TV. There's no denying this one, nor has Grimm, 43, attempted to do so in the hours since.

In an interview with NY1 reporter Michael Scotto, Grimm was asked about an ongoing campaign finance probe at which he has been the center since 2012.

“I’m not talking about anything that’s off-topic, this is only about the president,” Grimm said, referring to Obama's 2014 State of the Union address.

He then walked off camera, only to return moments later, leaning into Scotto in what appeared to be an angry exchange that partially took place off camera.

According to the transcript provided by NY1, Grimm said to Scotto, “Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f--king balcony.”

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