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Former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention last night was one of his all-time great stem-winders, and nearly shut down Twitter.

An estimated 496,222 tweets were posted during Clinton's 48-minute defense of President Barack Obama, and Bubba certainly has no shortage of celebrity fans.

Read some of the best reactions to his impassioned, heartfelt speech below:

Bill Clinton DNC Speech

Olivia Wilde: Bill, lookin good. #veganfox

Eva Longoria: Clinton was amazing tonight! Spoke the truth about our choice this election! #dnc2012

Magic Johnson: Ive always said that former Pres Bill Clinton is 1 of the greatest speakers of our time & he again proved it tonight. The man is brilliant.

Will.I.Am: Republicans...it takes some balls to attack accuse a guy for doing what you did' president bill clinton...wow...pres. clinton is the best.

Jessica Capshaw: Bill Clinton...you are a truly wonderful speaker. You gots some brass ;) #DNC2012

Zachary Quinto: There was more specificity in bill clinton's speech tonight than in the entire three days of the RNC. so grateful for his intellect!

Patton Oswalt: Clinton has the "Destruction! TERROR! And Mayhem!" part of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" playing on a loop in his head.

Whoopi Goldberg: Bill Clinton has given one of the best speeches of his life. Great great speech. He just made the single BEST argument for Barack Obama.

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No one does it quite like Bill Clinton.

The 42nd U.S. President offered a rousing endorsement of Barack Obama's record last night at the Democratic National Convention, holding the audience captive for over 48 minutes and proving that even a quadruple bypass can't slow him down.

Whether you agree with Clinton's political views or not, his DNC speech was folksy, detailed and compelling, offering a more cogent defense of Obama's tenure in the White House than its current occupant himself has ever given.

Obama, Clinton said, cannot be blamed for the struggling economy he inherited and has set the foundations for strong and continued growth over time.

"Listen to me now," said Clinton. "No president - not me, not any of my predecessors - could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years."

If Americans "renew the president's contract," the economy will get better and "you will feel it," the 66-year-old man from Hope, Ark., urged the crowd.

"Folks, whether the American people believe what I just said or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know I believe it. With all my heart I believe it."

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The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, celebrates his birthday today. The Big Dawg is now 66 years young. Happy birthday, Bubba!

William Jefferson Clinton, the pride of Hope, Ark., remains the only Democrat to win two full White House terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Clinton presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and left office extremely popular, despite the whole impeachment thing.

Hey, no one's perfect, right?

Bill Clinton Pic

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently U.S. Secretary of State, and their daughter, Chelsea, says she's considering running for office too someday.

Whatever she does, she'll make mom and dad proud.

These days, Bill runs the extremely influential Clinton Global Initiative and remains a leading voice for progressive economic and social policies.

Expect to see him featured prominently at the Democratic National Convention in a few weeks, making the case for President Obama's reelection.

Here's wishing Clinton - who reportedly went vegan after his bypass surgery - a very happy 66th. A veggie burger to celebrate, perhaps?

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Bill Clinton was spotted mingling with his core constituency last night.

He also posted for a picture with a couple of porn stars. Obviously.

Across the pond for a "Night in Monaco" celebrity-filled gala at the Casino in Monte Carlo, which was also attended by actual stars like Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson and Rose McGowan, our 42nd president met these ladies of adult film:

Bill Clinton, Porn Stars

The porn goddesses flanking Bubba are Tasha Reign, 23, and Brooklyn Lee, 22. The latter won the 2012 AVN Award for Best New Starlet! Awesome!

Fortunately, despite the unusual pic, it was all for a charitable cause.

The ex-POTUS was in Europe raising money for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and his extremely well-endowed William J. Clinton Foundation.

Hopefully that's all he raised Wednesday. One can never truly know.

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4/20. It's a great day to be high ... on life here at THG.

While the origins of 420 remain hotly debated, but no matter where the term came from, peeps associate it with smoking massive amounts of the marijuana!

So be it then. The 20th day of April has become a de facto holiday, and for good reason. What more of a justification do you need to celebrate than that?

With that in mind, The Hollywood Gossip salutes some famous individuals who have been known to puff the herb from time to time. Some even inhale ...

Soulja Boy, Weed

Soulja Boy. Soulja Boy's rep explains the above image, Tweeted this week, as being taken inside of a California marijuana dispensary earlier this month.

Soulja allegedly just wanted a pic and didn't try to buy any of it ... but the guy was also arrested recently with major amounts of weed, guns and cash.

Bobbi Kristina Brown. The worst thing about the Bobbi Kristina Brown bong video that recently surfaced? Few people were actually surprised by it.

After all, if anyone knows how to clear a three-foot piece with relative ease ... okay that was still pretty surprising. Girl needs to get some help ASAP.

Bill Clinton. As President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

But boy, was he a terrible liar. The Lewinsky debacle was technically worse (with perjury charges and all), but "I didn't inhale" was his most absurd moment.

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Monica Lewinsky has tried to keep a low profile after her role in President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal, but she's become a trending topic of discussion again.

All thanks to PBS' two-part, four-hour documentary, titled Clinton.

The documentary, which premieres Monday as part of PBS' "American Experience" series, sheds new light on Clinton's Oval Office affair with his then-23-year-old intern through interviews with some of Clinton's closest advisers.

Some of whom had never spoken publicly about the affair until now.

Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton

Among the former White House staffers appearing on film are Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Clinton's former reelection campaign manager, Dick Morris.

In the film, Morris reveals, "When the Lewinsky scandal broke the President paged me and I returned the call. And he said to me, 'Ever since I got here to the White House I've had to shut my body down, sexually I mean."

"But I screwed up with this girl. I didn't do what they said I did, but I may have done so much that I can't prove my innocence.'"

Though she plays a huge role in the story of Bill Clinton's presidency, Monica Lewinsky herself was not interviewed for the movie. Producer Barak Goodman said that, “We felt it would tilt [the documentary] toward sensationalism.”

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It's hard to blame former President Bill Clinton for being a little on edge about Lady Gaga's performance honoring his foundation's 10th anniversary Saturday.

He shared his panic with a packed Hollywood Bowl, telling the audience: "I wondered, you know ... she always kind of goes up to the edge. I thought, 'my God, I get Lady Gaga and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday.'"

Fortunately, Bubba lived to tell the tale:

Gaga routinely switched up her lyrics to include the Clintons and at one point, she danced on the catwalk suggestively in front of the former first family.

She declared "I love you and your hot wife" at the end of "Bad Romance," and then, during a version of "You and I," Gaga again addressed Bill directly.

Raising her middle finger, the 25-year-old singer declared, "If someone had told me many years ago that I'd be doing that right in front of you I just would not believe it. I would have given a good American f**k you."

Alright then. A few awkward moments aside, Bill was thrilled.

"How cool is it to be 65 and you get Lady Gaga, come on?" he gushed later. "I am the only person in history who got to be president and who then had a post-presidential party attended both by Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State."

Watch the rest of her performance in its entirety below:

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Lady Gaga and Usher are among the music stars coming together to celebrate former President Bill Clinton and the 10th anniversary of his foundation this weekend.

Highlighting the 65-year-old's efforts to protect the environment, promote global health and stimulate the economy, the Decade of Difference concert honoring the Clinton Foundation will be held at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

The show will stream live on Yahoo at 7 p.m. EST Saturday.

  • Awesome Lady Gaga Pic
  • Bill Clinton in NYC

Lady Gaga and others will honor the former President tomorrow.

Kenny Chesney, Juanes, K'Naan and XX are also on the bill for the one night only event, which will also feature an acoustic set by U2's The Edge and Bono.

We've already heard about what happened when Lady Gaga met President Obama. We can only hope she wears something like this tomorrow night as well.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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In Monday's THG Caption Contest, we asked readers to come up with the best one for this photo of Presidents Clinton and Obama on the golf course.

You had plenty of material to make up funny captions here, and you did so. Our winner is zinnnnnnnng. Nice work The winning entry appears below.

Honorable mentions go out to apindep, alisa and Kimaras30. Thanks to all of you for playing as always, and best of luck in our next contest!

Clinton and Obama Golfing

"Man, your poll numbers are going down faster than Mon ... hey, nice putt."

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Welcome, gossip fans, to another edition of THG's Caption Contest! Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or a fly in the sand trap, more accurately) in this round.

What did former President Bill Clinton say to President Barack Obama?

That's not a joke, we're asking you to tell us the answer in the latest edition of THG's Caption Contest! Come up with the best caption for the photo here!

All you have to do to play is click "Comments" below and submit your best caption(s). Go to it! We will announce a winner Tuesday. Best of luck, all ...

Clinton and Obama Golfing

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She is winning the general election today and he is not, according to all the evidence. And I have never seen anything like it. I have never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully just for running.

Bill Clinton

She will win the general election if you nominate her. They're just trying to make sure you don't.

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