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The 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, celebrates his birthday today. The Big Dawg is now 65. 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.

Bill Clinton in NYC

He also presided over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and left office extremely popular despite being impeached.

Hey, no one's perfect, right?

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently U.S. Secretary of State. Their daughter, Chelsea, married Marc Mezvinsky last summer in New York State.

In a political flip-flop of Mitt Romney-esque proportions, Bill Clinton is marking his 65th birthday by going vegan. Seriously. No more burgers!

What a difference a quadruple bypass makes. "I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now," the ex-President tells CNN.

After experiencing heart problems leading up to the 2004 surgery, Clinton has now lost 20 lbs.: "I feel good, and I have so much more energy."

Glad to hear. Have a veggie burger on us tonight, BC!

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It's 4/20, baby. You know what that means, right? THG does.

Well, sort of. The origins of 420 are hotly debated, but no matter where the term came from, people associate it with smoking massive amounts of weed!

As such, the 20th day of April has become a de facto holiday.

With that in mind, The Hollywood Gossip salutes 10 famous individuals who have been known to puff the herb from time to time. Some even inhale ...

10. 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 (what with perjury charges and all), but "I didn't inhale" was pretty legendary.

9. Jeff Bridges. He played The Dude! Enough said, really. But to further our argument for his inclusion, we suggest reading these Big Lebowski quotes.

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Want to ask Bill Clinton anything? Over a gourmet four-course meal?

Write the biggest check and you can have that very opportunity!

Beginning Monday on eBay, the ex-president is auctioning off a private dinner with himself for the top bidder and three friends, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. The proceeds will benefit the Clinton Foundation.

"I'm looking forward to showing the winner some of my favorite exhibits and enjoying dinner with them overlooking the Arkansas River," Clinton said.

"But more importantly, I look forward to the impact the winning bid will have on the work my Foundation does around the world."

The opening bid is $25,000, and bidding continues through December 2.

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Goodbye, Mel Gibson. Hello, William Jefferson Clinton!

That's right, the former President of the United States will make an appearance in The Hangover 2, which is now filming in Thailand, a Clinton source reports.

Clinton shot his brief appearance Saturday in Bangkok, where part of the production takes place, and where he was delivering a speech on clean energy.

I feel your pain ... hangovers are the worst!

Bill Clinton will play himself in the cameo. This is not the same role Mel Gibson was hired and then fired from (that part will now be filled by Liam Neeson).

Directed by Todd Philips, the sequel brings back stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis, who reportedly torpedoed Mel's cameo.

Hopefully no one among the cast and crew objects to center-left political views or Oval Office dalliances with cigars, because we can't wait to see Bubba on film.

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The 42nd President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton, celebrates a birthday today. The Big Dog, our first Baby Boomer president, is 64.

Happy birthday, Bubba!

Bill Clinton is best remembered as the only Democrat to win two terms in office since FDR, for presiding over the largest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history, and for an embarrassing incident involving the Oval Office, a cigar and an intern.

Yeah, nobody's perfect.

His wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently U.S. Secretary of State. Their daughter, Chelsea, just married Marc Mezvinsky in a beautiful Upstate New York ceremony.

Here's a little birthday photo tribute to birthday Bill ...

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U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both been offering Tiger Woods encouragement while he's in rehab for sex addiction (and/or drug addiction).

Tiger has spoken with Obama and Clinton, Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz says. One would think both have more important things to do, but hey, that's great.

Diaz also confirms Woods visited the Gentle Path clinic in Mississippi.

Woods came in with a "whatever it takes" mentality, including on "Disclosure Day," whereby patients reveal all of their past indiscretions to their spouse.

So Elin heard about all Tiger Woods' mistresses. Hope they ordered in breakfast, lunch and dinner, 'cause that therapy session couldn't have been brief.

Diaz also confirms that Elin Nordegren visited Woods at the clinic, and that the couple and their children spent Christmas together in Southern California.

Woods' mother is quoted in the article, and is described as "staunchly supportive of her son," despite the damage his sex scandal has caused their family.

Some other sites have made note of Tida Woods' past interviews with Diaz and speculate that she could be the source of many of his piece's revelations.

But the most surprising item in the Golf Digest article is the news about Woods' contact with two presidents. Clinton? Sure, dude's pretty much been there.

But President Obama also making a personal call to offer encouragement? Really, Barack? What do you have to offer, and why does he deserve your help?

As for his return to golf, which remains up in the air after Woods' apology speech, his mother says only following: "He will face himself, solve the problem."

"When he comes back, he will still love to play and love to win. I think more than ever, because his closet will be cleaned out and his mind will be free. And I know he will break [Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major championships]," she says.

That's one thing we wouldn't bet against.

Don't you guys have nations to lead and/or rebuild?

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Bill Clinton was released this morning from a New York hospital after having two stents into a clogged coronary artery Thursday after complaining of chest pains.

The one-hour procedure went smoothly, said to the former President's cardiologist, and the 63-year-old was discharged this morning "in excellent health."

Clinton will soon return to his work on Haiti's relief and long-term recovery, his office said, and will both recover fully and resume his "very active lifestyle."

Bill, who could have suffered a heart attack had this gone untreated, had the heart surgery at the same hospital where he had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004.

"This was not a result of either his lifestyle or his diet, which have been excellent," Clinton's cardiologist, Alan Schwartz, told reporters from the hospital steps.

A few stents won't slow a good former president down.

Schwartz said putting in stents were just another step in an ongoing process: "Just as illnesses have natural histories, treatments have natural histories."

Clinton has been working at a grueling pace since the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, but says his demanding schedule did not contribute to heart problems.

Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, is overseeing the U.S. response with former president George W. Bush and has been there twice in recent weeks.

Clinton was working on issues related to Haiti when he felt chest pains. As he was being wheeled into the operating room, he was still on a conference call.

Pretty standard for this guy. Bill's daughter, Chelsea, joined him at the hospital, an aide said, as did wife and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

President Barack Obama called Clinton yesterday evening and wished him "a speedy recovery," a White House aide said. THG wishes Big Daddy the same.

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Former President Bill Clinton, who has a history of heart problems, was taken to a hospital today and underwent heart surgery there, according to reports.

After he had chest pains, doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary. One bypass graft from Clinton's operation five years ago became obstructed.

Clinton is expected to recover and "continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and recovery efforts,” his office said in a statement.

As United Nations special envoy to Haiti, Clinton has been concentrating in recent weeks on disaster relief there after an earthquake took 200,000 lives.

The 63-year-old  returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the quake. He and George W. Bush have joined forces in fund raising efforts.

Former President Clinton underwent more heart surgery today.

Clinton had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation.

The ex-Commander in Chief was taken today to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility he was treated in back then.

Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, the Democratic politician had never been entirely the same.

“It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “On normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back. But if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than when I was back in politics before the heart problem."

"I have no explanation. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after concluding a meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Here's wishing Bubba a speedy and full recovery.

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The 2008 U.S. presidential election is over and done with, but a new book called Game Change by New York Magazine's John Heilemann and Time's Mark Halperin has stirred up a lot of interesting gossip about the most recent White House race.

While not providing that much truly new or startling, the book has offered tremendous fodder for national political conversation. Some of the broached topics:

  • That Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) referred to Barack Obama as “light-skinned” and having "no Negro dialect unless he wanted to.”
  • That the affair between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter, his campaign videographer, was known about and kept quiet by three of his aides early.
  • That John Edwards is a delusional egomaniac whose aides called his wife Elizabeth "an abusive, intrusive, paranoid, condescending crazy woman."

  • That former President Bill Clinton was involved in an affair in 2006 that many thought would derail Hillary Clinton's 2008 run for the presidency. The woman is not named in the book, but it wouldn't be Bill's first cheating rumor.
  • That Clinton offended Ted Kennedy deeply while trying to win his endorsement for his wife's campaign by saying the following about then-candidate Obama: "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."
  • That John McCain's vetting of Sarah Palin was so woefully inadequate that no one from his campaign even interviewed her husband or opponents.
  • That Sarah Palin believed Saddam Hussein to be behind the attacks on 9/11, and did not understand that North and South Korea were separate.
  • That Palin is a mentally unstable person prone to wild mood swings, and was hopelessly lost in a "catatonic stupor" at one point in the campaign.

True? We may never know. But we certainly can debate - and agree that Edwards and Palin create the most entertaining reading material.

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Bill Clinton is a man that once thought Monica Lewinsky was hot enough to stick a cigar up her vagina.

So his taste may be questionable.

Chelsea Clinton, Husband Marc Mezvinsky

But daughter Chelsea should still be comforted by the fact that her father is a big fan of his future son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky.

"He is great. He is a great human being," the former president said today as he left a panel discussion at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

In case Clinton's own words aren't enough, a source told People that "Bill adores [Mezvinsky]. This is the son he didn't have. This is the relationship Bill didn't have with his father."

Chelsea and Marc have known each other for yeas. They got engaged on Thanksgiving.

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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.

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

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