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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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Republican presidential nominee John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, has once again cooked up some controversy by shoplifting a recipe. And this time, former president Bill Clinton was also busted for the same thing!

Cindy McCain and Bill Clinton, along with Michelle Obama, the wife of Sen. Barack Obama (who was endorsed by Al Gore last night) submitted their cookie recipes for the 5th Presidential Bake-Off in Family Circle.

The problem? Bill Clinton and Cindy McCain swiped theirs.

The July issue features a recipe for "Cindy McCain's Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies" - "an absolute must whenever the whole family gets together," Cindy McCain raves to Family Circle - only they're from Hershey.

As for Bill Clinton, he attributes his oatmeal cookie recipe to a longtime family cook... when it's really by a cook named Betty Crocker.

"I did not have relations with that recipe."

Earlier this year, a John McCain intern lifted some of Rachael Ray's recipes, posting them as "Cindy's Recipes" on her husband's campaign site.

The intern was thrown under the bus and fired.

There's clearly a pattern emerging for Cindy, and when it comes to Bill Clinton, everything he does comes back to haunt him. Like Gina Gershon.

And to think, people say Michelle Obama is not American enough. At least she can come up with her own recipe ... or not get caught.

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A new article in Vanity Fair says Bill Clinton has "visited" with Gina Gershon (among other women) since leaving the White House. But did Bubba actually close the deal with the actress? That's the subject of today's Face-Off ...

DID BILL CLINTON SLEEP WITH GINA GERSHON?

YES by mischalova

On one side of this issue, we have Bill Clinton. He's known for two things:

  1. Presiding over a peaceful nation during an era of economic prosperity;
  2. Sleeping with lots and lots of women.

If the former President was willing to have an affair while in office, are we really to believe he's kept his pants zipped while traveling the world for a decade?

Heck, Hillary probably gave him Gina Gershon's phone number, just to get him off... the campaign trail.

As for Gershon, her film resume isn't exactly taking off these days. (No offense to fans of P.S. I Love You).

As celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Lindsay Lohan have proven, publicizing your sex life can only result in a career boost.

Combine Bubba's liberal libido with Gina Gershon's hunger for fame and you get a fling made in celebrity gossip heaven.

Continue Reading...

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As we reported yesterday, Vanity Fair published an article insinuating that Gina Gershon (among many others) may have had an affair with Bill Clinton.

Vanity Fair's scandalous, 10,000-word story about the post-White House years of Bill Clinton sparked outrage from his camp - and from Gershon's.

A demand letter from her attorneys demands a retraction, claiming that the article "outrageously insinuates Ms. Gershon has had an inappropriate sexual relationship with President Clinton. This is absolutely false."

Whether or not the former United States President slept with Gina Gershon is questionable. But c'mon, Bill Clinton would definitely approve of that booty.

Gershon's lawyers from the bulldog firm Lavely & Singer noted in a statement that "Gina Gershon has only been in the same room as Bill Clinton on three occasions," each time with many other individuals present.

THG NOTE: And that would stop the Big Dog how?

The lawyers proceeded to take a shot at Vanity Fair, claiming, "Rumor-mongering was substituted for fact-checking." As for Hillary Clinton's fear-mongering in the 2008 Democratic race, the law firm had no comment.

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Former President Bill Clinton is known for presiding over the greatest peacetime economic expansion in U.S. history. And his loose morals.

Seriously, the man spends more time inside women than Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spend in the pages of celebrity gossip tabloids.

Even as his wife, Hillary Clinton, seeks the White House, the Big Dog has apparently been up to his old tricks in the past few years.

A new report in Vanity Fair unleashes a laundry list of recent Bill Clinton antics - and surprise surprise, his questionable relationships with women (including Gina Gershon) are at the forefront. Here are just a few excerpts:

"Over the last few years, aides have winced at repeated tabloid reports about Clinton's episodic friendship and occasional dinners out with Belinda Stronach, a twice-divorced billionaire auto-parts heiress and member of the Canadian Parliament 20 years his junior, or at more recent high-end Hollywood dinner-party gossip that Clinton has been seen visiting with the actress Gina Gershon in California."

Two of Bill Clinton's possible playthings: Belinda Stronach (left) and Gina Gershon. There's also a "friend" who he sees in Chappaqua, N.Y., apparently.

"There has been talk of a female friend in Chappaqua, a woman in a bar at a meeting of the Aspen Institute, and a public sighting of Clinton ... and a ravishing entourage in a New York elevator that, a former Clinton aide told me, led a business leader who saw them to say: I don't know what the guy was doing, but it was so clear that it was just no good."

The article on Bill Clinton's indiscretions and questionable conduct goes on for eight lengthy pages. Follow this link to read it here.

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have the support of their spouses. That is obvious to anyone who knows about them. But what's less expected are their first-person pieces arguing for the candidates they know best in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

"I tell people I am married to the answer," Michelle Obama, 44, wrote to the celebrity news magazine. "If I weren't married to him, I'd still want a Barack Obama presidency right now �" not in four or eight years, but now."

As the spousal counterpart of Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton wrote his own column.

"I'm really proud of Hillary's campaign - the big goals she's setting for America and the plans she has to achieve them. For most of her adult life, Hillary Clinton was a public servant without a public office," the former President of the U.S. said.

The full columns? We'll have to wait for those.

We enjoy both Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama and think it's very cool they did this. We also like Cindy McCain, who was for some reason not profiled by the publication for this feature. Oh well, maybe next time, Cindy.

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It's always great to report about celebrities giving back to the community and few, if any, are a better example of that than Brangelina.

Former President Bill Clinton, too, is no slouch in that department. Bill hosted his Clinton Global Initiative University, while Pitt, the founder of the Make It Right Foundation, posed with supporters and promoted an all-important cause.

The political and Hollywood stars greeted volunteers and broke ground for new homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday.

Brad Pitt and Bill Clinton walked along the street as hundreds of volunteers on each side, wielding shovels and rakes, prepared the land for homes, clearing overgrown grass and weeds that were covering drains and sidewalks.

The foundation headed by Pitt plans to begin building affordable homes for Hurricane Katrina victims, and the 9th Ward was one of the hardest hit.

"We hope to see a huge change here in the next six months," Pitt told a group of residents as the 42nd President stood by his side.

Brad Pitt, Bill Clinton and a young lady named DeeCarla Rogers.

While Brangelina continued rebuilding New Orleans, Bennifer (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner) had politics on the mind, hosting a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Sunday in Boston, Mass.

Wearing a gray suit and black Converse All Star sneakers, Ben Affleck said he and his wife were just doing "their part for society."

Calling the Illinois senator a "genuine, real force" he said "there are a lot of things" he loves about Barack Obama, "but I won't bore you with all of them. I'm an actor. I'm not going to create 10-point policy details."

Affleck has been a Barack Obama supporter since he first met him at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, according to the Boston Herald.

Their relationship hasn't gotten too close for comfort.

"I'm just grateful he didn't ask me to do a sexy YouTube video with him," Affleck said, referring to his raunchy music video with Jimmy Kimmel.

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