Bush Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th June 2014

Fact: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday (12Jun14) by making a parachute jump near his summer home in Maine. The 41st president jumped out of a helicopter while harnessed to a retired member of the Army's parachute team.

18th May 2014

Fact: Former U.S. President George W. Bush's beloved dog Miss Beazley has been put to sleep. The pooch, who resided in the White House during Bush's time in office, died on Saturday (17May14) after a battle with cancer.

28th March 2014

Fact: Rockers Bush have taken over Dave Grohl's studio in Northridge, California to record their latest album. Gavin Rossdale regrouped the band for 2011's The Sea Of Memories, and now it appears the rockers are plotting another release from inside Studio 606.

8th November 2013

Fact: Celebrated illusionist David Blaine will be playing tricks on the likes of Harrison Ford, singer Katy Perry and rapper Kanye West in their own homes for a new Tv special. Real or Magic will also feature comedian Ricky Gervais, retired soccer superstar David Beckham and former U.S. President George W. Bush and will debut in America on 19 November (13).

30th October 2013

Quote: "He kept following me, and he'd show up at a dinner, or I'd see him at the next table at a restaurant, and he was literally stalking me at some point. But I'm so happy that I did that movie." Josh Brolin recalls director Oliver Stone hounding him to star in George W. Bush biopic W after the actor initially turned down the project.

11th April 2012

Quote: "People ask me how I put up with that? Well, until I walk through an airport and I don't see everyone reading those magazines, I have no choice. As long as people are buying in, it will feed itself... Throughout history there have been schools of great learning, artists, thinkers, and explorers - and then you'd have these sour vicarious-living parasites." Bush star Gavin Rossdale is not a fan of the paparazzi.

20th November 2011

Fact: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will host a special screening of Martin Scorsese's new film Hugo over America's Thanksgiving weekend (24-27Nov11) in Houston, Texas.

21st September 2011

Fact: Rocker Gavin Rossdale knew it was fate when his band Bush signed on to release their comeback album The Sea of Memories on Zuma Rock Records - the label shares its name with his youngest son, three-year-old Zuma.

22nd December 2010

Fact: Former U.S. President GEORGE H. W. Bush has recorded the narration for Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE so blind or visually impaired people can enjoy the film when it airs in America on Christmas Eve (24Dec10). The telecast will include an optional audio track.

20th August 2010

Fact: Former U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush is to host a screening of new movie MAO'S LAST DANCER in Maine. The former American leader and his wife Barbara make a cameo appearance in the film via a news footage clip.

31st August 2009

Fact: Former U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush's daughter JENNA HAGER has been appointed a new correspondent to TV breakfast show TODAY. The 27-year-old teacher and author will contribute one special report on national issues like education every month. Hager once co-hosted an hour of Today with her mother Laura.

3rd February 2009

Fact: Funnyman Will Ferrell is joined on stage in his new Broadway play YOU'RE WELCOME, AMERICA: A FINAL NIGHT WITH GEORGE W. Bush, by his brother, PATRICK, who plays a secret service agent in the show. The pair have also shared screen time in the actor's films Anchorman: WAKE-UP RON BURGUNDY, ELF and A Night at the Roxbury.

23rd January 2009

Quote: "My response was, 'Why would I want to do that?' I'm having a nice moment in my career, and I don't want to sabotage it quite yet." Josh Brolin was unsure about accepting the role of former U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush in W.

6th January 2009

Fact: President GEORGE W. Bush's pet cat, INDIA, has died at the White House. The 18-year-old passed away on Sunday (04Jan09).

12th November 2008

Quote: "I heard recently that Bush saw the movie and liked it very much." W star Josh Brolin is relieved President GEORGE W. BUSH liked his portrayal in the biopic.

6th November 2008

Quote: "I'm positive that one of the first things that (Barack Obama) is going to do ... is revisit the (GEORGE W. Bush's) ban on stem cell research... I'm really excited." Actor and Parkinson's sufferer MICHAEL J. Fox is hopeful Obama will deliver as the new President of the United States.

26th October 2008

Quote: "I didn't wake up every morning thinking I can't wait to play this guy." Josh Brolin was not overly excited in his role as U.S. president GEORGE W. Bush in new movie W.

24th October 2008

Fact: Comedian Will Ferrell reprised his famed impression of U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush on Thursday (23Oct08) in an "impromptu" evening address to the nation on hit comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live alongside Tina Fey as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Darrell Hammond as her running-mate, John McCain.

24th October 2008

Quote: "He's established himself as a very thin-skinned man. I doubt he would have the tolerance to see himself and he doesn't examine himself very much. He doesn't like too much psychobabble." Director Oliver Stone is adamant President GEORGE W. Bush won't see his new movie W.

20th October 2008

Quote: "I said, 'If I don't do this role, will you pay me double of what they would have paid me?' But she said no. We haven't spoken about it... (but) she's very excited to see it." Josh Brolin jokes about upsetting his stepmother, staunch Democrat Barbra Streisand by playing Republican President GEORGE W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new movie W.

14th October 2008

Quote: "There's an intimacy and an ease between the two of them which is kind of peculiar. I think (GEORGE W.) Bush and CONDI (RICE) are f**king in every way but physically." Thandie Newton, who plays Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's Bush biopic W, insists her character and the U.S. President are very close.

12th October 2008

Quote: "I told my children, 'Keep your passports current and know how to get to Canada if I ever call you and tell you go to Canada.'" Actor Richard Dreyfuss fears GEORGE W. Bush's presidency will have a lasting negative effect on America. Dreyfuss plays Vice-President Dick Cheney in Oliver Stone's new Bush biopic W.

8th October 2008

Quote: "I met GEORGE W. Bush and he told me he hates to watch himself on television and I think that's totally obvious... Bush is absolutely the worst at speaking; there's nothing presidential about him." Elizabeth Banks, who plays Bush's wife LAURA in Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic W.

8th October 2008

Quote: "It doesn't excite me too much that Sarah Palin in running for Vice President because, to me, she's just (GEORGE W) Bush in a skirt." Sigourney Weaver is no fan of U.S. Senator John McCain's running mate.

7th October 2008

Quote: "The minute we start perceiving Bush as an idiot we're being irresponsible because we're writing him off. He is the President of the United States, and he's still in power." Josh Brolin, who portrays GEORGE W. BUSH in new biopic W, insists the American leader deserves some respect.

7th October 2008

Quote: "(Bush) can be in the room, and you won't notice him. He's like a junior chamber of commerce salesman." U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH didn't make a huge impression on movie director Oliver Stone.

6th October 2008

Quote: "That is a huge family... when that family gets together, it's a strong village." Ellen Burstyn, who plays BARBARA Bush in Oliver Stone's new GEORGE W. BUSH biopic W, on the Bush family.

13th September 2008

Quote: "We won't make a special effort to meet up with him. I think if we ever see him again we will give him a big hug. He clearly needs a little love in his life." THE Jonas Brothers star Kevin Jonas feels sorry for outgoing U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush.

20th August 2008

Quote: "I don't care if he sees it. I'd love him to see it and laugh. Maybe one day he'll understand." Moviemaker Oliver Stone hopes PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush will see his biopic W.

20th August 2008

Quote: "He's very charismatic, he's very charming. He's a good politician; he looks you in the eye... He's not the deepest man; he's a hand shaker, he's a salesman." Director Oliver Stone on meeting the subject of his new biopic W, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush.

30th July 2008

Fact: Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale's daughter Daisy Lowe has signed on as the new spokesmodel for British designer Karen Millen's newest advertising campaign.

13th June 2008

Quote: "I won a Best Newcomer award (for CONSTANTINE) actually. It's currently acting as a doorstop in the guest bathroom." Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale finds a practical use for his first acting award.

11th June 2008

Quote: "Consideration, respect, monogamy, openness, good communication, and to know my place!" Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale reveals the secret to his five-year marriage to Gwen Stefani.

30th May 2008

Fact: TV host Ellen Degeneres gave an unusual wedding gift to U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush's daughter JENNA. The newlyweds were presented with matching boxer shorts sporting their names and marriage date.

30th April 2008

Quote: "We're gonna send Jessica Simpson to the Democratic National Convention." U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush, a Republican, jokes about Simpson's impact on her Dallas Cowboys star boyfriend during a visit to the White House by Super Bowl champions the New York Giants on Wednesday (30Apr08). The Giants beat Tony Romo's Cowboys on their way to the big game and the Simpson romance was partly blamed for destroying Romo's concentration.

30th April 2008

Quote: "We're gonna send Jessica Simpson to the Democratic National Convention." U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush, a Republican, jokes about Simpson's impact on her Dallas Cowboys star boyfriend during a visit to the White House by Super Bowl champions the New York Giants on Wednesday (30Apr08). The Giants beat Tony Romo's Cowboys on their way to the big game and the Simpson romance was partly blamed for destroying Romo's concentration.

23rd April 2008

Quote: "I'm thrilled to be on DEAL OR NO DEAL with you tonight. Come to think of it, I'm thrilled to be anywhere with high ratings these days." U.S. President GEORGE W. Bush greets American audiences via a special video message on the hit game show on Monday (21Apr08).

8th April 2008

Quote: "I'd like to be GEORGE W. Bush, and boy, I'd get a lot done. You'd remember me for a long, long time." Harrison Ford would like to be step into the U.S. President's shoes for a day.

27th March 2008

Fact: Elizabeth Banks and Josh Brolin are to play America's first couple LAURA and GEORGE W. Bush in Oliver Stone's new presidential biopic W.

9th March 2008

Quote: "I don't think you get to be president twice fairly legitimately or illegitimately without being a smart person, even if you're kind of a tool. But (GEORGE W.) Bush is a willing tool. (RONALD) REAGAN was, too. Most presidents are." Actor Viggo Mortensen muses on what it takes to become a U.S. president.

15th October 2007

Quote: "When I first joined a band, I just wanted to make some good tunes, get some p**sy and buy a new car. But I get to meet the president, and he slaps me a high-five while I'm having a Jim Beam and Coke with (then-U.S. Secretary Of Defence DONALD) RUMSFELD." Kid Rock is still amazed he met American President GEORGE W. Bush at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

19th June 2007

Fact: Iggy Pop has provided his voice for hit new U.S. animated series LIL' Bush. The punk icon plays former Defense Secretary DONALD RUMSFELD as a child.

25th February 2007

Fact: Soccer star David Beckham has signed up for a role in new First World War movie, TRUCE. He will join British actor Jason Statham and Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale in the film about the unofficial festive peace of Christmas 1914, when British and German soldiers called a brief truce to play a game of soccer.

8th February 2007

Fact: Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher has a new admirer - former President GEORGE H.W. Bush. The odd couple met up for lunch in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (06FEB07) after 82-year-old Bush expressed a dream to meet the actress while he was in Los Angeles to pick the Freedom Award.

13th September 2006

Quote: "(Bush is) a Beelzebub - and a dumb one." Sean Penn is no fan of US President GEORGE W BUSH.

6th April 2006

Quote: "It's my last couple of months before I've got this thing that comes into my life demanding attention - so right now, I'm living it up!" Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale enjoys his remaining free time before wife Gwen Stefani gives birth to their first child.

5th April 2006

Quote: "This thing is like the Gang of Four in China - they have really changed this country economically... The Gang of Four would be (GEORGE) Bush, (DICK) CHENEY, (DONALD) RUMSFELD, and (CONDOLEEZA) RICE." Movie-maker OLIVER STONE sees a link between America's leaders and the Chinese communists behind the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Michael Moore helped get (US President GEORGE W) Bush back into power. I don't care what anyone says." Blur and GORILLAZ star Damon Albarn is not a fan of controversial movie-maker Michael Moore. </p>

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Repeat after me - War. Peace. Poverty. GEORGE (W) Bush... Luckily, tonight there is an alternative... If you can't criticise the president in our country, who can you criticise." Hollywood star Jared Leto raises a mass boo from the crowd at the MTV Europe Music Awards last night (03NOV05) before he announces the winners of the Best Alternative gong. </p>


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