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At a performance of 'The Color Purple' at the weekend, the New York audience gave Hillary a standing ovation.
The defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a better time of it than the victorious vice-president Mike Pence when she went to the theatre, drawing a standing ovation from the audience when she was spotted at a performance of ‘The Color Purple’.
The 69 year old politician, who lost out to the divisive Donald Trump at the American presidential election two months ago, was seen at the final performance of ‘The Color Purple’ on Sunday night (January 8th) on Broadway in New York City.
She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea received a number of acknowledgments throughout the show, with adoring fans besieging them for selfies and photographs during the interval, according to the New York Times.
Continue reading: Hillary Clinton Got A Much Better Theatre Reception Than Mike Pence Did
The couple sparked engagement rumours after Katy was spotted with a huge new diamond ring.
Katy Perry was honoured at UNICEF's annual Snowflake Ball last night, with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
The musician was accompanied to the ceremony by her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, but she left her new diamond ring at home, after it sparked engagement rumours earlier this week.
Katy Perry was honoured by UNICEF on Tuesday evening
Continue reading: Katy Perry Attends UNICEF Ball With Rumoured Fiancé Orlando Bloom
The singer said it was now ‘time to turn words into actions’.
Trump’s election has cause some Americans to fear that organisations such as Planned Parenthood could be in jeopardy if the Republican government choses to cut off financial aid.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Donates $10,000 To Planned Parenthood
Jennifer Lawrence penned an emotional open letter via Broadly this week.
Jennifer Lawrence has added her voice to the dismay of millions of disappointed voters in the wake of Donald Trump’s shock election win earlier this week, penning an emotional op-ed in which she calls for Hillary Clinton supporters to get “enraged”.
The 26 year old, who was recently named as the highest-earning female actor in the world for her roles in X-Men as well as a string of critically acclaimed films, wrote an open letter for Broadly in which she urged people who are angry to turn that energy into positive change.
Jennifer Lawrence wrote an open letter for Broadly in the wake of Clinton's defeat
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Pens Open Letter To Disappointed Clinton Voters
23 year old Cyrus posted a video, accepting the reality of Trump's victory and urging compassion.
Miley Cyrus has posted an emotionally charged video in which she accepts Donald Trump’s election victory through tears, calling for peace and compassion in the aftermath of the billionaire’s shock win.
Many celebrities that have been vocally backing Hillary Clinton over the last year have been voicing their opposition to a Trump presidency in the last 24 hours, but the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star is coming to terms with the situation.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Comes To Terms With Trump's Victory In Tearful Video
Gaga decided to lead a protest against Donald Trump's victory at Trump Towers in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
After Hillary Clinton’s star-studded campaign trail over the last few months, some of the Democrat’s followers have taken her defeat to Donald Trump harder than others. Lady GaGa, one of the most outspoken celebs against the Republican, is leading the charge by holding a protest outside Trump Tower in New York City.
The 30 year old musician and ‘American Horror Story’ actress took a stand in the early hours of Wednesday morning (November 9th) in the aftermath of Trump’s shock win in the presidential election. Standing on a truck in front of the building in Manhattan, she held up a sign reading “Love Trumps Hate”, with the Trump Tower clock seen in the background.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Leads Protest Against Donald Trump At Trump Tower
Madge performed an impromptu 20-minute set near Greenwich Village on a freezing Monday evening in support of Democratic candidate Clinton.
People who gathered in New York’s Washington Square Park last night got a surprise as Madonna hosted an impromptu gig in order to urge voters to back Hillary Clinton in this week’s presidential election.
The event, held on Monday evening (November 7th) in freezing conditions near Greenwich Village, drew a sizeable crowd despite the inclement conditions and a lack of significant notice. Earlier in the day, Madonna had hinted at such an event, but had kept the time and location a secret until the last moment.
Continue reading: Madonna Plays Surprise New York Gig In Support Of Hillary Clinton
Adele came out pretty strongly in favour of Hillary Clinton during her gig in Miami this week.
As she performed at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday (October 25th), in front of the Democratic nominee, the singer pledged her personal allegiance to Hillary while urging everybody else to, at least, not vote for her controversial Republican rival.
“I do know what to do - don't vote for him, that's all I'm saying,” she told the crowd in a video that was posted online after the gig by NBC’s Adam Kuperstein.
Continue reading: Adele Weighs In On U.S. Elections: "Don't Vote For Him"
Jay Z is to hold a special gig in Cleveland, on a date not yet confirmed, to get millennials to vote for Hillary in November's presidential election.
In an effort to mobilise the same black youth vote that tipped the scales in favour of Obama two years in a row, Jay Z is to hold a special concert in Ohio before the presidential election in order to encourage young people to vote for Hillary Clinton.
The gig, the date of which has not yet been confirmed but will definitely take place in Cleveland according to a report by Buzzfeed News, is believed to form part of the Clinton campaign’s ‘closing argument’ strategy as the November 8th date of the 2016 presidential election looms ever larger.
Jay Z is to hold a concert in Ohio to get young black people to vote for Hillary Clinton
Katy Perry also hit the campaign trail for Clinton over the weekend.
The singer has been a vocal campaigner for Democratic candidate Clinton through the election, but as November 8 draws closer Cyrus has taken her message on the road.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Visits University Dorms To Campaign For Hillary Clinton
The singer left the band last year to focus on "really important work" he was doing involving UFOs and Area 51.
The emails show that DeLonge had been corresponding with Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta about their mutual interest in UFOs, something which they have both expressed publicly.
Tom DeLonge has been emailing Clinton's campaign about UFOs
Baldwin’s Trump faced off against Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton in a recreation of the first presidential debate.
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A Twitter user described Serena Williams as being ‘built like a man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling immediately jumped to William’s defence.
J.K. Rowling is one of those magical sort of people who will always stand up to a bully and she’s frequently made a point of using social media as a tool to stop cyber bullies from continuing to spread hate. Today, after Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon, one Twitter user criticised Williams’ appearance and Rowling had something to say about it.
J.K. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.
Cynthia Nixon plays a 'Sex and the City' naming game in a recent TV interview.
Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.
Cynthia Nixon still keeps in touch with all the 'Sex and the City' ladies
But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?
Hillary Clinton already had a song in mind.
Hillary Clinton might be hitting the 2016 campaign trail soon and she’s got an unlikely ally along the way. Katy Perry, songstress, label boss and cupcake enthusiast has offered to pen a campaign song for Hillary, should she decide to run.
She may have stumbled along the way, but these days Perry is all about female empowerment.
"I told hillaryclinton that I would write her a "theme" song if she needs it," the singer said Friday on Instagram, a day after she met Clinton at a book signing for Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices."
Director James Ponsoldt spoilt for choice ahead of the early years biopic of the former First Lady.
The race to play Hillary Clinton is on! We’ve even thrown our names into the hat! It’s most likely though that the winning actress to play the US politician and wife of former President Bill Clinton, in James Ponsoldt’s film Rodham, will come from one of Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain.
Rodham will focus on the younger years of the former First Lady and senator and is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a candidate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer. Of those mooted for the role, director Ponsoldt told the pay-walled paper “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position. Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”;
Witherspoon will be hoping that a recent arrest for disorderly conduct won’t harm her chances. The normally squeaky clean actress admitted that she’d been deeply embarrassed after both she and her husband were stopped on a suspected DUI, with various reports suggesting that at one point the actress pulled out the ‘don’t you know who I am?’ card. Oh Reese.
Ben Affleck may be playing down rumors that he’s planning to run for senate but that hasn’t stopped the gossip. The Argo director was recently in Washington to discuss the issues of violence plaguing Congo and when asked about his political ambitions, told the Politico blog “That’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about the role we can play in making the Eastern Congo a better place.” Playing down the rumors, then, but certainly not denying them.
Those rumors suggest that Affleck could be a potential candidate for senator in Massachusetts. John Kerry is widely believed to be replacing Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, according to Politico and if that happened, that Massachusetts seat would be up for grabs. Alec Gerlach, John Kerry’s spokesman reportedly declined the opportunity to discuss Ben Affleck’s political ambitions. He did, however, confirm that Affleck and Kerry planned to meet, along with other members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which Kerry chairs.
During his testimony, Ben Affleck urged President Barack Obama to take action over the plight of Congo. “Resolving the cycle of violence does not necessarily require a significant new financial investment by the United States or U.S. boots on the ground. It does, however, require American political leadership — moral leadership even — to bring the parties together to address the larger sources of instability in the region… I may be naive, but I believe that our actions in foreign policy represent our values as a country — they represent who we are as a people.” It remains to be seen whether or not Ben Affleck will ditch his movie career in favor of a life in politics but those rumors certainly seem to be gaining substance.
If any proof were needed that the jubilation of four years ago when Barack Obama was first elected US President hasn’t quite been reciprocated this time round, then just have a look at how hard Hillary Clinton’s struggling to stay awake during one of his speeches.
MSN captured the video of Obama’s secretary of state creeping away for a few Z’s during his Myanmar address this week, Clinton doing her best to stay alert but unable to give in to the oncoming dimming of the sense that signals sleep. We don’t blame her; Obama’s voice has a rich, deep tone that is quite soporific, and if the room was slightly warm too? Well, we’ve all been there. That said, it didn’t look so good given that she was sitting front and center of the audience alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who – as MSN wittily pointed out – knows something about being bored after years of house arrest.
Amusingly though this isn’t the first time a Clinton’s been caught having a nap in public; we found this video on Youtube which shows former President Bill Clinton struggling to be roused a preacher’s Martin Luther King speech, the former ruler of the free world not even able to take charge of his own sleep pattern. Dinner round the Clintons must be a hoot these days.
We at Contact Music deal in the business of 'interesting people'. We write about them day in, day out, but there's one person that has anointed herself for the past twenty years as the right person to judge the top ten most interesting people of the year: Barbara Walters.
For the past twenty years, Barbara Walters has hosted a special 90 minute show about the year's most interesting people. According to NY Daily News, those to make the cut this year include; E.L. James, journalist and woman responsible for the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy; Argo's Ben Affleck, whose rise to fame was most notably due to his collaboration with Matt Dillon on 'Good Will Hunting' in 1997; Teenage Olympic medal-winning athlete, Gabby Douglas; Comedy writer, creator of 'Family Guy' and the director of summer movie Ted, Seth McFarlane; UK boy band One Direction; and finally two opposing political figures, Democrat Hilary Clinton and Republican Senator Chris Christie.
Neither the writer of poorly written fiction, nor an adolescent boy-band seem all that interesting to us, though Chris Christie, Ben Affleck and Gabby Douglas all seem like great choices. Plus, the best is yet to come, as Barbara Walter's top three interesting people of 2012 will be revealed on the show when it's broadcast on December 12th on ABC. Who do you think is the most interesting person of 2012? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
At the time it was probably among one the biggest public scandals that a US President could've faced, but times move on and we've pretty much all gotten over the fact that former President Bill Clinton had an affair with his secretary Monica Lewinsky in the mid 90's. We had a good laugh at the endless jokes written about the affair on The Simpsons and then got on with our lives as Clinton showed himself to be a man of regret and patched things up with wife Hilary Clinton.
It's a bit of a surprise then to find out that 14 years on from the affair, Perez Hilton is reporting that the now 39 year-old Lewinsky is going to write a full-disclosure memoir about the events of 1998. More baffling is the fact that publishers are apparently willing to pay a whopping $12 million to give her the privilege of dishing the dirt on the retired President.
"Monica has tried to move forward, but the nightmare of her affair with Bill still haunts her" so say friends of hers. "She's facing 40 without a man in her life, and seething about the way her reputation was destroyed as the whole world watched." We wouldn't dare suggest that Lewinsky hasn't endured a tough time of it since, but it still seems odd that at this stage people would still be so interested in what she has to say.
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