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President Clinton Asked Chris Tucker to Do His Clinton Impression for Foreign Leaders (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:41AM
Chris Tucker, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Chris Tucker once traveled to Africa with then-President Bill Clinton. But it was his impression of the president that led to a lifelong friendship. An impression Clinton apparently forced Tucker to perform for foreign dignitaries, according to what he told Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Everyone who dabbled in comedy during the '90s had a Bill Clinton impression, and Clinton overheard Chris Tucker and Kevin Spacey doing theirs on this African trip. He absolutely loved it, asking them to do it for him constantly.

"It'd be in front of the president of Nigeria, and I'd be scared if I mess up I might go to jail in the country or something," Tucker said of when Clinton used to ask him to perform for other people.

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An Ex-General Drops a Bombshell: We Were Willing to Kill a U.S. Soldier to Start the Iraq War (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 7th 2010 7:03AM
An Ex-General Drops a Bombshell: We Were Willing to Kill a U.S. Soldier to Start the Iraq War"It's shocking," Jon Stewart says. It certainly is. On the new 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon welcomes retired general Hugh Shelton as his guest. Shelton is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he has written a new memoir -- in which he makes startling allegations about U.S. military conduct.

General Shelton alleges that a cabinet member in the Clinton administration was willing to kill a U.S. pilot to provoke war with Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The general states that in 1997, airmen were flying over Iraq each day, and were facing ground artillery fire from Iraqi forces.

A Clinton aide then came up with this "clever" plan: "Fly one of our [aircraft] low enough so that Saddam could actually shoot it down." Once the plane and the pilot were shot down, the U.S. would have an excuse to attack Iraq.

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Laura Ling's North Korean Rescue on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 18th 2010 10:00PM
Laura Ling's North Korean Rescue on 'Oprah'Journalist Laura Ling appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated), where she discussed her imprisonment in a North Korean jail. While doing an uncover report in Korea, Laura was captured -- along with her colleague Euna Lee -- and was held captive for 140 days.

In the end, Laura was freed due to some help at the highest level. Specifically, she was released with aid from former President Bill Clinton. Laura told Oprah Winfrey about the experience of being saved by an ex-President: "It was unreal; it was surreal," she said. "[I was] ushered into a room, and standing before [me] was President Clinton. And I seriously felt like it was this angelic figure that had come to save [me]."

It was a lucky release for Ling. She had been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, and was held captive without running water, in prison cells that were often pitch black.

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon Stewart on Miss Crankypants Suit

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 12th 2009 12:36PM
You've probably seen video of Hillary Clinton's response to a question at a press conference in the Congo. Someone asked her what President Clinton thought about something. She, well, didn't like that question at all.

I don't quite understand the end though, when the audience "oooos" about the CNN anchors saying the person who asked the question might have been talking about President Obama and made a mistake.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Hillary in the Congo

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Is the Clinton/Blair relationship really the Clinton movie people want to see?

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 25th 2009 6:00PM
Bill Clinton & Tony BlairWe all have tremendous respect for you, Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan (yes, that is what I call him when we're hanging out drinking espressos and doing the crosswords), but do you really think the Clinton story America is just dying to see dramatized is the relationship between former president Bill and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair? Unless "The Special Relationship," as they're calling it, involves a special blue suit Mr. Blair kept for no explainable reason without cleaning it, I think there's better Clinton dramatics to be had.

Even if you don't go with the most sensational stories, there is a certain historic Presidential campaign. Hell, tell both stories from her perspective, that should be fun. Casting, should HBO greenlight the film, has Dennis Quaid playing Bill, Julianne Moore taking on the current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Michael Sheen (who played Frost in the aforementioned Frost/Nixon) playing Tony Blair. This would be his third film appearance as Blair, which makes you wonder if more people think Blair looks like Sheen than Blair.

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