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The Truth About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Friendship With George and Amal Clooney

The Truth About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Friendship With George and Amal Clooney
George Clooney's Lake Como spread has played host to the best of the best.  Tucked behind a row of hedges and a cluster of trees, the 18th century villa's garden is well-hidden from would-be looky-loos who board ferries hoping to catch a glimpse of Laglio, Italy's most famous artist-in-residence. As such, it's the perfect spot for the actor and his attorney bride Amal Clooney to dig into a discussion of headline news with CNN executive producer turned Glamour editor in chief Samantha Barry, debate politics with former presidential adviser David Gergen or talk shop with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. (Though in our mind that chat is laced with a few well-meaning jabs...
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Middleburg Festival 2017: James Ivory, Dee Rees, Greta Gerwig and More...

by Nathaniel R

Awards season is really heating up now that release dates (or lack thereof) are firming up, and various pre-Oscar honors are being announced. Last year, you may recall, The Film Experience was invited to attend the Middleburg Film Festival and we're invited for a second round next month.

The fest, now in its fifth year and closer to something like Telluride than Toronto or Cannes considering its Oscar focus and brevity, is growing each year and all takes place at one well-heeled resort. Last year they had big events for La La Land and Lion as well as very crowded talks with Cheryl Boone Isaacs on the Academy's diversity efforts as well as a fascinating discussion of Us presidents and cinematic depictions with Janet Maslin and David Gergen where the danger of Trump was discussed at length (before the election - sigh). At that event they spent
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David Gergen: First Time I’ve Seen Us President Come to G20 and ‘No Longer Be Regarded as the Leader’

David Gergen is a pendulum that swings both ways. Earlier today, after President Donald Trump‘s two hour plus meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Gergen bit the lyrics of CNN co-hort Van Jones by stating that Trump “seemed presidential today.” Perhaps he was looking at the hell he caught on the Mediaite Twitter timeline as […]
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Hillary Clinton ‘Didn’t Really Contemplate Losing’: Source

Hillary Clinton ‘Didn’t Really Contemplate Losing’: Source
Hillary Clinton has officially conceded the presidential race to opponent Donald Trump — so what will the former secretary of state do now?

A top campaign adviser told People they have no idea what Clinton’s next steps are.

“She really didn’t contemplate losing,” the adviser said.

Clinton shockingly fell to President-elect Trump after the Gop nominee unexpectedly swept swing states Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and North Carolina.

In a concession speech delivered Wednesday morning from New York City, the 69-year-old said, “I count my blessings every single day that I am an American. And I believe that if we stand
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How Hillary Clinton’s Faith Will Help Her Cope with Shocking Presidential Defeat

How Hillary Clinton’s Faith Will Help Her Cope with Shocking Presidential Defeat
After narrowly losing the presidential election to Donald Trump, those who know her well say Hillary Clinton‘s deep religious faith will help her cope with her stunning loss.

The lifelong Methodist rarely discusses her religion openly, but David Gergen, a former advisor to Bill Clinton, says that Clinton draws strength from her faith.

“She has her religious faith to fall back on. It’s been very, very stabilizing for her,” Gergen, now a CNN senior political advisor, said on air before Clinton gave her concession speech. “When she takes these blows she’s one of the most resilient people you can imagine.
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President Obama Takes Criticism for Dancing the Tango in Argentina After Brussels Attack

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President Obama Takes Criticism for Dancing the Tango in Argentina After Brussels Attack
Numerous media pundits and even some of politics' biggest players are criticizing President Barack Obama, who they charge should have canceled the rest of his trip to Cuba and Argentina in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Tuesday. Opting to remain on the trip, Obama and the first family attended a baseball game in Havana, Cuba, on Tuesday before dancing the tango at the Argentina state dinner in Buenos Aires. "The advance person who let him do the tango, that person ought to be looking for work on somebody's - in somebody's campaign very, very far away," Richard Haass,
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David Gergen -- The Best President to Have a Beer With Is ...

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Legendary presidential adviser David Gergen has worked for 4 different administrations, so who better to ask ... who's the best Prez to grab a brewski with?Gergen worked alongside Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton  ... which is why our photog in D.C. put the suds question to CNN's Senior Political Analyst on Sunday.  Gergen couldn't pick just one, but narrowed it down to two ... and he had good reasons for each of his choices.
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CNN’s David Gergen Discloses His Ties To Bain Capital While Praising Company In Reports

CNN senior political analyst David Gergen has, on several occasions in recent months, defended Gop presidential candidate Mitt Romney against the Obama campaign's claims that he is "either a felon or a liar" (Turns out the correct answer was simply "liar," Obama staffer Stephanie Cutter later clarified) when it comes to discussing his time at Bain Capital. He also, over the course the past few months, defended the company itself, touting its success and clout within the business community. But Gergen hasn't been entirely consistent when it comes to disclosing his own ties with the much-discussed private equity firm.
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David Gergen: Debate Sounded Like ‘Four White Guys’ Telling Women How They’re ‘Going To Control Your Lives’

Much to no one's surprise, the contraception issue got a fair bit of discussion during last night's CNN debate. The birth control mandate in President Obama's health care program has been creating controversy and angering Republicans for a while now — and Wednesday night, they tackled the topic on stage. Afterward, David Gergen, CNN's senior political analyst, had his own take on things.
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Kathy Griffin gets David Gergen worked up on CNN, strips to underwear (Video)

New Year's Eve on CNN involved comedian Kathy Griffin stripping to her underwear, "inspired" by Lady Gaga. The comic co-hosted CNN's Time Square coverage alongside CNN's Anderson Cooper and peeled off her outer layers while the camera filmed the descending crystal ball, confetti and New York revelers. "Are you freaking kidding me?" Cooper asked. "We just saw Lady Gaga...I was inspired," says Griffin. Anderson also commented on Kathy's donut eating proclivities and her "rocking body" as former presidential advisor David Gergen called in and asked what Griffin was going to do next. "I have a no-apology policy," Griffin told CBS news hours after the broadcast. "No apologies for jokes. I apologize in my real life all the time. I
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Kathy Griffin Strips, Anderson Cooper Gets Kidnapped

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Kathy Griffin Strips, Anderson Cooper Gets Kidnapped
As promised, CNN's New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin proved just as entertaining as years past. Though Griffin didn't drop the f-bomb or try to undress Cooper on air, she did attempt to humiliate her co-host in other ways.

When the show came back from a commercial break, Griffin appeared on air just in her bra. "Are you kidding me? Are you serious?" Cooper said. Griffin proceeded to dance around in her bra, and professed that she had a crush on CNN pundit David Gergen.

Another highlight of the evening occurred after CNN ran a clip of the Green Goblin from the Broadway show "Spider-Man" "hijacking" the New Year's Eve show and kidnapping Cooper. Cooper failed to reason with the Green Goblin, and was eventually saved by Spider-Man. "They need you back in Times Square," Spider-Man told Cooper after saving him.

The clip came, well, out of nowhere,
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CNN’s Joe Johns: Is Rick Perry’s Flat Tax A ‘Hail Mary Pass’ To Save His Campaign?

Following the conclusion of Rick Perry's much ballyhooed comeback speech in South Carolina on his flat tax plan, CNN's Joe Johns questioned senior political correspondent David Gergen, in football terms, if his bold, new proposal could save his campaign. "When you listen to this politically, is this sort of a hail mary pass for the Perry campaign? You know, he's dropped in the polls and has to get back in the game, does he not?"
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Political analyst David Gergen's drunken George Clooney party

Weird news as political analyst David Gergen talks openly about a hedonistic drinking party with George Clooney, shared with Parade.com. You.ve probably seen Parade.s recent cover story on George Clooney this past Sunday, but you might not have heard about the back story conducted by political analyst David Gergen at the actor.s villa in Lake Como, Italy, where .wine and talk both flowed copiously.. Gergen writes about his experience with the actor in a follow-up piece on Parade.com, recounting his wild weekend in Italy. Drunk night swimming? Partying until 4:30am? Yes. .I lost track of time, but by 2 a.m. or so . when I was hammered and was reasonably certain that others were, too . we had become
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Whaaa? CNN Pundit Swims Nearly Naked With George Clooney

Whaaa? CNN Pundit Swims Nearly Naked With George Clooney
David Gergen is clearly a man with many sides to him. We knew that he was a reliable CNN pundit and professional Harvard wise man, but who knew that he is also a raucous partier who loves getting drunk, stripping down to his underwear and hanging with George Clooney?

The world found this surprising fact out when Gergen wrote about his recent experience with the superstar actor in the latest issue of Parade magazine. Gergen clearly felt excitement and appreciation for the rare encounter with the rich and famous.

In an unexpected (to say the least) portion of the story, Gergen describes being "hammered" and following Clooney as he jumped into Lake Como in the early hours of the morning. In an attempt to avoid drenching his clothes before boarding a flight later that day, Gergen wrote that he "stripped down to my skivvies, climbed that darn fence ... and whoa,
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George Clooney on Turning 50: I'm Now a Character Actor

George Clooney is now 50, and is the cover story coming up in this weekend.s issue of Parade. Political analyst David Gergen interviewed the actor at his Italian villa about turning 50, dealing with failure, his philanthropy work in South Sudan and more. Here are some interview highlights: On continuing his public life and maintaining privacy at the same time... George C: "I don't tweet, I don't go on Facebook. I think there's too much information about all of us out there. I'm liking the idea of privacy more and more. There will be funny things, like I'll read something I've said about a woman somewhere. And I haven't spoken about my relationships in 15 years." On turning the big
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Wait, What? Former Pakistani President Musharraf Says Rick Perry’s Definitely Running In 2012

Where to begin. It's not that weird for a former president to offer up some insight on the field of candidates in the next election, but, you know, usually we're not talking about a former president of Pakistan. But on today's Situation Room, CNN's Wolf Blitzer has one of the stranger pundit interviews you'll see. Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf going all David Gergen and sticking his neck out to predict that Texas governor Rick Perry's running. "I did get that impression," he tells Blitzer.
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