Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is getting the biopic treatment with the film Rodham, which will follow the politician during her college days — and while dating Bill, of course. The film already has a script and a director, but it's still in early production, and obviously, the biggest question is who will play Hillary. Now, British actress Carey Mulligan is reportedly the front-runner for the role, but there are a few other actresses in the game as well, so let's speculate about who should play her. Click through to vote on whether or not you can see each actress as Hillary Clinton.
Stars celebrated the world of fashion in NYC last night at the 2013 CFDA Awards in Lincoln Center. The event honors top fashion designers, and stylish stars like Kerry Washington and Jessica Chastain joined the party on the arms of celebrated designers. Being that this was a style event, there were plenty of supermodels at the bash, including Victoria's Secret stars Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, and Karlie Kloss. Hillary Clinton also joined the bash to present the Founders Award to Oscar de la Renta, the man behind many of the former secretary of state's famous pantsuits. She joked about her sense of style during her speech, saying, "Now that I have some more time on my hands I am going to be pitching Andy Cohen and others a new show for Bravo. . . . We can call it Project Pantsuit." She also noted that she was embarrassed when she first met Oscar and he told her that she was wearing one of his designs.
Of course, there were a few stars in attendance who had a closer connection to the CFDA Awards other than just being fans of fashion. Tobey Maguire turned out to support his wife, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, who was nominated for the Swarovski Award for emerging talent for accessory design. Mary-Kate Olsen also attended the event after scooping up the highly coveted womenswear award with her sister Ashley back in 2012. Click through to see all the inside photos and be sure to vote on your favorite fashion and beauty looks from the event!
Last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cracked up the crowd at the CFDA Awards when she jokingly pitched her own reality show to Bravo's Andy Cohen, suggesting the title Project Pantsuit. Along with last night's quip, Hillary has had more than a few memorable quotes since coming on the national scene in 1992 as the successful and outspoken wife of then presidential candidate Bill Clinton. She has had her ups — like her husband's two election wins, serving in the Senate herself, and now enjoying national and international popularity as the country's top diplomat — and downs, which include a failed attempt to champion universal health care as first lady, the humiliating Monica Lewinsky affair, and her unsuccessful run for president. Thanks to both the highs and lows, she is a resilient national figure, and it's hard not to respect her, even if you don't agree with her politics. Let's look at the advice she's given on topics like marriage, accepting criticism, facing failure, and standing up for what you believe in.
Once Oscar de la Renta has accepted the Founders Award at tonight's annual CFDA Awards, he and the trophy's presenter, Hillary Clinton, are leaving early to go to Henry Kissinger's 90th birthday party.
Kissinger, who served as secretary of state under President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford, is just one of the heavyweights the legendary designer has befriended over the years. But de la Renta told WWD's Bridget Foley that even though he's winning the prestigious Founders Award — which recognizes people who have made a "unique contribution" to the industry in their careers — he doesn't like looking back at his old work.
"I hate nostalgia," he said. "Fashion is about now. I hate to look back. You have to look a little bit back to look forward, but it's a business where the past doesn't count. You're as good as your last collection. You can do 25 great collections and if the last one was a rotten collection — you're going to be remembered for that rotten collection."
But that's not what keeps de la Renta moving forward. He said he still has more to learn about being a designer.
"The day I say, 'I know it all,' I should stop," he said. "I think that one of the most important qualities in a human being is curiosity. And competitiveness is part of that curiosity."
Raise your hand if you'd watch a movie following a 20-something Hillary Rodham while she's deciding between her political career and her boyfriend, Bill Clinton. Yeah, that's what we thought. Where can we buy tickets? Well, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but a Hillary Clinton biopic screenplay has Hollywood all atwitter, and we don't blame them. Titled Rodham, it was No. 4 on Tinseltown's coveted "Black List" (a list of film execs' favorite scripts), but as of yet it only has a production company — Twilight's Temple Hill Entertainment — and a director, James Ponsoldt.
Thanks to Hillary's autobiography Living History, we got a glimpse into her past, and we're going to find out even more about her tenure as secretary of state in her next memoir, out in 2014. Now we'd love to see the life of the possible 2016 presidential candidate played out on the big screen. The script was written by a 39-year-old writer from South Korea, Young Il Kim, and he had us intrigued at "there's a scene with Hillary and Bill making out." Even more hot and heavy details have recently emerged, as The Daily Beast has obtained a copy of what may be the final screenplay. Find out more about the screenplay now, and tell us: who could you see playing a young, lovestruck Hillary?
The story follows Hillary as she's struggling to find the balance between work and romance. Ironically, her job at the time — as the youngest attorney on the House Judiciary Committee — was working to impeach President Richard Nixon, while her boyfriend was rising political hopeful Bill. This same impeachment process would be used against Bill during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Hillary gets flirtatious with her impeachment committee co-worker, former Governor (and Republican) William Weld, in the script. She describes him as looking like Ryan O'Neal in Love Story, and there's a scene in which they "draw closer for that inevitable kiss" just to be interrupted by a call from Bill.
Since Hillary and Bill were in a long-distance relationship during those courtship days — Bill was trying to get his political career started in Arkansas, while Hillary had her own high-stakes career in Washington DC — they made their time together count. Il Kim spilled that there's a scene where they hook up in her Dupont Circle apartment. According to the script, they "devour each other" in a makeout scene that includes Hillary getting pressed against the wall and Bill tearing off her top before he "buries his head into her cleavage." There's also a scene in which Hillary tells Bill, "I f*ckin' love you. I mean that. I love you and I want to f*ck you."
The writer dishes that there's a scene in which Hillary puts on makeup while singing Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." Bill also gets in on the musical numbers, wooing Hillary by playing "Happy Birthday" and "Hail to the Chief" on the saxophone.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined Hillary Clinton on the list of women who could one day become president. This week, political observers speculated that Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the Senate when she became secretary of state, is setting herself up nicely for a presidential run. And while Gillibrand probably wouldn't run against Hillary, she has solid fundraising skills, moderate credibility, and strong political will. She's definitely someone to keep an eye on. Whoever ends up being America's first female president, the girls in this new ad from EMILY's List hope to follow in her footsteps. The group, which gives financial backing to pro-choice and Democratic female candidates, has started a new campaign called Madam President.
In the spot released today, well-spoken and admittedly adorable young girls take the presidential podium. "My mom told me I could be anything I wanted," says one of the mini commanders in chief. Another asks incredulously, "Can you imagine? No woman president? They were all boys!" EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock hopes the campaign will keep momentum going and lead to a woman topping the 2016 ticket. She said: "We do not know if Hillary is going to run, but we are hopeful that she may. And if she chooses not to, our options are far from exhausted." Watch now. The cute kids won't disappoint.
There was a rare White House reunion today down in Dallas, TX, for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and despite their intense political differences, all five living presidents in attendance kept the mood light and played nice for the big day, even Twitter's newest addition, Bill Clinton. We have all the details!
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Time magazine has released their top 100 most influential people, and we are giving you an inside look at some of our favorites like Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Hillary Clinton, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Are you ready for Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016? Yes, it's 2013, but after last week's news that some of Hillary's former staffers have created a political action committee, the murmurings that she may run in the next presidential election grew to a fever pitch. Then last Sunday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote:: "Of course Hillary is running. I've never met a man who was told he could be president who didn't want to be president. So naturally, a woman who's told she can be the first commandress in chief wants to be."
While we may not know if the former secretary of state and first lady will be running in 2016, there are already a plethora of Hillary for president products to stockpile in hopes that she does. Hey, it's a bit cart before the horse of us, but we can't help but dream, right? From tank tops to magnets, check out some of our favorite Hillary 2016 swag!
Angelina Jolie attended last night's Women in the World Summit in NYC to speak about the young Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who recovered from a shocking attack to establish a charity for girls' education. In this roundup of the day's biggest headlines, we're also looking at Kate Middleton and Prince William in Scotland, a big honor for William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth, and an exciting new book deal for Hillary Clinton.