Ex-first daughter expecting first baby
Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement Thursday at the end of a Clinton Foundation event in New York on empowering girls.
Joined on stage by her mother, Chelsea Clinton said she feels “all the better whether it’s a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders.”
“I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” the former first daughter said.
The former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator, who is considering another presidential campaign in 2016, said she was “really excited” about becoming a grandmother.
The younger Clinton is vice chairman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Chelsea Clinton has taken a leading role in the organization, helping direct its humanitarian and philanthropic efforts around the globe.
Pot-vapor pen works, comic writes
Whoopi Goldberg says she’s in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.
In her new column for the Denver Post’s Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning entertainer writes that her “vape pen” relieves the devastating glaucoma headaches she suffers without overwhelming her with a marijuana high.
Goldberg’s debut column appeared Thursday.
She writes that marijuana eases the pressure, pain and stress of glaucoma, and her vaporizing pen allows her to get the right amount.
Goldberg says she’s discreet about using the pen if she’s in jurisdictions where medical marijuana is illegal.
Hank Williams songs to be released
Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.
“The Garden Spot Programs, 1950” features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but only the copies from one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, survived. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release May 20 by Omnivore Records.
The birthday bunch
Actress Barbara Hale is 93. Actor Actor James Woods is 67. Actor Rick Moranis is 61. Actor Eric Roberts is 58. Ventriloquist/comedian Jeff Dunham is 52. Talk show host Conan O’Brien is 51. Actress Maria Bello is 47. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 38. Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is 35. Actress Chloe Bennet is 22.