Bill Clinton gets standing ovation at Globes

2013-01-14 11:01
Los Angeles - Former US president Bill Clinton brought Hollywood to its feet with a brief appearance at the Golden Globe awards.

Clinton, 66, a favorite of the US entertainment industry, got a standing ovation when he stepped out on stage at the Beverly Hilton ballroom to introduce close friend Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln.

"A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives - winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals... I wouldn't know anything about that," he quipped.

'That was Hillary Clinton's husband'

Lincoln's struggle to end slavery was a reminder that "enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise", said Clinton, who left the White House 12 years ago this month after two terms.

"In Lincoln we see a man more interesting than the legend and a far better guide for future presidents."

No sooner was Clinton off the stage, co-host Amy Poehler squealed: "Wow! What an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband."

* The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be televised on M-Net on Monday at 20:30


  • preshen.govender.12382 - 2013-01-14 11:43

    Bill is used to the term "All rise"

  • Russophillia - 2013-01-14 11:44

    The man cheated on his wife while in office AND he was impeached for corruption. Him and Jacob Zuma would get along perfectly and yet he gets standind ovation from hollywood lefties? What a bunch of losers.

      amber.rancic - 2013-01-15 11:25

      He was impeached because of the affair, not corruption. He also managed one of the few balanced budgets the USA has had in the past 40 years or so, and was better at getting the two parties to work together than most.

  • nigel.olifaunt - 2013-01-14 15:43

    Are your sure it was a standing ovation and not a kneeling occasion?

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