Wyclef Jean takes his seat next to Al Gore

Everyone remembers the 2000 FloridaGate scandal in which Al Gore hung on for dear life despite the fact that the Bush family were already packing their bags to move into the White House.  Well, now Wyclef Jean can join the ranks of those who had trouble accepting that they’d had an election taken from them, except in Jean’s case, his name never even got on the ballot.  More than a month after the Haitian government rejected Wyclef Jean’s bid to run for president of Haiti, Jean has said that he has decided not to run in the election.  Decided not to run in the election where he was never a candidate in the first place.  In related news, I’ve decided to withdraw my bid to be the next Queen of England.

Producer Laurie David Denies Al Gore Affair

Producer Laurie David is vehemently denying a Star magazine report of an Al Gore affair with her that ruined his marriage. Al and Tipper Gore announced earlier this month they were separating after 40 years of wedlock. Star magazine claims an affair between Al Gore and Laurie David caused the split.

In the new issue of Star magazine, which hits stands on Wednesday, the tabloid claims producer Laurie David is the other woman behind Al and Tipper Gore’s separation.

Star has learned that Al has been having an affair with Laurie, who divorced Seinfeld creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David in 2007 amidst reports she was cheating with the caretaker of their Martha’s Vineyard summer home,” a statement on StarMagazine.com says.

“Al and Laurie went from friends to lovers,” an insider allegedly told Star. “It couldn’t be avoided.” Laurie David worked with Al Gore on the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

Laurie David denies any such affair ever happened, saying the Star report “is completely, patently false.” In a statement to Time.com, David said the rumor of an affair is “completely and totally untrue. I adore Al and Tipper and consider them part of my family. I’m in a committed relationship and couldn’t be happier.”

The National Enquirer, meanwhile, has their own theory. According to multiple anonymous sources – naturally – the Enquirer claims it was Tipper Gore’s jealous rage that tore them apart. However, a source allegedly told the Enquirer there has “never been any proof that Al had affairs.”

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* Correction: The previous photo included in this post was assumed to be a public use PR photo from the the International Documentary Association Awards in 2006, showing Al Gore with Laurie and Larry David. We have been informed it was not a public PR photo by the photographer. Thus, it has been removed out of courtesy. The original photo can still be seen here.

Al Gore and Wife Tipper Gore Separating After 40 Years

Former vice-president Al Gore and wife Tipper Gore announced Tuesday they are separating after 40 years of marriage.

Al Gore & Tipper Gore with Bill & Hillary Clinton (U.S. Gov.)
Al Gore & Tipper Gore with Bill & Hillary Clinton (U.S. Gov.)

Al and Tipper Gore made the announcement of their separation in an e-mail sent out oto friends and family.

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” the e-mail stated. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration… We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”

The e-mail announcing the separation was obtained and published by Politico.com. A representative for the couple confirmed the split. The seperation is shocking even to those close to the family. “I’m shocked — beyond shocked,” close friend Chris Downey told the Washington Post. “This is the least likely course of events I could imagine.”

Al and Tipper Gore have long been known for being an extremely ‘affectionate’ couple – even in the most public of venues. Check out this infamous video of them kissing at the 2000 Democratic National Convention:

 

Tipper and Al Gore, who met while they were in high school, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary just two weeks ago. They have four children together and three grandchildren.

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