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Quote of the Week: Pope Francis

Happy Birthday to Pope Francis who turns 78 today! Last year, the humble pontiff invited four homeless people to share in his birthday celebration at the Vatican. What surprises are in store this year? Perhaps thousands of tango dancers!

Craig Ferguson

Comedian and actor Craig Ferguson is the host of TV's The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
  • Comedian,
  • Television Host
  • (1962–)

Stephen Colbert

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert was a mock news correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show before hosting his own spin-off, The Colbert Show. In 2014, it was announced that Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of CBS' Late Show.
  • Talk Show Host,
  • Comedian
  • (1964–)

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel is a Nobel-Prize winning writer, teacher and activist known for the memoir Night, in which he recounts his experiences surviving the Holocaust.
  • Writer
  • (1928–)

J.D. Salinger

With his landmark novel Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger was an influential 20th-century American writer.
  • Author
  • (1919–2010)

Martina Navratilova

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova was one of the world's top tennis players in the 1970s and '80s.
  • Tennis Player,
  • Athlete
  • (1956–)

Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, the 56th governor of New York, is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and brother of news anchor Chris Cuomo. He formerly served as New York's attorney general and U.S. secretary of HUD.
  • Government Official,
  • Lawyer
  • (1957–)

Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
  • Lawyer,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • U.S. President
  • (1961–)

Simon Cameron

Simon Cameron was a Pennsylvania senator who later served as President Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war.
  • Business Leader,
  • Government Official,
  • U.S. Representative,
  • Editor
  • (1799–1889)

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11 Holiday Quotes By Famous People

Are you getting in the spirit now that you've feasted your festive eyes on St. Nick and Alice Cooper? We knew you would! For even more holiday cheer, read these fun and funny quotes from some famous folks in pop culture and history.

14 Awesome Forrest Gump Quotes

It's been 20 years since the simple wisdom of 'Forrest Gump' came into our lives. And with this milestone, Warner Bros. is releasing a special edition of the film on DVD with a slew of special features. Let's stroll down memory lane and re-live the best quotes from our favorite shrimp-boating, ping-pong champion, cross-country running hero, Forrest Gump.
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