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Lindsay Lohan Tells Oprah That She’s Only Done Cocaine “10 To 15 Times”

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Lindsay's "Sober Coach"
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  • Fresh out of her sixth visit to rehab, Lindsay Lohan confessed to Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” — which aired last night — that she feels she has finally hit rock bottom and will stay sober. She confessed she is addicted to alcohol and has only taken cocaine “10 to 15 times.”  Oprah also wisely suggested LiLo might be addicted to “chaos” as well. You think?! [Huffington Post]
  • A South African court indicted Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on charges of premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeve Steenkamp. Pistorius shot the model and reality star as she cowered behind the door in a bathroom in his home on Valentine’s Day; he claims he mistakenly thought she was an intruder. The case will go to trial in March 2014. [People]
  • Fox picked up one of Tina Fey’s two new comedies — the one set at a women’s college which has recently started admitting men. [Variety]
  • Prince William has given his first interview since the birth of his and Kate Middleon’s month-old son, George. He said he did indeed change the newborn’s first diaper at the hospital: “I wasn’t allowed to get away with that.  I had every midwife staring at me, ‘You do it.  You do it.’” [Socialite Life] Keep reading »

Oprah “Sorry” For Naming Switzerland In Racism Allegations

Oprah Winfrey apologized Monday for the media firestorm that resulted after she said she experienced racism first-hand while shopping in Switzerland.

“I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland,” Winfrey told the Associated Press. “I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don’t expect that you would be able to be there.” Read more at Celebuzz…

The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

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Check out Oprah's huge-ass Afro on the cover of O Magazine. Read More »
"I Love My Hair"
Watch "Sesame Street" school black girls on the beauty of their hair. Read More »
On Black Hair And Exercise
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The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

For the last several years, natural hair “trends” have been on the rise for African-American and other women in the U.S. Just last week, Oprah graced the cover of O Magazine donning an enormous Afro, much bigger than the one she wore in the late ’70s when she first started on primetime. Oprah’s gesture pays tribute to the millions of women who have tossed relaxers and weaves to the side and embraced their own hair — their natural hair.

As I wrote last spring, women of African decent, and some others too, sometimes use a product called a perm to make their hair “more manageable.” These began as a trend in the 1920s so blacks (both men and women) could more readily assimilate into white culture and evade the detriments of racism. If you’ve ever read or watched The Autobiography of Malcolm X, you’ll remember the scene in which he dunked his head in a toilet bowl to find reprieve from the smoldering “conk” (what a perm used to be called) he was using to straighten his hair.

Oprah’s hair was a wig designed by lock guru Andre Walker but the idea of it still persists – Afros, and other natural hairstyles are here to stay … or are they? Keep reading »

Oprah Winfrey To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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  • Oprah Winfrey is among this year’s honorees to receive the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for civilians. Winfrey will be one of four Black recipients of the medal. Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in outer space and the first known gay astronaut, will posthumously receive a medal. [The Root, LGBTQ Nation]
  • One in three young women are using withdrawal as their contraceptive method, according to a new study in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. LADIES! Do y’all want to get pregnant? NOT A RELIABLE METHOD! [US News & World Reports]
  • Comic bros says sexism is no big deal. [Think Progress]
  • Here are some possible new rules the Pentagon has come up with to curb sexual assaults in the military and hold perpetrators accountable. [New York Times] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “The Butler” Premiere

Director Lee Daniels’ new film “The Butler” chronicles the history of the White House through the eyes of an African-American butler named Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker. A lot of hot dudes, including Liev Shrieber and James Marsden, play the presidents, and Alex Pettyfer, perhaps typecast, plays a terrible sadistic landowner.

I don’t know if this movie is good or bad, but I was basically bawling after watching the trailer, so yeah, it’s that kind of film. Plus! Oprah’s in it! Oprah.

On Monday night, the film premiered in New York, and here’s what everyone wore.

Oprah & The N-Word
Oprah on the N-word
How Oprah got her friends to stop using the slur. Read More »
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Check out the good, the bad, and the ugly of celebrity style. Read More »
Get Oprah-fied
Of course you need a sweatshirt with Oprah's face on it. Read More »

Watch A Preview Of Lindsay Lohan’s Oprah Interview

Lindsay Lohan has completed rehab and I couldn’t be happier that she is sober and doing well. Nevertheless, between “Chelsea Lately” and “Oprah’s Next Chapter” it all seems a bit fast. Shouldn’t she be taking a break from the spotlight to work on her sobriety? Isn’t it obvious at this point that fame is at least a part of her issues? Oprah asks her if she is an addict, which obviously she is and what it’s like to have her name, Lindsay Lohan, synonymous with “child star gone wrong.” Bummer. Read more at College Candy…

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