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Pharrell’s Happy Tears On Oprah Will Give You All The Warm Fuzzies

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"Why am I crying on Oprah?"

If you’ve been anywhere with a radio these past few months, you know Pharrell’s song “Happy” has started something of a movement. He sat down with Oprah Winfrey and watched a clip of how his song has touched people all over the world. He can’t help but cry some happy tears! Oprah tends to have that effect. “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and I appreciate the fact that people have believed in me so long to the point [where I can] feel that,” he cries. Try not to tear up yourself when you watch! [The Grio]

Oprah’s Tired Of Lindsay Lohan’s Bullshit, And Is The Only Person Not Afraid To Tell Her

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"You need to cut the bullshit."

Despite all of Lindsay Lohan’s countless fuck-ups, she still appears to be surrounded by entourage of sycophants. Everyone, that is, but Oprah Winfrey. Documentary filmmaker Amy Rice teamed up with OWN for a new docu-series that gives a peek behind the curtain of the troubled actress’ life.

“There’s nothing left in having a drink for me…There’s no party that I haven’t gone to, there’s no person that I haven’t hung out with,there’s no situation that, you know, I haven’t been exposed to,” Lilo crows in the trailer’s opening sequence, more like a 77-year-old than a 27-year-old. Keep reading »

Oprah’s Modeling Days Might Be Over

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Oprah is nothing if not efficient, even when it comes to her modeling habits. When she shoots her O Magazine covers, she plows through three issues in one day. According to the New York Post, however, Oprah tired of all that posing and plans to retire her face from the magazine soon. What a bummer! Without her talk show every weekday as a reminder of her presence, there’s something strangely comforting about seeing her smiling on the magazine rack in the supermarket checkout line. Or maybe that’s just me. And maybe that’s also sort of creepy. I guess so many years as a cover girl just tires you out. Here’s hoping she changes her mind [Huffington Post]

Diablo Cody & Oprah Developing HBO Show Together

  • HBO is developing a show from Diablo Cody (!!!) and Oprah (!!!!!) based on the book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing, and What’s Really Making You Crazy, by Julie Holland.  Yes, please. [NYMag.com]
  • Prepare yourself for this weekend’s 50th anniversary special of “Doctor Who”!  [The Daily Dot]
  • Remember Irene from “The Real World: Seattle”?  The one who had Lyme disease? And got slapped in the face by Stephen? Well, she has an essay on New York magazine’s website and it is epic. [NYMag.com]
  • Prosecutors have dropped aggravated stalking charges against two girls who bullied Florida 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick before her death. They determined that the behavior of the girls, ages 14 and 12, did not rise to the level of a crime. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey Receive The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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  • Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Ironically, Steinem was the first-ever woman to speak at the Club in 1971 and, at the time, was given the traditional gift of a men’s tie. [Ms Magazine, Marie Claire]
  • The Supreme Court refused to block a restriction on Texas abortions. [New York Times]
  • An Alabama woman has spoken out about the sentencing of her rapist, Austin Clem, who received no jail time despite being convicted of three rape charges, including raping her when she was only 13. [New York Times]
  • The General Synod of the Church of England voted to allow women to be bishops. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Oprah Winfrey Will Auction Pillows, Antiques To The Peasants

  • Do you want Oprah’s pillows? Her armchairs? Then hustle over to Oprah’s home auction on November 2, when she sells crap she doesn’t want anymore after a huge renovation. And it’s for a good cause! Proceeds from the auction will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund.  [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Miley Cyrus has removed her name from every iTunes item related to “Hannah Montana.” [Flavorwire]
  • New gossipy theory on why the Jonas Brothers hastily cancelled their tour: Joe Jonas is checking into rehab. [ONTD]
  • Mario Singer, husband of “Real Housewives Of New York””s Ramona Singer, reportedly got a 20-something “blond socialite” pregnant this summer and paid for her to have an abortion. [Page Six]
  • Whoopsies! Craig Robinson from “The Office” and “This Is The End” was arrested in the Bahamas for possession of Ecstasy and pot. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Oprah Winfrey Nearly Suffered A Nervous Breakdown

  • Oprah Winfrey confessed she suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown earlier this year over too much chaos in her life. Oh no! Who will be Oprah’s Oprah?  [Access Hollywood]
  • Father Of The Year Kevin Federline is putting his foot down over Britney Spears’ plan to let their eight-year-old son Sean Preston occasionally appear onstage at her Las Vegas show. [TMZ]
  • Kanye West is claiming self-defense against a paparazzo suing for criminal battery after an incident at LAX over the summer. [US Weekly]
  • Super cute: check out Zooey Deschanel’s dominoes-style nail art from the Emmy’s. [Elle]
  • Model Katia Elizarova opens up about how agencies  and club promoters push young women to hang out with much-older men and how models pull their teeth out to make them look skinnier. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Of course you want to listen to Amy Poehler freestyle about butter. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

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

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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 »

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 »
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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’s “Fat,” So Racism Can’t Be That Bad, Says Rush Limbaugh

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  • While recently shopping in Zurich, Switzerland, a shop clerk refused to show Oprah Winfrey a purse because it was “too expensive.” But Rush Limbaugh wants to assure us all that this didn’t happen because of racism against Black women, but because Oprah is “fat.” [Media Matters For America]
  • Corporate lobbyists representing Macy’s and Kroger got the Texas governor to veto an equal pay bill. [The Daily Beast]
  • Listen to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” in Virginia lie to women about how abortions ruin relationships, the birth control pill causes breast cancer, and condoms don’t protect against STDs. [Cosmopolitan, The Nation]
  • Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has called for San Diego mayor Bob Filner to resign following double-digit allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. [Talking Points Memo]
  • 10 tips for keeping your man happy … courtesy of the 1950s. [Mental Floss] Keep reading »
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