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Roger Ebert Gets His Voice Back


In 2001, film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and over the years has gone through multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy to battle the illness, including having a significant portion of his jaw removed. As a result, he can no longer eat or drink (he’s fed through a feeding tube) and cannot speak. A few weeks ago, Ebert was photographed and interviewed by Esquire, his familiar face having changed so much that many considered the image to be shocking. Ebert appeared on “Oprah” today with his wife of 18 years, Chaz, and the interview was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Oprah asked the legend whether he remembers what the last words he spoke were, to which Ebert replied that he didn’t because he didn’t know at the time that they would be his last words. He said he hoped, however, that his last words were “I love you” to his wife, who Oprah credited with inspiring Ebert to go on living despite his very difficult circumstances. In the clip above, Ebert and Chaz hear, for the first time, a computerized voice (Ebert “speaks” by typing into a computer which says his words out loud) that has been created to match Ebert’s own voice, before his illness resulted in his loss of speech. Keep reading »

Now You Can Shop Oprah’s Closet

Oprah Winfrey is all about the generosity. After all, she devotes an entire episode of her talk show each year to gifting the guests with her favorite things. Now, in an effort to “de-clutter” her life, Oprah went through her entire closet, and chose 150 items to sell on eBay. But while I’ll go through my closet to raise funds for new shopping trips, Oprah has a philanthropic motive. The funds from her sale will go to her Leadership Academy of Girls, a school that she founded. So, while you’re relishing your new designer handbag which was previously owned by a media mogul, you’ll be able to feel good about your new purchase. Of the 150 items, you’ll find all of the big names — a Valentino satin evening bag, a Tahari purple silk dress coat, and even Chanel. Bid on your favorites until March 11! [People Style Watch] Keep reading »

Cheri Young On John Edwards’ Sex Video: “He Knew He Was Being Taped”


Yesterday on “Oprah,” Andrew and Cheri Young continued their “Ratting Out John Edwards” book tour of doom, discussing everything from why they agreed to lie for the former-Senator/Presidential candidate, how Edwards has changed since 2004, and, of course, that infamous sex tape. In the clip above, Cheri seems super, well, psyched to give away some details, but stops short of saying anything really juicy — aside from the fact that Rielle was holding the camera in the vid, and Edwards knew he was being taped. Call me nuts, but my dirty, nosey mind wants more specifics on those sex acts. But I’m a perv. Keep reading »

Oprah Awkwardly Attacks Drew Brees’ Face


Oh, Oprah. Last week she invited New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on her show. If you’ve seen him at least once sans helmet, you know that he has a birthmark by his eye. Oprah, apparently had no idea. Watch above as she says, “Who just kissed you? There’s a big old smudge right there,” and then tries to wipe it off. Awk-ward. Keep reading »

Tracy Morgan And Oprah Hit A “Rough Patch”


“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was on “Letterman” last night where he confessed that he and his “valentine,” Oprah, have recently hit a “rough patch. “Every time I turn around she on the phone with Gayle! Get off the phone with Gayle! Gayle this, Gayle that. What about me?!” And then when Dave tried to change the subject and asked if Tracy’s been watching the winter Olympics, he replied: “Black people don’t watch the winter Olympics.” Oh, Tracy! [via YouTube] Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Jen’s Taking Brad Back? Oprah’s “Big Gay Lie”?

I don’t know how, but it’s Wednesday again. Time to head over to TGIW for some wings and beer and pretend there aren’t 2.5 more days left in the work week. And with all the excitement of award shows and new TV seasons starting up again, you might not have realized that celebrities have been creating little scandals for our amusement! Or, more accurately, that the tabloid writers have been racking their brains to find fictional ways to thrill us. And because you’re an adult who doesn’t have time to worry about such pettiness, we’ve done it for you by compiling the most interesting stories from all your favorite tabloids. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

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