Rihanna joined Wyclef Jean & Maxwell on today’s Oprah show to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. She performed Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and all proceeds from the sales will go to aid Haiti during this trying time.
Rihanna’s remake of “Redemption Song” is available through iTunes and will be a donation to the efforts in Haiti with proceeds going to the charity Hope for Haiti Now. Thousands of people will benefit from the download of the song (and your ears will thank you too.)
Maxwell “Fistful of Tears” is also available for purchase through the iTunes store This single will also have the proceeds will benefit Hope for Haiti Now.
Now that’s the positive part… the negatives you’ll have to hear for yourself. Just press play…
During Mike Tyson’s initial appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, he expressed a bit of remorse over an incident with fellow fighter Evander Holyfield during their 1997 heavyweight title fight, where Mike bit Evander twice, once in each ear. The incident went down as one of the most talked-about moments in boxing history and the two have never officially discussed what happened. Evander contacted Oprah and asked if the two could reunite face to face on her show. O obliged and brought Mike back within a week of his interview for a historic interview between the two former foes.
Evander is still missing a small part of his ear but says he has moved past his anger:
“It was just shocking. It wasn’t really as bad as they made it out to be. The most important thing is that things happen for a reason, but it’s how you handle it,” he says. “At that moment, I was very angry. But eventually, when it’s all over, you realize that you gain more than you lost. … The most important thing for me was to forgive, and I forgave him and I was ready to move on.”
Boxing rivals Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield (photographed above during the 2009 ESPY Awards) are to scheduled to reunite in an upcoming episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Harpo Productions announced Wednesday that the two fighters will appear on Friday’s live episode for a historic appearance together. If you recall, Holyfield was forever changed by Tyson after their June 28, 1997 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Holyfield’s right ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight.
Tyson expressed a bit of remorse about the ear-biting incident during his one on one with Oprah this week, where he admitted that his initial apology to Holyfield was insincere. Oprah will now play referee as she gives Tyson a chance to man-up to his actions in front of her live audience. In the upcoming episode, Harpo Productions says Tyson will also take questions from the audience.
The Tyson/Holyfield episode airs Friday, October 16th. Check local listings for times.
Former heavyweight champion Iron Mike Tyson appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show today and talked about his entire life history. From his 8 month marriage to Robin Givens to his ear-biting episode with fellow fighter Evander Holyfield, Mike let it all out. Discussing his recent documentary, “Tyson”, Oprah seemed to play it safe with the questions but eventually got Mike to shed tears after asking probing question about the accidental death of Mike’s daughter. This was one interview I was waiting for and it didn’t leave me disappointed at all. Mike talked about wildin out with women and drugs and seemed like he’s a sincere…changed family man. But he’s still SCARY nonetheless…
Solange Knowles aka Beyonce’s baby sis is heading towards talk show fame today as she hits up the Oprah Winfrey Show. Solange follows bro in-law Jay-Z on the Oprah stage as she gets an opportunity to explain why she felt the need to shed her lacefront chop off her hair. [Sidebar: Didn't Tyra just do this...?] She will also delve into her choice of hairstyles over the years as Oprah discusses Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” documentary.
Check your local listings to see when you can tune in to “Oprah” in your area.