Media mogul Oprah Winfrey posed with her hands in her deep pockets last week (January 6, 2011) as she arrived for OWN – The Oprah Winfrey Network’s 2011 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Party at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.
America’s most beloved talk show host revealed recently that disappointment and failure once sent her into a eating binge that made her pack on the pounds…. at least 30 of em!
Oprah says her worst career moment was the box-office failure of her movie “Beloved.” It sent her into what she calls a “macaroni-and-cheese-eating tailspin.”
Winfrey starred as a former slave in the 1998 film based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The movie had the misfortune to open the same weekend as the slasher film, “Bride of Chucky.”
“Beloved” was a flop.
Winfrey tells Piers Morgan in an interview for his new CNN talk show that it was the only time she was ever depressed. She says she told her chef to make some mac-and-cheese to help her cope.
Asked how much, Winfrey says with a laugh, “About 30 pounds’ worth.” (source)
We all face disappointments at times. At least O can admit she’s still human even though she OWN’s just about everyting…
Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King are closer than close. They tell each other everything and Oprah refers to her frequently as “my best friend Gayle” on the show.
Due to their close knit friendship, rumors have circulated over the years that the two are way more than just friends. Some have gone so far as to state that Oprah & Gayle are lesbian lovers. I’ve never understood why some people question a close female relationship as sexual… everybody is not dayum ghay!
Oprah speaks candidly to Barbara Walters and tearfully explains her deep connection to her best friend. She also confronts those lesbian rumors head on as well as discusses why she’s so hush hush about Steadman Graham.
Check out a video preview of the interview below: Continue Reading…
Tyler Perry will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to reveal “devastating secrets,” about being molested as a child. Oprah bills the interview as one of the most groundbreaking she’s done this year:
He was beaten, scarred and nearly broken. In a groundbreaking interview, Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry reveals the devastating details of his childhood sexual abuse.
Perry promises, “It’s the most in-depth and revelatory interview I have ever done.”
In a preview of the interview, which can be seen HERE, the filmmaker chokes back tears as he recalls the day he “died,” when he was first molested. He recounts to Oprah that it happened more than once – with men and a woman. He said he once blacked-out for three days afterward, telling Winfrey, “It’s so disgusting.
Tyler first acknowledged being abused as a child after receiving after experiencing a flood of memories following a screening of the Oscar-nominated Precious, which he co-produced, he even revealed that it was a man in his church who molested him.
[READ: Tyler Perry Blogs About His Abusive Childhood]
I wonder if Oprah will bring up the obvious similarities to the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal…
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As the final season of The Oprah Show winds up, Oprah is securing a few heavy interviews. I was almost starting to feel some kinda way about this final season after her last few shows where she revisited DL brothers (who DIDN’T know JL King was Gay?) and the show on 30 something virgins almost killed my soul.
But I digress…
Lady O is back in the game again as she visits the Jackson compound to interview the legendary parents of the Jackson clan, Joe and Katherine Jackson.
Word is… the interview focused on Michael, with Katherine talking about his life, his kids and the book she put together about his life.
No word yet on when the episode will air but check out a few leaked photos from inside… Continue Reading…
Lady GaGa struts her stuff in London’s Heathrow airport dressed in yet another one of her signature outfits. Normally we’d all be laughing at her sci-fi like ensemble, a bizarre mix of thigh-high black leather chaps and platform heel-less boots, but this time it’s her balance that’s got everyone tickled.
Although she tried her best to steady herself, the 24-year-old star still tumbled over as it became clear those boots…designed by Noritaka Tatehana,were certainly not made for walking.
Ouch! Not cute at all…
Lady GaGa may have fell down, but she got up again. I dunno why we find falls so funny but CLICK HERE to revisit a classic tumble video that’ll really tickle your tummy!
In related news, y’all seen GaGa’s Vogue spread with Oprah? Continue Reading…
The Ron Clark Academy honored it’s first graduating class yesterday with a surprise visit from a very special guest… OPRAH!
Oprah Winfrey, who has generously donated nearly $2 million to the private school, decided to deliver her well-wishes to the Class of 2010 in person. Continue Reading…