According to the AJC’s Atlanta Buzz, Oprah Winfrey just donated a whopping $1.5 million to the Ron Clark Academy after finding out the school was having trouble raising cash.
Along with the check, Winfrey included the following note praising the school for its work with students and with teachers from around the globe: Continue Reading…
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.”
Check out their historic reunion below: Continue Reading…
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.
In case you missed it:
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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…
Peep the full show below: Continue Reading…
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.
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Flix/Video ~ Solange & Estelle Perform LIVE at Center Stage Atlanta
Solange’s Ex, Daniel Smith, Breaks His Silence & Speaks on Their Failed Marriage
Jay-Z hit up the Oprah Winfrey Show today and almost everyone I know, including myself, rushed home to see it. Oprah visisted Jay’s childhood home in the Marcy projects in New York and also followed him around as CEO of Rockafella. What I found most interesting about the show was Oprah & Jay-Z’s discussion about the use of the “N” word in rap songs. As we know, O is not real tolerant of rappers (ask Ludacris) but she allowed Jay-Z to have his say on the matter. In the end, they agreed to disagree with both making valid points on the subject.
Check out the video below: Continue Reading…