Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has died after a brief illness, her family confirmed on Tuesday. The trailblazing novelist who pioneered modern literature with her works, such as "Beloved," and "Song of Solomon", was 88.
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FOB Vivica A. Fox was spotted leaving The Wendy Williams Show studio in New York City, where she promoted her upcoming Lifetime Television reality TV series. Vivica was dressed smartly in a Roberto Cavalli pantsuit and a Helen Yarmak white fur coat. It's amazing how young Aunt Viv looks! It looks like she shaved 10 years off her face.
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Despite spending thousands of dollars on weight loss procedures and skin bleaching treatments, Hollywood writer Shonda Rhimes says she's not interested in snagging a man.
The 45-year-old mother of three adopted daughters says she has no plans to ever get married. She said she dreamed of having children since she was 5.
TV anchor Gayle King was so disappointed in Beyonce's high carbohydrate vegan diet that she abandoned the controversial diet for Weight Watchers.
Gayle's bestie, Oprah is a minority shareholder in Weight Watchers. So Gayle gets her WW meals delivered for free.
Stars lost millions of fake followers after Instagram went on a house cleaning rampage yesterday in what is being called the great Instagram purge of 2014.
Former kiddie star Raven-Symoné confused her fans when she recently opened up to Oprah about her life and her sexuality. After years of staying mum on gossip regarding her sex life, Raven-Symoné put all rumors to rest with a single tweet. "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you," the 28-year-old Atlanta native tweeted on Aug. 2, 2103.
Michael Sam will probably never play another down in the NFL -- and he has no one to blame but himself.
Sam, a 24-year-old SEC Defensive Player of the year out of Missouri, announced his homosexuality in February, leading many to believe it was a calculated attempt on his part to boost his chances at the NFL draft in May. Being an SEC standout was no guarantee that Sam would be drafted at all. Even more suspect was the fact that Sam apparently inked a deal with Oprah OWN Network to film a reality TV series before he was even drafted. Then there was the wedding cake incident when Sam tongue kissed his feminine boyfriend on national TV on draft day. ESPN's cameras were there to film the 7th round draft pick licking icing off his boyfriend's face.
YouTube has an obsession with making Internet stars out of uncouth, uneducated people who are challenged by the English language. Remember Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown? Most of these Internet stars have no real talent, but they do have a unique knack for making a spectacle out of the mundane.
One such person is Chef Auntie Fee, a sassy woman who uploads videos to YouTube featuring her low budget cooking recipes.
Multimedia tycoon Oprah Winfrey shows off her ample curves on the cover of the June issue of O magazine.
In the cover story, the 60-year-old media magnate laughs in the face of Father Time.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) May 1, 2014
Incarcerated singer Chris Brown and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran are among the celebrities who have joined forces to bring attention to the 234 missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by militants 2 weeks ago.
Someone updated Brown's official Twitter account today with this haunting image of a young Nigerian girl in tears. The caption reads "#Bring Back Our Girls."
The militants of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram arrived at the boarding school in the dead of night. They exchanged gunfire with armed security guards outside the school before storming the school and rounding up the girls.
The frightened schoolgirls were herded onto waiting buses and motor scooters by the gunmen who assured them, “Don’t worry. Nothing will happen to you."
Lindsay Lohan's new self-titled reality TV show premiered on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network last night. The show was simulcast on the Discovery Channel for those who don't get OWN on cable. Despite an avalanche of hype and free press from the blogs and social media, Lindsay's reality show failed to attract TV viewers.
Actress Gabrielle Union, 40, was seen leaving the Trump SoHo Condo complex in New York City on Friday, August 2. The singer wore blond weave extensions in her hair.
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Rae Dawn Chong will not be invited as a guest on Oprah's 'Behind the Scenes' any time soon. The 'Color Purple' star badmouthed Oprah in a scandalous radio interview with Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
Stopping short of calling Oprah a narcissist, Chong said, "The thing that’s really great about Oprah, that you can’t take away from her, is that she is a great brown noser. If you were in a room with her, she will pick the most powerful person and she will become best friends with them.”
Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor" is the first TV project to spring forth from the much-publicized joint partnership between Television magnate Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry's film Studio based here in Atlanta.
"Love Thy Neighbor" is described in the press release as a "family comedy that serves up good food, great laughs and a whole lotta love." The series is written and directed by Tyler Perry.
People.com compiled a brief synopsis to familiarize you with the show's zany characters. "Love Thy Neighbor" premieres May 29th at 9/8C on OWN.
Oprah Winfrey is a woman on a mission to keep her struggling OWN Network from going under. In addition to her acclaimed series, Behind The Scenes, Oprah has movie projects in the works and a TV production deal with Tyler Perry.
Oprah's latest offering is a reality TV show featuring Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee and his colorful mom, former WNBA player Pamela McGee.
Media Megastars Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have joined forces to bring America 2 new scripted TV shows featuring a cast of Black actors. That's good news for all of us as Tyler and Oprah provide jobs that stimulate the local economy. Good for them! Last night Tyler leaked a sneak peek video on his Facebook page. Watch the video after the break.
Oprah's gripping interview with disgraced seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong left viewers with one lasting impression of him: arrogant.
Oprah did her homework; she knew that When dealing with a smug narcissist, who thinks he's smarter than the rest of the world, you allow him no wiggle room.
Singer Jennifer Hudson is losing too much weight. She doesn't look healthy. The slender 31-year-old Oscar winner attended the Versace SoHo store opening in NYC Wednesday. The Weight Watchers spokesperson was a finalist in the 3rd season of American Idol.
Oprah Winfrey is struggling to save her OWN Network by calling in favors from stars to appear on her 'Interview' specials. Over the weekend, Oprah, 58, flew to Barbados to interview troubled singer Rihanna, 24, for an upcoming TV special. In the past few months, O has interviewed Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and the big 3 members of the world champion Miami Heat.
While pulling out all the stops to save her network, Oprah hasn't put aside her love of acting. The billionaire was spotted on the New Orleans set of her new movie The Butler. In the film, O plays the wife of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, a man who served as the butler to eight American presidents over three decades.
Two of the biggest attention whores in the country got together for a narcism love fest on Wednesday. By that I mean Oprah Winfrey and Jay Z. I'm not interested in what either of them had to say, but I'm sure you are.
One thing I've learned from experience as a nurse and working with drug addicts is they are extremely unpredictable and untrustworthy. These people are major manipulators and tend to fabricate lies for attention. You can't believe a word that comes out of their mouths.
Which is why I ignore celebs (Whitney) who claim to have kicked their drug habits. Once a druggie, always a druggie.
When I heard about the Mackenzie Phillips rape/incest interview with Oprah (who believes every crazy thing these celebs tell her), I knew Mackenzie was making the whole thing up.
According to her stepmother, Michelle Williams, who was married to Mackenzie's dad -- the one Mac claims raped her when she was 19 -- Mackenzie has a history of lying and manipulative behavior to get what she wants (drugs). I also wondered if there was a book deal or movie deal in the works. Sure enough, Mackenzie has a book coming out just in time to keep fueling her drug habit.
Showbiz411's Roger Friedman also suspected Mackenzie was lying and reached out to Michelle Phillips who confirmed Mackenzie is lying to sell copies of her book.
“She told me, then she called me back and said, ‘You know I’m joking.' I said it wasn’t funny. Mackenzie said, ‘I guess we have different senses of humor.’ John was a bad parent, and a drug addict. But fucking his daughter? If she thinks it’s true, why isn’t she with a good psychiatrist on a couch? I think it’s unconscionable that Oprah would let her do her show. I have every reason to believe it’s untrue. Oprah should be more judicious about who she has on her show."
"Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness. She’s had a needle stuck up her arm for 35 years. She was arrested for heroin and coke just recently. She did ‘Celebrity Rehab’ and now she writes a book. The whole thing is timed.”
The whole thing is also ridiculous. After the entire pregnant male fiasco, I don't know why people continue to waste their time watching Oprah's show.
Even style icons make mistakes. We've all seen Rihanna when she's on top of her game. But obviously, Rihanna took the weekend off. We don't know why she threw a faux fur vest over a striped top with black leggings and gold accessories that would make Mr. T proud. But we hope she gets over her 60s style obsession and returns to her senses.
Speaking of a hot sizzling mess, what was going on with Beyonce down under in Australia over the weekend? Judging by the smudged lipstick, either Bey was in a great hurry to join her hubby Jay Z in London or she let Solange's son Jules apply her lip gloss.
I guess Jay Z's mother never told him that if he makes ugly faces too frequently, his mug will freeze in that position? Maybe that explains why Jigga always looks like he's taking a dump. That and the fact that he's pushing 41 now and is dependent on his prescription Viagra to keep him "up" so to speak. Jay Z performed live with rock band Coldplay in London, England over the weekend, and nobody cared.
Big baby LeBron James is everywhere these days. Yesterday, LeBron played catch with members of the Dallas Cowboys before they lost to the lowly NY Giants. Maybe he brought them bad luck?
RHOA cast member Sheree Whitfield wrapped up her fashion line debut in NYC and flew back to Atlanta Saturday, just in time to attend a Hennessy event at the Velvet Room. I guess she knows exactly where to go to be seen, huh? Speaking of fake azzes, I hear that Sheree joined the long list of women who opted for butt injections instead of the fashionable butt pads made popular by Beyonce. A loyal reader tells me she bumped up against Sheree and mistook her butt for a concrete slab. "It was THAT hard," wrote my reader in an email.
Here's the music video for Whitney's single "I Look To You" off her #1 album by the same title. Whitney will appear on Oprah's show on Monday and Tuesday. I hope she kills this song. She needs a strong performance to dead all the rumors that she's a has-been whose voice is shot.
Now we know why the Queen of Talk, Oprah Winfrey didn't get the first exclusive interview with woman beater Chris Brown since his arrest in February on assault charges.
According to TMZ.com:
People magazine asked Brown about the fact that Oprah did "a show on abuse, inspired by Rihanna." Chris replied:
"I commend Oprah on being like, 'This is a problem,' but it was a slap in my face. I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could have been more helpful, like, 'Okay, I'm going to help both of these people out.'"
TMZ called Oprah for a comment, and Oprah's rep sent TMZ the following response:
"Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs."
Ouch! That was harsh.
The ultimate narcissist -- TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey, appears on every cover of her eponymous publication titled simply O: The Oprah Magazine. It is a magazine that, as the title suggests, is by, for, and about Oprah.
If you're a regular reader, you know how I feel about self-indulgent narcissists like Oprah. But the October issue of O is something special. It's a case study of what happens when one big narcissist meets head-on with another big narcissist. As you know, Oprah interviews Jay Z in that issue.
I must admit I did expect Oprah to put Jay Z on the cover of her magazine. I figured his oversized ego would demand it. But in fact, it took me some time to even find a reference to the Jay Z piece on the cover.
There it is, way down at the bottom right corner of the magazine, tucked under the subheading, "BEHOLD THE $30 BAG."
Jay Z's subheading is set in smaller typeface than the subheading above it -- almost as an afterthought.
Oprah, who makes no bones about her contempt for rappers, queries the rap mogul on his drug dealing past, his marriage to wife Beyonce, on being shot at, and his continued use of the N word:
O: Do you believe that using the N word is necessary?
J: Nothing is necessary. It’s just become part of the way we communicate. My generation hasn’t had the same experience with that word that generations of people before us had. We weren’t so close to the pain. So in our way, we disarmed the word. We took the fire pin out of the grenade.
The Obama's continued their vacation today as Vice President Joe Biden represented Obama at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Hyannis, MA. Obama will hold another fake town hall meeting on health insurance reform with a bussed-in, pre-screened audience before flying off to visit Yellowstone National Park on Saturday and the Grand Canyon on Sunday.
Talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey, center, and her BFF Gayle King, right, comfort Maria Shriver, left, whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away Tuesday at age 88.
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TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and her lover, er, I mean BFF Gayle King, ate out yesterday with singer Alicia Keys, who is still dogged by persistent rumors that she's a lesbun. Yes, we know that allegedly Alicia is with that hawk nosed producer, but the lesbun rumors persist just the same.
By the way, is Alicia Keys looking a little chunky around the midsection and thighs like she might be pregnant?
And speaking of pregnant, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson isn't any more -- pregnant, that is. She gave birth to a son yesterday. Congrats to Jennifer and her sperm donor (and alleged butt surfer) Punk!
MORE Celebs Out & About pics after the break!
It began with one post on Oprah Winfrey's popular website Oprah.com. A of Hillary Clinton's supporter blowing off steam following Barack Obama's upset victory over Hillary in the Iowa Caucuses, criticized Oprah for backing Obama over Clinton.
"I cannot believe that women all over this country are not up in arms over Oprah’s backing of Obama," Hillary's campaign supporter wrote. "For the first time in history we actually have a shot at putting a woman in the White House and Oprah backs the black MAN. She’s choosing her race over her gender." That post prompted hundreds of abusive comments from angry white women who consider Oprah a traitor for turning against another white woman.
Well, welcome to the club ladies. For the first time in Oprah's history she puts her own race over YOU and the black community is rejoicing! We will never forget the scenes from Forsyth County, Georgia 18 years ago of Oprah hugging and kissing racist whites who had earlier hurled racial epithets and stones at our black men.
Oprah's popularity took a hit in the black community but she continued to focus on issues that were relevant to her white female audience. Her predominantly white female audience made Oprah a billionaire - and she returned the favor many times over. Instead of filling her audience with needy minority families when she gave away millions of dollars worth of her favorite things, the recipients were mostly affluent white women who afford their own favorite things.
Oprah is widely credited with helping Obama in Iowa. But Oprah, dubbed the Queen of All Media, has not campaigned for him since. While Obama's aides suggest Oprah may return to the campaign trail, her critics believe she is running scared. Isn't it ironic that the same women who put Oprah in power are now denying her right to support the candidate she believes in?