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Precious Wins Toronto Festival’s People’s Choice Award

precious-movie-posterThe Lee Daniels directed and produced film Precious took home top honors at this year's Toronto Film Festival on Saturday nabbing the People's Choice Award. Previously titled Push, the intense drama has already picked up awards at the Sundance festival and has critics buzzing about possible Oscar noms. Last year's People's Choice Awards went to Slumdog Millionaire which then took home Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Oprah Winfrey has since picked up the film, which opens in theaters in November.
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Oprah Hangs With Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Declares the Rapper is Her ‘New Best Friend’

oprah-jay-z Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may have been notorious for snubbing rappers on her television show but the mogul was hanging out with Jay-Z in his old hood, Brooklyn's Marcy Projects, on Sunday and apparently loving every minute of it. The media powerhouse called into her best friend Gayle King's radio show on Monday and praised the rapper saying, "Oh, Jay-Z is my new best friend." "He was so charming and delightful, and he smelled so good! And it's that kind of thing where you hug a guy, and the scent is sort of buried in them. When we went to the second location, I could still smell him on me. It was like, 'Oh, this is wonderful.' " Winfrey said her two-hour interview with Hova would be for her magazine O and not for her talk show. "It was really a conversation, and at the end of the day, you feel like you get to know someone," she said. "I feel like I met a new friend. It was really great." Blindie is hoping Oprah is just trying to keep a Jay-Z television special under wraps by throwing everyone off with talk about the magazine. How can you have a two-hour interview with Beyonce's husband, and oh yeah, one of rap's biggest artist, and not air it on your show? Maybe 50 Cent was right when he told the Associated Press, "I think she caters to older white women...So, I could care less about Oprah or her show."
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Oprah Experienced Meltdown When Writing Time Article on Michelle Obama

oprah-winfrey-michelle-obama-ap We'd assume that not much can shake Queen of all Media Oprah Winfrey, but when the mogul was commissioned to write an essay on First Lady Michelle Obama for Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue, she had just that. "I had written the whole piece on my BlackBerry, and I was feeling really so great about it," Winfrey told the New York Daily News. "I wrote it in the memo section, and I went to hit save and I hit another key — and it disappeared. I lost the whole thing!" "I had to start all over. I was panicked. It was an absolute deadline, so it was crazy," she added. But in the end Oprah --who has appeared on the list every year since its inception--published her moving piece, which ended with Maya Angelou's iconic poem, "Phenomenal Woman."
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Oprah Signs Jenny McCarthy To Multi-Year TV Deal With Harpo Productions

oprah_winfreyjenny_mccarthy Oprah Winfrey is bestowing former Playboy model turned autistism activist Jenny McCarthy with a production deal that could launch McCarthy as the next big media personality since well, Oprah's other big media personality Dr. Phil. McCarthy has already started a blog on Oprah.com called "Give It Up Before Summer" on which she expounds about PMSing and her "awesome husband" Jim Carrey, even thought the two aren't officially married. According to The Hollywood Reporter the multi-platform, multi-year deal includes a syndicated talk show that McCarthy would host. Blindie hopes McCarthy's talk show fares than her ill-fated 1997 variety show "The Jenny McCarthy Show," because we've liked her ever since she was the man-handling co-host on MTV's "Singled out" PHOTO CREDIT: AP
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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Oprah Winfrey Warns Rihanna that Chris Brown “Will Hit You Again”

Oprah Winfrey finally weighs in on the domestic violence saga that is Chris Brown and Rihanna, and her message is clear: "He will hit you again." "Love doesn't hurt," Oprah said on her show Friday, announcing she will discuss domestic violence in an upcoming show. "I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world." Rihanna's reconciliation with Brown after her February 8th beating from her superstar boyfriend (who was charged with two felonies last week) surprised her family and fans alike, sparking a public debate about whether he'll do it again Speaking directly into the camera, Oprah said, "If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
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Oprah Winfrey Thanks God for Kate Winslet’s Real Breasts

Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet was on Oprah today and was praised by the Queen of ALL media, not for her acting, but for her "real breasts!" Referencing her sexually explicit drama, The Reader, Winfrey gushes to Winslet, "I love the fact that you have real breasts!" "In all the scenes, your breasts do what real breasts do," Oprah pointed out, saying that unlike augmented breasts they flap under her underarm when they lie down! "God bless your real breasts," Winfrey said, and Winslet thanks her.
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Precious Wins Toronto Festival’s People’s Choice Award

precious-movie-posterThe Lee Daniels directed and produced film Precious took home top honors at this year's Toronto Film Festival on Saturday nabbing the People's Choice Award. Previously titled Push, the intense drama has already picked up awards at the Sundance festival and has critics buzzing about possible Oscar noms. Last year's People's Choice Awards went to Slumdog Millionaire which then took home Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Oprah Winfrey has since picked up the film, which opens in theaters in November.
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Oprah Hangs With Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Declares the Rapper is Her ‘New Best Friend’

oprah-jay-z Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey may have been notorious for snubbing rappers on her television show but the mogul was hanging out with Jay-Z in his old hood, Brooklyn's Marcy Projects, on Sunday and apparently loving every minute of it. The media powerhouse called into her best friend Gayle King's radio show on Monday and praised the rapper saying, "Oh, Jay-Z is my new best friend." "He was so charming and delightful, and he smelled so good! And it's that kind of thing where you hug a guy, and the scent is sort of buried in them. When we went to the second location, I could still smell him on me. It was like, 'Oh, this is wonderful.' " Winfrey said her two-hour interview with Hova would be for her magazine O and not for her talk show. "It was really a conversation, and at the end of the day, you feel like you get to know someone," she said. "I feel like I met a new friend. It was really great." Blindie is hoping Oprah is just trying to keep a Jay-Z television special under wraps by throwing everyone off with talk about the magazine. How can you have a two-hour interview with Beyonce's husband, and oh yeah, one of rap's biggest artist, and not air it on your show? Maybe 50 Cent was right when he told the Associated Press, "I think she caters to older white women...So, I could care less about Oprah or her show."
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Oprah Experienced Meltdown When Writing Time Article on Michelle Obama

oprah-winfrey-michelle-obama-ap We'd assume that not much can shake Queen of all Media Oprah Winfrey, but when the mogul was commissioned to write an essay on First Lady Michelle Obama for Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue, she had just that. "I had written the whole piece on my BlackBerry, and I was feeling really so great about it," Winfrey told the New York Daily News. "I wrote it in the memo section, and I went to hit save and I hit another key — and it disappeared. I lost the whole thing!" "I had to start all over. I was panicked. It was an absolute deadline, so it was crazy," she added. But in the end Oprah --who has appeared on the list every year since its inception--published her moving piece, which ended with Maya Angelou's iconic poem, "Phenomenal Woman."
Read More

Oprah Signs Jenny McCarthy To Multi-Year TV Deal With Harpo Productions

oprah_winfreyjenny_mccarthy Oprah Winfrey is bestowing former Playboy model turned autistism activist Jenny McCarthy with a production deal that could launch McCarthy as the next big media personality since well, Oprah's other big media personality Dr. Phil. McCarthy has already started a blog on Oprah.com called "Give It Up Before Summer" on which she expounds about PMSing and her "awesome husband" Jim Carrey, even thought the two aren't officially married. According to The Hollywood Reporter the multi-platform, multi-year deal includes a syndicated talk show that McCarthy would host. Blindie hopes McCarthy's talk show fares than her ill-fated 1997 variety show "The Jenny McCarthy Show," because we've liked her ever since she was the man-handling co-host on MTV's "Singled out" PHOTO CREDIT: AP
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
Read More

Oprah Winfrey Warns Rihanna that Chris Brown “Will Hit You Again”

Oprah Winfrey finally weighs in on the domestic violence saga that is Chris Brown and Rihanna, and her message is clear: "He will hit you again." "Love doesn't hurt," Oprah said on her show Friday, announcing she will discuss domestic violence in an upcoming show. "I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world." Rihanna's reconciliation with Brown after her February 8th beating from her superstar boyfriend (who was charged with two felonies last week) surprised her family and fans alike, sparking a public debate about whether he'll do it again Speaking directly into the camera, Oprah said, "If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
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Oprah Winfrey Thanks God for Kate Winslet’s Real Breasts

Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet was on Oprah today and was praised by the Queen of ALL media, not for her acting, but for her "real breasts!" Referencing her sexually explicit drama, The Reader, Winfrey gushes to Winslet, "I love the fact that you have real breasts!" "In all the scenes, your breasts do what real breasts do," Oprah pointed out, saying that unlike augmented breasts they flap under her underarm when they lie down! "God bless your real breasts," Winfrey said, and Winslet thanks her.
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