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Notorious Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour finally admitted to requesting Oprah to lose weight for her 1998 Vogue cover shoot.

Telling the talk show host to drop 20 pounds for her cover, Wintour revealed on 60 Minutes, “It was a very gentle suggestion. I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight.”

Oprah appeared on the October 1998 cover with the headline: “Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover.”

“She was a trooper,” Wintour added. “She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”

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The mark of a real household name is the endorsement deal–and with the recent announcement of Freida Pinto’s latest deal with powerhouse cosmetics brand L’Oreal, we thought it’d be apt to countdown five of our favorite beauty spokesmodels:

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1. Liya Kebede for Estee Lauder

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2. Queen Latifah for Cover Girl

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3. Beyonce for L’Oreal

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4. Halle Berry for Revlon

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5. Tyra Banks for Cover Girl

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In summer ’07, reports surfaced linking Rihanna to movie star Shia LaBeouf after the two stars were spotted eating and drinking together in L.A.

Now, in an interview with Playboy, LaBeouf admits that he did in fact date the pop princess–but their match wasn’t one made in heaven.

“[I was] filming a sword fight when I got the message. I said, ‘Can this be my life?’ ” LaBeouf said in the magazine’s June issue about how Ri Ri made her first move. The two later decided to hookup in person via text message.

“It never got beyond one date,” he added before saying his mom was the sexiest woman alive. “The spark wasn’t there. We weren’t passionate about each other in that way, so we remain friends.”

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The trailer for Precious which made waves at Sundance is creating Oscar buzz for Mo’Nique in her first dramatic role.

The film, which is an adaptation of Sapphire’s beloved novel Push, changed its title to avoid conflict with the Dakota Fanning sci-fi flick. The drama is about a teen girl (played by Gabourey Sidibe) wrestling with pregnancy, poverty, and an abusive mother (Mo’Nique).

We can’t wait for the flick (which also stars Mariah Carey and Paula Patton) to hit theaters!

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