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Tyra Banks Wins Second Daytime Emmy Award for The Tyra Banks Show

Tyra Banks Wins Second Daytime Emmy Award for <em>The Tyra Banks Show</em

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The Tyra Banks Show took home its second Daytime Emmy for outstanding informative talk show at Sunday’s 36th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

It was only last year that the newbie talk show host, who told the world to “Kiss my fat ass!” won her first Emmy.

“You’ve got to move and I’ve totally redone my show from skin and guts — how it looks, feels all the way down to content, because of the changing generation,” Banks said.

At the podium, the model mogul gushed, “I love daytime television. I learned the birds and the bees from watching [General Hospital’s] Luke and Laura. I learned my ABCs, 1-2-3 from Sesame Street. This [Emmy] is for the women out there that do not feel beautiful … that do not have time to do their makeup … This is for you guys.”

Oprah Experienced Meltdown When Writing Time Article on Michelle Obama

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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.”

Madea Goes To Jail Sets Box-Office Record!

Blindie may not think it’s art, but Tyler Perry‘s Madea Goes To Jail didn’t only TOP the weekend box office, it set a Hollywood record.

Pulling in an impressive $41.1 million, Perry’s flick was the largest opening weekend gross on the fewest amount of screens ever (2,032, to be exact!). It was also the highest grossing weekend opening in Lionsgate history.

“It just tells you the power of the brand that is Tyler Perry,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers, said of Perry, who opened his multi-million dollar studio in Atlanta last October.

Oscar Watch 2009: Penelope Cruz, Slumdog Millionaire Win Academy Awards

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Ga Ga worthy drama Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture, Best Director, and many other Academy Awards at Sunday night’s prestigious ceremony.

Other Blindie faves Kate Winslet (Best Actress in The Reader) and Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) were also recognized for their superb acting work.

Here’s the short list of winners in the major categories:

Best picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Director
WINNER:
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Actor
Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
WINNER: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
WINNER: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Supporting actor
Josh Brolin, “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
WINNER: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Supporting actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
WINNER: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

Jennifer Hudson Wins Three NAACP Image Awards

Jennifer Hudson Wins Three NAACP Image Awards


Grammy and Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson took home three NAACP Image Awards on Thursday in the categories, best new artist, outstanding collaboration and best album.

Hudson, who suffered the tragic loss of her mother, sister and nephew, had been nominated in an impressive seven categories and received a standing ovation by the crowd.

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna, who were absent from the event, were nominated for Image Awards. Jamie Foxx beat out Brown in the category of outstanding male artist while Beyonce won over Rihanna for outstanding female artist of the year.

The NAACP celebrates it’s 100th anniversary this year.

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS

Color on the Cover: Michelle Obama Lands on Coveted March Vogue Cover

Color on the Cover: Michelle Obama Lands on Coveted March <em>Vogue</em> Cover

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama lands on the coveted spring issue of Vogue!

In a magenta silk sheath dress by Jason Wu (the same designer of her inaugural gown), the First Lady was interviewed by Editor At Large Andre Leon Talley, who called his interviews “one of the best experiences of my life.”

The self-described “mom in chief” to daughters Malia and Sasha also dishes on fashion to the prestigious mag.

“I’m not going to pretend that I don’t care about it,” she said. “But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear — people just have different tastes.”

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto Becomes One of Vanity Fair‘s ‘Vanities Girls’

<em>Slumdog Millionaire</em>‘s Freida Pinto Becomes One of <em>Vanity Fair</em>‘s ‘Vanities Girls’

Blindie went berserk after seeing Slumdog Millionaire beauty Freida Pinto featured in the coveted up-and-comers section, “Vanities,” in the March issue ofVanity Fair.

The 24-year-old Mumbai native, who made her mark as Latika in Danny Boyle’s award-darling Slumdog Millionaire, told the magazine of her hometown, “Bombay is literally the third character in the film, and a very important one.”

Of nabbing her star-making role, Pinto says, “I started getting obsessed with the role. Every time I met my friends I would read lines from the script!”