Color on the Cover: Oprah Shares O Magazine Cover with Michelle Obama

o-mag-cover-michelle-obama-oprah-april-2009

Queen of all media Oprah Winfrey has stepped aside and giving half her cover of O magazine to First Lady Michelle Obama.

In the April issue of O, Oprah interviews the first lady from the White House.

“Say what you will about books—people do judge a magazine by its cover, which is why it’s important to me to keep the cover of this one looking fresh,” says Oprah. “And right now nothing—and I mean nothing—is fresher than the family that moved into the White House in January, sparking a national spirit of renewal the likes of which I’ve never seen.”

Blindie’s loving this cover with two of the highest-profile black women in the world!

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.

Oprah Donates $365k To ‘Vote However You Like’ Students Of Atlanta’s Ron Clark School

The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta was gifted with $365,000 from media mogul Oprah Winfrey last week.

When asked by Clark how she arrived at the denomination of the donation Oprah reportedly told him, “I’m sending $1,000 for every day of the year.”

The Academy made headlines last year when it’s middle schoolers sang their political song “You Can Vote However You Like” at the Coca-Cola Leadership Summit in Atlanta and subsequently performed on various news shows. The song, a remake of rapper T.I.’s hit song “Whatever You Like,” encouraged voter participation in the 2008 presidential election by offering both Democratic and Republican viewpoints

Clark, who has taught schools in rural North Carolina as well as a New York’s inner-city, opened the Academy in mid 2007 in Atlanta using funds from the sales of his two books The Essential 55 and The Excellent 11 and donations. He received the 2001 Disney Teacher of the Year award, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show twice and has been recognized for his use of music and dance in his teaching methodology. His story was made into a television movie in 2006 with Matthew Perry in the starring role.

Oprah Winfrey Signs Exclusive Movie Deal With HBO

Oprah Winfrey’s production company Harpo Films has signed an exclusive deal to develop and produce movies and miniseries for premium cable channel HBO.

The new three-year deal which begins in 2009 ends the long standing relationship Harpo Films has had with ABC that produced the Emmy-award winning films Tuesdays with Morrie and Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Kate Forte, president of Harpo Films said, “it just seemed like a natural progression to move to HBO.”

“Over the last year, every time that I was bringing up projects to Oprah, every time she’d say ‘this is perfect for HBO,” Forte added.

Winfrey’s own channel, aptly named OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is debuting next year but is expected to focus on non-scripted programming.

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS

ObamaNation: Oprah Winfrey Too Busy to Work in Barack’s Administration

She may have campaigned for Barack Obama during the election season, but Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey’s never considered working for the president-elect, according to the Associated Press.

“I have a few full-time jobs already and a few full-time commitments, you know — contractual commitments that say I have to be where I am,” she said. “So, it never ever occurred to me, not even occurred to me.”

“Even if I was offered, I still have contractual commitments and what could I do?” she added. “I do what I do best on TV every day.”

But she’s still a fan of Obama, going as far as relocating her show to Washington D.C. to witness history during inauguration week–and she’s still in need of a dress for the ball.

“I had a dress on the vision board, but I’m not sure that’s gonna fit,” she said, “so I have to work on something else.”

Oprah Winfrey Tops Women in Entertainment Power 100 List

Now that Barack Obama is the MOST fascinating person of 2008, Queen of Talk (er, Media) Oprah Winfrey, is the the most powerful woman in entertainment.

The head and face of Harpo, Inc. tops The Hollywood Reporter‘s 17th annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 special issue, which honors the top 100 women in the motion picture and TV industries.

“The decision to place Oprah at the top of the list was based on her dizzying array of Oprah-branded media and her immense cultural influence,” Hollywood Reporter Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Guider said. “Today’s most powerful woman in entertainment might just be the most influential woman in America.”

Other notables are Tyra Banks, President of Bankable Productions, at No. 36; Tina Fey, executive producer/writer/star of 30 Rock, at No. 51; and Shonda Rimes, creator/executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice at No. 56.

The list also ranked the Top 10 actresses by salary, with Angelina Jolie at No. 1, Julia Roberts at No. 2, followed by Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, and America’s new screen queen Katherine Heigl.

Tyler Perry Becomes First African American To Launch Major Film And TV Studio

Hollywood heavy hitters Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Sidney Poitier were on hand at a huge bash to celebrate and witness the unveiling of filmmaker Tyler Perry’s new multi-million dollar film and television studio in southwest Atlanta on Saturday.

The more than 200,000 square foot production complex is housed in a former Delta Air Lines’ business center and features sound stages named after some of the most influential African American entertainers of the twentieth century -Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Cicely Tyson.

The momentous occasion was marred only slightly by Writers Guild of America picketers outside the celebratory party protesting against the recent firing of four writers from Perry’s TV sitcom House of Payne.

Perry is the first African American to open a major film and television studio and plans to shoot his TBS sitcoms House of Payne and Meet The Browns at the new complex.

PHOTO: AP