Anna Wintour Dishes on Telling Oprah Winfrey to Lose 20 Pounds for 1998 Vogue Cover

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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.”

Ga Ga: The Official Trailer for Precious (aka Push) Creates Oscar Buzz

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!

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

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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!