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Oprah Winfrey went to a luxury goods store in Switzerland and wanted to look at a very expensive bag. She says the salesperson refused her service because “that one’s too expensive”, suggesting that the clerk assumed that Opes, being black, couldn’t afford the tote. The story made headlines everywhere last week prompting an apology from Swiss tourism and the store owner. Now the woman who denied O is insisting that it never went down that way. That she was totally professional and not racist and that the Opes is lying. Conservative members of the media are backing this claim, positing that Opes made it all up so that she could promote her movie, The Butler. And besides, how is it possible that Opes would go unnoticed?
As you know, I don’t go to Oprah Church. I am a heathen. Read Full Intro
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It's been a week since Lindsay Lohan was let out of rehab. In almost every article published after her release, Lohan has been described as "happy and healthy". Check her out in New York yesterday being followed around by Oprah's cameras for that reality series that will air on OWN. Full Story
Oprah’s exclusive interview with Lindsay Lohan will air on OWN on August 18. Preview clips are now being released. I’ve attached the first one below.
As I wrote at the time of the Mighty O’s sit-down with Lance Armstrong, O’s problem isn’t the first question. Anyone can ask a first tough question. And anyone can prepare for a first tough question, a list of tough questions. O’s weakness is the follow-up. She just doesn’t. This is why Armstrong chose her. He went to Oprah in part because Oprah would be easier than anyone else. Lindsay Lohan can come up with a response that sounds good but means actually nothing. She is an accomplished liar. Lindsay Lohan has always known how to say “the right things”. Lindsay Lohan’s issue is that she doesn’t DO the right thing. So while Oprah will certainly elicit tears from Lohan, what she’ll really get is more excuses. What she won’t get, because she can’t push for it, is the truth.
Yours in gossip,
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This is Beysus in Elie Saab at the premiere last night for her HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream, about Beyonce, interviewed by Beyonce, directed by Beyonce. I reviewed the film yesterday. Click here if you missed it. In short, Beyonce’s direction totally sucks and this is why you have to watch. Full Story
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Mighty Oprah Winfrey has felt a lot less … mighty these days, hasn’t she? On Friday, Oprah abruptly fired CAA and her agent Kevin Huvane, who is incredibly powerful in his own right. His past and present roster includes Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman, Clive Own, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellwegger, Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, and, as many of you know, his brother is publicist Stephen Huvane (Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, and more). Full Story
Written by DuanaDo you mourn Oprah? Do you miss her? Do you wish she was still on the air? I liked the Oprah show well enough. I watched sometimes and didn’t watch for weeks or months at a time and got annoyed when I would try to see it every day(because people did, and talked about it, and I was (am?) a certain type of pop culture snob that requires you to consume every single thing that’s on TV, at least before there were shows like ‘Best Week Ever’ and so forth) because it clogged up the PVR and sometimes I just didn’t care. Full Story
"A running theme in my life is to be used as vehicle for inspiring other people... I see myself as a messenger for a message that is greater than myself and my message is you can, you can, you can." (Source)
Who said it?
Is there any question? Of course. It was the Mighty Opes. The Mighty is currently promoting her network OWN and was at a Q&A session with media yesterday. There was a lot of storytelling. There were tears. Naturally. There was Opesie on the sell. And the product? Well, you read it yourself. She is selling Inspiration. Are you inspired?
There was a party last night in celebration of the launch of OWN. The Lord O held court among guests that included Mike Tyson. Read Full Intro
There’s a new interview with Barbara Walters. There’s a double Barbara tonight – the Mighty and also the Most Fascinating People of the Year. While talking with Barbara, Opes addresses the lesbian rumours: "I'm not a lesbian. I'm not even kind of a lesbian." The Mighty Opesey goes on to say that it’s annoying to have people think that because it suggests that she’s dishonest: "The reason why it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying. Full Story
Halle Berry did not work the carpet last night at the Frankie & Alice LA premiere with Olivier Martinez. This is now serious campaign season. And as previously reported, Halle has been hustling for one, hard, accelerating the release schedule for eligibility and enthusiastically working the circuit. Full Story