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"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
The Mighty looked great. She was the host, of course, and she chose Oscar de la Renta, and for her, he was perfect. A dress that apparently took 4 people over 250 hours to finish, and it really did fit her beautifully, so flattering, and the construction is magnificent and you can tell she felt magnificent and the styling, the hair, the makeup. Full Story
I was at an event a while ago talking to an “Oh I Know” girl, you know that girl? She knows everything. Everything is an Oh I Know. This is the best place to buy cheese – Oh I Know. I love this song – Oh I Know. I can’t find an affordable townhouse – Oh I Know. Few things in life are as annoying as the Oh I Know girl. Full Story
There are actors like James Franco who doesn't need the street cred and isn't a money whore who is willing to work it on daytime television just because he's curious and available (more on this tomorrow) and then there's Mo'Nique who delivers an outstanding, breathtaking performance in the sure to be nominated Oprah-backed Precious and she's refusing to promote it. Full Story
The theme of the Costume Institute Gala this past year was Model as Muse. Last year in 2008 it was the Superhero. The theme for 2010? The Church of Oprah. Indeed, the Mighty Opes has been named co-chair next year to celebrate “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” alongside, as always, Anna Wintour. Full Story
I am not an Oprah Winfrey fan. But I am definitely a fan of how Oprah responded to Chris Brown. Background: After Chris Brown beat his girlfriend, tried to force her out of his car, punched her repeatedly, and choked her until she almost lost consciousness Oprah dedicated a show to all “the Rihanna’s of the world” focusing on domestic violence, victims of abuse, and treatment for abusers and the abused. Full Story
The TIFF guest list was released this morning. Stacked with celebrities. None more powerful of course than the Mighty Herself, Oprah Winfrey. Looks like Precious is making an Oscar push. And as we all know, Oscar campaigns begin in Toronto. Which is why the Opes, being a producer, along with Tyler Perry, is throwing Her influence around where it’s needed to see this through. Full Story
Lately, instead of Madonna the pop star, it’s been all about Madonna the Mother – she’s still using her considerable resources to appeal Mercy’s Malawian adoption rejection, and also donated $500,000 to earthquake recovery efforts in Italy… Her face doesn’t seem to be as scary stretched and pulled either. Full Story