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  • Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Mislead Oprah Winfrey By Pretending To Be Biracial?

    08/19/2015 6:13:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2015 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an “Oprah scholarship” to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger says King is white and has been lying about his ethnicity for years.
  • Pope Francis Invites Oprah, Ari Emanuel to the Vatican

    08/06/2015 5:02:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Belloni , Chris Gardner
    The pontiff has shortlisted Hollywood heavy-hitters for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The topic? Improving the church's portrayal in Western entertainment. Ari Emanuel might soon get a chance to hug it out with the pope. Sources say the William Morris Endeavor superagent and his co-CEO Patrick Whitesell are on a shortlist of media players whom reps for Pope Francis have approached for a special meeting at the Vatican this fall. The pontiff apparently is interested in discussing how the church is perceived by Western media influencers and ways to improve its portrayal in entertainment. The Vatican, which...
  • Trump Enters Presidential Race [semi-satire]

    06/20/2015 9:51:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 25 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Real estate baron and reality TV star Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination this week. In his announcement in front of a crowd—many of whom were paid $50 apiece to cheer him on—Trump pledged to secure government entitlements. “With the other Republicans in the race, you never know whether they might end up cutting or privatizing Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid,” Trump alleged. “Right here and right now I’m promising that these programs will be fully funded for as long as there is money to pay for them.” Trump...
  • Baltimore featured in Obama documentary

    06/20/2015 3:16:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Fritze
    Baltimore County schools are featured in a documentary that will air this weekend about President Barack Obama's initiative to help young men of color.. The film, which will run Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network, is focused on the president's My Brother's Keeper effort, which uses private money to target job training and educational programs at young men. "I always see myself in them," Obama said in a portion of the documentary released Friday. "I do know what it means to come of age uncertain about your place and not clear about what it means to...
  • Trump wants Oprah as his 2016 running mate

    06/17/2015 4:13:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.16.15 @ 9:00 pm | By Joe Tacopino
    <p>After declaring his run for the White House Tuesday, Trump appeared on ABC and said Oprah Winfrey would complete his presidential dream ticket.</p> <p>“I think Oprah would be great. I’d love to have Oprah,” Trump said. “I think we’d win easily, actually.”</p>
  • Trump wants Oprah on his ticket

    06/16/2015 10:51:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Newly minted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes he has a way to guarantee that he’ll win the White House: Oprah Winfrey on the ticket. "I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt from Trump's first interview after his Tuesday morning presidential announcement. "I think we'd win easily, actually.”
  • Oprah Winfrey Talks Keys to a Meaningful Life at Stanford University

    04/21/2015 2:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21/15 | Ian Cull
    The keys to a meaningful life. That’s what Oprah Winfrey was asked to give hundreds of students and faculty at Stanford University on Monday night. Winfrey was welcomed into the Stanford Memorial Church with a standing ovation. She started by sharing stories of her upbringing and faith. “I knew how to pay attention. I was a great observer of life, and I grew up believing that I was indeed for sure, God's child,” she said. Oprah spoke about what she finds important in life: choosing love over fear, becoming self-aware, and if you ever lose sight of your goals or...
  • Team-Obama: We Mark on the Curve Around Here

    04/10/2015 8:41:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-10-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s not for lack of humility that Big Guy gave his eponymous healthcare law a rating of 8 out of 10. “And the reason I don't put it at a 10 is because you can always improve something," he said in an interview with ABC News published Wednesday. It’s because it’s magnificence hasn’t been fully actualized yet. Watch out when that happens! Until then let’s just say it’s one of the more interesting applications of the 80/20 rule: having achieved 20% of the desired results we’re taking 80% of the credit.The high scoring is most likely due to one of...
  • Weebles Wobble Butt They Don’t Fall Down

    04/09/2015 8:02:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-9-2015 | MOTUS
    Who ARE these strange Weeble people, and why are they here? “Nikki Giovanni, Michelle Obama, Megan J. Brennan, Oprah Winfrey and Ross Rossin stand on stage during the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedication at Warner Theatre on April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.” Of course it has now been revealed that the quote attributed to Maya wasn’t actually hers: “Her stamp features the phrase, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” which the USPS attributed to Angelou—though the direct quote may actually be from a different author.” Normally that would be...
  • #dcpowerout: Lights go out on Oprah's speech in packed DC theatre

    04/07/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    WASHINGTON - Power outages left many wondering who turned out the lights in D.C. on Tuesday-- including OprahWinfrey. The power went off at D.C.'s Warner Theatre, right in the middle of Ms. Winfrey's speech honoring Maya Angelou. Winfrey was part of the dedication ceremony of a new U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp that honors Angelou. "I am honored to be here to stand her as her daughter, sister-friend at the unveiling of the Maya Forever-- FOREVER-- stamp," Winfrey said, and then the lights went out.
  • That Old (Irish) Gang of Mine

    03/17/2015 7:49:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-17-2015 | MOTUS
    I have a special St. Patrick’s Day greeting for you from my time vault; it’s a special performance from 2011, when all the gals - ValJar, Oprah, SanFran Nan, Hillz and Lady M - were still Bffs:Cherish this timeless memory because the time when you could get this group of dames together to don red wigs and do an Irish jig is long gone.This video was made before the Tea Party stole Nan’s control of the House, before Oprah was forced to cancel her own show, before the words “Benghazi” and “what difference, at this point, does it make” were...
  • Rob Bell, Gay Marriage, and the Movie Tombstone

    02/24/2015 9:55:33 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Canon Fodder ^ | 2/23/2015 | Michael J. Kruger
    It seems that Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey are pretty good friends these days. Bell has appeared on Oprah’s show numerous times, and just recently appeared, along with his wife Kristen, on her “Super Soul Sunday” episode over Valentine’s Day weekend. Their appearance was designed to promote their new book, The ZimZum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage (HarperOne: 2014). Now, I have to confess that I have no idea what the main title means. But, the subtitle is pretty bold. Given that marriage dates back to the very creation of mankind in Genesis, do we really need...
  • Rob Bell Not Faring Well

    02/19/2015 6:05:46 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    RCSproulJr.com ^ | 2-18-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Rob Bell believes the Bible is irrelevant. The Bible says Rob Bell is irrelevant. Transcript: At some level, I’m happy when this happens, it’s not that unusual. We have someone who makes a splash in our little world, the evangelical world. And he typically makes that splash because he’s quite effective at gathering large numbers. But after a while we begin to doubt his loyalty to the core convictions of evangelicals. Well, it’s not unusual when this happens that about this same time, our hero with the wide reach determines to turn on we evangelicals and embrace the broader world....
  • Oprah and Sharpton attack Black Lives Matter movement

    02/15/2015 12:16:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | February 12, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report
    Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are scared witless that the Black Lives Matter mobilization will become a sustained, independent political movement – one that challenges both the rich White rulers and their junior partners in the Black Misleadership Class. The viciousness of Winfrey’s and Sharpton’s assaults on the new crop of organizers is a good barometer of the nascent movement’s effectiveness, to date, in discomforting the comfortable. If one thing is clear to African-American youth, it is that so-called Black leadership has been complicit in the catastrophe that has engulfed their communities – that the “leaders” are part of the...
  • Why The Oprah Went to Selma

    01/19/2015 11:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we are at what many people think is the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday. And, no, it's got nothing to do with Martin Luther King Day. By the way, I may be engaged in one of the greatest career risks ever taken. I mean, given all this controversy out in Hollywood, showing up here on Martin Luther King Day could be seen as an act of disrespect. What I'll do is just fall back on the idea I had no idea, the staff didn't tell me again that this was a celebrated Monday holiday, and...
  • Not Just a Movie (Selma: Maureen Dowd labels depiction of LBJ as "Artful Falsehood)

    01/19/2015 6:58:09 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 88 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Jan 15 | maureen dowd
    I WENT Friday morning to see “Selma” and found myself watching it in a theater full of black teenagers.Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first Hollywood movie about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday weekend — an effort that was duplicated for students around the country. The kids did plenty of talking and texting, and plenty of fighting over whether there was too much talking and texting. Slowly but surely, though, the crowd was drawn in by the Scheherazade skills of the “Selma” director, Ava DuVernay. The horrific scene...
  • Oprah Winfrey, ‘Selma’ filmmakers to march in Alabama town to mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    01/17/2015 7:50:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    The creative team behind the Oscar-nominated film will march in Selma on Monday, as an homage to the events depicted in the film.The filmmakers of “Selma" will celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by marching in his honor. The creative team behind the drama, which received an Oscar nod for best picture but was snubbed in other major categories, will march in Selma, Ala., on Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ [Insufferable Woman Just Go Away!]

    01/16/2015 9:37:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 16, 2015 | Emily Heil
    Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ By Emily Heil January 16 at 10:45 AM But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of “Selma” (she’s the film’s producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of the cast and crew, along with some Washington dignitaries, to chow down on presidential popcorn and watch the civil-rights-era flick.
  • Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals

    01/17/2015 10:50:39 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    pjm ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The film's portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. It’s always interesting to witness the sanctimony of liberals (usually Democrats) when their narratives of history are challenged by those they say they “helped.” Thus it has happened with the movie Selma, which has focused negative attention on President Lyndon Johnson ... in The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., Garrow reported on the delight Johnson took in listening to the surveillance tapes of King (whom Garrow approvingly presented as a radical and socialist). Garrow wrote, “When one aide attempted to defend King’s sincerity on the issue of [opposition...
  • Oprah Winfrey snubs Al Sharpton, says protesters lack leadership

    01/04/2015 7:18:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    In what appeared to be a snub to Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey recently argued that demonstrators in New York City and Ferguson lack the same motivation and leadership of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. “I think it’s wonderful to march and to protest, and it’s wonderful to see all across the country people doing it,” Ms. Winfrey told People magazine while promoting her upcoming movie “Selma” in the magazine’s new issue. “ What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to...
  • Oprah on Recent Protests: 'I'm Looking For Leadership'

    01/02/2015 3:29:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    People Magazine ^ | January 1, 2015 | Mary Green
    Oprah Winfrey has been watching the protests in Ferguson and New York like everyone else. "I think it's wonderful to march and to protest and it's wonderful to see all across the country, people doing it," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. But it's not enough to march, says Winfrey. "What I'm looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, 'This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we're willing to do to get it.'"...
  • One Weird Trick From Dr. Claus To Make Your Life Perfect this Christmas

    12/21/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-21-2014 | MOTUS
    In our golden age of charlatans, shills, and hucksters…Oh look! Weasels!…why is this even news? “Half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice is baseless or wrong.” I mean, he calls himself Dr. Oz for crying out loud.I know: he’s a heart surgeon, with degrees from TWO Ivy League schools, ipso fatso, he must be smart. He was discovered by Oprah, thus given a platform on which to address the scientifically (and otherwise) illiterate American public, and the rest is history. Or at least history repeating itself. It’s an old story – medicine man shows up in town one day, set’s up...
  • Oprah’s network releases sneak peek of ‘The Rob Bell Show’

    11/25/2014 11:03:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Jonathan Merritt
    Riding on the success of a pile of bestselling books and a hit video series, Pastor Rob Bell became one of the most sought after religious speakers in America during the early 2000’s. But after Bell questioned whether hell was real in his New York Times bestselling book Love Wins, many conservative Christians tried to oust him from the inner circle of evangelicalism. How did Bell respond? By quietly bidding his haters adieu, leaving his church, and attaining even more success. In 2011, Bell was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and, after finding his...
  • Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama..

    11/18/2014 7:29:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama, And Other Celebrities Michigan parents are infuriated that the “Hall of Heroes” mural depicting historical figures at South Arbor Charter Academy has been replaced with paintings of Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and other celebrities. South Arbor Charter Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan, removed the likes of Albert Einstein, Betsy Ross, Gandhi, astronauts, Mother Teresa, and other accomplished historical figures and replaced their images with those of Oprah, Obama, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and J.K. Rowling. “This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of...
  • Oprah Car Mishap Sends Broward Mom Onto The Sidewalk, And Into Media Stardom!

    10/28/2014 5:06:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 10/27/14
    ....Broward mom of two Lori Geller Bender reacted rather well to her close encounter with Oprah’s SUV Saturday night in Miami Beach. She took a selfie with the queen of television talk (above) moments after the Cadillac Escalade ran over foot on Ocean Drive!
  • Raven-Symoné Tells Oprah Winfrey: "I Don't Want to Be Labeled Gay," "I'm Not an African American"

    10/06/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    E! ^ | October 6, 2014 | Zach Johnson
    The star of TV's The Cosby Show and That's So Raven sat down with Oprah Winfrey and attempted to clarify the misconceptions about who she is. One of the topics the women addressed occurred in August 2013, when the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. At the time, she tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." Many people saw it as her way of publicly coming out. Asked to explain, Raven replied, "That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country. But, I will say that I'm in...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Rob Bell Joins Oprah’s ‘Life You Want’ Tour

    Rob Bell will be out on the road as part of a new speaking tour. But unlike the intimate theater shows he used to host, his new platform will be in arenas around the country. Oprah has announced that Bell will be among the guests on her eight-city “The Life You Want Weekend” tour, kicking off this fall. In a press release, Oprah said, “All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space. I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to...
  • Oprah’s network sends Iyanla Vanzant, spiritual life coach, to ‘heal’ Ferguson

    08/27/2014 8:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Emily Yahr
    Last week, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network announced that it was sending Iyanla Vanzant — minister, spiritual life coach, host of OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life” — to Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown and the “subsequent unrest” in the town. The stated goal was for Vanzant to film a special episode of her TV show and “to listen to the people who have been adversely affected and to join the community in finding a path from violence into healing.” This news was met with a hefty amount of skepticism. It’s one thing for news cameras to be in...
  • 'Group-think' school program 'turns kids into sheep'

    08/25/2014 6:48:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/23/2014 | Paula Bolyard
    An Oprah-inspired program in public schools described by critics as an intrusive, emotionally manipulative effort with the laudable goal of ending bullying, cliques, gossip and other such behaviors, has been presented to a million students in 400 cities in 47 states. Challenge Day, the subject of the 2010 MTV series, “If You Really Knew Me,” promises to provide schools and communities with “experiential programs that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.” But critics contend Challenge Day, an independent, nonprofit program, can do more harm than good and pose a danger...
  • Oprah's New Movie,"Hundred Foot Journey".Anyone Anxious To See It?,What If It Bombs?

    08/06/2014 6:13:21 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 49 replies
    Did anyone see the ad for this film?God,how pathetic!"It's Deliciously Funny",according to some far left critics."Can't Wait To Taste The Movie"!Well,more or less,something like that.The movie promo is making it sound like it's going to be the next Forrest Gump or Titanic.We can only hope that "The Hundred Foot Journey" debuts at number 10.America gave up on Oprah way back in 2007/08 when she had declared that Obama was our modern day Jesus and was going to bring World Peace!&Will Keep Putin In Check!
  • Why Sarah Palin TV makes perfect sense ("Oprahesque")

    07/29/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Although it took six years for her to do it, former mayor of Wasilla/Alaska governor/GOP vice presidential nominee, and current author/Fox analyst/Tea Party favorite/social media pioneer/reality TV star and all around muckraker Sarah Palin has finally landed on her most perfect title: founder, The Sarah Palin Channel. Looking back, shouldn’t we have seen this Oprahesque turn coming all along? Palin, a communications major, always made for great TV. Even when she stumbled her way through those Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews in 2008, it was cringe-worthy, but hard to turn away. Well, maybe, she hasn’t always made for great...
  • Book: Oprah Winfrey calls Michelle Obama 'tiresome,' prefers Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner copied by Weasel Zippers copied by Right Wing News ^ | June 23, 2014 | by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
    Original Title:New Book: Oprah Calls Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett “Tiresome”, Says They Are “Walking Agendas” Who Always Want Something Ed Klein’s new book is giving Americans lots of juicy information about what life with the Royal Family — excuse me, First Family — is like. One of the juicy tidbits is that Oprah, the person that leaves Democrats clamoring for her backing, can’t stand Michelle Obama. ADVERTISEMENT Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World - Cocktails and Dinner The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new...
  • Maya Angleou Dispatcher Suspended

    06/01/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    An emergency dispatcher who made disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey during the Maya Angelou 911 call has been suspended. John Ruckh was heard on the 911 tape saying that Oprah, a friend of Angelou's had "fallen out of grace" after a controversial interview in which Oprah expressed her thoughts about race in America. "Unfortunately, I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded," Ruckh told the Winston-Salem Journal. "This is in no way a racial slur, slander, associated conversation ... I really hate that this happened at the time that it did, because this is taking away from Maya Angelou's...
  • 'Oprah deliberately set out to destroy my life. She's robbed me of my husband, and now my home.'

    06/01/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-1-14 | RYAN PARRY and DAN BATES
    Legal papers claim Oprah took part in a ‘conspiracy’ to force her father to divorce Barbara and kick her out of her home or she would cut him off. Vernon denied those claims Vernon complained about Barbara being controlling. 'I was wearing the britches or pants, but she was the head. She was running everything. I didn't like that Barbara imposed a three-year sex ban on Vernon, 81, after obtaining a video of him having sex with a crack addicted prostitute in his Nashville barbershop
  • 'The Shack' mania heads to big screen (Oprah to play the part of God!)

    05/31/2014 5:27:24 PM PDT · by equalator · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-31-2014 | Bob Unruh
    “It’s going to be interesting to see how people react to the movie – especially considering the fact that Winfrey is most likely playing the role of God. “‘The Shack’ goes to the heart of universal reconciliation, Christian universalism.” It created shock waves among many Christians not only for its theology but also for its portrayal of the Trinity as an elderly black woman, an Asian woman and a carpenter. Universalism is the belief that a God of love and goodness never would allow people to be separated from him forever, which means everyone ends up in heaven.
  • Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg releasing new movie on how immigrants give us better food

    05/18/2014 8:38:53 AM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-13-2014 | Yahoo Movies
    Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are releasing a new pro-immigration movie. The movie seeks to show how racial diversity has benefited France. The benefit is food. Because the only benefits of multiculturalism that the left-wing can ever cite is food and music. Ask any leftist “name a benefit of multiculturalism other than food or music” and they will absolutely come unhinged. Then they will call you a “racist” over and over. The movie is called “Hundred Foot Journey” and is based on a novel. The title refers to an uptight, cranky white French women discovering the Indians across the street...
  • Michael Sam's OWN documentary postponed

    05/17/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 16, 2014
    Representatives for Michael Sam announced Friday night that the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary about the NFL's first openly gay player has been put on hold. The postponement came after meetings with the St. Louis Rams, who selected Sam in the seventh round of the NFL Draft last weekend. "After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team," Erik Logan, president of the network, said in a statement.
  • OWN Postpones Michael Sam Docuseries

    05/16/2014 7:46:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 4:47 PM PDT 5/16/2014 by | Philiana Ng
    The news comes amid reports that the NFL and the St. Louis Rams were unaware of Sam’s docuseries plans and just two days after the Discovery-owned cable network officially greenlighted the reality show. ... “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, the untitled Michael Sam project has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN. “OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It’s clear that we, along with the world, recognize the important opportunity that Michael now has in this...
  • Oprah sued by 86-year-old nuclear physicist who claims TV mogul is blocking public hiking trails

    05/15/2014 7:36:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | AP
    A man who lives near Oprah Winfrey’s new property above Telluride, Colorado, is suing her for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails open to neighbours for decades. Retired nuclear physicist Charles D. Goodman claims Winfrey’s Yellow Brick Road company, the property’s former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a secret deal to close access to the trails that cut across the property purchased for $10.9 million in March. “I don’t care if Oprah is a neighbor, but if she is going to cut off access to trails, I don’t find that acceptable,” Goodman said in an interview with...
  • Michael Sam gets a reality show on Oprah’s network

    05/15/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 111 replies
    Pro Football Talk/NBC Sports ^ | 5/14/2014 | Michael David Smith
    Rams defensive end Michael Sam is getting a reality show. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it is working with Sam on a reality TV project that will show his life as the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” Oprah Winfrey said in a statement. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format.”
  • Michael Sam gets his own reality TV show: Openly gay NFL draftee to star in Oprah-produced series

    05/15/2014 6:29:49 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/15/14 | Daily Mail Reporters
    Michael Sam just got into the NFL, and now he's landed his own TV deal. The first-openly gay football player to be selected in the draft will be the focus of a new multi-part documentary series to air on Oprah's OWN network, produced by the same crew that filmed Lindsay Lohan's reality show. 'We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,' Oprah Winfrey said in a statement.
  • Oprah acquires rights to Sam series

    05/14/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 14, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months. Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will follow him through training camp as he tries to make the team. The...
  • Oprah Slams Clippers Owner Donald Sterling: 'A Plantation Mentality' (Video)

    04/29/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2014 | Hilary Lewis
    The mogul, on CBS This Morning to promote her new tea line with Starbucks, said Sterling's comments remind her of "a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014. It just doesn't fit."
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Negroes in the house! Negroes in the house!' Oprah shouted as her father and his wife

    04/22/2014 10:32:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2014 | Laura Collins
    Barbara Winfrey can pinpoint exactly when her divorce turned more ugly than she had ever thought possible. It was Friday 2 November 2012, her sixty-fourth birthday, and the day she received the telephone call that turned the implosion of her marriage into an 18-month legal battle with one of the most powerful celebrities on the planet – her stepdaughter, Oprah Winfrey. Barbara listened as Oprah delivered her thunderous ultimatum: ‘You say I never talk to you? I want to talk to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house.’ Earlier this month Barbara was finally served...
  • Sunday: First World Problems Day

    04/06/2014 10:03:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-6-2014 | MOTUS
    Today is First World Problem (FWP) Day: In which we examine issues and problems that only occur because as a culture we have more than our fair share of everything, including time to be outraged:So here we go, in no particular order, this week’s First World Problems:1. Our culture of plenty has resulted in an epidemic of obesity.Overweight kids have forced Lady M to lower the boom on fattening school lunches, resulting in cut backs on portions and variety. This has caused some student blow-back. (caution: “colorful” language)2. Our culture of Plenty and resulting obesity epidemic has caused a preoccupation...
  • Oprah developing race riot miniseries starring Octavia Spencer

    04/03/2014 3:48:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 3, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network is developing a two-part miniseries chronicling one of the ugliest and least-known chapters in U.S. history. In Tulsa, Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help) plays a journalist who investigates the 1921 Oklahoma race riots, where an estimated 300 people were believed to have been murdered amid post-WWI racial tension surrounding segregation laws and the prosperous black community of Greenwood. According to a 2011 New York Times story on the subject, “The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private…an episode so brutal that this city, in...
  • Billionaire will meet and greet you for $1000

    03/27/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-14 | DrJohn
    Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is planning a tour to help you with your life. The Oprah Winfrey experience is coming to an arena near you. Starting in September, Winfrey will set out on an eight-city Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend tour. The plan: pack 18,000-seat arenas for a two-day experience featuring a keynote by Winfrey, who will share her personal story and advice on Friday night, and group activities and speakers picked by her on Saturday. Among those signed to participate: Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, pastor Rob Bell, OWN star Iyanla Vanzant and, in certain cities, guru Deepak...
  • Is the Obama marriage on the rocks? Astonishing claims emerge of ugly fights

    01/18/2014 6:55:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-14 | Tom Leonard
    With invitations warning guests to ‘EBYC’ — Eat Before You Come — and rumours they’ll be dancing to star turns from Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z, it won’t be your usual White House knees-up. Michelle Obama was 50 yesterday and President Barack Obama will be feting his redoubtable First Lady tonight with a party that will give them the chance to let their hair down and forget their troubles for a few hours. The email inviting guests to the ‘snacks & sips & dancing & dessert’ advised them to wear comfortable shoes and practise their dance moves. Purse-lipped...
  • There Will Be Blood: Oprah Not Nominated for an Oscar

    01/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    When the 2014 Academy Awards nominees were announced early Thursday, all ears were attuned to the expected names. Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern given nods in their respective categories? Check. “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominating nominations for acting, writing, directing and best picture? No big surprises there, and all as it should be. Then, you cry. No nomination for Robert Redford for his astonishing one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All Is Lost”? Outrage! No Tom Hanks, who delivered such a subtle tour de force in “Captain Phillips”? The nerve! No...