02:01 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/21/2013 12:15PM
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, both of whom rose from humble beginnings to become two of the world's most powerful and visionary leaders, were honored Wednesday by President Obama with the nation's highest civilian award: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The honors were bestowed on a day during which Obama honored the legacy of John F. Kennedy, who created the award, by laying a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday.
The day of tributes began at the White House, where Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 living and deceased Americans for their contributions in fields ranging from sports and entertainment to science and public service.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 09:05AM
Well, that was quick! Liam Hemsworth has admitted in a new interview that he's single again.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star – who was spotted making out with Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez in September – tells Extra's Terri Seymour that he's not dating anyone right now.
"I don't have a lady at the moment," the 23-year-old admitted.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 05:00PM
It seems Jon and Kate Gosselin just can't agree on anything.
After Jon told Oprah Winfrey on the Nov. 3 episode of Where Are They Now that his children have "development" problems as a result of the family's former reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, his ex-wife took to her blog to defend her kids.
"I find it very heart breaking that my children's father chooses a public forum to discuss his current opinions of the 'development' of our children," she wrote on Monday. "These opinions are, in reality, value judgments and they are based on his limited visits (albeit mutually agreed upon)."
Originally posted 11/04/2013 06:00AM
The party's not over just because you've put away your Halloween costume.
When you're done retiring your respective masks to the back of your closet, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/03/2013 10:00AM
Oprah Winfrey's old stuff has fetched $600,000, said news reports Sunday morning.
In what was described as "an epic yard sale", the Saturday event went down in classic Oprah style: all for charity.
That seemed only to up the ante on what people were willing to spend. The Los Angeles Times noted that the Oprah touch sent prices on the most mundane items skyrocketing, simply because people wanted something that was Oprah's – including a teapot expected to go for $100.
In the end, it had another zero attached to its price tag.
Originally posted 11/03/2013 08:00AM
In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."
In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.
But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.
Originally posted 11/02/2013 08:00AM
Oprah Winfrey has way too much stuff. But she's remedying that with perhaps the greatest yard sale ever.
The media mogul, 59, is offloading treasures from her homes in Hawaii, Indiana and California at a giant sale Saturday that will take up three tents on the polo grounds in Santa Barbara, Calif.
And for those who can't make it in person, there's an online sale, too, with all proceeds benefiting Lady O's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
Originally posted 10/31/2013 11:20AM
Things aren't getting better between Jon and Kate Gosselin.
"I wish her the best in all that she does, but [we're] just moving in totally two different directions, just totally not on the same page at all about anything," the former reality dad says of his ex-wife in an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Sunday.
They are technically co-parenting their eight kids, but communication is minimal, Jon says, and it's not healthy for the children.
Originally posted 10/09/2013 08:30PM
When it comes to twerking, Robin Thicke maintains his innocence.
"That's all on her," Thicke, 36, says, referring to Miley Cyrus, 20, and their buzzed-about MTV Video Music Awards performance of his song "Blurred Lines."
"People ask me, 'Do you twerk?' I'm like, 'Listen, I'm the twerkee. I'm twerked upon," he explains on Sunday's episode of Oprah's Next Chapter (9 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network). "I don't twerk myself, okay? I'm just twerked upon.' "
Originally posted 09/10/2013 09:00AM
Some people think balloons make the party. But for Oprah Winfrey, they're her worst nightmare.
For October's O Magazine, the media mogul opens up about a real – and somewhat embarrassing – fear: balloons.
"I don't like balloons, and for my 40th birthday my entire staff decided to surprise me," recalls Winfrey, now 59."I come downstairs and the entire audience is filled with balloons. Literally, I'm stepping over balloons, having to walk through balloons and I'm so, like, 'Oh! When is one going to pop?'"
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