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March 9th, 2014
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celebsoninstagram:

Oprah: “Just finished GREAT convo with @KevinHart4real. Like him even more! #OprahPrime” (http://instagram.com/p/lVtdbmSS_0/)

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Reblogged from Celebs on Instagram
August 28th, 2013
thesmithian

“It’s an opportunity…to recall where we once were in this nation,” Oprah said, noting that Martin Luther King forced America “to wake up, look at itself and eventually change.”

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“It’s an opportunity…to recall where we once were in this nation,” Oprah said, noting that Martin Luther King forced America “to wake up, look at itself and eventually change.”

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August 22nd, 2013
thesmithian
In the interview, Oprah asks Tyler Perry, ‘Why is it, that you think, Hollywood doesn’t see a consistent space for roles for black women?’ The real question is, Why don’t you two see a consistent space for talented black women writers and filmmakers? That’s the question.
Tanya Steele at S&A
August 9th, 2013
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One more time, I tried. I said, ‘But I really do just want to see that one,’ and the shopkeeper said, ‘Oh, I don’t want to hurt your feelings,’ and I said, ‘Okay, thank you so much. You’re probably right, I can’t afford it.’ And I walked out of the store…

Oprah Winfrey

who,

…while in Zurich, Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding in July…walked into a shop and a [$40,000] handbag behind the counter caught her eye…Oprah says she asked to see it, but the shopkeeper said, “No. It’s too expensive.”

for who/even if it was/what/rude/wrong/puts the ‘pre-judge’ in prejudice/snobbery/it’s in your job description to show merch/et cetera. now it seems a

Zurich Tourism representative said he would tell any African-American family that might be having second thoughts about visiting his city not to worry, because the Trois Pomme shopkeeper’s attitude isn’t reflective of Zurich on the whole. “You’ll find here very friendly people…We are, I would say, quite an open-minded city. We are used to having people from all nations and all cultures.”

hm. but there are new ‘apartheid-like’ restrictions in Switzerland now, yes?
and most of those being kept “away from public places such as swimming pools, playing fields and libraries, in a move human rights groups say is racist,” are African? Mostly from Tunisia, Eritrea, and Nigeria?

May 8th, 2013
thesmithian

Lee Daniels makes films that are…sometimes just way the hell out there…But he has called his newest film, The Butler, “a big compromise” and explained that the film might be “the closest I will come to as a work-for-hire.” Does that mean that…The Butler will be far closer to “normal” than anything else he’s made?

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December 18th, 2012
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Oprah’s Next Chapter teases that [David Letterman] will discuss details about his “bombshell sex scandal … for the first time.” In 2009, Letterman surprised his Late Show audience by revealing that he had been the victim of a $2 million extortion plot following a sexual relationship with a former assistant…

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March 26th, 2012
thesmithian

…the research firm SNL Kagan raised the possibility of OWN’s demise, predicting that it could soon be doomed if its ratings don’t improve. It projected that OWN could lose $142.9 million this year.

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…the research firm SNL Kagan raised the possibility of OWN’s demise, predicting that it could soon be doomed if its ratings don’t improve. It projected that OWN could lose $142.9 million this year.

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