October 9, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey announced Wednesday that she was auctioning the contents of her 23,000-square-foot estate near Santa Barbara next month and donating the proceeds to her leadership academy for girls in South Africa. The move isn't entirely a surprise. In the March issue of O the Oprah Magazine, Winfrey wrote in her typical first-person confessional style that she planned to remodel the Montecito mansion to better reflect her "true" self. The idea came after a visit from Los Angeles-based interior designer Rose Tarlow , who bluntly told Winfrey, "This house has nothing to do with you. " Winfrey went on to write: "The gilded mirrors, marble urns, the lavish carpets and sherbet palette - it was all very grand, but it wasn't very true to myself.
August 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the veteran civil rights activist, urged the country to remember and build on the progress of the last five decades during a speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. "Sometimes I hear people saying, 'Nothing has changed,' " Lewis said. "Come and walk in my shoes. " Lewis, who was the youngest speaker at the original 1963 event, grew up in the cotton fields of Alabama and has served in Congress for more than 25 years.
August 19, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan is addicted to alcohol but not to cocaine, though she did use cocaine more often than she's admitted in the past because it allowed her to drink more alcohol. You get the picture. Oh, she's also off Adderall, which she used to think grounded her, and has never injected anything stronger than a B12 shot. But she takes Nexium because she has acid reflux. Admit it: If you were Lindsay Lohan, you'd probably have acid reflux too, because girlfriend said she's also addicted to chaos, something she picked up early in life.
August 19, 2013 |
Her name is Lindsay and she is a chaos addict. That was the No. 1 takeaway from Lindsay Lohan's amply hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey, a “television event” broadcast on the talk show doyenne's Oprah Winfrey Network program “Oprah's Next Chapter” in back-to-back airings Sunday night. Over the course of their revealing yet somehow bloodless one-hour conversation -- taped just four days after Lohan was released from three months of court-mandated rehab at the Cliffside Malibu clinic -- Hollywood's reigning celebrity train wreck made repeated reference to the “chaos” that has governed her life: her “chaotic” upbringing, her “uncontrollable” family life and the “whirlwind of garbage” Lohan created for herself by courting high drama seemingly at every turn.
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August 19, 2013 |
It took a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey for Lindsay Lohan to open up about the drug and alcohol abuse that landed her in jail in 2010, acknowledging her cocaine use went “hand-in-hand with drinking.” During the one-hour conversation that aired Sunday night on “Oprah's Next Chapter,” Lohan said alcohol was her drug of choice, but she snorted cocaine because it “allowed me to drink more.” Asked how often she used cocaine, Lohan insisted...
August 13, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey has said that taking a role in "The Butler" -- her first big-screen turn in 15 years -- was a scary prospect. But after being engulfed by a media mob at her new movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, Winfrey might be thinking that acting is the least frightening part of her return to film. Following an emotional screening at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, moviegoers headed across the street to an after-party at WP24 -- Wolfgang Puck's trendy restaurant with a sweeping view of the downtown skyline.