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Oprah’s “Dreaded 2-0-0”

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 9, 2008

Oprah discusses her struggle with her weight in the January 2009 issue of O magazine

Oprah discusses her struggle with her weight in the January 2009 issue of O magazine

My favorite celebrity, Queen of Daytime TV Oprah Winfrey, has gone up again. Nope, not in ratings. In weight. 

In the January 2009 issue of “O Magazine”, Oprah candidly discusses her shame over her recent weight gain. On the cover, Oprah, who has reached “the dreaded 2-0-0”, stands next to her slimmer self at a healthy 160 lbs. in 2005. 

“I’m mad at myself,” Winfrey writes in the essay, which hits newsstands this Tuesday. 

Since her break into daytime television in 1984, Oprah has publicly dealt with the fluctuations in her weight. She once took to the airwaves to proudly boast having lost 67 lbs. Within a few years, she had re-gained the weight she lost and then some, weighing in at her heaviest, 237 lbs. 

“I’m embarrassed,” she writes. “I can’t believe that after all these years, all the things I know how to do, I’m still talking about my weight. I look at my thinner self and think, `How did I let this happen again?'”

Oprah cites frustration and a thyroid condition for her weight gain, in addition to poor care. 

“When it comes to maintaining my health, I didn’t just fall off the wagon,” she writes. “I let the wagon fall on me.”

Oprah resolves to take better care of herself and, in true fashion, assist others who are struggling to control their weight as well. Beginning January 5, The Oprah Winfrey Show will host “Oprah’s Best Life Week,” a five-day series of advice on health, spirit, money and relationships to guide viewers through the new year.

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No baby bump for ‘Yonce, at least, no time soon!

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 5, 2008

 

Photos courtesy of usmagazine.com.

Photos courtesy of usmagazine.com.

Our girl ‘Yonce (singer Beyonce Knowles) talks about her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and why she doesn’t see kids in their immediate future in next months issue of Elle magazine. 

“I’m terrified of having a child. No way!” she says. “I’m terrified of delivering a child because I saw my nephew [Daniel] being born. That traumatized me.”

Plus, “I’m only 27,” the singer adds. “I’ve got time.”

Shoot. And here I am at 21 thinking the hourglass turns over as soon as the diploma touches my hands! 

‘Yonce also says that her 8-month marriage to Jay-Z is a “power struggle.

“But if I didn’t respect someone, and they didn’t have that strength, then I would be bored…I wouldn’t be attracted to them,” she says.

Well ‘Yonce, you know no one on the corner has swagga like him!

In lieu of baby talk, she’s focusing on her career. Her latest album, I Am…Sasha Fierce was released Nov. 18, and her flick, Cadillac Records, hits theaters this Friday.

Playing tough talking jazz singer Etta James in the drama was a departure from her usual, sweet self, she says.

“I don’t normally curse. Maybe twice a year,” she says. “I have to be really livid…My mom had to leave the set.”

Ooh! Must’ve been too much for Momma Knowles to take!

Who’s goin’ to see Cadillac Records? It’s not out in the UK yet so, not me! But, be sure to let me know how it is!

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Oprah to host live show in D.C. during inauguration week

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 4, 2008

Oprah supports president-elect ObamaMy idol, the ab fab, Oprah Winfrey is going to tape a few episodes of her show in Washington D.C. during the week of president-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration!

According to the Associated Press, Winfrey will host a live episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from the Kennedy Center Opera House on Monday, January 19, the day before Obama takes the presidential oath of office, Harpo Productions said Thursday. A second show will be held on Wednesday, January 21.

We all know Oprah’s been an avid supporter of Obama since her public endorsement of his campaign last spring. She’s appeared at a few rallies alongside him and his ab fab wife Michelle and donated money to the cause. I know she, along with many of us, wouldn’t miss this event for the world!

Ticketing information will be posted next week on Oprah.com. Please believe I will be trying my hardest to get my hands on one…or two.

Oprah recently put rumors that she’ll be leaving her wildly popular show to host another show on her own network.

“I’m a girl that keeps her word. I have a contract till 2011, so right now that’s what I have until someone writes me another one,” she tells Extra. “I’m going to fulfill my contractual obligations and fulfill them happily.”

 We’ll be watching, O!

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