It took 28 minutes for Oprah to bring up the “C” word (as in Chris Brown), and much of what Rihanna said during the 16 minutes that he was discussed was leaked last week. But it was still profound to watch the 24-year-old superstar revisit her emotions from the night in 2009 when Brown brutally assaulted her.”It was embarrassing, humiliating, hurtful,” she said. “I lost my best friend.” Some of her other comments left Oprah (and no doubt many viewers) with mixed emotions. “I was more concerned about him,” she said, adding that everybody thought he was a monster and he just needed help. Oprah replied with, “that is really powerful.” As for where they stand now, she said they are “very close friends” and then said a most unsettling sentence, “we have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order was dropped.” There was some Freudian stuff about her dad discussed, mostly about how she was able to forgive Chris Brown when she forgave her father (who had been physically abusive to her mother). And though many viewers find what Chris Brown did to be completely unforgivable, regardless of needing help or family history, Rihanna responded to them by saying it was her personal decision to get past the abuse. Oprah added her two cents by saying “You forgiving him does not mean that you are weak or that you are a vicitm.” All in all, it was just terribly sad to see Rihanna, a strong woman and sensational artist, say with tears in her eyes that “I think he was the love of my life.”
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The good girl gone bad has gone to Oprah!
Rihanna will appear on Oprah’s Sunday night in-depth interview platform, Oprah’s Next Chapter, on August 19.
Although the singer obviously had many recent accomplishments to discuss, judging by the preview, Oprah also touched upon the 2009 incident when Rihanna’s then-boyfriend Chris Brown assaulted her. The 24-year-old star went there by opening up about Brown. “It was embarrassing. It was humiliating. I lost my best friend,” she says in a promo clip on Us Weekly.
Also in the interview, Rihanna takes Oprah around her hometown in Barbados and Oprah shares that she learned why Rihanna pushes the envelope so much.
You can check out a different preview, where Oprah talks about how not-bada**-at-all Rihanna was, and how Oprah’s opinion of the singer changed, below: READ FULL STORY
All the main Kardashians were on Oprah’s Next Chapter last night, and while the group is on hours and hours of E!, the family really didn’t have enough to say to fill a whole hour-long chat.
In one segment, Kim — because she’s serious — wore a tan dress and natural-ish makeup to explain to Oprah how she’s “totally growing up” since her disastrous marriage. She spoke about how she now surrounds herself with older people, and coyly smiled when asked about whether Kanye West is “the new fairy tale.”
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It certainly wasn’t common for most other kids, but Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tells Oprah in a new interview that the reason she and her brothers wore masks when out with their father was so they could have a normal childhood — at least some of the time.
The 14-year-old explained that while the process was confusing when she was younger, she now understands that her dad was trying to allow her to have the childhood experiences he never had — away from prying cameras. The masks allowed her and her brothers to go out undetected when they weren’t with their famous father. For an act that was endlessly discussed in the press, her level-headed explanation actually makes a lot of sense.
This isn’t the first interview Jackson has given. In December, Paris went on Ellen to talk about her dreams of becoming an actress (she’ll make her debut in the film Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys).
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Tonight marks President Barack Obama’s first appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but it’s not the first time POTUS has made stops on the late-night circuit. Until former actor Ronald Reagan moved into the Oval Office, it was unheard of for the president to debase his political capital by visiting the same talk shows that trade in celebrities and animal segments. These days, it’s a required a stop on the campaign trail and an extension of the State of the Union address (minus the drinking games).
Indeed, conservative website the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that Obama and First Lady Michelle — who appeared on Late Night in February — have overtaken the Reagans as the most televised presidential couple in history. Even after 2008 opponent John McCain dismissively referred to Obama as a “celebrity,” Obama has been unabashed about appearing on a number of talk shows, including The View, The Daily Show, the Today show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He’s also filmed segments for programs ranging from The Colbert Report to American Idol and Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl. Below, we run down some of his notable appearances. READ FULL STORY
Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night could have been an occasion for the The View co-host to rail against the judges or begrudge her fellow competitor, who had a lower score on Monday’s performance episode. Instead, Shepherd set the Internet ablaze with her inspirational words to fans: “That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared — run towards it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Shepherd joins a long list of celebrities who have doled out affirming advice. Below, watch Shepherd’s decidedly less tearful appearance on Good Morning America with partner Val Chmerkovskiy today, then and help us run down some of our favorite celeb’s words to live by. READ FULL STORY
Today in million-year-old feuds: Donald Trump kicks Rosie O'Donnell when she's down... and cancelled
“Rosie fails at everything.” This was the indelicate response from Donald Trump to Friday’s news that Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN talker The Rosie Show was cancelled. If you didn’t know any better you’d think it was 2006 all over again, as the dependably bombastic mogul called Fox and Friends this morning to relish in his archenemy’s shortfall. Trump said he “knew immediately” Rosie wouldn’t succeed and added, “I’ve said it for years. She’ll never make it.” He also snarked about the choice to cancel, “I always knew Oprah was smart.” Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY
The ladies of one-name names, Gaga and Oprah, sat down for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter last night to plumb the depths of the pop star’s mind. In a surprisingly demure (yet still Gaga-esque) red trench-coat dress, Gaga opened up on several topics, including her desire for her own Little Monsters, how she deals (or doesn’t) with the media, and the one thing that scares her. Check out highlights of the interview below, with a video after the jump:
On starting a family:
“I want kids. I want a soccer team. I want a husband. I don’t want to have one kid, I want to have a few. I want to experience that.” READ FULL STORY
While Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with the family of late legend Whitney Houston doesn’t air until this Sunday on OWN, eager fans or reluctantly curious viewers can get a sneak peek at the sit down. The hour-long episode Oprah’s Next Chapter features Winfrey discussing the life and death of the famed singer with Houston’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law Patricia Houston, and her daughter, 16-year-old Bobbi Kristina.
There isn’t much in the clip of Bobbi Kristina — who landed in the hospital after having a “complete breakdown” because of the passing of her mother — aside from footage of an embrace from Winfrey. But we do get a glimpse into some of the questions the host asked Houston’s family. (“Does it feel real yet that she’s gone?”, “As a big brother, how did you feel about Bobby Brown?”) Watch the preview below:
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Couldn’t get enough of Maya Rudolph‘s stellar outing as Saturday Night Live host last weekend? (It looks like more than 50 percent of PopWatchers loved her efforts, as you’ve voted the SNL alum the best host of the season so far.) Well, you’re in luck: SNL has released a bonus moment from the Bridesmaids star’s recent appearance and its the funny lady doing none other than her beloved Ooooooppppraaaaaahhhhh impression.
It’s a bit of a bummer that her take on Oprah Winfrey didn’t make it into the live show (though the episode was chock full of impressions, with the red carpet super star playing everyone from Beyoncé to Maya Angelou to First Lady Michelle Obama) but Rudolph sure did look like she was having fun with old pals Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers during the dress rehearsal, didn’t she? Watch the nixed “Weekend Update” Oprah appearance below and decide who has better ideas for OWN: SNL or Jimmy Kimmel?
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