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The former Queen of Daytime Talk, one Miz Oprah Winfrey, proves she can still pull in the big names. Today, Oprah announced her worldwide exclusive interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Is Lance going to confess? There had been rumors all week that he might come clean, no pun intended.
Oprah’s press release says, “In the interview, Winfrey speaks with Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas in the only interview since the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and dropped from millions of dollars in endorsement deals after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive report accusing the renown cyclist of doping throughout his career. Armstrong was given a lifetime ban on competing professionally. Late last year, Armstrong resigned as chairman of the foundation he created, Livestrong, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in the fight against cancer.”
I smell confession, folks!!! The 90-minute Thursday night episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air January 17 (9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Now THAT is must-see TV!
Oh! God Save the Queen! Surely she will have a heart attack if this is true! Radar Online is reporting exclusively that there is video of Prince Harry’s Las Vegas romp and it is quietly being shopped around. Oh Harry!
If you thought the photo scandal was huge, this will be “bloody nightmare” for the Royals. I’m sure by now his entire security team has been replaced. Now, I don’t blame Harry for being a wild child. He’s an adult and he can do what he wants, but I do blame him for not taking responsibility and his security team for being stupid enough to let people with cell phone cameras into the room. Heck, I have been to movie screenings where they have taken my cell phone and no body was gettin’ nekkid in there. Surely, there is more to come. Stay tuned…
Not even the White House can keep first lady Michelle Obama from finding a good deal! The first lady was spotted at Target in Alexandria, VA Thursday casually shopping. Yes, Target, the store! Of course, she was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap with an only assistant by her side. You can rest assured Secret Service was not far behind. Casually dressed agents were said to have arrived at the store 30 minutes prior to her visit to scope the place out.
Here’s the best part! The only person to recognize her? The cashier!
So what did she buy? Well, it’s reported that she bought towels and cleaning supplies. I have to ask…what for? The White House takes care of things like that, unless it’s for the Obama’s personal home in Chicago. I guess Mrs. Obama didn’t know about Missoni for Target, or else that surely would have been in the cart too.
In any case, next time I am in Target, I am looking at everybody in sunglasses and a baseball cap b/c you never know who might be under it!
It’s called “My Keepon” and the US toy retailer has snagged the US rights to it. It only stands about 10 inches tall and really looks like somebody super glued 2 tennis balls together. And that’s it. But play a tune and “My Keepon” keeps on keepin’ on with its bad self. Interpretation: it dances. You can see it in the video below.
Not sure if this will be THE big holiday hit Toys “R” Us hopes it will. It’s not even cute, but at least it can dance. A lot of white people can’t say the same.
Oh yeah, it’s supposed to sell for less than $50.
Harry Potter fans who are saddened that the final Potter movie next month would be the end of the boy wizard (that’s me) have suddenly perked up (that’s me too). It seems Harry Potter author JK Rowling, or Jo as she is known, has something up her magical sleeve. A new Web site has popped up, pottermore.com. The site is simple (as the picture indicates). A couple of owls, the site’s name and “Coming Soon” along with Jo Rowling’s signature. No one is saying what the site is for, other than that the site is officially sanctioned by Rowling, it’s not related to a new book or the movie next month. Hmmm, so what could it be??? Clearly more of Harry Potter or the Potter family, but in what form? An official fan site, maybe? The site officially launches next week on Thursday, June 23. We’ll have to wait and see. Come on, Mrs. Rowling, don’t let us muggles down.
If you missed President Obama and Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last night, never fear, both performances are below. The president went first, of course, and had the room going. Then M.C. for the night, Seth Meyers, did 20 minutes of political humor that left no party or politician untouched… even The Donald. Check it out.
It’s never a good sign when your CEO who has a history of pancreatic cancer announces that he is taking a sick leave. Apple boss, STEVE JOBS, sent a note to his staff today saying he was taking a medical leave to focus on his health.
Jobs said: “At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health…I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.”
A company is only as strong as its leader and Steve Jobs is at the core of Apple. Jobs was behind some of Apple’s biggest gadgets including the iPod and iPad. The 55-year-old underwent a liver transplant while on a medical leave in 2009 and is a pancreatic cancer survivor.
The markets are closed today for the MLK holiday, but I’m sure Apple stock will nosedive tomorrow. Experts say what could be more troubling is that Jobs did not indicate how long his leave will be which could mean his health issues are greater than they appear.
In a much anticipated presser in New York City, Verizon Wireless President Lowell McAdam just announced that Verizon Wireless will carry Apple’s iPhone. He said, “If the press writes about something long enough and hard enough, eventually it comes true.”
Feb 3rd, existing customers get to pre-order. Feb 10th, anyone can get the Verizon iPhone. This is iPhone4. Will be $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB. Will act as 3G WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices.
Verizon says the two companies have been working together since 2008!! Verizon employees start getting iPhones this week. Verizon says it has been making its system stronger in prep for this launch.
Verizon iPhone 4 users will get “a terrific experience on an outstanding device.”
From the Verizon Web Site:
Verizon iphone4 FAQ: Can I use my iPhone 4 while traveling abroad?
Yes, customers can use iPhone for voice and text in over 40 countries with data service in over 20 countries. For service availability and rate information, visit International Roaming Rates and Coverage. When travelling outside of these 40 destinations, the Global Travel program is the perfect short-term solution for the occasional or infrequent global traveler who needs to stay in touch when travelling internationally.