Tag Archives: Oprah

Rev. Run and Tyrese coming to OWN…is this a problem?


This Saturday Rev. Run and Tyrese will join the OWN family. They are going to be acting as relationship gurus, check out what Tyrese said about fat women in 2013. “No two situations are the same. If you are fat and nasty and you don’t like the way you look, do something about it. It’s simple,” the singer-turned-actor replied. Continuing his no-holds-barred rant, he said, “When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don’t look at what you did to yourself. That may sound offensive or insensitive but ultimately, you are big as hell because you have earned that s–t. You worked your a– off to eat everything in sight to get big as hell. If you got a problem with the way you look, then you need to do something about it,” he added. “Excuses sound best to the people that’s making them up.” Of course after online backlash he apologized. So now in 2016 he and Rev. Run will be dispensing advice on a network owned by Queen Oprah. Share your thoughts.

Oprah, why would you give a show to a man who has 34 children by 17 women?

This week I read that the OWN network is giving a show to a man who has 34 children by 17 women. The man appeared on Ivanyla’s show Fix My Life for 4 weeks. I can assume they received great ratings and that is the catalyst for giving this guy a show. He is being rewarded for his irresponsible decision making. When Oprah had her show she touted the fact that she wanted her shows to be uplifting, but apparently that is the thinking of a television host not a network owner. Ratings rule.

Oprah’s Oscar Buzz and Hollywood’s obsession with the sassy black lady

Interesting article in The Atlantic, read it and share your thoughts.
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/09/oprahs-oscar-buzz-and-hollywoods-sassy-black-lady-problem/279407/

Lee Daniel’s The Butler is a great movie that everyone needs to see


I saw Lee Daniel’s The Butler this morning at 10:15. The first show of the day. The theater was packed with all kinds of people. Black, white, young, old, in wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes. They were there to see this film, and it did not disappoint. The Butler Cecil Gaines rose was unimaginable poverty to working in the White House. It’s not just his story, but the story of a family navigating through tumultuous times as the country struggled to accept the Negro citizens as true citizens endowed with certain unalieable rights. Bring your tissues because you will surely need them as you meet The Butler and his American Family.

Queen Oprah Learns that she is still black

Oprah is known all over the world except maybe in Zurich, Switzerland. Recently, she tried to purchase an expenive handbang and the Europeon clerk told her the bag she wanted to see was to expensive for her to look at. The clerk looked at Oprah not as a media mogul, but simply a black woman, and the clerk decided this black woman could not possibly afford this bag. Oprah shared the story recently on Entertainment Tonight. She did not say the store name, but the pressed tracked it down and the store has apologized, but the apology is not because of the perceived racism the apology is because it was done to Oprah.

Oprah knew what Tyler Perry would do when she brought him to OWN

This morning I heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that there is a petition on Change. org demanding Oprah to drop Tyler Perry’s show The Have and the Have Nots. This is OWN’s first attempt at a scripted show and it is a hit. So we can safely assume that Oprah will not be dropping the show. So many people hold Oprah in such high regard. Frankly they have put a crown on her hand and yearn to kiss her ring, but they simply don’t want to accept that she is in a new business now. She owns a network and she is about making that network successful. She is no longer strictly in the empowerment business. Tyler Perry has been very successful with his Madea franchise and he was asked to bring some of that magic and buffoonery to OWN and he has done so. I used to blast Tyler Perry’s movies, but finally one of my friend said enough and she was right. Now I simply don’t go. Creating a petition is a noble endeavor, but as of this morning that petition had only garnered 86 signatures. If you don’t like what Perry is dishing out just don’t watch it. Asking Oprah to cancel a hit is like spitting in the wind. Wipe your face and realize Oprah saw the show before you did and it was fine with her. Perry’s brand of drama and humor did not surprise the Queen frankly it’s why she brought Tyler to OWN.
http://www.theroot.com/views/oprah-crazy-fox-executive?wpisrc=root_lightbox

Iyanla Vanzant Fix My Life…Sadly, She Couldn’t fix the Whitfields


Last night Iyanla Vanzant sat down with former reality star Sheree Whitfield and her ex-husband former NFL player Bob Whitfield. Vanzant attempted to try to help them form a healthy co-parenting relationship, but both of them seem to be set in their positions and not willing to change so Vanzant had to simply let them continue to agree to disagree, but the show was the catalyst to an interesting conversation in my home. Bob Whitfield has not been paying child support but he wants to foster a relationship with his children. His ex-wife’s chief complaint has been that he does not pay support and he contends she makes enough money to care for the children. So as we were watching the show I said he does not pay his support so he has to forgo seeing them until he pays up, my husband had a very interesting perspective. My husband made this simple distinction he said it is “child support not child viewing.” The custodial parent has all the power and sometimes even when the parent does pay support they simply do not have true access to the children but my question is do you think that a parent has a right to see the children even if they don’t pay support? Share your thoughts.

Tyler Perry and OWN join forces

SENT TO THE TYLER PERRY MAILING LIST:
As I sit here in Atlanta, it’s raining an abundant rain. It makes me think of my mother. She loved the rain and I do too. It is befitting that this announcement would be made on a day like today. Yes it’s true, Oprah and I have joined forces. We’ve formed a partnership for OWN and I’m super excited about it. I’ll fill you in more as we get closer to the airing of my shows. I have a lot of questions for you about this, so stay close, OK? I need your help.

Is Oprah Desperate to stay Relevant?

Shortly before Oprah ended her talk show she cited an incident that let her know her life would be different once she left her perch as the queen of daytime. she said when she went to see her doctor she was always quietly ushered in a secret door and allowed to sit in solitude as she waited for her appointment, but on a recent visist she was escorted into the real waiting room where other people sat and waited to see the doctor. She asked the receptionist if there was some mistake and the receptionist let her know she was right where she needed to be. Things had changed, and that is what i thought about when i saw she was sitting down to interview 50 cent. This is a woman who did not permit rappers to sit on her cushioned seats during her heydey but now as her network struggles to survive he is one of her guest. This morning I read an article written by Dr, Boyce Watkins and I have attached the link read it, and share your thoughts.
http://newsone.com/2020222/does-oprahs-interview-with-50-cent-mean-shes-desperate/?omcamp=sf_N1TW

Oprah After the Oscars on Jimmy Kimmel


We are seeing some new sides of Oprah Winfrey. She appeared last night on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Watch the clip and tell me what you think.