[video] Selma (Trailer #1) Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Oprah Winfrey’s Selma set to debut sometime next year and if you are one of these people who think we are really in a ‘post-racial’ world do not read the comments on Youtube. More history below:

via Black Past

Between 1961 and 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) had led a voting registration campaign in Selma, the seat of Dallas County, Alabama, a small town with a record of consistent resistance to black voting. When SNCC’s efforts were frustrated by stiff resistance from the county law enforcement officials, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) were persuaded by local activists to make Selma’s intransigence to black voting a national concern. SCLC also hoped to use the momentum of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to win federal protection for a voting rights statute.

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Forbes Magazine Votes Michelle Obama World’s Most Powerful Woman

The Tea Party are having a fit right now. Regardless this woman has made her mark and she will go onto do things that we would never dream of being accomplished. Plus she is from ‘the hood’!
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama beat out heads of state, chief executives and celebrities to rank as the world’s most powerful woman in Forbes magazine’s annual listing on Wednesday.

Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, who led a hostile $18 billion takeover of Britain’s Cadbury, came in second, followed by talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who is ending “The Oprah Winfrey Show” next year after 25 years to launch her cable network OWN.

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[video] Shoplifters confess on Dr. Phil, get federal jail time

These two are really stupid. Even Dr. Phil is surprised that they would come on his show and admit to being thieves. Cry for help or jusy plain stupidity considering they have young children? Hit the jump to see video #2 where they explain exactly how they steal with their children in tow. SMH.

via Huff Post

SAN DIEGO (Associated Press) — A Southern California couple who bragged on the “Dr. Phil” show about making $100,000 by selling shoplifted toys on eBay was sentenced Monday to federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez sentenced Matthew Eaton, 34, of San Marcos to 27 months in prison, while his wife, Laura Eaton, 27, was sentenced to a year.

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PETA Uses First Lady for ‘Fur Free’ Campaign Without Permission

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Illegally using her picture has caused this controversy, which brings attention to a campaign that nobody knew about. These guys at Peta are masters at manipulating the media.
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WASHINGTON — The fur is flying over a new ad campaign by an animal rights group the White House says is using first lady Michelle Obama’s image without her permission.

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Oprah snags Sarah Palin for Interview

Well she kept her word and said she would do it after the election.

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via Breitbart

CHICAGO (AP) – Sarah Palin is going to sit down with Oprah Winfrey.

Harpo Productions announced Tuesday that the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate will appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Monday, Nov. 16.

According to Harpo, the interview will be Palin’s first about her new book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” and it will be the first time Palin and Winfrey will meet.

Palin’s book was No. 4 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list on Tuesday. It’s slated to be released Tuesday, Nov. 17, the day after Palin’s interview with Winfrey.

[video] Mike Tyson Opens Up To Oprah

Oprah has definitely been getting the major interviews this season after talk of her eroding ratings circled the media. But she still is the dominant force in television and she has had a blockbuster beginning to this season with Whitney Houston’s confession to her drug filled days with ex-husband Bobby Brown.

Now comes the infamous Mike Tyson who speaks on the recent tragic death of his daughter, abusive relationship with ex-wife Robin Givens, and the Holyfield ear biting fiasco. In fact there is talk that the two will meet for the first time this Friday to discuss their past run-ins inside the ring.

Oprah Talks to Jay-Z (O Magazine Excerpts)

The Exclusive O Interview

Picture 9At 13 he was selling crack. By 30 he was a hip-hop legend—having gone, in his words, “from grams to Grammys.” Now Jay-Z charts his escape from the hard-knock life, describes the reunion that healed the wounds of his childhood—and even reveals the standing Sunday date he has with what’s her name.

The complete interview will be availabe in the October 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, on newsstands September 15th. Get a first look right here.

Oprah: So tell me how you got into the drug dealing.

Jay-Z:
It was natural.…

Oprah: Because drug dealers were your role models. There wasn’t a teacher or a lawyer or a nurse or a doctor or an accountant in the neighborhood?

Jay-Z: Well, we were living in Marcy by then, so, no. And if anyone did become something like that, they moved out. They never came back to share the wisdom of how they made it. If anyone made it, you never knew it. That’s why I’ve always said that if I became successful, I’d come back here, grab somebody, and show him how it can be done.
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New KFC Opens (Instead of Fried Chicken, They Sell Marijuana)

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Noah Galuten Fried chicken spot becomes weed dispensary, probably serves similar clientele.

I think a mash-up with half medical marijuana, half fried chicken spot is heaven on earth.

via LA Weekly

There has been an abandoned Kentucky Fried Chicken in Palms, slumping sadly these past few months on the corner of Exposition Blvd. and Hughes Ave. What, locals wondered, would replace it? A new burger joint? A Peruvian rotisserie chicken stand? It turns out that the KFC has been replaced by… a KFC. In this instance, though, the KFC stands for “Kind For Cures”, and while they do sell things that are edible, you can’t buy them, or even ask about them, without a prescription.

There have been marijuana dispensaries popping up all over Southern California of late, but this one is slightly different. Rather than tearing the whole thing down and starting from scratch, the proprietors of this alternative KFC decided to incorporate the design of the previous tenants. They have removed the official Kentucky Fried Chicken logo, but the rest of the building remains mostly intact.

So do they plan on selling hot biscuits with THC butter? Can you order your Pineapple Express by the bucket? Do they offer family meals? “No comment.” Hm. I suppose we’ll have to take that as a no.

Kind For Cures, 3516 Hughes Ave, Palms, (310) 836-5463

After Oprah stunt KFC Seeks New Face for Selling Chicken, Col. Sanders to Retire?

Grilled chicken needs a new face?

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After its grilled-chicken promo with Oprah got burned, KFC has decided to try out a new recipe: direct outreach to fans. In a campaign that launched yesterday, the fast-food chicken maker is searching for what it called the new face of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sorry, Colonel: Your beaming, slightly irascible visage might just be scrapped for that of a real, live person.

From now till July 7, you can upload a video of yourself to a KFC MySpace page. Describe why you’re the company’s ultimate fan, and you win fast-food chicken for life – more than $13,000 in gift checks. (Of course, start cashing those checks for daily buckets of Extra Crispy, and you might be forced to recalculate your expected life span. Just sayin’.) You’ll also have the chance to, according to a company press release, “represent KFC as the next American icon, potentially even appearing in future KFC advertising.” Watch out, Jared: Your fat-pants shtick for Subway might soon be eclipsed by some new talent just itching to break out the chicken dance in a future campaign.

Three finalists will be announced July 25. Beginning August 1, the public votes for its favorite. Meanwhile, catch the would-be Colonel killers at MySpace.

Ashton Kutcher Beats Larry King and CNN on Quest to a Million Twitter Followers

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(CNN) — As Ashton Kutcher becomes the first to collect 1 million followers on Twitter and Oprah Winfrey sends out her first tweet, tech observers are debating: Does Friday mark a new peak for the microblogging service? Or the beginning of its demise?

Some bloggers and Twitter users have expressed concern that the once-cultish site is being overwhelmed by celebrities and media hype, while others are excited by Twitter’s ever-growing reach.kutchersupporterscnn

“It’s a big milestone. This brings Twitter mainstream,” said Andrew Cherwenka, a Huffington Post contributor and Web developer at Trapeze.com, referring to Kutcher and Winfrey’s Twitter breakthroughs.

“A lot of people are saying this is going to be the death of Twitter, and I don’t understand that at all,” Cherwenka added. “It’s just another stage in Twitter’s acceleration.”

“The challenge for Twitter — besides, of course, getting a business model in place to handle the infrastructure required to sustain this kind of growth — is going to be maintaining the fact that it’s the community at large, not the celebrity users, that’s at the core of this service,” said Caroline McCarthy, who writes a CNET News blog about social media. Continue reading

[pics] Rihanna spotted in NYC

It seems that this story is the only story in entertainment and that the press will not let any healing go on anytime soon between Chris & Ri Ri. With all the rumors flying around about the upcoming arraignment, and supposed duet produced by Polow Da Don, this seems to be shaping up to be a potentially fatal incident that will mar their young careers forever. I think an interview with both on Oprah, parents included, will be the only saving grace.

via Inf Daily

Rihanna is slowly coming out of the shadows after her horrifying ordeal at the hands of boyfriend Chris Brown. INF’s photogs caught her entering an uptown office building in New York City tonight, wearing black leather legwarmers, a hot jacket with padded shoulders, her usual sunglasses, and wet-look hair. No sign of Chris anywhere though… We’re kinda hoping it stays that way!

Oprah gives $365,000 to ‘Vote However You Like’ Students

Is Oprah the only one who puts her money where her mouth is?

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What a happy holiday for some Atlanta-area students!

The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta got the attention of the nation when the video above of its students performing a election rap they wrote appeared on YouTube.

Teachers at the school are known to use rapping, dancing and drumming to help students learn.

Headmaster Clark, who taught in one of New York City’s toughest schools and wrote the best-selling teaching book The Essential 55, opened the ATL school last year with proceeds from his book and private donations.

Nearly all of its 80 students are from middle- and low-income households.

Parents pay a small part of the tuition and the rest is paid by donors. It costs approximately $14,000 to educate each student.

Well, the generous Oprah Winfrey can be listed as one of the school’s benefactors.

On Wednesday, Clark revealed to his students that Super O gifted the school $365,000!!

“We teach school all day and fundraise at night,” said Clark. “To have an unsolicited gift come like that is incredible.”

When Clark shared the news with the school community, the children, parents and teachers reportedly erupted in deafening cheers!

The donation will likely go to scholarships for students.

It’s enough to pay for roughly 26 children to attend the school for one year!

In a letter that accompanied the check, Winfrey calls Clark a role model and applauds the “profound difference you’re making with your passion for teaching.”

The check was issued by the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which gave $4 million to educational programs in 2008.

Oprah rules!

Jay & Bey Join Top Earners on Forbes Top 100 List

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The new Forbes list has been released and Hip Hop’s new power couple has a prominent placement amongst the list. Jay-Z and Beyonce come in at #7 and #4 respectively, joining the ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, J.J. Rowling, David Beckham and Johnny Deep to round out the Top 10 of the Top 100 Celebrity list. This list is gaged not only by money in the bank but by a celebrities traction in the press. Their earning power coupled with their honorable mentions in the press ultimately is what Forbes used to determine who was lightning hot in the world of celebrity.

The top earner on the list was J.J. Rowling’s, the mastermind behind the Harry Potter franchise. She roped in $300 million last year, slightly under the number one person on the list, Oprah Winfrey who pulled in $275 million, but still managed to place 9th. Jay, who registered at #7 (God M.C. huh?) added $82 million to his stash as he awaits the laminates for his membership in the Billionaire’s Boys Club. He boo Beyonce earned $2 million less than Jay, but placed at #4 (the couple’s “magic” number) due to the press’ infatuation with her celebrity. To read the complete list, CLICK [HERE]