Congratulations to the Oprah Winfrey Show's 20th Season
Oprah is back on her show. While it was off, she was forced to come out to make a few statements about some incidents, but she was on vacation. The show was scheduled for the September relaunch. Indeed, it got relaunched with a spanking brand new studio which costs millions of dollars and hours to design and build. It's truly an architectural signature of Oprah. (I will disclose here that like many women I am a fan of the show. More importantly, I am fan of the projects Oprah supports).
When the picture of Jennifer Anniston showed up on the screen, the fans went nuts. They finally had a chance to see her and hear her talk about her ordeals. Talk, she did! Oprah interviewed her on the show. "Are you ready to date again? Are you ready to go on with your life?" She also mentioned the Vanity Fair magazine that featured Brad Pitt's former wife. Jennifer was very candid in her response. "It takes some getting used to being alone again," she said. To refute and put down all rumors, she wants a baby. Jennifer receives the support of her friends who were at Oprah's house in California. They are her lifeline or support system. Jennifer is very busy making movies. One of the titles of her upcoming movies is "The Breakup." What a coincidence! Jennifer is moving on.
Oprah and Steman, her man: They went puppy shopping. They initially agreed to take one each, but Oprah had to get the cute one with the underbite that the puppy seller was trying to discourage her. So the power couple ended up leaving with three beautiful white puppies. They are drop gorgeous. Then, Oprah showed how she was losing sleep potty trainingt these new babies which she did not compare to human babies. She had to introduce them to her previous dogs. To train these new puppies that made their entrance on the show, she hired a trainer. They needed manners. Hey, Oprah can have all the toys she wants! Come on, Stedman, shop like a girl! No wonder Oprah usually has her girlfriends around to go shopping!
Talking about shopping, Oprah said she did not have a cow or throw a fit when she was refused entrance at a Hermes store in Paris. She showed all the articles that were written about the incident. She said that the press had it wrong. Then, she decided to talk about the whole incident in a polite way. She and her entourage wer already inside the store and saw a lot of other people shopping. Despite her efforts to shop, a RUDE employee turned her down. She stated that she felt bad. She felt awful. Then the camera went to Hermes USA president, Mr. Chavez. On the way out of the store, Oprah called him to express her surprise. Mr. Chavez said that he understood her situation. He apologized. That's all Oprah wanted to hear. He added that the worker did not know Oprah. It seems that you have to have a name to shop there. What was interesting to note is that Oprah said it the way she felt it. "For those of you who are not the right kind, the right skin color or the right class, you can understand how awful it feels to be turned down." Hermes USA president made up with Oprah. Well, she has money and power. Oprah is an influencer. Who does not want to kiss her face or shake her hands! oprah, you should have stood up for all the poor people, the black people, the Asian, Hispanic or people of color who have ever received an affront or considered suspicious the minute they set their feet at these highend, upscale stores! Will you do it next time? Be strong and don't take ... from anybody. I understand that you still have to offer an olive branch to your enemy. Hermes may end up taking some advertising pages in your magazines to cover its sins against people of color!
Oprah Pledged $10 million dollars towards the rebuilding of NOLA
Through her Angel Network Katrina Homes on Oprah.com, Oprah invites her fans and viewers to "put your money where your heart is." She wants everybody to give what they can. Maybe it's a toaster, beds, linens, sofas, towels, dishes, washers, dryers that you can afford. She wants you to turn houses into homes. Corporations can give too. Through her Katrina registry, you can give whatever you can afford. You can make a house a home. You can help rebuild lives. You can sponsor a house. Oprah's Angel Network will help rebuild homes with Habitat for Humanity. On the Oprah's Katrina Home Registry, you can choose items to donate. The items are just representative of the things that are needed in a home. You can find kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom item list and appliances. While you are there, you can also donate to the network's recovery efforts.