*One of Oprah Winfrey’s Twitter followers had less of an aha moment, and more of an ask-and-ye-shall-receive experience with the TV legend.
A woman named Brandi tweeted the 60-year-old mogul on the social media site after spotting O wearing a Brian Rennie for Basler gown on the March cover.
She wrote, “@oprah you look beautiful in that essence cover pic. Wow. Can I please have that dress? Cuz I know u won’t wear (it) again lol luv u.”
Writer David Simon speaks at the KitchenAidÂ® Culinary Demonstrations during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Grand Tasting Village on February 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida
*Word has it that David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” will spearhead the cable network’s six-hour miniseries adaptation of America: In the King Years, based on the celebrated book trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winner Taylor Branch.
Oprah Winfrey has signed on as a producer, making this her second Martin Luther King project she is backing after the Ava DuVernay-directed feature “Selma.”
Deadline.com’s Mike Fleming Jr. writes:
Oprah’s Harpo banner originally set up the three books at HBO in 2010 with the plan that it would be overseen by The Kentucky Cycle playwright Robert Schenkkan.
Oprah Winfrey schools Lindsay Lohan on the OWN documentary series “Lindsay,” premiering March 9
*The preview clip of OWN’s Lindsay Lohan reality series shown for TV critics in January has finally arrived online ahead of the show’s Sunday, March 9 premiere.
As previously reported, the promo includes a sit down between LiLo and OWN boss Oprah Winfrey after the actress had been blowing off one too many film shoots for the show.
After OWN exec Sherri Salata informs her of this, a disappointed Oprah says, “This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen, and I believed differently.”
*As much as people love when celebrities feud, it’s nice to see two fan favorites make up!
Oprah Winfrey and Snoop Dogg managed to put their differences aside, meet for the first time and make up with the awesome photo above.
The photo is captioned by Oprah at a pre-Oscar party last Friday, ”our first meeting. Say WHAAAT??!! #Oscarparty.”
That’s the way to do it (leave a feud in the past that is)!
But how could two legends feud for seven years and have never met?
Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon February 27, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
*Lupita Nyong’o had the audience in tears Thursday while accepting her honor for best breakout performance at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon.
The “12 Years a Slave” star and Oscar nominee for best supporting actress revealed that as a young girl, she had wished her dark skin would become lighter.
“I got teased and taunted about my skin,” Nyong’o began, on stage in a ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “My one prayer to God was that I would wake up lighter skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of the mirror because I wanted to see my face first. Every day I would feel the disappointment of being just as dark as the day before.”
Oprah Winfrey at the
45th NAACP Image Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California (February 22, 2014)
*Paramount is in final talks to acquire domestic distribution rights to “Selma,” the long in-the-works feature drama about Martin Luther King‘s 1965 landmark voting rights campaign regarded as the peak of the civil rights movement, and Oprah Winfrey has boarded the project as producer.
Ava DuVernay, who came aboard the project in July, rewrote the original script by Paul Webb and slipped it to Winfrey, who sparked to DuVernay’s rewrite, according to Deadline.com.
This marks the second MLK project that Winfrey is overseeing. Her Harpo production company is also behind a seven-part HBO miniseries “America: In the King Years.”