Posts Tagged ‘Oprah Winfrey’


Wisconsin protesters shout “Fox lies” over and over, nearly drowning out Fox Business reporter Jeff Flock’s live broadcast…

What’s that, I couldn’t quite hear you. Are you trying to say FOX news has a habit of being less than truthful? What else is going on in obvious news today? Oh, Oprah has huge areolas.

Hugh Jackman tries to kill himself on live TV after being included as an “Australian hero” in Oprah Winfrey’s Ultimate Australian Adventure.

“Aah mate, I seem to have busted my eye open ziplining, can I please have a tissue?”
That’s what you get for taking your show to Australia.

Dear audience members on Oprah’s annual Favourite Things episode: You can’t take it with you when you die. Calm the fuck down!

Then again, who doesn’t love watching middle-aged ladies losing their shit and freaking out over a free pair of yoga pants, shampoo, kitchen utensils etc etc etc…


This spring, over the course of two days and two different cities (New York and Las Vegas), Sports Illustrated spent approximately eight hours hanging out with Mike Tyson.

SI: I imagine you have a few stories from your days as a junkie.

Mike Tyson: Listen: I was in St. Tropez, in the South of France. In Ibiza, Spain. I was in Monte Carlo. I was in the Ukraine, Russia, all those places, for three months. From Russia I went to Lisbon, Portgual, from Portugal I went to Amsterdam. In Amsterdam I met this drug dealer, right? And he sees that I like getting high, and he wants to be my buddy, right? This guy goes and gets me a big rock of cocaine. So pretty soon I got a party going on. I got everything: I got these rugby players. I got these naked girls, I got all these … everything’s going on in the room. Plus I also had this girl with me that I picked up in Romania. But then [the dealer he met in Amsterdam] saw how much of a mess I was. He came in and kicked everybody out of my room! All the nude people, all the people having sex. He said, “I feel so bad I ever gave him that stuff.”

SI: You’re a big fan of ancient history, I’ve heard.

Tyson: I like classical biographies. Hannibal was an awesome person. Clovis was pretty awesome, the Franks and stuff. The Khans: Genghis and his grandsons. Listen, this is pretty interesting, with this Clovis guy. Clovis was king at 15. He gets to be king at 15 with some of his father’s ragtag army. Still, he would conquer people and take all their lands. He was still an evil guy. His bloodline became kings of different countries.

Has Oprah Winfrey thought of handing her show over to Mike Tyson? Just asking.

Comedian Ben Gleib mixes it up with Twihards at the LA premiere of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Twilarity ensues.

It also came out a few days ago that sparkly heartthrob Robert ‘”your dirty hair made you a star” Pattinson is related to Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The two are actually related through none other than the British Royal Family. Pattinson is a distant cousin to Princes Harry and William, while Vlad was their distant uncle.

Genealogist Anastasia Tyler from Ancestry.com says “Tracing Pattinson’s family back to Vlad was difficult research, but the pieces that unravelled created the perfect accompaniment to the Twilight Saga. Without any myth or magic, we find royalty and vampires lurking in Pattinson’s life – making his story just as supernatural as the one he’s playing on screen.” It turns out, rather conveniently, that author Stephanie Meyer is also related to Dracula. I’m sure if you did a lot of “difficult research” you would find that I am related to Oprah Winfrey.
Here is a picture of my cousin Oprah eating a corn dog.

There’s only one reason I will allow my wife to force me to watch the latest Twilight movie and that is…

Forbes have released their latest list of the richest people in the world and Bill Gates is no longer at number one. This reminds me of the time USA also came second in Olympic hockey to Canada. Well done Mexico. However, Bill ‘Microsoft’ Gates has spent a lot of time building charities rather than boosting his personal fortune which has stayed at the 50 billion mark for some time now. U.S. billionaires still dominate the ranks–but their grip is slipping. Americans account for 40% of the world’s billionaires, down from 45% a year ago. The world has 1,011 10-figure titans, up from 793 a year ago but still shy of the record 1,125 in 2008.
But are they happy people? Mosy likely.
Carlos Slim Helu or simply known as Carlos Slim (born January 28, 1940), is a Mexican engineer, businessman largely focused on the telecommunications industry. Carlos Slim sounds kinda Gangsta. I’m sure you don’t get to number 1 without greasing a few hands and busting some kneecaps.
11 countries have at least double the number of billionaires they had a year ago, including China, India, Turkey and South Korea. What do these people do with billions of dollars when there are countless charities around the world in need of support? I’m looking at you Oprah! You can’t take it with you. Share the wealth. Start Angel Network version 2.0. Okay, I apologize, I think I am just angry she is retiring soon and I’m struggling to deal with my emotions in this regard and so I am acting out. We love you Big O. But the rest of you billionaire tycoons, especially the pensioners in the Top 50. Join Bill Gates and Oprah and help some poor folks, environmental agencies, and Africa, and out of work Actors, and Conan O’Brien get a new show.

Billionaire Rankings:
1 – Carlos Slim Helu -53.5 billion (age 70 – Mexican)
2 – Bill Gates – 53 billion (age 54 – USA)
3 – Warren Buffett – 47 billion (age 79 – USA)
4 – Mukesh Ambani – 29 billion (age 52 – India)
5 – Lakshmi Mittal – 28.7 billion (age 59 – India)
6 – Lawrence Ellison – 28 billion (age 65 – USA)
136 – Steve Jobs – 5.5 billion (age 55 – USA)
316 – Steven Spielberg – 3 billion (age 65 – USA)
400 – Oprah Winfrey – 2.4 billion (age unknown…okay, age 56 – USA)
488 – Donald Trump – 2 billion (age 63 – USA)
937 – Xian Yang – 1 billion (age 36 – China) Tied in last place, but don’t feel sorry for Xian, he’s 36 and lives in a country with questionable human rights laws so he will make more money in no time. I hear there are great farmlands in Tibet.


Forbes FULL rankings list and article HERE.


Meanwhile, in Finland a man went out to his garden swing with a lovely cup of hot tea.