Oprah Winfrey, Matt Damon and Paul Rudd posed for photos outside the “Late Show with David Letterman” studios in New York last night. Winfrey had a huge smile on her face as she posed and Damon wore a Boston Celtics shirt in support of his hometown basketball team.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon went to the AFI FEST 2009 Screening of Precious last night, which was held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Precious is the latest Oprah movie, and there’s already a TON of Oscar buzz around it.
Oprah herself attended along with Tyler Perry and Will Smith, Paula Abdul, Mario Lopez and Mary J. Blige. Can’t wait to see it when it hits theaters!
Last night was the gala premiere of Precious at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Oprah was kind enough to show up. In her house coat. I think I would have liked the dress a lot better if the sleeves were cut off and it was more of a halter-top affair, but what do I know? I’m wearing a bleach stained Bob Dylan tee shirt and sweatpants right now, so I’m not one to talk about the intricacies of the fashion world.
Besides the Big O, Gayle King, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Robin Thicke were all on hand for the event. For the record, I LOVE that Mariah’s bringing back her early 90s hair. It takes me back, and makes her look a lot younger.
Take this for what you will, but some dude is claiming that he smoked crack with Oprah back in the 80s.
The guy’s name is Randolph Cook, and he dated Oprah back in the day. Randy has cancer now, and since his doctors are only giving him 2 years to live, he decided to write a tell-all book about his days with the talk show queen.
In The Wizard of O: My Life With Oprah, Randolph says that he smoked crack with Oprah in 1984. While the two were having sex. Yeah, I’ll let that thought marinate in your head for a second, while I try not to dry heave.
Oprah has confessed to using cocaine back in her 20s (in the 1970s), and she blamed it on her obsession with some guy. Since that was 10 years or so before Randy entered the picture, I’m guessing she was referring to some other drug fiend.
In an effort to get publicity for his book (presumably so he can get rich and die ballin’), Randolph told the National Enquirer that Oprah taught him how to smoke crack and the two freebased together for about six months. He also said Oprah was still doing crack while doing her show. He wrote:
“Americans have placed Oprah on a pedestal that has been seemingly invincible until now.“
Yeah, way to bring her down off of that pedestal, dude. Talking smack about one of the most rich and powerful people on earth right before you die is a good way to score brownie points and get on the good side of St. Peter. Hell, St. Peter is probably on Oprah’s payroll. She’s already got Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray, so it’s totally plausible.
Oprah must have followed J Lo’s lead, because she also spent the 4th of July in Portofino, Italy. I guess she was able to take some time off from running the world to get a little R & R in. Ugh. All these pictures do is remind me that I need a vacation. I want to be drinking a margarita out of a glass that’s bigger than my head, damnit!