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Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has revealed to Oprah Winfrey during a SuperSoul Conversation toping that he went to therapy after playing Killmonger.

The 31-year-old opened up about how he spent 'a lot of time alone; before and during filming the Oscar-nominated Marvel flick, and admitted that he found it 'tough to readjust to people caring about me".

He added how valuable it was to "be in this lonely place as long as I could" for the film; "I started talking to people, started unpacking a little bit. I was by myself, isolating myself. I figured Erik Killmonger's childhood growing up was lonely."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He described his character's solitary and angry upbringing after the murder of his father;

"He didn’t have a lot of people he could talk to about this place called Wakanda that didn’t exist,’ he added. "It was a little tough for me at first. Readjusting to people caring about me, getting that love that I shut out. I shut out love, I didn’t want love."

He described how therapy helped him to progress past those feelings, and called on men to remember it’s more than okay to do so.

"Your mind is so powerful. Your mind will get your body past a threshold that it would have given up on way before,’" he said. "Honestly, therapy, just talking to somebody just helped me out a lot. As a man, you get a lot of slack for it, I don’t really subscribe to that. Everyone needs to unpack and talk."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The ground-breaking movie has an all-star predominantly black cast, and is nominated for seven Academy Awards; it's also the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture ever.

Michael's character is presumed to be dead, but a body was never recovered, leaving that spot open for a sequel return.

Angela Bassett, who played Ramonda, was asked if ‘everybody’ would be coming back for Black Panther 2 on SAGs red carpet: "I would assume so… We didn’t see him Killmonger go into the ocean did we?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The film has become a hugely important cultural milestone for cinema, with the cast winning outstanding performance in a motion picture at the SAG Awards.

 Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, delivered a rousing acceptance speech expressing the value of being "young, gifted and black";

 "We all know what it’s like to be told that there is not a place for you to be featured, yet you are young, gifted and black. ‘We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on." 

The 41-year-old concluded;

"We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world, that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified a world that we wanted to see."

Feature image: moviedash.com

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Oprah Winfrey takes everything that happens, even something tragic, as a learning experience.

Even when it comes to her own mothers passing. 

She is a successful businesswoman who came from a poor rural American upbringing to build her own brand. 

So she's definitely someone we would be happy to take advice from. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her mother, Vernita Lee, died a month ago and Oprah is opening up about how she is dealing with it.

She told People, ''I said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to make it. Do you think you’re going to make it?’ She said, ‘I don’t think I am.’ I had a conversation with her about what that felt like, what it felt like to be near the end.''

She continued, ''I started telling all the people who cared about her that, ‘She knows it’s the end, so, if you want to say goodbye, you should come and say goodbye.’”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oprah says that saying your goodbyes is an extremely special moment. 

She said, ''I said to her, ‘What a wonderful thing to be able to say goodbye,’ because she’s completely coherent and perfectly understanding everything.''

However, the 64-year-old did say that she struggled to find the right words to say to her mother – so she played music instead. 

She continued, ''What I said was, ‘Thank you, because I know it’s been hard for you. It was hard for you as a young girl having a baby, in Mississippi. No education. No skills. Seventeen, you get pregnant with this baby. Lots of people would have told you to give that baby away. Lots of people would’ve told you to abort that baby. You didn't do that.''

She added, ''I want you to know that no matter what, I know that you always did the best you knew how to do. I would say to anybody – and if you live long enough, everybody goes through it say the things that you need to say while the people are still alive, so that you are not one of those people living with regret about what you would’ve, should’ve, could’ve said,” she explained.

Words of wisdom, thank you, Oprah. 

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Oprah Winfrey has announced the passing of her beloved mother Vernita Lee.

The talk show host confirmed the devastating news to Today, telling of her mum’s tragic death on Thanksgiving.

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She also shared a family photo on her Instagram page in remembrance of Vernita.

“Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing,” she wrote.

“It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.”

The photo features the whole family clan with Oprah’s smiling mum in the centre with a big smile.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Vernita was born on May 2, 1935, and lived until the old age of 83.

Her and Oprah have always been close and they were glad she was able to reunite with the entire family before her passing.

Vernita gave birth to Oprah in Mississippi in 1954 and then moved her family to Milwaukee, where the TV star was raised.

The mum leaves behind her eldest Oprah and her daughter Patricia Amanda Faye.

She also has four grandchildren and a great grandchild, all of whom will miss her dearly.

The funeral has already been held and was open to close family only.

We send our condolences to Oprah and her family during this hard time.

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The secret is out, and it is exactly what we want to hear!

Oprah Winfrey has revealed the key to her happiness and, surprisingly, it is not how much money she has.

The TV host is worth $2.8 billion and regularly donates to charities all around the world, according to Forbes.

However, Oprah revealed that reason she is so fulfilled is because she sets time out of her schedule to do nothing.

Yes, you read that right. She makes sure to sit around and give her mind a break from all those hectic thoughts about work, family, and life.

In an interview with Vogue, Oprah explained her habitual process of relaxation. This is my time to myself, she said: ‘I can just take it all in. I can just be.’

This zen master has seemed to figure out the key to being satisfied with one’s self, and she is slaying it!

This is not just a few minutes out of her day either. Oprah takes as much time as necessary to transform her thoughts into a channel of positivity.

‘I can go weeks and never turn on a television. I’ve gone a summer not having it on,’ she said in her interview.

We can all relate to the fabulous female icon in this context!

During the long work day, all we can think about is that moment when we get home, put our feet up, and watch the next episode of our current Netflix addiction. But Oprah asks us to change it up, hop in the bath, and empty our minds.

Doing nothing is the perfect way to unwind after a long day, and now we have an excuse to cancel plans we made yesterday (back when we were full of hope and energy). 

Just ask yourself, what would Oprah do?

We need our alone time and according to this self-content billionaire, it is the secret to lasting happiness.

Looks like we have a new hobby to add to the CV!

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Airbrushing and A-listers go hand in hand, right? You show up, you pose, and you get digitally enhanced. Job done.

But while the photoshopping process generally involves paring inches of a star's waist and thighs, the latest example is slightly off-course.

After posing for the cover of Vanity Fair, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey realised they had been gifted some extra appendages.

And they weren't the only ones to notice either.

Taking to Twitter, members of the public questioned why Reese was sporting an extra leg on the cover and why Oprah was rocking an extra hand in a supposedly candid shot from the shoot.

"Im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon’s got in here, it’s been bothering me for the last five minutes," wrote one Twitter user who actually got a response from the Big Little Lies star.

"Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am and I will never apologize for snuggling @Oprah."

"If you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it," Reese added as the public began a search for other photoshop fails.

Responding to Reese, Oprah replied: "I accept your third leg. As I know you accept my third hand."

Ladies, that's how you do it

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In the wake of Oprah Winfrey's spine tingling speech at the Golden Globes, many speculated that the iconic talk-show host might run for US presidency in 2020.

The speculations were met by mass excitement, as many felt that if a reality-TV host and business mogul could make it to the White House, then why not Oprah?

Current POTUS Donald Trump has given his two cents on the matter, and claims that he would beat Oprah in a presidential bid.

 

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Trump told reporters today at a press conference: 'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah.'

'Oprah will be lots of fun,' he said.

'I did one of her last shows. I like Oprah.'

Despite being very confident in his ability to beat Oprah in a presidential campaign, the POTUS was quick to add:

'I don’t think she’s going to run. '

Trump vs Oprah vs Kanye West? 2020 will be a campaign and a half. 

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Oprah Winfrey has given her opinion on the Harvey Weinstein case, which has exposed the dark side of sexism and sexual assault in Hollywood in recent weeks.

An expose by New York Times revealed decades of harassment, rape and inappropriate behavior from one of Tinsel Town's most powerful players – and more women are coming forward every day. 

Ophrah told CBS This Morning that she felt that the scandal was a 'moment' for women, speaking out. 

 

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'I think this is a moment, where no matter what business you work in, the women who not only had the disease to please, that’s a part of it, but who felt that in order to keep my job, to keep my position, in order to keep moving forward…I’ve got to smile,' she told This Morning. 

'I’ve gotta look the other way. I’ve gotta pretend he didn’t say that. He didn’t touch me.'

'Those days are about to be over,' she continued, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  

'I’m always trying to look for the rainbow in the cloud, whatever is the silver lining,' said the TV mogul. 

'And this is what I do know for sure: Something this major happens, when you have the fallout, 50 women coming forward, that it’s a watershed moment.' 

 

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Earlier this month, rumours that Mindy Kaling was expecting her first child began to circulate, however this was never confirmed by the actress or her publicist.

But, it now seems that the former queen of day time television, Oprah Winfrey, has taken it upon herself to reveal the big news.

Oprah told People that she learned of Mindy's pregnancy during a press event at Disney's D23 expo this month.

“My mouth dropped. ‘What did you just say?’ she said, ‘Oh, Oprah, I don’t think you know. I’m five months pregnant.’ And I said, ‘Whaaat?!’”

“That was it, and we just kept smiling,” she added.

The pair are set to star alongside each other in Ava DuVerny's upcoming film, A Wrinkle in Time, and it's been reported that The Mindy Project creator shared the news with the entire cast and crew.

Details of Mindy's current relationships status are unknown and it's thought the star plans to keep the identity of the father tightly under wraps.

The Mindy Project has been renewed for a sixth and final season and A Wrinkle in Time is set to premiere in March 2018.

Huge congratulations are in order!

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This year's Oscar Awards have been right in the middle of a race row, and to make matters worse last night someone mistook Whoopi Goldberg for Oprah Winfrey. #Fail.

A beauty company associated with the awards we're in the middle of all of the glitz and glam on the red carpet but they completely put their foot in it and felt the wrath shortly after.

While the celebs arrived on the red carpet, the beauty company, Total Beauty tweeted, praising 'Oprah' for her secret tattoos.

Many fans copped on straight away, and were rightfully quite angry. The hashtag #ThatsNotOprah even started to trend. 

The company soon had to issue an apology tweet saying: "We'd like to apologise to Oprah and Whoopi, as well as everyone we've offended. It was our error, and there are no excuses. We're sorry."

Ouch, better luck next time. 

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While the Kardashians might literally make thousands from a single Instagram post, Oprah Winfrey has just shown them all who's boss as she raked up a cool twelve million dollars with a single tweet about bread yesterday. 

That's just over eleven million euro to you and me. 

According to the maths brains at Market Watch, Oprah's seemingly innocuous tweet and thirty second video about how she manages to lose weight whilst eating bread turned out to be worth millions for the TV host. 

The tweet was used to promote Oprah's weight loss journey as part of Weight Watchers and when you combine this with the fact that Oprah has the single largest stake in the weight loss company, you can see how the dollahs would tend to add up. 

And as a testament to the power of social media, after Oprah released the short video, shares increased in the company to just under two euro. 

So with Oprah owning over six million of those shares, this basically means Oprah is currently sitting on eleven million euro off the back of that one tweet. 

However, the money won't go straight into her bank account right away as we don't suppose she has any intention to sell those valuable shares just yet. 

I mean, would you? 

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“I approach this milestone, the landmark of 60, with humility, supreme thanksgiving, and joy.”

Oprah Winfrey, who is well known for her inspirational words, turned 60 just yesterday.

The much-loved iconic figure has hit a huge personal milestone, but rather than going all out, she decided to have a ‘quiet dinner’.

Prior to hitting the big 6-0, the talk-show host shared some of her life experiences with the world.

“I’m turning 60. I’m alive. Healthy. Strong. I’m turning 60, and – please don’t take offense – I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! (You know, the old Am I doing it right? Am I saying it right? Am I being what or who I’m ‘supposed’ to be?) I’m turning 60, and I’ve earned the right to be just as I am. I’m more secure in being myself than I’ve ever been.”

She later mentioned that her biggest achievement in life was the ability to remain humble, even in the toughest situations – aww how inspiring!

We hope she a lovely day and we’re wishing her many more years to come.

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