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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."

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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.



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!



There are all sorts of reasons why we may admire a person – their talent, poise, sense of humour, beauty, or compassion, for starters.

With this in mind, it's fascinating to see which people we as the public most look up to. Will they be an actor, a politician, a beloved humanitarian?

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Well, YouGov has all the answers! The site interviewed over 37,000 people from 35 different countries to figure out which people are most admired on Earth.

They calculate the results by first asking respondents if they admire the public figure at all, and then whether that particular figure is the one the respondent admires the most.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the list for most admired men, which he's done ever since the YouGov survey first started.


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Angelina Jolie has set herself apart as the most admired woman. She's achieved this in each of the last three surveys, ever since men and women were separated into different categories back in 2015.

Below are the top 20 admired men and top 20 admired women in the world:

Men Women
1. Bill Gates 1. Angelina Jolie
2. Barack Obama 2. Michelle Obama
3. Jackie Chan 3. Oprah Winfrey
4. Xi Jinping 4. Queen Elizabeth II
5. Jack Ma 5. Hillary Clinton
6. Vladimir Putin 6. Emma Watson
7. Dalai Lama 7. Malala Yousafzai
8. Narendra Modi 8. Angela Merkel
9. Amitabh Bachchan 9. Taylor Swift
10. Cristiano Ronaldo 10. Madonna
11. Lionel Messi 11. Aishwarya Rai
12. Warren Buffett 12. Priyanka Chopra
13. David Beckham 13. Deepika Padukone
14. Elon Musk 14. Gal Gadot
15. Michael Jordan 15. Theresa May
16. Pope Francis 16. Liu Yifei
17. Donald Trump 17. Yang Mi
18. Andy Lau 18. Fan Bingbing
19. Recep Tayyip Erdogan 19. Zhao Wei
20. Imran Khan 20. Elizabeth Warren

14 of the most admired women are actresses, singers or TV presenters. However, some of these figures from the entertainment industry are also renowned for their philanthropic work.

The men's category, on the other hand, is primarily filled with figures from the worlds of sport, politics, and business.

Barack Obama is in the second spot for the most admired man, just like last year, and Michelle Obama shot up three positions to be the second most admired woman in the world.


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As for the current US president, Donald Trump has surprisingly risen one spot since the last survey, despite his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels and other scandals that have plagued his time in the White House.

Are you surprised by any of these rankings? Who is the public figure that you most admire?


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?

However, Oprah herself has now chimed in on the matter, and has said that she has no intention to join the campaign trail. 

'I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not,' she told InStyle.

'And so it’s not something that interests me.'

'I don’t have the DNA for it' she finished. 

Oprah's words reflect current POTUS Donald Trump's thoughts on the matter. 

While he said that Oprah would be a 'fun' campaign adversary, he also said: 'I don’t think she’s going to run.'

So we guess he just has Kanye West to worry about in 2020 them. 


Following a rousing speech at Sunday night's Golden Globes Awards which sought to highlight the importance of giving a voice to the marginalised, Oprah Winfrey has found herself at the centre of much discussion this week.

"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!" Oprah told viewers.

"And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again."

While many felt Oprah's speech reflected her devotion to social movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp as well as a desire to run for president in the 2020 campaign, others weren't quite as impressed.

Heidi Klum's ex-husband, Seal, took to Instagram this week to vocalise his disdain for Oprah, suggesting that her speech was nothing more than a bombastic attempt to conceal the fact she was always aware of Harvey Weinstein's predations.

Seal uploaded two images of the star in the company of Weinstein with a caption which read: "When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution."

"Oh I forgot, that's right…..you'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into," Seal added. "My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood."

Seal's post was, unsurprisingly, met with a mixed response, with some followers agreeing with the singer and others questioning Seal's own past.

"So tired of celebrities spinning things to make them look good! If she knew years ago she should have stepped up and been a true icon," agreed one Instagram user.

"Everybody in Hollywood posed in pics with this monster. Like we haven’t heard things about you. Ugh. The nerve," wrote one follower – a sentiment which was echoed by model Chrissy Teigen.

"Hmm. Let’s just say we’ve all heard things about each other, haven’t we?” Chrissy wrote.

Last night, Seal returned to Instagram to defend his decision to post the message about Oprah and went on to clarify his stance on the situation.


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Seal's latest post has been met with further mixed reaction.


Chrissie Teigen has never made any secret of her disdain for the Trump family, and after nine years vocalising it, the Lip Sync Battle star was eventually blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter in July of last year.

‘LOL, no one likes you’ was her admittedly juvenile response to yet another ‘fake news’ rant by the POTUS,  but it was clearly the straw that broke the camel’s back.

And whether Chrissie hopes to elicit a similar response from his daughter Ivanka or not, she’s going the right away about if a recent tweet is anything to go by.

Contributing to the current narrative surrounding Oprah’s inspirational speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, Ivanka praised the veteran broadcaster and encouraged her followers to unite against sexism and harassment.

Given both her father’s reputation with regards the issue and her own dogged defence of his conduct, it’s hardly surprising many Twitter users felt somewhat irritated by Ivanka’s contribution, and this included Chrissie.

Responding to Ivanka’s tweek, Chrissie opted for another playground retort, writing: “Ew, Go away.”

The tweet has garnered a mixed response today, with some Twitter users questioning her disdain and others praising her stance.

“Further proof that liberals only support women that have their same political views. All other women be damned,” wrote one.

“Look at all these chumpettes trying to get angry at you, hilarious! You say ewww but their role model says grab their p******! And the girl you are being "mean" to doesn't support his accusers & has not helped women get equal pay. Keep going Chrissy!” wrote another in contrast.


It's still one of our favourite TV moments of all time – Oprah's 2004 surprise car giveaway, which saw every member of her audience win a €26,000 Pontiac G6.

If you don't remember it, you've most likely seen the GIF, which has to be one of the MOST parodied five seconds of all time.

All together now: "You get a car… you get a car… everybody gets a car!"

But in a new interview for her TV network OWN, Oprah reveals that the hilarious TV moment almost didn't happen – it was completely unscripted.

At the start of the show, Oprah announced that one person in the audience would be winning a car. They were each handed a box, and told that if there was a key inside, they were the proud owner of a Pontiac G6.

When everyone opened their boxes to find a key, Oprah feared they'd think it was a joke, hence the "You get a car, and you get a car" lines.

"I was saying that because people were screaming so loudly they didn’t know what was going on," she explained.

"When I looked at the faces of the audience, they go, ‘But I have a key . . . but she has a key,’ so that’s why I said, ‘You get a car! You get a car!,’ to try to clarify, because they all looked so confused. Everybody gets a car!'"

Whatever the reason behind the lines, they've brought us immense joy over the years.

From tacos…


To Christmas shopping…


To drunk texting…

Is there anything that can't be improved by the addition of Oprah's enthusiasm?


Cindy Crawford is opening up about the death of her brother, Jeff when he had only turned three.

The supermodel, 49, said that when she was growing up she always knew her dad wanted to have a little boy. His delight at having Jeff was unfortunately cut short we he lost his battle with leukaemia.

Cindy, who was 8 at the time her brother was diagnosed, said that at the time she didn’t really understand what was wrong.

“I think when my parents first told us that my brother was sick, we didn’t really understand what it meant,” she said when she sat down to be interviewed for Oprah’s Master Class.


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Jeff received a grim prognosis and Cindy’s parents signed him up for an experimental treatment programme. The entire family would make the 4 hour journey to the hospital from their home almost daily.

In the interview Cindy says she didn’t really understand what was happening as she had never before had any experience of someone close to her dying. According to Cindy however, Jeff did know.


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She recalls a story her mother told her of finding Jeff preparing for what would happen when he died.

“She said, ‘What are you doing?’ And he said, ‘I’m praying.’ And she said, ‘What are you praying about?’ He said, ‘So that when I die, you’ll be OK.”

When Jeff was 3, he was supposed to return to the hospital for more treatments after Christmas, Cindy remembers how he refused to go back to the hospital.

According to Cindy “the day that he was supposed to go back to the hospital, that’s the day he died.”

She says that knowing her brother had decided he was done fighting his illness brings her “some sense of completeness and peace.”

Cindy’s interview can be seen in the video below. 






The Forbes list for the World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released today, and it contains some pretty heavy hitters.

Considered the annual benchmark for the females influencing and creating change over the last 12 months, the Forbes list doesn't lie.

This year's rankings are no different, and although German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list for the fifth time in a row, there are some other names in there that we reckon could knock her off the number one spot next time around.

Aged just 25, Taylor Swift is the youngest woman to be included, and while she has a long way to climb, she is doing well for her first entrance in 64th place.

The singer is estimated to have a net worth of around €75 million, and her award-winning album 1989 had the biggest first-week sales of any record in a whopping 12 years.

As well as that, she still has time to chill with her BFFs… and document it all for us on social media.


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Further up the list is fellow singer Beyoncé at number 21, this year's highest-ranking entertainer.

Given that Bey and her husband Jay-Z managed to generate an incredible €85 million from just 19 US shows on their On The Run tour last year, we reckon Beyoncé is a pretty powerful female alright.

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour also made it into the top 50, ranking at number 28 this year.

The famously ruthless magazine queen joins other fashion heavyweights Diane Von Furstenberg (75th place) and Miuccia Prada (79th place) on the 2015 list.

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara might seem like an unusual inclusion at 57th place, but considering that she is currently the highest paid woman in television, we can see why she deserves a nod.

Sofia reportedly takes home €300K per 25-minute episode of the show, and that's not counting her film roles and endorsement deals.

Coming in just behind Angela Merkel in second and third place this year are US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, along with philanthropist Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Other big names to make the list include Oprah Winfrey (12th place), Ellen DeGeneres (50th place),  Angelina Jolie (54th place) and Shakira (81st place).

That is quite a group of women!



Oprah got snubbed at the Oscars and Twitter is on FIRE about it!

The legendary chat show host and Selma actress was going to high-five Common who was headed to the stage with John Legend to collect their Oscar for Best Song, ‘Glory’ but Common just went straight past her…eek!

The snub didn’t stop Oprah from being brought to tears by the powerful song, which featured in the Martin Luther King biopic which was released earlier this year.

We’re not so sure Common really meant to snub the Queen of TV…but just try telling Twitter that!

Oops, it looks like Common could be in trouble for his Oprah diss…but we're sure he didn't mean it!  



Well this is an interesting plan.

New reports say Gemma Collins is about to quit The Only Way Is Essex.

The reality star now thinks she is too big for the show and is planning to pursue a solo career…as the next Oprah.

A source says: "Gemma feels she's done her time on TOWIE and is keen to try new things. She believes her profile is high enough to jump ship and go alone.

"There's even talk she could have her own show with Lime Pictures, who makes TOWIE."

Gemma has some experience in a small presenting role on This Morning, but we don’t know how she thinks she can live up to Queen O – especially when rumours say she will be heading into the jungle for I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2014.

Oh yeah, that’s definitely something Oprah would do…

Thankfully, Gemma doesn’t seem to have completely lost her mind, and won’t be storming out on TOWIE, leaving a bad taste in her cast mates’ mouths.

The Sun’s source says: "Gemma hasn't closed the door completely on TOWIE but there's a lot of other projects she's being lined up for."

Well her clothing line hasn’t done too badly so let’s see how her new plans work out…