We’re not too surprised by this news given how successful Beyonce is, but now it’s official, as the singer has been ranked as the world’s most powerful celebrity!
It was revealed this afternoon that the Drunk in Love singer has managed to take the top spot on this year’s Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. The list is created every year by the magazine where it annually ranks the world’s most powerful celebrities.
This year the magazine revealed that Beyonce had claimed the top spot, thanks to her earnings of over $115million in the last year!
And Oprah who usually takes the No.1 spot on the list, only managed to make the top ten.
This is the first time Beyonce has ever topped the list, ever since making her debut on it in 2004.
Wait a go Bey!
Oprah has released her first ever audition tape that was recorded in 1983.
The star looks just as young as she does today – how does that work?
We can see why she landed her first big job – can you?
The Happy singer was struggling to control his emotions, when he appeared on Oprah’s programme Oprah Prime, yesterday.
But don’t worry Pharrell was crying tears of joy, as the singer talked with the host about his childhood and the reaction Happy has had across the world.
One of the many viral reactions of the Oscar nominated song, was shown to Pharrell including Donegal’s own dance version of the hit song.
After, Williams saw the entire international compilation of various Happy covers, he started to sob and said: “I have no idea why I’m crying.”
The singer also saw snaps of his childhood before the video compilation, so it’s understandable why he might be a little emotional.
After he wiped away his tears, Pharrell went onto to discuss with Oprah what inspires his music.
“My best songs come from two different ways. Either when I have a really good gut feeling about something, it’s written in the shower or on a plane.”
Lindsay Lohan has taken up pole dancing in her bid to stay sober and not revert to her partying ways.
To keep herself occupied during her ongoing rehabilitation, the Mean Girls actress has taken to spinning around the pole, which she says is “empowering”.
The actress showed off her moves in the latest episode of her reality show Lindsay which follows her rehabilitation, backed by chat show legend Oprah.
The 27-year-old, who completed a 90-day stint in rehab last summer as part of plea deal with police, has previously struggled with alcohol and substance abuse.
In the documentary, she admits, “I’m sober but I’ve been very close [to relapsing]. It’s come very close and it’s really scary.”
Talking about her new hobby, Lindsay said, “It’s actually a really good workout. It’s really empowering for women to get to know your body and yourself”
“I like doing that kind of workout and I sweat more doing that than I do doing yoga, or getting on a treadmill, or anything else.”
As we already know, Oprah is a very giving person and has made people cry with joy for many, many years with the lure of free stuff.
But this takes the biscuit.
One Twitter follower took the initiative and wrote to Oprah: “@oprah you look beautiful in that essence cover pic. WOW CAN I please have that dress? Cuz I know you won’t wear again lol love you”.
And the talk-show queen actually replied, saying YES!
Oprah wrote: “you’re right I won’t wear ever again contact my asst. and show her this tweet.”
The couture dress, pictured below in Essence magazine, arrived at her fan’s house a week later and she is now planning on wearing it to her wedding.
Hey Oprah, nice house … can we have it?
Selma, the biopic of Martin Luther King, has finally been given the green light for production.
Even more news for the highly anticipated film is that it will be produced by everyone’s favourite talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey.
Selma will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and it has been said that Liam Neeson and Hugh Jackman may be up for roles – we can only hope!
The movie will be set around the time of King’s campaign for voting rights in 1965.
We are really looking forward to this movie – even more now that Oprah is involved!
The BAFTA’s were held last night and the style from the night was either very good – or disatrous (we’re looking at you Lily Allen).
Our best dressed stars of the evening managed to maintain classic looks – clean cuts and muted colours were the winners of the night for us!
Helen Mirren, who was presented with a BAFTA Fellowship looked stunning in a long-sleeve black dress with a tulle ending.
Les Misérables star, Samantha Barks, enhanced her gorgeous silhouette in a simple cream gown with a demure side slit.
Everyone’s favourite talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey looked amazing in a mulberry-coloured Stella McCartney number with a long-sleeve lace top and a satin bow around the waist.
Angelina Jolie was the talk of the evening, fashion wise, as she embraced an androgynous and classic look in a monochrome suit – we love it!
The talk-show queen is a billionaire and has a house to suit just that. The house has fourteen bathrooms and it’s very own tea room. Jealous? Us? Very.
2. Bill Gates
Worth an estimated $147.5 million, the founder of Microsoft and once the richest man in the world, has a beautiful mansion in Washington. If you happen to be a guest in Bill’s house, you get your own special pin that adjusts temperature, music and lighting to your preference. The driveway is also heated – seriously Bill?!
3. Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion
Hef’s palace is often seen by the public due to reality TV shows and parties, but that doesn’t stop it being so amazing! Everyone’s heard of the famous grotto…
4. The Osbournes
The setting of the TV reality show The Osbournes, this beautiful mansion in California was sold last summer by the family.
We are so used to seeing our favourite actors and musicians done up to the nines and looking fabulous.
However, Kate Winslet and Scarlett Johansson have proved in this month’s 20th Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair that you don’t need make-up to look fabulous after all. Looking fresh and radiant the two women bare all for a spread in the magazine.
The photos were shot by renowned photographer Chuck Close and there were some strict rules involved for those involved. The stars, normally used to being looked after and managed had to arrive alone or with one close friend; there were no fancy foods available – just sandwiches and coffee; the stars had to be available for three hours and have no hair, make-up or styling whatsoever.
We wonder if any divas turned this opportunity down!
Close has admitted that his unorthodox and refreshing way of shooting his subjects can sometimes gain “rough” results due to lack of photoshop and airbrush.
Other portraits also included Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey.
“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.