Pharrell‘s ‘Happy’ is a massive success – I don’t know anyone on this planet who hates this song (go ahead, someone prove me wrong because I know it’s coming) and for good reason. I wouldn’t call myself a Pharrell fan, but I think he makes some pretty solid music (Robin Thicke collab withstanding) and ‘Happy’ is just a REALLY great, feel-good song. And in this day and age with all the bullshit in the world, sometimes something really positive and upbeat with no pretense at all is just… refreshing, and yes, kinda moving.
Sitting down with Oprah for her Oprah Prime series, he was shown a video made by fans around the world who were dancing and singing along in countries like Iceland, Senegal and beyond. Just seeing the effect this song has had on the world made Pharrell emotional – like, REALLY emotional – and he was reduced to tears.
First of all, even if I went on Oprah to talk about how much I liked chocolate or something, I feel like I would cry. That’s what you do with Oprah! Let it out!
That being said, that was pretty great. Even I got a little teary-eyed!
April 15, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Seems like an unlikely pairing, but here you go: Jimmy Kimmel and Oprah Winfrey are friends who make pizza together. Jimmy Kimmel is also friends with Jennifer Aniston and Howard Stern, so I don’t know why I’m surprised. Oprah? Why not?
Oh also, Oprah is on Instagram, which actually did surprise me. She posted pics of her and Kimmel making pizza, along with, “Honestly one of the top 3 pizzas I’ve ever tasted. @jimmykimmel #delicious #greatchef” and “Guess who made dinner last nite? @jimmykimmel. #greatchef”.
Girl, we get it, he’s a great chef, chill out on the hashtags.
This whole thing kinda makes me roll my eyes, TBH.
February 23, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts hold annual award shows and it’s really just another excuse to marvel at celebs’ red carpet looks. From Brad and Angie’s matching tuxedos to Lily Allen’s interesting hairdo, I bring you the BEST, WORST, and most WTF looks of the 2014 BAFTA Awards.
February 17, 2014 at 11:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.
I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.
January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Oprah is finally realizing what we all knew — Lindsay Lohan is unreliable and sucks to work with. Lohan and Oprah have been teaming up for a docuseries for her network, and apparently, Lohan’s been flakey. Wow! Such unusual behavior for her! From The Daily News:
Despite delays and problems between Lindsay Lohan and the producers of her new reality show, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network on Thursday set a March 9 date for the series’ debut.
Among those who have had to wrestle with Lohan’s penchant for being difficult is Winfrey herself.
“This is just what everyone warned me would happen (working with her). And it is,” Winfrey says in a clip from the show, screened for TV critics.
Winfrey can be seen seething about the troubled film star after Lohan refuses to take part in scheduled filming.
Later, Winfrey says to Lohan, “My truth is, I really do want you to win … but if that isn’t what you want, I’m okay with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.”
Lohan responds: “I know this is my last shot at doing what I have to do.”
And yet, despite knowing that, she continues to act like a petulant child (the best kind of child!).
Wonder how much of this will be in Lohan’s crappy tell-all book.
No lies though — reading that Oprah is disappointed with her and chews her out makes me want to actually watch the stupid program. Damn you, Oprah!!!
January 11, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Oprah Winfrey is pretty great when it comes to charity (which makes sense since she’s so loaded) and she really outdid herself this weekend when she decided to throw a yard sale at her Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday. She managed to raise over $600,000 on a single day, so clearly this wasn’t your usual yardsale where you can pick up some paperbacks for 50 cents and a new coffee machine for $3.
Of course, because this was Oprah’s stuff, prices were way higher than they normally would have been. For example, some crystal lamp bases that were really only worth a few hundred bucks went for over $2,500. Whaaaat? Here’s more from the Los Angeles Times:
A set of six 18th century Louis XVI armchairs with hand-embroidered details elicited a winning bid of $60,000 at the sale, held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria. But more staggering: the extent to which prices on lesser items were driven up by online bidders, in many cases fans who simply wanted something from Oprah’s house.
The auction started around 11:30 a.m. with the first two items in the sale, canvas banners promoting Winfrey in “The Color Purple,” fielding winning bids of $4,100 and $6,000. The exuberance — irrational or otherwise — built from there.
A 16-by-20-inch print of a TV Guide cover photo featuring Winfrey had a pre-auction estimate of $200 to $400 but ended up selling for $3,000. A pair of simple crystal lamp bases (no shades) estimated at $200 to $400 went for $2,500. Bidding on a painting estimated at $300 to $500 rose to $6,000, and a dog portrait generously characterized in the catalog as “folk art” went for $1,400 — about three times its estimated value. Those prices do not include the buyer’s premium, a 20% or 23% commission to the auction house paid on top of the winning bid.
A rudimentary chair that a fan painted for Oprah was estimated at only $100 to $200, yet bids rose to $1,000. A teapot worth less than $100 also sold for $1,000. One anonymous online buyer bought not one but two 13-foot-long sofas, upholstered in crushed velvet with roped fringe, with bids of $4,000 and $4,750.
The usual quick pace of a live sale dragged as Kaminski Auctions, which ran the event, fielded a relentless stream of incremental bids on practically every item. After the first two hours, the auctioneer’s gavel had fallen on just 55 of 584 lots in the sale.
Money raised from the event will go to her girls’ leadership academy in Africa – and that’s a nice chunk of money, wouldn’t you say?