When you have star power like Oprah Winfrey, it doesn’t matter who you are…you’re just lucky to even be in the woman’s prescience.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And last night, the famous, the legends, the best of the best, along with 13,000 fans, turned out to honor Oprah in her “Farewell Spectacular”.
The taping, which was complete in the hands of Oprah’s producers, and a complete surprise to Oprah herself, started off in the hands of Tom Hanks, who opened the show with class, saying,
“Now Oprah, I know you don’t like surprises…Let me see if I can put you at ease. There was an English playwright who said there’s no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved, and that is what tonight is all about.”
From there, Tom Cruise came up on stage, showing a montage of the 12 times he had been on the show, starting back in 1988.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Then, it was Madonna’s turn.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Then, Diane Sawyer, dressed as a lit-up tree, announced that 25,000 oak trees would be planted in Winfrey’s honor. Oprah pointed into the audience shouting, “I just gave everybody a tree! You get a tree and you get a tree and you get a tree. Everybody gets a tree!.”
Beyonce, Rascal Flatts, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder all performed.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith hosted the second hour, and the celebrities just kept coming…Jerry Seinfeld, Maria Shriver, Michael Jordan, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Angelou.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Even Winfrey’s longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham, took the stage, honoring his longtime love:
“Honey, you are so special, and I am so happy … I’m so proud of you”
With tears running down her cheeks most of the night, Winfrey ended the show turning to the crowd, and thanking them:
“I feel the love! And I thank you for it. Thank you for being a part of this great night, this celebration for what you have done for the Oprah Winfrey show … your being here tonight … honors me in the deepest way possible.”
And then, to top it all off, Usher took the stage to sing a symphony-backed mashup of ‘O.M.G.’ and ‘Oh Happy Day’ mashup before bursting confetti canons blanketed the entire arena.
Definitely a legendary night worthy of a legend.
The live taping will air as a two-part series on May 23 and May 24 before Winfrey’s finale show on May 25.
This Judi Dench Interview Clip Has Me in Stitches
Worldwide treasure Judi Dench is the epitome of humor and charm in a clip that first went viral in November but has gained more traction on tiktok in recent days.
Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.
On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.
Check out the tribute below.
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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do
Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)
Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.
The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.
The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.
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