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Anna Wintour told Oprah to drop 20 pounds before Vogue cover

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Oprah Winfrey Vogue CoverAnna Wintour, the legendary editor of US style bible magazine Vogue is making it know that she made a “gentle suggestion” to prior to her front page photoshoot in 1998. According to Anna, it was just a gentle nudge: “I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight. “I said simply that you might feel more comfortable. She was a trooper! She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet. And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”

Oprah, 55, was featured on on the cover of Vogue, which carried the tagline ‘Oprah! A Major Movie, An Amazing Makeover’ in reference to her new film Beloved and weight loss. Anna has also called for better education to help halt rising cases of obesity in America. The 59-year-old fashionista - who recently commissioned a detailed feature on the issue - told : “I’d just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses. There’s such an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and for some reason, everybody focuses on anorexia. We need to spend money time and education on teaching people to eat, exercise and take care of themselves in a healthier way. It provoked, which is really the point.”

People are “little houses” - did you get that?


Oprah hits Twitter, Shaq isn’t amused

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Shaquille O'Neal Oprah Twitter

Twitter users have been bracing for impact ever since news broke that Oprah Winfrey had joined and would publish her first tweet today, during a taping of her show. That initial message came through, revealing that Oprah wasn’t completely up to snuff on netiquette. Her initial post was an all-caps message, as she referred to her followers as “TWITTERS.” Now, Shaquille O’Neal has been on Twitter for quite a while, and has called out celebrities for using ghost writers and for other lacks of transparency on the service. When it came to Oprah, he had to call out her caps usage. Shaq is the man.

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Hollywood Stands United Behind New President-Elect

“God knows I fought hard for the other side,” The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck admitted on-air. “Today is a victory for this country,” she even managed a smile. “No one lost today.” Her comments, a shade different than her rabid Republican rantings of episodes past, are similar to the words of other celebs who today are celebrating a page in history. Who, today, are celebrating the stunning victory of a man named . “I haven’t felt this good,” she poured out seemingly heartfelt joy for the new President-elect, the first Democrat to get into the White House since Bill Clinton - and she isn’t alone.

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