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Skinny Oprah On The Cover Of Vogue

Was it her shining moment?

Did it turn into her lowest moment when she gained the weight back?

It doesn't even look like her.

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by Studmanreply 62Last Thursday at 11:32 PM

With gal pals.

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by Studmanreply 1Last Wednesday at 9:24 AM

Who in the ham sammich is this?

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by Studmanreply 2Last Wednesday at 9:25 AM

Losing weight made her teefs stick out.

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by Studmanreply 3Last Wednesday at 9:25 AM

Lady in red. The best photo of the bunch.

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by Studmanreply 4Last Wednesday at 9:26 AM

Remember when TV Guide put Oprah's head on Ann-Margret's body?

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by Studmanreply 5Last Wednesday at 9:27 AM

Literal GENOCIDE of White Bodies.

by Studmanreply 6Last Wednesday at 9:30 AM

Not a pretty gal....

by Studmanreply 7Last Wednesday at 9:31 AM

I remember it was controversial because it barely looked like her (she was promoting Beloved at the time). There was also a mini-scandal because, allegedly, Anna Wintour had made the cover conditional...Oprah had to lose weight or it wasn’t going to happen.

by Studmanreply 8Last Wednesday at 9:40 AM

The black female comics used to ridicule her on "In Living Color". I think it was Kim Wayans who did the skit where a skinny Oprah kept eating junk food and eventually blew up like Violet in "Willy Wonka". It became more hysterical because it showed that Oprah was not the goddess to black women that she thought she was.

by Studmanreply 9Last Wednesday at 9:42 AM

R8 really? Oh, Excuse my post at R6.

Literal Genocide of Black Bodies!

by Studmanreply 10Last Wednesday at 9:44 AM

R5 I was just going to post something about that. I was only 10 years old, but I recall people talking about it after the truth was revealed.

by Studmanreply 11Last Wednesday at 9:44 AM

HARPO, who dat? Her waistline been squeaked.

by Studmanreply 12Last Wednesday at 9:58 AM

Why is her head/face seemed pasted on all of them?

by Studmanreply 13Last Wednesday at 10:01 AM

That doesn't even look like her, in the Vogue spread.

by Studmanreply 14Last Wednesday at 10:42 AM

1998 Photoshop. Primitive.

by Studmanreply 15Last Wednesday at 10:50 AM

The photos are edited of course, but they also did things like hide her stomach with a chair or by putting her in a weird position, and having skirts that flared out to hide the hips.

Unfortunately, her face looks very strange without the weight. In the cover photo, she looks almost ill.

by Studmanreply 16Last Wednesday at 11:32 AM

She probably was ill because fat people need to starve to loose weight.

by Studmanreply 17Last Wednesday at 11:54 AM

She's admitted to being arrogant during this period.

by Studmanreply 18Last Wednesday at 11:59 AM

[quote]people need to starve to loose weight

OH DEAR! I am going to lose it with your loose!

by Studmanreply 19Last Wednesday at 12:00 PM

Then the movie bombed and she gobbled up two chaffing dishes of macaroni and cheese.

by Studmanreply 20Last Wednesday at 12:07 PM

R18 So what is her excuse for her current arrogance?

by Studmanreply 21Last Wednesday at 12:09 PM

Sadly it goes to show that it is really hard to keep the weight off.

by Studmanreply 22Last Wednesday at 12:12 PM

It's easier when you don't binge-eat 30 pounds of macaroni and cheese to deal with life's disappointments.

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by Studmanreply 23Last Wednesday at 12:16 PM

She is rich beyond comprehension. Successful. Happy. Has good friends. A partner. And has a lot of power within the industry. She has recorded one of the most watched interviews ever. Go Oprah. Go

by Studmanreply 24Last Wednesday at 12:17 PM

To quote OP:

"Get a life, whore.

Go see a psychiatrist to figure out why you are still interested in someone you don't like.

Move on."

by Studmanreply 25Last Wednesday at 12:23 PM

R23 Who hasn't binged on 30 pounds of mac and cheese?

by Studmanreply 26Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM

Some people are made to be larger and they don't look right thin--Oprah, Al Roker, Star Jones. Not everyone is supposed to be skinny.

by Studmanreply 27Last Wednesday at 12:29 PM

BELOVED bombing must have been a humiliating defeat for Oprah. Up to that point, everything she touched seemed to turn to gold -- her monthly book club produced many bestsellers simply on the basis of her recommendation -- and BELOVED was touted as a potentially big Oscar contender. But then the movie opened and tanked big time!

by Studmanreply 28Last Wednesday at 12:30 PM

Remember when she got sued by the beef industry?

She looked like shit in The Color Purple. Her makeup person is a true artist, she is not a natural beauty.

by Studmanreply 29Last Wednesday at 12:33 PM

I think Oprah is quite lovely and looks better with a little extra weight. That being said, all those photos look shopped to hell. She looks great but I don't think that's what she looked like in real life before editing was done.

Oprah gurl, you don't need it ALL. You aren't a movie STAH, you're a media mogul. Settle for that.

by Studmanreply 30Last Wednesday at 12:37 PM

Remember the wagon of fat?

[quote]In 1988, Oprah Winfrey wheeled out a little red wagon containing 67 pounds of animal fat — the amount of weight she’d then lost — just to show her audience what she’d accomplished.

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by Studmanreply 31Last Wednesday at 12:37 PM

From her heaviest to her skinniest was more like a 125 pound difference.

Who’s she kidding with this 67 pound thing?

by Studmanreply 32Last Wednesday at 12:40 PM

Did she drop the weight with meth?

by Studmanreply 33Last Wednesday at 12:44 PM

When I went to WW they acted like she was a god. Why should I take advice from a woman who has all the means and money but can't control her own weight?

by Studmanreply 34Last Wednesday at 12:45 PM

I think she looks lovely. Oprah might not be traditionally attractive to everyone, but I've always found her to be a very attractive woman. I know a lot of people think she's full of shit, but she's always struck me as meaning well.

by Studmanreply 35Last Wednesday at 12:56 PM

And let's see in a few months when the snacking takes over.

by Studmanreply 36Last Wednesday at 12:59 PM

Black women are genetically made to gain weight as they get older - it's a fact of life, especially the big behinds. Oprah gave it the old college try but she needs to relax now that she's getting older and just be herself, including her weight.

by Studmanreply 37Last Wednesday at 1:02 PM

She looked completely different in the Markle interview. Like 50 pounds different, is this a late April Fool’s joke.

by Studmanreply 38Last Wednesday at 1:06 PM

Oops nevermind. This is skinny Oprah from the past not current fat Oprah. She’ll never be this skinny again.

by Studmanreply 39Last Wednesday at 1:08 PM

r38 especially since she OWNS weight watchers ...

by Studmanreply 40Last Wednesday at 1:08 PM

Damn! If she had stayed at that weight, I would have married her years ago.

by Studmanreply 41Last Wednesday at 1:19 PM

I met her during the Beloved era, and she was skinny in person with a huge head and a big bellowing voice.

by Studmanreply 42Last Wednesday at 1:25 PM

Every single depleted fat cell in her temporarily skinny body must have been screaming 24/7 BREAD!!!!!! MAC & CHEESE!!!! It's a wonder she didn't use drugs again. Or did she?

by Studmanreply 43Last Wednesday at 1:44 PM

She looks uncomfortable and stiff in every shot. I guess a big ego control freak never does well when somebody else is in control.

by Studmanreply 44Last Wednesday at 2:01 PM

Anyone else thinking she looks a lot like Angela Bassett in the OP's links?

The Vogue cover is so overly photoshopped.

She has so much yet she cannot control herself. If I was that wealthy I'd have a master chef preparing every meal I eat, a live-in trainer, and an onsite workout room, and people to keep me constantly moving and motivated. Instead, she eats mac and cheese and bacon cheeseburgers.

by Studmanreply 45Last Wednesday at 2:41 PM

She's incredibly wealthy and influential, but she got that way by being vulnerable on camera in a way very few people have the nerve to be.

I appreciate her overall. I remember when she used to do shows that showed her without any makeup. For example, she's open the show on full glam with the hair and lashes and makeup and then laugh at video of herself running a 10k with no makeup and looking really rough. That's where her power came from. A lot of women and men yo-yo diet and as successful as she has been, she never took herself too seriously or became as pretentious as someone like Madonna.

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by Studmanreply 46Last Wednesday at 2:51 PM

Oprah has overcome a horrible childhood into one of the most successful women ever and gives it back ten fold. So what if she is fat?

by Studmanreply 47Last Wednesday at 3:12 PM

She’s not really fat. She is plump, but she also looks good that way.

She looks sickly when she gets too skinny.

And, anyway, why do we give a shit what she looks like? She’s one of the most successful people on the planet.

by Studmanreply 48Last Wednesday at 4:45 PM

Why R48? Maybe due to the fact that eating and dieting have been the bane of her very existence. It is and always has been, the most important thing in her life.

by Studmanreply 49Last Wednesday at 10:12 PM

Then she ate it all back.

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by Studmanreply 50Last Thursday at 2:50 AM

The most important thing in her life, R49?

She was serially raped by multiple uncles throughout her childhood.

She moved around the country to find jobs as a news reporter.

She dedicated her talk show to a mix of celebrity worship, personal safety, reading and self-improvement.

She single handedly made reading fiction a popular pastime when trash TV shows dominated the public's minds, boosted the publishing industry and made the greatest experimental author of our time, Toni Morrison--our era's William Faulkner--nearly as well known to the non-reading US public as Madonna.

You're choosing to focus on her weight. It doesn't seem like the most important thing in her life to me. She has been preoccupied with fad diets and other self-help efforts, but she seems far more preoccupied with literature, spiritual pursuits and doing charitable things for other people.

by Studmanreply 51Last Thursday at 3:21 AM

[quote]It became more hysterical because it showed that Oprah was not the goddess to black women that she thought she was.

White women relate to movie stars, that's who they want to be. Black women relate to singers. Doesn't matter how they look as long as they speak to them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Aretha, Whitney, Beyonce ... the could be conventionally beautiful or not.

White women made Oprah a star.

by Studmanreply 52Last Thursday at 3:38 AM

R52 That's quite a stereotype...it doesn't really match my experience. Most white women I know are more concerned with musicians than they are to actresses--but they primarily are interested in male singers. I'm thinking of my white women friends and I can't think of any who care at all about any actresses or ever mention them, except for saying how much they dislike people like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

Thinking of my black women friends, they do love soulful black women singers from Aretha and Patti to Whitney, but they equally love Michael Jackson, Prince and Stevie Wonder, as well as actors from Viola Davis and Octavia Smith and Cecily Tyson to Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. Generally speaking, the black women I know do gravitate toward black performers, but both men and women pretty equally.

by Studmanreply 53Last Thursday at 3:53 AM

R51 You write that I am choosing to focus on her weight and wonder why.

I wonder why you have missed something so obvious. Her lifelong battle with her weight. She is completely obsessed.

Spiritual pursuits? The only thing she finds spiritual is Hermes handbags.

by Studmanreply 54Last Thursday at 4:47 PM

R27-So true.

I do not like skinny Al Roker

I like FAT Al Roker.

I do not like skinny Oprah

I like FAT Oprah.

by Studmanreply 55Last Thursday at 4:57 PM

R55 And you don't like Star Jones any which way!

by Studmanreply 56Last Thursday at 5:45 PM

Beloved bombing was such a blow to Oprah and her career. A dream project that disintegrated.

I don't think the problem was so much Oprah but the film tanked because it was playing in multiplexes in suburbs and... it was not that type of film. It was more of an art film, despite the pedigree of Oprah and Jonathan Demme, coming off the back-to-back success of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia.

And it's a downer of a film. It was never destined to be a commercial success. I'm surprised that Oprah thought it might be. Her instincts about how this film would be perceived were completely off.

But I do think it's a good film. The cinematography is excellent and the sore by Rachel Portman is lovely and underrated.

by Studmanreply 57Last Thursday at 5:57 PM

Oprah doesn't do stairs. I picture her exercise as gingerly walking around her property, I can't see her breaking a sweat.

by Studmanreply 58Last Thursday at 6:09 PM

Is this the same fat ass bitch of colour who interview us 4 weeks ago? Because...

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by Studmanreply 59Last Thursday at 6:56 PM

Did Megan fart at that point of the interview?

The 'Prah looks like she's smelling a big one.

by Studmanreply 60Last Thursday at 6:59 PM

" .............. and the sore by Rachel Portman is lovely and underrated"

Rachel has a sore? Where!

by Studmanreply 61Last Thursday at 11:28 PM

R59 she looks like a cartoon mad scientist.

by Studmanreply 62Last Thursday at 11:32 PM
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