Oprah Mad at Herself for Ballooning Weight
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she is mad at herself, and embarrassed, for allowing her weight to balloon to 200 pounds (91 kgs). Winfrey, who for years has talked on her popular television show about her struggle with weight problems, is shown juxtaposed next to an image of her thinner past self on the January issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. The cover line of the magazine reads, “How did I let this happen again?” “I’m mad at myself,” Winfrey says in the accompanying article, released on Tuesday. “I’m embarrassed. I can’t believe that after all these years, I’m still talking about my weight.” In the article, Winfrey describes how her thyroid problem contributed to her weight, which went from 160 pounds a couple of years ago to 200 pounds (91 kilograms) today. “I had just about given up on myself last year,” she said. (Continue Reading..)

Hudson to Begin Filming New Video
Jennifer Hudson is getting back to work.mThe singer is set to begin filming a video next week for her single, “If This Isn’t Love,” according to her label, J Records. Hudson was due to film the clip in Los Angeles when her mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered shot to death in their Chicago home on the city’s South Side on Oct. 24. The body of her nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, was found in a sport utility vehicle three days later. Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, who is married to Hudson’s sister Julia, has been charged in the slayings. Prosecutors have said Balfour was upset Julia had been dating another man. Hudson has been in seclusion since the killings. However, she has thanked the public for their support since the tragedy, and last week issued a statement after she was nominated for four Grammy awards, including best R&B album for her self-titled debut. (Continue Reading…)

Whole Foods Helps Fund Microfinancing in Kenya
Whole Planet Foundation has teamed with Unitus Inc. on a three-year microfinance program in Kenya. Whole Planet Foundation, established by Whole Foods Market, funds microlending in communities where the company sources products. The foundation hopes to fuel growth by providing microlending opportunities to poverty-stricken people living in the coffee-growing regions of Kenya. Under the partnership with international nonprofit Unitus, the foundation will lend financial support to Jamii Bora Trust, a microfinance institution in Kenya. (Continue Reading…)

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