12 Updates
Oprah Winfrey donates 12m to African American museum

Oprah Winfrey donates 12m to African American museum

Jun 12 2013, 5:30am CDT | by

Oprah Winfrey is donating £12 million in support of African American history. The chat show legend has announced her pledge to help build the Smithsonian institution's forthcoming National Museum of...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

Oprah Winfrey donates 12m to African American museum

Jun 12 2013, 5:30am CDT | by

Oprah Winfrey is donating £12 million in support of African American history.

The chat show legend has announced her pledge to help build the Smithsonian institution's forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

The 59-year-old star will have the facility's 350-seat theatre named after her as a special thanks.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah said: "I am so proud of African American history and its contributions to our nation as a whole. I am deeply appreciative of those who paved the path for me and all who follow in their footsteps.

"By investing in this museum, I want to help ensure that we both honor and preserve our culture and history, so that the stories of who we are will live on for generations to come."

Oprah - who has been a member of the museum's advisory council since 2004 - previously gave $1 million to the museum in 2007, which takes her total up to $13 million - a sum only matched by the CEO's own donation.

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the museum's founding director, enthused: "We are inspired and profoundly grateful for Ms. Winfrey's generosity at this important time. Her gifts will forever be associated with harnessing the power of art and creative expression to build bridges between cultures and enrich people's lives."

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is currently under construction and is set to open in late 2015.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

2 days ago

Raven-Symone Continues to Be Awesome

Oct 28 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Raven-Symone started being publicly awesome when she was just a very, very young child on "The Cosby Show," and she hasn't stopped since. She was especially awesome a few weeks ago when she discussed labels with Oprah Winfrey, and how she didn't agree with them. You remember:"I'm tired of being labeled. I'm an American. I'm not an African American; I'm an American. ... I mean, I d ...
Source: Fish Wrapper   Full article at: Fish Wrapper
 

 
Update
10

1 week ago

Charice Tells Oprah That She Thought About Killing Herself

Oct 20 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: X17 Online

All has not been well for Charice, the Filipina singer plucked out of YouTube obscurity by Oprah in 2008. Six years later, the 22-year-old is dealing with the aftermat ...
Source: X17 Online   Full article at: X17 Online
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Clive Davis on new Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston releases

Oct 12 2014 9:23pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Music mogul Clive Davis has a 1-2 punch of year-end releases up his sleeve. Oct. 21 brings a new studio album “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” followed Nov. 10 with “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” on CD and DVD.Davis will preview both projects in a question-answer session on Sunday afternoon at — where else? — the Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum.Davis gave Pop & Hiss an early listen to Franklin’s album, which has the markings of a fourth-qu ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

Poor Thang: At The Tender Age Of 67 Vivica A. Fox Admits She Regrets Not Getting Knocked Up And Starting A Family!

Oct 10 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Vivica says she wished someone knocked the cobwebs off her womb! Now, at the age of 50, the Hollyweird actress is revealing she wished she took her personal life more seriously to Oprah. Vivica A. Fox Admits She Regrets Not Having Children Via S2S Magazine reports: If she has a biggest regret in life, Vivica A. Fox said it’s that she never had a child. “Of course, if that’s the biggest regret of my life that I have was that I didn’t have a child, but I’m a g ...
Source: Bossip.com   Full article at: Bossip.com
 

 
Update
6

3 weeks ago

VIDEO: Did Gayle King Say, “I’m Gay”?

Oct 8 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(CBS) Gayle King blurted something that sounded like, “I’m gay!” on Wednesday’s “CBS This Morning.” The TV personality, who, like her best friend Oprah Winfrey, has long been the subject of sexuality speculation, was chatting with co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose about relationships when she joked that she and Rose would make a good couple. King then laughed and declared, “I’m just kiddin ...
Source: Gossip Cop  Full article at: Gossip Cop
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

James Franco and Seth Rogen Bare All in the Woods + More of What You Missed on Instagram

Oct 6 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery James Franco is known for his interesting Instagram behavior. This weekend he shared a few shots of himself and his pal Seth Rogen gallivanting in the woods… completely naked. James captioned the photos with “Naked and Afraid,” which leads us to wonder if they’re taking a spin on the Discovery Channel reality series of the same name. After their “Bound2″ parody last year ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Has Amber Rose Already Moved On From Wiz Khalifa?

Oct 6 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Scandalist

Fans were shocked when Amber Rose filed for divorce from rapper Wiz Khalifa a few weeks ago. But is the buxom hip-hop beauty already sinking her teeth into a new man? The Gossip Table has the scoop! In other news, it seemed Oprah Winfrey cut ties with Lindsay Lohan after the starlet’s docu-series ended on OWN. However, the media maven was spotted by Lilo’s side and The Gossip Table has the details. Check out th ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Did Raven-Symoné Cross the Line Into Race Shame? No, And This is Why

Oct 6 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Raven-Symoné shouldn't have to conform to what others think of her sexuality or her personal identity -- so why should she face racist, classist backlash when she refuses to identify as "African-American"? During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven was asked about her love life, and whether or not she was gay. Raven claimed that she wasn't into being labeled, but confirmed that she was in a relationship ...
Source: Fish Wrapper   Full article at: Fish Wrapper
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Blake Lively Is Pregnant with First Child, Nick Hogan’s Naked Photos Get Hacked + More in Today’s First Dibs

Oct 6 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child, Nick Hogan becomes the celebrity phone hackers’ first male victim, and Lindsay Lohan wasn’t so bad in Speed the Plow. All that and more in First Dibs. Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news via her website, Preserve. This is the first child for both Blake and husband Ryan Reynolds. [US Weekly] Raven-Symone says she does ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

Mario Lopez: I Lost My Virginity at Age ...

Oct 6 2014 6:47am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

You don't need The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story to give you dirt on Mario Lopez, as he officially authorized the release of tons of it in his new memoir. Just Between Us contains plenty of eye-popping details, including the age at which the actor and Extra host lost his virginity. Spoiler alert: He wasn't old. “I started having sex so young. The day before my 13th birthday,” he reveals. “I know I made ...
Source: The Hollywood Gossip   Full article at: The Hollywood Gossip
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jennifer Lopez has struggled to love herself
Jennifer Lopez has struggled to love herself
Jennifer Lopez has admitted, in her new memoir, 'True Love', that she has struggled throughout her life to love herself.
 
 
Julianne Hough's teary tribute to sister
Julianne Hough's teary tribute to sister
Julianne Hough became teary when paying tribute to her inspirational sister, Sharee Wise, in a new web series which sees celebrities honour their heroes.
 
 
Tom Parker vows to look after Lindsay Lohan
Tom Parker vows to look after Lindsay Lohan
Tom Parker has been keeping a watchful eye over Lindsay Lohan as she performs in the play 'Speed-the-Plow' in London, to help the actress stay on the straight and narrow.
 
 
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting fell for husband over animals
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting fell for husband over animals
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting fell in love with her husband Ryan Sweeting over their mutual love of her animals.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta cast in Go With Me
Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta have been added to the cast of Anthony Hopkins' new film 'Go With Me'. The action-drama, which will begin shooting in mid-November, tells the story of a young woman who returns to her home...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Seth Rogen to star in Steve Jobs biopic
Seth Rogen is in talks to star in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic. The 'Bad Neighbours' star is in negotiations with the studio to take on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - who created the Apple I computer and co-...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Jennifer Lopez has struggled to love herself
Jennifer Lopez say she's spent much of her life beating herself up for not being good enough. The 'Dance Again' hitmaker, who has six-year-old twins Max and Emme with her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony, puts a lot of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Julianne Hough's teary tribute to sister
Julianne Hough broke down in tears while praising her older sister. The 26-year-old singer/songwriter made an emotional speech in which she praised her older sister, Sharee Wise, admitting her sibling inspired her to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Tom Parker vows to look after Lindsay Lohan
Tom Parker has vowed to look after Lindsay Lohan. The former Wanted star is keeping a watchful eye over the 28-year-old actress as she performs in play 'Speed-the-Plow' in London because he wants to help the flame-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting fell for husband over animals
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting knew her husband was 'The One' because he loves animals. The 'Big Bang Theory' star, who married tennis player Ryan Sweeting in December after just six months of dating, admits she fell in love with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Orson Welles last film to be released
Orson Welles' final movie will finally be released next year. The acclaimed filmmaker had worked on 'The Other Side of the Wind' - which chronicles a temperamental film director battling with the Hollywood establishment...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Game of Thrones stars get pay rise
'Games of Thrones' cast members will be paid $300,000 an episode. Five of the shows biggest stars - Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - have landed bumper payrises after...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Mike Tyson: I was abused
Mike Tyson claims he was sexually abused as a child. The 48-year-old retired boxer was ''snatched'' off the street when he was seven by an ''old man'', who he never saw again after the shocking one-time incident....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amanda Bynes released from psychiatric facility
Amanda Bynes has been released from a psychiatric treatment facility. The 'Easy A' actress was spotted walking around Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, last night (30.10.14), 19 days after she was admitted to the hospital...
Read more on Celebrity Balla