Hot Press: Oprah's Too Busy For Politics, Bobby V. Denies Groupies, Paula Abdul Thinks She's Bey's Idol
Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 11:28AM
Senator Oprah? O! No
She might be the First Lady of talk TV, but don't expect Oprah to throw her hat into politics any time soon. Oprah recently revealed her reaction to watching Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tell Good Morning America he considered appointing her to President Barack Obama's now vacant seat.
"Absolutely not," Oprah said Monday on friend Gayle King's Sirius radio show after hearing she was considered. "I would have said, 'Where would I fit it in with my day job? My mid-day job, my night job, my radio job, my magazine job?'"
"My plan was to get up and watch Good Morning America and work out and then I just thought, 'Let me just lay here another half hour.' If I had been watching, as I normally watch -- from the treadmill, I would have fallen off the treadmill," Winfrey said. "I'm pretty amused by the whole thing."
And despite her amusement, Oprah does believe she's qualified.
"I think I could be Senator too. I'm just not interested."
Rebel Talking... I'm not sure what's more appealing, the visual of Oprah falling off the treadmill or the thought of having a senator who gives free cars to her constituents.
Bossip recently stirred up a whole lot of sh*t by posting a Bobby Valentino interview that suggested the R&B star felt his peer Ne-Yo's 100 groupie conquests was a low number.
"Aww, man," Bobby was quoted. "He can have that. That's a low number. That's good for him, though. That means that he's a good guy."
For whatever reason, Bobby felt the interview misconstrued his intentions by making it seem like he was trying to say his jumpoffs outnumber Ne-Yo's. So he set out to clarify his thoughts via a video on Vimeo. Valentino started out the video by setting things straight about the Ne-Yo comments, stating that 100 is a low number for an artist of Ne-Yo's caliber, but he soon turned the focus back on himself by giving an informal safe sex PSA:
"I want to tell all of y'all to get tested, I get tested every 2 months ... don't be out there raw dogging and none of that stuff... Get tested. I do... have the cleanest, meanest penis."
Rebel Talking... Thanks for getting the word out there about safe sex and HIV testing Bobby, but to quote Mario Winans "I don't want to know..." about your penis, that is.
On a recent trip to London, multi-platinum hitmaker Akon was mobbed by fans who chased the singer through the streets before he took refuge at a fast food restaurant. Here's his take on the incident:
"The intention was to go and watch a movie, but as we were walking there I spotted this little catfight in the middle of the street. It was really funny so I started filming it on my phone."
"I forgot who I was for a second, and people started to notice me - before I knew it I was being mobbed by about 300 fans. I had to run to the nearby Burger King, but it got so crazy with people following that a window ended up getting smashed. They had to sneak us out the back and I never did get to see that film."
Rebel Talking... LOL @ him forgetting who he was, but shouldn't his bodyguard have reminded him? And about that film - Akon it's called a private screening.
Straight Up Inspiration
American Idol judge Paula Abdul is famous for her loopy comments and painkiller induced outbursts but the former Laker girl outdid herself when she recently proclaimed herself the trailblazer for artists like Rihanna and Beyonce.
"My videos stand the test of time," Abdul said. "They are like the almanac for every performer. Even Rihanna has come up to me and said 'I hope you don't mind.' And Beyonce You can see the influence of what I've done. It's really fun to see that I've left a mark. It was my idea to create an animated character. It takes a lot of focus, a lot time, and a lot of money."
Rebel Talking... Straight up now Paula, have you been drinking again?
But while Kelly Rowland was stepping out of Beyonce's shadow, MJ got hit with another lawsuit and I started counting down the days til Aaliyah's biopic.