Here is what is up for bid, take a look- the crowd applaud. A Carolina Herrera dress that she wore with her interview with the cast of The Secret Life of Bees. Adam says even if it’s pricey, give it to a friend or sell it if you haven’t worn it for two years. The pants that Oprah wore to interview Lisa Marie Presley are fabulous, but a size 8. Oprah says she’s not getting there again but she keeps hoping. Adam says that it’s the rule; if it doesn’t fit you now then it has to go. If you want them as inspiration, hang them up as closet art. Oprah has a collection of pocketbooks from the stage when she had visions of herself as a lady who lunches saying dahhling really, but she never had a chance to go to lunch. The truth is she is a roomy tote girl. Adam calls it fantasy dressing. Oprah received shoes from Jessica Seinfeld in a size 11, and she realised that she’s been wearing the wrong size all this time. She’s clearing out all the size 10’s and 10 1/2’s. Oprah finds a Chanel shoe that would still fit, but Adam says that she can’t wear ankle straps. Adam says that everything in your closet should promote joy, beauty and usefulness. If you don’t feel that then you should purge. Oprah doesn’t like to waste things, if she knows someone else will benefit, she’ll feel better. The official jacket of the Chicago Olympic delegation that they wore to Denmark- Oprah says that she would hang on to it if they had won their Olympic bid. Adam says if something brings up bad memories, then you should purge it. The black and white blouse that Oprah wore to surprise Jamie Foxx and Sidney Poitier. She loves it, but Adam says that she has duplicates and she hasn’t worn it for three years. Oprah says she feels the same anxiety for getting rid of t-shirts, it’s not just expensive things. The eBay auction starts on Monday and will run for ten days, all the money goes to her school in Africa. The starting bid on each item is $100 and to get the ball rolling eBay is giving a $100 gift card to everyone in the audience. They cheer. Happy bidding everyone.
The March issue of O Magazine is all about decluttering. Now that Oprah has purged, they can get more things. Adam’s is going to show his 5 must-haves for Spring using members of the audience. Once you purge you restock with a list. These trends for spring will last a long time, they are not trendy one-season items.
- Spicy colors look good on everyone, they are warming on all. Saffron and paprika are the new neutral.
- Every one should have a glitzy top to dress up jeans or wear with a pencil skirt
- The easy jacket- the new suit is seperates, looser and relaxed, like a boyfriend jacket
- The printed jersey dress. Oprah says that she’s not buying it. She doesn’t like prints, the person from the audience like the dress she’s wearing, there’s a print for everyone and jersey is comfortable, easy to pack and feels like pajamas.
- The utility jacket is a cross between a military jacket and a safari jacket- Adam is loving this look. He and Oprah love all of J Crew’s stuff, especially the jacket. The masculine jacket over a feminine outfit adds some fun.
Oprah likes the idea of making a list and not buying clothing impulsively. It happens and becomes wall art. Oprah says its the fantasies we have of who we want to be. She wants to be a lady who lunches, but she eats everyday at her desk where no one cares if she has a pocketbook or not. Oprah thanks Adam and the ladies from the audience.
Jimmy Fallon is chiming in on Fridays Live from the Olympics in Vancouver. They say hello. He’s reading the new issue of O Magazine, he says he loves Vancouver and the Olympics. He has a leather bag full of dirty laundry to add to the auction. Oprah asks him what he thinks of the whole Jay versus Conan debate. He concentrated on his show and is happy to still have a job. He loves them both and is sure that it’ll sort out. Conan is doing horrible and has a beard now, he’s still funny says Jimmy. Oprah asks him if he’s worried about his losing his job, he says no, has she heard anything? Oprah says that she heard Conan tweeted that he interviewed a squirrel in his backyard then went to commercial break. Jimmy says that he was supposed to be on that show but got bumped by the squirrel. Oprah asks what he finds funny- a good joke, someone falling over, someone falling over then trying to get back up and falling over again. Oprah asks if he was the funny kid in class or the one who was always in trouble? He says a little of both; in his 8th grade yearbook the prediction said that Jimmy Fallon will most likely replace David Letterman. Really, says Oprah. I swear says Jimmy, he principal was Nostradamus so that probably had something to do with it. He never thought he’d host a show but its so great, unbelievable fun. Great music, new bands, comedians, talking to Oprah, it’s fantastic. His 1 year anniversary is coming up, 198 shows. Oprah says he should give her a call when he has 4374, which is where she is at now. Jimmy says that he has a great show coming up, Hall & Oates and Robert from the twilight movies who they are making fun of, Robert the Bother. Oprah hears that he does a great Neil Young impression- he picks up his guitar that was in his bag, and he’s going to do Pants on the Ground from American Idol. He sings, plays guitar and harmonica. He says that he can do Justin Timberlake going green. He sings of recycling. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, weeknights on NBC, congratulations on a year Jimmy.
The Winter Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday and their own Ali Wentworth is in Vancouver to meet some of the stars. She is so excited to meet Shani Davis who is going to teach her how to speedskate, he’s coming any minute now and she has a huge crush on him. He skates, she holds on to his jacket behind. She falls over and the crowd gasp. She asks to see his medals. She goes to do some skeleton with John Montgomery of Canada. He shows her how to run beside it and dive on. He pushes her by the feet, she thanks him. They drink a beer on the ice. With the US women’s curling team she asks what curling is- it’s shuffleboard on ice. They show her how to throw the rock and sweep. She says the floor is clean. She says it’s so hard to do, and that’s why she plays bridge. Johnny Weir is going to teach her how to figure skate. He loves her artistic fingers… she’d like to do a full axel, he says that may be a little early. She curtsys, he says no,… smooth. They agree to go shopping.
Ali joins the studio by Skype. Oprah says Ali is such an adventurous woman. Ali says she gets sore from doing the dishes so all the sports put her in bed for the week. She’s glad Oprah got rid of the Manolo’s because she’s bought her some Olympic slippers which are cute for everyday with jeans. Oprah asks how she got the speedsuit on- Ali finds Crisco is tacky, but fish oil.. or 8-9 people around who can help you is good too. Once she got it on, she realised that Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce wear things like that all the time, just to go shopping. Oprah says that when Ali danced with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders that was the most daring thing she’s ever seen, and then putting on this uniform. Adam says that Ali’s one of those women who says yes to life. Ali agrees, that’s why she’s married to whom she’s married to- she would have said yes to anyone- seize the day and all that. She’s an arts and crafts girl not a sporty spice so it was fantastic. They have video of her ziplining across Vancouver with Jonny Weir. Yes to life, says Oprah. Ali says to all the ladies out there, don’t go on a zipline with a minidress, its’ not cute for the people below. Oprah asks if she’s still wearing her Olymic stuff? Ali says she feels it will never go out of style with the 2010 logo. She particularly liked the green ice dance outfit, it’s perfect with a utility jacket and flats for carpool pickup or going to the bank. Oprah says yes with the little jacket- Ali says it’s a feel good sort of outfit. Oprah asks about the olympic crush, Ali thinks the speed skater is the most gorgeous, sweetest,whitest teethed person she’s ever met. She hasn’t had the urge to tell anyone that her marriage band is a friendship ring in ten years. She was like a schoolgirl, there was no reason to hold onto his buttocks when skating, that was all her. He’s a Chicago boy. The crowd cheer. Ali says that he’s not married, he doesn’t have a girlfriend and she wants to set Gayle up with him.
Mo’Nique was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Precious. Gabourey Sidibe was nominated for best actress. Only in America can you go from unknown college student to Academy nominated actress overnight. Precious is up for 6 Academy Awards including best director for the brilliant Lee Daniels, welcome Lee. Oprah says that when he was directing it, had he any idea that this would happen? He thought it would go straight to DVD. It’s been quite a journey. Oprah thinks that (award nominated) Jeffrey Fletcher did a great job as the screenwriter. What was it about Saphire’s novel Push that made him think this could be a movie, because when Oprah read it in 1996, she never would have thought that it would be a movie? He says that it’s truth, it’s honest, it reminded him of home. Oprah asks if he grew up that way? He said yes, without the frying pan. He knew all these girls and people, it was a very personal story. Oprah remembers the Academy Award lunch for The Color People and being told enjoy the lunch, take the biscuit, because you’re not going to win the academy award. She took the biscuit and bronzed it, she still has it, but she heard that Lee was on the carpet crying. He was crying because Gaby was with him and they’d written a scene where she was on the red carpet and he looked over his shoulder and there she was. Was it art repeating life or life repeating art? It was a moment. Oprah asks how they chose Gaby- over 400 girls came in, and he always looks for the truth, at 7-11’s and bus stops. Gaby came in and talked after the audition. Unlike the ten girls that were down to the wire, Gaby could articulate this role. Oprah says that’s what is so wonderful, only in America could this happen that this college student can sit in the Academy Awards and her name will be called in the same breath as one of the best actresses of all time, Meryl Streep. It make Oprah say she’s going to cry. Amazing. Oprah asks what 6 nominations feeels like? Lee says it’s guttural, he started crying, he was on his knees thanking god. With Monsters Ball they got two but that was as producer whch is a different headspace. He says that he is friends with all his fellow director nominees but the media makes it into a competition. Oprah says didn’t she tell him that the whole ride is so fine? Is a party, they are so supportive of each other, they’ve learned so much, its a kumbya. Oprah asks how it will feel to have his name called with the others- Spielberg told her years ago, regardless of what happens there is that one moment when the names are called and you’re all please Jesus and then you’re all is my face on straight. At the luncheon, Lee said they all gathered around and he asked to hold hands. Cameron says here’s Daniels with his Baptist kumbya. He said not at all,he just wanted to say that this has been the best time of his life and he has learned so much from all of them and he thinks that they all deserve to win. Oprah says that’s good, the crowd applaud. Precious is still in theaters and is a movie that you have to see, says Oprah.
Stay off your phone in the car. The countdown to the Oscars is on, just over a week away on March 7th, don’t miss the Oprah Oscar primetime special . This show is like no other, Barbara is great and she is the queen of all things, but on this special, Halle Berry and Penelope Cruise sit down together and interview each other. Golden Boy Ben Affleck sits down with his good friend and actor nominee Jeremy Renner from Hurtlocker and they realise interviewing is not as easy as it looks. The billion dollar cast of Avatar comes together for an interview, and if you havent seen Fatal Attraction for a while- Oprah watched it last night- take another look at it- Michael Douglas and Glenn Close sit own for the first time ever to interview each other as to how it was to make the film, including the steamy sex scene. Wow, says Oprah, tune in at 10pm for the Oscar Special on Wednesday night. Take the no phone zone pledge, and thanks to Progressive Insurance for helping spread the word. Oprah says that they need more people behind them . Have a great weekend everybody.
WHAT WE LEARNED TODAY:
Everything in your closet should promote joy, beauty and usefullness.
Oprah imagines herself as a lady who lunches and has bought accessories accordingly.
Jimmy Fallon finds good jokes funny. Also people falling over.
It is rumored that Vancouver 2010 Olympic souvenir wear will never go out of style.
The director of Precious thought the film would go straight to DVD.
A VERY QUICK SUMMARY:
Spice colors look good on everyone, saffron and paprika are the new neutral.