Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Inspiration

Do you watch Oprah?
Confession: I do. I just started watching Oprah about 3 months ago. I know, I know... I'm behind the curve. All the same I'm on the bandwagon, until the end. Even though that end will be just next year.
I have to say this is one hell-of-a week on the Oprah show.
Lets recap:
Yesterday
Oprah had Harpo Hookups.
(boy were they some good hookups too)

The best thing I've seen in a while was Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas giving two struggling families their homes. Both families were on the verge of having their homes foreclosed on and he used his own money to pay off their homes. See it here. Will.I.Am has started the I.Am Home Fund to help American families keep their homes. Will.I.Am said yesterday on the Oprah show,
"A lot of people are losing homes; not because they are living beyond their means, because there aren't any jobs." He also said, "I'm ok. I don't dream to be like mega-crazy-rich. I just wanna create, make music and help people when they need it, and not wait for a big natural disaster, but look at the things that are happening right now."
I couldn't have said it better myself. Will.I.Am paid over $350,000 to save these two families' homes! He was  extremely generous and very gracious and I couldn't have been more surprised. I don't know why. I guess I just assume Hollywood folks aren't that way. I assume they're thankful for what they have and at some point they may work hard but I never expected this kind of generosity. Bravo, Will.i.am!

Today
Oprah had young stars/singers on the show: Justin Bieber and Charice. What an amazing voice that girl has. Justin is pretty good for what he does too. Lets face it, I'm not really his target audience but I can appreciate the boy's got talent. All the same, the kid is a big deal. Take a look at these 3 young girls getting the surprise of their life! Their father, Cpt. Simon had promised them he'd take them to a Justin Bieber concert, sadly he was deployed and was unable to keep that promise. HOWEVER, when the Oprah show found out they found a way to make it up to the girls! Oprah flew the girls, Micaiah, Amari and Eniya and their mother to Chicago for some site-seeing with Justin Bieber and front-row tickets to his performance on Oprah. 
Why do I care? 
Sort of not sure. Other than the fact that when they showed Cpt Simon on webcam telling his daughters of their surprise, I lost it. Just cried like a friggin' baby. I'm not sure why. Lately I haven't been able to keep myself together when I see things like this happen. Last week for Ellen's Mother's Day episode she had Marines sending their love to their prego wives and I cried then too. 
WHAT THE "F" IS WRONG WITH ME?
I really am not usually like this. 

Phew... now that I've pulled myself together I wanted to say that watching things like this really just kind of, warm my heart. I appreciate people who have the ability to help others, actually HELPING OTHERS. 

Before I'm inundated with comments of possible pregnancy (due to my emotional-ness)- no no I am definitely not with child. Sure of that. "Aunt Flo" paid me a visit this week. :) just FYI.


Heads up for my fellow Twilight Fans:
Thursday, 13 May, the cast of Eclipse will be on my girl Oprah's Show!
Robert Pattinson, Kristin Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Dakota Fanning. 
Oprah calls Rpatz and Kstew out on their "alleged" relationship. So that should be interesting. 
I know I definitely will not be watching intently.

5 comments:

Amber said...

Do you work for Harpo now? Seriously!!!! I use to watch her ALL the time...but I really haven't sat down to watch her in years. I think, this is her last year too? I could be wrong!

Oprah has a way of making you cry, no matter who is on her show!

Jen said...

Wow! That is so awesome! It is nice to see celebrities doing something like that to help others. :)

jenn said...

so glad to hear of celebrities helping others!!!

The Bolton Family said...

I'm not even gonna lie.. the Will.I.Am episode squeezed a tear out of me! It was SO sweet!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I only watch Oprah if I know a certain celebrity is going to be on. Thanks for the Twilight crew reminder!!