Oprah Winfrey responds to Instagram troll…

When someone gave Oprah Winfrey some attitude on Instagram, she had the best response.

Oprah shared a clip of her talking to Reese Witherspoon about Reese’s alleged sexual assault from a director at the age of 16.Oprah Winfrey responds to Instagram trollAfter Oprah shared the clip someone commented: “I don’t like you.”

The sassy host was quick to reply with: “… then why are u here on this feed? Life is too short to follow and engage with people u don’t like. Peace Out.”

The banter between the two, now deleted, continued.

The user replied: “I made you famous Oprah. Oprah can you just tell all of your fans I’m not accepting request at this time…I’ve got hundreds of them.”

This clip was part of a larger CBS segment featuring Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes, and actors America Ferrara and Natalie Portman.

Oprah has recently been cast into the spotlight even more so than usual after her moving speech calling for race and gender equality and an end to “a culture broken by brutally powerful men”.

Here, she took the time to express her support for the #metoo and #timesup movement against sexual assault and harassment.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” the veteran TV host and actress said.

There have also been talks of Oprah running against President Donald Trump at the next US election. 

In many people’s eyes, she is one of the best role models and is a self-made success.

Apart from that, she has earned her stripes with the American public by already having had experience in leading powerful changes.

Early in her career, Oprah made a point of speaking out about issues like verbal, physical and sexual abuse.

She also used her high profile to inspire victims to speak out and pursued legislation to aid in preventing abuse and protecting victims, including The National Child Protection Act in 1993, signed by President Bill Clinton.

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JonBenet Ramsey’s brother’s lawsuits against CBS, the pathologist may proceed, judge rules…

A judge on Friday declined to dismiss a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by Burke Ramsey, brother of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.burke-ramsey 1A circuit court judge in Michigan denied a motion filed by CBS, which asked that the case be dismissed, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

In a separate ruling, the judge also denied a request that Burke Ramsey’s $150 million case against Werner Spitz, a pathologist who participated in the CBS series, be tossed, the newspaper reported.

Burke Ramsey, 30, sued CBS in December over a two-part docu-series, “The Case of JonBenet Ramsey,” which his lawsuit says was “false and defamatory.” The series aired Sept. 18-19, 2016.burke-ramseyRamsey’s suit states: “The gist of ‘The Case of JonBenet Ramsey’ is that JonBenet’s brother, Burke Ramsey, killed his six-year-old sister … Burke Ramsey did not kill his sister and had no involvement in her brutal murder.”

JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her family’s basement in Boulder, Colo., the day after Christmas in 1996.jonbenetJonBenet Ramsey, 6, was found dead in her family’s home in Boulder, Colo., in December 1996. The case remains unsolved.

Lawyers for CBS argue that the series never alleged that Burke Ramsey killed his sister. However, Ramsey claims his reputation was ruined, contending that the docu-series implied that he committed the crime.

A prosecutor cleared the girl’s parents and brother of wrongdoing in 2008, based on DNA evidence. The girl’s mother, Patsy Ramsey, died of ovarian cancer at age 49 in June 2006.

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Mega Millions: Shane Missler a 20-Year-Old Florida Native will ‘Retire’ After Winning $451 Million Jackpot, Here’s How he Plans to Spend the Money…

A 20-year-old Florida man said he hopes to “do some good for humanity” after winning the $451 MegaMillions jackpot. Shane Missler bagged the prize last Saturday when he drew five winning numbers and the “mega ball” to claim the fourth largest prize in Mega Millions history.Shane Missler“Oh. My. God,” he wrote on Facebook on January 5 after learning of his win.

He has chosen to claim the prize in a $281.2 million lump sum payout, rather than several payments over a period of years.

He told the Florida Lottery he intends to use his newfound wealth to buy a new home in Tampa, pursue a “variety of passions,” and help others.

“I intend to take care of my family, have some fun along the way, and cement a path for financial success so that I can leave a legacy far into the future,” Missler said in a statement. “I have always been one to encourage the idea of chasing dreams and I believe life is about the pursuit of passion. I am 20 years old and my journey has only just begun.”Shane Missler 1Missler, who has “retired” from his job as a background screening worker, said the first person he told about his good fortune shortly after seeing his numbers come up was his brother. The following morning he said he broke the news of the win to his father over a cup of coffee.

The winner told Lottery organizers he believed in the power of a positive thinking and that the win had not come entirely as a surprise. He said he had “a feeling” that he might be fortunate.

“The power of positive thinking should not be underestimated!” he tweeted on January 7.

Missler tweeted a photo of a book by businessman Gary Vaynerchuk which he gives the “thumbs up”, and added: “Young entrepreneur in the making.”

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Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her Father Passed Away: ‘He Was Very Proud of Me’

Ellen DeGeneres revealed on Thursday, January 11th episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her father has passed away.helen 1“In addition to what’s going on in Monetico, I lost my dad this week,” the TV host, 59, told her audience on Thursday, referring to the Santa Barbara mudslide. “He was 92 years old. He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life. He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92.”helenShe continued, “He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”

This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn’t unexpected. I was able to say goodbye.

When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it. When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me.



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A Woman Returns ‘dead’ Christmas Tree in January…

A US woman has received a full refund after returning her dead tree 10 days after Christmas.Woman returns 'dead' Christmas tree in JanuaryThe unidentified woman was pictured waiting at the Costco till with the lifeless tree in Santa Clara, California, on January 4.

When staff asked why she wanted her money back she replied “because it is dead,” according to Scott Bentley, who posted the encounter to Facebook.

“I can’t make this stuff up,” he began.

“Woman in line at Costco, totally nonchalant, to return her Christmas tree.

“If I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe that someone had so little moral values or lack of conscience.

“Heartbreaking to think she may have needed that money so much, she lost all self-respect and dignity for it.

“She did get a refund – not happily though.”

Costco’s return policy says it will “refund purchase price” on any unsatisfactory products, with the exceptions of electronics, diamonds, cigarettes, alcohol and special order products.

It also says it won’t refund products that have a limited life expectancy – but it seems the woman had expected the Christmas magic to last a little longer.

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Diane Bishop, who won $1.5-million lottery while fighting stage 4 breast cancer, has died…

See original post from November 24th, 2017

Diane Bishop, a woman whose story touched hearts across the country, died Tuesday. Her family posted the news on Facebook.

Bishop, who had stage 4 breast cancer, made headlines in November when she won the Super Set For Life lottery.Diane Bishop, who won $1.5-million lottery while fighting stage 4 breast cancer, has diedBefore winning the prize, she had been running a Needs Convenience store in Mount Pearl, where she was the franchisee.

A single mother of two sons in their 20s, Bishop told CBC News in October that she couldn’t afford to stop working, despite her cancer spreading to her pelvic bone and lung, and her daily battles with bone and joint pain, nausea, headaches and severe fatigue from chemotherapy.

She won the lottery a month after CBC News first reported on her story.

“It’s like this big ball of weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” she told CBC Stokes after winning. “The stress is gone, the anxiety of being sick. I know I can’t beat stage 4 because you’re a ticking time bomb, but it’s given me hope that maybe it can go dormant for awhile … and I can live my life.”diane bishop“This money wasn’t about going out and buying a new house or taking trips,” she said. “This was about survival. I can survive now, and my kids can survive.”

Bishop was diagnosed in April 2016 with stage 4 triple negative breast cancer.

R.I.P. Diane…

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard on Munchausen-by-Proxy Mom She Murdered: ‘She Physically Chained Me to the Bed’…

The Missouri woman convicted of killing her mom — who abused her by portraying her as wheelchair-bound and terminally ill — says in a new interview that when she once tried to run away, her mom “physically chained me to the bed.”

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, now serving 10 years in prison for second degree murder in her mother’s 2015 stabbing death, tells ABC News correspondent Amy Robach on 20/20 that she never considered walking out of her wheelchair in public to expose the fraud perpetrated by her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who concocted the lie to draw attention to herself.

“I honestly didn’t think about that,” Blanchard says in an exclusive clip from the 20/20 interview, shown above. “I was always so afraid of her — afraid of the consequences after.”

Before Dee Dee, 48, was found in a pool of blood in the pair’s Springfield, Missouri, home, the community had accepted what she told others about her daughter: that Gypsy Rose was a terminally ill teen with the mind of a 7-year-old who suffered from muscular dystrophy, leukemia, and other ailments.Gypsy Rose BlanchardThe two became well-known locally after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina and moving to Springfield, where Dee Dee’s con led to public appearances for her daughter, visits with celebrities, a Make-a-Wish trip to Disney World, and a new house provided to the pair by Habitat for Humanity.Gypsy Rose Blanchard 1But after Dee Dee was found dead and Gypsy Rose went missing, authorities went looking for the teen — and a day later found her 600 miles away in Wisconsin. They also discovered she was then a 23-year-old adult able to walk on her own who allegedly had enlisted her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, then 26, to help plot her mother’s murder.

Experts say Gypsy Rose was the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a rare form of abuse in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child to gain attention and sympathy for his or herself.

Godejohn, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is awaiting trial, tells 20/20 that Gypsy Rose was the mastermind behind the killing after Dee Dee ordered her daughter to stay away from him.Gypsy Rose Blanchard 2Gypsy Rose says that her mother was “very protective.”

“You think she protected you?” Robach asks.

“No, not in — in certain ways, yes, in other ways, no,” Gypsy Rose says. “I think that she was very sick in her mind. For a long time I believed, like, we were best friends, and when I was younger she was my best friend. … other than my stuffed animals. And so I thought that she was a great mother. No complaints, we got along so perfectly. I saw her as an angel that can do no wrong.”

Their relationship turned confrontational as Gypsy Rose grew older and started to think about life outside their home.

When Dee Dee became upset with her, the pair would get “into an argument that would last a couple of days,” Gypsy Rose says. “Or it could be something where she wouldn’t feed me for two days or so.”Gypsy Rose Blanchard 4In 2011, those arguments turned physical, with Dee Dee using a coat hangar to strike her, she says. Gypsy Rose once ran away but Dee Dee found her hours later.

“She physically chained me to the bed, and put bells on the doors, and told anybody that I probably would have trusted that I was going through a phase, and to tell her if I was doing anything behind her back.”

Gypsy Rose was sentenced in July 2015, to a prison term that she has said she believes is too harsh, given the conditions she was made to endure under Dee Dee’s control…

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