Everyone got something different out of the epic two hour Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey interview. Some people hate him more, some people hate him less, and someone, somewhere, thought the best way to describe their feelings about Armstrong was through the lyrical genius of “Creep” by Radiohead.
He may have avoided going into great detail about his doping, but with a little editing, we got to hear Armstrong admit that he was, in fact, a creep. While they may not be happy with his confession, hearing those words come out of his mouth might just be enough.
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She may not be on daytime television anymore, but Oprah Winfrey continues to show us why she was the reigning Queen of the prolific talk show format on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
In her latest not-Oprah-Winfrey-Show special, the big O (stop it with your dirty minds) managed to crack open Lance Armstrong. The disgraced cycling star readily confessed to all the doping allegations that have been shoveled on him for almost a decade.
Armstrong isn’t the only star to have confessed to all the years of lies and debauchery on Oprah’s couch (or non-couch for those still watching post-”retired” Oprah party). For some reason, Oprah was the go-to-person for celebrities who finally wanted to escape from their emotional burden. To be fair, Oprah is no Jay Leno; she doesn’t let her guests off that easily. But they could’ve gone to Barbara Walters or Peter Mansbridge (if they were Canadian) for some tough love.
Maybe the source of all of Oprah’s truth-pulling abilities come from her kind eyes and warm voice. Seriously, would you be able to lie to this face?
This also happens to be the woman who has given away millions of dollars of free gifts, cars (YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR!), trips to Australia and makeovers. Not to mention, the lady has been running her own network of charities for years. If that doesn’t give you enough reasons to break down in front of Oprah and purge yourself of all the lies and deceit you wouldn’t tell your own priest. When you think about it in that way, it kind of sounds like Oprah is God.
In any case, here are just a few of the celebrities that have fallen to possibly holier than thou power of Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
Last August, the Babe from Barbados confessed to Oprah that Chris Brown was the love of her life. It was the basically the Earth-shattering confession that no one wanted to hear considering Brown beat her face to a pulp right before the 2009 Grammys. Rihanna most likely felt at ease confessing to Oprah as she apparently had no opinion on the controversial re-pairing. Are we taking note, J-School undergrads?
2. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise’s now tragic relationship with Katie Holmes will forever be defined by the moment Cruise lost it on Oprah’s couch. You could tell he was so bursting with love due to his new relationship but it took Oprah to unlatch the crazy that was in him and would forever change the star. Think about it. Pre-couch jumping incident, Cruise was the most bankable action star. But after he took that leap of faith on Oprah’s stage, he suddenly became this controlling, Scientology nut job. Cruises’ now recuperating public figure can only be attributed to the nice stories his co-stars have been spreading. Wrapping up a scene to get Bill Hader onto a plane to see his family? The ultimate “aww” inducing story.
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Cycling legend Lance Armstrong announced over Twitter that he is expecting his fifth child. This is the second child for Lance and his girlfriend Anna Hansen.
Kate Hudson has moved on from Owen Wilson and is now smooching with his friend, Lance Armstrong.
The new “couple” were seen kissing and dancing to old Madonna songs and other ‘80s favourites at the Dolce & Gabbana annual party in Cannes Friday.
“They were beaming at each other,” a source tells “People” magazine.
Kate Hudson is said to have met Armstrong through Wilson – who is apparently good friends with the seven-time Tour de France winner.
The pair has also been spotted having dinner and, last week, the two were together at Kid Rock’s Madison Square Garden after-party gig.
We know that Lance Armstrong is a champ on the bike. But what about when it comes down to just the road and some running shoes?
Armstrong put himself to the test yesterday, running the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 50 minutes, 58 seconds.
The winner, Robert Cheruiyot, completed the race in 2:07:46.
Armstrong has previously run the New York Marathon twice, but found Boston to be a different experience, with the crowd much closer to the runners. “It’s louder and more intense,” he told the Associated Press. “I think it plays well for all the runners, not just the leaders. … Everybody feels that.”
Armstrong also said he planned to run the marathon again. “”It is a hobby, it keeps me fit on a daily basis, it keeps me inspired and motivates me to go out and run.”
When you were in grade school, did you ever bring your daddy’s new girlfriend to class for show and tell? Well, you might have if that new girlfriend was an Olsen twin.
That’s right – Lance Armstrong’s new girlfriend, Ashley Olsen, is so smitten that the notoriously private actress went to school with his daughter and let her present her for show-and-tell.
Lance is no stranger to the elementary school game. He has also been presented for show-and-tell by ex-girlfriend Tory Burch’s son.
Armstrong, 36, and Olsen, 21 started hooking up last month.
Just because he was a professional cyclist does not mean you have a chance at beating Lance Armstrong in the New York Marathon ? both actions use legs, remember.
Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, will race in the New York Marathon on November 5, according to the New York Road Runners (who did not say where they were hiding, as to not tip off Wild E. Coyote).
“I was thrilled to learn late last night of Lance’s decision to run the New York City marathon,” Road Runners president Mary Wittenberg said in a statement Thursday. “Lance epitomizes both the American spirit and the spirit of the marathon and it is no surprise that his drive, motivation and focus lead him to his next challenge.”
According to CBS, Armstrong said he considered running in the Chicago Marathon but couldn’t commit because of a prior commitment on that date.
He said he has not yet started to seriously train for the marathon.
Armstrong retired from cycling last year.
“It?s just something to fill a void in my life after I quit competing as a professional cyclist,” he told the AP.
Armstrong, 34, competed in triathlons when he was a teenager.
Another week, another celebrity break-up. This time, it’s one of America’s most beloved couples, singer Sheryl Crow and cyclist Lance Armstrong.
The couple had been engaged since August and were planning to get married in April in Armstrong’s adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. It would have been the Grammy-winner’s first marriage and Armstrong’s second. He has three children from a previous marriage.
In a joint statement issued to People magazine, which reported the break-up on Friday, Crow and Armstrong said, “After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other, and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Aside from winning a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles, Armstrong, 34, is known as a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996. The disease went on to spread to his lungs and brain, but Armstrong recovered and went on to become a cycling champion.
Crow and Armstrong began dating in 2003 after meeting at a cycling event.
Singer Sheryl Crow and biker Lance Armstrong have ended their engagement after two years of dating.
The multi-Grammy winner and seven-time Tour de France champion announced their split in a joint public statement to People magazine this week.
“After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up,” says the statement. “We both have a deep love and respect for each other, and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Crow and Armstrong met in 2003 at a cycling event and became engaged in 2005. They had planned on having their wedding in Austin, Texas.
Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong announced their engagement on Monday after almost two years of dating.
Armstrong, 33, proposed last week while the couple were on a mountain biking vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Armstrong, a seven time Tour de France winner, and Crow, 43, began dating after meeting at a charity event in October 2003.
No date has been set for the wedding, but Armstrong’s spokesperson said it would likely happen in the spring and somewhere the United States.
It will be the first marriage for Crow and the second for Armstrong, who has three children from a previous marriage.