Our Google search shows that the sensational news is the figment of the imagination of NAHA (Negros Against Hairline Abuse), African bloggers and social media commentators. Oprah is such a big fish for such heartrending news to “escape” the prying eye of CNN, The Guardian, Times, and other media heavy weights and be caught by such paper tiger as NAHA.
Our guess is that this fake story of Oprah Winfrey dying in 12 weeks originated from Chicago based NAHA, being the only foreign media that carried the story. To show how mischievous and desperate NAHA was to send its fake story across to as many world audience as possible and to make it look credible, it created and used a Fake TMZ Breaking News twitter handle to tweet its story link. Why “negros” should do this to a fellow “negro” is what beats me. To those who did not know, here is TMZ Official Twitter handle.
Our main concern here in Xclusive Magazine is that Nigerian bloggers and Nigerians are running away with this fake story; reposting the fake story on their blogs and sharing it on social media, Facebook in particular. We don’t need to mention names, just do a google search: Oprah Given 12 Weeks to Live After Cancer Diagnosis, and see the links that turn up: West African (social) media links, mostly Nigerian (social) media links.
But while Nigerian rumour mongers are busy helping NAHA to spread its fake story, a fellow Nigerian, David Oyewelo, is making big buzz and bucks with Oprah Winfrey. People magazine reports that Oprah’s ever biggest challenge is the making of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, a film about Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1965 march for voting rights, which she produced and co-stars.
But, in a new interview with Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series on OWN, the 60-year-old is revealing that his formerly picture-perfect life quickly took a turn for the worse. His wife filed for divorce in November 2007, his son was involved in a car accident three months before that left one of his friends critically injured, and their reality show was officially canceled in late 2007.
The wrestler admitted that the combination of these problems led him to a very dark place, one that made him contemplate ending his life.
“After the show, I kind of hit rock bottom. Everything got dark. Everything happened at once,” he said. “I was drinking alcohol very heavily. It just all kept piling up. It all kept mounting. I didn’t know how to handle it. I always wondered, ‘How could someone take their own life?’ I got to the point where I said, ‘You know what? Maybe this would be easy. Maybe this would be an easy way to fix things.’”
So, how’d he get out of this negative place he was in? He said he credits it all to walking outside after a negative New Year’s Eve dinner in Miami with a few friends and family.
“When I walked outside, some kid ran out and hugged me and was all, ‘I grew up watching you. I didn’t have a dad, and you’re like a dad to me,’” he said. “And there was another person that said, ‘Hey Hulk, we love you.’ And I went, oh my God. It was right then that it really … I didn’t understand what was going on, but it hit me that there was clean air and that there’s dirty air. And I, once I went back inside again, I realized that I couldn’t take it anymore. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Check out this video to see what else Hulk revealed about his personal struggles, and for more of the latest in entertainment news, tune in to “omg! Insider” on television tonight!
In a speech at the Heritage Foundation this morning, Cruz argued that the GOP has abandoned its core principles and promoted a new third party for true conservatives.
"The Republican Party has become a bastion of liberalism," Cruz thundered to rapturous applause. "If I'm listening to a speech on the Senate floor, the only way I can tell Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell apart is by their accents.
"A majority of Republican senators support socialist programs like public schools, Social Security and science. Most have voted for big government regulations requiring air bags in cars and pollution scrubbers on power plants. And thanks to GOP cowardice, women are still allowed to buy birth control without a note from their pastor.
"When I first came to Washington, I was naive. I thought Republicans were voting for conservative causes. But an elder Senate colleague sat me down and told me that's not how the game works. Just bide your time, he said. Compromise here. Sacrifice a few things there. And eventually you'll be in a position to make a few changes.
"Well, I am not playing that game anymore. The Patriot Party won't be cutting any deals. We won't be compromising our principles. We won't stop until the debt clock hits zero, the contraception peddlers are in jail and a certain 1970s haze has returned to the skies over our major cities."
Ted Cruz was elected to the Senate in 2010 as a Republican after defeating an establishment conservative in a hotly contested primary. The Tea Party favorite from Texas has since rapidly grown his influence on the right by instigating a number of populist insurrections against the party's establishment on immigration, taxes and healthcare.
Cruz led the effort to defund President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which resulted in last month's 16-day partial government shutdown. Although the shutdown strategy failed to achieve its aim, Cruz achieved folk hero status in the Tea Party.
He is considerably less popular amongst his colleagues in the Senate, however, where his bombastic style has clashed with the genteel deliberative traditions of the body. Indeed, Cruz admitted that fraying personal relationships with Republican senators contributed to his decision.
"I grew tired of sharing a party with traitors like Susan Collins," he told the audience, referring to the moderate Republican senator from Maine. "Why should some clam-eating RINO from New England be representing Texas conservatives in negotiations with the other side? She doesn't speak for me.
"My new Patriot Party won't have any fake conservatives. If we find anyone who's pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-immigration or pro-minimum wage, we'll show them the door. Conservatives are a majority in this country, we don't need anyone else to get to 51 percent of the national vote."
Cruz says he's already recruited Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Congressman Louie Gohmert to join his new party, and promises more defections are on the way.