While still reeling over the death of Sophie the news has recently come out that Oprah's BFF, Gayle King, is living in a penthouse that was purchased last January in the name of the recently departed spaniel. It wasn't previously known how Gayle had financed the palatial digs but, according to deed-transfer records released yesterday, a company called Sophie's Penthouse LLC bought this expensive and expansive $7.1 million full-floor condo with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, large living room/dining area, and a 768-square-foot wraparound terrace! Wow! The penthouse tops the 36-floor building at 207 E. 57th Street in NYC. With celebrities choosing to leave millions to their pets, I guess this is a case of the reverse as, after the pooch's death, the deed has been transferred to Gayle giving her (what appears to be) a $7 million gift from Sophie. What's your take?
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Jennifer Hudson glowed in green yesterday as she performed at an event honoring Clive Davis, where he won an award for Music Visionary of the Year. Jennifer is definitely not showing signs of disappearing after her big Oscar win. She's already made tons of appearances and performances at a variety of different events, and her next movie Winged Creatures is due out next year. In the meantime, Jennifer has signed on to perform on Elmo's Christmas Countdown, a one hour special that includes Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx and Alicia Keys. Somewhere in between all this she even found time to create her own perfume for Avon. There's no slowing this AI contestant down.
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But if they were they would be the first to admit it. Oprah finally addresses the gay rumors in this month's issue of O Magazine. Is this an attempt to raise newsstand sales of her magazine? Oprah talks about her close bond with Gayle and their 30 year friendship. She said she understands why people would think they were gay. Apparently they would have no problem telling the world if they were in a sexual relationship. Here are a few quotes from the article:
Wonder what Stedman has to say about all of this?