Oprah Winfrey – the talk show giant has received an honorary doctorate from South Africa’s University of the Free State. The University has been the subject of much controversy in recent times as it has suffered from racial tension following the decision to integrate the former all whites schools. Having ended her famous talk show last month after 25 successful years she was able to find the time to accept the degree in person after travelling to South Africa. To find out more about what she is up to now check out Oprah’s own official website.
Since giving up her talk show Oprah has been spending even more time on her charity work. She has been described as the greatest black American philanthropist of all-time.
Her’s is really the classic rags-to-riches story. Having been born into poverty in Mississippi she is now the richest African American ever and has been described in the past as the most influential woman in the world.
Her influence on American society is hard to overestimate as she has decided what people read and also with her backing for Barack Obama she is thought to have decided the 2008 presidential election by influencing the voting of an estimated 1m Americans.
Playstation 3 – the good news for Sony is that they have announced plans to launch 3 collections of games in Europe on 22 July.Check out trailers for the new games at Eurogamer. The less good news is that there are still problems with the Sony Playstation Network in Japan some 2 months after the service was first taken offline.
Fearne Cotton – the bubbly presenter is in the news as she is currently spending the last few days at Glastonbury for BBC3. She has enjoyed lots of the acts but has found the grotty weather much less fun. Her highlight was U2’s act and her worst moment ruining her favourite pink jeans in the mud.See more about Fearne at her official site.
Garden furniture – everyone must be looking at the great weather forecast for the next few days as garden furniture makes a leap into the top trenders today. There are hosts of places to get your furniture from including your local DIY and garden centre but this site looks quite good and has a 60% off sale at the moment with all other non-sale items having 10% off via online voucher. Sit back and enjoy.