Oprah Winfrey Once Staged an Intervention for Jamie Foxx and Saved His Career

And now, an incredible story about Oprah Winfrey’s infinite kindness and how she used it to help Jamie Foxx turn his career around.


Speaking to Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show, Foxx said that after his 2004 film Ray was released, he was drinking a lot, having a grand old time and not realizing that he, in his words, was “fucking up.” In the midst of his rumspringa, he got a phone call from Oprah, with stern but well-meaning words for him about how he needed to clean up his act, telling him “All of this gallivanting and all this kind of shit, that’s not what you want to do. I want to take you somewhere, make you understand the significance of what you’re doing.”

As he tells it, he goes to the little get together Oprah arranged at Quincy Jones’s house, and sees a gathering of black actors from the ‘60s and ‘70s, just waiting for him to tell him precisely how badly he was fucking up and what he should do to stop it. The real star of the intervention, though, was a tuxedo-clad Sidney Poitier, who I’m imagining was hiding behind the collected group of actors and only came into view once they all stepped aside.

The impromptu intervention also happened to fall on Poitier’s birthday, which explains the tuxedo, but the real reason they were there was to tell Jamie Foxx to get his shit together and start acting right. “I want to give you responsibility,” Poitier told Foxx. “When I saw your performance [in Ray], it made me grow two inches.”

Jamie then broke down in tears—the only natural reaction to an Oprah-orchestrated event of this magnitude—and told Stern that it is the most “significant time” in his life.


Surprise, surprise, Scott Disick is continuing to be a disgusting human in Cannes by making out with another woman in clear view of paparazzi telephoto lenses in an attempt to stick it to Kourtney Kardashian, I guess.


Yesterday, Disick was photographed being extremely inappropriate with Bella Thorne. Today, it’s Chloe Bartoli, the stylist he’d previously canoodled with in 2015, which resulted in Kourtney dumping his ass.

Scott’s apparently salty that Kourtney’s been in Cannes with her new man-friend, a very tall and handsome model named Younes Bendjima. “It’s him acting out. He’s spinning out of control because of all the Kourtney shit,” a source told People. 


Listen, I don’t care if Scott Disick is so mad at Kourtney about her best attempt to move on, but it’d be very chill and fine if he chose to go about it another way.


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LOL, there’s “drama” between the Black Eyed Peas and Fergie, news that is only surprising to me because I was sure the band had broken up like five years ago.

They should have broken up 10 years ago.


Mah babe has a(nother) stalker!


I follow James Blunt on twitter. I don’t regret it.