Oprah Winfrey announced that she will be going cross country throughout America for the first time in five years with her “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour,” in partnership with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined).
The mogul will bring a full day of wellness events, celebrity one-on-one interviews, interactive movement experiences and specially created WW box lunches to nine cities kicking off Jan. 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and making stops in eight other cities including Charlotte, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles on Feb. 29, before wrapping up March 7 in Denver.
“What I know for sure is we can all come together to support a stronger, healthier, more abundant life — focused on what makes us feel energized, connected and empowered,” Winfrey said. “As I travel the country, my hope for this experience is to motivate others to let 2020 be the year of transformation and triumph — beginning first and foremost with what makes us well. This is the year to move forward, let’s make it happen in 2020!”
While tickets have been available a few days prior for WW and American Express members, they go on sale to the general public Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. local time at ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit ww.com/oprah.
Over $1 million from tour proceeds will benefit WW Good, the philanthropic arm of WW that helps bring fresh, healthy food to underserved communities nationwide.
CAUSE-WORTHY: Grammy Award-winning artist Anderson .Paak will perform a selection of songs for Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen‘s Hilarity for Charity Sept. 14 at Skylight Row DTLA in Los Angeles.
The one-of-a-kind carnival fundraising event will feature celebrity guests including Josh Gad, Jeff Ross, Adam Devine, Andrew Rannells, Ilana Glazer, Ike Barinholtz, Nick Kroll and more manning traditional booths, rides and fair games geared towards an over-21 audience.
Tickets for the HFC County Fair, which will include a premium open bar and delicious L.A. food trucks, are now available at HFCCountyFair.com with proceeds going towards Alzheimer’s care, support and brain health education.
TASTY QUIP: “As an athlete, I wanna thank you for your bravery. And as a human, I wanna thank you for the doors you’ve opened. And on behalf of the entire NBA and half of the rappers on the Billboard charts, I wanna thank you for giving your daughters their daddy issues!” – NBA star BLAKE GRIFFIN to transgender former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner at Comedy Central’s “Roast of Alec Baldwin” airing Sept. 15.
CLIPPETTES: There’s a little something for all musical tastes Sept. 13 with Latin crooner Marc Anthony at the Staples Center; rising soul singer Kiana Ledé (who slayed on BET’s “Black Girls Rock!”) at The Novo; funk mainstays Cameo in a free show Upstairs at Ace Hotel; Special EFX, featuring Chieli Minucci at Spaghettini’s Italian Grill & Jazz Club: and the beginning of two-night stands by John Mayer at the Forum; and Earth, Wind & Fire at the Hollywood Bowl …
Garcelle Beauvais (“Jamie Foxx Show”) has been named one of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” next season, making her the first black women to join its cast …
CeeLo Green is in concert at the Saban Theatre Sept. 14 on an evening that finds DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Scratch at The Observatory; Blue Magic, Delfonics, Peaches & Herb, and C+C Music Factory at Anaheim’s M3 Live; guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler and young blues sensation Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at San Pedro’s Warner Grand; Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love at the Cerritos Center; jazzmen Theo Croker and Devin Morrison at the Lodge Room; Sergio Mendes celebrating “The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova” at the Soka Performing Arts Center; comic actress Amanda Seales’ game show “Smart Funny & Black at The Novo; and for two nights at Malibu’s Smothers Theater, Reuben Studdard Sings Luther …
Johnny Gill has turned heads with some of the guest stars unveiled for his new album, “Game Changers II.” On one cut titled “Fiesta” he has enlisted percussionist Sheila E and superstar guitarist Carlos Santana! …
The Royalty Tour starring Mary J. Blige and Nas hits the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 17; as Ciara performs at The Wiltern …
Former Return To Forever guitarist Al DiMeola picks the Coach House on Sept. 19. Meanwhile, reedman Kamasi Washington settles in for two nights at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.
TC ON TV: Sept. 13 – “The Chef Show” (Netflix): Roy Choi mentored Jon Favreau for the film “Chef.” Now they reunite again for a second season of this cooking show that may feature some of the stars of Favreau projects “The Lion King” and “The Mandolorian” for Disney +. “Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea” (Netflix): Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture — and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career. “Tall Girl” (Netflix): Nzingha Stewart directs this movie about a 6-foot-1 teen who resolves to conquer her insecurities and gets caught up in a high school love triangle. “Kelly Clarkson” (NBC): Chance The Rapper (who has postponed his current tour to next year due to the birth of his child). “American Masters” (PBS): “Raul Julia: The World’s A Stage” explores the life of charismatic Puerto Rican actor who starred in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “The Addams Family.”
Sept. 14 – “Black Women Own the Conversation” (OWN): “Mind, Body & Soul” ends the first season.
Sept. 15 – “Super Soul Sunday” (OWN): Malcolm Gladwell chats with Oprah. The next day, the bestselling author and podcast host will be lecturing at Culver City’s Robert Frost Auditorium. “Live On The Road” (AXS): Sting guests in the series premiere.
Sept. 16 – “Dancing With The Stars” (ABC): The 28th season will feature voting changes, a brand new set, and 12 celebs including legendary “Supremes” singer Mary Wilson, two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom, Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis, comedian/actor Kel Mitchell and “Queer Eye” TV host Karamo. Some of the songs featured in the premiere will include Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and Donna Summer‘s “She Works Hard for the Money.” “Conan Without Borders” (TBS): Ghana is visited. “The Tonight Show” (NBC): Sen. Kamala Harris, Charli XCX featuring Christine and the Queens, and Lilly Singh, the Indian Canadian YouTube star making history as the first queer woman of color to host a nightly major network talk show afterwards with the premiere of “A Little Late”
Sept. 17 – “The Last Kids on Earth” (Netflix): Keith David, Rosario Dawson and Mark Hamill lend their voices to this animated apocalypse story based on the popular kids book series.
Sept. 18 – “Masterchef” (Fox): Now that surprising fan favorite Subha Ramiah has been eliminated, 45-year-old Atlanta mom Dorian Hunter is trying to step up for the two-part 10th season finale. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC): Fitz & The Tantrums will celebrate their much-anticipated new album “All The Feels” with a release-week performance on the outdoor stage. Fans can enter to win tickets to the performance by pre-saving/pre-adding the album on Spotify and Apple Music. “Late Late Show” (CBS): Billy Porter
TASTY QUIP: “The music execs have to realize this data game is getting bigger than the USA. It’s not about trying to dumb the black American image and people down so obviously and aggressively after ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Corporations need to realize black America is its only friend and begin to treat it with some love and respect. I guess they saw us moving too fast with it because if you realize, after Beyoncé became political in ways they didn’t like, the elite stopped giving her that top top spot and started cycling out these lessers like Cardi B and Lizzo (even Lil Nas X trash ass buckbreak mountain anthem) giving them Beyoncé level accolades while both being nowhere near the level of black female excellence she is.” – Rapper AZEALIA BANKS on Instagram
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