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Oprah to Host Exclusive Special Addressing the “Ozempic Craze”

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Following her departure from the board of WeightWatchers and the revelation of her personal use of weight loss drugs, Oprah Winfrey is set to host a one-hour ABC primetime special titled “An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution.” Scheduled to air later this month, the special, recorded in front of a live studio audience, features discussions on weight loss medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Wegovy. Medical experts, including Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. W. Scott Butsch, ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dr. Amanda Velazquez, join Oprah to explore topics such as the intended audience for these medications, eligibility criteria, and the short and long-term side effects. The special also includes interviews with patients nationwide who have used weight loss medications. Oprah’s decision to step down from the WeightWatchers board, where she held a 10% stake since 2015, precedes the announcement of this insightful special. “An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution” is set to air on Monday, March 18, at 8 pm ET on ABC and will be available for streaming on Hulu the following day.

Tye Tribbett Sparks Controversy with Bold Comments on Church Practices

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During his appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show, Grammy Award-winning gospel artist and Orlando-based pastor Tye Tribbett, known for his 2024 Best Gospel Album GRAMMY Award-winning release “All Things New: Live In Orlando,” shared a candid perspective on the state of the Church. Expressing his frustration, Tribbett asserted that he believes “the institution of the Church is whack,” criticizing how it prioritizes itself over its people. According to Tribbett, the Church should center around the people, but he feels it has reversed that dynamic, neglecting its fundamental purpose of serving and loving the people. Despite his critique, Tye Tribbett, with three Grammy wins and numerous accolades to his name, also unveiled his upcoming tour, “Only One Night Tho 2024.” The 20-city tour kicks off on May 16 at The Met in Philadelphia, spanning various U.S. cities like Brooklyn, Atlanta, Chicago, and more, before concluding on June 14 at The Masonic in San Francisco.

Watts native, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Honored with Street Intersection Dedication

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Anthony “Top Dawg ” Tiffith, the influential music producer and founder of Top Dawg Entertainment, as an intersection in Watts at Imperial Highway and Central Avenue will be named in his honor. Raised in the nearby Nickerson Gardens public housing complex, Tiffith’s contributions to the music industry and Watts were also recognized during a City Council event at City Hall on Friday. Led by rapper Jay Rock, City Councilman Tim McOsker and City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson,  the ceremony highlighted Tiffith’s impact beyond music, including initiatives like holiday concerts, gift drives, and support for the community during the pandemic. Tiffith, who founded Top Dawg Entertainment in 2004, played a pivotal role in fostering talent and providing opportunities, with the label now representing hip-hop heavyweights such as Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q.

Mayor Bass Arrives in Paris For 2028 Olympic Games Preparation

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A delegation of Los Angeles leaders, led by Mayor Karen Bass, has landed in Paris four years before the global stage shines on the city for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The visit aims to gain insight from Paris’s preparations for their upcoming 2024 Games. Mayor Bass expressed the trip’s purpose, emphasizing the importance of learning from innovative housing, green transportation, and infrastructure projects in Paris ahead of Los Angeles hosting the Olympics in 2028. Bass will  also explore Paris’s homelessness response strategy through visits to homelessness centers and joining the Paris Homelessness Assistance Unit. Mayor Bass is also set to play an official role alongside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the Paris 2024 Games’ Closing Ceremonies.

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