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Oprah Winfrey ‘Sorry’ For Reaction to Swiss ‘Racist’ Incident

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oprah-inside1Oprah Winfrey said she was sorry for the uproar and media response caused by her comments about an incident in a Swiss luxury store last month when an assistant refused to show her a $38,100 handbag.

At the premiere of her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” in Los Angles on Monday evening, the U.S. actress and talk show host, recently named by Forbes as the world’s most powerful celebrity, said she regretted saying it took place in Switzerland.

“I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland,” she told reporters on the red carpet.

“I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don’t expect that you would be able to be there,” she added.

Winfrey, 59, said in television interviews last week that while she was in Switzerland for the wedding of singer Tina Turner last month a sales assistant in a Zurich shop had refused to show her a luxury handbag by designer Tom Ford, saying it was “too expensive” and instead suggested cheaper bags.

Swiss tourism officials said it regretted the incident and the owner of the Tom Ford boutique, luxury shop operator Trois Pommes, denied racism, saying it was a misunderstanding.

“This has nothing to do with racism. I am here for everyone and the customer is king,” shop owner Trudie Goetz said last week.

Goetz added that the sales assistant had wanted to show Winfrey, who earned an estimated $77 million in the year to June 2013, that the bag was available in other materials, which may have given the impression that the shop did not want to sell it to her.

“It’s not an indictment against the country or even that store,” Winfrey explained. “It was just one person who didn’t want to offer me the opportunity to see the bag, so no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland.”

In “The Butler,” which deals with race issues and opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, Winfrey plays the wife of an African-American butler who worked at the White House for eight U.S. presidents.

The handbag incident sparked criticism in Switzerland where media reported last week that local governments were given authority to prohibit asylum seekers from using public sports venues like municipal pools, prompting criticism from advocacy group Human Rights Watch. A government minister denied the reports.

-Reuters

 

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Comedian Salvador blesses Rema for her concert despite holding show on same date

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By Stuart G-Khast

Patrick Salvador and Rema Namakula are great friends but will face off on Valentine’s day as each has their own show. While you would expect them to be at logger heads, Salvador has in a long post blessed Rema and even promised he could feature at her show on the D day.

Salvador has exhibited the most pure sign of love and togetherness in his post. The nature of jobs both have persued, such clashes with dates is inevitable but doesn’t not necessarily reflect a bitter clash between the artistes.

Salvador said

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Jeff Kiwa and Sheebah In Bitter Split

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By Staff Writer

It is no doubt that Jeff Kiwa is the best music manager in Uganda. But he is also very controlling.

Many thought Jeff Kiwa had finally found chemistry with Sheebah in all aspects, music and beyond.

Now we can learn that the two are no more. And we are about to witness another fight for the house as it happened with the Goodlyfe.

Following Jeff’s split with the Goodlyfe, he had tried to claim a share of the house. But thanks to Radio’s resilience, this did not happen.

Now we are having a repeat of the same at the Munyonyo house as Jeff Kiwa claims a 50% shareholding in the property.

Jeff has also claimed that he has rights to all of Sheebah’s music and she will be liable to a fine if she performs them without permission from TNS.

This could turn out to be one of the biggest legal battles in history. It is said that after the split with Goodlyfe, Jeff had now tightened his locks making it impossible for him to lose out to any artiste in a deal gone bad.

We are also told that the two shared something more than music and that too is on the rocks.

We shall keep you updated

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Kent and Flosso announce maiden major concert

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By Stuart G-Khast

The duo of Kent and Flosso also known as Voltage music will test deep waters with both feet this year. Previously, Kent and Floss have not held bigger concerts as one announced this year. The music machines as they refer selves too have booked the date of 17th April to hold concert at UMA show grounds before going to Freedom City the following day on 18th April.

Kent and Flosso have in the past two years been loved for their catchy music and it is time they overturned the love by calling their fans to the chosen venue.

Voltage music may not have made the concert News public yet but we can confidently alert you to be aware. Voltage music concert will be organized by ghost media.

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