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John Oliver Just Gave Away $15 Million On Last Week Tonight — Watch The Biggest Giveaway In TV History HERE!

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This is truly amazing!!!

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight does a phenomenal job of hitting important topics in a fresh, unique way, and last night's episode on debt buying companies was no exception!

The Daily Show alum explains how predatory and aggressive debt buying companies are, but the long and short of it is this: with very little federal or state oversight, companies buy up people's old debts for pennies on the dollar, and then incessantly contact those people and harass them, turning their lives upside down while looking for a payout.

Related: More John Oliver News HERE!

That's not fair, and it's not the right way to do business, but with no government regulations surrounding it, well, nobody really cares to help the poor consumers who are in debt and being harassed… well, until John came around, that is!

The HBO host decided to start a

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Oprah Winfrey Takes A Page From Beyoncé's Book To Make Lemonade!

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Oprah is looking to score on lemonade's popularity.

This lemonade's gonna be just the right touch of sweet and sour!

According to recent paperwork filed, Oprah Winfrey is attempting to cash in on all this lemonade madness thanks to Beyoncé's last album.

Related: Oprah Interviews Kerry Washington

The media mogul has extended her "Oprah's" brand of merchandise to include lemonade in addition to bottled water, energy drinks, and coconut water.

Apparently the paperwork was filed only a few weeks after Bey's album hit the charts!

In Jay Z's words, "Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is."

Drink up!

[Image via WENN.]

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Kerry Washington Actually Opens Up About Her Personal Life & Reveals 'A Lot Of Toxicity' Pre-Scandal!

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Kerry Washington talks life before Scandal!

Kerry Washington doesn't talk about her personal life much, but in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actress was opening up about her past.

After all, who turns O down!

In the newly released clip from the icon's SuperSoul Sessions, the Scandal starlet revealed former "toxicity" in her life and how she got rid of it all!

Related: Kerry Joins More Fierce Women For THR's New Cover!

The 39-year-old dished:

"There was a period before Scandal when I went into the wilderness. There was a lot of toxicity in my life, people I needed to let go of in a personal way, in a business way. And, also, I felt like I had been living my career kind of on auto-pilot. I took a break and did a Broadway play. I went back to my roots as an artist."

She's the original Olivia Pope!

We kid, we kid. But really, it sounds like Kerry only did what she had to do in order to feel herself again!

She continued:

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Oprah Told Paul McCartney Not To Collab With Kanye West Over His Use Of The N-Word!

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We're just lucky the collab happened anyways!!

Paul McCartney appeared on BBC Radio 4's show Mastertapes to discuss his career with host John Wilson, and over the course of a 45-minute interview where the former Beatles singer revealed so much about his life and times, he also tipped off one VERY inneresting modern day tidbit!

Related: Kim Kardashian Calls Kanye The Love Of Her Life!

McCartney revealed to Wilson that All Day — the hugely popular track on Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo — nearly never made it to the public after the rock star was advised by Oprah Winfrey, of all people, NOT to work with Yeezy!

Oprah had gotten on Paul's case because, as he tells it, she didn't approve of 'Ye's use of the 'n-word,' and she strongly angled McCartney not to collaborate with the rapper.

The British musician revealed:

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Oprah Winfrey Sides With Kelly Ripa In Live With Kelly And Michael Feud — Because 'Nobody Should Ever Be Blindsided'!

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Michael Strahan surprised everyone — including his cohost Kelly Ripa — when he decided to depart Live with Kelly and Michael for a gig on Good Morning America.

It seems pretty obvious Kelly is incredibly upset with her future former coworker, especially after she got the rug pulled out from under her like that!

Related: Vote For Who YOU Think Should Replace Michael!

But at least gurl has some powerful friends in her corner!

Oprah Winfrey recently chatted with Entertainment Tonight about the talk show drama and totally sided with Ripa, saying:

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Iman Talks Secrets To 'Lasting Marriage' With David Bowie In Newly Released Interview Recorded Before His Passing — Watch!

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Iman was happily married to David Bowie for 24 years before his tragic death in January.

The Somali supermodel and the Space Oddity rocker got married in 1992 and welcomed daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones in 2000 — all while balancing careers in music and fashion.

In an interview taped before her husband's death for an episode of OWN's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Iman opened up about how she and Bowie made their marriage work.

Video: Flaming Lips Honor Bowie With Beautifully Weird Space Oddity Tribute!

While Bowie is one of the biggest music icons in history, Iman revealed they separated themselves from their public image at home, explaining:

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8 Celebs We'd Rather See Run For President Instead Of Donald Trump!

| Filed under: Matt DamonAngelina JolieEva LongoriaOprah WinfreyGeorge ClooneyTom HanksAlec BaldwinKerry Washington

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The year 2016 will go down as one of the craziest election cycles yet — hopefully ever — and it got us thinking…

If wacky wannabe politicians like Donald Trump can parlay their celebrity to political fame, why can't other celebs do the same?!

More to the point — what if a few major celebs who've already shown an interest in politics and social issues decided that they would want to run for president?!

It'd sure make a campaign cycle a lot more interesting…

And we can bet a few of our choices would actually have a really good chance of winning!!!

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