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Oprah Winfrey Says She Will “Profoundly Miss” Maya Angelou

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Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou shared a special relationship, one in which spanned decades and influenced Oprah’s life immensely.

The news of Angelou’s passing has understandably greatly affected the TV titan and now Winfrey has taken to Instagram to express her thoughts.

I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.

Maya Angelou passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.

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Exclusive: Gerard Butler Reacts To 50 Cent’s Sex Tape!

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Yes, you read that right. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson showed Gerard Butler, and the rest of his “Den Of Thieves” cast his sex tape … and the reactions were priceless.

Earlier this week, Fiddy took to Instagram, as he so often loves to do, and posted a photo of himself showing Butler, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. his “sex tape” proving why he is the “star of the movie”.

So, of course, when we talked to the guys during the press day for “Den Of Thieves” we had to ask them all about Mr. Jackson’s “performance”. Let’s just say, one of the guys gave rapper two thumbs up, “strong work, strong work from Curtis!”

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