- - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obamas to be featured in last month of ‘Oprah

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will appear on one of the final episodes of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Associated Press reports.

Harpo Productions and the White House confirmed Tuesday that the Obamas will tape the episode April 27 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. The show is to air May 2.

Ms. Winfrey announced live on her show in November 2009 that she would end its run after 25 years. She since has launched cable’s Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN.

The last episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will air May 25.

People names J.Lo Most Beautiful Woman

People magazine is naming Jennifer Lopez the World’s Most Beautiful Woman, the Associated Press notes.

The singer, actress and “American Idol” judge tops the magazine’s annual list of “the World’s Most Beautiful” in a special double issue.

Miss Lopez is joined on this honor roll by lovelies including Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Beyonce Knowles.

Commenting on her lofty title, the 41-year-old Miss Lopez says, “I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!”

Williams drug charge dismissed as ‘not provable’

A judge has dismissed a drug paraphernalia possession charge against former talk-show host Montel Williams, Associated Press reports. Mr. Williams was detained briefly at a Milwaukee airport in January after a search of his luggage turned up the type of pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana.

Mr. Williams, who says he legally uses marijuana to treat chronic pain caused by multiple sclerosis, was scheduled to stand trial in May on the charge. A Milwaukee County judge dismissed the case Tuesday at the district attorney’s request after the pipe tested negative for the drug, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

“We concluded that this case was not provable,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said.

Mr. Williams lives in New York but is participating in experimental treatment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He said he forgot the pipe was in his bag and apologized for inconveniencing the airport security agents, deputies and court system. He said he is thankful he can put the episode behind him.

“This isn’t about somebody trying to do something illicit. I’m really just trying to take my medication. Hopefully this issue and this incident will spark some conversations that will help more rational minds find a way to solve the problem and take the patients off the battlefield,” he said.

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