Mid-Day Shenanigans: Oprah, Hallmark, Issa Rae

December 16, 2019
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Happy Monday!! It's National Chocolate Covered anything day, so make sure to grab yourself a treat on your way home from work!

We're saying Happy Birthday to Benjamin Bratt and Stephan James today!

Here are the stories that have your girl Poe talking on this Monday morning. 

Miss Nigeria Celebrated Miss Jamaica's Success

When it was announced that Miss Jamaica would become 2019's Miss World, Miss Nigeria was ecstatic. That's how we should all react to each other's successes. 

50 Cent Isn't Happy About Oprah's Impending #MeToo Documentary

The rapper wrote on Instagram that he isn't understanding why Oprah is "going after black men." 

--‍♂️I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this shit is sad. Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. Every time I hear Micheal jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts.These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp #abcforlife

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Two Moms Realized Their Babies Look Eerily Similar. The Internet Is Going Nuts About It. 

People want to know who the fathers are, or whether the father could be the same. 

Hallmark Plans To Continue Same-Sex Wedding Advertisements

The company initially decided to stop airing commercials that showed same-sex couples kissing at their weddings.

Sound Baths Could Help You Relax In 2019

There are more benefits than you might realize.

Issa Rae Helped Open A New Hilltop Coffee In L.A.

The artist contributed to the opening, which created the shop to become an intersection of coffee and community.

Ring Camera Hack Scares Nebraska Family

An unidentified man hacked the camera system and tried to talk to a young girl while she was watching television.

Google D.C. Event Aims To Talk Education, Entrepreneurship

The event is free but requires confirmation of attendance in advance. 

This Family Celebrates a 141-Year-Old Fruitcake

It gets passed on in the Michigan family. 

Make Sure You're Storing Your Nuts Properly

Some belong in the pantry, and others belong in the freezer.

Juan Dixon Is Engaged To A "Real Housewives of Potomac" Star

The pair is giving their marriage another chance.

Jay-Z, Kanye West Apppear At 'Diddy's' Birthday Party

The pair had gone back-and-forth for years.

Offset Got An Expensive Birthday Gift From Cardi B

Cardi B decided $500,000 would be appropriate.

Mathew Knowles Walks Back Harassment Comments

He said members of Jagged Edge didn't harass Beyonce but instead made "unwelcome and inappropriate remarks to minors." 

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