It's time to get your cup of steaming hot coffee with a dash of celebrity news. Here's what we've got bubbling this morning: Oprah Winfrey opened her 25th and final season with a major surprise... she's sending her entire audience to Australia, and you won't believe which of her friends will be flying the plane. Jay-Z and Eminem put on a mega concert at Yankee Stadium -- Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent all joined them on stage. Plus, Montana Fishburne is vowing to get her life together, she's going to get some professional help. Do you think she will finally turn her life around? Here's what you had to say: Angela commented via Facebook: "This is even more of a reason why I love [Oprah]." Sarah wrote via Facebook: "Jay-Z and Eminem know how to bring the house down."

Essence.com
Sep, 14, 2010

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  • It's no secret that Oprah knows how to give great gifts. She's taking all 300 audience members of the premiere episode of her 25th season to Australia for eight days. Their flight will be co-piloted by none other than John Travolta. [People]
  • Keyshia Cole showed off her baby boy, Daniel "Boobie" Gibson, to the world. She posted a picture on Twitter of her out shopping with her son, and he's so adorable! Check it out. [YBF]
  • Montana Fishburne is heading to an inpatient facility in California to receive professional help. She says, "I'm just trying to get my life together." We hope this will work out for her. [TMZ]
  • Jay-Z and Eminem put on a monster show at Yankee Stadium. The MCs held a two-date concert at the stadium. Guest performers for the first evening included Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and members of D12. [NY Post]
  • Harold Ford Jr. is releasing a new book, "More Davids Than Goliaths," and his fans cannot wait. Media queen Tina Brown hosted a party for him where guests David Westin and Vernon Jordan attended. [Page Six]
  • Rev. Al Sharpton is planning to launch a new TV show called, "Education Superhighway." It will air Sunday mornings across the nation. Will you be watching?
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