Oprah Winfrey concludes 25 years of her talk show tomorrow.
But a slew of huge names gathered in Chicago last week to tape a farewell to this television goddess. For a special that aired yesterday afternoon, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Madonna, Halle Berry and Will Smith, among others, saluted Oprah inside the United Center.
The event also featured a couple touching musical performances: from Beyonce - who sang "Run the World (Girls)" and told Oprah "your persuasion can build a nation" - to Jackie Evancho, the 10-year old sensation from last summer's America's Got Talent.
Watch both below, and try not to get too choked up over the end of Oprah...
On the day of her Born This Way album release, Lady Gaga discussed the new record's message and her own struggles with bullying on The View.
She may be Forbes' most powerful celebrity, but it wasn't long ago that Gaga was a "freak" being picked on for her physical appearance and more.
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous fashion and bombastic stage routines, but her candid, thoughtful remarks on complex issues always impresses.
The pop superstar said her new record's inherent message is to "Be yourself, love who you are and be proud, because you were born this way."
Watch two excerpts from her interview, in which she reflects on her own experiences with bullying and with hateful people as an adult, below:
'People were like, 'Oh my gosh, blond hair can turn brown. Wow. It's a miracle,' ' actress quips to MTV News.
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
Any time a beloved book series is adapted for the big screen, the fan fervor and excitement is twofold. On one hand, people are ecstatic to see celebrated characters and story lines in live-action form, but on the other hand, when said characters are cast, there is the inevitable period of criticizing and overanalyzing whatever actor or actress has been chosen.
Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence has experienced those criticisms ever since she was announced as the very lucky lady who will portray female protagonist Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games."
When Lawrence stopped by our MTV News offices in New York recently to talk about "Hunger Games" and her role in the highly anticipated "X-Men: First Class," we asked if she's paid attention to any of the online debate or if the criticisms scattered around the Web (the bulk of which centered around the actress' blond hair) have affected her in any way.
"No, because the Internet to me is kind of like a black hole, and I never really go on it," she said. "I wasn't aware that everybody was so upset until I after I got my hair dyed, and people were like, 'Oh my gosh, blond hair can turn brown. Wow. It's a miracle,' " she joked.
"So now is the only time that I'm being told that people hated me at first," she added with a smile.
Most of those hair debates have been silenced, given the fact that Lawrence's hair has been dyed much darker and fans had their first glimpse of Lawrence as Katniss last week when Entertainment Weekly released the first official photo from set.
Check out everything we've got on "The Hunger Games."
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