Stars Surprise Their Fans
"He's dead sexy. If I could rub this man's abs, I would melt," says Amber.
Angela wrote, "How could you not want to meet him and hope that his magnetic aura makes its way into your body?"
Surprise! He's here...
Another one of Usher's biggest fans is bowled over by a big surprise...
Usher plays along and surprises Twanda at a bowling alley in New York! To top it off, Usher treats the girls to front-row tickets for one of his shows. Then he gives Twanda a special souvenir—his red baseball cap!
What does Usher think about his success? "It's a blessing. It is what I've always wanted. What I prayed for as a young kid. What I really wanted my mother to help me create. And, you know, now that it's happened, I'm just thankful and I'm looking for that next step that God chooses to take me in. It may be music, it may be acting, it may be producing."
"My school was great. There's not enough words to describe how touched I am by just the care that they've given me," she wrote. Her best friend created lavender ribbons that everyone could wear to show support and former track teammates made their motto: "We run for Nicole." After being diagnosed, her friends and teachers encouraged her to continue running for student body president...and she was elected!
"I want to thank everyone with something really special. I would love to surprise my school with a concert by Avril Lavigne. Everyone here loves her music." Nicole explains, "She's a 19-year-old who talks about real issues and, here I am, a 17-year-old who has a pretty real issue to talk about."
Nicole's wish is our command.
Only Nicole's high school principal was in on the secret. He covered up windows and posted signs to keep everyone out of the gym. Meanwhile, Avril snuck in the back door of the school...and Nicole and 780 classmates got the surprise of their lives.
Avril thanked all of Nicole's friends by singing "Complicated," "My Happy Ending" and "Skater Boy."
What was it like for Nicole to have her dream come true? "Oh, my gosh...I had no idea what was going on," Nicole says, "and when I walked up on that stage, I couldn't hear anything. And I saw Avril come out and I just started crying. I couldn't say anything. I was amazed."
"It was so cool for me to be able to do that, you know, to be able to use what I do, singing, to build up," Avril says. "That makes me happy."
Oprah: You always believed that you would be where you are today or some form of it?
Avril: Yeah. It's really funny. When I was younger, I would stand on my bed and I had two sliding door closet mirrors and would sing and pretend that there were, like, thousands of people and it was always just going through my mind, you know, like this is what I wanted. I wanted to be able to play my own shows... When I first did my tour, I couldn't believe it. I was just, like, 'I'm here?' You know? It happened really fast.
The Oprah Show hatched a plan with Elli's identical twin sister, Allie, to surprise Elli on campus with news of a makeover.
It was off to L.A. to shop with The O.C. star and reigning red carpet fashionista Mischa Barton!
After a full day of shopping, the girls head to Prive Salon in West Hollywood, where Mischa's makeover team, Rob Talty and Nick Barose, is ready to work their magic.
Because Elli says she feels like the nerdier version of her sister, "I think we can do something to make her look really sexy and, Nick, maybe bring out her features a little more." requests Mischa. For Allie, a deeper, richer color with a more classic cut.
Did Mischa achieve her mission?
Mischa: Guys, I really think we did it. I think we found some amazing looks for both of you. You guys definitely look like sisters, but you won't be confused as twins anymore!
Elli: I mean, I feel sexy for the first time in my life—come and get it! ... I'm still living in a dream right now.
Allie: I absolutely love my brown hair. I don't think I'll be blonde again.
Oprah: Love it! Love the outfits. So cute.
Get all the details on their great new looks!
Oprah: What do you do with all your clothes? You have so many clothes and you're in something new and—I mean, listen, the paparazzi lives for you.
Mischa: Yeah, I know. It's kind of ridiculous. ... They start pointing out all kinds of things. Even if I go to the store, they sensationalize things. They make everything sound fascinating. I think I'm way more interesting in the press. Everybody thinks I live the most fascinating life. It's really not—they make stories up and you read the most insane things and it's kind of fun to see them talk about your clothes, too, because that's something they picked up on which I never thought that they would. But the show's [The O.C.] become a great platform for clothing and style icons and every character has their own style.