"Bridget Jones's Baby" (& 4 More Things Gayle's Loving)
O's editor at large shares what she's loving this month.
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Oprah had never been to the U.S. Open before, so last year we took a trip to Arthur Ashe Stadium for her very first match. If our faces are any indication, boy, did she pick a good one. That's us watching Serena Williams square off against her sister, Venus, in last year's nail-biting quarterfinal. Even though Serena won, she still says Venus is her biggest competition. The tournament returns to the Big Apple on August 29, and I'm hoping to see them both back on the court. We still haven't picked our jaws up off the floor!
Photos courtesy of Black Tap Craft Burger + Beer
Food for Thought
A Michelin star–winning chef who's sick of fine dining returns to the food that made him happiest as a kid: burgers and shakes. That's Joe Isidori's story in a nutshell. And wouldn't you know, the food that makes him happiest makes me happiest, too! There can be a two-hour wait to get into Joe's restaurant, Black Tap, in New York City; one bite of the juicy All-American Burger and you'll see why. National Cheeseburger Day is September 18, and I can't think of a better place to spend it. Bonus: the Instagram pictures you'll be taking of your over-the-top milkshakes.
Photo by Gregg Delman; open book by Getty images
When I met Misty Copeland years ago, she shared with me that she'd been told she didn't have a ballerina's body. Well, the 95 stunning portraits in the new book Misty Copeland (September 20) prove how wrong that opinion was. Over three years, Misty, the American Ballet Theatre's first African American female principal dancer, was photographed by Gregg Delman. His verdict? "While only 5'2" she fills a room like symphony orchestra music." Beautiful words for an incredible talent.
People Who Need People
Picture this: Barbra Streisand doing Broadway songs with Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, and nine other Hollywood actors. Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (August 26), her 35th studio album, even pairs the songstress with Jamie Foxx, for The Sound of Music's "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"—which I sang at my high school graduation. The Grammy winner's return to her stage roots has me saying, "Hello, gorgeous!"
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For two movies, I've followed the crazy twists and turns of Bridget Jones's love life. Now in Bridget Jones's Baby, the British TV news producer (Renée Zellweger) finds herself 40-something and single after ending it with Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth). Things take a quick turn when she falls for an American (as one does when it's Patrick Dempsey). Before she knows it, she's pregnant—but which man is the father? All will be revealed September 16, when Bridget fills up the pages of her latest diary.