Pippa Middleton’s backside is already famous. If The Enquirer’s sources are accurate, we may be seeing a whole lot more of P-Middy from the front. Word on the ‘bloid circuit is that Oprah Winfrey is pursuing Pippa to become daytime royalty at OWN. Yes, you read that correctly, Pippa Middleton may get her OWN talk show. After the jump, some concepts for Pippa’s talk show, if it’s really happening, that is. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Is Oprah a Scientologist? Just Googling that question returns 127,000 results, so we know we’re not alone in asking.
On the heels of the announcement that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith would be guests on one of Oprah’s final shows, three things popped into my head: 1) random! 2) are they getting a reality series on OWN? and 3) man, she’s shared a lot of big, memorable moments with famous (alleged) Scientologists.
I mean, I’ve been convinced for months now that Oprah’s last show would be a tribute to her loyal viewers. (That’s thanks in large part to mainlining marathons of OWN’s ‘Oprah Behind the Scenes,’ on which Oprah is always saying it’s “for the fans.”) A walk down memory lane, a parting gift, in the spiritual sense, reminding them to pay it forward … not another chat with some fancy Hollywood A-listers! Read more… Keep reading »
People will do anything to get their hands on tickets to the taping of Oprah‘s final episode. But one Canadian dude, Robert Spearing, went above and beyond. He and his wife traveled from Ontario to Chicago to see the show. Robert told her he had tickets—only he didn’t. He had to think quick in how to justify this situation—so he beat himself up, using a rock to bust his forehead and scraping his hands across the pavement so it looked like he was in a scuffle. He then called the police and said he’d been robbed of two Oprah tickets. Spearing has now been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. And while what he did wasn’t cool, I’m secretly hoping the Big O decided to cut him a break and invite him to the finale. He gets an “A” for effort. [Newser] Keep reading »
I love Oprah. I’ve been watching her since I was a pimply teenager looking for diet tips and ways to attract a boyfriend. My dream was to become a journalist and interview newsmakers and celebrities just like she does. I wound up a TV news producer and writer and — although I never got my own show or theme song — I thank Oprah for motivating me.
O and I have been through a lot together. Big hair, shoulder pads, and several body types. We’ve also taken a spiritual journey as we grew up and began to recognize the world outside ourselves. The cynical will snicker, but I believe she encouraged me to be a better person. Her shows prompted me to read great books, be more generous with time and money, and better understand my fellow man.
When I heard it was her last season, I wanted to make the pilgrimage to my hometown of Chicago to see her in person. I lobbied everyone I knew who might have a connection until I scored tickets. I booked my flight and shared my excitement with friends. Keep reading »
I cannot believe that “The Oprah Show” is coming to an end next week. Seriously, I’ve been watching since I was, like, eight and I always thought I’d make it onto her couch. I guess it’s time to let that dream go. Sigh. After 25 seasons, the Big O is filming her final three episodes. Insiders say the final shows will be over-the-top, star-studded extravaganzas. Like we would expect anything less. Celebs like Madonna, Maria Shriver, Beyonce, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, and Katie Holmes are set to appear. God only knows kind of tomfoolery will go down. [Powerwall]
After the jump, 10 moments I’m hoping for on Oprah’s final episodes. Keep reading »
It’s like a story from … well …”Oprah.” Yesterday Oprah Winfrey introduced
to the world a long lost sister, Patricia, a single mother of two. In 1963, Patricia — whose last name was not revealed — was put up for adoption in Milwaukee by their mom, Vernita Lee. At the time, Oprah was nine-years-old, living with her father in Nashville and had no idea her mom was even pregnant.
So, how did Patricia come to find out she’s related to the most famous woman in the world? Keep reading »
Ever wonder what a porn starring Oprah and her best buddy Gayle King would look like? Me neither. That’s why Hustler hired two young ladies who wouldn’t even look like these totally-not-lesbians (“TISSUE PLEASE!”) after four beers for a klassy XXX spoof called “Untrue Hollywood Stories: Oprah.” Adult film actress Misty Stone stars as Oprah and Bella Moretti stars as Gayle in the porno, which will be released in January. What we really want to know is who is going to play Steadman? [TMZ.com] Keep reading »
So apparently Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg didn’t speak for several years after starring in “The Color Purple” together. According to the pair — who spoke about their distanced friendship on today’s “Oprah” — their standoff ended after Whoopi spoke with Oprah on the set of “For Colored Girls…,” which Whoopi’s currently starring in. Whoopi asked her, “Did I do something to you?” And Oprah admitted that she thought she had done something wrong. Both thought the other one was mad, but neither knew what to do about it — for years. It seems ridiculous that two such powerful and famous women would both be so paralyzed to fix a fractured friendship. And yet! Women (and it does seem to be a distinctly female thing) seem to do this all the time — a small bout of silence turns into a cavernous, deep rift. Have you ever had a friendship break down over a similar kind of miscommunication? Keep reading »
It looks like Michael Jackson‘s kids — Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8 — will be appearing on an upcoming episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Apparently, Oprah went to visit Michael’s mother, Katherine, to do a story on the late singer’s childhood, legacy, and children, and she sat down with the kids for a backyard chat. Amelia and I share a longstanding fascination with Blanket, so I, for one, am intrigued to see this. I mean: BLANKET! That right there is enough to capture my attention. It makes me want to name my children after random household items. In any case, the Michael Jackson tribute show airs November 8. [People] Keep reading »