This month, author Gregory Sherl’s debut novel, The Future For Curious People is being featured as an editor’s pick on Oprah.com’s book club list, a potentially career-making achievement for such a young writer (Sherl is only 29). Any other author would be ecstatic, but instead, Sherl seems to be ensconced a self-imposed exile, riding out a storm of abuse, coercion and sexual assault accusations from numerous women. Keep reading »
Oprah’s traditional Favorite Things List is out again, and Mama O did. Not. Hold. Back. This year’s crazy expensive products range from the gold-hued to the self-growing. If you choose to shop Oprah, here are my recommendations for which gifts (and which friends) deserve your hard-earned cash: Keep reading »
It can’t be easy to go through life with the last name “Sandusky” right now. But I have nothing but respect for Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester/ex-assistant Penn State football coach. Matthew, who was one of six adopted kids, spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night about the sexually abuse he suffered by his adopted dad. But as can happen with victims of childhood sexual trauma, repressed many of these memories until he was an adult. When Matthew was interviewed years ago by investigators looking into his father’s past, he didn’t remember all the sexual abuse that he now recalls. Keep reading »
Oprah, Goddess Of Everything, is bringing back her “Master Class” series for another season of navel-gazing with the brightest and best of the entertainment biz. I do actually love this series (as well as pretty much all things Oprah), but the over-the-top “intensity” in this promo is a little bit much for me. They’re airing interviews with celebrities, not death row confessionals! Keep reading »
If you’ve been anywhere with a radio these past few months, you know Pharrell’s song “Happy” has started something of a movement. He sat down with Oprah Winfrey and watched a clip of how his song has touched people all over the world. He can’t help but cry some happy tears! Oprah tends to have that effect. “It’s overwhelming because I love what I do and I appreciate the fact that people have believed in me so long to the point [where I can] feel that,” he cries. Try not to tear up yourself when you watch! [The Grio]
As you may have heard if you utilize the Internet whatsoever, Lindsay Lohan has a brand new reality show on Oprah‘s network, OWN. It’s ostensibly about her redemption after getting a bunch of DUIs, allegedly stealing from others, and spending a rather remarkable amount of money, but in reality (ha), it’s still just another program where nothing feels genuine and the characters are, well, characters.
Naturally, the whole thing has been fascinating to a lot of people (myself included), because as difficult as I find it to sympathize with somebody who’s experienced a startling amount of wealth, fame and special treatment. Check out some of the funnier, sadder and more poignant responses on The Gloss…