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Oprah Winfrey

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    May 28, 2014

    Top Gunned

    How YouTube and the Internet killed America's last movie star

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    June 5, 2013
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    January 30, 2013

    "Would It Have Bothered You If Whitney Was Gay?"

    So asked Oprah Winfrey of Cissy Houston, who unhesitantly replied, "Absolutely." Charming. How progressive. How loving. Are we still at the point where religion can be used to bludgeon human sexuality? As for Robyn Crawford, Cissy says, "I just didn't want her with my daughter. I know nothing abou ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Who or What Will Chris Brown Fight Next?

    When you look at Chris Brown, what do you see? A bully with an entourage all too happy to start a dust-up over a perceived slight or a parking space? An emotionally crippled/stunted young man who is the sad victim of the cycle of domestic abuse? A wanton spreader of pink eye? The boo-hooingest cryba ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Ah Ha! Moment: Armstrong Confesses to Oprah

    Two people had a discussion last night that has been a long time coming. A question was asked and with an answer in the affirmative, their entire relationship changed. Though the description sounds like a delightful marriage proposal, this was actually a television interview. "Yes." With one word ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Photo Of Alan Rickman And Jane Fonda As The Reagans

    Oprah Winfrey just sent out this glimpse of herself with director Lee Daniels, who's doing a film called The Butler, about the title character's years of service to a succession of Presidents. Oh, and there are two other people in the picture. They're Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda, who happen to be ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    I Won The Hope Springs Sweepstakes!

    I usually don't do well at games of chance. I've rarely even gotten three numbers in a row on a Bingo card. But I scored big the other night when I went to see the Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones middle-aged romcom Hope Springs at Chelsea Clearview. On the way in, my friend and I were given promotio ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Oprah Gets Raked Over By Joan Rivers

    In her new book about hating absolutely everyone including herself, Joanie naturally puts Oprah Winfrey on the grill. Writes the comic: "And don't say 'Oprah, who?' "Stedman's beard, that's who.

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    April 11, 2012

    TRASH TRIBUTE

    The Meeting is called to order

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    December 21, 2011

    Jennifer Hudson Loves Mama Oprah!

    ​In her new book, I Got This, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson talks about her closeness with Oprah Winfrey, whom she lovingly calls Mama O. "I always tease her and say that she is the queen and I am a princess," writes Hudson.

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    July 14, 2011

    Jazz, Woman Who Grew 24-Inch Fingernails to Become Famous, Is Kind of Famous

    Do you remember Jazz Ison Sinkfield, the lady from Atlanta with the abnormally long but incredibly special 24-inch fingernails that, she told America, were going to make her famous and help her meet Oprah? Well, the Oprah thing didn't pan out (yet), but Jazz has been honored by reality TV. She is th ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    O.J. Simpson Did Not Confess to Oprah; We Repeat: There Is No Confession!

    ​Oprah Winfrey told an audience last week, "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me" about the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but no confession exists at the moment, despite the proliferation of lies on the internet. False reports are currently making the r ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dr. Oz Giving Away Free Cab Rides From 4 to 6 Today

    ​Stations have resisted putting anything that they want to do well up against The Oprah Winfrey Show because, well -- Oprah always wins. But since Oprah's last show yesterday, networks are scrambling to hold the attention of one of the largest audiences in the country. Dr. Oz, a friend of Opra ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Oprah's Show Is Bye Bye! Which Was Your Favorite One?

    ​"THANK YOU!" blares the headline on Oprah Winfrey's monthly magazine. But I have to step up and say, "No, Oprah, my close personal friend! Thank you! For the years of gab, chatter, talk, giveaways, celebs, and more gab, chatter, and talk. So which was your favorite Oprah: *Tom Cruise jump ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Oprah's Last Episode: Like a Last Lecture That Isn't Final at All

    ​Say what you will, but we think the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show made perfect sense. As R. Kelly says in the seminal classic "Ignition pt. 2": "After the show it's the after party, and after the party, it's the hotel lobby." Well, this episode was certainly the hotel lobby. It wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Robert Spearing Fakes Own Mugging to Cover Up Failure to Procure Oprah Tickets

    ​You probably already know that the Oprah Show is in its final days. The first of the three-part finale has aired. There is much mystery about what will happen next -- even Oprah doesn't know! Thus, the stakes are high. So high that a Canadian man named Robert Spearing, 44, could not face tell ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Oprah Lets Us Read Her Diary! (We Share Our Own.)

    O, The Oprah Magazine, via USA Today​OMG. OMG. OMG. Oprah, yeah, that Oprah, is letting us glimpse into her very personal Oprah world to see what the budding Oprah, she who would be the Oprah that we all know and love, was about! She has shared five whole pages from her "hand-written" (how els ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2011

    END TIMES

    How would you survive the apocalypse?

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    February 2, 2011

    Jazz Ison Sinkfield Has Grown 24-Inch Fingernails to Entice Oprah Into Meeting Her

    Today in things that my coblogger does not want me to write about but I have to write about anyway because they involve an Atlanta woman named Jazz Ison Sinkfield and her 24-inch fingernails, which she has grown for 22 years in pursuit of accomplishing her dream and meeting Oprah ("and a lot of more ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Oprah Reveals Secret Half-Sister, "Patricia II"

    ​Oprah, Oprah, Oprah. Can you make us love you more? Just like us, Oprah struggles with desires and ambitions and delicious foodstuffs. Just like us, Oprah has power and charisma. And just like us, Oprah has longheld deeply buried family secrets! Unlike us, however, Oprah has a TV show, upon w ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Oprah's Best Australian Vacation Ever -- While You're Stuck in The Snow!

    via Faces Of The Last Season of Oprah​This week on the final season of Oprah we were treated to her voyage to the land down under. And of course, she blew our freaking minds away. She said, "Everyone has Australia on their bucket lists but people are scared of coming here because the flight ta ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Does Oprah Promote Greed?

    ​Sure she does, and as someone who adores grubbing for all sorts of things, I think that's marvelous! But satirical commentator Bill Maher objected to her recent, elaborate series of giveaway shows and said so in a sardonic holiday-themed video he just made waves with. Well, last night on MS ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Oprah Breaks Down Crying When Talking About Her Beloved Gayle (Video Below)

    ​Barbara Walters has an uncanny ability to make people sob, even when simply asking them what kind of tree they'd be. In fact, it must be in Barbara's contract that her interview subjects don't leave the studio until they shed some showy, large-scale tears--and they invariably oblige, just to ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Whole Foods Now Selling Oprah

    Natasha MartinOpah on ice​ Spotted last Friday at Whole Foods Union Square: fresh whole opah. The fish mongers hoisted the Hawaiian catch onto a bed of ice, all the while referring to it as Oprah, instead of by its real name. "We've got Oprah Winfrey here! Oprah Winfrey for sale!" said one cl ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Oprah, Amused by Panhandler's Bum Joke, Breaks Fourth Wall, Gives Him $100

    Julio Bazan, lucky recipient of Oprah-dollars​Make Oprah laugh, and the world laughs with you. Or you get a hundred bucks, whichever's cheaper. Julio Bazan, a 49-year-old panhandler, was hanging out minding his own business in the Meatpacking on Sunday when he noticed the queen of daytime tele ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Anderson Cooper Will Soar as The New Phil Donahue

    ​Technically, Anderson Cooper will be the new Oprah, since he's pretty much jumping into daytime talk TV next fall in the wake of the chat queen's dramatic exit. But he's more like Phil Donahue--gray haired, compassionate, with a healthy sense of humor, and a supportive spouse.

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    July 27, 2010

    Chelsea Clinton's Wedding to Feature Luxury Porta-Potties, Increasing Odds of Awkward Encounters

    ​Before you click away from this post thinking that it'll be just more blather about Chelsea Clinton's wedding, be aware that it is exactly that, but with a twist: outrageously huge porta-potties. Seriously. These rent-a-johns are bigger than my apartment by far, and carry a hefty cost of $15, ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Subway Rant: Keep Your Music In Your Ears, Not Ours!

    ​Every once in a while (okay, maybe more than that) something really annoys us. Often, it's on the subway, because let's face it, that's where a lot of annoying shit goes down. We're not talking about blaring headphone seepage or full-body-against-pole offenses -- at least those assholes are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Puppets Were Up In My Face!

    I've been interviewed by all the greats from Oprah Winfrey to Al Goldstein, but I'd never been interrogated by two felt creatures until May and Ted cornered me on my couch for some heavy duty grilling the other afternoon. It was as if Sesame Street and Avenue Q had suddenly intersected with MY bl ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Au Revoir Oprah

    One of the benefits of this gig is, we can avoid direct contact with traumatic events like the emotional announcement by Oprah Winfrey that she is ending her show this season, and instead rely on reports from classy outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post, who have not that option. ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    It's Project Runway vs. Oprah!

    ​Jack Mackenroth, the HIV-positive guy from Project Runway, caught the recent Oprah Winfrey show about women with AIDS and found it to be a bit archaic, sensationalistic, and damaging to the cause. But otherwise, he liked it, ba dum pum. Anyway, here's the very thoughtful letter Jack wrote to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Is Black Dick Really Better?

    Even positive stereotypes are still stereotypes, and one of the oldest ones in creation--often patronizingly used by white folk--is that black dick is the best shit on earth. It's supposedly bigger, hotter, livelier, and more do-able than any other appendage on the planet, even more welcome than a s ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Fabolous: The Twitterview

    Fabolous, the Brooklyn rapper whose Loso's Way is forthcoming in June, maintains a Twitter feed of such complicated brilliance and wisdom that we felt the need to interview it. What up Fab? Morning my twiggas. As the rooster crows. What's on the docket? hav a show n Niagara Falls 2day.. Ah, ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Hee hee. (h/t Joe my God) Oprah tells graduates, "It's great to have a private jet." Wizbang responds, "Oprah didn't tell these graduates the truth about their new reality. They live in Obama's world now," and Obama will not let them have a private jet unless they are "in The One's political favo ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Oprah KFC Deal Leads to Snafus, Delays, Riot

    That coupon Oprah was offering for free chicken at KFC was never a good idea. For one thing, it ain't too enlightened a choice: as PETA Europe says, "KFC is the world's largest killer of chickens... nearly 800 million chickens are killed every year in the cruellest ways imaginable." The guy in this ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    George-Clooney-Flavored Tofu?

    After coming into possession of his sweaty gym towel, PETA reportedly asked George Clooney for permission to harvest his perspiration to make a Clooney-flavored tofu line. The proposed name for the proposed soy product? CloFu, of course.[EOnline via Eat Me Daily]In Lucca, Italy, a new law banning ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Big Girls Don't Cry, Oprah

    You can be the most important, influential woman in the entertainment universe, you can help elect a home-town guy to the presidency, but, unlike your male cohorts, when it comes to celebrating this triumph at the inaugural ball you face a hideous dilemma: "I had a dress on the vision board," Oprah ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008
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    October 19, 2008

    Tom Cruise and Oprah at Katie's Play: A Review

    Friday night, after we scored a couple of tickets to the star-studded new production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, we were looking forward to elbowing our way past a mob of Guy Fawkes impersonators picketing the Schoenfeld Theater. A small force of representatives from the local Anonymous movemen ... More >>

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