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  • Baltimore featured in Obama documentary

    06/20/2015 3:16:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Fritze
    Baltimore County schools are featured in a documentary that will air this weekend about President Barack Obama's initiative to help young men of color.. The film, which will run Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network, is focused on the president's My Brother's Keeper effort, which uses private money to target job training and educational programs at young men. "I always see myself in them," Obama said in a portion of the documentary released Friday. "I do know what it means to come of age uncertain about your place and not clear about what it means to...
  • Trump wants Oprah on his ticket

    06/16/2015 10:51:26 PM PDT · by z taxman · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/16/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Newly minted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes he has a way to guarantee that he’ll win the White House: Oprah Winfrey on the ticket. "I think Oprah would be great. I'd love to have Oprah," Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt from Trump's first interview after his Tuesday morning presidential announcement. "I think we'd win easily, actually.”
  • Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

    05/25/2015 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 194 replies
    people.com ^ | 5.24.2015 | Michele Corriston
    Eight years ago, Alice gave a thorough and detailed account of events that are nearly identical to those outlined in the police report that became public this week: "In January, the whole family went to Chicago and taped Oprah Winfrey show... As you may have noticed, that show never aired and it never will," Alice posted before delivering the bombshell that The Oprah Winfrey Show staffers had been told that Josh had molested five minor girls. Alice then wrote, "Yes, this is the truth ... They have been investigated to some length..." On the subject of Josh's parents Jim Bob,...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Al Qaeda Terrorist Wanted by FBI Crossed Back and Forth Into U.S. From Mexico

    12/08/2014 5:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2014
    An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was...
  • Oprah Targeted in Foiled Terror Bomb Plot

    12/01/2014 11:28:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 1, 2014
    The Chicago studios of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey and the iconic “Sears Tower” (renamed Willis Tower) were the targets of a terrorist truck-bomb plot in 2009. But initially unbeknownst to federal authorities, two of the conspirators recently were arrested for unrelated state crimes in different parts of the country. The alleged bombers targeted Ms. Winfrey’s Harpo Studios because they resented her popularity and power, while the tower was selected because of its obvious landmark status. The bomb plot itself, planned in 2009, was inspired by militant Islamist hatred of American military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to law...
  • Oprah Car Mishap Sends Broward Mom Onto The Sidewalk, And Into Media Stardom!

    10/28/2014 5:06:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 10/27/14
    ....Broward mom of two Lori Geller Bender reacted rather well to her close encounter with Oprah’s SUV Saturday night in Miami Beach. She took a selfie with the queen of television talk (above) moments after the Cadillac Escalade ran over foot on Ocean Drive!
  • Raven-Symoné Tells Oprah Winfrey: "I Don't Want to Be Labeled Gay," "I'm Not an African American"

    10/06/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    E! ^ | October 6, 2014 | Zach Johnson
    The star of TV's The Cosby Show and That's So Raven sat down with Oprah Winfrey and attempted to clarify the misconceptions about who she is. One of the topics the women addressed occurred in August 2013, when the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. At the time, she tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." Many people saw it as her way of publicly coming out. Asked to explain, Raven replied, "That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country. But, I will say that I'm in...
  • Maya Angleou Dispatcher Suspended

    06/01/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    An emergency dispatcher who made disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey during the Maya Angelou 911 call has been suspended. John Ruckh was heard on the 911 tape saying that Oprah, a friend of Angelou's had "fallen out of grace" after a controversial interview in which Oprah expressed her thoughts about race in America. "Unfortunately, I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded," Ruckh told the Winston-Salem Journal. "This is in no way a racial slur, slander, associated conversation ... I really hate that this happened at the time that it did, because this is taking away from Maya Angelou's...
  • Oprah sued by 86-year-old nuclear physicist who claims TV mogul is blocking public hiking trails

    05/15/2014 7:36:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    National Post ^ | May 15, 2014 | AP
    A man who lives near Oprah Winfrey’s new property above Telluride, Colorado, is suing her for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails open to neighbours for decades. Retired nuclear physicist Charles D. Goodman claims Winfrey’s Yellow Brick Road company, the property’s former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a secret deal to close access to the trails that cut across the property purchased for $10.9 million in March. “I don’t care if Oprah is a neighbor, but if she is going to cut off access to trails, I don’t find that acceptable,” Goodman said in an interview with...
  • Oprah considering Clippers bid

    04/30/2014 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Borges · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/30/2014
    Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen and Larry Ellison will join together in a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA's board of governors votes to force Donald Sterling to sell the team, Geffen told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap on Wednesday. Geffen said he and Ellison would run the team, while Winfrey would be an investor. "Oprah is not interested in running the team," Geffen told Schaap. "She thinks it would be a great thing for an important black American to own [another] franchise. "The team deserves a better group of owners who want to win. Larry would sooner die...
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • Oprah and the yelling goat

    01/05/2014 3:18:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 30, 2010 | Uploaded by arjen92
    Oprah and the yelling goat
  • Oprah Plays Obama-Race-Card (Oprah Who?)

    11/16/2013 5:56:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    As President Obama stumbles and fumbles his way through his second term, his mistakes are impossible to overlook. From his handling of the turmoil in the Middle East to his failed economic policies to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, it has been a year of train wrecks for the President. Opponents of President Obama have plenty of ammunition to use as they criticize his second term agenda. Almost all of these critics have focused their attention on Obama’s policies, not his race. Despite the facts, the President’s defenders continually use the race card to invalidate criticism from his opponents. The...
  • Even Oprah isn’t on board with ObamaCare

    10/20/2013 5:04:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Edward Klein
    As the White House was gearing up to sell ObamaCare to the American people last summer, Valerie Jarrett, the president’s pointwoman on a host of issues, phoned Oprah Winfrey. She invited the Queen of All Media to join celebrities, including Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys, to meet with President Obama and discuss how they could generate publicity for his health-care law. Oprah refused. Obama had been counting on Oprah’s immense persuasive powers to help enroll millions in ObamaCare. But as the rollout turned into a disaster, Oprah didn’t lift a finger to help.
  • School Video: I Pledge to Serve Obama

    09/28/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Wisconsin school district is apologizing after middle school students were shown a video that featured Hollywood celebrities pledging to be a servant to President Obama.“I pledge to be a servant to our president,” Demi Moore said in the “I Pledge,” video shown Wednesday at Hudson Middle School. The video was part of a number of Peace One Day activities, an international event to build peace awareness. The students were also invited to make their own pledges after viewing the video. But there was a big problem – the video conveyed the idea that Americans should serve the presidency instead...
  • Oprah Winfrey Nearly Had Nervous Breakdown Last Year, Mogul Says

    09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Alexandra Ward
    Oprah Winfrey suffered symptoms of a nervous breakdown last year while struggling to keep her OWN television network afloat while filming "The Butler," the media mogul revealed in an interview airing on Access Hollywood this week. Winfrey, 59, said she came to the realization that she was nearing her breaking point while interviewing Jason Russell last October. Russell, who directed the short documentary "Kony 2012" and spearheaded a social movement to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, suffered a nervous breakdown in March 2012 and was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress,...
  • Fashionably Great: First female president could give America fringe benefits

    08/18/2013 12:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Times of India ^ | August 19, 2013 | The Editors
    Yes she can, Michelle Obama announced, stating America is ready for its first female president. Michelle announced she wasn't a likely candidate herself...
  • New White House 'Butler' Film Criticizes Reagan

    08/17/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 16, 2013 | Paul Scicchitano
    A biographer of former President Ronald Reagan said some scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" may amount to what he describes as "Hollywood malpractice" if they turn out to be based on anything other than facts. Paul Kengor, who wrote two books about the late president: "The Crusader" and "God and Ronald Reagan," took particular issue with a scene in which Nancy Reagan invites White House butler Cecil Gaines and his wife to a dinner party only for the couple to feel out of place, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The screenwriter and makers of this film better have some...
  • PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE OPRAH Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

    08/13/2013 11:36:51 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 13, 2013 | TMZ
    Oprah Winfrey says she's kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I'm really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O's allegations of racism during an incident last month. Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did...
  • Swiss Clerk Calls Oprah Winfrey a Liar over Alleged Racist Comments

    08/12/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Aug 12 2013 | Breitbart News
    That's a lie, the anonymous sales clerk says according to the UK Daily Mail, adding she's felt "powerless" as a result of the media barrage following the incident. I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do. 'She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag. 'I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags. 'It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her...
  • 'Oprah's a liar': Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she

    08/12/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/12/13 | Allan Hall
    full title............'Oprah's a liar': Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she could not view item because she couldn't afford itThe saleslady went on: 'This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business. 'I don't know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl. 'I didn't hurt anyone. I don't know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV. 'If...
  • Oprah Gets Swiss Apologies for 'Racist' Encounter

    08/09/2013 1:02:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | August 9, 2013 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland — and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized. The billionaire media mogul told the U.S. program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000 because "you will not be able to afford that." Forbes magazine estimates that Winfrey earned $77 million in the year ending in June.
  • Oprah Winfrey 'racism row' a 'misunderstanding'

    08/09/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8-9-13
    The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn't want to take...
  • Oprah Winfrey 'was victim of racism' in Switzerland

    08/09/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT · by traumer · 96 replies
    US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland. She said an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop in Zurich. Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, was apparently told one of the bags was "too expensive" for her. Her claims, made to a US television programme, come amid a political row over plans by some Swiss towns to ban asylum seekers from some public places. The BBC's Imogen Foulkes in Berne says human rights groups have likened the plans - which include banning asylum seekers...
  • Winfrey, Bradlee, Clinton to Receive Medal of Freedom

    08/08/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jared A. Favole
    The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.” Mr. Obama will award the medals...
  • Obama to honor Bill Clinton, Oprah with Presidential Medal of Freedom

    08/08/2013 1:07:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Obama to honor Bill Clinton, Oprah with Presidential Medal of Freedom By Emily Goodin - 08/08/13 03:39 PM ET President Obama will present former President Clinton and talk show host Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medial Freedom — the nation's highest civilian honor. The award is given to those who made meritorious contributions to the United States. Traditionally, former presidents are given the award for their service. Obama awarded the medal to former President George H.W. Bush in February 2011. Winfrey, one of the nation's most famous talk show hosts, was an early supporter of Obama's candidacy for president. The...
  • Winfrey: 'Trayvon Martin Parallel to Emmett Till...In My Mind, Same Thing'

    08/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." OPRAH WINFREY: "It's so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come." Really? Martin and Till are the same thing? As race baiters in the media have been dishonestly making this claim since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, let's take a look at what happened...
  • Oprah Winfrey Falsely Claims ‘Millions’ of Black Americans Were Lynched

    07/31/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 85 replies
    It seems that when there’s a good liberal narrative to be advanced, facts and actual history don’t matter. That was apparently the case when Oprah Winfrey claimed that the “n-word” was the last thing heard by “millions” who were lynched. The implication is clear — millions of blacks have been lynched because of their race. Worse yet, Parade Magazine let Winfrey get away with her “fact” unchallenged.
  • Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare

    07/22/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    7 minutes ago Obama meets with celebs who want to promote Obamacare Posted by CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy and CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – President Barack Obama, hoping to pitch his signature health care law to younger Americans, will get some help from a cadre of Hollywood stars who have volunteered to help promote Obamacare's insurance exchanges that open on October 1. At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation...
  • Actress Rae Dawn Chong Slams Oprah Using Racist Imagery

    07/19/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 19 Jul 2013, 2:00 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    Actress Rae Dawn Chong unleashed an angry, quasi-positive rant against Oprah Winfrey during a radio interview this week, one that attacked Winfrey's weight and used language The New York Post chose not to publish. Chong worked with Winfrey on The Color Purple, and she returned to those days during the interview with Matty P's Radio Happy Hour. The two worked well together for a spell, the actress said, but once Chong landed a role in the action film Commando things change. That’s when she was a total biotch,” she emphasized. "I starred in ‘Commando.’ And she just wasn’t having me....
  • SURVEY: Zero conservatives selected to deliver 2013 commencement speeches at Ivy Leagues

    05/21/2013 3:15:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 21, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found. Instead seven of the elite schools opted to invite ideological liberal speakers such as media billionaire Oprah Winfrey, Vice President Joe Biden (D), Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), among others. Only Brown University, which chooses a commencement keynote from among its students, did not have a 2013 speaker who is generally associated with the left. YAF spokesman Adam Tragone told Campus Reform on Tuesday the list...
  • PHONY 2012: Fiction Trumps Fact in Many Media Reports

    03/18/2012 10:11:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 18, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    "We have different languages for what the truth means." ---Mike Daisey, fantasy monologist. KONY 2012. This American Life. These are just the lastest incarnations of fiction trumping fact in both the mainstream media as well as in alternate news outlets. In the latest outbreaks of this condition, we found out that the emperor, or rather KONY 2012 producer, wears no clothes in more ways than one. However, prior to this "documentary," which went viral on the web, being exposed as being short on facts, it was widely hailed by a coterie of liberal celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Rihanna,...
  • Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay

    01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 19, 2013 | JP
    Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates. Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating....
  • Oprah Winfrey 'surprised and mesmerized' by Lance Armstrong's confession

    01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 15, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Oprah Winfrey revealed today she was surprised and mesmerized by some of Lance Armstrong's answers in the wake of her grueling two-hour interview with the shamed cyclist, in which he finally admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to CBS this morning about the 'intense and emotional' interview that took place in Austin yesterday, she said: 'He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. 'I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this...
  • Video Proof that Tom Cruise was the FIRST to Perform a Tebow

    07/01/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    self | July 1, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    After finding out about the INEVITABLE split between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, I checked out the VIDEO of Cruise on Oprah trying to desperately convince us that he was really attracted to Katie Holmes. Everybody remembers his silly couch jumping routine but what is really surprising is that apparently Cruise was performing a Tebow years before Tebow himself was doing it. And did he perform a Tebow several times or was it just once as seen from several angles? VIDEO
  • Oprah Winfrey gets demoted, is no longer in executive control of OWN network

    06/01/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    cb ^ | June 01, 2012
    OWN, which has been a disaster from nearly day one with terrible ratings and Discovery quickly learning that their supposedly brilliant acquisition was quickly transforming into a money pit. Just in the past year, the signs have been pointing towards OWN’s imminent demise. First Oprah begged Nielsen viewers to watch her flailing network, and then Oprah fought with Rosie O’Donnell over the latter’s cancelled show.
  • Losses at Oprah Winfrey's OWN reportedly approach $330M

    05/07/2012 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/7/12
    The losses at Oprah Winfrey's stumbling cable channel are approaching a staggering $330 million, according to a report. And now industry insiders are predicting that the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will not be able to survive another year if it does not find a hit show and make a dramatic turnaround. Discovery, which partnered 50-50 with Winfrey to launch the network and has been underwriting its costs, has invested nearly $600 million in it since 2008, according to a report in Businessweek magazine over the weekend. But since it started on the air in January 2011, "OWN may have lost...
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN network axes 'The Rosie Show'

    03/17/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is pulling the curtain on "The Rosie Show" after five months on the air. The show premiered in October to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O’Donnell Talk Show

    03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30

    03/16/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30 Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood – 13 mins ago On Friday evening, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that "The Rosie Show" will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. The final episode will air, Friday, March 30. PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Rosie O’Donnell’s New Celebrity Crush? "I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," Rosie said in a statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I...
  • Report: ‘Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio

    02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2012
    The ratings-challenged “Rosie Show” has let go of as many as 30 employees and contract workers in recent weeks, Crain’s Chicago Business reported Friday. [Snip] Last month, the program moved out of Oprah’s spacious former studio and started taping in a smaller, more intimate space reminiscent of a living room. Parts of “The Rosie Show” have been axed, such as the game show segment and having a band perform on the set. [Snip] “The Rosie Show” has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the program’s October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.
  • Rosie demand to move show to NYC last straw? (Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)

    03/09/2012 1:10:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michael Starr
    Rosie O’Donnell’s TV history is repeating itself — and, as in the past, it’s getting ugly. O’Donnell’s talk show, “The Rosie Show,” is imploding just five months after launching on Oprah Winfrey’s little-watched OWN cable network. Not only is “The Rosie Show” a ratings disaster — it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week — but O’Donnell is selling her $2.5 million mansion in Chicago, where the show tapes, and reportedly wants to move the production to New York. That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily. [Snip] Adding...
  • Oprah Winfrey And Her Private Maui Road

    02/16/2012 12:21:26 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 17 replies · 1+ views
    mauitime ^ | August 4, 2011 | Anthony Pignataro
    According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion. The 57-year-old former actor became famous for her Oprah Winfrey Show (which ceased production in May) but still runs a vast media empire. She owns a production company (Harpo Productions), a cable network (OWN), a magazine (O), Oprah.com and the Oprah Radio satellite station. She also owns estates in Montecito, California and Fisher Island, Florida; houses in Lavallette, New Jersey, Douglasville, Georgia and Telluride, Colorado; and assorted properties on the islands of Antigua and Maui. The latter includes 100 acres in Hana, 1,000 acres Upcountry (which boasts a small, terribly exclusive...
  • Winfrey: Obama a 'masterful leader' (regarding endorsement now -video)

    01/18/2012 9:14:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 2+ views
    CNN/YouTube ^ | 1-1312
    Oprah Winfrey explains there's no reason for her to endorse Pres. Obama because everyone know who he is. VIDEO
  • Winfrey meditates with women during Iowa visit

    10/22/2011 7:18:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 10-22-11
    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) - Oprah Winfrey meditated with more than 400 women in southeastern Iowa and also talked to students about her spiritual journey. Suzanne Stryker says she was among the women participating in the transcendental meditation Wednesday at the Maharishi School in Fairfield. She says no one in the meditation group knew the TV personality was going to be there until Winfrey, who heads the OWN television network, arrived with a film crew. The private Maharishi School specializes in "consciousness-based education" for kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Oprah Winfrey, God and gays

    05/28/2011 5:54:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Fri May 27, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Oprah Winfrey, God and gays by Kathleen Gilbert Fri May 27 4:02 PM EST May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Oprah Winfrey, the undisputed queen of daytime TV and popular spirituality, signed off her show after 25 years with a shout-out to both Jesus Christ and the homosexual culture. The farewell episode was appropriate for the woman whose remarkable emotional genius captured a large audience, but whose pseudo-Christian philosophy proved a source of confusion and frustration for conservative Christian America. While apparently espousing Christianity, Winfrey has also promoted New Age spirituality and homosexuality, and sided with the abortion lobby. During...
  • Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' airs after 25-year run (Gag me with a spoon!)

    05/25/2011 11:15:18 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 45 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 05/25/11 | Seattle Times
    Oprah Winfrey ended her famous talk show Wednesday by telling her viewers of 25 years that they weren't saying goodbye. "I won't say goodbye, I'll just say until we meet again," Winfrey said. She hugged and kissed her longtime partner Stedman Graham and shook hands with audience members before walking through the halls of Harpo Studios in Chicago, hugging and crying with her staff. Winfrey shouted "We did it!" The last shot of the finale showed Winfrey walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.
  • Discovery and Oprah ax OWN channel chief (Under the bus, replaced by a white guy...)

    05/06/2011 5:07:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/6/11 | Yinka Adegoke
    Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey have pushed out Christina Norman as chief executive of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a tough start for the five-month old cable network. Discovery Chief Operating Officer Peter Ligouri will take over from Norman on an interim basis, in addition to his current role. OWN, which launched in the United States on January 1, has struggled to win ratings in its first five months.
  • Sheryl Crow: Feels mixed emotions about the fact that we killed OBL

    05/06/2011 8:56:59 AM PDT · by This Just In · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/4/11 | PATRICK GAVIN
    Sheryl Crow: Obama 'walks the walk' By PATRICK GAVIN | 5/4/11 4:04 PM EDT Updated: 5/4/11 5:38 PM EDT Singer Sheryl Crow spoke with Gayle King Wednesday about her own reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden. "It's fascinating times that we're living in," Crow said on "The Gayle King Show" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. "The first thing I thought was, I felt the same way everyone else did, mixed emotions about the fact that we killed someone. ... We know that killing is not right. In this particular instance, we have such an association with this person...