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  • Oprah just lost $27 million on Weight Watchers

    02/26/2016 11:43:04 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    cnn money ^ | 2-26-2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    Oprah Winfrey may have shed some pounds using Weight Watchers. But she may have lost something else -- influence. And money. Shares of Weight Watchers (WTW) plunged nearly 30% Friday after the diet company reported a surprise $11 million quarterly loss. The company's sales fell and, most alarmingly, so did the number of Weight Watchers subscribers and attendance at meetings. Shares of Weight Watchers surged in October after Oprah announced she was taking a 10% stake in the company, joining its board and becoming a member as well. The hope was that Oprah's blessing would lead to a surge in...
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/22/2015 11:40:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 29 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention. His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah's terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studios and the...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 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...
  • 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...
  • Oprah acquires rights to Sam series

    05/14/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 14, 2014 | Darren Rovell
    The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months. Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will follow him through training camp as he tries to make the team. The...
  • Oprah Winfrey lists her Chicago condo for $7.75M

    01/15/2014 7:05:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | January 14, 2014
    CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has listed her Chicago condo for $7.75 million, Redfin reported Tuesday. Chicago Real Estate Daily said Winfrey paid about $3 million in three transactions in the early 1990s to combine four adjacent units in the luxury building.
  • 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
  • The Presidential Degradation of the Medal of Freedom

    11/24/2013 12:44:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    At the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama chose to honor more than just a few 'winners.' The colorful collection was a cacophony of politically correct Democrat darlings, with a journalist, a RINO, two deceased homosexuals, a few Latinos, and an occasional black sports figure thrown in for good measure. In addition to the eclectic array of 13 relatively benign forgers of freedom, three controversial awards also went to a race-baiting billionaire, a misogynist former president, and an abortion-supporting, man-hating women's rights activist. It...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Swiss Clerk Calls Oprah Winfrey a Liar over Alleged Racist Comments

    08/12/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 45 replies ^ | 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 Winfrey plays the racial card for no reason

    08/11/2013 11:10:45 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 65 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Jul-20-2013 |
    The poor hostess told a very different story. Winfrey was browsing through some purses, and when she inquired about one particular model, the hostess suggested another, almost identical model, saying that while the other one would cost around 35k euros, the alternative one would cost much less and it's practically the same object, same model and material. Standard polite and helpful salesman behavior.
  • 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....
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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' tickets jury excuse: No jury duty for Blagojevich juror

    Well, this beats all, doesn't it? Oprah Winfrey trumps the justice system. A potential juror on the former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich corruption trial got out of jury duty. Her reason? She has tickets to the taping of the final "Oprah Winfrey Show," reports Chicago radio station WBEZ.
  • The Obamas to tape Oprah in Chicago

    04/12/2011 2:22:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 12, 2011 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will tape a show with Oprah Winfrey on April 27 in Chicago, a White House official said today. The Obamas' appearance on Oprah airs May 2, said Don Halcombe, a publicist for the show. That puts it within the May sweeps rating period, which runs April 28-May 25.
  • Uh O! Oprah Winfrey's TV channel struggling to pull in viewers

    02/28/2011 5:42:51 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    After 25 years of success with The Oprah Winfrey Show, she put her hard-earned reputation on the line with the launch of her own dedicated TV channel. And it may not have been such a good idea, if new figures are anything to go by. The Oprah Winfrey Channel, OWN,  is apparently struggling to pull in the viewers. 
  • Piers Morgan will open show with Winfrey

    01/07/2011 9:43:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/11 | David Bauder - ap
    PASADENA, Calif. – Piers Morgan says he's spoiling for a prime-time fight with CNN's rivals — and he'll throw the first punch with Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey, who is promoting her new OWN cable network, will be the first interview subject when "Piers Morgan Tonight" launches on Jan. 17. The former British tabloid editor said Thursday he interviewed Winfrey for that debut this week in California.
  • Witness: Blagojevich considered Winfrey for Senate

    06/28/2010 3:04:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Mike Robinson and Michael Tarm - ap
    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich called Oprah Winfrey a kingmaker who could influence voters as he mulled naming the talk show host to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat, according to an FBI tape played Monday at his corruption trial. "She made Obama, she's up there so high nobody could assail this pick," Blagojevich is heard telling his chief of staff, John Harris, who is now a prosecution witness. Blagojevich had mentioned in TV interviews last year that Winfrey's name had come up in discussions about the seat. Winfrey said last year that she was "amused" by the...
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/18/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,099+ views
    Times ^ | 24 May 2009 | John Harlow
    Some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world's population and speed up improvements in health and education. The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America's wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah...
  • Oprah lied about poverty, sex abuse, tell-all book claims

    04/13/2010 2:37:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 24 replies · 1,706+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2010 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    Oprah Winfrey embellished her poor upbringing and made up stories about sexual abuse to boost her ratings, her relatives say in Kitty Kelley’s new biography. Although Winfrey claims she never had any new dresses or dolls, and had to adopt two cockroaches as pets growing up in rural Mississippi, her cousin contends she was actually relatively “spoiled” as a little girl. “Where Oprah got that nonsense about growing up in filth and roaches I have no idea,” Katherine Carr Esters said. “I’ve confronted her and asked, ‘why do you tell such lies?’ Oprah told me ‘that’s what people want to...
  • Ted Kennedy widow to sit down with Oprah

    11/24/2009 6:39:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 885+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 24, 2009 | Jessica Heslam
    For the first time since her legendary husband’s August death, Victoria Reggie Kennedy is poised to face the nation tomorrow in a rare and emotional sitdown with TV talk queen Oprah Winfrey - a heart-rending tribute in which the stately widow reveals her last months with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. During the wide-ranging, one-hour interview - taped last Friday at Winfrey’s Chicago studios - Kennedy talks about her 17-year marriage to the liberal lion and her late husband’s memoir, “True Compass” and discloses behind-the-scenes tidbits between the couple.
  • Oprah Winfrey announces the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show

    11/19/2009 8:54:35 PM PST · by jackspyder · 43 replies · 1,882+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | Rene Girard
    Oprah Winfrey will announce tomorrow that her long running day time talk show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is coming to an end on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. This will mark the end of 25 years on television. The decision seems to be a rather recent one, but obviously gives plenty of time for continued talk and discussion regarding the matter. ... Oprah's viewership has been declining, so perhaps this is a way to boost interest and ratings for the long-running daytime talk show. Although she proudly supported Barack Obama for President, Oprah recently had Sarah Palin on her show. That...
  • Freep this PMSNBC poll on Beck vs Winfrey

    11/05/2009 8:02:52 AM PST · by Dewey Revoltnow · 30 replies · 1,478+ views
  • Sarah Palin To Go On Oprah, Winfrey's Fans Aren't Pleased

    10/20/2009 8:54:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 136 replies · 4,293+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/20/09 | Tim Sheppard
    Having been shunned by the daytime talk queen before last year's elections, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has decided to finally go on "Oprah" in November. As announced moments ago at In a world exclusive, Oprah Winfrey will interview former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show to air Monday, November 16, 2009. Winfrey and Palin will meet for the very first time on the episode, which will mark Palin’s first interview to discuss her upcoming book, Going Rogue: An American Life and her first-ever appearance on the Oprah show. Unfortunately, judging by some...
  • President and First Lady Travel 4,000 Miles to Lobby for Olympics - in Separate Planes

    09/30/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies · 4,501+ views
    CNS ^ | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | by Penny Starr
    SNIPPET: "( – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are both traveling to Copenhagen this week to promote Chicago's bid to host to the 2016 Olympic Games--and they will be making the 3,979-mile trip on separate airplanes." SNIPPET: "As reported earlier by, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report cited two cost estimates for an hour of air travel by the president, vice president and first lady. One estimate comes from the White House Military Office, the other from the U.S. Air Force. Using the CRS cost estimates and the inflation adjuster from the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs,...
  • O no, not again! Oprah's school rocked by second sex scandal in 2 years

    03/30/2009 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Baladas · 20 replies · 901+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 30th 2009 | Corky Siemaszko
    Oprah Winfrey's elite boarding school for girls in South Africa has been rocked by its second sex scandal in fewer than two years. Seven students were suspended last week for sexually harassing their schoolmates, the "Afrikaans on Sunday" newspaper reported. One 15-year-old was accused of preying on another pupil and forcing other girls to lie to investigators about it, the paper reported. "You have been found guilty of physical contact of a sexual nature with another pupil on campus, harassment, bullying other girls on campus and of being dishonest by not telling investigators the whole truth," a letter to her...
  • Oprah Winfrey Freezes Out Sarah Palin Until After the Election; Remains Loyal to Obama

    09/06/2008 5:41:47 AM PDT · by kellynla · 56 replies · 598+ views ^ | September 5th 2008 | RICHARD HUFF
    Oprah Winfrey would love to have Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on her hit daytime talk show - just not until after the election. Winfrey says she has sworn off having presidential candidates and their families on her show until after after Nov. 4, because she's already pledged her support to Democrat Sen. Barack Obama's efforts to become president. "I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over," Winfrey, said in a statement Friday after a report surfaced that she balked at hosting...
  • ROSEANNE BLAMES OPRAH FOR RIFT IN DEM PARTY......(Moonbat cat claws out !)

    08/21/2008 6:01:34 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 55 replies · 321+ views
    EURWeb ^ | August 20, 2008
    Comic goes on another tear, vows to vote Cynthia McKinney for president. Roseanne Barr has followed up her Brangelina tirade with a verbal assault on Barack and Michelle Obama, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and Democrats overall. The liberal comedian's latest blog rant also blames Oprah Winfrey's support of Obama for taking away primary votes that would've gone to Sen. Hillary Clinton. Below is Barr's posting in its entirety: democrats want to lose and therefore did not fully vet the candidate they shoved down everyone's throat. I am the first blogger to blog about...
  • Obama supporter Oprah takes a big dive

    04/08/2008 9:14:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies · 604+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/7/08 | COSTAS PANAGOPOULOS |
    Much hay was made nearly a year ago when Oprah Winfrey announced that she would support — and campaign for — Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Her effect in boosting support for Obama in early primary and caucus states like Iowa (which he won), New Hampshire (which he lost) and even South Carolina (which he won) is debatable. After all, according to a national survey of Democrats conducted in December 2007 by ABC News and The Washington Post, 82 percent of respondents claimed Oprah’s endorsement would make no difference in their vote, while 8 percent said it would make them...
  • Women vs. Oprah

    01/12/2008 5:30:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 170+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The absence of Oprah Winfrey from the frantic four last days of the New Hampshire primary campaign after her heavy schedule in Iowa backing Sen. Barack Obama may be traced to heavy, unaccustomed post-Iowa abuse of the popular entertainment superstar by women. Winfrey did not publicize it, but her Website was swamped with complaints after she went to Iowa. The principal complaint was that she betrayed women by not supporting Sen. Hillary Clinton. The criticism was described as personal. Several of these critics identified themselves as African-Americans, indicating that gender is more important than race for many...
  • "Buy it" CARTOON featuring Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama...

    12/09/2007 9:16:39 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 4 replies · 58+ views ^ | 12-9-2007 | IPWGOP
     Dec. 9, 2007... based on the following news stories:   Oprah: Obama's 'moment is now' O my: Oprah extravaganza on '08 trail (ABC News) Oprah lends star power to Obama in Iowa The 'O' Show sweeps Iowa Oprah electrifies Iowa crowd for Obama Oprah-mania lends A-list star power to Obama campaign Over 23,000 tickets for Oprah-Obama Iowa event   NY Post: TV Queen's rocking the Dem house LA Times: Oprah gives Barack Obama the gift of opportunity     This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.
  • Oprah Winfrey: Racist, Sexists Comments on National TV

    04/13/2007 12:39:10 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 24 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Oprah Winfrey Show | 4/13/07 | PackerBoy
    On the Oprah Winfrey Show that aired in Columbus, Ohio yesterday, members of the Rutgers' women's basketball team appeared. After much ballyhoo about Don Imus' recent mortal sin of calling the roundball squad "nappy-headed hos",and the permanent psychological injury that has befallen each team member as a direct result of the comment that none of them heard live, Oprah made her own equally offensive racist and sexist comment.Oprah essentially said that white men can't dance. As a white male, I can only say that I am cut to the quick. I may never be the same. I want my reparations...
  • Winfrey chooses Sidney Poitier memoir ("The Measure of a Man", Poitier's "spiritual autobiography")

    01/26/2007 11:48:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 847+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Tara Burghart - ap
    CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey turned to an old acquaintance and personal idol for her first new book club choice since the James Frey scandal a year ago, announcing Friday that she had selected Sidney Poitier's "The Measure of a Man." Poitier's "spiritual autobiography," published in 2000, combines memories of such plays and films as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Defiant Ones" with observations about the Academy Award-winning actor's childhood, his religious faith, his thoughts on racism and the influence of such world leaders as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. "He writes really candidly and passionately about his childhood,...
  • Caption Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey (vanity)

    11/20/2006 12:04:45 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 37 replies · 1,312+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 11/13/06 | staff
    "Barabra Walters and Oprah Winfrey arrives to The New York Public Library's Annual Library Lions Gala, Nov. 13, 2006 in New York City."
  • The divine Miss Winfrey?

    05/11/2006 12:04:47 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 30 replies · 714+ views
    USA Today ^ | 5/11/06 | Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
    After two decades of searching for her authentic self - exploring New Age theories, giving away cars, trotting out fat, recommending good books and tackling countless issues from serious to frivolous - Oprah Winfrey has risen to a new level of guru. She's no longer just a successful talk-show host worth $1.4 billion, according to Forbes' most recent estimate. Over the past year, Winfrey, 52, has emerged as a spiritual leader for the new millennium, a moral voice of authority for the nation.
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 04-12-2006

    04/11/2006 11:45:50 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 208+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-11-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Can you hear Oprah almost sing? She says that "wealth is a good thing" Sounds like an echo of Gordon Gekko (The PC crowd's discovered bling!)
  • Oprah Defends Book in Surprise Call

    01/12/2006 3:14:17 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 45 replies · 1,505+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 12, 2005 | Hillel Italie
    Oprah Winfrey broke her silence about James Frey's disputed memoir of addiction, "A Million Little Pieces," dismissing allegations of falsehoods as "much ado about nothing" and urging readers who have been inspired by the book to "Keep holding on." "What is relevant is that he was a drug addict … and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today and to take that message to save other people and allow them to save themselves," Winfrey said Wednesday night in a surprise phone call to CNN's Larry King, who was interviewing Frey on his live television program....
  • Oprah agrees to guest shot with Letterman - BUT WHO, IN HIS RIGHT MIND, CARES?

    11/23/2005 9:01:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP - Buffalo News ^ | November 23, 2005 | David Bauder
    Oprah, Dave. Dave, Oprah. The cold war between television titans Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman has thawed to the point where Winfrey has accepted Letterman's invitation to appear on the "Late Show" on Dec. 1.
  • Caption Hillary and Oprah

    11/21/2005 9:49:09 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 69 replies · 2,701+ views
    AP | November 21, 2005 | AP
  • Et tu, Oprah?

    06/10/2005 5:36:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies · 1,824+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-10-05 | NAOMI RAGEN
    I am a 55-year-old white, middle-class American woman; wife, mother, grandmother. I am one of the loyal fans who have made Oprah Winfrey the queen of American television, and a successful magazine magnate. I am special in only one respect: I have lived in Jerusalem for the past 35 years, and only narrowly escaped the Pessah massacre together with my family in 2002. During the killing spree that was known as the Intifada, we Israelis found nothing more infuriating than the insidious line taken in interview after predictable interview by BBC and CNN that terrorists were motivated by hopelessness or...
  • Oprah: Daytime Talk’s Jihadi Sister - (says we should feel sorry for Mohammed Atta; so "tragic!")

    05/25/2005 7:58:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,539+ views
    Ann Coulter says Katie Couric is “the affable Ava Braun” of daytime TV. But Couric’s got nothing on Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is the affable Joseph Goebbels of daytime talk . . . of chick magazines . . . of Oprah seminars—and every other medium in which the self-anointed high priestess of the religion of Oprah has her hands. Through all of these, Oprah preaches “how to be your best self” and “live your best life.” Unfortunately, a predilection for radical Islam and excusing terrorists is a prominent element of Oprah’s “best self.” Cheating husbands don’t get off as easy as...
  • More Liberal Intolerance. Shutting Daily Kos Down.

    04/27/2005 12:49:56 PM PDT · by natelivingston · 42 replies · 2,685+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 18, 2005 | Brian C. Anderson
    If there was any doubt that my fellow Democrats with white skin, the notorious white liberal, is the most intolerant creature on the planet, all you have to do is check one of their most popular daily blogs, the Daily Kos, to see how they operate. After I posted the column below, Daily Kos ACTUALLY SHUT DOWN the site and banned me from posting there. Keep in mind, I didn't use profanity. All I did was disagree with their opinion on Air America Radio. Also keep in mind that Daily Kos himself called for a boycott of Time Magazine after...
  • FCC Swamped With Oprah Indecency Complaints

    05/04/2004 11:33:11 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 144 replies · 424+ views
    Stern, Kimmel fans attack Winfrey teen sex show MAY 4--In the wake of an Oprah Winfrey show that included explicit talk about teen sexuality (and addressed topics such as rainbows and getting one's salad tossed), the Federal Communications Commission received more than 1600 letters complaining about the racy March 18 broadcast and demanding that the talk show host be cited for indecency. And since most FCC correspondents were prodded to write by the agency's Public Enemy Number One, Howard Stern, and ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the Oprah complaints are particularly entertaining and vituperative in their decrying of a...