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Jenny McCarthy Isn’t on Oprah’s S*** List After All

Published by on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:47 am.

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Oprah Winfrey had to set Jenny McCarthy straight on some things recently, but only in the best way possible.  McCarthy revealed to Andy Cohen that she was “scared of Oprah” because a five-year deal the pair made for Jenny to do a show on the OWN network ended up getting scrapped back in 2011.

Cohen asked, “So you think you’re on her list”

“I’m sure there’s probably a lot of people on her s*** list,” The View cohost shared. “I’m probably number four.”

But Oprah herself weighed in on the matter on Twitter to set the record straight.

“@JennyMcCarthy I don’t have a s*** list. If I did you’d never be on it,” Winfrey tweeted. “Wishing you only good, fortune love and light and watching @theview.”

So need to fear Jenny, all is good according to Lady O. She’s singlehandedly keeping it classy and correct in Hollywood.

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How Oprah Put The Fear In Lindsay Lohan

Published by on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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When the Oprah Winfrey-Lindsay Lohan TV collabo was announced a few months back, many insiders figured it wouldn’t be without hiccups given Lohan’s shaky attendance record for projects. And alas, the first rumble has been detected; it appears that Lady O and LiLo have already had their first showdown.

At the start of the shooting schedule for her upcoming OWN docuseries Lindsay was up to her old unreliable work tricks — often times being a no-show. So Oprah herself went to Dina Lohan’s house in Long Island for a sitdown with Lindsay. She warned the former child star to get her act together or threatened that the project would be canceled and she wouldn’t get her $2 million salary.

It has been reported that Lindsay got the message and things have been running smooth for over a month. But Winfrey is still keeping a very close eye on OWN’s latest TV star.

Lindsay better recognize you can’t ever play Oprah!

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Oprah Says She Nearly Suffered Breakdown in 2012

Published by on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:00 am.

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Along with being a billionaire and media mogul Oprah Winfrey has also been lifestyle guru and self help queen to her millions of followers. So it came as a surprise when the 59-year old admitted that her breakneck work schedule almost contributed to her having a nervous breakdown.

Winfrey confessed that the double duty of shooting Lee Daniels’ The Butler and trying to save her struggling network OWN in 2012 unknowingly put her on shaky footing for good mental health.

“In the beginning, it was just sort of speeding and a kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing,” remembers Winfrey. “I will tell you when I realized that I thought, ‘All right, if I don’t calm down I’m gonna be in serious trouble.’ I was in the middle of doing voice-overs, you know? And I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain.”

But the media titan says her symptoms were more warning signs than a full-blown episode. “I mean, I wasn’t ready to go run naked in the streets. Let’s make that very clear,” Winfrey added. “But I had reached a point where I just couldn’t take in anymore stimulation.”

Now with OWN thriving and Lee Daniels’ The Butler receiving both critical acclaim and Oscar buzz it’s safe to say Lady O definitely found and  got her groove back.

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Michael Lohan Thinks Oprah Can Save Lindsey

Published by on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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Rae Dawn Chong may not believe in the power of Oprah Winfrey, but Michael Lohan is hoping O’s magic touch will be just what his troubled daughter Lindsey Lohan needs.

Winfrey’s OWN Network paid Lindsey $2 million for an upcoming exclusive sit down interview and an 8-part docu reality series. Michael says he’s happy for his daughter and believes Oprah’s influence just might help his daughter stay clean.

“I think Oprah did her a great justice. I think it’s awesome that she gave her this opportunity,” Michael told TMZ. “It’s going to keep her straight, it’s going to get her back on her feet again. It’s awesome.”

Normally Michael and his ex-wife Dina disagree on all things Lindsey. But Dina  almost exactly echoed Michael sentiments concerning her high hopes for her daughter’s latest career move. She told E! News, “Oh, it’s fantastic. If anyone is going to help mentor you, it’s Oprah.”

The Lohan clan sure has a lot riding on Saint O. But then again, if anyone can make a miracle happen for Lindsey, Oprah can.

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Tyler Perry Drops New Wheels on Oprah and Gayle

Published by Natasha Fierce on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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Tyler Perry pulled an Oprah Winfrey on Oprah Winfrey last summer, when he gifted both the talk show mogul and her BFF Gayle King brand new Bentleys. In an interview with Vanity Fair, King says she and O were surprised with the extravagant gifts after Oprah admired Perry’s wheels at a luncheon. The next day, Perry had sent the exact same car, “a gorgeous Bentley,” to her.

Not one to take a back seat now that she’s off the Oprah payroll, Gayle dropped a few hints to get her own whip. “I called Tyler and told him how amazing that was because nobody ever does anything like that for her, on such a grand scale,” King said. “And so, the next day when I got home, there was a Bentley in my driveway!”

Well played, girl. Now see if you can get yourself a role in his next film.
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Oprah Apologizes For Grammy Night Tweets Trying to Lure Viewers to OWN

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 9:15 am.

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Oprah has issued a public apology for sending a controversial Tweet on Grammy night. The Queen of Daytime TV tried to wrangle some of her nine million Twitter followers who might be tuning into the Grammy Awards and get them over to her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) cable channel instead.

“Every 1 who can please tune into OWN especially if  you have a Neilsen box,” Oprah Tweeted just after 9pm when both the music awards show and her interview show Oprah’s Next Chapter were to begin.

The Tweet caused followers to call her “desperate” and even “unethical” for “begging” for viewers and she quickly shot back, “the word ‘please’ is used as courtesy not a beg” and reminded another follower “’desperate’ not ever a part of my vocab.” But besides setting off the Twitterverse, the call for viewers landed Oprah in hot water with Nielsen who prohibits its clients from soliciting viewers that are a part of the Neilsen system in an attempt to change viewer habits or boost ratings as ratings play a large role in how much a network can charge advertisers.

Oprah apologized for her Tweet and said she deleted the message “at the request of Nielsen.” She added “I intended no harm and apologize for the reference.” The company is taking the violation seriously and is still looking into it.

Ironically, Oprah watched the Grammys instead of her show herself, telling followers she was in  a Georgia hotel that didn’t carry her channel. During the show she championed Adele for her six-Grammy win: “Adele! Adele! This is her Year! YAAAY!” The episode she wanted everyone to catch on OWN? An interview she did with a Hasidic Jewish family, who had never even watched TV before.

OWN will air a two-hour special, in honor of Whitney Houston.

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Pregnant Fan to Oprah: Bless My Belly

Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:00 am.

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While others are quick to holler that Oprah isn’t God, some are trying their luck considering the immense power Mother O has shown over the years. Life and Style magazine says a fan stopped the superhero of television for a request: touch my stomach, please. The fan spotted Oprah while attending the 8 p.m. performance of The Book of Mormon in NYC earlier this week.

A source told the publication, “On the way out of the theater, a pregnant woman asked Oprah if she would touch her belly for good luck.” Sensing her jedi-like powers, “Oprah beamed and responded with ‘of course!’ She asked when the woman was due and wished her congratulations.”

I can totally relate. I’ve stood in the room with Oprah and immediately assumed my credit score was going to shoot up.

Oprah was joined by her pal, Gayle King and it seemed to be a ladies night out. The source added, “They were with a bunch of female friends and Oprah’s longtime beau Stedman Graham was nowhere in sight.”

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Oprah’s Cousin: She Fired Me Over Jesus

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:00 am.

If you ever wanted another example as to why you can’t always work with family, there’s a new story surrounding Oprah Winfrey and one of her cousins.

Oprah’s literary stalker, Kitty Kelley, published a new story on Gawker involving Oprah’s first cousin, Jo Baldwin. Baldwin was initially hired to be Oprah’s speechwriter and would go on to serve as VP of Harpo Inc.  However, she was eventually fired, and now she’s crying about it to people with an agenda against Oprah.

Via Gawker:

“When I received my PhD in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oprah asked me where I was going to work,” said Jo Baldwin in the summer of 2010. “I said I would be applying for a position at Ebony magazine as a copy editor. Oprah said she did not like Linda Johnson Rice [owner of Ebony] and I should come to work for her instead. So I did.”

“I was to work for her for three years, but she fired me without notice after two years… I heard from someone later that she got rid of me because she got tired of me talking about Jesus all the time… Oprah preferred the teachings of Shirley MacLaine’s books, such as Dancing in the Light and Out on a Limb, which Oprah made me read but I didn’t think much of.”

Jo Baldwin, a tenured professor at Mississippi Valley State, is also an ordained minister who preaches at two churches every Sunday. Deeply religious, the Reverend Jo, as her parishioners call her, feels her famous cousin has lost her way and is mired in godless New Age mumbo jumbo.

Look here, Jo. First, you’re not supposed to be talking about religion all day at your place of work anyway. If that’s all you wanted to do, then you should’ve stayed at church.

Secondly, how dare you talk to one of Oprah’s haters for a check?  I hope she smites thee at the next family reunion – right where they’re keeping the mac-and-cheese.

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50 Cent Names Pets Oprah and Gayle

Published by Runteldat on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:00 am.

50 Cent donned a suit and upped the humor on a recent appearance on Conan.

The rapper and budding black Steven Seagal chatted it up with Conan O’Brien about a variety of topics.

The comments that stuck up most, though, were the ones related to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.

50 says he enjoys with flirting with Oprah’s BFF, but then revealed that he citied them for inspiration behind naming his pets.

He named his dog and cat Oprah and Gayle.

50 told Conan:

“At first I thought Oprah Winfrey didn’t like hip-hop, so I didn’t like her and I hadn’t had a chance to meet her, so I felt it was wrong to hate someone that you hadn’t had a chance to meet. So I bought the dog, so now I love Oprah. She listens to me and everything.”

He noted that he thinks Gayle is “great,” and gave her “the look.” He told Conan, “You know she like them bad boys.”

Hopefully Oprah has a sense of humor, otherwise I imagine the sky will soon fall right on top of 50 Cent’s head. You don’t anger the queen.

See the interview in full below:

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Oprah Tips For Laughs

Published by Runteldat on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:50 am.

Over the weekend, the fairest one of all, Oprah Winfrey, made some homeless man’s day after he made her chuckle and in return chucked him some cash.

Via the New York Post:

Julio Bazan, 49, told The Post that Oprah was sitting in her limo in front of the Soho House Hotel Sunday night when he approached her.

 

The billionaire TV queen said she had no money and showed him her empty purse, he said.

 

The hustler said he then joked, “Hey, Oprah, why is it good to date a homeless man? [Because] when you’re finished, you can drop him off anywhere.”

 

“She laughed,” Bazan said — and then gave him five $20 bills through the window.

 

Bazan said he spent the cash on booze, underwear and a steak dinner.

 

Either Oprah keeps her spare cash in her bra or she can literally cough up cash. Whichever actually applies, it’s nice to see her make someone’s day in these terms.

Now, Lady O come here and let me tell you a joke.
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