OWN's highly-anticipated documentary series following troubled actress Lindsay Lohan debuts Sunday night, and the channel has released a first look video. The camera's follow Lohan as she tries to get her life back on track, but it appears everyone involved is in for a bumpy ride.
In the preview, Oprah Winfrey admits Lohan was behaving just like she'd been warned she would. The teaser features the Mighty O telling Lohan, "You need to cut the bull shit." Watch it after the jump!
Oprah is donning her 10-gallon hat to interview Dallas icons Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) on Sunday's installment of Oprah: Where Are They Now at 10 pm EST on OWN. In addition to chatting with the Dallas stars, the episode will feature Winfrey catching up with Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence and Marcia Clark. READ MORE
President Obama honored actress and former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20. Oprah was one of 16 individuals, including former President Bill Clinton, who received the prestigious recognition.
The first year of Oprah Winfrey's cable network was a challenge for the talk show queen. OWN struggled in the ratings and several series flopped. In an interview with Vulture, Winfrey credits execs Sheri Salta, Erik Logan, the channel's partnership with Tyler Perry and other programming changes with OWN's turnaround. She also copped to the cabler being too serious early on. Here's an excerpt:
You also had to make a big shift in the kinds of programs you put on OWN.
I have a tendency to look at everything from the point of view of: What is going to be meaningful, and uplift people? That can become too stoic and too serious—which is the same issue I suffered with at the magazine in the beginning. It needed more humor. So we [began] looking for lighter fare. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s works. Iyanla: Fix My Life was also a turning point. Having programming that was in alignment with the vision but also left the space to widen the lane for the vision. If it were up to me, I’d be doing [Winfrey’s Sunday talk show] Super Soul Sunday conversations all the time.
Oprah should send her pal Tyler Perry a gift basket. Perry's soapy drama The Haves and the Have Nots pulled in a series high of 2.6 million viewers. The drama–which features soap grads Tika Sumpter, Peter Parros and Eva Tamargo–also earned its best rating among women 25-54.
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Tyler Perry, Oprah and Tika Sumpter have more to smile about. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Haves and Have Nots hit a series high on July 30, by cracking 2 million viewers.