Oprah Winfrey’s one-on-one interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong brought in 4.3 million total viewers on its Thursday night debut. The 9-10 pm first portion of the chat netted the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) 3.2 million viewers, while the 10:30 pm second airing of the telecast averaged another 1.1 million viewers. The special was the highest-rated weekday show in the history of the network in all key demos.
Anderson Cooper on Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal: "He Was a Complete Jerk About This For Years and Years"By Jillian Bowe on January 16, 2013
Don’t expect Anderson Cooper and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to go bike riding anytime soon. On Wednesday's episode of Anderson, Cooper and guest co-host Dari Alexander discussed Armstrong copping to using performance-enhancement drugs in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Silver Fox remarked:
I've got to say he was a complete jerk about this for years and years and years. He wouldn't just deny this. He would go after and try to destroy the people who were telling the truth and people who were telling the truth would get anonymous death threats. Even the guy from the anti-doping agency got anonymous email death threats; it's not known who it's from.
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Discovery Networks and Oprah Winfrey are doing it big when it comes to the talk show queen's upcoming interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. Winfrey's one-on-one with Armstrong will be streamed live on The Mighty O's website while the interview airs as part of Oprah's Next Chapter on OWN. READ MORE
The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced yesterday the talk show titan will have a one-on-one interview with cyclist Lance Armstrong. It will be his first since being stripped of the Tour de France titles. Armstrong will discuss allegations he lied about using performance-enhancing drugs and cheating.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest in pop culture, celebrity, TV, movie and music topics and headlines, including:
Justin Bieber gets caught smoking weed. Bethenny Frankel files for divorce. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce the impending arrival of baby.
Downton Abbey returns to PBS with a new season and Pop Confidential’s Jamey Giddens has Confessions of a ‘Downton’ Newbie. Once Upon a Time, Revenge and The Good Wife return with their winter premieres. The PC crew dish about Gossip Girl’s series finale, before diving into upcoming new series: The Carrie Diaries, Banshee and Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual.
Jillian Bowe shares her thoughts on Django Unchained and the controversy that has swirled around it. The PC Gang then make their Golden Globe Outstanding Drama predictions.
Adele’s album 21 was 2012’s bestselling album.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
PC #60: EXCLUSIVE: Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Author Josie Brown Talks Upcoming Primetime Soap AdaptationBy Pop Confidential on October 30, 2012
She's a writer who has everyone talking, and Hollywood making deals! On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens goes one-on-one with Josie Brown, whose steamy novel Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives is being adapted by mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC.
Find out what Brown makes of Bruckheimer, known for producing action-charged procedurals and big budget blockbusters, transforming her novel, about oh-so-desperate housewives in a posh gated community, into a primetime thriller/soap. She also reveals which of her other fiction tomes has Hollywood salivating.
Brown, who has also written non-fiction extensively, goes on to share the differences and similarities between writing truth versus fiction. This chat is a must listen for all aspiring writers!