There’s at least one interview Oprah still dreams of landing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah told an audience at The Cable Show in Chicago that she dreams of O.J. Simpson confessing to her in an interview.
“I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me,” said Winfrey to voluble cheers from the crowd at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. "And I am going to make that happen people.”
“I don’t just want the interview,” she continued. “I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson.”
Meanwhile, according to The Live Feed, Oprah’s cable channel OWN received a bit of good news. The debut of Finding Sarah, on Sunday, scored solid ratings.
So what was Oprah’s “miracle of all miracles”? Today Oprah revealed on her show that she has a half-sister named Patricia. During the dramatic hour viewers learned how Patricia and her children have known the secret since 2007, but never attempted to profit from the revelation. Oprah said told viewers "She never once thought to sell the story." The emotional and riveting show may go down as one of the best family reunions Oprah has ever hosted.
In other Oprah news, the Daily Mail UK is reporting that OWN has pushed back the premiere date of Sandra Ferguson’s OWN series Finding Sarah because it is “boring.”
The debut of Oprah’s new cable network OWN is almost here! In an interview with the talk show queen, Parade asked which shows were her idea, which led to the topic of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York’s recent scandal and her upcoming six-part OWN series Finding Sarah.
How many of the shows are your idea?
Master Class. Finding Sarah [a six-part documentary with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, premiering in spring]. That came from an interview I did this summer with her. We had a moment of real connection, watching the tape of her trying to get £500,000 [for access to Prince Andrew]. She said she didn’t want to go into bankruptcy. I said, “But when you look at that tape, don’t you see a morally bankrupted person? The one thing you were trying to avoid, you already are.” She said, “I never thought of it that way before.”
Ah, there you go again!
I remember the last thing I said to her when I left that interview: “Don’t let me see you on Dancing with the Stars.” She started e-mailing me and at one point asked what did I think of her doing a celebrity chef show. And I said, “That’s not going to help you. How are you going to rehabilitate yourself on a celebrity chef show? You should be working on yourself.”