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.
Don't expect Katherine Heigl to return to Seattle Grace anytime soon. Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes spoke with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night to discuss her latest primetime drama Scandal, featuring Kerry Washington. The Mighty O asked Rhimes about Heigl's controversial 2008 decision to pull her name from Emmy nominations. Fans of the series recall Heigl told the press she wasn't submitting since the writing for her character wasn't up to snuff. Ouch. Rhimes has kept mum on Heigl's diss until now. Said Rhimes on Oprah's Next Chapter:
On some level it stung, and on some level I was not surprised. When people show you who they are, believe them. I carry that with me a lot. It has served me well. READ MORE
Publishers and authors love Oprah because the books she picks sell like hot cakes. Now Ayana Mathis has had the good fortune of having her book, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, chosen as the latest Oprah’s Book Club selection.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is a debut of extraordinary distinction, telling the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. Following the indomitable Hattie Shepherd and her nine children through sixty years of desolation, passion, courage and salvation, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life.
Could Oprah Winfrey put a fork in the popular O Magazine? The New York Times is reporting Winfrey's thoughts on the state of her magazine and how it has been impacted by the end of her long running talk show.
When it comes to the magazine, Ms. Winfrey said her staff prepared her to expect a 25 percent decline in newsstand sales after the talk show ended. (It has been closer to 22 percent.) And while she acknowledged that she enjoyed “holding the magazine in my hand,” she was pragmatic about print’s future and said she would stop publishing a print magazine if it were not profitable.
“Obviously, the show was helping in ways that you know I hadn’t accounted for,” Ms. Winfrey said. “I’m not interested, you know, in bleeding money.”