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Many thanks to Paddy at Political Carnival for the video. This is truly an excellent commencement speech, and not just for the snippet everybody is quoting: “Failure is the key to success for so many great people… Oprah was demoted from her first job as a news anchor, and now she doesn’t even need a [Read more...]
This angelic lil Asian baby is undoubtedly being spoiled rotten by “Auntie Oprah”. Can you guess who her telejournalist mommy is? It should be a cinch. Hit the flip for the answer!
First Oprah Moment…every developer at I/O…YOU’RE getting a Pixel and YOU’RE getting a Pixel and YOU’RE getting a Pixel..!!!!! — Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) May 15, 2013 Jeff Saginor is bothered by the $1,299 gift bag that Google gives away free to attendees of its annual Google I/O conference: [T]his year at I/O, Google upped the […]
Oprah Winfrey owns just about as much of Hawaii as Larry Ellison, the June issue of O, the Oprah Magazine visits the media mogul at one of her farms out there. Because there's nothing better than seeing Oprah grinning under...
Measured self-effacement has become a sort of unwritten code for writers of a certain prominence, and Jeffrey Eugenides—bestseller, Pulitzer winner, and Oprah’s Book Club inductee—seems to have gotten the memo. Read more ?
By Peter Kaufman What do the alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have in common with Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Jimi Hendrix, and Ben Franklin? The answer: All of these individuals are said to have become...
Oprah’s Maui farm appears to be a gardener’s dream, with the massive farm boasting beautiful green vegetables — all organic, of course. Along with close friend and fitness expert Bob Greene, Oprah showed off her little farm in Maui in the June issue of O magazine. This is the first time the media mogul has [...]Show More Summary
June Episodes Feature Lenny Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Berry Gordy Jr. and Diahann Carroll
Reality show producer Mark Burnett, the man behind Survivor, Donald Trump's The Apprentice and recent hit-miniseries The Bible wants to make Sarah Palin the "next Oprah." Conservative website Newsmax broke the news last night that Burnett had offered Palin her own syndicated daytime talk show, and sadly, Palin said no.
That's what reality-show maestro Mark Burnett thought, but Sarah said no. Burnett has insisted that Palin do the show from either New York or Los Angeles, which would require her to move for a significant portion of the year from her...Show More Summary
Tara says that like many single moms in America, she tries to be both the mother and father to her two sons. Despite Tara’s best efforts, Jordan, her 21-year-old son, says his mom can’t teach him how to be a
With a cable network to manage, a school in Africa to run, and shows to host, Oprah Winfrey might just be one of the busiest women in the world. And as Winfrey's health and fitness adviser, Bob Greene is definitely used to guiding busy professionals. Show More Summary
California Man recently discovered some never before seen photos of then 18 year old Oprah Winfrey. The photos were taken at the 1972 Miss Black America Pageant. Oprah Winfey was Miss Tennessee youtube
Some book clubs have more red tape than a mall at Christmastime (“People wore their hats and dressed up and if they were late they had to pay a dime. They could miss three meetings a year. It’s all in our bylaws”). We call these book clubs “extinct.” Today’s book club is far edgier,...
Maybe you’ve got a few things you’d like to weigh in on via a national show on a major network, like CNN or Oprah Winfrey’s eponymous entity. But believe us when we say, if the Rachael Ray people or Today want to get you on TV as an expert, it’ll be free. In other words, you shouldn’t be paying a … [More]
Turn the page to see Dr. Phil learn how to dance (cliche) from Steve Harvey…
Harvard once again taps CNN staff to address its students with the news that former CNN host Soledad O’Brien will address graduating Harvard students at Class Day on May 29, the day preceding commencement. Oprah Winfrey will be the commencement speaker, who follows 2012 speaker Fareed Zakaria of CNN. O’Brien attended Harvard for three years [...]
Last night The Colbert Report was the inaugural episode of cOlbert’s Book Club (it’s not an Oprah rip-off!) featuring a
Who doesn’t like money? I don’t think I know a single person who couldn’t put their hands up and say, “I’d like a bit more money in my life.” Except maybe Oprah, but she’s living the dream so she doesn’t have to hold her hands up and say that. Show More Summary