Oprah Says No Way to John Mayer
By Rob Shuter Posted Feb 16th 2010 02:00AM
disastrous Playboy interview in which he dropped the N-word and told naughty bedroom secrets about Jessica Simpson is too much for even Oprah Winfrey to handle. Oprah's couch -- which has been a platform for dozens of celebrity apologies and explanations -- isn't open to the guitarist just yet. Why? Because O is great pals with one of John's exes! Inside scoop on Oprah's snub, plus a special Matt Lauer and Al Roker surprise is coming ... after the jump!
Oprah's Not Talking to John Mayer
Whenever a celebrity does something stupid, they often end up begging for forgiveness on Oprah's sofa -- but not John Mayer. Apparently, he's going to have to find someone else's shoulder to cry on, because the talk show queen is refusing to have the attention-seeking singer on her set. Oh, Johnny-boy, you know you've done bad when Oprah won't let you boost her show's ratings!
"Oprah is the smartest person on TV and will not let John use her or her show to ask for forgiveness," a TV insider tells me. "If John really wants to apologize for his racist and sexist comments, he should find somewhere else. The only way Oprah, who is a dear friend of Jennifer Aniston, would ever book him is if John were interested in having a much deeper conversation about race, women and fame."
So, Mr. Mayer: Stop whining about being misunderstood and start thinking about the words you use -- because it isn't just Oprah who doesn't want to listen to you anymore! And with your mouth, you should maybe consider Maury Povich or Jerry Springer before someone classy like Oprah.
Matt and Al's Olympic Surprise
Who could forget the sight of Al Roker and Matt Lauer at the Beijing Olympics in August 2008 performing rhythmic gymnastics in cat suits on the 'Today' show? Best produced TV moment ever. Well, stay tuned because sources tell me that TV's Batman and Robin are preparing to entertain us again.
"Al and Matt are the first to laugh at themselves and have fun on camera, and they are planning another hilarious surprise. It's still in the early stages, but they are planning something even funnier than their famous rhythmic gymnastics routine," an insider tells me.
No wonder 'Today' has been the number 1 morning show for the past 14 years. These guys really know how to have fun. It's too bad Katie Couric went all serious on us... she'd look so sassy in a sparkly ice skating outfit!
Pedigree Dog Food Upstages Prada!
Who would have thought that the best party during New York Fashion Week would be thrown by Pedigree Dog Food just 48 hours before The Westminster Dog Show commenced at Madison Square Garden.
Dining beneath a whale at the Natural History Museum along with Bernadette Peters -- watching amazing people being honored by Pedigree's Geoff Browne for helping dogs in need and finding loving homes them -- taught me that kindness to animals is something that never goes out of fashion!
To find out more go to www.pedigreefoundation.org
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