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  • 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Finale Takes Ratings Back to the Golden Age

    Posted May 26th 2011 at 04:45 PM by AOL TV Editors

    It seems Oprah Winfrey's message of love and self-acceptance during the final episode of her talk show was enough to boost yesterday's goodbye to the top of the ratings. Despite the fact that none of the multitude of celebrities present at the taping in Chicago's United Center actually appeared during the episode, during which Winfrey looked back on her 25 years on television, the last...

  • Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman Say Goodbye to 'Oprah' (Video)

    Posted May 19th 2011 at 08:00 PM by AOL TV Editors

    It's getting down to the final days of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show', and the stars are starting to line up to pay their tribute. The final show airs May 25, and big names like Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Beyonce have shown up at tapings for the finale. Today, it was Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Aniston who appeared in pre-taped clips saying an emotional goodbye to Winfrey and the show. "It really makes...

  • Celebs Offer Thanks, Well Wishes to Oprah Winfrey (Video)

    Posted May 19th 2011 at 07:35 AM by AOL TV Editors

    At the taping of Oprah Winfrey's final episodes of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' celebs came out in force and gushed over the media mogul on 'Access Hollywood Live.' "She has set the watermark for quality in television, daytime and nighttime, and it's going to be my desire, my goal and my hope to reach that level, or somewhere close to it, to make her happy and proud," said Rosie O'Donnell, who is...

  • Maria Shriver, Madonna, Michael Jordan and More Turn Out for 'Oprah Winfrey' Taping

    Posted May 18th 2011 at 10:40 AM by Kiki Von Glinow

    The stars turned out in droves for Oprah Winfrey's penultimate episode taping -- from Maria Shriver to Tom Hanks to Madonna, the queen of talk sure flexed her friends in high places muscle as each guest took the stage to celebrate the Winfrey dynasty, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Hanks hosted the first hour of the four hour taping, playing up the fact that Winfrey is not a fan of...

  • Maria Shriver Dined With Oprah Night Before Scandal Broke

    Posted May 17th 2011 at 06:30 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    The night before news hit that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child out wedlock, his wife Maria Shriver dined with Oprah Winfrey. PEOPLE reports the former First Lady of California joined Winfrey, her beau Stedman Graham and Winfrey's best friend Gayle King met at Chicago's RL Restaurant. "She was there with her daughters," a source told PEOPLE. "The reservation was in...

  • Oprah's Last Taping Shrouded in Speculation

    Posted May 17th 2011 at 05:21 PM by Elizabeth Yun

    Everyone is abuzz counting down the hours until Oprah Winfrey sits down for her last live taping of 'The Oprah Show' after 25 triumphant years on the air. The taping will take place tonight at the United Center in Chicago, just steps from her usual stage at Harpo Studios. The venue, which serves as home to the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks, has a capacity of over 20,000. But its...

  • James Frey Tells Oprah He Doesn't Respect Memoirs

    Posted May 17th 2011 at 11:14 AM by AOL TV Editors

    In 2003, James Frey established his contempt for the literary memoir format by releasing 'A Million Little Pieces,' a supposed memoir that turned out to be full of lies. Oprah Winfrey helped make 'Pieces' into a bestseller in 2005 when she made it a selection for her popular book club and interviewed the author on her show. But hteir second meeting in 2006 wasn't quite as amicable, when it came...

  • Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Jennifer Hudson Drama: 'Everybody Was Mad'

    Posted May 7th 2011 at 10:07 AM by Christine Fenno

    With the Harpo team in Chicago hurtling toward the The Oprah Winfrey Show finale on May 25, the talk-show queen is in a talkative mood. As Winfrey launches one behemoth (the OWN network) while ending another (the 25th and final season of her daytime show), she essentially confessed to what fans already adore her for: She's only human. "I feel like I have not begun to give anything to OWN,"...

  • Video: Lady Gaga Sings Oprah Winfrey a Farewell Tune

    Posted May 5th 2011 at 10:00 PM by AOL TV Editors

    Both Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey are counting down the days. Gaga has a new album, 'Born This Way,' coming out May 23. A couple of days later, on May 25, the last 'Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) will air. So it was a nice bit of cross-promotion for Lady Gaga to come on the show and sing Winfrey a farewell song. Dressed like a Klingon widow and sitting at a keyboard horned into a...

  • Shania Twain Talks About Ex-Husband's Affair

    Posted May 3rd 2011 at 08:15 PM by The Boot Editors

    "I didn't want to kill myself but I didn't want to live," a somber Shania Twain said in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' "Our lives were intertwined in every respect and I really was completely shocked." The country music superstar was, of course, talking about her mindset in the aftermath of finding out her husband of 14 years, Robert "Mutt" Lange, was having an...

  • Yale Professor Believes Oprah Winfrey Is a Religious Icon

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011 at 11:42 AM by John Mitchell

    Many people joke about Oprah Winfrey's saintly nature, and the Queen of Talk has indeed used her show as something of a pulpit, preaching the importance of "being your best self." So it was only a matter of time before a bona fide brainiac conducted a study to prove what we already know: Oprah is a religious icon. Yale professor Kathryn Lofton writes in her new book, 'Oprah: The Gospel of an...

  • President Obama Heads to 'Oprah' for Final Season

    Posted Apr 14th 2011 at 11:16 AM by Kiki Von Glinow

    Talk about going out with a bang. President Obama and First Lady Michelle will make the trek to Harpo studios on April 27 to tape a show with the first lady of talk, Oprah Winfrey, for her final season, according to Entertainment Weekly. The show will air May 2. No word yet on what the focus of the episode will be, but being that it is one of Winfrey's final shows, we have a feeling that she'll...

  • Oprah Winfrey's Final Episode Will Pull in $1 Million for Commercial Spots

    Posted Apr 13th 2011 at 10:01 AM by AOL TV Editors

    It's no secret Oprah Winfrey is a major power player in the industry, but this latest news is still surprising. Commercial spots during the series finale of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' are commanding $1 million a pop -- yes, 30-second ads. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that's close to par with the finales for beloved sitcoms 'Everybody Loves Raymond' ($1.22 million) and 'Seinfeld' ($1.42...

  • Oprah Won't Publicly Support Obama in 2012 Election

    Posted Apr 6th 2011 at 01:48 PM by Rob Shuter

    When talk show queen Oprah Winfrey announced she was publicly supporting Barack Obama for president back in 2008, she shocked many TV insiders who had always thought it best for talk show hosts to keep their political views to themselves. Now as the 2012 election process has officially begun, sources tell me this time around Oprah's support will be much more private. "For 2012, much has...

  • Oprah Winfrey Wants to End Reign With Donald Trump Makeover

    Posted Mar 30th 2011 at 01:20 PM by Sarah Crow

    Oprah Winfrey's audience has come to expect big things from the talk show empress -- from new cars to star-piloted trips to Australia -- but if she gets her way, on her final episode, she'll give a gift the whole world can enjoy. The New York Post reports that Winfrey's wish is to give Donald Trump and other celebrity guests on-air makeovers in an episode before she takes her final bow. The...


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