Breaking: Oprah doesn't need a book club to control the publishing world

105920__oprah_dr_oz_lOprah’s book club has been on hiatus for 10 months now, but her endorsement of YOU: On a Diet on last Thursday’s show has already made the book the top-selling title on Amazon.

This isn’t exactly a shocker. But, um… did anyone else see that episode? I played the recording in the background of my other hot activites this weekend (napping, laundry), and for at least the first 25 minutes, I was entirely convinced that co-authors Dr. Mehmet C. Oz and Dr. Michael F. Roizen were actually cult leaders. They both sported that plasticized blank stare that can only develop after raking in boatloads of cash from their previous Oprah-endorsed book, YOU: The Owner’s Manual. I was particularly startled to glance over and see Oprah and Oz holding up two examples of a stomach-lining organ called the omentum (pictured). I recoiled with such fright my head knocked into the wall. Oprah, what the hell is going on with your show? Which prop guy had to scramble all those gloppy eggs? Is this a joke?

Nope. Frey fiasco aside, O’s still got the golden touch. "You buy a book, and you buy a book, and I look like a leprechaun!" Poof! Done.


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  • Melissa

    Dr’s Oz & Harriet…I meean Roizen make a cute couple. Other than that, I think they’re full of omentum. There’s a new diet out there I’m promoting – eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re satisfied, and don’t be such a pig. Give it a try.

  • Cliff

    Actually, that’s the diet Dr. Oz prommotes too, basically. It’s in his book. Maybe give that a try too.

  • Wes

    All Dr. Oz does is try to show how the body is changed, helped, or harmed by the various things we eat. I find it helpful when choosing foods to know exactly what each one will give me. Regardless of Oprah’s endorsement, that’s something valuable the other diet experts don’t offer.

  • Geoff

    Dr. Oz couldn’t save my friend’s life. I’m not impressed.

  • brandonk

    Is “Oz” his real last name? I didn’t know that was an actual name…weird!

  • Cletus

    Brandon, Mehmet Oz is of Turkish descent. Nothing strange about his name…

  • skbnwinters

    Yes, she at times can be utterly RIDICULOUS ala “YOU get a car, you get a car, you get a car.” (Smack across the chops-YOU GET A LIFE! Get a grip.)
    And if I had her power I would be speaking up for the unborn being slaughtered every day.

  • dan cullinane

    ew…whose stomach did they unline to get those things that weirdly look like one of those stupid little half sweaters fergie, or monkey twin one or two, or nicole richie are always dragging around in…oh and annie, you make me giggle

  • JillyRo

    Oprah is SO annoying. She was hanging on to his every word and nodding in that patronizing way of hers to the audience, like “yes, you too can be a smart as us, my little peasant followers”.
    Puh-leeze..only a matter of time before fat Oprah reappears.

  • Sillygirl

    In, out…in, out…that’s right…Oprah told her audience to *breathe* today. That’s it….you got it, you got it…good.
    Ahh, to think we all didn’t realize we were holding our breath until the Oxygen lady said to let it out. What would we do without Oprah.

  • Sally

    So how come Denzel’s book, Someone to Guide me(?) didn’t make it in the top 10? He was on 2 days before promoting his book and I don’t see any mention of it.

  • Nancy Walker

    Oprah is not God! She is sickening, and thinks too much of herself. It would be nice to see someone else’s picture on the cover of her magazine for a change-even though I don’t buy it.

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