“Rosie fails at everything.” This was the indelicate response from Donald Trump to Friday’s news that Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN talker The Rosie Show was cancelled. If you didn’t know any better you’d think it was 2006 all over again, as the dependably bombastic mogul called Fox and Friends this morning to relish in his archenemy’s shortfall. Trump said he “knew immediately” Rosie wouldn’t succeed and added, “I’ve said it for years. She’ll never make it.” He also snarked about the choice to cancel, “I always knew Oprah was smart.” Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY
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The ladies of one-name names, Gaga and Oprah, sat down for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter last night to plumb the depths of the pop star’s mind. In a surprisingly demure (yet still Gaga-esque) red trench-coat dress, Gaga opened up on several topics, including her desire for her own Little Monsters, how she deals (or doesn’t) with the media, and the one thing that scares her. Check out highlights of the interview below, with a video after the jump:
On starting a family:
“I want kids. I want a soccer team. I want a husband. I don’t want to have one kid, I want to have a few. I want to experience that.” READ FULL STORY
While Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive interview with the family of late legend Whitney Houston doesn’t air until this Sunday on OWN, eager fans or reluctantly curious viewers can get a sneak peek at the sit down. The hour-long episode Oprah’s Next Chapter features Winfrey discussing the life and death of the famed singer with Houston’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law Patricia Houston, and her daughter, 16-year-old Bobbi Kristina.
There isn’t much in the clip of Bobbi Kristina – who landed in the hospital after having a “complete breakdown” because of the passing of her mother — aside from footage of an embrace from Winfrey. But we do get a glimpse into some of the questions the host asked Houston’s family. (“Does it feel real yet that she’s gone?”, “As a big brother, how did you feel about Bobby Brown?”) Watch the preview below:
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Couldn’t get enough of Maya Rudolph‘s stellar outing as Saturday Night Live host last weekend? (It looks like more than 50 percent of PopWatchers loved her efforts, as you’ve voted the SNL alum the best host of the season so far.) Well, you’re in luck: SNL has released a bonus moment from the Bridesmaids star’s recent appearance and its the funny lady doing none other than her beloved Ooooooppppraaaaaahhhhh impression.
It’s a bit of a bummer that her take on Oprah Winfrey didn’t make it into the live show (though the episode was chock full of impressions, with the red carpet super star playing everyone from Beyoncé to Maya Angelou to First Lady Michelle Obama) but Rudolph sure did look like she was having fun with old pals Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers during the dress rehearsal, didn’t she? Watch the nixed “Weekend Update” Oprah appearance below and decide who has better ideas for OWN: SNL or Jimmy Kimmel?
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Blue Ivy Carter’s birth was feted like the second coming: She had a hit single within days of her birth and became a charter member of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club for Infants… and then the inevitable backlash began. That’s a whole lot to take in for a not-quite-three-week-old. But this train is bound for glory and shows no signs of stopping. So buck up, Blue, you’ve got a new godmother! And she’s kind of a big deal.
According to reports that surfaced yesterday, Blue Ivy’s famous parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z had tapped Oprah Winfrey to serve as godmother to the tot. Hours after the buzz reached a fever pitch, though, Winfrey’s platonic life-partner Gayle King denied the rumors while co-anchoring CBS This Morning. Said King, “It’s absolutely not true that she’s the godmother. She’s friends with them, of course, and likes them both very much.” According to King, Winfrey was traveling to South Africa around the time baby Carter was born, so if she is the second-in-line for custody, spiritually speaking. “It is news to her.” See King’s full denial below. READ FULL STORY
Happy 2012! It’s a new year and with it comes a new Oprah Winfrey show. The original primetime series, Oprah’s Next Chapter, debuted on OWN (naturally) on Jan. 1 with a two-hour special featuring Steven Tyler…holding hands with Oprah, and walking around his beautiful lakefront home in Sunapee, New Hampshire. (And wow, nice house, Steven Tyler!)
Seeing Oprah outside the familiar studio set takes some adjusting, as does seeing Winfrey so relaxed in jeans and a sunny yellow sweater. But once she got settled into interview mode with Tyler — and I think I like the behind-the-scenes feel of seeing producers scurrying about readying cameras, etc., in moderation at least– we saw Oprah being Oprah and doing what she does best. This woman is a master interviewer. It’s easy to take for granted, but Winfrey has both an innate ability to get celebrities to open up to her, and zero hesitation over asking tough questions. READ FULL STORY
Lady Gaga may have passed Oprah Winfrey on Forbes‘ annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women this year (Gaga fell from No. 7 to No. 11, while Winfrey slid from No. 3 to No. 14), but Winfrey still sits atop the magazine’s list of Hollywood’s Highest-Earning Women. Winfrey made an estimated $290 million between May 2010 and May 2011, which is $200 million more than Gaga banked in second place. As Forbes notes, however, with Winfrey’s show gone and her network yet to deliver on high expectations, that gap may close come next year’s rankings.
Coming in at No. 3 is Bethenny Frankel with $55 million, thanks to her Skinnygirl branding savvy. She beats out Gisele Bundchen, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, and Judge Judy Sheindlin, who are in a four-way tie at fourth place with $45 million each. Process that. The rest of the Top 10: Katy Perry ($44 million), Beyoncé Knowles ($35 million), and Danielle Steel ($35 million).
U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with living celebrities on them: Who would you like to lick the most?
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that, for the first time ever, they will make commemorative stamps that feature living celebrities on them. Typically, the standard rule is that you have to be dead at least five years to get the prestigious honor of being licked and sent to exotic locations like… Milwaukee, but in an attempt to boost sales and interests (stamp collecting is cool, you guys), the U.S. Postal Service is now open to suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for which living stars should be put on a stamp. Their only stipulation? That the star has “made enduring contributions to the United States of America.” Ah, so close Kim Kardashian!
Since we love any opportunity to honor our favorite celebrities and decide which of them we’d like to lick without getting in serious trouble (we’ve been putting some thought into that for quite a long time), we came up with some of our own suggestions (Jon Hamm, Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.) We also wanted to see who you think should be sitting pretty on the right hand corner of your envelopes. Check out our dream stamp gallery and vote in our poll below! READ FULL STORY
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