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A look at Oprah's upcoming interview with Whitney Houston's family -- VIDEO

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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And YOU get a bonus sketch!: Maya Rudolph as Oprah in 'Saturday Night Live' dress rehearsal

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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Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar show: Oprah stopped by, as did just about every other celebrity on the planet -- VIDEO

Much like the half-time show and the commercials have become the main reason many opt to stay tuned to the Super Bowl, Jimmy Kimmel‘s post-Oscar episode may very well become the best excuse to sit through the Oscars. And, as expected, the late night funnyman certainly made it worth the while for viewers who endured the three-hour-plus Academy Awards last night.

One-upping last year’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! After the Academy Awards bit Hottie Body Humpilates, the host managed to get just about every single celebrity in Hollywood to participate in the spoof Movie: the Movie. Combining every movie genre imaginable with every star imaginable in every scenario imaginable (Tom Hanks as a robot lawyer, John Krasinski as a blind prince, Charlize Theron as a no-nonsense judge, Daniel Day-Lewis as Tyler Perry as George Washington, George Clooney as a brilliant but disabled scientist, Gary Oldman as a senator/centaur, Matt Damon as a humiliated grape, Gabourey Sidibe as Black Hitler, and Meryl Streep as Meryl Streep with a mustache, to name just a very few), the trailer for the movie was the montage we’d all desperately wanted all night. Watch it here:
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Rumor patrol: Oprah as Blue Ivy Carter's godmother? BFF Gayle says no

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

'Oprah's Next Chapter': New network, new series, same Oprah

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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

This year's pop-culture time capsule: What will be your 2011 keepsakes?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, PopWatchers, is to help me put together a 2011 pop-culture time capsule. It’s been a year of change that swept from the lowest brow (Two and a Half Men) to the highest (the Arab Spring). We saw many great people pass on and many more step into the spotlight. With all this in mind, what cultural relics would you pick to communicate this strange and marvelous year to the future? Check out my picks, then add your own ideas to the mix. READ FULL STORY

Oprah Winfrey still top-earning woman in Hollywood, but look who's catching up

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

Lada Gaga more powerful than Oprah Winfrey, says Forbes list

Forbes has released its annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women, and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops it (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up three spots from last year to No. 2, while 2010’s No. 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, dropped to No. 8, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann makes her debut at No. 22), the big news is that Lady Gaga, who fell from No. 7 to No. 11, now tops Oprah Winfrey, who slid from No. 3 to No. 14. The good news for Winfrey: She’s still above Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (No. 15), Google SVP of Advertising Susan Wojcicki (No. 16), and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (No. 17).

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Oprah Winfrey repackaging old talk show for OWN. Which 'Oprah Winfrey Show' episodes would you like to see again?

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The Oprah Winfrey Show might have ended this past May, but you didn’t really think you would escape one of your favorite things forever, did you? Of course not. So it only comes as somewhat of a surprise that the former talk show host and OWN CEO announced at TCA that she will repackage old shows on her new network in order to help viewers improve their lives. (The episodes will begin airing Oct. 10, she said.)

With that message, I’m guessing she fully intends on airing some of her more service-oriented, inspirational episodes — the series featuring the re-aired eps will be titled Own Your Life, after all — but this O fan is hoping we’ll episodes that only inspired us to say OMG. I’m talking the awkward Elizabeth Taylor interview. The seizure-inducing Pontiac G4 Favorite Things episode. The Tearing-James-Frey-Into-A-Million-Little-Pieces interview. The fat wagon. Really, any episode that doesn’t include the words “The and “Secret.” (If inspiration boards really worked, Rhonda Byrne, I’d be holding a kitten-unicorn hybrid while eating a whole wheel of brie and admiring how much I look like Olivia Wilde.)

But I want to turn this over to you, PopWatchers: What Oprah Winfrey Show episodes do you hope to see re-aired on OWN?

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