Oprah Winfrey’s OWN aired the powerful documentary Becoming Chaz tonight, which focused on Chaz Bono, born Chastity to Cher and Sonny Bono, and his struggle to transition from female to male. It was a personal and, at times, difficult film to watch (I’m a little squeamish when it comes to surgical stuff). The cameras did not shy away from showing the various surgeries that Chaz endured or the difficult recovery process. Nor did they ignore the stress Chaz’s transition placed upon him and his girlfriend. The one thing I did find odd was Cher’s lack of presence aside from a taped interview and a brief moment between the pair at the premiere of Burlesque. READ FULL STORY
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Last night Christy Turlington Burns’ documentary No Woman, No Cry premiered on Oprah’s OWN network. Struck by her own sense of mortality after the difficult delivery of her daughter Grace, Turlington worried over the millions of women around the world without access to the excellent care she received. (Each day 1,000 women die in childbirth, which is but one of the documentary’s many terrifying statistics.) The two-hour film chronicles various women’s stories in Tanzania, Bangladesh, central Florida, Guatemala, as well as the despair of an American widower who lost his wife to a rare, under-researched condition during the delivery of their son. It was harrowing, infuriating stuff, though maybe would make a more effective and context-filled series than a one-shot film. READ FULL STORY
Johnny Depp surprises Oprah's audience with a trip to the movies to screen 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.' At-home viewers curse the heavens.
I’ve had actual dreams that have started this way: Johnny Depp emerges out of nowhere, champagne flutes in hand, and offers to take me to the movies. But for the audience members of today’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, that was very much a reality.
With just 15 episodes left, Oprah isn’t messing around. READ FULL STORY
It’s the question every fan of The Oprah Show is asking: Can I get a free new car? No, sorry, that’s just me. No, what we’re all wondering is: Who will be the final guest on Oprah’s final episode?
Don’t expect an answer here — Harpo is as quiet as a mouse when it comes to the identity of Oprah’s final guest. It’s a very, very well-kept secret, one that has bloggers and fans considering all angles. READ FULL STORY
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Oprah Winfrey Show' visit airs one day after Bin Laden news
It was nothing more than a strange coincidence that just hours after President Barack Obama announced to the nation and the world that Osama bin Laden had been killed, his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show alongside wife First Lady Michelle Obama aired.
But the long-awaited episode – which hit airwaves today and had been scheduled for weeks despite some early criticism that the president and First Lady should not have taken time to visit Oprah Winfrey — took on a decidedly new tone. READ FULL STORY
Michael Douglas discusses wife Catherine Zeta-Jones on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show': 'I'm so proud of her'
Michael Douglas was on The Oprah Winfrey Show today to discuss his recent battle with throat cancer and the recent acknowledgement by his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones that she suffers from bipolar II disorder.
When asked by Winfrey about how his cancer diagnosis (he has been cancer-free since January) changed him, Douglas choked up and said, “I have a much deeper appreciation of family and friends.” His wife, meanwhile, is doing “great,” and is currently shooting a film in Louisiana. “I think she’s relieved because she has a much better understanding [of her bipolar disorder],” Douglas said. The actor also explained that Zeta-Jones didn’t originally plan on disclosing her health issues but was “outed” by someone at the facility: “Some other patient probably said, ‘Hey, you won’t believe who’s in here now.’”
The actor also addressed his son Cameron’s current jail stint for selling crystal meth, saying that Cameron is “in real good positive shape.” One bonus: The Oprah Winfrey Show is apparently a must-see TV with the other inmates, or, as Douglas put it to Oprah, “Your show is very popular in the house.”
If I ever run into Jennifer Hudson at a Weight Watchers meeting, I’m going to have to bop that girl upside the head. In Sunday’s episode of Oprah Behind the Scenes, we learned that the still-svelte crooner almost prompted Oprah Winfrey and her team to cancel their first show ever — the equivalent of Armageddon within the Harpo Studios walls. The irony of BTS, which is meant to chronicle what Winfrey describes as “the best team in the business,” is that it’s at its juiciest when something goes wrong on Oprah. So while wreaking havoc on the good people of Harpo, Hudson also inadvertently helped to deliver the best episode to date of BTS. READ FULL STORY
Back in 2006, it’s clear that James Frey vs. Oprah resulted in a total KO in favor of the talk show maven. But! Could the tables be turned later this year? Harpo confirms to EW that James Frey is set to return to The Oprah Winfrey Show sometime in May, five years after being publicly scolded and humiliated by Oprah for fabricating parts of his best-selling memoir, A Million Little Pieces. We shouldn’t, however, expect a scene as tense as the one we all witnessed in 2006; after all, Oprah did apologize to Frey for shaming him on TV in 2009. And the author has made quite a rebound since being forced to refund disappointed readers: He’s released the 2008 best-seller Bright Shiny Morning and is the man behind Pittacus Lore, the alien “author” of I Am Number Four. One thing is clear, though: The show will be must-see television. And no doubt you’ve already chosen a side. READ FULL STORY
On Monday’s Oprah Winfrey Show, Shirley MacLaine, promoting her new book I’m Over All That and Other Confessions, entertained the audience with stories of her love life. “Well, I’ve had an awful lot of lovers,” she said, turning to the amused crowd, which applauded her candor. “They approve,” MacLaine said, before joking, “and a lot of awful lovers,” too. She would later make the point that she was always a serial monogamist who prepared genuine love affairs — and that when one gets older and interested in the spiritual dimension of things, sex takes on a different meaning and importance — but she had some fun getting there. “Yeah, I wasn’t into sexcapades, although I tried it once,” she said laughing. “I had three people in one day.” Watch the clip here. READ FULL STORY
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