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David Letterman celebrates Oprah's last show with Top 10 list, dramatic reading

There are a multitude of reasons to mourn the loss of Oprah’s television show. High on my list is the inevitable demise of the long-running “Pat & Kenny Read Oprah Transcripts,” David Letterman’s dramatization of Oprah, courtesy of two grizzled stagehands. Last night, the duo tackled an episode with Martha Stewart discussing a spicy grilled cheese sandwich, and it was “very ha-cha-cha.” GawkerTV has the clip here, and click below for Dave’s Oprah-themed Top 10 List, in which he just couldn’t help himself. READ FULL STORY

Fwd: Oprah gives her email out to everyone in the free world!

Oprah, if you don’t forward this blog post to 10 people in the next 10 minutes, you’re going to have bad luck for the next 10 years!

Sorry, Lady O, but you’d better be prepared for a whole lot of that as you’ve just given out your email to everyone in the free world. Winfrey, who put the kibosh on The Oprah Show for good after 25 seasons yesterday, hopped on her Facebook to announce she’d be keeping in touch all summer with her fans… and anyone with access to the Internet, for that matter.

Winfrey posted, “Oprah@oprah.com. This is going to be my personal e-mail account for all of you. When you get something in your in box from me it will be from me directly. And I’ll be reading as many of your e-mails as I can as I move to my next life on OWN. I want you to know that what you have to say matters to me.” READ FULL STORY

Oprah's final show: Read our live blog here!

What could possibly happen during the final, last-ever, never-gonna-be-another-one finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show, airing today at 4 p.m. ET? (Check your local listings to make sure you don’t miss it.) After a season of ante-upping spectaculars capped off by her two-part, star-studded blowout at the United Center earlier this week, we have to wonder: What could Oprah do to top all of that for her final show? Cure cancer? Bring Elvis, Tupac, and Marilyn Monroe back to life? Ride a unicorn to Atlantis for a one-on-one interview with the missing link?

Whatever she does, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime television event. That’s why EW’s Tim Stack (or, as Oprah would say, “tiiiiiiiiim staaaaAAAAAAAACK!!”) and I are going to be live-blogging it right here to make the most of every aha!-filled moment. So set your alarms now, and then come back at 4 p.m. ET for the big event!


Jimmy Kimmel and Boyz II Men serenade Oprah Winfrey

Are you finding it difficult to imagine a world without Oprah Winfrey ruling daytime TV? You’re not alone. On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host got together with his pals in Boyz II Men to serenade Oprah in song form. The name of the song? “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Oprah Winfrey.”

“I’ll miss the way you gave out cars,” hums the quartet, “I’ll miss your fluctuating weight.” Hey, they’re singing what we’re all thinking! Check out the video after the jump… READ FULL STORY

Let the ugly cry commence: Final 'Oprah Show' to tape today!

Not since last year’s Lost finale has there been more heated speculation about how a show will end. While one can only assume things will be decidedly different (with seemingly less smoke monsters) during the final episode of The Oprah Show (“Everybody welcome Mr. Ekoooooooo!” “You get a hatch and you get a hatch!”), it’s still anyone’s guess as to how the Queen of All Media will bow out. See the emphasis on how? Sure, we’ve all guessed who will pay a visit to the big O during the very last episode of her show, but what will be the tone of the final episode?

Oprah executive producer Sheri Salata announced via her Twitter that the talk show finale would tape today (ruling out for good the live finale possibility), but she kept very mum — and understandably so — on how it was all going to come to a close. READ FULL STORY

Oprah's Broadway dream: What should she star in on the Great White Way?

With the end of her talk-show nearing (like, really nearing, as in the final episode airs next week), Oprah’s been talking up her future, which apparently includes starring on the Great White Way. It all started during an interview with Chris Rock about The Motherf—ker With the Hat, when Rock’s turn on the boards inspired Oprah to tell him that stage acting was her “dream” and “the one thing she wanted to do.” Then she admitted to the Chicago Tribune that not only had she already met with Broadway producers, but that she also almost appeared in last year’s Fences revival (which earned Denzel Washington his first Tony). READ FULL STORY

David Letterman 'upset, crushed, disappointed' by Oprah snub

David Letterman was not invited to Oprah’s “big gala” in Chicago on Tuesday night, and the late-night host, whose relationship with the queen of daytime television has never been hunky-dory, is so upset he feels like his head is going to explode. Or so he says.

On last night’s show, Letterman first honored Winfrey during his monologue, laying it on so thick in his typical flip style that you couldn’t tell if he meant a word of it. Take a look below. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga edges Oprah atop 'Forbes' Celebrity 100 list

Forbes placed the singer at the top of its Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most powerful people in the entertainment business.

Let’s not quibble too much with Forbes‘ methodology, which credits celebs with the strongest web presence. In this case, they might be confusing simple popularity and crass self-promotion with real power, but let’s move on. Oprah, who earned $290 million in the last 12 months, ranked second, and Justin Bieber debuted on the list in the third spot. READ FULL STORY

'Becoming Chaz': Did you watch the powerful documentary?

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

Christy Turlington's 'No Woman, No Cry': Every mother counts

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

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