PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: Oprah (1-10 of 15)

President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and more remember Maya Angelou

President Barack Obama is one of many who have offered words about Maya Angelou’s death, calling Angelou “a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman” in a statement released today.

After news broke that Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and more released statements reacting to the celebrated poet’s death. Read them below, and check back for updates throughout the day:

READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman call Oprah on 'Late Show' -- VIDEO

David Letterman is really bad at prank calling.

Lindsay Lohan went on The Late Show, which airs Wednesday night,  and proposed — nay, begged – Letterman to call Oprah on-air. Letterman obliged, calling Oprah and pretending (very unconvincingly) to be Lohan’s secretary until Oprah asked, for the second time, “Who is this?” and he revealed himself.

READ FULL STORY

Robin Thicke talks Miley: 'Listen, I'm the twerkee. I'm twerked upon'

Still upset over what Miley Cyrus did at the VMAs? First of all, who are you, and why won’t you just let it go?! Secondly, Robin Thicke wants you to know that the whole incident wasn’t his fault — he’s merely Cyrus’s poor, put-upon “twerkee.”

“I was walking out towards Miley,  [and] I’m not thinking sex. I’m thinking fun, you know?” Thicke tells Oprah Winfrey on this Sunday’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.  “I mean, her and I don’t have that kind of — and just remember, I’m singing my butt off. So I’m sitting there, I’m looking up at the sky, and I’m singing. I’m not really paying attention to all that. That’s on her.”

And that’s when he uses the dreaded “t” word. “People ask me, ‘Do you twerk?'” the singer says. “I’m like, ‘Listen, I’m the twerkee. I’m twerked upon.'”

READ FULL STORY

Local news crew learns first rule of media: Don't hang up on Oprah -- VIDEO

Ladies and gentlemen, we may have just found the real world’s very own Jerry Gergich.

His name — appropriately enough — is Larry Potash, and he’s been anchoring Chicago’s WGN Morning News for 18 years. In all that time, he and his team have managed to fly under the national radar… until a few days ago, when a clip of the morning news crew accidentally hanging up on a guest went viral.

Why was the gaffe such a big deal? Simple: The guest happened to be Oprah Winfrey.

READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan on 'Oprah's Next Chapter': Eight 'Really now?!' moments

The problem with interviewing an addict four days out of rehab is that s— really hasn’t had a chance to hit the fan yet. The problem with entertainment enabler Oprah Winfrey interviewing habitual screw-up Lindsay Lohan four days out of rehab is that the starlet has made a lifestyle out of ensuring that s— will hit the fan. Lohan admitted in her Oprah’s Next Chapter sit-down that she’s addicted to chaos: “There’s something to be said about me learning to be comfortable with things just being okay.”

Without a trace of cynicism or sarcasm, I really would like to see Lohan accept an “okay” life. But — as she’s shown through six rehab stints, one (reduced) jail sentence, and an overarching attitude of self-sabotage during the last six years — being an active member of recovery is a lot more difficult than reciting platitudes from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions or kumbaya-ing over the Manhattan skyline. Alas, that’s exactly what Lohan did during her interview with Oprah. Why? Because she’s just not there yet. What she is — or claims to be — is “present.” Suffice it to say, this isn’t the first time the star has performed this very song and dance. The question is: Can someone like Lohan truly be “present” but also have perspective? She seems confident she can. Below, I list eight reasons I’m not placing any bets.
READ FULL STORY

Oprah and Letterman pal around in sprawling interview -- VIDEO

Guys, we get it: You’re friends now.

BFFs Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman chatted up a storm on the latter’s show last night, focusing mainly on Winfrey’s upcoming film — The Butler Lee Daniels’ The Butler — while also taking detours into Oprah’s recent trip to the Serengeti (even elephants want to hang out with her!), meditation vs. nitrous oxide (don’t ask), and their mutual foggy memories of the Reagan years. (Apparently, both were too busy getting famous to pay much attention to politics.)

It’s a long video, complete with plenty of what Letterman straightforwardly calls “sucking up” — but if you’re going to spend your morning watching any two people talk about their fabulous lives for 26 minutes, it might as well be these guys.

READ FULL STORY

Oprah snags top spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

After losing out on the No. 1 spot in 2012, Oprah is once again sitting on top of the Celebrity 100 throne. In my dreams, Oprah is currently lip-synching and dancing along to Yeezy’s “I Am a God” in one of her massive mansions.

In the annual Forbes ranking, pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at No. 2 while direcor Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce Knowles and Madonna finished in the top five. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert wants you to read 'The Great Gatsby' by Thursday -- VIDEO

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Oprah probably won’t mind that Stephen Colbert stole her idea (as a tribute) and started his own book club. It’s called “cOlbert’s Book Club” — with the capital O so it can have a similar logo to Oprah’s — and its first book is The Great Gatsby.

Come Thursday, Colbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, and Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann will be sipping chardonnay and discussing the broad themes of the novel. We predict a lot of 3-D jokes.

“I will be reading right up until my first book-club meeting Thursday, when I assume we will discuss how this opulent, consequence-free lifestyle reaches its inevitable happy ending,” Colbert joked.

Watch the announcement below and remember, you all were supposed to have read it in high school anyway:
READ FULL STORY

Lance Armstrong: How will his apology compare to Tiger's, Mel's, and Hugh's?

No holds will be barred during Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive Next Chapter interview with Lance Armstrong, which airs in two parts this Thursday and Friday. We already know that Armstrong admits to doping in the interview — which means that in it, he’ll also probably issue a public apology for using performance enhancers, as well as for the years he spent apparently misleading the public about said doping.

Can Armstrong’s televised mea culpa pave the way for his eventual redemption? It’s possible, as long as he studied up on these memorable public apologies before sitting down with Oprah. Here’s what we’d like to see from Armstrong’s upcoming confession — as inspired by the contrite men who came before him.

READ FULL STORY

Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman go deep in 'Next Chapter' interview -- VIDEO

Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman are thisclose to exchanging BFF bracelets. In November, the late-night titan interviewed the queen of daytime at Ball State University, prompting Winfrey to open up about her rough childhood and adolescence (read: abuse, abuse, and more abuse).

Now Oprah has returned the favor, conducting an in-depth interview of Letterman for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter that aired last night. Winfrey didn’t shy away from asking tough questions about Letterman’s 2009 sex scandal, his struggles with depression, and even his relationship with Jay Leno — and Letterman didn’t shy away from answering them. (For the record, says Letterman, Leno is the “funniest guy I’ve ever known,” as well as the “most insecure.”)

READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP