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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.'”

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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.
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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.

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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.”)

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Awkward: Bieber talks Selena in 'Oprah's Next Chapter' interview taped pre-breakup -- VIDEO

Oof. A lot of people have experienced the peculiar agony of, say, planning to attend a concert with their significant other, then getting stuck with two expensive tickets after breaking up with said S.O. But the unique awkwardness of effusively praising your partner in an interview — only to see that interview get released after you and the partner in question have split — is reserved for celebrities.

It happened to Katie Holmes, it happened to Kristen Stewart, and now it’s happening to Justin Bieber — whose big Oprah’s Next Chapter interview aired yesterday. In the interview, the Canadian idol calls fellow teenage dream Selena Gomez “one of the most genuine people,” citing her “good heart” as one of the reasons he loves her.

The only problem? Bieber and Gomez called it quits a few weeks ago, though reconciliation rumors have been swirling since the moment they split.

Awkward! For the record, Beliebers, Bieber also assures his fans that he would be with all of them — in a nonthreateningly romantic way — if he could. But as Oprah points out, he’s “just one Bieber!” Check out a snippet from the singer’s uncomfortable-in-hindsight interview below.

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PopWatch Planner: New Rihanna, new Wii U, and new movies -- just in time for the holidays

It’s a short work week, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on entertainment to keep you busy over the long holiday weekend! The week starts off with the AMAs on Sunday and keeps rolling with a videogame platform release, a slew of new movies to keep you and your family occupied, and of course the annual Macy’s parade. Now let’s talk turkey, happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday
American Music Awards, 8 p.m. ABC

The American Music Awards air live on ABC Sunday night and feature a bunch of sure to be hit performances, including Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Dick Clark and a Gangnam Style rendition from South Korean viral hitmaker Psy. EW will be on the carpet and we’ll fill you in on all the style and showmanship during the night.  READ FULL STORY

Oprah will interview Justin Bieber, so what should they talk about?

Add Oprah to the list of Beliebers.

The talk-show host announced via a tweet that she would be interviewing Justin Bieber as part of her Oprah’s Next Chapter series. His episode will air Nov. 25 on OWN. Her other recent tweets inform us that she attended a Believe concert, quotes “One Less Lonely Girl” and –eat your heart out, teens! — posts a photo of herself backstage.

Oprah’s recent chats with Rihanna and Kelsey Grammer have shown that Oprah has no qualms about going there – but I can’t really think what super-scandalous revelations could come out about Bieber. His biggest threat to his image was the baby drama, which, while hilarious for a parody, turned out to be untrue.  READ FULL STORY

Oprah interviews the 'real' Stephen Colbert on 'Next Chapter'

Stephen Colbert rarely breaks character. That character? Stephen Colbert.

On Comedy Central’s wildly successful The Colbert Report, Colbert, the comedian, plays a fictional version of himself, also named Stephen Colbert, an egocentric political pundit. Modeled indirectly on high profile right-wing personalities like Bill O’Reilly, Colbert’s character spews jingoistic vitriol in the name of pointed political satire. And it works. Brilliantly. The show has inspired leagues of devoted followers known as the Colbert Nation, and Colbert’s mock presidential campaign raised over a million dollars.

The real Stephen Colbert, however, couldn’t be farther from his bullheaded counterpart. Oprah invited the Daily Show alum to her home for a segment of Oprah’s Next Chapter, and the candid interview reveals a man that is antithetical to his on-screen persona: compassionate, level-headed, courteous. He is, of course, effortlessly witty – a car alarm goes off somewhere out of the shot and he quips, “That’s my ride. I asked them to lay on the horn repeatedly at four o’clock” – but his demeanor is one of aw-shucks geniality. You almost forget that this is the guy who basically called President George W. Bush an idiot, to his face, in 2006.

There are several installments in the segment, but you can watch the first one after the jump. It’s worth it to find out what kind of man is behind some of the most acerbic political commentary in television. This, as his character would say, is the truthiness.

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