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Discovery Communications on Friday said it will invest an additional $50 million in OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network this year, particularly in programming, which it said will mean the company will break even on the channel this year instead of turning a profit as it had previously predicted.
In tonight’s Barbara Walters special, Oprah Winfrey is setting the record straight: She’s “not even kind of a lesbian.”
The media mogul, whose new OWN Network is scheduled to launch Jan. 1, became emotional when explaining that rumors persist, mostly because of her close friendship with Gayle King.
“She is … the mother I never had. She is … the sister everybody would want,” Winfrey says. “She is the friend that everybody deserves.”
The one-hour interview special with Winfrey is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7). It will be followed by Walters’ “Most Fascinating People of 2010” special at 10 p.m.
Jay-Z and Oprah will be making
their way to Australia for a star
studded 8-day trip. Oprah is
treating 300 of her fans to an all-
expense paid adventure to Oz, where
they will be joined by Aussie
actors Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman,
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and
Jay-Z who will be performing on her
show at the Sydney Opera House.
This is how all celebrity rumors should be handled, head on. No pun. In an upcoming episode where she goes camping with her best friend Gayle, Oprah brings up what the gossips have been speculating on for some time now.
Chat show hist Oprah Winfrey laughs off rumors she is involved in a lesbian relationship in a newly released video from her camping trip with Gayle King. In one scene, the two women turned in after enjoying an evening toasting marshmallows with their camp neighbors.
‘Do you want to go in first?’ asked Oprah, nodding to their modest quarters. ‘Let’s just add to that lesbian rumor, come on in baby!’ replied King, 55, who edits Oprah’s ‘O’ magazine. Spreading out her arms, the American TV billionaire giggled: ‘Lesbian rumors!’
Oprah Winfrey is reportedly upset at Kanye West for canceling a scheduled performance on her show.
As previously reported, Ye took to Saturday Night Live this weekend for a performance of “Runaway” and “Power.”
Now however, rumors are circulating that the Louis Vuitton Don was also scheduled for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show but canceled via email at the last minute.
In Touch reports that producers of the talk show arranged a rooftop location for Kanye’s performance, while Oprah Winfrey herself “was going to ask Kanye everything” in the interview segment.
An insider tells the publication however that “Oprah is not happy” over the cancellation because “all the arrangements had been made.”
Oprah and Kanye have yet to respond.
Oprah Winfrey has reclaimed her
title as world’s most powerful
celebrity in a poll conducted by
Forbes magazine. With $315 million
dollars in earnings, Winfrey, 56,
dethrones Angelina Jolie as the top
power player. No. 2 on the list is
Beyonce Knowles with earnings of
$87 million. “Avatar” Director
James Cameron is 3rd. Lady Gaga is
the list’s highest-ranked newcomer
at No. 4. Golfer Tiger Woods keeps
his high standing despite his
scandal, maintaining at No. 5.
Oprah Winfrey fans will get the
chance to win one of 10 all-expense-
paid trips to New York City where
they will meet the talk show host
and celebrate the 10th anniversary
of her magazine.
TV Insiders tell me that “Oprah would love to take all the hit shows she has produced and created to her new network, particularly everyone’s favorite cook, Rachael Ray.” Also on the to-go menu is the huge new hit ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and good old boy ‘Dr. Phil.’ Apparently Oprah’s office has enough room for two doctors.
A friend of the boisterous Ray informs me that “Rachael adores Oprah and would do whatever she tells her. She thinks Oprah is the best boss in the entire world.” How could a boss with pockets that deep not be great?
Rachael’s rep Lauren Nowell tells me: “Rachael Ray has been renewed through 2012 and there’s nothing to comment on beyond that.” That would be precisely one year after Oprah is set to leave, which would give O plenty of time to get the kitchen ready for the ’30 Minute’ chef. There’s only one thing that Rachael cooks up better than a burger, and that’s ratings.
“Oprah surrounds herself by the best and these three shows are just that,” one source said. Additionally, the TV queen is said to be looking for the right show for her regular guests — funny lady Ali Wentworth and cute-as-curtains decorator Nate Berkus — to air on a network. Guess which one, yet? Yep, The Oprah Network.