The Oprah Winfrey Show

1986, TV Show


30 Rock, Girls Next Door and More News Briefs

Lauren Scala by Yolanda Perez

In-demand Time Out New York On Demand personality Lauren Scala can be spied on tonight's episode of 30 Rock, during a scene where Liz and Jack each have dates at an art gallery. "Watching Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin run lines was an amazing experience," Scala shares. "They are unbelievably talented and at times it was hard not to laugh — or stare — as they took an awkward situation and made it more awkward".... E! premieres Season 4 of The Girls Next Door on Dec. 3.... Celine Dion's assault on ABC Daytime continues. After guesting on the Nov. 23 All My Children, she will appear on The View Nov. 23.... Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is the latest pick of Oprah Winfrey's book club. And poor Dean Koontz still waits. read more

Oprah Partners with YouTube

Oprah Winfrey by Jemal Countess/

Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is poised to rule the Internet as she partners her Oprah Winfrey Show with YouTube. An all-Oprah channel — offering behind-the-scenes footage taken by Oprah herself, as well as exclusive guest interviews and a sneak peek inside her studio green room — debuted on YouTube Nov. 2. To formally kick off the venture, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will drop by Oprah’s show on Nov. 6 to discuss their creation, and will be joined by select stars of the viral video website. — Reporting by Rob Moynihan read more

Lisa Ling Gets Married

Lisa Ling, correspondent for the National Geographic Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Show was married over the weekend in Los Angeles.Ling's new husband, Paul Song, 41 is an oncologist from Chicago, according to couple met last year through friends and became engaged at Christmas. read more

Oprah Welcomes John Tra-vol-taaaaaaaa...!

And, well, others. On this Wednesday's Oprah, the Queen of all Media acknowledges another tuner besides her own The Color Purple by devoting the entire hour to the upcoming movie musical Hairspray, which hits theaters July 20. According to, in addition to interviewing the film's stars — John Travolta (presumably out of drag), Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah — the show will also preview at least one musical number. John Waters has officially made it. — Reporting by Raven Snook read more

Oscar Mayer Wiener Winner

Continuing this week's mission of Web moments that will lighten your day, I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw this video of 4-year-old Andrew singing the famous Oscar Mayer tune on Oprah Winfrey back in 1997. (He beat out 65,000 other kids vying for the winning commercial spot back then.) Now 14 years old and still singing, Andrew returned to Oprah this week and shared his 2007 remix of the jingle — a little embarrassed but willing to play along.Check out both performances here. read more

Oprah Is Game for Slurred Rutgers Hoopsters

Thursday's Oprah will play host to the Rutgers University women's basketball players who landed in the headlines this past week when since-disgraced broadcaster Don Imus tossed a racial slur in their direction that hit the rim like a public-relations brick. Coach C. Vivian Stringer and the 10 team members will appear live, via satellite, says the AP. Meanwhile, I imagine the Tennessee team that actually won the finals must be like, "Um, hello? Anyone care about us?"Should CBS Radio drop Don Imus, as MSNBC did? Vote in today's poll. read more

Oprah Favorite Dr. Oz Offers 10 Healthy Tips for '07

Dr. Mehmet Oz, during an Oprah visit

1. Think inches, not pounds. Wrap a tape measure around your waist (at belly-button level) and suck in lightly. For optimum health, your waist size should be half your height. 2. Walk 30 minutes a day.The best predictor of how long and well you will live is your exercise capacity. Since you only need 30 minutes daily, go with hassle-free methods: Use the stairs instead of the elevator, or vow not to watch Grey's Anatomy unless you're on a stationary bike. 3. Clean out the fridge. Execute your nutritional felons by reading the label of every food stashed in your cup­boards, refrigerator, desk drawers, pockets or cheeks. Throw out any food that has any of these in the first five ingredients: saturated fat, trans fat, simple sugar, enriched bread or high-fructose corn syrup. 4. Shop smart. A 100 isn't just good for spelling tests — it's also a sym­bol of nutritional perfec read more

Oprah Gets Madonna to Baby-Talk

In her first television interview since adopting a Malawian toddler amid some international controversy, Madonna will talk to Oprah on Tuesday for an episode to air Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Harpo Productions tells the Associated Press. On Sunday, after Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie were granted an interim adoption order, 13-month-old David Banda's father said he did not realize he was signing away custody "for good," let alone to the star and director of Swept Away. read more

I know it's not like you can ...

Oprah Winfrey

Question: I know it's not like you can pick up the phone and ask her or anything, but your answer about Barbara Stock leaving Spenser and then coming back reminded me of a question that's sort of the same. How come Oprah stopped doing her book club on Oprah Winfrey, then started it up again? Did she run out of books she liked or something?

Answer: She didn't run out of books, Katie; she ran out of time — or thought she had, anyway. And I may not be able to pick up the phone and call, but luckily Oprah already talked about it in a TV Guide interview read more


The Broadway musical The Color Purple — I thought the full title was "Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Color Purple, Presented by Oprah Winfrey." Did I imagine that? — will begin a national tour in April 2007, starting with a six-month engagement in (all together now in an Oprah-like yell) Chi-ca-gooooooooo! read more

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Premiered: September 08, 1986, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A one-woman (one name, really) entertainment dynasty, and the gold standard in the talk-show genre, able to attract just about any guest, and so influential that her `book club' practically guaranteed that works she endorsed would be bestsellers. Smart and charismatic, the multi-Emmy winner is also self-effacing enough that, after copping the TV academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, she removed herself from more Emmy nods, noting, `after you've achieved it for a lifetime, what else is there?'



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