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VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Gets Candid About OWN's Struggles; Says She Thought About Quitting Last Week

Oprah Winfrey

It's been an uphill battle for Oprah Winfrey and the OWN Network since its launch in January 2011, and nobody knows that better than Winfrey herself.

Appearing on CBS' This Morning Monday, the former talk show host admitted that given a chance to go back, she may not have chosen the same path again. "The idea of creating a network was something that I'd wanted to do," Winfrey said. "Had I known that it... read more

GLAAD Awards Honor Smash, Dancing with the Stars

Smash

Days after receiving an early renewal for Season 2, Smash was honored by GLAAD's Media Awards Saturday in New York City.

Two of the show's producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, accepted the Vito Russo award for special recognition. Zadan said being gay was "part of who I am, so it... read more

Katie Couric Announces Premiere Date for Daytime Talk Show

Katie Couric

She's baaack!

Katie Couric will return to TV this fall when her daytime talk show, Katie, premieres on Sept. 10, executive producer Jeff Zucker announced on Thursday.

Zucker, the former head of NBC and Couric's old producer on Today, announced the additions of... read more

TV Guide Network Sits Down With Phil Donahue and Dr. Oz for Hollywood Icons and Innovators

Dr. Oz

Pioneers in the talk-show landscape Phil Donahue and Dr. Oz are the final subjects of TV Guide Network's Hollywood Icons and Innovators series.

Donahue, whose eponymous talk show ran from 1970 to 1996, holds the record for the longest continuously running syndicated talk show. He received nine Emmy awards in his broadcasting career. Oz, whose television career began as an expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, has led the charge — sometimes controversially — in health infotainment.

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2011's Best Episodes: Oprah's Last Lesson in Gratitude, the Housewives' Game Night Goes Wild

Oprah Winfrey

From Oprah's surprisingly low-key farewell to the year's most soul-crushing break-up on The Good Wife (Kalicia, no!), the year was packed with fantastic hours of television — pretty much all of which we watched. There were teary goodbyes (Friday Night Lights' Texas forever! Smallville's tights and flights!), tense face-offs (why can't all CIA interrogations take place on the front porch of a cabin, like on Homeland?) and of course we made room for a little Glee (because certain underdogs deserved it). Which made the list. Tune in all week for our top 25.

Here's the first batch in our weeklong countdown of 2011's best episodes... read more

Oprah Moves to the Next Chapter on OWN

Oprah

After 25 years of celebrities and newsmakers coming to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah Winfrey will now go to them.

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Premiering Sunday, Jan. 1 at 9/8c on OWN, Oprah's Next Chapter will see the prolific host venturing out in the field to conduct in-depth interviews and hold thought-provoking conversations.

"After 25 years I... read more

The Rosie Show: Where Bad Stand-Up Goes to Die and Russell Brand Steals Children

Rosie O'Donnell

"It's The Rosie Show!" shouts a blonde lady sitting at a desk in the middle of the studio formerly known for hosting Oprah Winfrey's talk show during the Monday premiere of Rosie O'Donnell's latest foray into the genre. We cut to Rosie on a stage, doing stand-up that's eerily reminiscent of the early Seinfeld days. Except that jokes about puffy shirts and Halloween candy are funny, and this is not. I was hoping to include Rosie's funniest one-liner here, but there weren't any.

She takes audience questions. "What are you ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to TV: The 8 Things to Expect From OWN's The Rosie Show

Rosie O'Donnell

Last Friday, Rosie O'Donnell composed some poetry about her return to television. Included are lines about how she had blown the deadline for publishing the poem online, as well as observations about the people she met that same night while eating dinner at Gibsons Steak House in Chicago.

As for what's to come on her new talk show, she wrote only this: "as I prepare to return / 2 something much bigger than a show / I am reminded how lucky I am / have always been / thank u oprah / here we go." O'Donnell says, so far, she feels no pressure. "I feel nothing but privilege, truthfully," she told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. ""For Oprah to not only ask me to be on ...
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The Rosie Show and Oprah’s Lifeclass to Air on OWN and Four Other Networks

Oprah Winfrey

Times have been tough for OWN. So one way to jump-start the meager ratings the network has gotten in its first year is to offer its wares on other outlets; hence, the premieres of The Rosie Show and Oprah's Lifeclass will be simulcast across five networks on Monday.
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See Kirstie Alley's Dramatic Weight Loss

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has lost 100 pounds, she tells Entertainment Tonight

"I feel like I'm back in my element," she said. "I honestly didn't even realize what I looked like." 

The Dancing with the Stars runner-up has long talked about her body struggles. In 2004, she became the spokeswoman for Jenny Craig and in 2006, she showed off her slimmed down figure in a bikini on Oprah. She regained weight before mambo-ing off the pounds last spring.

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Premiered: September 08, 1986, on Syndicated
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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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