The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Oprah Replaces OWN CEO, Says Network Is "Not Where I Want It to Be"

Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Friday that Discovery executive Peter Liguori will replace Christina Norman as CEO.

News of Norman's ousting arrives less than five months after OWN's debut. The channel since then has averaged a small 283,000 viewers in prime time, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, posted shortly after the news broke, Winfrey admitted that the network was "not... read more

Jillian Michaels Joins The Doctors and Dr. Phil

Jillian Michaels

Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels has signed on to co-host daytime talk show The Doctors and serve as a correspondent on Dr. Phil.

Michaels, who has made numerous guest appearances on The Doctors, says she's... read more

President Obama to Give CBS First Interview on Osama bin Laden Death

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will sit down with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft on Sunday for his first and only interview since the death of Osama bin Laden, according to CBS News.

The interview, which will be filmed Wednesday at the White House, will air Sunday, May 8 at 7/6c. This will be... read more

Judge Judy Signs New Deal to Stay on the Air Through 2015

Judge Judy

Judge Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multi-year deal to keep Judge Judy on the air through 2015, CBS Television Distribution announced Monday.

Judge Judy released from hospital

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this... read more

Michael Douglas Says Catherine Zeta-Jones Was "Outed" for Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been publicly commended for coming out with her bipolar disorder by the likes of Demi Lovato and Jane Pauley, but according to husband Michael Douglas, it wasn't her choice to discuss her diagnosis publicly.

"Catherine's being quite open about it because she was... read more

President and Michelle Obama Returning to Oprah

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the May 2 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Obamas will return to their hometown of... read more

Oprah Finale Commanding $1 Million for 30-Second Ad Spot

Oprah Winfrey

The series finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show is seeking a whopping $1 million for 30-second advertising spots, according to Horizon Media.

Oprah finale episode to air May 25

The steep price tag is nearly unheard of for daytime programs, as the audience is smaller, but buyers will likely pay even more ...
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Family Really Matters on The Judds

Naomi and Wynonna Judd

The Judds' basic trajectory reads like Grey Gardens in reverse: Naomi and Wynonna made something out of nothing (as opposed to Big and Little Edie Beale, who made nothing out of virtual aristocracy). Still, watching Naomi and Wynonna interact during last night's two-hour premiere of their eponymous OWN show was like watching the country mouse equivalents of the cosmopolitan Beales...
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Tina Fey Expecting Baby No. 2

Tina Fey

Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child, People reports.

The 30 Rock star and executive producer revealed the big news during a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday. Fey, 40, is five months along.

Will 30 Rock end next year? Alec Baldwin says yes

Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, already have a... read more

A Night Out With Gayle King

Gayle King

There are best friends... And then there's Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King. For the past 30-plus years, King has encouraged, coaxed and kidded around with Winfrey, on screen and off. (Who else can get away with poking fun at the talk superstar for, say, forgetting how to pump her own gas?) She appears regularly on Oprah, serves as editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine and has now morphed her satellite radio program, "The Gayle King Show," into a series on the newly hatched OWN network. We ordered up a round of straight talk with her at NYC's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where King made it clear why she's the kind of gal you want in your corner... 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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