Could Oprah End O Magazine?

Could Oprah Winfrey put a fork in the popular O Magazine? The New York Times is reporting Winfrey's thoughts on the state of her magazine and how it has been impacted by the end of her long running talk show.
When it comes to the magazine, Ms. Winfrey said her staff prepared her to expect a 25 percent decline in newsstand sales after the talk show ended. (It has been closer to 22 percent.) And while she acknowledged that she enjoyed “holding the magazine in my hand,” she was pragmatic about print’s future and said she would stop publishing a print magazine if it were not profitable.

“Obviously, the show was helping in ways that you know I hadn’t accounted for,” Ms. Winfrey said. “I’m not interested, you know, in bleeding money.”

Oprah’s Favorite Things Set to Return on OWN

Get ready for the return of mass, televised hysteria to your TV sets. OWN is resurrecting Oprah's Favorite Things for a two-hour special!

The special will air ahead of the premiere of Married to the Army: Alaska on November 18. Appropriately, the in studio audience for Oprah’s Favorite Things will comprise of military spouses from each branch of the Armed Forces. 

Oprah Lands Atop Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities List

Former daytime queen Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities list, thanks to her earnings from Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, The Dr. Oz Show, O magazine and her satellite radio station. Reportedly, she earned $165 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Forbes warns that they expect her to fall next year when they will not include syndication money in their count. 

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary Has an “Aha Moment”

Oprah was the Queen of Daytime and now she adds another notch to her legacy. The Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary latest additions include Winfrey's catchphrase “Aha moment,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first reference found by the good people at Merriam-Webster for "aha moment" dates to 1939 in a book of psychology. Its use was sporadic until the '90s, when Oprah Winfrey began using it on her no-longer-on-the-air TV show.

"In fact, aha moment is so closely associated with Oprah that in 2009, she and Mutual of Omaha got involved in a legal imbroglio over Mutual of Omaha's use of the phrase, with Oprah claiming that aha moment was her catchphrase and she had the rights to it," Stamper said.

The case was settled out of court in 2009.

Seven Years After Jumping on Oprah’s Couch, Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes Divorce!


Hollyweird is reeling this afternoon over news that power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Of course, since all roads lead back to daytime television, I had to dig up the clip of Cruise flat, freaking out about the Dawson's Creek starlet on Oprah Winfrey's couch back in 2005.

Here's hoping Cruise's next wife will make him jump just as high. Relive one of daytime's most insane moments after the jump!


Oprah Returns to Big Screen in The Butler


According to Deadline, Oprah Winfrey will play Helene Allen, the wife of Forrest Whitaker’s Eugene Allen in The Butler. The film is based on the true story of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight presidents before retiring. He returned for the inauguration of Barack Obama, America’s first African American president. 

Photo of Forrest Whitaker by PR Photos

Jimmy Kimmel “Pitches” OWN!

If the whole late night comedian thing doesn't work out, Jimmy Kimmel has a serious future in cable television series development! On his post-Oscars special, Kimmel hosted the most powerful women in entertainment—who doesn't have the surname Kardashian—Oprah Winfrey and "pitched" content for The Mighty O's struggling cable channel OWN. Hilarious stuff! My favorite was Book Club Fight Club. Watch the clip after the jump!