OWN announced today the cable network is bidding farewell to The Rosie Show, after just five months. The talk show was met with high expectations, as former talk show titan Oprah Winfrey and the controversial Rosie O'Donnell teamed up for the venture. Instead, the chatfest averaged a sluggish 200,000 viewers since it debuted in October 2011.
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Oprah Winfrey has managed to turn the tragedy of Whitney Houston's passing into a ratings triumph for OWN, her struggling cable network. Winfrey's special Oprah's Next Chapter interviews with the late Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and the icon's brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Pat Houston, brought 3.5 million viewers to OWN Sunday night. READ MORE
Don't remove the adjective "mighty" from in front of my nickname for Oprah Winfrey just yet. On the heels of a hilarious turn on Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar night special, The Mighty O has snagged an exclusive interview with members of the late Whitney Houston's family—including Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina.The interview will air on Winfrey's cable network OWN, via her Oprah's Next Chapter vehicle, March 11 at 9 pm EST. READ MORE
iVillage Awards One Life to Live and All My Children Top Two Spots for "Saddest TV Farewells;" Soaps Best Oprah's Endgame!By Jillian Bowe on February 22, 2012
Forget The Mighty O saying goodbye to daytime. Nevermind Regis Philbin shooting the deuces to Live With Regis and Kelly. iVillage readers have listed One Life to Live's Jan. 13, 2012 send off as their saddest TV ending!
The 3rd Annual iVillage Entertainment Award winners were announced and the citizens of Llanview claimed the top spot for saddest TV Farewell, with 32 percent. OLTL was followed by sister soap All My Children with 27 percent of the vote. The Office's so long to Steve Carell snagged 21 percent to finish at Number 3 and Oprah's last episode of her self-titled talk show came in atNnumber 4 with 12 percent. Watch The Today Show anchors dish how much soaps mean to fans at the 3:09 mark after the jump!
Hot on the heels of reports Oprah Winfrey might replace Whitney Houston as Savannah in the Waiting to Exhale sequel, comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that she is considering a return to acting in The Butler.
Winfrey is mulling an offer to co-star in The Butler, Precious director Lee Daniels’ story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.
In other Oprah related news, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav weighed in on the state of OWN.
Whitney Houston's untimely and tragic death isn't derailing plans to bring the highly-anticipated sequel to one of her hit movies, Waiting to Exhale, to the big screen, and one of daytime television's biggest legends is being mentioned as a possible replacement for the late superstar!
In a new post up on New York Magazine's Vulture blog, Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler revealed the studio plans to move forward with plans to adapt Terry McMillian's Getting to Happy, the 2010 sequel to her 1992 runaway best seller Waiting to Exhale. While Gabler stated they hadn't started talking to any actresses about filling Houston's designer shoes to portray unlucky-in-love TV producer Savannah Jackson, it isn't "inconceivable" to think of Oprah Winfrey. Say what? Say huh?