Sarah Palin

Oprah Stars In Comic Book?

Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a's Oprah? The Mighty O will be immortalized in the latest installment of the comic book series, Female Force by Bluewater Productions. Female Force are biographical comics based on the lives of influential women and so far have already featured First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Caroline Kennedy and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. READ MORE

The Great American Soap Opera

Every soap opera has one element in common: conflict.

Conflict, internal or external, is the engine that drives all great dramas, all great rivalries, all great love stories, indeed all great passions from affairs of the heart to affairs of state. The great dramatic conflict that has threaded the entire fabric of the history of the United States has been the relationship between this great country and it's citizens of African descent.

This is not to belittle the struggles and triumphs of any other groups who have felt the sting of discrimination or oppression throughout the course of American history. Obviously, people of various ethnic and religious backgrounds have their own tales to tell. Women have unique testimonies to share. Japanese Americans were unfairly and unjustly treated by the American government during World War II, having since been granted reparations. No one can dispute with any shred of credibility the shameful horrors visited upon Native Americans, casino revenues notwithstanding.

If you think this is the part where I go into a lengthy explanation of how and why African Americans are unique as an aggrieved class, think again. Intellects far superior to mine and history itself makes a far more compelling argument than I can. Besides, Daytime Confidential is not the appropriate forum for such a discussion to take place either. As an African American man on the cusp of middle age who has loved soaps for the bulk of my life however, I feel there are a few salient considerations to be made of the importance between soaps and the inauguration of the first African American president in this nation's history. In order to look forward, I must first look back. READ MORE

When Is a "Snub" Really a Snub?

In an interview with Extra the Mighty O, as Jamey likes to call her, let it be known that she'd tried to get an interview with Sarah Palin. Here is the quote.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over," Oprah reveals to "Extra." "I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta Van Susteren. She talked to Matt Lauer. She talked to Larry King, but she didn't talk to me. But maybe she'll talk to me now that she has a book deal."

Of course many of the mainstream celebrity blogs ran it as "Sarah Palin Snubs Oprah."

Here is my question. Is it really a "snub" when a person chooses not to go on the show of a person who actively worked to defeat them? If Obama had lost and Sean Hannity extended Joe Biden an invitation to visit Hannity & Colmes and Biden went elsewhere would that be considered a "snub?" Or did Obama "snub" the ladies at The View by not visiting that show once he became the presidential nominee even though he dropped by Ellen?

When is a "snub" actually a snub?

In other Oprah/Obama news: Oprah is taking her show to Washington D.C. for inauguration week.

Red Rover, Red Rover, Who's Sending Sarah Palin Over?

Red rover, red rover, who's sending Sarah Palin over to Desperate Housewives? Page Six is reporting that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry wants to have Sarah Palin make a cameo on the show. ABC is denying the report saying "there is no truth to it" but since we know that both Bree and Sarah Palin love hunting one has to wonder if Palin did appear on the show if they might not visit the shooting range. I wonder who is a better shot? No offense to Palin but my money is on Bree.

Should Palin make a cameo on Desperate Housewives?

Mario Lopez Dreams of Sarah Palin

Mario Lopez is dreaming of Sarah Palin, dreaming of interviewing her that is. USATODAY is reporting that when asked about who he would like to interview in his new role as host of Extra, Lopez responded "I’m so fascinated with Sarah Palin..Obviously everyone wants to speak with her. I’d love to sit down with her."