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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!

iVillage Awards One Life to Live and All My Children Top Two Spots for "Saddest TV Farewells;" Soaps Best Oprah's Endgame!

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!


Oprah’s OWN to Feature Whitney Houston Special

Remember Oprah’s 2009 interview with Whitney Houston? The former talk show host and cable network head plans to rebroadcast it as part of a two-hour special on OWN, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The special, called Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, will air on Thursday, February 16 at 9 P.M.

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Sara Bibel Lists 10 Reasons Why Daytime TV Won't Be The Same After 2011

In 2011 daytime television had more drama going on behind the scenes than an episode of your favorite soap opera. With ABC axing two iconic soaps,  Oprah and Regis Philbin bidding adieu and much more, it makes you wonder what 2012 will bring.  Deep Soap's Sara Bibel has published a Top 10 list detailing some of 2011's game changing moments for daytime TV. Here's number five:

5. “One Life To Live” Proves Soaps Can Raise Their Ratings READ MORE

Daytime Stars Participate in QVC Presents Super Saturday Live

Star Jones and Lisa Rinna (pictured above) were among the daytime and former soap stars who popped up at the QVC Presents Super Saturday Live on July 30, at Nova’s Art Project in Water Mill, New York.  Live With Regis and Kelly host Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos helped promote the benefit supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research FundOprah’s gal pal Gayle King also attended the event. See more photos after the jump!


Kim Zimmer Dishes Walking Out on Oprah

Kim’s Zimmer’s I’m Just Saying: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone, My Life as a Daytime Diva is turning out to be the must read book of the summer and so are her interviews promoting it. TV Guide’s Michael Logan caught up with the One Life to Live and former Guiding Light star, who talked about her book and walking out on Oprah during a commerical break for The Oprah Winfrey Show.

TV Guide Magazine: I love the anecdote about how you got so mad at Oprah when you appeared on her show that you walked out during a commercial break — and then she came running after you and learned a big lesson about how not to treat her guests! Priceless.

Zimmer: Yeah, but I watched her last two or three episodes when she ended her show and it was like, "Oh, f--k! Now she's Jesus Christ!" And I'm claiming in the book that she learned something from me! I'm thinking, "Oh, man, her people are gonna come after me!"

Zimmer also didn’t mince words about the end of Guiding Light.