Hot off her interview with Rihanna on Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey is looking to book the next big ‘get’. Given that OWN’s two highest rated shows focused on musicians, it’s a savvy move to look at someone in the music industry. Oprah’s sit-down with RiRi garnered 2.5 million viewers, netting the network’s second highest ratings. Only Winfrey’s exclusive chat with Bobbi Kristina after Whitney Houston’s death generated higher ratings with 3.5 million. Producers are trying to book a certain embattled singer, but unfortunately she’s denied their request, as revealed by O on her Twitter. Have any guesses on who?
Before I reveal who it is, I quickly wanted to congratulate Oprah and her team for turning the beleaguered network around. It’s definitely not a huge success yet, but it’s certainly on the uptick. OWN just notched its 31st consecutive week of total day growth across all key demos versus year ago numbers. It’s up double digits in both primetime and total day for the year as well.
The momentum is definitely helping launch successful new shows. Lovetown which premiered after the Rihanna interview, bowed as the second highest premiere on the network ever. The show is conducting a unique social experiment on love focusing on residents of a Georgian town. Critics and naysayers ready to write off the network, forgot the O factor. With her devoting all her efforts on the network now, there is no way she’s going down without a fight.
OMG I just laughed my ass off to this video. It seems as though Craigery Morgan has started a trend among the gays in lip syncing to actual voices/diaglogue from film & TV and acting it out. Well, Morgan lip synced it, Ryan Steele and Jeff have actually acted out a scene.
This following video is a parody of a scene from Sister Act 2 – random, but hilarious nonetheless. It’s the scene where Lauryn Hill gets in trouble from her mom because she’s practicing singing in her room.
Goodbye Lady Gaga and Katy Perry gay music video remakes, hello gay lip syncing – well, the other type of lip syncing…I don’t mean drag queen performances (I do like those too though).
Yesterday, a new (leaked?) song started making it’s rounds on the net called “Repurcussions.” I think a comeback would be welcome from Lauryn Hill, considering the last time she put an album out back in 1998, she won five Grammy’s. That was the record for “Most Grammies in a night by a Female Aritist,” until 2010 when Beyonce snatched the top spot with an astonishing six Grammies in one night.
It hasn’t been confirmed as to whether or not it is Miseducation and the song is just an old song that just “came up” now, or if it is in fact a leaked song from an upcoming album for the 35 year old diva. She is scheduled to perform in a few shows as part of the lineup of the Rock the Bells tour, so the timing makes you think. She told NPR, “I’m starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first.” So it sounds like she could be coming back right? Well, it’s not the first time this has happened. She tends to come out from hiding, do a few shows and then goes back into hiding.
What do you think? Is she making a comeback?