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Anyone else watching Lindsay on OWN? It’s not the most exciting reality show in the world, but I’m enjoying it. Although not completely 100 percent committed, I feel Lindsay Lohan is taking steps (albeit baby ones) to getting her life and career back on track. It doesn’t hurt to have Oprah Winfrey on your side.

“I think she’s doing really OK, I think to have cameras following you around for every phase of your life, and you’re trying to pull your life together, I think that’s a really difficult thing,” said Oprah.

Speaking of O, Lohan decided it would be a good idea to call her “mentor” during an interview with David Letterman. Upon the urging of the audience, the Late Show host caved in. He pretended to be Lilo’s secretary when Winfrey picked up. Although Oprah never lost her cool, you can tell she was uneasy at first on not knowing who was on the line. Check out the humorous segment below which airs tonight on CBS.

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This Fall, Oprah Winfrey embarks on an eight-city arena tour for a “transformational weekend.” Dubbed “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” each tour stop will span two days. On Friday night, the 60-year-old will take the stage and on the following day she’ll lead a day-long gathering with pals including Iyanla Vanzant, Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and Pastor Rob Bell. Deepak Chopra will reportedly take the stage during select stops.

“All of my life I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space. To a gratitude space,” says Oprah in the announcement release. “I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling, and summon the courage to live it.”

After conducing a speaking circuit in Canada in early 2013, Winfrey revealed a domestic tour on a larger scale was atop her bucket list. Tickets start at $99 and top out at $999 for VIP packages which reportedly includes a meeting with Miss O herself.

“It’s about living the life you want, because a great percentage of the population is living a life that their mother wanted, that their husband wanted, that they thought or heard they wanted,” says Winfrey to the Hollywood Reporter, adding that she will use the platform to push themes of “empowerment, resilience and authenticity.”

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The highly-anticipated Lindsay reality show finally premieres this Sunday, March 9 on OWN. I have to admit, I can’t wait. At this point, I’m really rooting for Lilo to finally get her act together and take her career seriously. If Oprah Winfrey can’t put her back on track, no one will. “You need to cut the bullsh*t, you really do,” admonishes the media mogul after producers complain of the 27-year-old’s no-shows and erratic behavior.

The documentary series follows media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis. It promises to give an honest, no-holds-barred account, intimate and unflinching look into the life of the Mean Girls actress.

Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life. As she works to stay on track amid the demands (and pitfalls) of fame, she opens up as never before, discussing everything from her emotional recovery process to her exhausting run-ins with the paparazzi. Check out the first official trailer for the Amy Rice-directed docu-series below.

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The elusive Oscar acting statue she desperately wants slipped through her fingers a few weeks ago when the Academy snubbed Oprah Winfrey for her performance in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Perhaps, a Tony is more in line with her stars.

The 60-year-old is heading to the Great White Way once again. She co-produced The Color Purple Broadway production back in 2005. This time, she’ll step from behind the scenes and stand front and center.

Reportedly, Winfrey is set to make her Broadway acting debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Night, Mother. It is believed that she read for the part at producer Scott Sanders’ apartment with Audra McDonald, who was most recently seen in NBC’s Sound of Music live telecast. Winfrey will play the mother to McDonald’s suicidal depressed daughter. Broadway veteran George C. Wolfe is expected to direct.

Do you think Winfrey has a shot at a Tony? Do you think the Academy rightfully snubbed Oprah? Weigh in below.


Not surprisingly, Jay Leno was emotional during his Tonight Show swan song. He choked back the tears while thanking his crew and viewers as he closed off his final show.

“This has been the greatest 22 years of my life,” Leno said while crying. “I am the luckiest guy in the world. I got to meet presidents and astronauts and movie stars. It’s just been incredible.”

Fittingly enough, he ended the telecast by quoting his predecessor. ”And, in conclusion, I want to quote Johnny Carson: ’I bid you all a heartfelt good night,’” he said.

Before the tearful goodbye, Leno’s final guest, Billy Crystal, surprised him with a parade of famous well-wishers. Set to the tune of the Sound of Music‘s “So Long, Farewell,” celebrities one by one came out and delivered a humorous line.

Among Leno’s famous pals, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Parsons, Kim Kardashian, Sheryl Crow and Carol Burnett chimed in. The latter resurrected her infamous Tarzan call from her iconic variety show. Check out Jay’s good-bye and the musical tribute below.

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Happy 60th Birthday Oprah Winfrey

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Donovan

One of the most powerful women in the world turns the big 6-0 today. Happy Birthday Oprah.

Given that it’s a milestone birthday, one would think a huge birthday bash is in order. Not so. Reportedly, the billionaire media entrepreneur will have a “quiet dinner” in the seaside town of Montecito. Definitely a far cry from her 50th birthday. That came with a televised bash, celebrity friends, high-profile luncheon and a black-tie dinner. Supposedly, she nixed her initial plans to throw a gigantic blow out party because the guest list got out of control. I guess you can have too many friends ;)

“The 6-0 number, I’ve always said to people to own it. Even I, who has said to women all these years, own it, own it, own it, took a pause for that.” - O told CBS News last year.

Even though she’s not hosting a grand celebration, that didn’t stop Ellen DeGeneres from giving the former daytime talk show host a gift. What to give the woman who has everything? A huge sequined self portrait of course. DeGeneres even called Winfrey to talk about it during her show. Their conversation was wonderfully strange. Obviously, it was fake, but still an entertaining watch.

watch what Ellen got her after the jump


It’s no surprise that 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle led the way with seven nominations each when the 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning. Both have done well with all the critics awards leading up to today’s announcement, especially the former. The latter’s cast were showered with praises, earning a nod in every acting comedy category.

What was surprising, if not shocking, was one notable snub. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are notorious star f**kers. They have a long history of nominating substandard performances in hopes of filling up the ballroom with famous people. However this year, lesser known names made the cut while arguably one of the most famous, if not powerful, person got completely shunned. Oprah Winfrey, my dear… you don’t get a nod! You don’t get a nod! In fact, no one from the star-studded Lee Daniels’ The Butler, including the film itself was nominated. The film was not only a box office hit but a critical favorite as well.

The silver lining is that there is absolutely no crossover with the HFPA voters and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, it’s still nice to be nominated given the show is widely seen and offers a great opportunity for those in the race to do some hardcore publicity and campaigning. With regards to the HFPA, I’d still be worried if I was one of the 90-something GG voters. We all know how long Winfrey likes to hold a grudge. Just go ask David Letterman.

Check out all the nominations below. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. I have high hopes they’ll deliver another winning performance.

check out all the nominations after the jump


Once a year, the New York Times enlists the year’s top moviemaking talent to film shorts for their web series, Making A Scene. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski directed the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan to deliver just one line. Not just any line, but one carefully crafted by Spike Jonze, Sarah Polley, Jeff Nichols, Ethan Hawke and other talented individuals.

“Most of the vignettes are slightly whimsical and off-center,” explains Kaminski in a behind-the-scenes clip. How else can you describe Winfrey spouting nonsense into a microphone or Cooper splashing around in a big puddle also speaking abstract words” Even though Blanchett’s film is equally as puzzling (I’m not that deep nor cerebral), somehow I buy it. The woman is just plain fierce and commands the screen. It doesn’t matter that it looks like a glorified fish commercial.

Check out the borderline indulgent and somewhat pretentious shorts below. They’re definitely not to everyone’s liking.

check out all the shorts after the jump

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