In contrast to the Celebrity 100 list which rates celebrities based on fame and how much they earned, this new list is strictly based on how much they earn and there are some surprises.
What is not is a surprise is that Oprah Winfrey tops the list. Forbes estimates that between May 2011 and May 2012, she earned $165 million. This is the fourth year in a row that she has topped this list. Number five is one that I didn’t see coming, but after reading where the money came from, it totally made sense. Dr. Dre brought in a whopping $130 million, but not from the recording industry. He made the money from his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones because last August, handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company, resulting in pretty much most of that $130 million for Dre says Forbes. Check out the Top 20 below and how much they each made. I’ve also included a video from Forbes commenting on the Top 5 of the list. Britney Spears made the list too!
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.
A few days ago, I shared the first preview with you guys for the upcoming episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter‘ with Rihanna. Now, a new preview has been released that shows a very vulnerable and emotional Rihanna reliving what she went through around the time of the Chris Brown incident as she tells Oprah how she was feeling at the time.
Rihanna tells Oprah, “I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew switched — switched overnight. And I couldn’t control that, so I had to deal with that, and that’s not easy for me to understand or interpret. And it’s not easy to interpret on camera. Not with the world watching.”
Watch the emotional preview below. Will you be tuning in this Sunday to watch the interview?
Amidst all of the drama going on lately with the many generations of the Jackson Family, a new reality show has just been announced for one of the members of the famous family. The new reality show will be on the OWN Network, which as you know is headed by the one and only Oprah Winfrey.
With so much drama going on with this family (as per usual), it could literally be any of the above. Someone who’s been in the public eye for a long time, or someone like Paris or Prince who’ve come to learn what it’s like to be in the middle of this family. This show will follow what it’s like to be part of this family as well as what it’s like for them on the career side of things.
Curious to know who it is? Read on to find out who it is, what the show’s about, and what they have to say about this new venture.
Now I know some of you dislike the Kardashians so I am much more selective about what I post about them. Well, in this preview for Oprah’s interview with the entire Kardashian family, she absolutely does not hold back. I freaking love her.
Mamma O asks if Kim Kardashian would be where she is today without the sex tape, how she feels when people say her last marriage was a stunt, and much more. She even asks Kris Jenner if there ever was a point where she asked herself, “Am I pimping my kids?” LOL. Yes, she went there. She also asks, “How much of it is real?”
Towards the end of the preview, we see Oprah asking the gang, “You think you’re famous for… what?” These are tough questions for them and I’m glad she didn’t hold back! I’m actually very curious to see how they answer these questions and how honest and genuine their answers seem. Check out the preview below to see for yourself and be sure to tune into Oprah’s Next Chapter this Sunday to see it all go down.
In the most recent episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Mamma O takes her crew to the home of Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka to get to know the couple more, hear about life with their twins and their decision to have children, and much more.
It was actually a great interview and it seemed that pretty much everything was on the table. Sitting outside in the backyard by the pool, they touched upon when they knew they were gay, how they will explain it to their children, and which one of them is more maternal. Neil Patrick Harris even gave Oprah Winfrey an “Aha Moment” when he explained how being a same sex couple and having a baby, you are really going out of your way to have a baby because you really want it and there is so much love awaiting the child or children. I can relate to this recently finding out I was adopted. I had the same feeling, realizing what my parents had to do to get me.
Watch several clips from the episode below.
Forbes Magazine has just revealed their “Celebrity 100” list for this year, revealing a new number one celebrity for 2012. The magazine looks at various factors when classifying the celebs, including: Wealth, TV/Radio ranking, Press ranking, Web ranking, and Social ranking.
The person who topped this list year is involved in many areas of the business and despite the image above, it’s not Justin Bieber nor is it Oprah Winfrey. I’m not surprised to see this person on the list, but I must say I’m a little surprised to see them at number one. Last year, Gaga topped the list with Oprah trailing behind in second. This year, the Top 10 list is quite different, but Oprah finds herself at number two once again.
Check out the Top 10 list below to find out who tops the list this year.
I feel like I’ve been watching and writing a lot about Oprah Winfrey lately which isn’t a bad thing I guess… I could be writing about Kim Kardashian, right? Anyway, Oprah has just launched a campaign called “Oprah’s Thank You Game” and before you ask…. no one get’s a car. Oprah’s mission is for half a billion people to get thanked (no, not spanked – that’s a different game).
It’s all about gratitude. Oprah explains, “Gratitude doesn’t just feel good. When you come from a place of thanks, you see the world in you. Gratitude even changes your brain and you’re better able to see the good in other people.” To track the progress, when you’ve thanked someone, you’re supposed to click the “I Said Thank You” button on Oprah.com or on her Facebook page.
Watch the video below to learn more about what her mission is with this game and how you can get involved. While I’m at it, thank you for reading this post and for coming to Homorazzi.com. We actually had a record month in terms of vistors in April and of course we could not have done it without our loyal readers. So THANK YOU!