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Oprah Shutting Down Chicago's Harpo Studios

Production being shifted to West Coast

(Newser) - Chicago is losing a big piece of its broadcasting history—and around 200 jobs—with the closure of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios. Winfrey came to Chicago yesterday to tell staff in person that production work for Oprah Winfrey Network shows like Super Soul Sunday and Oprah's Master Class ... More »

Michael Sam: 'I'm Not the Only One' in the NFL

He tells Oprah Winfrey 'a very few' others thanked him for coming out

(Newser) - Michael Sam may be the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, but he tells Oprah Winfrey in a new interview that he's not the only gay man in the league, the Washington Post reports. After he came out, Sam says in an interview airing on... More »

Lindsay Lohan: I Had a Miscarriage

Last night's 'Lindsay' finale got a little dramatic

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's time on reality television may have blessedly drawn to a close , but she went out with a bomb on last night's Lindsay finale, revealing the startling reason behind a two-week hiatus she took from filming. The quote that has everyone chattering, courtesy of Gawker :
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Oprah Won't Renew LiLo's 'Disaster' of a Show

Source says Winfrey is not pleased

(Newser) - We'd tell you to take this news with a grain of salt, seeing as it comes from the Daily Mail ... but let's be honest, we all saw this coming: Sources tell the British tabloid Oprah Winfrey is furious with the way Lindsay Lohan's reality show on the... More »

Lindsay Rife With Drama, More Drama, Then Drama

Docuseries on Oprah Winfrey Network premieres Sunday

(Newser) - Cancel your plans for Sunday night, because you are going to want to be at home, on your couch, watching the premiere of an eight-episode docuseries on Lindsay Lohan airing on Oprah Winfrey's network at 10pm. Last night, OWN offered up the official trailer for Lindsay, according to the... More »

Oprah Faces Lawsuit on Sex Discrimination

Woman at her network says she got fired over pregnancy

(Newser) - Oprah dispenses much advice on striking the right life-work balance, but a former employee at her network thinks the real-world application falls a little short. Carolyn Hommel has sued OWN on charges of sex discrimination, reports the Hollywood Reporter . Hommel says she was on track to become a VP until... More »

Armstrong to Appear on Oprah Next Week

Plus: Disgraced cyclist 'offered $250K to anti-doping body'

(Newser) - Lance Armstrong is rumored to be ready to confess to drug use —and it could happen on Oprah's show. The disgraced cyclist will give a "no-holds-barred" interview to Oprah Winfrey that will air on her network next week, CNN reports. In his first formal interview since he... More »

Paris Jackson: Masks Were So We Could Be Normal

Paris tells Oprah she was 'confused' when younger, but understands now

(Newser) - Paris Jackson was "confused" about why she had to wear a mask in public when she was younger, she tells Oprah on Oprah's Next Chapter, via the BBC . "I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered," she said. "Like... More »

Oprah Staging Wedding to Save Network: Tab

And Stedman Graham will get a $100M prenup for the pleasure: source

(Newser) - How to save her failing network: Get married on live TV! That's Oprah Winfrey's plan, insiders tell the National Enquirer . Oprah's romantic proposal to longtime partner Stedman Graham reportedly included an offer of a $100 million "prenup" and the tearful line, "You're the only... More »

Oprah Winfrey Network Could Lose $143M This Year

SNL Kagan analyst: Are we looking at 'Oprah's last chapter'?

(Newser) - Yet more bad news for the Oprah Winfrey Network: SNL Kagan estimates that its losses could hit $142.9 million this year. Low ratings and bad press could make trouble with advertisers as well as cable operators, says an analyst at the research and investment firm. "We're expecting... More »

Latest at Oprah's Struggling Network: 20% of Staff Gone

Move will cut head count by 30 people

(Newser) - This week on Oprah: dealing with unemployment. The Oprah Winfrey Network is laying off a fifth of its workers as part of a major restructuring at the cable network, which has struggled for ratings since its launch last year, AP reports. "It is difficult to make tough business decisions... More »

Inside Rosie's 'Hellhole' OWN Show

O'Donnell, Oprah Winfrey Network both to blame for failure: Daily Beast

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey herself made the call to cancel Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN , Ramin Setoodeh reveals in an extensive Daily Beast piece that goes behind the scenes. Setoodeh talked to staffers on the show and discovered problems on both sides: O'Donnell was a less-than-easygoing boss ("... More »

Oprah Cancels Rosie

Low ratings end O'Donnell's show after a season

(Newser) - The struggles continue at Oprah Winfrey's cable channel OWN, as Rosie O'Donnell's talk show was canceled yesterday after just one season, reports E! Online . The Rosie Show started last October, with Russell Brand as the main guest and 497,000 viewers. It steadily declined after that, pulling... More »

Bobbi Kristina: I Spent Mom's Last Night 'in Her Arms'

Whitney Houston's sister-in-law also talks to Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - The night before Whitney Houston died, Bobbi Kristina Brown asked her mother to stay with her. "I slept in her arms all day, all night long," Brown told Oprah Winfrey last night. In her first interview since Houston's death, Brown called her mother "my everything,"... More »

Oprah Winfrey: Sorry for Begging for OWN Viewers

Tweet got talk show queen in trouble with Nielsen

(Newser) - We all know the Oprah Winfrey Network is struggling with ratings —but apparently the situation is so bad that Winfrey herself felt the need to tweet a request for viewers on Sunday night, as the Grammys were airing. "Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if... More »

In Oprah Interview, Christie Has Praise for ... Obama

Don't underestimate the president, Christie warns

(Newser) - Chris Christie had surprisingly positive words for Barack Obama in a recent sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, calling him "very charismatic" and "genuine." Asked about the president's chances for re-election, Christie replied, "I think those who underestimate Barack Obama underestimate him at their own peril. He... More »

Oprah's New Talk Show Notches Lackluster Debut

1.1M tune in, but Winfrey will likely need to boost that audience

(Newser) - Oprah's new talk show debuted Sunday night, and just 1.1 million people watched. That may sound like a lot at first—and, in fact, it is the second largest audience for any show on the struggling Oprah Winfrey Network—but not when you consider Winfrey averaged 6.5... More »

Ryan O'Neal: Tatum Drama All Oprah's Fault

Winfrey didn't work her magic, he complains

(Newser) - Bad news: Turns out Oprah Winfrey is not always the magic antidote for what ails you, a lesson Ryan O’Neal learned the hard way: It seems that simply appearing in a reality show on her Oprah Winfrey Network did not manage to fix the long-troubled relationship between O'Neal... More »

Glenn Beck's Online Show Launches Today

And GBTV already has more subscribers than Oprah's OWN

(Newser) - Glenn Beck’s legion of devotees will finally get to see their favorite pundit’s face again tonight, when Beck launches his new online-only show. Titled simply Glenn Beck, the program will resemble his old Fox show—complete with chalkboards—but it’ll be a whopping two hours long and... More »

Jenny McCarthy Chooses NBC Over Oprah

Source says McCarthy pulled show off Oprah Winfrey Network

(Newser) - In a sign of just how much her OWN network is struggling, Oprah Winfrey found herself rejected by a former protégé. Jenny McCarthy, who had signed a development deal in 2009 to create a series for OWN, is leaving the network and taking her show concept to NBC, a... More »

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