Oprah Winfrey has given Rihanna's reunion with Chris Brown her blessing. The chat show queen - who recently interviewed the "Diamonds" singer on her show Oprah's Next Chapter about her relationship with the R&B singer who assaulted her in 2009 - praised the pop princess for being able to forgive him.
"You know what I loved about that interview is that she came with a big, wide open heart. She was in the space of forgiveness. And that she learned a lesson, that she was repeating with Chris Brown exactly what she needed to learn from her father," she told Extra.
During their interview in August, Rihanna spoke about her memories of her father Ronald Fenty being physically abusive to her mother and how she learned to forgive him. Oprah said she does not think less of the popstar for reuniting with Chris: "I think that if she is prepared to deal with that and is prepared to help him help himself then so be it. I have no judgment whatsoever. If that's how you choose to lead your life, that's really okay."
Rihanna has taken Oprah Winfrey on a tour of Barbados.
The "We Found Love" singer gave the popular talk show host a private tour of her native island when she visited her for a special in-depth interview for an upcoming episode of Oprah's Next Chapter.
The 24-year-old singer teased fans on Twitter by posting a picture of the pair in her car along with the caption, "Look who popped up in my hometown Barbados...Top notch."
Oprah admitted to being pleasantly surprised by the "refreshing" superstar and announced that the special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter will air in America later this month. "What a refreshing surprise she is!... Rihanna interview is August 19th. Didn't want to compete with Olympics! But worth the wait. She brought it!" she wrote on her Twitter.
Oprah was invited to film inside Rihanna's house as part of the revealing interview in which the star is rumored to open up about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, with whom she split in 2009 after he assaulted her. The interview will mark the first time Rihanna has spoken on Oprah's show, despite the bubbly host dedicating an entire episode to domestic violence after the Chris Brown incident.
Oprah Winfrey will appear on a forthcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The television megastar recently interviewed a number of members of the Los Angeles-based family - including Kim, Khoe and Kourtney and their mother Kris Jenner - and it has been confirmed she will now be seen in a forthcoming instalment of the E! network show.
Ryan O'Neal has lashed out at Oprah Winfrey.
The 70-year-old actor and his Oscar winning daughter Tatum starred in reality TV show Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals on Oprah's OWN network, and Ryan has blamed the media mogul for low ratings. When he was asked if he was worried that the reality show would tarnish his reputation, he told gossip website TMZ, "No because nobody saw it ... I don't know if Oprah saw it."
Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell are reportedly not speaking to each other.
The chat show hosts have apparently fallen out over Oprah's decision to drop Rosie's talk show from her OWN network because of poor ratings. The problems are believed to have started when Oprah first called the comedienne to deliver the news.
"It was a very strained conversation, obviously. Oprah wanted to handle the announcement of the cancellation in a professional and dignified manner. Rosie thanked Oprah for the opportunity and ended the conversation very abruptly," a source said.
One of our favorite things about The Oprah Winfrey Show is finally coming to an end.
What will we miss when the talk show queen wraps her daytime program? That hilarious moment every year when audience members are transformed into bouncing and screaming spectacles.
Ladies and gents -- we present highlights from Oprah's (next to) last "Favorite Things" special. (Part 2 airs Monday.) Enjoy it while it lasts.
(Click here to see the gifts she's mentioned so far.)
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-Ladies -- get ready for some green chest action on ABC. The network is teaming up with Marvel to bring back a new version of The Incredible Hulk. (Mark Ruffalo is scheduled to play the character on the big screen in The Avengers.)
-Prepare for more television coverage of miners. Spike TV has been developing Coal -- a show about miners in West Virginia -- for over a year now. The program from the Deadliest Catch producers will debut in April.
-Barbara Walters has reportedly named the cast of Jersey Shore one of the most fascinating subjects of 2010. Barbara's annual special will air on December 9. Season 3 of Jersey Shore will then premiere on January 6.
-Speaking of Baba Wawa, the ABC personality has nabbed journalism's most coveted interview: the one with Oprah Winfrey. That discussion about Oprah's final season will air just before Barbara's Most Fascinating special.
TMZ spotted Oprah Winfrey’s production crew outside the Jackson home over the weekend. The workers, who arrived in several trucks and two SUVs, confirmed that they were there doing “an Oprah shoot.”
The crew ordered pizzas and received a parking ticket while inside the home. They stayed briefly, then packed up and left.
Oprah did not make an appearance, so it’s likely the team was shooting an introductory segment for an eventual Katherine Jackson interview.
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-Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson’s ex, has chosen to give Oprah Winfrey her very first interview. It’s not known yet when that sit-down will air. (Let’s just hope it doesn’t involve singing as well.)
-According to an annual survey from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), HBO’s True Blood has the most gay characters on television. ABC tops major networks with 11 characters overall, while CBS came in last with only one.
-Anderson Cooper, who has filled in for Regis Philbin many times, is planning to launch his own daytime talk show in Fall 2011. The news anchor will also continue his evening duties with CNN.
-Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior—a show that pits historical fighters against each other—is being adapted for the big screen. The details surrounding Paramount’s project have not been revealed.
(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
Season premieres: 90210, Gossip Girl, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah
- 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.): Season premiere. “A deadly earthquake strikes Beverly Hills.” This explains what happened to the Peach Pit.
- Little People, Big World (TLC, 8:30 p.m.): “Matt and Zach embark on a father-son road trip in an attempt to mend their broken relationship.” A reconciliation is as likely as the show being renewed.
- Hoarders (A&E, 9 p.m.): “A woman’s home is caving in from the weight of garbage piled up to the ceiling.” The good news? The cave-in created additional storage space underneath the house.
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