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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(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.
Even though he’s still experiencing some headaches and having difficulty moving his lower extremities, Bret Michaels has plenty of reasons to smile.
On today’s broadcast of Oprah, the musician - who was admitted into the hospital in April for a brain hemorrhage - says the scary ordeal has given him a new perspective on life. “The only thing that matters right now is taking care of my family and my kids and thanking God I’m still alive to talk about it.’”
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Although it hasn’t even been two weeks since Bret Michaels was released from the hospital, the musician already has a packed schedule.
According to the 47-year-old’s website, Michaels - who had been receiving treatment for a brain hemorrhage - is currently preparing for dates on the road and on television. A May 28 concert at Biloxi’s Hard Rock Live will first be preceded by a May 19 appearance on Oprah. A potential stop in New York for the Celebrity Apprentice finale on May 23 is also a possibility.
“[Bret] turned out to be a real fighter,” Donald Trump told Access Hollywood. “I wasn’t sure about Bret when I first met him. I wasn’t sure. People had different thoughts. He’s turned out to be a highly competitive guy who everyone liked.”
Custom Built - Michael’s upcoming album - will be released on June 8. He will reportedly remain on tour through December.
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After years of advising people how to make changes in their life, Dr. Phil McGraw publicly made a change of his own. On Friday’s episode of Oprah, the TV host did something he hadn’t done in approximately four decades- kiss a woman without a mustache on.
“For the first time in over 40 years - and I have two kids and they’ve never seen me without a mustache - I am going to take off my mustache,” he announced to the audience at Radio City Music Hall.
Check out the before and after for yourself and let us know what you think. Does Dr. Phil look better clean shaven? Or should he grow back his trademark look?
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This is how you make an anti-climatic statement.
After waiting until the very end of today’s broadcast to formally announce her already-leaked decision, Oprah Winfrey offered very little to her audience (aside from tears) that we haven’t already heard. Although she said she wanted to the viewers to hear the message “directly” from her, she never once did end the “conjecture” or “speculation” about her future.
Is it possible the talk show has no idea what she’ll be doing two years from now? Is she simply going to take a break and just go with the flow? Well, considering she’s in the process of starting OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, that’s highly doubtful. Besides—who’s going to keep Gayle King employed?
You can read Oprah’s full statement after the jump.
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It looks as if 25 will be Oprah Winfrey’s lucky number.
In a meeting with her staff members today, Winfrey officially announced that her daytime talk show will turn off the lights in two years. That same news will be delivered on her program tomorrow. The 2011 end date means The Oprah Winfrey Show will close after celebrating its silver anniversary.
This decision comes after weeks of increased speculation about her future. It has been rumored for some time that Oprah would simply take the show out of syndication and bring in to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
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Oh what a difference a year makes.
Two of the biggest female names of 2008 will finally be sitting down for a chat in 2009. Mark your calendars: November 16 will be the date Sarah Palin has her first one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey.
Before last November’s elections, Oprah - who publicly endorsed Barack Obama - had been accused of showing favoritism because she chose not to welcome the VP candidate on her show. Winfrey’s reason? She didn’t want to use her program as a political platform. (Although President Obama had been a guest on her program, his appearances came before he decided to run for office.) Unfortunately, Oprah’s explanation didn’t satisfy many of her female fans.
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