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Oprah Winfrey to end her talk show in 2011 [25yrs feel right in my bones]

November 20, 2009
2009 AFI Film Festival Premiere of Precious

Oh My ! All mom-and-pop and unemployed population are already on tears left alone without any idea of an another messy, juicy talk show they can switch on.The Oprah Winfrey Show is to end in September 2011 after more than two decades on air, the production company behind the programme has said.A spokesman for the star’s Harpo production company would not say why Winfrey had decided to quit, but said she would discuss it on Friday’s show.

Winfrey is expected to focus instead on the launch of her own TV channel.

She already runs a satellite radio station, Oprah Radio, with presenters including Dr Maya Angelou and sex therapist Dr Laura Berman.

“The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on 9 September 2011,” Tim Bennett, president of Winfrey’s Harpo production company, wrote in a letter to affiliates.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, currently syndicated in 145 countries, has transformed the star into a cultural phenomenon.

The introduction of Oprah’s Book Club helped authors whose novels were selected become bestsellers overnight, and Winfrey’s support for US President Barack Obama was seen as crucial to his presidential election campaign.

Winfrey’s empire also includes a magazine, books and, from 2011, a cable TV network.

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture between Winfrey and Discovery Communications and is set to replace the Discovery Health Channel in more than 70 million US homes.

The end of the programme will be a blow to distributor CBS, which earns a percentage of licensing fees – estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars – from the more than 200 local ABC TV stations across the US that broadcast it.

Many stations also built their schedules around Winfrey’s show, using it to promote other programmes while also delivering a large audience to their local news programming.

source BBC
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Pic of the Day

November 11, 2009
90210 hottie AnnaLynne McCord marks Veteran's Day in Times Square by launching the Kisses for the Troops campaign

Hottie AnnaLynne McCord marks Veteran’s Day in Times Square by launching the Kisses for the Troops campaign. The young actress puckered up to kiss a postcard, then moved outside to re-enact Alfred Eisenstadt’s famous VJ Day in Times Square photograph, taken on VJ Day in 1945. The campaign, held in conjunction with Maybelline New York and Cosmpolitan magazine, offers consumers to kiss a postcard for delivery to troops serving overseas. The companies have pledged to donated $1 for each kiss collected.

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MJ’s “This is it” is the highest-grossing concert film ever

November 2, 2009

This Is It Premiere Hit LA With A Bang Despite The Wind!

Michael Jackson’s This Is It grossed $101 million at the world-wide box office over five days, making it the highest-grossing concert film of all time. Sony Pictures paid $60 million to acquire the rights to the film, a behind-the-scenes documentary made from footage captured before the King of Pop’s death in June. This Is It dethrones Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour as the top-grossing concert movie. That movie grossed more than $70 million world-wide when Walt Disney Co. released it last year. (Wall Street Journal)

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Anthony Mackie will join 24 hours Play on Broadway

October 27, 2009

Among the many performers scheduled to take part in the event are Ashton Kutcher ,Demi Moore, and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Liev Schreiber, Billy Crudup, Sam Rockwell, Julia Stiles,Rachel Dratch and the downtown power couple of David Cross and Amber Tamblyn.

Lavo Restaurant and Nightclub Grand Opening

This year’s playwrights include David Lindsay-Abaire, Nathan Jackson and Theresa Rebeck, and the musical guests include the Swedish rock band A Camp. The annual production, which will take place on Nov. 9 at the American Airlines Theater, calls for creative types to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just under a day. The event is sponsored by Montblanc and is a benefit for Urban Arts Partnership, which provides arts programs for New York public schools.

source NYtimes.com