Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael, whose 19-year run with Sally ended in 2002, is apparently coming back to TV with a reality show about her life called I'm Still Sally. On it, she will be found yelling at her assistant, husband, and housekeeper, and that's about it.
First Oprah asked Americans to read former foe Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, a 2010 critics' pick as well as a sprawling monstrosity of paper and words, and now, a day after she and Franzen praised Dickens during Franzen's Oprah appearance, Winfrey has chosen TWO Charles Dickens books for her holiday reading selection.
Recently (five minutes ago) I clicked on a headline, 'Oprah Bans 'Bitch' On Her Network,' which prompted me to ask, "Oprah called someone a bitch? Who, pray tell?" Boringly, no one. The word is being banned from her new TV network is all. What does it all meeeaaan? Oprah says it means OWN will be "fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them bitches. Imagine that. Imagine." Fine.
Did you used to like Gwyneth Paltrow, like back when she won an Oscar for Shakespeare In Love, and now, with the child named after the fruit and Chris Martin and GOOP and the CMAs and Glee, you hate her? Or perhaps you hated her post-Martin and GOOP but her CMA performance charmed you? And then her performance of Cee-Lo's "F*** You" on Glee uncharmed you? The latter is certainly stirring the most debate of all the things she's done lately because, besides the insane blinking at the CMAs, it's hard to find serious fault with her Country Strong line of work, barring the actual film, which [...]