They’re tossing out TV shows on the OWN network like dollars at the skrip cluh. Oprah’s network just announced that it’s adding an 8-part documentary series (fancy name for “reality show”) that will follow Lindsay Lohan’s comeback to its lineup in 2014. Oprah will also interview the poptartlet next month.
Lohan is currently in rehab. The interview with Mother O will be her first post-rehab chatfest and it comes after some other big name “gets” for Oprah: Lance Armstrong, Whitney Houston’s family and Rihanna. Oprah stay winning.
Some of Hollywood’s top actresses will sit down with Mother Oprah tomorrow night to talk about the challenges they face and the competition among other African American actresses. On this episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union talk about the lack of quality roles for black women in Hollywood. Take a peek at Viola Davis and Alfre Woodard talking about the competitive environment for black actresses. Taste The Brew to watch
We’re getting our first look at the all-star cast of the upcoming Lee Daniels film, “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and a literally, ALL of Hollywood. The film is based on a 2008 Washington Post profile of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as a White House butler for decades. Forest Whittaker plays the Allen role in the film and Oprah plays his wife. Take a look…
Is it possible to pack a movie with so many Oscar hopefuls that you shoot yourself in the foot though? Anyway, the movie hits theaters on October 18th. So, will you go see “The Butler?”
DMX is still mouthing off about his failed “Fix My Life” episode. The snarling rapper says the Oprah Winfrey Network tricked him into sharing details he didn’t plan to talk about on “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” DMX says Iyanla Vanzant was ONLY supposed to talk about his addiction to women, but, instead, she veered off into his decades of drug abuse. Shortly after the episode aired, X’s publicist issued a statement in an attempt to clean up his unhinged image:
“DMX agreed to be a guest on ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ with the understanding that she would be helping his relationships with his 10 children. When he arrived for the taping, most of the content was focused on his struggles with drugs and poor parenting. Iyanla did not ‘fix’ DMX’s life just made his image worse, and does not have DMX’s personal written consent to use the footage.”
X says the drug questions were not cleared before the interview. But, that didn’t stop Iyanla from asking. He thinks Vanzant set it all up to make him look bad (as if she needed help to do that). X says:
“Iyanla set the whole thing up to make me look bad for ratings. That lady is toxic. My last words to her were that she can suck my d*ck and she still can.”
Sir, don’t be trying to get sloppy toppy on the sly. Iyanla is not here for that invitation. By the way, the DMX episode of “Fix My Life” pulled in huge ratings, up 22% from the series debut in 2012.
DMX has barked hollered at his lawyers to see what he can do to get the episode pulled from Oprah’s network.
Oprah Winfrey and her other bestie, Tyler Perry, are coming together on OWN next month. To promote their new union, they put on their best wigs and country dresses and shot a promo to remind people how to find OWN on their TVs. Apparently, it’s been a little tough to do that, given the lackluster ratings Mother O was experiencing at first. Check out Oprah as her “The Color Purple” character, Miss Sofia, and Tyler as himself Madea.
I can’t even lie. As much as I can’t stand Madea, I sho’ did chuckle at this. Tune in May 28 and 29 for Tyler Perry’s two night premiere of his shows “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” on OWN. Will you watch?