Sigh. Today marks the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” I’m used to being gruff and opinionated and brash and witchy with a “B.” But when it comes to my O, I can be none of those. Yes, I am an Oprah-file. I love her show, her style, her sensibility, her honesty. She has done so much for so many.
Forget about the trips to Australia. Forget about the audience getting cars. Forget about her favorite things. At her core, Oprah Winfrey has been a teacher. She has taught us important lessons in life. She taught us to be true to ourselves. She has schooled millions with her show and literally schooled more than 64,000 by paying for their educations with her Angel network. Sitting in the audience at the United Center for Oprah’s third and second to last shows and watching video montage after video montage, I realized just what an influence she has had in the lives of millions.
Everyone knows Oprah is a billionaire. Everyone knows she is the most powerful woman in media. But when you watch her show, Oprah is your neighbor, your teacher, your mentor, your shrink, your friend. My friend is moving. Instead of seeing her everyday, I will only see her once a week and on a channel that I have to look up b/c I have no clue where to find it on my cable (Channel 220, I think).
As Oprah Winfrey tweaks her new network, OWN, she wants to know what her fans think, so the billionaire talk-show queen has opened a new email account to read what viewers have to say. Now you can email Winfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m sure Oprah has her minions reading each and every email, so don’t expect Oprah to be on her iPad all day replying to everyone, but I truly believe Oprah will listen to her viewers and you never know, you just might get an email reply one day signed by the big O.
Thanks to Australian television, you can see Hugh eating it during Oprah’s taping in Australia… check it out! SEE THE ORIGINAL STORY HERE.
Oprah is throwing one wild party down under…and actor Hugh Jackman is feeling the pain the day after.
Jackman was taping one of Winfrey’s Ultimate Australia Adventure shows on Tuesday when he made a dramatic entrance on a flying fox – a heavy-duty wire set with a harness and handle assembly that slides on wheels. However, he hit the brakes to lit and collided with light rigging. Jackman received a nasty cut under the eye and Oprah stopped production of the show. When Jackman was ready to go, just 10 minutes later, the show taping resume and Jackman appeared with a bandage over the injury and a black eye. Ouch!!! He even took part in a show closing dance number.
Oprah is taping four shows in Australia as part of her farewell season. The Australia shows will air in January.
They will explore the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback and the country’s wine regions, take surfing lessons, observe kangaroos and koalas on Kangaroo Island and enjoy beachside barbecues, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two Oprah shows will be taped at the Sydney Opera House on the 14th and another will be taped in a TBD location, but it’s believed it will in the Outback.
Have fun, Sheilas! Throw a shrimp on the barbi for me and don’t the let the dingo eat ya baby! G’day!