Sunday, May 5, 2013

Via Queerty.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

TGOF: Test Pilot

Happy Friday! Now that you've had a chance to Meet the Guys, check out this footage that we shot with Jeffery and Patrick so that we could get YOUR thoughts on TGOF. Don't know what TGOF stands for? Watch the video to find out! Once you've finished watching, tell us what you think HERE. By giving us your feedback, you can truly help Jeffery, Patrick and your friendly OWN.tv team shape a web show that we are creating just for YOU!

To learn more about TGOF, click here

Jeffery Self & Patrick McDonald Hit Huge Gig On OWN 

Via jefferyself's Tumblr:

SO excited for you to check out the test episode of the new web show Patrick and I made for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network!! Please Like, Share, Tweet, and leave comments on the page if you like it. Positive feedback means more shows and two happy bros (see what I did there? I’m sorry. Forget I tried.) WATCH NOW!!! TGOF! 

I’ll surely watch them.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kathy Griffin Pokes Fun At Oprah On Inside Comedy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kathy Griffin on Oprah

Kathy Griffin talks to Rosie about why she has joked about Oprah in the past.

The Rosie Show: Kathy Griffin On Oprah

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rosie O’Donnell Aims to Save Oprah

The Advocate reports:

Rosie O’Donnell told journalists Friday that she thinks her daily evening talk show will give a boost to the floundering Oprah Winfrey Network. The Rosie Show, which is slated to air weeknights at 7 p.m., was changed from its original daytime slot. The network and O’Donnell herself seem to be banking on the show’s success, the Los Angeles Timesreports. Her own network talk show had a solid core audience, and when the lesbian comedian joinedThe View on ABC in 2006, ratings rose by double digits. Either way, O’Donnell said at the Television Critics Association press tour that she was done with broadcast networks for good after seeing NBC’s treatment of talk show host Conan O’Brien, who now has a nightly show on TBS.

And there’s no shame in saying it, cause she is. Love her!

Rosie O’Donnell Aims to Save Oprah

The Advocate reports:

Rosie O’Donnell told journalists Friday that she thinks her daily evening talk show will give a boost to the floundering Oprah Winfrey Network. 

The Rosie Show, which is slated to air weeknights at 7 p.m., was changed from its original daytime slot. The network and O’Donnell herself seem to be banking on the show’s success, the Los Angeles Timesreports. Her own network talk show had a solid core audience, and when the lesbian comedian joinedThe View on ABC in 2006, ratings rose by double digits. 

Either way, O’Donnell said at the Television Critics Association press tour that she was done with broadcast networks for good after seeing NBC’s treatment of talk show host Conan O’Brien, who now has a nightly show on TBS.

And there’s no shame in saying it, cause she is. Love her!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

'Visionaries: Tom Ford' Set To Air On Oprah's OWN Channel June 24

The Huffington Post reports:

Tom Ford’s next act will be an hour-long documentary slated to premiere on Oprah’s OWN channel come June 24, Racked reports. Ford is no stranger to the talk show diva’s cult; he and Colin Firth sat down with Winfrey to discuss “A Single Man” before the 2010 Oscars.This time around, cameras chronicled the designer-turned-director from his super secret womenswear show in N.Y.C. last fall to the recent vernissage of his flagship in Beverly Hills. Danica Lo writes:"Visionaries: Tom Ford" changes things entirely—Ford opens up to the audience in a way that we never imagined possible, revealing his own struggles with depression, mid-life crisis, and professional reinvention. He also reveals that he takes between three and five baths a day, a fact which, somehow, makes us really like him.At some point in the episode, Ford confesses, “I have, sometimes, mixed feelings about what we do because we convince people they’re not perfect enough. We promote materialism, which is ultimately not the thing that brings you happiness in the world.”He adds, “I could absolutely die tomorrow — I would not care. I feel like I’ve lived, I feel like I’ve had a great life. There are lots of things I’d like to do, I don’t want to die, but I’m comfortable enough with having lived and having experiences that death does not freak me out at all.”According to IMDB, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Annie Leibovitz, Tyler Perry and will.i.am were each filmed for their own “Visionaries” show.Read the rest at Racked.com.

'Visionaries: Tom Ford' Set To Air On Oprah's OWN Channel June 24

The Huffington Post reports:

Tom Ford’s next act will be an hour-long documentary slated to premiere on Oprah’s OWN channel come June 24, Racked reports. Ford is no stranger to the talk show diva’s cult; he and Colin Firth sat down with Winfrey to discuss “A Single Man” before the 2010 Oscars.
This time around, cameras chronicled the designer-turned-director from his super secret womenswear show in N.Y.C. last fall to the recent vernissage of his flagship in Beverly Hills. Danica Lo writes:
"Visionaries: Tom Ford" changes things entirely—Ford opens up to the audience in a way that we never imagined possible, revealing his own struggles with depression, mid-life crisis, and professional reinvention. He also reveals that he takes between three and five baths a day, a fact which, somehow, makes us really like him.
At some point in the episode, Ford confesses, “I have, sometimes, mixed feelings about what we do because we convince people they’re not perfect enough. We promote materialism, which is ultimately not the thing that brings you happiness in the world.”
He adds, “I could absolutely die tomorrow — I would not care. I feel like I’ve lived, I feel like I’ve had a great life. There are lots of things I’d like to do, I don’t want to die, but I’m comfortable enough with having lived and having experiences that death does not freak me out at all.”
According to IMDB, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Annie Leibovitz, Tyler Perry and will.i.am were each filmed for their own “Visionaries” show.
Read the rest at Racked.com.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oprah Says Bye to the Gays

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Madonna on Oprah

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Ellen DeGeneres Show:

Know Or Go! - Oprah Edition

Hi-la-ri-ous!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rosie O’Donnell To Tape OWN Show At Oprah’s Chicago Harpo Studios

ydr.com reports:

 It’s going to be so long “O” and hello “Ro” in Chicago’s West Loop.Rosie O’Donnell, a multiple Emmy winner for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and former co-host of “The View,” is going to help fill the void at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios when Winfrey retires her nationally syndicated TV program after 25 seasons in May.Chicago Harpo employees were told Monday that O’Donnell’s new one-hour daytime talk show, set to launch this fall on cable’s OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will tape on Winfrey’s soon-to-be-vacated stage in the studio space at West Washington Boulevard and North Carpenter Street."Hello people of Harpo, it’s me, Rosie O’Donnell, star of ‘The Flintstones,’" O’Donnell said, referring to her 1994 film in a homemade video message shown to studio staff. "I just wanted to say: Hi, I’m coming to Chicago. Yes, I am, and I’m thrilled about it. And I get to work with all of you, who have created magnificent television for two decades-plus."A child could be heard in the background and O’Donnell paused to say, “Quiet, Mommy’s working.” Then she continued: “It’s a huge thrill for me, and I’m beyond the beyond. And thank you, Oprah. And thank all you people there, some of you who are going to be sticking around and helping us make a kick-ass show for the Oprah Winfrey Network. And that’s it: Thrilled, thanks, and I hope I didn’t blow the surprise. Figure you already knew. Right?”Winfrey, through a spokesman, said she was “delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I’ve called home” since January 1990."Speaking from experience, she will be working with the best team in television in one of the greatest cities in the world," said Winfrey, a co-owner of Los Angeles-based OWN with Discovery Communications.The cable channel launched in January. It has struggled to gain traction with viewers, although “Season 25: ‘Oprah’ Behind the Scenes” has developed a following in showing the hard work Harpo personnel have put into this final season of Winfrey’s syndicated program.It’s not yet known how many of the 355 Chicago employees who were working at Harpo as of the end of last year will be needed to work on O’Donnell’s program. OWN has bought 130 episodes for next season, the same number of new hours as Harpo’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is producing this season for CBS Television Distribution."We’re going to sit down and have some really detailed, creative conversations (about the new show) with Rosie," said Erik Logan, who shares the presidency of Harpo Productions with Sheri Salata. "Once we get a sense of that, we’ll know the appropriate way to staff it. The great news is we’ve got a tremendous talent pool right here at 110 N. Carpenter to draw from."We’ve got the people here who’ve been producing the No. 1 show in daytime for 25 years," he said. "Rosie is stepping into a terrific situation. We’re going to have the best team on television, as Oprah has said time and time again, taking on one of the most important shows for OWN."The O’Donnell announcement makes good a public promise Salata and Logan made in December 2009."For more than two decades, you have this relationship with Chicago — Chicago being our hometown city — so that is our charge here, to keep this Chicago studio strong," Salata told the Chicago Tribune at that time. "Without the ‘Oprah’ show, there definitely are some challenges to that."The new program will be produced by O’Donnell and Harpo Studios, which will name an executive producer later."Rosie, God love her, she is a TV baby and she jumped at the chance to bring her new show to the famous stage at 110 N. Carpenter and to have this team, Oprah’s team, produce her new show," said Salata, who is also executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."Lisa Erspamer, OWN’s chief creative officer, said in a statement that the channel is “pleased to have our partners at Harpo producing Rosie’s talk show,” calling O’Donnell “an incredible talent.”O’Donnell is a comedian, author, former magazine publisher, producer and actress who shot part of the 1992 film “A League of Their Own” in Chicago. She won six successive Daytime Emmys during her 1996-2002 run as host of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in syndication. She also won a Primetime Emmy for her work on the 1998 Tony Awards telecast and co-hosted ABC’s “The View” between Meredith Vieira’s exit in 2006 and Whoopi Goldberg’s arrival in 2007.Currently host of a regular program on Sirius XM Radio, O’Donnell has been an activist in drawing attention to issues such as gay adoption and her charitable organization, Rosie’s Theater Kids, provides arts education to underserved youths.

Rosie O’Donnell To Tape OWN Show At Oprah’s Chicago Harpo Studios

ydr.com reports:

 It’s going to be so long “O” and hello “Ro” in Chicago’s West Loop.
Rosie O’Donnell, a multiple Emmy winner for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and former co-host of “The View,” is going to help fill the void at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios when Winfrey retires her nationally syndicated TV program after 25 seasons in May.
Chicago Harpo employees were told Monday that O’Donnell’s new one-hour daytime talk show, set to launch this fall on cable’s OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, will tape on Winfrey’s soon-to-be-vacated stage in the studio space at West Washington Boulevard and North Carpenter Street.
"Hello people of Harpo, it’s me, Rosie O’Donnell, star of ‘The Flintstones,’" O’Donnell said, referring to her 1994 film in a homemade video message shown to studio staff. "I just wanted to say: Hi, I’m coming to Chicago. Yes, I am, and I’m thrilled about it. And I get to work with all of you, who have created magnificent television for two decades-plus."
A child could be heard in the background and O’Donnell paused to say, “Quiet, Mommy’s working.” Then she continued: “It’s a huge thrill for me, and I’m beyond the beyond. And thank you, Oprah. And thank all you people there, some of you who are going to be sticking around and helping us make a kick-ass show for the Oprah Winfrey Network. And that’s it: Thrilled, thanks, and I hope I didn’t blow the surprise. Figure you already knew. Right?”
Winfrey, through a spokesman, said she was “delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I’ve called home” since January 1990.
"Speaking from experience, she will be working with the best team in television in one of the greatest cities in the world," said Winfrey, a co-owner of Los Angeles-based OWN with Discovery Communications.
The cable channel launched in January. It has struggled to gain traction with viewers, although “Season 25: ‘Oprah’ Behind the Scenes” has developed a following in showing the hard work Harpo personnel have put into this final season of Winfrey’s syndicated program.
It’s not yet known how many of the 355 Chicago employees who were working at Harpo as of the end of last year will be needed to work on O’Donnell’s program. OWN has bought 130 episodes for next season, the same number of new hours as Harpo’s “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is producing this season for CBS Television Distribution.
"We’re going to sit down and have some really detailed, creative conversations (about the new show) with Rosie," said Erik Logan, who shares the presidency of Harpo Productions with Sheri Salata. "Once we get a sense of that, we’ll know the appropriate way to staff it. The great news is we’ve got a tremendous talent pool right here at 110 N. Carpenter to draw from.
"We’ve got the people here who’ve been producing the No. 1 show in daytime for 25 years," he said. "Rosie is stepping into a terrific situation. We’re going to have the best team on television, as Oprah has said time and time again, taking on one of the most important shows for OWN."
The O’Donnell announcement makes good a public promise Salata and Logan made in December 2009.
"For more than two decades, you have this relationship with Chicago — Chicago being our hometown city — so that is our charge here, to keep this Chicago studio strong," Salata told the Chicago Tribune at that time. "Without the ‘Oprah’ show, there definitely are some challenges to that."
The new program will be produced by O’Donnell and Harpo Studios, which will name an executive producer later.
"Rosie, God love her, she is a TV baby and she jumped at the chance to bring her new show to the famous stage at 110 N. Carpenter and to have this team, Oprah’s team, produce her new show," said Salata, who is also executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Lisa Erspamer, OWN’s chief creative officer, said in a statement that the channel is “pleased to have our partners at Harpo producing Rosie’s talk show,” calling O’Donnell “an incredible talent.”
O’Donnell is a comedian, author, former magazine publisher, producer and actress who shot part of the 1992 film “A League of Their Own” in Chicago. She won six successive Daytime Emmys during her 1996-2002 run as host of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in syndication. She also won a Primetime Emmy for her work on the 1998 Tony Awards telecast and co-hosted ABC’s “The View” between Meredith Vieira’s exit in 2006 and Whoopi Goldberg’s arrival in 2007.
Currently host of a regular program on Sirius XM Radio, O’Donnell has been an activist in drawing attention to issues such as gay adoption and her charitable organization, Rosie’s Theater Kids, provides arts education to underserved youths.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oprah Dismisses Rumors Of Feud

With Rosie O’Donnell

The Huffington Post reports:

Oprah dismissed rumors that there was a feud between her and Rosie O’Donnell, taking to Twitter on Wednesday to say that they were completely false.
O’Donnell is starting a daytime talk show on Oprah’s OWN network. But Popeater alleged that the two are clashing over the direction of the show. The site claims that O’Donnell wants the show to have a distinct political orientation, whereas Oprah wants to avoid the controversies O’Donnell got herself into on “The View” and stick with less polarizing fare.
Oprah sought to throw cold water on the report,writing on Twitter that there was nothing to the rumours.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lea T Appears on Oprah 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Oprah’s Big Family Secret: I Have A Sister

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oprah Talks Fortune With Piers Morgan

Friday, January 14, 2011

Oprah Buys Chaz Bono Doc

The Advocate reports:

Before the movie debuts at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, Oprah Winfrey’s cable upstart OWN,has snapped up the rights to Becoming Chaz, a documentary that follows Chaz Bono’s gender reassignment journey.
Deadline reports that OWN is planning a major party at the festival and will announce the acquisition there.
The film is directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the duo behind The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Inside Deep Throat, and Party Monster.