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Finale Ratings: 'Oprah' Breaks Record, 'American Idol' Soars

May 27, 2011 09:05:51

"" finale delivered a highest overnight rating for the program in 17 years. The last episode which aired May 25 received a 13.3 household rating, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen. That was the biggest since a February 21, 1994 episode titled "People Shed Their Disguises" which generated a 13.4 rating.

The Wednesday installment was the culminate in a three-day farewell episodes of "Oprah". The Monday and Tuesday episodes, which were star-studded, delivered a 10.2 rating and a 10.7 rating respectively.

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Video: Oprah Winfrey Thanks Viewers for Ugly Crying With Her in 'Oprah' Finale

May 26, 2011 12:05:49

has bid farewell to loyal viewers of "" on Wednesday, May 25. Wearing a pink dress, the 57-year-old hosted the finale which was taped on May 24 without inviting any guest to the stage.

"There are no words to match this moment," she opened her speech after teary audience greeted her with clap as she entered the stage for the last time. "Every word I've ever spoken from the stage of the Oprah show - 4,561 days of my life - is what this moment is all about."

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Guest in 'Oprah' Finale Revealed, OWN to Go Dark During the Airing

May 25, 2011 09:05:31

Details of "" finale have been revealed. According to reports, the last episode which was taped on Tuesday, May 24 features no one as a guest. Instead of welcoming celebrities like the two star-studded farewell episodes, the finale will see sharing her life lessons she has learned while hosting the show.

"It was just her the whole time, a recap of what she believed in, what we've given her as viewers and what she hopes she has given us," said Nancy Evankoe who went to the taping in Chicago. "This is my love letter to you," Oprah allegedly told the audience.

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'Oprah' Finale Promo: Oprah Winfrey Has No Idea

May 21, 2011 10:05:52

Another sneak peek to "" finale, "Surprise Oprah! The Two-Day Farewell Spectacular", has been obtained in a form of a promo. In these two farewell episodes, will be surprised with the appearances of the "biggest stars on the planet" and some living legends.

Oprah taped the show on Tuesday, May 17 at Chicago's United Center. The first half of the show was hosted by with and among the guest stars. , meanwhile, was billed as one of musical performers.

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Photos From 'Oprah' Finale Taping, David Letterman 'Crushed' by the Snub

May 20, 2011 11:05:05

A bunch of pictures from the taping of "" on Tuesday, May 17 have given a preview to the show's finale. During the four-hour taping, A-listers gathered at Chicago's United Center to join in recording two farewell episodes that will air next week.

appeared as the first guest in the first hour which was hosted by . The "" actor, who donned a casual black ensemble, told Oprah he has been on the show 12 times.

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Video: Sneak Peek to President Obama's Appearance on 'Oprah'

April 28, 2011 10:04:07

"" has taped an episode featuring President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle on Wednesday, April 27 as scheduled. A sneak peek to the couple's visit has now been made available for viewing pleasure, revealing that Obama's birth certificate issue is going to be discussed during the interview.

"Why did you wait so long, though?" Oprah asked the president. "When it first came up, were you thinking, I hope I was born here?" Wearing a formal suit with his wife sitting next to him, he responded, "Can I just say? I was there, so I knew that - I knew I had been born. I remembered it."

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The Obamas to Visit 'Oprah' for One of Final Episodes

April 13, 2011 08:04:18

has lined up U.S. President as her guest for one of her show's final episodes. A White House official and publicists for the daily TV show said on Tuesday, April 12 that Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will tape their appearance in Chicago on April 27, and the episode will air on May 2.

It would be Obama's first appearance on the show as a president. Before the 2008 election, he has appeared on the show in 2005 and 2006. Mrs. Obama, meanwhile, was recently a guest on "" in January.

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' Not Filming in Egypt

March 05, 2011 01:03:50

Representatives for have shot down reports the talk show queen is taping a future episode of her show in Egypt. The country's new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur reportedly told a local news station in Cairo that Winfrey was planning to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on "a Friday in March".

Tahrir Square became famous earlier this year when it turned into a meeting place for activists protesting the dictatorship of Egypt's now-ousted president Hosni Mubarak. But Oprah's aides insist the talk show queen is not planning a trip to the Middle East.

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' to Be Filmed in Chaotic Egypt

March 05, 2011 11:03:25

U.S. TV titan will take her show to the center of the Egyptian pro-democracy protests in the capital Cairo, according to a new report. Thousands of Egyptians flooded the city's Tahrir Square last month to call for the resignation of now-ousted president Hosni Mubarak after 30 years of dictatorship.

Winfrey has now accepted an invitation to set up a studio on the site later this month for a live show in a bid to attract holidaymakers back to the country, according to Egypt's new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur. He tells local media, "The plan is for her to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on a Friday in March, but the date has not been finalized. The most famous TV hostess in the world accepted without hesitation."

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Michael Vick Snubs 'Oprah' for Personal Reasons

February 17, 2011 11:02:05

Disgraced American footballer has scrapped his appearance on the " for personal reasons. had to withdraw her bet with CNN newsman over who would land the first in-depth interview with the sportsman, who was jailed in 2007 for his part in a dog fighting ring, in order to land the big get - but now Vick has backed out of the TV chat, which was scheduled to air next week.

Vick was expected to discuss his 18-month prison stint and his image makeover as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on the show. A statement from him reads, "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."

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Michelle Obama Is Coming to 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

January 22, 2011 09:01:17

has landed an interview with the First Lady of United States. Michelle Obama was in Chicago on Friday, January 21 to tape an episode of "" which would air on Thursday, January 27.

Michelle would be there to talk about military families and her forthcoming launch of national campaign to support and honor such families. She would be joined by TV journalist Tom Brokaw and reporter Bob Woodward in addition to a military family.

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Oprah Winfrey Invited as Piers Morgan's First Guest on CNN

January 07, 2011 02:01:12

will be British journalist-turned-TV personality 's first guest when he launches his new CNN chat show on January 17. Morgan was announced as longtime CNN anchor 's replacement last year and he admits he knew he had to get a big first guest.

He says, "No one can say that Oprah isn't a great get... She's one of two or three of the most brilliant gets in the world. She's a compelling interview. Everyone has interviewed Oprah over the years. Is my interview as good as the ones that have been done before? She thought so. I guarantee you'll enjoy this one."

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'Oprah's Australian Adventure' Sneak Peek Videos

December 18, 2010 10:12:46

Network stations in Australia have started airing a coverage of 's visit to their country. Lengthy sneak peeks of "Oprah's Australian Adventure" show how the talk show queen raised the temperature on an open stage and the footage of how got one of his eyes hurt during a stunt for the show.

One press took the economic point of view of Oprah's visit to Down Under. In a press conference, Oprah said, "I am now an unofficial, I've made myself an unofficial ambassador of Australia. And I have the biggest mouth on Earth. A big mouth and a big platform." She also promised to return to the continent.

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Oprah's 'Ultimate Australian Adventure' Sneak Peek

December 14, 2010 03:12:40

Audience of "" will get a clue of how big her "Ultimate Australian Adventure" show will be. Several photos from the taped episode have revealed the guests that she brings over to a massive outdoor stage. They include Australia's iconic family, the Irwins.

Terri Irwin, the widow of "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is seen in the picture with her kids, Bindi and Bob. She choked up when talking about her husband who died in 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. News.com.au reported that Bindi Irwin told that she still watches her dad's tapes everyday. "That way it's like he's still there," she said. "He was the best dad ever." Terri meanwhile said, "When we lost him the wind stopped."

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Oprah Winfrey Made History by Inviting Talk Show Kings and Queens

November 11, 2010 01:11:57

made TV history on Wednesday, November 10 when she invited America's talk show kings and queens on her show. It was the first time Montell Williams, Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ricki Lake and Geraldo Rivera had ever appeared together in a TV studio.

Winfrey introduced the get together by stating, "We have never all been in one room together, so this is a first... About 110 people have had their own daytime talk show; most did not last very long, and only a few became household names."

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Preview of Oprah Winfrey's Interview With the Jacksons

November 05, 2010 09:11:04

When secured a world exclusive interview with 's family, she is not one to waste the rare opportunity. In a preview of the November 8 episode, Oprah threw daring questions to Katherine and Joe Jackson, including who told the children that their father died and whether Joe thinks Michael was afraid of him as a child.

But it looks like the interview is not going to be all intense. Oprah told Katherine that she was once hoping to be her daughter-in-law. Coincidentally, this Thursday, Oprah aired an episode where she met her teen heartthrob, Jackie Jackson, who is Michael's older brother. Oprah would also meet the kids, Paris, Prince and Blanket and chat with them in the dining room and the backyard over lemonade.

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Oprah's Interview With the Jacksons Airs After Molestation Episode

November 03, 2010 10:11:36

Back in early October, 's trucks pulled over the Jackson family compound in Encino, prompting rumor that she was planning one of the most coveted interviews ever in "" history. This week, new details confirmed the rare TV interview with 's children and parents.

A picture, published by People, gives the hard evidence that Oprah sat down with Katherine and Joe Jackson as well as Prince, Paris and Blanket at their house's backyard. Katherine, who had been quiet since Michael's death, reportedly would talk about Michael's childhood, the day her son died, and how they have been coping up. Also within one hour, there may be discussion of her lawsuit against concert promoter AEG and the family's legal woes with Michael's estate.

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' Reunited the 'Sound of Music' Family

October 29, 2010 03:10:57

has just given a boost in the sale of "The Sound of Music" 45th-anniversary deluxe DVD box set. The talk show host invited all of the Oscar-winning musical movie's cast to her couch and aired the reunion episode on Thursday, October 28.

"" first welcome who played the main character Maria before aka Captain von Trapp joined the fiesta. The line-up was completed by all seven of the now grown-up von Trapp children; Kym Karath (Gretl), Debbie Turner (Marta), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Duane Chase (Kurt), Heather Menzies (Louisa), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), and Charmian Carr (Liesl).

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Susan Boyle Talks Bullies on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

October 20, 2010 04:10:52

Scottish singing sensation has opened up about the bullies who made her teenage years hell in her new memoirs. With teen tormenting a huge issue in the news right now following a string of bullying-related suicides in recent weeks in America, Boyle joined the celebrities raising awareness about the plight of victims when she appeared on "" on Tuesday, October 19.

Talking about her school days in her native Scotland, which she writes about in autobiography "The Woman I Was Born to Be", Boyle told Winfrey, "(There was) name calling, burning my clothes with a cigarette and trying to trip me up - stuff like that. It wasn't really human and I was being hit round the head and stuff like that. That was physical, but the most hurtful was the psychological things - name calling, repeated name calling... they weren't very nice."

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Report: Oprah Winfrey Doing Interview With Katherine Jackson

October 12, 2010 02:10:51

It looks like would like to secure one of the most coveted interviews of all time before her talk show ends next year. Words are "" host is doing a one-on-one with Katherine Jackson aka 's mother and legal guardian of his children.

TMZ spotted a production truck pulling over the Jackson family compound on Saturday, October 9 afternoon. A production crew told the site that they were there for "an Oprah shoot". The queen of daytime talk show herself was not spotted on the property, leading to speculation that the crew was only taping an introductory segment.

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Video: 'Glee' Performance on 'Oprah'

April 08, 2010 09:04:11

Lady GaGa Heading to 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

January 12, 2010 10:01:47

Susan Boyle to Visit 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

January 09, 2010 01:01:06

Official, 'Oprah Winfrey Show' Ends in 2011

November 20, 2009 09:11:26

Harpo: Oprah Winfrey Has Not Decided a Move

November 06, 2009 09:11:43

'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Comes in Spanish

October 21, 2008 01:10:50

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