We are all intrinsic voyeurs, and while there’s a large part of us that wants to see people fail, there’s also a large part of us that wants to see people succeed. My guess is that Oprah has the latter affliction. She employed Lindsay Lohan for a “docu-series” shortly after Lindsay exited rehab, and though her intentions were pure, this was a poor decision all around. First, Lindsay should have lead a low-key life as she transitioned back to normalcy and sobriety. Second, the show has only served to prove all of Lindsay’s character failings. She yells at her staff, she cancels shoots at the expense of production, she lies on camera, and lastly, she throws temperamental fits like a spoiled child with stunted development. Her entire entourage enables her antics, and I’m guessing she’ll spend herself into bankruptcy pretty soon. Make no mistake. I know she’s an addict, and many addicts will relapse for years before finally staying sober. But given that Lindsay Lohan is spending the weekend at Coachella, my uneducated guess is that she’s not on the road to a successful turnaround. Sorry, Oprah. Watch a clip below.
The Dishmaster loves nothing more than when power players poke fun at themselves, and Saturday Night Live accomplished just that with Kerry Washington as its host. Washington’s skit addressed the often maligned SNL black-woman-casting-drought in a skit that forced her to play numerous black characters back-to-back. Watch below to see her spot-on Michelle Obama and Oprah, followed by some hilarious subtitles from SNL during her time off screen.
Just when you began to count her out, it’s time to adjust your abacus. Oprah’s new Lee Daniels’ directed film, ‘The Butler,’ opened at number one this weekend, and the intake is impressive. According to Deadline, it scored $25 million, which an largely attributed to Oprah’s press tour, in addition to its positive reviews. That’s no surprise considering Oprah is a consummate salesman, and when she’s selling herself — it’s even better. Things are generally on the upswing for the media titan, whose single-handedly turned OWN’s ratings around, after newly taking over upon her talk show’s end. Watch the trailer for the film below. Congrats to the Big O.
Oprah took the passenger seat on Watch What Happens Live and refreshingly answered every question asked. True to form, Andy hid his hard-hitting questions behind the viewers, asking Oprah if she went to easy on Whitney Houston. Oprah replied with an interesting explanation about how she approaches her interviews, leaving judgment at the door (hear that Dr. Phil?). Watch below.
Is Lindsay Lohan “addicted to chaos?” Oprah sure wants to know. The tabloid queen will sit down for a one-on-one interview, and it looks as if the talk show titan asked her everything the public wants to know. Here’s hoping this interview isn’t a bit premature, and Lindsay keeps it together.
Tune in Sunday, August 18, at 9/8c.