This includes film luminaries like George Lucas at his ranch, as well as a group of Hasidic Jews who'd never heard of her before agreeing to do her program. Clearly, the freedom that's been allowed her with the OWN network has opened Winfrey's mind to the possibilities of what she can explore.
Kris Jenner demonstrated this principle earlier in the week, and now Dr. and Lisa Oz are saying the same thing, after Bill Hader parodied the TV doctor in a sketch that showed him demonstrating the science of pooping in your pants.
"He could not have been happier. It was like, you know what, I've had a #1 daytime show, but the day he was on 'SNL' that meant he was successful," Lisa told 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox).
First, Dr. Oz explained the Transformation Nation challenge that's headlining the third season of his 'Dr. Oz Show.' He explained that each month of his seven-month season focuses on different issues, and in May, everyone will vote for the "person who's done the right things, who represents us," and that person will receive one million dollars.
"Yes, I'm a project," Dean admitted, before protesting Oz's assertion that each piece of her fried chicken contains 1,400 calories. "I think he got his information wrong ... it's got to be the whole chicken," she joked.
Hosted by Wayne Brady ('Let's Make a Deal'), the show entertained with musical numbers (from Brady and Marie Osmond), had touching tributes to Oprah Winfrey, Susan Lucci and Lifetime Achievement Recipients Pat Sajack ('Wheel of Fortune') and Alex Trebek ('Jeopardy') and, if you're a soap fan, you saw some surprising wins including a tie for the directors of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless.'
Read on to get the scoop from your winners and see how why the Father's Day-win was especially poignant for one trophy recipient.
"I watch the shows when he's here and every time he's either rubbing your belly, or you're puckering up," said Lisa Oz. "Last time, I think you said, 'Kiss me!' And, you know, I'm getting a little nervous."
Watch the video after the jump.
Even if MSNBC had done some publicity, it may not have helped. MSNBC daytime is a major problem for the network. They've been juggling and re-juggling the personalities, but nothing has worked. So while Dylan Ratigan is getting another slot on the channel, Dr. Nancy will return to her work as NBC's chief medical editor doing the NBC News and Today.
Joy Behar and Dr. Mehmet Oz, however, got frisky on 'The View' while discussing these and a part of the human anatomy that, uh, shall remain nameless. Watch the clip for more, but be forewarned, the humor veers dangerously close to the scatological.
Watch the video after the jump.
"... And you get a show! And you get a show!"
Harpo Productions has announced plans for a new syndicated talk show featuring Nate Berkus, interior designer and featured regular on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' The as yet to be titled show is slated for 2010 and would be the second collaboration between Harpo Productions and its distributor, Sony Pictures Television. Their first collaboration, 'The Dr. Oz Show,' premiered this year and is proof that Oprah knows how to cultivate and develop new daytime talk show stars.
Berkus will join Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz in the "I was on Oprah, now I have my own show" club.
There are pros and cons on either side. The companies that syndicated her talk show stand to lose a significant asset if she wraps up the current incarnation and abandons the market. Think of all those afternoon hours around that country that count on Oprah at three or four o'clock, or the morning slots where Oprah leads in to noon newscasts. Companies like CBS Distribution and the Tribune Company have feasted on the robust ratings Oprah has consistently delivered.
I haven't watched Oprah for years, but I'll be tuning in this week and maybe even recording the shows to watch again later. Why? Because she's got a bunch of shows I can really use!
After admitting to the world that her weight has crept back up to 200 lbs. (although if a celebrity says they weigh 200 lbs., really they weigh at least 220 lbs. - trust me on this), she's getting back on that wagon and taking that fat bull by the horns.
Here's the rundown for her "Best Life Week," day by day:
Monday, Jan. 5: Your Weight. To get back on track, Oprah talks about her diet, workout plan, and ways to put yourself back on the priority list. Her workout guy Bob Greene stops by to help us all out of a rut. I just joined a gym, so I'm completely on-board with this one.
When asked by Access Hollywood about The Oprah Winfrey Show ending in 2011, Ms. W said, "I'm not done." Well, you sure could have knocked me over with a feather. I mean, really, I understand that it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, but I really thought Oprah had other worlds to conquer, other fish to fry.
Therefore, there have to be other factors to explain why Oprah's landmark TV talk show has lost its luster -- at least ratings-wise. I've come up with six possible reasons.
The challenge for Paula will be coming up with a show that's not simply an echo of her other two shows. Unlike Rachael, who does a full-fledged talk show with a cooking segment, Paula's new effort is being called a "cooking" show. That could be limiting.
TV Squad Hot Topics
Most Popular Articles
From Our Partners
- 'The Big Bang Theory' recap: The gang imagines life without Sheldon in 'The Cooper Extraction'
- 'The X Factor' results: Did Restless Road or Jeff Gutt go home?
- 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Q&A panel live stream
- 'Game of Thrones': King Joffrey's 10 most evil moments
- 'New Girl': A Super Bowl episode with Prince?
- More From Zap2it
- Kurt Sutter to Follow Up Sons of Anarchy With Period Drama Pilot for FX
- Grimm's David Giuntoli Talks Sewers, Stunt Mishaps and Why Santa Had It Coming
- Video: Dulé Hill On Psych's Musical Episode, [Spoiler]'s Looming Death and the Series Finale
- TVLine Items: Goldbergs Casting Scoop, Survivor Renewed, Gail O'Grady Gets Revenge and More
- Community Trailer 'Rings' in Season 5 With Britta Worship, Donald Glover In-Jokes, Walton Goggins
- More From TVLine