“The Rosie Show” and “Oprah’s Lifeclass” will debut concurrently across five Discovery Communications networks.
A Deadline.com report Thursday said the shows will air on OWN, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit, Discovery Health and Planet Green.
The “Lifeclass” premiere marks Winfrey’s return to the tube after ending the syndicated “Oprah Winfrey Show” on May 25. The OWN website says “Lifeclass” will offer Winfrey’s “guidelines for fulfilling your life’s potential, breaking through your barriers, understanding your purpose, letting go of anger, how to use joy to fuel your life and becoming all you were meant to be.”
Winfrey certainly has fulfilled her life’s potential: Forbes.com this week named her “The Highest Paid Woman in Entertainment,” saying she earned $290 million between May 2010 and May 2011.
O’Donnell had a popular sydicated talk show from 1996 to 2002, joined ABC’s “The View”briefly in 2006-07, and most recently did an 18-month gig on SiriusXM radio.
Her new show will consist of stand-up comedy, a daily game show segment, guest stars and discussions of current events.
Penn Badgley marched amongst protestors at Occupy Wall Street at least twice this week.
The actor was spotted once Sunday taking photographs and again Wednesday marching and holding a sign stating “Bring Back The Glass Stengell Act!! No To Corporate Greed!” according to The Huffington Post.
“I mean, listen, it’s cheesy… but I want to do whatever I can,” the actor said to Capital NY on joining the protests after a friend was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. “It’s absurd that celebrity power is what it is…use any tool you have, you know?”
The 24-year-old Gossip Girl star joined demonstrators at New York City’s Occupy Wall Street protests, being the latest liberal-leaning celebrity to join the nationwide movement.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement, a populist sit-in demonstration against the corruption of the financial industry, is uniting people nationwide.
Jennifer Lopez is set to meet her idol Barbra Streisand at Elle magazine's upcoming Women In Hollywood gala when she presents her with the L'Oreal Paris Legend Award.
Octavia Spencer will hand over a prize to her The Help co-star Viola Davis and Evan Rachel Wood will be feted by Robin Wright. Hairspray director Adam Shankman will present his star Michelle Pfeiffer with her accolade.
Others to receive awards at the prizegiving on 17 October (11) include newcomer Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Watts.
Todd was at the fishing dock in his hometown when he spotted two bull sharks in the water. What's notable is that these two sharks were spotted in fresh water, close to land.
"The Today Show" suggests that bull sharks are in these waters because they are following shrimp boats that throw fish overboard.
According to the Associated Press, the Department of Natural Resources in Brunswick's Carolyn Belcher says that "since smaller sharks have been displaced lately because of changing salinity in creeks, the larger sharks are moving in."
"The Today Show" narrates, "In the movie 'Jaws,' the hunt for a killer shark took place in the open ocean. For Noel Todd, his shark showdown was basically in his backyard."
Todd caught the 8.5-ft long, 368-lb. shark with a shark hook, bait, and ropes, and then dragged the animal to the dock. It's an unspoken assumption that the shark was then killed, as the narrator concludes that Todd gave the shark to a friend and kept the jaws for himself.
Whether the stars take a salary cut or not, there won't be many more new adventures in the town of Springfield.
Fox executives told The Wrap on Wednesday that even if the voice actors behind the iconic animated show "The Simpsons" take a massive pay cut, the show is no longer profitable as a first-run series and will end after next season. If the actors don't agree to a cut, this season, the show's 23rd, will be its final batch of new episodes.
The Daily Beast reported Monday that the actors were facing a 45% cut from their $440,000 per episode salary, which would take them down from $8 million to just over $4 million; they countered with an offer of a 30% cut but with a small slice of the show's backend, which includes merchandise, syndication and DVD sales. The executive told The Wrap that any agreement would only be for one more season.
Having pulled his iconic Monday Night Football introduction song following his comments on Fox News comparing President Obama to Hitler on Monday, ESPN has announced that they are terminating their relationship with the country star permanently.
"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years," the company said in a statement. "The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."
“I’m not that good looking. I think I’m a pretty weird-looking guy. Every role I got up until ‘The Notebook’ [in 2004] was the weirdo, freak, psychopath, nerd, outsider character guy. I think things have changed."
Apple co-founder and Chairman Steve Jobs died today. He was 56.
Jobs had been suffering from various health issues following the seven-year anniversary of his surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer in August 2004. Apple announced in January that he would be taking an indeterminate medical leave of absence. Jobs then stepped down as chief executive in late August, citing his inability to "meet my duties and expectations" stemming from his illness.
Jobs had undergone a liver transplant in April 2009 during an earlier planned six-month leave of absence. He returned to work for a year and a half before his health forced him to take more time off. He told his employees in August, "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."
One of the most legendary businessmen in American history, Jobs turned three separate industries on their head in the 35 (April 1, 1976) years he was involved in the technology industry.
Personal computing was invented with the launch of the Apple II in 1977. Legal digital music recordings were brought into the mainstream with the iPod and iTunes in the early 2000s, and mobile phones were never the same after the 2007 debut of the iPhone. Jobs played an instrumental role in the development of all three, and managed to find time to transform the art of computer-generated movie-making on the side.
Paul Walker has signed on to star inHours, a post-Hurricane Katrina thriller that is making the directorial debut of screenwriter Eric Heisserer.
Hours makes a change of pace for Heisserer, who is one of the town’s go-to horror guys; he wrote The Thing, which opens October 14, as well as the recent 3D pic, Final Destination. He also co-wrote 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Hours tells the tale of about a young father (Walker) and his fight to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned New Orleans hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Peter Safran (Buried) will produce the film though his Safran Company, which is also financing the project, which is eyeing a March 2012 start. The film will shoot on location in and around New Orleans.
For Walker, coming off the massive success of Fast Five, Hours reteams with Safran, for whom he just completed principal photography on indie thriller Vehicle 19. The actor also exec produced the movie.