Oprah and Ava DuVernay to Create Drama Series for OWN

Ava DuVernay is having a good year. The filmmaker is teaming up with Oprah to create a new series for the Oprah Winfrey Network based off of the novel Queen Sugar. DuVernay will wear multiple hats as the writer, director and executive producer of the series, while Oprah will executive produce and have a recurring role… » 2/02/15 4:30pm 2/02/15 4:30pm

OWN's Light Girls Documentary Extends the Colorism Debate

In January, Oprah's OWN is airing Light Girls, the sequel to the 2011 documentary Dark Girls that explores issues of colorism in the black community. » 12/24/14 6:00pm 12/24/14 6:00pm

How Oxygen Keeps Trying (And Failing) to Attract Young Women

Oh Oxygen. We need it to breathe, we need it to live and the executives over at the television network it's named after are always trying to convince us that we need to watch it. » 7/16/14 2:10pm 7/16/14 2:10pm

The Lindsay Lohan Trifecta: Dina, Denial and Some Coked-Up Russians

The penultimate episode of Lindsay featured all the classic elements of "the Lohan suite"—a little bit of Dina, some familial finger-pointing, 7 am coke jaw, pathological tardiness and lack of professional commitment. It was enough to push an Elle editor—who forgot she was still wearing her mic pack—over the edge. » 4/14/14 2:00pm 4/14/14 2:00pm

Lindsay Lohan Finally Admits to Relapsing

Yes, Lindsay Lohan's flakiness, pathological tardiness, and refusal to adhere to a shooting schedule—all of which have become the meat of her docu-series—makes her look totally unprofessional and a risky hire for potential producers. But the real reason why Lindsay is the final nail in the coffin of her career is… » 4/07/14 1:20pm 4/07/14 1:20pm

Watch Oprah Bitch About Being Fed Up With Lindsay Lohan

A brilliant move by the documentary team behind Lindsay is that they filmed Oprah's reaction as she got briefed on the progress of the docu-series. The news was not good: Lindsay was being difficult, refusing to film and holding the entire production hostage. Oprah sucked on her cheeks before saying she would rather… » 3/24/14 10:30am 3/24/14 10:30am

Just How Broke Is Lindsay Lohan?

Just two episodes into Lindsay it's apparent that the troubled actress needed the OWN reality series for more than just to relaunch her career. She's seemingly flat broke and the production company behind her show had to come through with checks for her rent, security deposit and broker's fee. The money was an… » 3/17/14 11:25am 3/17/14 11:25am

Lindsay Lohan's long-awaited (and very creatively titled) eight-part series Lindsay has gotten a release date and time: Sunday March 9 at 10 pm on OWN. Coincidentally, March 8 is International Working Woman's Day! » 2/18/14 7:50pm 2/18/14 7:50pm

Patti LaBelle Does Not Give a Fuck

Patti LaBelle was the guest on last night's episode of Oprah's Next Chapter. She regularly furrowed her brow at Oprah's questions, often answering them with a side-eye and a "What!" It was, in short, everything you'd want it to be. Moreover, it was everything, period. » 11/04/13 1:05pm 11/04/13 1:05pm

Oprah Orders Up a Girlfriends-esque Reality TV Show Set in Harlem

Stealing liberally from TLC, Oprah Winfrey's OWN network has ordered a full series of Crazy.Sexy.Life, a reality television show about four black women living in Harlem. » 8/28/13 2:30pm 8/28/13 2:30pm

The Lindsay Lohan Reality Experience Is Coming to OWN

According to the starstruck executives at OWN, Oprah has landed the interview of the millennium, or, at the very least, an interview with a millennial: Lindsay Lohan will offer her first post-rehab musings to Oprah's patient visage. Not only that, but the new-and-improved, post-rehab Lindz will also star in a short… » 7/13/13 11:30am 7/13/13 11:30am

The Oprah Winfrey Network has doubled the number of episodes ordered for the first season of Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots. “Tyler’s fans and OWN viewers have responded to this guilty pleasure in record numbers, and we are happy to give them more of a good thing," said OWN president and Behind the 25th… » 6/25/13 5:30pm 6/25/13 5:30pm

Oprah Makes Shows for Black Women and Finally Finds Success With OWN

After loads of negative press that must have driven her crazy, Oprah's OWN network is finally hitting its stride, and it's all because she's not making shows for white audiences anymore. That's the conclusion Allison Samuels comes to in her piece for the Daily Beast Thursday about how Oprah has figured out What Women… » 6/13/13 10:25am 6/13/13 10:25am

A Former Exec Is Suing the Oprah Winfrey Network for Sex Discrimination

The ratings trouble plaguing Oprah's teetering television dominion, OWN, has been well-documented, but now the network is facing a good old-fashioned sex discrimination suit. Actually, not so good, at least not if the lawsuit filed Friday by Carolyn Hommel, the former senior director of scheduling and acquisitions at… » 2/03/13 11:00am 2/03/13 11:00am

Oprah’s Network Now Giving the People Exactly What They Want: Junk Food

Oprah is slowly regaining her throne again after some early struggles to find viewers for OWN, which has increased its audience from 52,000 in 2011 to a healthier 66,000. Consiglieres close to Oprah say that she's learned a lot of important life-lessons about achieving a balance in her business endeavors, and realized… » 8/26/12 1:30pm 8/26/12 1:30pm

Oprah’s OWN Is Not Quite Dead Yet

It's not quite time to mourn the passing of the television hothouse experiment in hubris that is Oprah's floundering cable channel — Comcast has agreed to a new distribution deal with the Oprah Winfrey Network, which would guarantee that OWN will be beaming its mediocre programming into 83 million homes, according to… » 4/01/12 3:10pm 4/01/12 3:10pm

After Five Straight Seasons of Partying, Jersey Shore's The Situation…

It looks like The Situation finally got himself into one situation that he couldn't handle. A source has just revealed to TMZ that Mike Sorrentino, he of Jersey Shore ab fame, has checked into an inpatient rehab program for substance abuse problems. Well, this will certainly throw yet another wrinkle into the newest… » 3/20/12 8:00pm 3/20/12 8:00pm

Brace Yourselves: The Next Season of Jersey Shore Will Offer 'Fist…

Get out the hairspray and start hitting the tanning booth, because it's just been announced that Jersey Shore is coming back for a sixth season. The even more exciting is the news that Snooki's baby bump is going to be joining in the cast. » 3/19/12 8:00pm 3/19/12 8:00pm

Greenhouses Purport to Be Room of One’s Own for Wealthy, Indolent Women

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal asked a question that the current leisure class of baby boomer pensioners is apparently fixated on: in the greenhouse, do women finally have an spouse-free space equivalent to the man cave? You're goddamn right they do. » 3/11/12 5:50pm 3/11/12 5:50pm

Meet Jazz, An Impressive 11-Year Old Transgender Girl

Tonight a new documentary premieres on Oprah Winfrey's struggling network, OWN, that actually looks like it might be good. It's called I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition, and it tells the story of Jazz, an 11-year-old transgender girl. Jazz, seen above meeting her idol Chaz Bono, is wonderfully confident and simply… » 11/27/11 1:35pm 11/27/11 1:35pm