I Asked Iyanla Vanzant to Fix My Life

Last month, when Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life returned to television for its fifth season, it marked the second decade of her relationship with America as television’s tell-like-it-is auntie. For 20 years, she’s been offering life advice and therapeutic expertise, perhaps more enduring than any other self-help expert… »10/23/15 12:20pm10/23/15 12:20pm


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 4:30pm2/02/15 4:30pm

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 2:00pm4/14/14 2:00pm

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 10:30am3/24/14 10:30am

The Oprah Winfrey Network has doubled the number of episodes ordered for the first season of Tyler P

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 5:30pm6/25/13 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 10:25am6/13/13 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 11:00am2/03/13 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 1:30pm8/26/12 1:30pm

After Five Straight Seasons of Partying, Jersey Shore's The Situation Heads to Rehab

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 8:00pm3/20/12 8:00pm