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Carrie Fisher Receives Shock Therapy To Battle Depression

2/16/2011 9:33am EST
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Carrie Fisher has electro-shock therapy once every six weeks to help her cope with manic depression that turns her mind into a ball of "cement."

The movie star-turned-author was diagnosed as a bipolar sufferer in her 20s and has battled mental illness and severe bouts of depression ever since.

And in an extremely candid TV chat with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Tuesday , Fisher revealed she has learned to cope with severe lows thanks to shock therapy.

She told the stunned TV talk show queen, "Did you see (film) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest? Well, it's (electro-shock therapy) not like...

Controversial Michael Vick to Appear on Oprah Winfrey Show

2/15/2011 12:06pm EST
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The controversial Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is set make an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show on February 24th. Being the polarizing figure that Vick is, Oprah has been called into question about why she would interview Vick. As for Vick himself, he is still trying to recuperate his image since his dog-fighting ring incident that landed the Pro Bowl QB in prison. Vick had his best season as a pro throwing for over 3,000 yards and posting career highs in touchdown passes (21) and passer rating (100.2). He garnered the most votes and was named to his fourth Pro Bowl as the starter...

Roseanne Barr Backtracks On Incest Allegations

2/15/2011 8:36am EST
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Roseanne Barr has spoken out about her incest bombshell, insisting she wishes she'd waited before revealing all about the darkest part of her childhood - and admits she could have been wrong.

The outspoken comedienne hit the headlines when she accused her parents of molesting her - but now she feels the whole episode was brought on by therapy and it was a terrible mistake.

In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Monday, the "Roseanne" star confessed, "I wish that some of the people around me or one of them had said, 'Roseanne, you really should wait until your therapy'...

Sarandon Stranded By Snowstorm

1/31/2011 11:16pm EST
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Susan Sarandon had to phone in her appearance on Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show - because she couldn't get a flight to Chicago, Illinois from New York.

The actress was billed to appear live on Winfrey's sofa, alongside fellow Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and Holly Hunter, but had to scarp her plans due to the Big Apple's ongoing winter white-out snowstorm.

At the top of the show Winfrey explained, "Susan got up at four in the morning and tried to get here... but all flights were canceled."

The Dead Man Walking star joined the get together via satellite.

Click for more great Susan Saran...

Oprah Has A Secret Sister

1/24/2011 11:47am EST
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Oprah Winfrey's big secret is out - she has long lost sister. The media mogul announced on Friday she would start this week by making a personal confession during The Oprah Winfrey Show.

On the program, due to air on Monday afternoon, the TV mogul opens up about her family history and reveals she has a secret half-sister called Patricia, who was given up for adoption by Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, in 1963 when the star was nine years old.

Winfrey says, "I was nine years old at the time of (Patricia's adoption), living with my father in Nashville, Tennessee. I had no idea my mother wa...

A Depressed Oprah Scarfed Down 30 Pounds Of Macaroni & Cheese

1/14/2011 12:00pm EST
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Piers Morgan recently and confessed depression led to an unsavory habit - she ate 30 pounds of macaroni and cheese.

On CNN's new show "Piers Morgan Tonight," the talk show host and Oprah talked turkey. Piers asked her what the worst "turkey" she ever had was, and Oprah mentioned the failure of her film "Beloved." So she turned to comfort food.

"I literally went into a tailspin," Oprah confessed. She said it was the only time in her life she was ever seriously depressed.

'Beloved' Film Flop Caused 'Massive Depression' For Oprah

1/13/2011 11:40am EST
Oprah Winfrey has opened up about the disappointment she felt after her 1998 movie "Beloved" bombed at the box office, admitting the flop film left her fighting depression.

The media mogul produced and starred in the big screen adaption of Toni Morrison's spooky novel, alongside Danny Glover and Thandie Newton.

However, the $80 million movie pulled in just $22 million in takings - and Winfrey was hit hard by the negative feedback.

Speaking on the first episode of new talk show "Piers Morgan Tonight," she says, "I don't want to call it a turkey, but it didn't work, and it sent me into a m...

Oprah Winfrey: 'I Want To Remain Connected To The Audience, Want Them To Know I Hear Them'

1/7/2011 10:21am EST
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The Oprah Winfrey Network launched this month and Winfrey is already creating new content. At the Television Critics Association press tour presentation for OWN, Winfrey revealed she’s just shot a new TV promo to explain why the shows repeat throughout the days and weeks.

“My fear is that people will tire of the repetitions,” Winfrey said. “The way I understand cable works is people are used to things repeating. I said to my OWN team today, ‘I think we need to say that before they tell us.’ You’ll see in the next couple of days a spot I just did upstairs here, saying to the audience becaus...

Phil Varone Gets Naked For Playgirl; Defends His Swinging Lifestyle

12/20/2010 9:24am EST
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Playgirl Magazine chooses Skid Row rocker Phil Varone to spice things up this holiday season. Varone, who claims to have slept with over 3,000 women, is ecstatic about his Playgirl debut.

Tattooed, raw and real, this 21st century man is an actor, standup comedian, author, swinger, rock drummer and can now add Playgirl’s first rocker centerfold to his many credits. Varone adds his irreverent edge and fierce sex appeal to the legendary magazine’s image, taking the publication to the next level and baring himself completely, down to his swinging lifestyle.

He’s breaking ground not only as th...

Hugh Jackman Crashes Into Lighting Rig On Oprah Winfrey's Australian Set (Video)

12/14/2010 9:32am EST
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Hugh Jackman was treated by paramedics on Tuesday after a stunt for Oprah Winfrey's Australian show went wrong.

The media mogul is currently filming Down Under as part of the celebrations for the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will come to an end next year. The TV titan has enlisted the help of her famous friends for the recordings at Sydney Opera House, but production was halted on Tuesday when Jackman was injured.

The X-Men star swung on a zip line from the top of the building's famous sails, but he failed to stop in time and went crashing into a light.

Paramedics rus...

Portia De Rossi Goes Rockabilly At NYC Book Signing

12/8/2010 8:32am EST
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Portia de Rossi attended an "Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain" book signing at Borders in New York City yesterday. What do you think of her schoolgirl plaid skirt, rock tee and black boots?

Her book chronicles her battles with anorexia and her sexuality. The actress, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, fought back tears as she talked frankly about her lowest period during a recent taped interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the tearful chat, the Australia-born star reveals she once weighed just 82 pounds.

The star recently caused controversy in Australia after reportedly insistin...

Keith Urban Feared Nicole Kidman Would Leave Him When He Went To Rehab

11/30/2010 11:06am EST
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Keith Urban has opened up about the moment his marriage to Nicole Kidman almost collapsed - insisting he would have understood if the actress had walked out on him when he was admitted to rehab.

The country superstar has long battled alcohol and drug addiction and he reached breaking point four months after his marriage to the Moulin Rouge! star in 2006. Kidman helped stage an intervention and Urban checked into California's Betty Ford Center in a bid to kick his bad habits for good.

During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, Urban revealed he thought his addictions would...

Marie Osmond Opens Up To Oprah About Son's Suicide

11/11/2010 9:26am EST
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Marie Osmond has spoken out for the first time since her adopted son's suicide in February, revealing the tragedy was the "hardest thing" she has ever had to deal with.

In an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey, Osmond admits she endured every parent's worst nightmare when 18-year-old Michael Bryan jumped to his death from the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment.

Recalling the last phone conversation she had with him, she says, "(He told me) 'I have no friends.' It brought back when I went through (post-partum) depression because you really feel so alone. I'm not a depressed person, b...

Ricky Martin Wanted To Run Off With Gay Lover

11/3/2010 8:48am EDT
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Gay star Ricky Martin was prepared to give up his career and live in obscurity in Asia or Europe when he first fell in love with a man - because he couldn't face telling the world he was a homosexual.

The pop singer finally came out and confirmed decade-long rumours he was gay in March, and in his new memoir, Me, he reveals he almost gave up fame and fortune in his early 20s to run away with a lover he was smitten with.

In a candid TV chat with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in America on Tuesday, the singer revealed, "I wanted to leave everything and I even told him, 'You know what, let's go...

Portia De Rossi-DeGeneres Once Weighed 82 Pounds On 300 Calorie-A-Day Diet

10/30/2010 2:15pm EDT
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Former "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development" star Portia De Rossi ate just 300 calories a day as an eating disorder took over her life.

The actress, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, has opened up about her battle with anorexia in her new book Unbearable Lightness - and she fought back tears as she talked frankly about her lowest period during a recent taped interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the tearful chat, which will air on Monday, the Australia-born star reveals she once weighed just 82 pounds.

She says, "It wasn't that I was proud of it, but it was certainly a recognition for my ...

Oprah Winfrey Hit With A Plagiarism Lawsuit

10/29/2010 8:17am EDT
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TV queen Oprah Winfrey has been hit with a plagiarism lawsuit from an author who alleges he wrote content she read aloud on her hit talk show.

Charles Harris claims he sent Winfrey 10 copies of his political booklet, How America Elects Her Presidents, when she began supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. Harris never heard back but in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired in February 2009, the host asked questions from his political guide, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania.

He insists the readings were plagiarism ...

Menopause Drove Jane Fonda Out Of Hollywood

10/27/2010 11:45pm EDT
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Jane Fonda turned her back on Hollywood for 15 years because the menopause left her feeling "so unhappy" she couldn't act.

The movie icon admits she couldn't act feeling as low as she did, so she decided to step out of the spotlight and concentrate on becoming an activist and a good wife to her then-husband, TV mogul Ted Turner.

In a candid TV chat with pal Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Wednesday, Fonda explained, "I felt so awful as a woman and I can't be creative if I feel bad, so I just said, 'I'm gonna leave Hollywood and be an environmental activist full time,' and then Ted came alon...

Tyler Perry Tells Oprah About Horrifying Molestation Experience

10/21/2010 8:21am EDT
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Filmmaker Tyler Perry first experienced sex with a woman when a friend's mother seduced him after a playdate when he was just 10.

The "Why Did I Get Married?" director opened up about the molestation and abuse he suffered as a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana during an appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," which aired on Wednesday - and there's one "disgusting" encounter he'll never forget.

Perry told Oprah he had been playing with a neighborhood friend at his house when his pal's mom took advantage of him.

He recalled, "I hear arguing from the living room, she comes in... We...

Tyler Perry Opens Up About 'Disgusting' Sexual Encounter

10/20/2010 11:25pm EDT
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Filmmaker Tyler Perry first experienced sex with a woman when a friend's mother seduced him after a playdate when he was just 10.

The "Why Did I Get Married?" director opened up about the molestation and abuse he suffered as a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana during an appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," which aired on Wednesday - and there's one "disgusting" encounter he'll never forget.

Perry told Oprah he had been playing with a neighborhood friend at his house when his pal's mom took advantage of him.

He recalled, "I hear arguing from the living room, she comes in... We...

Susan Boyle: 'It Made Me Feel As If Nobody Loved Me'

10/20/2010 8:38am EDT
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Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has opened up about the bullies who made her teenage years hell in her new memoirs.

With teen tormenting a huge issue in the news right now following a string of bullying-related suicides in recent weeks in America, Boyle joined the celebrities raising awareness about the plight of victims when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Tuesday.

Talking about her school days in her native Scotland, which she writes about in autobiography The Woman I Was Born To Be, Boyle told Winfrey, "(There was) name calling, burning my clothes with a cigarette an...

Minister Slams Oprah's $2.7 Million Australia Trip

9/16/2010 1:00pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey's decision to treat 300 fans with tickets for an all-inclusive trip to Australia has angered one of the country's top ministers - he's fuming the $2.7 million bill has landed on the tourism department.

The TV titan delighted her audience members on Monday by announcing they would be treated to a trip to Sydney in December to celebrate her 25th and final season of the Oprah show.

The state of New South Wales and Australia's tourism department is paying the staggering $2.7 million bill for the jaunt, insisting the trip will lure a huge amount of visitors to their shores.


Oprah Wants To Film Her Last Show In A Football Stadium

8/28/2010 5:00pm EDT
Talk show titan Oprah Winfrey wants to host the final episode of her long-running show in a huge open-air football stadium.

The mogul is planning a star-studded finale next September when the "Oprah Winfrey Show" will end its 25 year run on TV.

And she has hinted she wants to move the production from her Chicago, Illinois, studio to the city's 61,500 capacity Solder Field - the home of the Chicago Bears football team - in a bid to pack in a bigger audience.

But Winfrey has admitted the notoriously unpredictable climate in Chicago could scupper plans for an open-air finale, telling TV Gui...

Jenny McCarthy As A Busty Grecian Princess - Hot Or Not?

8/16/2010 11:59am EDT
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Jenny McCarthy hosted the 4th Annual "Midsummer Night's Dream" party at the Palms Pool in Las Vegas over the weekend, and she was a knockout in a Grecian goddess costume. What do you think of her bra busting ensemble?

Jenny seems to be coping well since her break up with Jim Carrey in April, don't you think?

Several celebs, including Jenny, have signed TV deals with media queen Oprah Winfrey to develop documentaries for the mogul's new network. Jenny reportedly landed a deal for her own talk show. In June a Harpo spokeswoman told the New York Post, "We do not have anyone taking over for ...

Unauthorized Oprah Biography To Be Made Into Film

7/13/2010 9:05am EDT
A tell-all book about TV queen Oprah Winfrey's life is to be adapted into a movie.

Filmmaker Larry A. Thompson has acquired the rights to Kitty Kelley's controversial book "Oprah: A Biography" and is turning it into a film - and the director admits he faces a challenge in finding the right actress to play Winfrey.

Thompson says, "Oprah Winfrey's fascinating journey from rural Mississippi to the world stage is packed with simple truths and complicated personalities...Casting someone to play Oprah will be the real challenge. We are planning to audition both known and unknown actresses."


Jenny McCarthy Signs TV Deal With Oprah

6/14/2010 11:37am EDT
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Jenny McCarthy is set to follow in the footsteps of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey after signing a deal to develop her own TV series with the media mogul.

The Playboy model-turned-actress has landed a development deal with Winfrey's Harpo Productions. Harpo executives have not elaborated on the content of McCarthy's series, but they insist it won't be in a similar format to the TV star's current chat show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will go off the air next year.

Executives have yet to confirm if McCarthy's series will launch on Winfrey's new TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN...

Bret Michaels In Tears Over Daughter's Tribute

5/19/2010 10:21pm EDT
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Rocker Bret Michaels shed tears during his first TV interview since his brain hemorrhage - as his eldest daughter recalled what went through her mind when she realized her dad could die.

The Poison star managed to survive last month's medical emergency and is already making comeback plans, but in a TV chat with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Wednesday, the rock singer realized exactly what impact his near-death experience had had on his daughter, Raine.

In a videotaped message, the youngster poured her heart out, revealing, "The scariest part was just, like, thinking that my dad could die....

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson And Taylor Lautner On 'Oprah' (Video)

5/14/2010 11:04am EDT
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The stars of Twilight Saga: Eclipse visited The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about their latest film and what's going on off the set.

Kristen Stewart chatted about how shy she can be in real life, even if she seemed somewhat comfortable on t he couch next to Oprah. "I get so nervous," she said before Oprah gave her a hug. "I can also completely relate to the fact that [Bella] is totally awkward."

While there is a love triangle between Kristen Stewart's, Robert Pattinson's and Taylor Lautner's characters in the movie, everyone wants to know if Stewart and Pattinson are dating.

"There are al...

Happy Birthday Robert Pattinson! Find Out What His Childhood Dream Was...

5/13/2010 9:10am EDT
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Robert Pattinson talks about his teen dreams. He explains, "I used to want to be a rapper when I was, like, 14."

The "Twilight" star turns 24 today. He and several of his co-stars just landed nominations for the MTV Movie Awards.

Meanwhile, the actor's relationship with Kristen Stewart has been confirmed. A source who was at the taping of an "Oprah Winfrey Show" episode, said, "Both Rob and Kristen's people then confirmed ahead of time they are together and are dating. One hundred percent."

See more photos of Robert here!

Will.i.am Generously Pays Off Mortgages For Two Struggling Families

5/11/2010 9:15am EDT
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Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am stunned two struggling families on the verge of losing their homes on Monday by revealing he'd paid off their mortgages.

The generous hitmaker agreed to give his financial advice to the two families invited to appear on pal Oprah Winfrey's talk show, but when he realized just how much debt the family of eight and the single mother were in - due to the economic collapse - he offered to dig deep and give them the cash they needed to survive instead.

The cash amounted to more than $350,000.

The two families had no idea they would be meeting a pop superstar on ...

Justin Bieber Rocks Oprah (Video)

5/11/2010 3:30am EDT
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Justin Bieber continued his reign of pop dominance, showing up on The Oprah Winfrey Show and delivering a performance that rivals Usher's recent visit.

The Oprah crowd was full of young girls when the Baby star visited. A lucky fan was picked at random to conduct an interview with him. When asked about getting in trouble, he said that his mom (who was in the audience) would "take things I like away from me. Like my computer or my phone." Oprah quipped, "So you can't tell her, 'look, I'm Justin Bieber'?" He responded with a laugh, "That would, like, get me slapped in the face."

Bieber than...