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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Oprah Winfrey to reveal a family secret; Kevin Smith buys his own 'Red State'

By Jen Chaney

Oprah Winfrey's got a secret. (Harpo Productions)

Post updated 11:40 a.m. after originally being published at 9:55 a.m.

Some of the celebrity and pop culture stories on our radar...

Oprah Winfrey to reveal family secret on her show today: the fact that she has a half-sister she only recently discovered. Yes, there will be tears. (The Post's TV Blog)

And speaking of tears, feel free to vote in our Oprah poll:

Kevin Smith buys the rights to his own film, the horror flick "Red State," for $20 at Sundance Film Festival. He also declares that his next movie will be his last directorial effort. This desire to retire from directing and break free of the studio system ... it's because of "Cop Out," isn't it? (Entertainment Weekly)

Aaron Carter checks into center to seek treatment for "emotional and spiritual issues." (People)

Bret Michaels will reportedly undergo heart surgery today. (Hollywood Life)

Whose films are selling at Sundance? Why might we not see the 2012 Golden Globes on TV? Why is James Franco wearing wigs and singing karaoke? Find out after the jump.

If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doesn't settle legal dispute with Dick Clark Productions, the Golden Globes may not be broadcast next year. And then how will we be able to see the fake looks on people's faces right after they lose? (New York Times)

Kevin Smith may be buying the rights to his own movie at Sundance. But studios are snatching up distribution rights for other films, including "Homework" (starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore), "Like Crazy" (starring Anton Yelchin) and "My Idiot Brother" (starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and others). (First Showing)

Also seen at Sundance: James Franco wearing multiple wigs and singing karaoke to celebrate his "Three's Company" short film/art installation. (Popsugar)

"The King's Speech" wins best picture from the Producers Guild of America, suggesting that maybe "The Social Network" doesn't quite have a lock on that Oscar yet. (Vulture)

By Jen Chaney  | January 24, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
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After all the hype & hoopla this weekend over Oprah's family secret, I'm guessing the actual reveal will be quite anti-climatic.

Posted by: JLRGG | January 24, 2011 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Oprah Winfrey to reveal family secret on her show today: Three words - "Black Like Me."

Kevin Smith declares that his next movie will be his last: He must have figured out a way to make money off all those gyno-, scato- and patho- logically detailed tweets about his sex life.

If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association thought Ricky Gervais was something as a presenter, wait until they see him as Dick Clark productions' new lead contract negotiator!

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 24, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Kevin Smith apparently got jealous of Joaquin Phoenix.

Posted by: epjd | January 24, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

He's also offering his fans a chance to become filmmakers­!!! That's the real story!!! Why is everybody ignoring that?! That should be headline news!


Posted by: Nightfall526 | January 24, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I want to hear the real story; Oprah's MOM was a rolling stone. Somethings should be addressed; not "let's move on!" The children suffer for their wrong choses; yet it's O.K. No it is not. Lets address that.

Posted by: divinesewing | January 24, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Not to be an old stick-in-the-mud here, but where is the Morning Mix? Is this it or is it well-hidden somewhere else in Celebritology?

Posted by: Californian11 | January 24, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

and YOU get a sister, and YOU get a sister, and YOU get a sister.....

Now, THAT would be an interesting giveaway! (better than a car? - I'm not sure, I know there is such a thing as too much quality time with family.)

Posted by: anonymouslurker | January 25, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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