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J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey she 'could' write more Harry Potter books. But should she?

J.K. Rowling and Oprah Winfrey. (Harpo Productions via AP) In an interview scheduled to air today on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," J.K. Rowling tells the Queen of All Media that she "could definitely" write more books in the Harry Potter series. She doesn't say she will, mind you, just that it's possible. Which is a big deal to Leaky Cauldron lurkers since, in the past, Rowling has insisted that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" marked the definitive end to the story of the Boy Who Lived. While speaking with a British filmmaker for a 2007 Rowling documentary that aired on ABC in 2009, she made that point clear. "I think no, it's definitely time to stop, it's time to stop now," said Rowling. "It gives me a certain satisfaction to say what I thought happened, and to tell other people that, because I would like my version to...

By Jen Chaney  | October 1, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Books, Oprah Winfrey, Pop Culture  
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Rumor mill: Oksana Grigorieva to sit down with Oprah?

Oksana Grigorieva, possibly headed to Oprah's show. (AP) TMZ and Us Weekly are reporting that Oksana Grigorieva -- ex-girlfriend of Mel Gibson and official preserver of all audio recordings of their allegedly ugly arguments -- will make an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Us Weekly reports that Winfrey's people have been battling with bookers from "60 Minutes" to get the sought-after interview, and that the Oprah team has prevailed. TMZ also confirms the story. Meanwhile, however, Harpo Productions has made no official announcement about the interview, so a date and time for the supposed televised confab remain unknown. If and when more information becomes available, we will share it, as a public service to those seeking to set their DVRs to capture all can't-miss daytime programming. You're welcome. Sources: Us Weekly and TMZ...

By Jen Chaney  | September 29, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Celebrities, Mel Gibson, Oprah Winfrey  
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Oprah Winfrey chooses next book club selection. Surprise! It's Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen, Oprah's chosen author. (Photo by Greg Martin) Remember when Oprah Winfrey chose "The Corrections" as one of her book club selections back in 2001, and author Jonathan Franzen expressed such discomfort about the whole thing that she decided not to have the writer on her show after all? Well, apparently it's time for bygones to be bygones. Winfrey is on the verge of announcing her next book club title, and according to the Associated Press, it's Franzen's lauded, best-selling "Freedom."...

By Jen Chaney  | September 16, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Books, Oprah Winfrey  
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'The Oprah Winfrey Show' and its many faces

An excited Oprah fan. (Screengrab from Faces of the Last Season of Oprah blog) The final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" began yesterday in, you know, the same way that most of us kicked off our last year of high school: everybody got a trip to Australia! Naturally, that big announcement from Ms. Winfrey elicited lots of gushing, screaming and general mega-freaking-out from the crowd. It also prompted Oprah to repeat the word Australia so emphatically, so many times, I honestly feared she might be having an asthma attack. Of course, this will likely be only one of many emotionally overcharged moments on the final "Oprah" season. A new Tumblr blog -- entitled Faces of the Last Season of Oprah -- is determined to capture every eye-bugging, tear-flowing, jaw-slackened image along the way. Check it out and see the gems they've already managed to preserve just from day...

By Jen Chaney  | September 14, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Oprah Winfrey, TV  
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The 411 on the Forbes Celebrity Power List

The annual list of famous people who make more money and wield more power than the rest of us do -- as determined by Forbes magazine -- has been released.

By Jen Chaney  | June 28, 2010; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods  
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Oprah -- Hazardous to Your Health?

Paging Dr. Oprah? (Getty Images) I thought inflicting Dr. Phil on us was bad, but according to Newsweek the throngs of Oprah-faithful could be endangering their health by taking her medical advice. In a new story, Newsweek blasts the world's second most influential celebrity for putting her stamp of approval on "questionable treatments" for everything from menopause to autism and breast cancer. The take down starts with a recounting of Susan Somers's visit to "Oprah" in which she described her regimen of 60+ vitamins a day and non-FDA "bioidentical" hormone replacement therapy. And although Oprah had docs on hand to question some of Somers's claims, she described the one-time "Three's Company" star as "a pioneer." The article goes on to cite Oprah's seeming support for everything from Jenny McCarthy's take on autism (she's in the vaccine causation camp) to one doc's recommendation to avoid the HPV shot in favor...

By Liz Kelly  | June 5, 2009; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Insta-Polls, Oprah Winfrey  
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