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Discovery Communications budgeted $100 million for Oprah’s new OWN network and have spent nearly all of it and the network doesn’t even launch until 2011.

Chance of a lifetime, LOST

Posted: May 15, 2009 by streetsrusblogtalk in Celebs, Drama, Gossip
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Steve Harvey just missed out on getting the the Dr. Phil treatment. After being invited on Oprah’s show twice to talk about his best selling relationship book, everybody thougth Steve was under Oprah wing and on his way to getting his own televised talk show. And he was, until Oprah found out about how Steve treats his ex-wife Mary.

Free chicken on Oprah

Posted: May 7, 2009 by streetsrusblogtalk in Celebs, Drama, Feud, Food, News
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The coupons were available on Oprah.com for 24 hours beginning Tuesday after Oprah announced the meal promotion on her show. Each downloadable coupon can be redeemed for two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit.

KFC, owned by Louisville, Ky.-based Yum Brands Inc., introduced its new Kentucky Grilled Chicken about three weeks ago. The new menu item is being touted as lower in fat, calories and sodium than the traditional deep-fried chicken for which KFC is known the world over. It even has its own secret recipe, kept under lock and key near the original 11 herbs and spices recipe for fried chicken created by KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Customers at a New York City KFC hoping to redeem coupons for a free meal were disgruntled when the fast-food restaurant ran out of its new grilled chicken, but Internet rumors of a riot were unfounded, a Kentucky Fried Chicken spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“Some customers were upset because they couldn’t get their chicken, but there was no riot,” said Laurie Schalow.

Schalow said the Manhattan restaurant on East 42nd Street plans to begin honoring the coupons again Thursday after it resupplies the kitchen.

Schalow said the grilled chicken has been a huge success, and the combination of a bad economy and Oprah’s popularity created a “perfect storm.”

“We prepared for it,” Schalow said, noting that a KFC restaurant can only serve so many people during the lunch and dinner hours. “We didn’t prepare for this extreme.”

But Schalow said customers have until May 19th to redeem their coupons, Mother’s Day excluded, and she encouraged the public to return later.

A spokewoman for Oprah’s Harpo Productions in Chicago said they are not aware of any problems with the coupons.

Schalow said KFC restaurants across the United States were bustling on Wednesday because of the coupon offer.

“A lot of restaurants experienced very, very heavy traffic with people trying to redeem the coupons.” she said, though KFC headquarters did not hear of any other problems with customers other than the those at the New York City franchise. “All stores are very busy today, very long lines, that’s what we’re hearing.”

Schalow said some KFC stores may have run out of some products, such as mashed potatoes and gravy or cole slaw, “but they are substituting as best they can.”

The coupons were available on Oprah.com for 24 hours beginning Tuesday after Oprah announced the meal promotion on her show. Each downloadable coupon can be redeemed for two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit.

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Seven girls have been expelled from Oprah’s South African Leadership Academy for Girl’s for sexual misconduct. A South African newspaper reported the girls allegedly tried to force pupils into relationships with one another and to touch each other intimately. This is the second incident of sexual misconduct at the school in two years. In 2007 a school matron was fired amid sexual and physical abuse allegations.

Lisa Halliday, senior vice president of communications for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation in Chicago, said the girls had violated the school’s code of conduct.
“We consider this to be a confidential school matter,” she said. “Therefore, we will not confirm any personal information or disclose any details related to these expulsions.”