Monday, July 17, 2006


Today we were "treated" to some very interesting statements from two of our media mega-stars.

First from OPRAH WINFREY - finally some answers about the inordinate amount of time she spends with galpal, Gayle King - you know - the one with the matching car... Gayle King, the woman who hosted "The Gayle King Show" in 1997 (produced by Oprah), Gayle King an editor of O, the Oprah Magazine, the one who seems to show up on EVERY PROJECT OPRAH DOES...

But you are smart enough to decide for yourself.

From the new Oprah's magazine...

"I understand why people think we're gay," Gayle says. "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it - how can you be this close without it being sexual?"

In the article, Winfrey and King talk about their 30 years together and the "four-times-a-day phone calls." The two friends say they would have no problem telling the public if they were in a sexual relationship. "The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there's nothing wrong with being gay," says King.

(Right, we all see what coming out of the closet did to boost Rosie O'Donnell's daytime career.)

Oprah has her own theory on their lives together. "Something about this relationship feels otherworldly to me, like it was designed by a power and a hand greater than my own. Whatever this friendship is, it's been a very fun ride."

I wonder what Steadman thinks about this "fun ride."

And then there's Katie Couric.

Just a few months ago CBS opened the vault and is paying her a BAZILLION dollars to host the CBS Evening News (still languishing in last place among the networks... Back in June, when it was announced that she would be making 15 million a year to read a few news stories every night at 6:30... Katie told us she "hopes to end 'pretentious era' in news" --- Say that with a straight face as you cash the 15 million dollar paycheck!

With less than 50 shopping days until Katie takes over the news anchor spot we are finally learning what she has planned for us. Katie wants to address complaints that the news was "too depressing" by perhaps taking a "more solution-oriented" approach to stories when possible.

Apparently Ms. Couric is being paid so much that she's going present the evening news as well as interpret it for us.

Anyone else starting miss Dan Rather?


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