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Oprah did a morning pop over to her best friends show, “CBS This Morning” and was interviewed by Charlie Rose and Gayle King. We have chronicled Oprah’s journey in launching her OWN network and at this point the entire world is aware of the struggles. She starts off by clearing up any rumors that she was not happy for her friend by expressing her full support of Gayle. Then they jump right into OWN and its troubles.
Oprah is very candid as Charlie Rose hits her with a pretty direct line of questioning, at which point she reveals that things are a lot tougher then she originally thought.
“The idea of creating a network was something that I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else.
I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but…if I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices. If I were writing a book about it, I could call the book ’101 Mistakes”
Oprah then described that one of the big mistakes was that she was not actually ready. She was sill wrapping up her daily show and was getting enormous pressures to launch OWN, and had some definite initial concerns.
“It’s like, having the wedding when you know you’re not ready. And you’re walking down the aisle and you’re saying, ‘Oh, I don’t know if we should be walking down the aisle. Maybe we should have postponed this’, I would have probably waited until I actually finished ‘The Oprah Show’”
CHARLIE CALLS HER OUT
When Oprah makes her dramatic voice and tells Charlie and Gayle the hardest thing she had to do was lay off 30 people, Charlie Rose asks,
“What did you actually say to them”.
D’oh!! B-U-S-T-E-D. You and I (and Charlie) both know that Oprah didn’t actually lay these people off, but that’s how she made it sound. Charlie called her out. Oprah was forced to responds with the actual, factual,
“I didn’t actually do it. We had a team of personnel people to do it, because we wanted it all to happen at the same time”.
Yeah, that’s more like it. “O” was chillin in one of her mansions, and they brought in the wrecking crew to do the dirty work. I’m sure she felt bad, but there is a big difference from firing people in person and having them fired.
“Because you failed at something, which we haven’t failed, but just because you fail doesn’t make you a failure. When you know that in the core of yourself, you can keep trying or you can use whatever is happening in that moment to say, ‘Maybe I need to move in a new direction.”
That’s interesting because she said because you “failed”. It’s almost like she is admitting that she failed. Taking her own advice, she needs to stop using negative terms because then you put it out in the universe. That’s right…I gets’ my Oprah on!
OPRAH JABS BACK…SLIGHTLY.
She basically closes out her segment by reiterating that starting a network takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Then she uses “CBS This Morning” as an example.
Everything takes it’s time, even this particular show. There has been a lot of people in shis show, I think they have finally got it right.
Here is the clip of the entire 9 min 23 sec segment.
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You read it correctly, Oprah’s very best friend in the whole wide world, her BFF, her Ace is leaving. The 56 year old has been given the opportunity of her life. She was tapped to anchor the Early Show for CBS.
While not completely leaving OWN she will not be hosting her daily weekday program any longer.
OWN’s president (I believe the channels 3rd and 4th) Sheri Salata and Erik Logan wished Gayle the best.
‘We are so happy for Gayle’s opportunity of a lifetime. She’ll be a fantastic host for the new morning show on CBS and we wish her all the best.’
Charlie Rose will be doing double duty as he will continue to do his PBS show but also co-host with Gayle.
Due to low ratings of their current version of the Early Show, CBS decided to execute a complete overhaul. The new show will begin quickly! January 9th. It will be a two hour show starting from 7 AM. Rose will have the first hour and King will have the 2nd hour with Erica hill.
CBS hopes this more serious take on the morning show will gain ground on NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s Good morning America”. The show is even losing against itself as ratings are down 6% from last year.
The big question is, What does Oprah HAVE TO SAY? Her best friend and a somewhat decent program in a lack luster line up is leaving her channel. She is already struggling. If they are truly best friends as they appear, then they have discussed this at length and Oprah knew about this decision weeks ago and wishes her friend the best. However, releasing a statement in support would have been nice.
So far nothing from the big “O” but we are waiting.
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[sam id="5" codes="true"]Well Spike is at it again. If there is anything Spike is, is outspoken.
Last we heard, he had Tyler Perry’s panties in a bunch, this time he’s going after “The Industry”. In an interview with Charlie Rose as recaptured on the website The Hollywood Reporter, he expressed how he didn’t like how the industry picked award winners and discussed how bad the actors and actresses are treated.
“You’re out there buck-naked and that is hard. The reason why actors are f*cked up: can you imagine having a job where someone is, “No, no, no. Your butt’s too big. Your heads to big. You’re too skinny. Your nose is too big?”
He then let us know his real feeling about not winning the Oscar for 1989, which some say was his best film, “Do the Right Thing”.
“In 1989, ‘Do the Right Thing’ was not even nominated,” he said. “What film won best picture in 1989? ‘Driving Miss Mother F*cking Daisy!’ That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter. Because 20 years later, who’s watching ‘Driving Miss Daisy’?… There are many times in history where the best work does not get awarded. And I’m not even talking about my own work. So that’s why [the Oscars] don’t matter.”
He compared the Academy award judges to ref’s who make a bad call during a ball game and then have “make-up calls” to fix their error. He referenced Al Pacino not winning for Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, The Godfather, or The God father II but winning for a less worthy Scent of a Woman. Similar: Denzel not winning for Malcolm X but winning 10 years later for Training Day. (I personally think Training Day was a better performance, the evil Denzel was just crazy good.)
Lee is frustrated; he had several projects that never came to fruition. We heard a lot about the biography of Jackie Robinson, he has ideas of a project about James Brown, and he was close to making a sequel to “The Inside Man” which has been Spike’s most successful movie to date.
He hasn’t made a traditional feature film in three years. I would go out on a limb and say, maybe it’s got something to do with his attitude, his lack of respect for the industry as a whole and the people who run it. Spike is a genius, his movies are genius and his points are valid. That being said, what has made him a success is now hindering his progress. I’m not asking him to change because that would be wrong; I’m just asking him to be patient. I think we will see another masterpiece soon, that will catapult Spike into the stratosphere monetarily that he deserves.
Another reason is the fact that he just doesn’t bring in the numbers other directors bring in – Period. It’s a business and that’s all people care about in the end. So unless you have enough bank to fund your own projects all you have is your contacts and your box office draw, and Spike is hurting severely in both of those areas. His movies require block buster budgets and have Indie film returns.
How has Spike done at the box office? By Hollywood standards, these are horrible numbers – Part of the reason is white audiences are alienated, and by the numbers African American’s would rather pay to see “Madea Goes to Jail” then “He Got Game” or “Malcolm X”.
|9/26/2008||Miracle at St. Anna||$3,477,996||$7,916,887|
|7/30/2004||She Hate Me||$55,016||$365,134|
|8/18/2000||The Original Kings of Comedy||$11,053,832||$38,168,022|
|7/2/1999||Summer of Sam||$7,991,450||$19,288,130|
|5/1/1998||He Got Game||$7,610,663||$21,567,853|
|10/16/1996||Get on the Bus||$2,156,409||$5,691,854|
|7/9/1997||4 Little Girls||$13,528||$218,444|
|8/3/1990||Mo’ Better Blues||$4,387,360||$16,153,000|
|6/30/1989||Do the Right Thing||$3,563,535||$26,004,026|
|8/8/1986||She’s Gotta Have It||$28,473||$7,137,502|
Tyler Perry’s Box office Numbers By Comparison
|11/5/2010||For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf||$19,497,324||$37,729,698|
|4/2/2010||Why Did I Get Married Too?||$29,289,537||$60,095,852|
|9/12/2008||The Family That Preys||$17,381,218||$37,105,289|
|9/11/2009||I Can Do Bad All By Myself||$23,446,785||$51,733,921|
|2/20/2009||Madea Goes To Jail||$41,030,947||$90,508,336|
|3/21/2008||Meet the Browns||$20,082,809||$41,975,388|
|10/12/2007||Why Did I Get Married?||$21,353,789||$55,204,525|
|2/14/2007||Daddy’s Little Girls||$11,210,754||$31,366,978|
|2/24/2006||Madea’s Family Reunion||$30,030,661||$63,257,940|
|Average Opening Weekend||$23,702,64|
Box Office Data from The Numbers.com (20)