You heard right! The Oprah Show will be a show no mo... (wow, I've been watching The Office too much!)
September 2011 will definitely mark the end of an era. By then the show will have run successfully for 25 years. The president of Harpo, Tim Bennett sent out a letter Thursday announcing the closure.
"The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on September 9, 2011," stated Bennett.
Oprah is also set to announce it herself to her audience on Friday's show. Bennett added, "Oprah's personal comments about this on tomorrow's live show will mark a historic television moment that we will be talking about for years to come."
Whoa, slow down there Tim. Okay I admit that Oprah not being on T.V. anymore and not giving stuff away is kind of a big deal but, years to come? Really? We've got unemployment rates at an all time high, troops are still being killed overseas, and it seems like every week a new little girl has gone missing and you're saying that it's Oprah that we're going to be talking about for years? Oh who am I kidding, we are all such media hogs that you're probably right! Unless, that is, another beauty queen comes out with a sex tape. And in that case, sorry Oprah...you're out.
So let us now ask the obvious question. With Oprah gone, who will fill the 4 P.M. void in our hearts? Well, I've got the PERFECT person in mind and sorry Tyra, it ain't you! She's wonderful, she's hilarious, she's passionate, and she's pretty much my favorite person in the whole wide world! Plus she's already made it on the cover of O magazine so it only makes sense. That's right: Ellen Degeneres!!!
I'm declaring it right here, right now on this very blog.... purple is the new black, leggings are the new skinny jeans, and Ellen is the new Oprah!
Who's your vote for the new Oprah?
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