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  • HBO Nabs Comedy Series from Oprah’s Harpo Prods.

    Oct 3, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *HBO has put in development “These Things Happen,” a half-hour comedy to be produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods under the company’s deal with the pay cable network. “These Things Happen” is set in present day Manhattan and focuses on two couples – one gay, one straight. They share a 15-year-old son, who lives on […]

  • Oprah’s Longtime Exec Lisa Erspamer Suddenly Fired

    Jan 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments


    *Deadline.com is reporting exclusively that OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has fired one of Winfrey’s closest and most trusted executives, Lisa Erspamer. According to the website, Erspamer, EVP of production and development for the underperforming cable network, was let go Wednesday (Jan. 25) after an 18-year tenure with Winfrey, and the news was delivered to […]

  • Oprah Mag, Website Struggles Post Talk Show

    Nov 21, 11 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *As Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications, is just starting to pull itself out of the ratings doldrums with new programming, her magazine and website continue to struggle following the end of her long-running syndicated talk show, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Observers have said that the real test of […]

  • Oprah Denies Enquirer Report of O.J. Confession: ‘It’s Not True’

    Jun 23, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Well that was quick. Oprah Winfrey is denying a National Enquirer report that O.J. Simpson confessed to the 1994 murder of his ex-wife to one of her producers. A spokesperson for her production company Harpo denied the report that the dream interview is in the works. “That’s not true,” a spokesperson said of the story […]

  • Oprah’s Camp Denies Reports of Show Filming in Egypt

    Mar 4, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Reps for Oprah Winfrey have shot down reports the talk show host is taping a future episode of her show in Egypt. The country’s new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur reportedly told a local newspaper in Cairo that Winfrey was planning to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on “a Friday in March.” But […]

  • Oprah, HBO to Adapt Lynn Nottage’s ‘Ruined’

    Sep 22, 10 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *Playwright Lynn Nottage is writing a teleplay of her Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Ruined, to be produced by HBO Films and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, reports the Los Angeles Times. The story follows a tough brothel/bar-keeper named Mama Nadi, who is trying to make a buck in the chaos of civil war in the Democratic Republic […]