Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oprah Keeps a Big Secret From Gayle


A few weeks ago Gayle King made a Freudian slip on CBS this Morning leading many to believe that she and Oprah weren't as close as they once were [click here if you missed that].

Oprah pretty much confirms it's true after stunning Gayle with shocking news in front of a crowded room...

From NY Times
"Ms. Winfrey, 58, has shown some signs of strain. She arrived at the conference with faint shadows under her eyes and announced to her best friend, Gayle King, and the audience simultaneously that she had a breast cancer scare the week before. (It was ultimately a false alarm.) When Ms. King grew visibly upset, one woman chided Ms. Winfrey for not telling her friend ahead of time and ordered her to apologize to Ms. King — all before an audience."

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blah Blah Blah who cares!

Anonymous said...

NEXT

Anonymous said...

ordered her?? wtf

Anonymous said...

ummm....Maybe she told her MAN who she sleeps with every night "STEDMAN" about her scare..thats all who needed to know- ANd if Oprah said Gayle was her BEST FRIEND in front of a crowd of folk while Gayle was there tells us that they are still best friends...enough with this stupid rumor.

Anonymous said...

Ordered her? She doesn't have to tell Gayle that. It was a false alarm I'm sure she would have told Gayle if she chose to after she found out that she really had breast cancer.

Anonymous said...

i call bullshit on this story

Anonymous said...

I agree 1:47...neither of these women seem petty enough to end such a tight friendship over something so small. Gayle was mad for the moment I'm sure and then got over it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but I've never liked Oprah. Glad she doesn't have cancer but I really don't give a damn about anything else that concerns her. I've always felt like Oprah was the white folks shining star, I always wondered why the most famous black woman in showbusiness never gave more of her own people a leg up. Thanks to her Dr. Phil is a great success, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray all making multi millions thanks to Oprah, even Nate Birkin her decorator, not to mention all the white authors and entrepreneurs she gladly looked out for and so on and so on. Izanya Van Zant had to kiss a little OPRAH ass to get herself back on tv. I can't think of any other minorities she's gone out on a limb for and frankly I've always thought she was overrated and irritating with the lyrical jargon. Evvvveryyyybbbooodys getttiiing aaa caaarrrr!

Now Look @ Them said...

Mmmm Mmmm Mmm.. I remember when those two use to wear each others drawls.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:07, Oprah shut Izanya Van Zant, she wasn't going to let any other Black woman steal her shine. She only wanted Izanya when she started her own old broke network.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:07. Oprah is not my strong cup of tea. I wish her no ill will. I do not watch OWN. She couldn't be bothered with folks of color while she was climbing. And a lot of folks of color can't be bothered with her now that she is struggling to make OWN a success.....

Anonymous said...

@2:07 Agree with you 100%. Was a fan but not for the longest while. My father used to, and still does, say the same and we would get on him basically saying that he was wrong and seems to have a problem with successful Black people. However, until a person is ready to see the truth they will just skim over the fact that she did not help any Black people. Or at least in the same way as Dr. Phil, Nate Burkus, Rachael Ray etc...

Anonymous said...

I like Oprah and I don't believe this story. Black folks always looking for a handout that's why you will never succeed.

Anonymous said...

I don't think her and Gayle have been close for some time. They simply go through the motions in front of the camera and she's paid nicely for being a robot. Don't hold your breath on any tell-alls or Gayle talking about anything. She's signed every document know to man on keeping her mouth shut about oprah---all secrets kept to her grave. Harpo got the lock down on that. If they fall out publicly tomorrow, the big O isn't worried. Believe it!

Anonymous said...

@2:07- agreed..@2:57 no handout, but the same love and support that she gave to the whites she could have given to the blacks....

Quiana said...

mmm really.

Andi K., MA said...

I suppose the millions she has donated to SpelHouse do not count as "helping her people"?

SoHo, NY said...

@2:07 There simply isn't enough talent pool within the black American race. For every 'gifted' black American there are like 175 + Asian or whites with the same exact gifts are even better.

I attend these functions (high caliber)and it's always the same scenario 25+ white and like one or two blacks (most of the time myself or someone else) I am not going to disclose the functions because then that would give off my profession but let's just say the creme of the crop globally speaking.

If you wanted to be more accurate you could have re-worded your comment to say why aren't black Americans grooming themselves to be in the position to achieve such power? The Africans, Asians and Jews are doing it... (succeeding that is)

Anonymous said...

@2;07 MY HERO , NOT OPRAH AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. THATS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT , HERE ON RWS WE TELL THE TRUTH AND DONT THUMBS UP TO KISS THE PAID FOR COMMENTS FOLKS AZZ!!!!

Anonymous said...

@5;32 I KNOW BLACK FOLKS WITH POWER. YOU NEED TO REREAD @2;07 COMMENTS. SHE SAID OPRAH MADE A LOT OF WHITE FOLKS RICH BY GIVING THEM SHOWS, MENTIONS AND ETC. SHE DID NOT DO THE SAME FOR BLACKS EXCEPT IV WHO HAD TO KISS HER AZZ.

Anonymous said...

@2;57 EVERY ONE IN MY FAMILY HAS SUCCESS WITH DEGREES, FOUR SIBLINGS, 9 DEGREES ONE LAW DEGREE. WOW, WRONG ANSWER DUMB AZZZ. YES WE ARE BLACK!!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW, I NEVER LIKED TYLER PERRY AND NEVER JUMPED ON THE MADEA BAND WAGON. TODAY, HE IS GETTING SUED FOR ONE OF HIS "SAVE A HO" FILM. DONT ASK ME WHICH ONE BC I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT. LMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

Damn, SoHo do you EVER stop sucking the Anglo-Saxon anal sphincter?

Anonymous said...

OPRAH NEVER TOLD GAYLE BECAUSE SHE HAS A BIG MOUTH AND WOULD HAVE WENT TO PRESS FOR SYMPATHY AND RATINGS!!!

SoHo, NY said...

@5:51

When you can properly construct a sentence then you can tell me to 're-read' so and so's comment. I read what that person said and what I said in response to this is the absolute most truth.

Oprah simply cannot help someone WHO IS NOT HELPING THEMSELVES. The majority of Black Americans are not in a position where they can even assume the roles of the 'white people' Oprah has helped. Let's break this down if you will

Dr. Oz - Licensed Medical Doctor with years of practice and married to a woman with years of experience in Economics and Business.

Dr. Phil- Licensed Mental Health Practitioner with a PHD and 20 + years experience dealing with the wayward populous.

Rachel Ray- Expert chef with a cult-like following and extensive industry experience and a broad network of culinary professionals to boot (doesn't hurt that she is also attractive and has a spunky personality. Also had her own show that she co-produced on Food Network which added to her already promising resume.

So that leaves the question, what black American you know that can fit this bill? It's no secret that Black Americans HATE EDUCATION so that automatically eliminates 85% of the opportunities and the rest of the 15% is left to those with beauty and money and well let's just say black Americans are not known for their 'wealth' or 'beauty'. So Oprah is not to blame for any of this.

Sidenote: All of this info was at the top of my head as I have known Rachel Ray. Avidly watch Dr. Phil and am familiar with Dr. Oz.

Anonymous said...

@6:12pm You are a diarrheic asshole! Why not you go back from whence came?

Anonymous said...

people say black peeps lookn for a handout... yea lookn for a handup help a ngga get up nd it could be a dominoe effect .. she help'd a white person(s) get up !..that shit dont make sense to me at all when blacks make it they tend to look down on da next ngga like i aint get no help but in all u did somebody put u n a position... thats whats wrong wit nggas..@soho 6:12 its plenty of nggas wit degree's n medical field cooking decorating or whatever bitch we got all the beauty becuz white'asaians and mexicans are kill'n themselves tryn't to get this black beauty go suck a dick!

Anonymous said...

Oprah made comments during an interview early on when she had the Oprah show that she would avoid presenting images of black people that she felt did not show us in a positive light. You have to imagine the higher she goes up the totem pole what she considers positive or negative. She had black guests on her show few and far between the white celebs that she kept her head so far up their asses. There are tons of black acts that could have benefited from her show in a way that would have allowed them to cross over. The only time she had rap acts on her show was to debate with them about their content when there were tons of rappers who make positive music and she never gave a chance to. It wasn't till the end when her ratings started to fall that she let Jay Z on her show and that was only after Jay Z crossed over with Beyonce. You let Jay Z on big ignore rappers like Mos Def and Lupe Fiasco.

Anonymous said...

WHO WAS TO ARGUE WITH A HO ..SOOO WHAT ELSE IS NEW AND HO NOE HOE BUT HO WHAT @2;;07 SAID WAS THE TRUTH. YOU DONT LIKE MY SHORT IPHONE COMMENTS THEN SUCK A DYCK HO AND HAVE A SEAT..OOPS NO SEATS IN NY BC YALL UNDER WATER.. WORRY ABOUT YOUR HIGH AZZ LIGHT BILL!!!!

Anonymous said...

WAS=WANTS
NOE=NOT

Anonymous said...

@2:07 I couldn't of said it better !

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put a bunch of rappers on a show either. You'd have to bleep every other word. Maybe rap is not her thing. If rappers can use the N word just to make a buck, why shouldn't use white folks to make her rich

Anonymous said...

Omitted Oprah in last statement

Queen Lena said...

Did y'all miss the memo? Iyanla was kicked to the curb because of her disloyalty. YouTube her apology. After what she pulled, she should be thankful Oprah gave her another chance with OWN.

There was also a black Author that Oprah made a #1 NY seller. He was a guest on the show, but he confessed that he sat on the couch and lied about his book being based on his life.

Maybe Oprah feels played by her own kind?

I agree Iyanla is the only black face Oprah has aided in regards to career boosts compared to white faces. On the other hand, it isn't her job to aide anyone's career. Also, her core audience is white, so maybe she's just catering to her core audience. Business is business.

I understand why some of you are calling her a sell out, but try to look at things from a business stand point. Oprah is a Host/TV Personality. They really don't call the shots when it comes to guests, etc. The producers handle that. Now OWN is a different situation because it's HER network and I support it.

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