OK, play time over. Oprah's back this week with new shows! (See the widget above for what's scheduled this week.)
PLUS, "American Idol" loser and publicity stunt architect Adam Lambert says he's been invited to come to Chicago and sit on Oprah's couch. Oprah's show doesn't usually confirm upcoming bookings, but Lambert tweeted "Oprah: def true." (Translation: The rumors are true that I will be appearing on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'!")
Lambert told "Extra": "I'm really excited. I want to meet her. We have the same birthday! She's incredible. What a great leader, communicator, philanthropist. ... I'm really curious what she is going to ask me. Maybe she will dig and make me cry."
And Oprah herself is looking for Lambert fans, posting this notice on her Web site: "Calling ALL Adam Lambert Fans!!! Did you vote for him as many times as you could? Were you holding your breath when the new American Idol was announced, hoping and praying it would be HIM? If you are a HUGE fan of Adam Lambert's, e-mail us now and tell us why you want to be in the audience for this once-in-a-lifetime show."
And, OMG, they have replied in droves.
Lambert, of course, has appeared on Oprah's show once before, via Skype. In the video, he promises that, in case you were wondering, he is "born to be wild," and that he will come to the show to perform live when the album is out. Which it is.
Oprah's site has also put out the same call for Lady Gaga fans (she was just performing here this week). Dare we dream of the two of them on the same show ... and performing a duet?!
UPDATE: Lambert's appearance will air next Tuesday, and the Lady is on this Friday. Here are some first-look details about Adam's gig.
Lordy, you commenters take this stuff so incredibly seeeeeriously ...