"O" snapshots: March 2010 Archives

Stayin' alive: Oprah narrates 'Life'

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For some of us, Oprah inspires our lives. Well now she's narrating it.

Oprah's voice provides the narration for an upcoming 11-part nature series, "Life."

"More than four years in the making, filmed over 3,000 days across every continent and habitat, with narration by Oprah Winfrey, 'Life' is an epic BBC/Discovery Channel production that illustrates the extraordinary tactics animals and plants use to stay alive," the network said in a joint statement. "'Life' tells 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before."

The series will air across the six Discovery cable channels beginning March 21, wrapping up by April 18. The DVD will hit shelves by June 1.

This new series is an extension of the "Life" programs narrated by David Attenborough from the 1970s to the '90s.

Who wants to be a billionaire? Oprah does

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Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires is out today, and Oprah is No. 400, clocking in at $2.4 billion.

The annual list ranks individuals by their estimated net worth as of Feb. 12.

Other Illinois residents on the list include philanthropist Lester Crown, hedge fund manger Kenneth Griffin and toy maker Ty Warner.

See the full list here.

Oprah and Gabourey at the Oscars

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Oprah, of course, was at the Oscars on Sunday night. She took to the stage as part of what turned out to be the coolest part of the show -- fellow actors delivering brief testimonials about each of the nominated best actors and best actresses. Oprah described "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe as a classic Cinderella story and welcomed her to the big time.

Oprah's appearance on stage was a surprise to Sidibe, as the two discuss here outside the Governor's Ball after-party:

Later in the night,Oprah was clearly impressed when "The Hurt Locker" upset "Avatar" to win the Oscar for best picture. She was overheard backstage shouting: "Wowee kazowee!"

Then again, that may just be her superwoman cry.


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