Celebrities and powerful politcos are all hoping to get an invite to what has now been dubbed 'the wedding of the century.'
In fact, some reports say the guest list has been made secretive because political powerhouse couple Bill and Hillary Clinton did not want those not invited to get their feelings hurt.
Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky will be wed July 31 in front of 500 guests -- which will include "President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and ex-British Prime Minister John Major," according to the New York Daily News.
Seems as if Jay Leno has made tentative plans to catch the Emmy Awards at Oprah Winfrey's house, after not receiving an award last week.
While Conan O'Brien got the very-public boot from 'The Tonight Show,' his short tenure as host got him a nomination as best variety, music or comedy series, while resurrected Leno was snubbed in the category.
David Letterman's 'Late Show' also was missing from the nominees, after a season in which the host turned an admission of affairs with female staffers and a blackmail attempt into high broadcast drama.
"I guess Dave and I will be watching the Emmys at Oprah's house this year," Leno said, a reference to their Super Bowl commercial, according to USA Today.
Last week, fans started to speak up against Winfrey--stating that people were fraudulently stuffing the online ballot box, according to the New York Times.
Some fans have even suggested that Winfrey herself was behind the scam.
In a statement, the OWN channel spokesperson said that no "contestant has been favored in this competition," but that an investigation would be undertaken and that all votes would be verified twice. The five most popular online contestants will go before a casting director, but only one is guaranteed a spot on the reality show, though OWN could choose to add more than one. A total of 10 in-person and online contestants will vie for a spot; eventually the show's winner will be hired by OWN."
As of Sunday, the top two runners Zach Anner and Phyllis Wick-Turner were separated by two million votes.
Perhaps you saw Kitty Kelley discussing her new, unauthorized Oprah biography this morning on the "Today" show. Hope you enjoyed it, because you're not likely to see Kelley on too many other shows pimping her book.
That's because a lot of the big outlets that might seem like naturals for a long, two-commerical-break Oprah discussion -- from "The View" to David Letterman -- aren't giving Kelley the time of day. Apparently, they don't want to get on Oprah's bad side.
Kelley's 544-page look back, Oprah: A Biography, of Winfrey's life hits shelves tomorrow. She's written juicy books about the Bush family, Nancy Reagan, and Frank Sinatra and she told The New York Times this weekend that no one has been as secretive and protective of her private life than Oprah. Not even Sinatra -- and he allegedly threatened to have Kelley killed.
"In promoting this book, we have already been told by Barbara Walters's producer, 'No, you cannot be on "The View," I cannot disrupt my relationship with Oprah,'" Kelley told the Times. "Joy Behar, the same thing. Charlie Rose; Larry King said, I will not do it, it might upset Oprah. Even David Letterman. ... Well, if you had a choice between being a friend of Oprah Winfrey or Kitty, no contest, right?"
What could these media organizations be so afraid of? Oprah's launching her own cable network. No one needs her approval, nor does she really require anyone else's at this point. If Oprah's mad at you, she ... what? Fights fire with fire and doesn't have the cast of "Desperate Housewives" on a very special episode of "Oprah"? OK, that explains ABC's decision. But what could Oprah do to "The View"? Or Letterman? Is she so powerful behind the scenes now that her personal opinion has become an actual commodity?
The Times article touches on the "cult of secrecy" around Oprah and makes it all sound very cloak-and-dagger. It's as if Oprah can take out enemy targets at will. She could shutter a TV show or pull the plug on a blog, if she felt crossed. Which really is kind of a frightening thing to