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We had the opportunity to catch up with Queensley Felix at the Mathew Knowles of Music World Entertainment & Ice Artistry ICE Artist Showcase. Felix is the star of OWN newest reality show Houston Beauty. In addition to being a cosmetology student, Queensley has skills when it comes to music and entertainment.

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OWN Orders More Episodes Of “Life With La Toya”

latoya-jackson-oprahThe Oprah Winfrey Network has announced that “Life With La Toya” will continue into 2014. The series follows the life of the Jackson sister as she tries to start a family and restart her career. READ MORE

It looks as if the cancellation of Rosie O’Donnell’s OWN talk show was just the beginning of cutbacks at the Oprah Winfrey Network. The cable channel is laying off 30 staffers in what’s being described as a restructuring of the network’s operations in Los Angeles and New York. In a press release Winfrey said as CEO she has a responsibility to “chart the course for long-term success for the network” and that the layoffs are a “necessary next step.”

Winfrey took over as CEO and Chief Creative Officer of OWN eight months ago. Having struggled in the ratings during its first several months on air, OWN has been enjoying an upswing since September with Winfrey’s own series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” leading the charge. The show took the number one spot among all cable networks with its broadcast of Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston’s family on March 11th. OWN announced the cancellation of “The Rosie Show” last Friday citing flagging ratings.

Oprah and Lady GaGa recently sat down for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter for an intament understanding os what be going threw the pop star’s mind. In the interview Gaga opened up talking about several topics, including her desire for her own Little Monsters, how she deals (or doesn’t) with the media, and the one thing that scares her. Check out highlights of the interview below, and video Below: READ MORE

Oprah’s brand hasn’t been the same since her Television show went off the air last September, now we are hearing that her magazine’s sales have also faded from sight. Its sad to watch a women, who in most people eye’s never fail, fail.

 

I think we need to make sure we do our part to support lady “O” in her time of need.

 

Eurweb is reporting “Brass at Hearst, which publishes the 2.4 million circulated publication with Winfrey, had downplayed the impact of the show’s ending on the magazine, saying they expected fans to turn to it to get their Oprah fix.

 

To their surprise The Oprah Magazine’s newsstand sales plunged 32 percent to 413,363 in the second half of last year (after an 8 percent falloff in the first half), according to just-released Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. By comparison, all measured consumer magazines’ single-copy sales dropped 10 percent. Adweek reports….

The rep said that with the economy soft and the show ending, a dropoff in newsstand sales wasn’t a surprise and pointed out that newsstand sales of the January issue were up 28 percent to 825,000.

Winfrey recently did a interview with extra explaining why she started OWN: READ MORE

Entrepreneur and well-known figure in media industry, Oprah Winfrey, flew to South Africa to attend the graduation program of the class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on January 14. The leadership academy is situated in Henley on Klip, South Africa.

According to sources, the school was opened in 2008 and this is the first batch of graduates. The source added that all of the girls will be attending colleges while 10 percent of them will be brought here in the United States.

Check out more pictures of Oprah Winfrey in the graduation program.

In other news, the media mogul is adding three new programs to his own OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) TV Channel. Source said that the title of the new programs will be “Lovetown USA,” “Lives on Fire,” and “Are You Normal, America?”

We’ve got a details of what these programs are all about. READ MORE

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Have you taken a look at Oprah’s OWN? Naturally some critics are certainly having a good-ol-time cracking on the media mogul’s new channel due to the lack of diversity, specifically Black faces. BET co-founder Sheila Johnson had a mouth full to say about it on NPR’s “Tell Me More.”

“The only advice that I say, let’s open up your circle a little bit more. You know, we love the Dr. Phils. We love the Suze Ormans. Let’s open up. READ MORE