The 58-year-old media proprietor Oprah Winfrey had a huge vision and big dreams when she decided to end her famous day time talk show in pursuit of starting her own cable television network.
No one knew the network would fail due to O’s solidified status in the tv world.. However OWN has proved that everything isn’t easy as it looks. O’s network suffers super low numbers and the loss in profits are really starting to dip into the co owners pockets.
According to the National Enquirer (taking out grain of salt right now) the low ratings have caused O’s co-owners at the Discovery Channel to question Oprah’s decision making authority. As a result Oprah Winfrey has been booted from her beloved OWN Network .
The National Enquirer says:
In a humiliating power coup, OPRAH WINFREY has been stripped of executive powers at her struggling OWN network and now pals fear the worst is yet to come!
The media mogul was reduced to tears when her chief financial backer decided to curtail her control over the network she had worked her fingers to the bone to launch, say sources.
While Oprah retains her title of CEO, it’s in name only, revealed the insider.
“They now realize that she was too inexperienced to run the net¬work,” said the insider. “So she was stripped of her power. She’s no longer in a position to make executive decisions or hire staff without consulting top Discovery executives first.”
“Her closest friends, including BFF Gayle King, are rallying to give her support during what she’s calling ‘one of the lowest points’ of her life. But Oprah’s emotional condition continues to deteriorate.
WAIT!!! They can’t do that to Harpo!!!
While the Enquirer’s reports remain unconfirmed by Winfrey or the network, OWN has been promoting the upcoming guests of Winfrey’s show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” The 14-year-old daughter of late singer Michael Jackson is slated to appear on the show where she reveals the difficulties of dealing with her father’s death.
“It never gets easier,” Paris Jackson tells Winfrey about her father’s death in a preview of the episode.
Winfrey also interviewed rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for the show, years after he criticized her impact on the black community.
“I think she caters to older white women,” Jackson told The Associated Press in 2006. “Oprah’s audience is my audience’s parents. So, I could care less about Oprah or her show.”
However, Winfrey and the rapping entrepreneur will reportedly clear up feuding rumors in their interview that was conducted at the home of Jackson’s grandmother. The episode featuring Paris and 50 cent will air Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
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