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Oprah Set To Leave Broadcast TV In 2011

oprah.jpgYesterday, it became clear that the rumors were true: Oprah Winfrey will be leaving her network TV show in 2011.

Tim Bennett, CEO of Winfrey’s production company Harpo, sent a letter to the local television stations that broadcast her show yesterday, letting them know that “The Oprah Winfrey Show” would be coming to an end in September 2011. After, Winfrey will appear on her cable channel, OWN.

Winfrey will inform her audience of her decision on her show today. The announcement was taped live at 10 a.m. and has already aired on some stations. (The New York Times‘ media blog has a full description of the announcement.)

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What the Stars Earn–Too Much, Obviously

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FBLA gets TV Guide’s press release emails and we usually ignore them. But today, Julie Farin presented us with some truly fabulous information: salaries of the small-screen stars.

Oprah: $260 million per year (includes income from Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, and other programs)

Simon Cowell: $45 million per year (for American Idol and other projects)

Judge Judy: $30 million per year

Katie Couric: $15 million per year

Zach Braff: $6.3 million (for 18 episodes of Scrubs next season)

Think about that for a momemnt: Braff gets nearly half of what Couric makes, and she has to show up every day.

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