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Oprah is Planning a Massive Birthday Party

Oprah turns 60 in January, but the queen of media is already busy planning the festivities. The New York Post reports that Oprah is having her 42-acre estate in Montecito completely revamped for the party. There will be performances by Tina Turner and Beyoncé, and the guest list — so far, at least — features John Travolta, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise (if he promises to stay off the furniture).

Because Oprah is Oprah, she’s selling a bunch of items inside her house to make room for new, more party worthy stuff. Think less crystal, more red Solo cups. Kaminski Auctions will be auctioning off Oprah’s boring crap at the Santa Barbara Polo Club.

Richard Mineards, a columnist for the Montecito Journal, said of the auction, “It will be like the Jackie O Sotheby’s auction in New York in 1996. A major feeding frenzy!”

People are f*cking weird.

Cover Battle: O, The Oprah Magazine or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This week we have O, The Oprah Magazine taking on Harper’s Bazaar. O went with— oh shut up, you already know who is on the cover. But check out that hair. We love it. If Oprah made it her normal ‘do we might even start watching OWN. Might.

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Oprah in Hot Water Because She Loves Using Penis Cream

Oprah has enough trouble explaining to everyone she meets that OWN isn’t an elaborate hoax. So she can’t be too pleased with Canadian activists who have been protesting her every move. Their beef? Oprah’s endorsement of SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex, an anti-aging cream that uses cells from foreskin.

Oprah, the queen of all media, loves rubbing the penis cream on her face (hoping that’s the last time that sentence is ever written), but the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project wants her to stop. The group claims that by endorsing TNS Recovery Complex, Oprah is promoting circumcision.

A SkinMedica exec told the Star that the product is technically a cock cream, but the cells were from one foreskin that was collected 20 years ago. No doubt Oprah is hoping that information will make the protests go flaccid.

Past Tweets | Sound Advice | Little By Little

SocialTimes: You can now download all of your tweets, all the way back to the first one. But trust us, you don’t want to see the first year or so.

FishbowlDC: GQ’s “Style Guy,” Glenn O’Brien, says “never buy anything manufactured by Donald Trump.” Trump is now demanding to see O’Brien’s birth certificate.

FishbowlLA: Oprah on OWN’s tiny bit of success  — “I’m not doing the Hula [dance] yet.” If she starts mentioning the Electric Slide, then you know things have finally taken off.

Oprah Plummets in Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ List

Fortune has published a list of the 5o most powerful women in business, featuring Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s CEO, on the cover. Mayer has the coveted front of the magazine, but on the list she came in at 14th. The most powerful woman in business (at least according to Fortune) is Ginni Rometty, the president and CEO of IBM. Mayer is the youngest on the list though, so that’s… Something.

One thing that stuck out about Fortune’s list? Oprah grabbed the 11th spot last year, but plummeted all the way down to 50th this year. Yikes. Maybe OWN should broadcast Keeping Up With The Kardashians to gain some viewers.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other women in media that made Fortune’s list:

#45: Gracia Martore, President and CEO, ­Gannett Co.
#46: Laura Lang, CEO, Time Inc.
#48: Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman, NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, Comcast

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Conan O’Brien Has Oprah and Rupert Murdoch Jokes

During TBS’ upfronts, the network’s beacon of hope — Conan O’Brien — took a couple shots at media heavyweights Oprah and Rupert Murdoch. The Huffington Post reports that O’Brien went through fake Craigslist ads and as he did, the pictures of the alleged authors flashed on a screen behind him.

When Oprah popped up, O’Brien said, “For sale: Controlling interest in OWN. $10 or best offer.” Not bad! But we liked the Murdoch zinger better.

With a picture of Murdoch up, O’Brien deadpanned, “Missed connection: You: beautiful, checking your voicemail. Me: goblin-like, selling your voicemail.” Nicely done.

Women Occupy Seven out of The Top 10 Spots in Most Powerful List

Forbes’Most Powerful Celebrity” list is jam packed with women. In fact, women take seven out of the top 10 spots in the magazine’s report, which ranks people according to earnings and fame. Jennifer Lopez takes the number one spot and Oprah — the highest ranking media mogul on the list — is runner-up. Other women rounding out the top 10 include Rihanna (4), Lady Gaga (5), Britney Spears (6), Kim Kardashian (7) and Katy Perry (8).

We’ve seen this “female focused” trend already, when Time’s annual Time 100 list featured 38 women, more than ever before. Does this mean that 2012 is the year of the woman? Are we even allowed to write that considering Forbes counts Kardashian as “powerful?”

Probably not.

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Oprah Bothered by USA Today Headline

Oprah stopped by the “CBS This Morning” set this morning, and during the wide-ranging talk, Oprah said that she is not typically bothered by what is written about her, but a recent USA Today headline did get under her skin.

“I learned this [lesson] from doing ‘The Color Purple’ with Steven Spielberg,” explained Oprah. “At the time he was on the cover of Time magazine. And he said ‘I’m not going to read it.’ And I was like, ‘How could you not read it?’ And he said, ‘Because if you believe all the good stuff, then you have to believe when people write things that are unflattering.’ …But last week I saw one headline that really knocked me off center. It was a USA Today headline that said, ‘Oprah Not Quite Standing on Her Own,’ and I just kind of went, ‘Ohhh..’”

We’re not sure which part of that is more surprising: That Oprah was annoyed by such a tame headline, or that she reads USA Today.

Peter Lauria Thinks It’s Time for Oprah to Shut Down OWN

Peter Lauria is not an OWN fan. In the Reuters “Media Bite” segment above, Lauria says what many in the media world are probably thinking: Oprah’s network is a “complete disaster” and should be shut down.

Lauria, amid so many camera cuts that it feels like you’re watching MTV, makes some good points. Time will tell if Oprah listens to the advice or simply has her legions of fans maul him.

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