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O Magazine Announces O You! Event in Atlanta

O You! is O magazine’s major event, where the magazine comes to life with a series of seminars and workshops by the magazine’s most popular contributors, hosted by O Editor-at-Large Gayle King. Publisher Jill Seelig tells FishbowlNY that about 5000 women will be attending this year’s conference on October 15 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the magazine has hosted events before. “We absolutely love it!” she said.

Contributors you can expect to see there include Suze Orman, Dr. Oz, Nate Berkus, Martha Beck, Donna Brazile, Peter Walsh, Bob Green, Adam Glassman, and Val Monroe. The program will also include content from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“For the first few years of the magazine’s life, we were doing events with Oprah herself,” Seelig said. “Her schedule has obviously become busier, but the contributors to this magazine have become celebrities in their own right. We really saw value in bringing them together and allowing the readers to interact with them. The impetus was really to give our readers more access to these contributors that they’ve come to know and love.”

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Oprah, Morgan Freeman and Mythbusters: Discovery Woos Advertisers and Media Buyers at Upfront Soiree

Yesterday evening Discovery Communications held its annual upfront presentation, wooing advertisers and media buyers, while previewing upcoming programming and networks.

With a suite of channels that includes Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, there was plenty of ground to cover.

Luckily, they had Oprah there to sell it.

Yes, talk show queen turned media mogul Oprah Winfrey herself was in attendance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and revealed the 2011/2012 OWN programming slate on stage.

She was joined by Rosie O’Donnell, who will be making her return to daytime with a talk show on OWN later this year. O’Donnell performed a song and dance routine with a troupe of male dancers.

Discovery had other big names in attendance, inducing actor Morgan Freeman, who hosts and produces the program “Through the Wormhole” on Science, and magicians Penn & Teller, who have a new show “Penn & teller’s Secrets of the Universe” on Discovery later this year. Billy Ray Cyrus also unveiled his new show for TLC, “Homecoming,” which reunites military men and women with their families, while SNL’s Andy Samberg told some jokes in advance of his gig as “Chief Shark Officer” during 2011′s Shark Week.

FishbowlNY also spotted:

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Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures

Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com.  The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industry have no shortage of creativity, wealth, and executive power.  Take a look at the major players that Forbes recognized this year:

Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul, #3
Arianna Huffington, editor and co-Founder, Huffington Post, #28
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief, Vogue, #56
Tina Brown, The Daily Beast, #34
Cathleen Black, chair, Hearst Magazines, #67
Janet Robinson, CEO, The New York Times, #85
Nikki Finke, founder, Deadline Hollywood Daily, #79
Suze Orman, author, CNBC host, #61
Rachael Ray, talk show host and author, #78
Meredith Viera, co-anchor, The Today Show, #40
Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host,  #10
Christiane Amanpour, news anchor, ABC’s This Week, #73
Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks; President,Disney/ABC TV Group #69
Katie Couric, anchor, CBS Evening News, #22
Diane Sawyer, news anchor, ABC’s World News, #46
Sarah Palin, television commentator, Fox News, #16
Rachel Maddow,  anchor, The Rachel Maddow Show, #50
Martha Stewart, talk show host, author, #99

The full list can be viewed in the Forbes October 25 issue, on newsstands today. 

On The Menu: Surviving The Recession As A Stingy Scoundrel

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Phil Villarreal, the author of the book, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel.

Phil described his book as a satire of all of the self-help finance advice books on the market by people like Suze Orman. “I thought I would write a book that would take things to the absolute extreme and talk about what it would be like…if you’re only goal in life was the spend as little money as possible,” he explained. “Regardless of your own dignity or morals, just really do all you can to be the biggest Old Man Potter you can be.”

Phil also gave tips for dating and raising kids on a budget, and gave advice for getting a book published. “My advice is that if I can get a book published then absolutely anyone can,” he said. “This book was soundly rejected by almost every agent and publisher in existence…You really just have to keep your head up and not let full, conclusive failure derail you.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

Oprah’s Magazine Gets Ready To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Feb 2010 sub.jpgDespite Hearst‘s shuttering of O At Home in November of 2008, the Oprah Winfrey brand is as strong as ever, evidenced by the pronouncement of O, The Oprah Magazine‘s 10th anniversary weekend plans, kicking off on May 7.

O, in true Willy Wonka fashion, will be putting ten “golden tickets” inside its February issue, with the winners being invited to meet the queen of daytime TV herself during the scheduled “Live Your Best Life” a three-day event in New York. The event, produced for 6,000 attendees, will include seminars from Suze Orman and Martha Beck. Winfrey will also be performing a one-woman show at Radio City Music Hall.

Tickets — for those who don’t get their hands on a golden ticket — go on sale March 15.

Press release after the jump.

Previously: O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors, How To Pitch: O, The Oprah Magazine

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Amy Poehler, Rachael Ray And MTV’s McGrath Headline Gracie Awards

gracies.jpgLast night in New York City, the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television presented their 34th annual Gracie Awards honoring the top women making entertainment for women.

The night’s biggest winners were Amy Poehler, who took home the 2009 Dove Real Beauty Award, Tribute Award winner Rachael Ray and MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. And the red carpet was graced by more media celebrities who won or presented awards throughout the evening, including Suze Orman, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Ann Curry, Bob Schieffer, New York Housewives Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps and Alex McCord, Oprah‘s BFF Gayle King and Maya Angelou.

Photo: Host Niecy Nash, reality star Ruby Gettinger, Kathy Griffin, Orman and Ray. Courtesy Larry Busacca/Wireimage. Check out some photos from inside the Gracies here and here.

Read on to find out who we talked to inside the Marriott Marquis ballroom

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NYT Co. Stock Falls to Lowest Point in Decades

ggf.jpgLast week at the Time Person of the Year luncheon Suze Orman cautioned the audience not to get their hopes up on days when the stock market rallied because it was not a sign that things were getting better. No fear of drawing that conclusion this week! Yesterday the markets tumbled again, closing below 8,000, and that includes media stocks. Does it ever. Yesterday, after Harbinger Capital Partners had reduced its stake in both Media Inc. and the New York Times Co., shares in both companies tumbled to their lowest point in decades.

Shares of New York Times fell 73 cents, or 10.3 percent, to $6.35 in Wednesday trading. The stock fell to $6.33, its lowest point in more than two decades…Media General’s shares slid $1.24, or 29.5 percent, to $2.96 in Wednesday trading and earlier in the session slid to $2.93.

Over at E&P Fitz & Jen are speculating that this may be a sign the newspaper sector is close to hitting a capitulation point — “that moment when great numbers of investors simply give up on their stock portfolio and cash out, leading to bargain hunting and a new run-up in prices.” We asked our numbers man John Carney for his thoughts on whether this was a possibility.

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Time Person of the Year Luncheon: Let’s Talk About the Economy

tmepoy.pngObviously Barack Obama is the Person of the Year, for Time and probably anyone else for that matter. Who knows, considering the state of the country he is about to take over he may very well turn into the Person of the Century. At yesterday’s Time Person of the Year luncheon (watch video highlights here) convened to discuss such matters ‘iron man’ panelist Brian Williams (he’s the longest running panelist) said that Obama matches “every qualification that we have [in the POY] book” and that “we have but one choice.” Elizabeth Edwards said that it was too early to award the man Obama (he may very well be POY next year) but felt it was more what he represented.

tmpoygg.pngThe interesting part, however, was that at (Obama’s) Person of the Year lunch almost all the talk was about the economy. Suze Orman, in her deep commanding (somewhat frightening) way, informed the audience that in terms of the tanking economy “we haven’t seen anything yet” (at which point the Time exec behind us grabbed our arm in not so fake panic). Later she suggested that perhaps the Wall St. types and the American consumer should be nominated in a “negative way” as the ones that have “honest to God, not just changed the economy of the United States but have brought down the economy of the world.” Then she said “Shame on you!” (quite loudly, in fact). Also, apparently Orman was the person fellow panelist Seth Meyers called for advice on whether to buy an apartment — the answer is no, see earlier statement re: we haven’t seen anything yet. After which, Brian Williams explained to us why he had his blackberry strapped to his chair so that he could feel it vibrate.

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Time‘s Person of the Year Award

timgobama.jpgSo FBNY is off to the annual Time Person of the Year luncheon today, where a panel of distinguished guests including Elizabeth Edwards, Seth Meyers, Suze Orman, John Slattery (Roger Sterling!), and Brian Williams will discuss who most deserves to be named Person of the Year. I think we can all assume that ‘You’ will not be getting a second nod.

In fact, one imagines President-elect Barack Obama is such a shoo-in that we agree with Jeff Bercovici and think perhaps Time should develop a sort of second tier, runner-up category just to keep it interesting. If that were the case who would you suggest? Or are you content with Obama and the lack of suspense? We set up a poll after the jump, which includes some other obvious choices, or you can write in your own. Let us know what you think.

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