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Oprah Winfrey Supporters Won’t Book Kitty Kelley and Her Unauthorized Biography

kitty23.pngIn an interview with the NY Times, biographer Kitty Kelley (pictured) alleged that some of television’s biggest shows would not book Kelley to promote her upcoming unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey.

Here’s an excerpt: “In promoting this book, we have already been told by Barbara Walters‘s producer, No, you cannot be on The View, I cannot disrupt my relationship with Oprah. Joy Behar, the same thing. Charlie Rose; Larry King said, I will not do it, it might upset Oprah. Even David Letterman.”

UPDATE: A CNN insider told us this afternoon: “Larry King hasn’t spoken with Kitty Kelley in five years.”

Kelley’s 544-page biography of Winfrey’s life debuts on April 13. Kelley has written juicy books about the Bush family, Nancy Reagan, and Frank Sinatra and many other public figures. In mid-April, mediabistro.com will feature an exclusive Media Beat interview with the biographer about this book. In addition, here’s an old Larry King interview with the author.

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Kitty Kelley Completes Oprah Winfrey Biography

kitty23.pngThe woman who picks America’s most popular books will soon have her own biography to read.

Following three years of research, Kitty Kelley‘s 544-page biography of Oprah Winfrey‘s life has been completed. Crown Publishers has set a first printing of more than more 500,000 copies, and the book debuts on April 13, 2010, in hardcover, audiobook, and eBook formats.

Kelley has written juicy books about the Bush family, Nancy Reagan and Frank Sinatra and many other public figures. For the Winfrey book she conducted 850 interviews.

Crown’s publisher Tina Constable had this statement: “Anyone who is a fan of Oprah Winfrey or who has followed her extraordinary life and career will be fascinated and newly informed by the closely observed, detailed, and well-rounded portrait of her provided by Kitty Kelley’s exhaustively researched book. Readers will come away with a greater appreciation of who Oprah really is beyond her public persona and a fuller understanding of her important place in American cultural history.”