Ol Harpo Cancels The Oprah Winfrey Show Because Taking a Pay Cut is Beneath Her!!!

- By Bossip Staff

The Oprah show has officially given the date for its final curtain call. We told you earlier this week that “>CBS studios was not going to be able to pay Oprah that big chunk of change that she’s use too. Instead of working out a deal, Ol’ Harpo decides to cancel the show.

In another blow to the struggling business of network television, Oprah Winfrey is expected to announce on her program today that she will step down from her syndicated afternoon talk show, which over the last two decades has transformed her into one of the richest and most influential forces in popular culture.

Although she has kept mum about her plans, Winfrey, 55, is expected to furnish a new show to OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network, the long-delayed cable outlet she is starting in partnership with Discovery Communications. The network is scheduled to roll out in 2011 in about 75 million U.S. homes.

The media personality and mogul — whose show has served as the main pedestal from which she has engaged newsmakers high and low, transformed obscure products and personalities into runaway successes, and preached a gospel of self-empowerment to her devoted, largely female audience — is betting that, in a world of ever-fragmenting audiences, the future lies with creating her own branded network. She was recently ranked No. 234 on a Forbes list of the world’s richest people, with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion.

Although Winfrey could not be reached for comment, Tim Bennett, the president of Winfrey’s Chicago-based production company, Harpo Inc., confirmed in an e-mail Thursday to station partners that she would end the existing program Sept. 9, 2011.

“Oprah’s personal comments about this on tomorrow’s live show will mark a historic television moment that we will all be talking about for years to come,” Bennett wrote.

Oprah had the most successful talk show ever. She deserves to end it on her terms.

Source

More Stories From Bossip

Comments

  • is it just me?

    I know I’ll be boo hooing….and then trying to figure out why!!

  • The Truth

    How Ironic, its ending on 09/09/11, 911, Oprah should be a terrorist suspect now

  • citiboi

    haha 1st

  • http://Bossip Cry Baby

    Job well done…Time to shut it down now and enjoy your the fruits God has blessed you with.

  • DamnClown

    A life well lived so far imagine what the rest of her life holds for her! God bless Oprah

  • BlackBeauty

    Oprah did her thing for 25 years, she’s earned the right to explore other things. She’s made enough people rich, it’s time for her to do her.

  • Man, I just don't care™

    GOOD RIDDANCE!

  • Rihanna's point witchy finger to the oath and my ass got BANNED from bossip

    @ the truth
    good observation.
    __________________________________
    Oprah, most definitely, took the oath.

  • trs

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *sheds a little tear*

  • http://Bossip NETERIA

    GGOD NOW THE MASSES CAN GET OFF OF THEIR FAT ASHES!! I WAS SICK OF THIS B CONTROLING WHEN YOU CLAP, WHEN YOU READ A BOOK, HOW SHE DOES NOT BELEIVE IN GOD (google it)GET A LIFE MASSES!!!

  • http://Bossip NETERIA

    GOOD NOW THE M.A.S.S.E.S….

  • http://bobolzfl@gmail.com Bob B

    Who cares

  • resurrected

    Oprah does not want that pay cut but I can’t blame her and she has enough money in the bank right now to make those moves… The network thought that they were going to have some kind of puppet strings over her but her name has cloth and as you can see there are plenty of other network who will take her… She is about to get her Tyler Perry own because she just brought her own network called Oprah from the Discovery Channel..

  • resurrected

    Hey, Ms EJ hope that you are having a nice day..

  • Leslie

    Well it’s about damn time!

  • 6am up at 5am takin' a sh*t then talkin' sh*t for the next 30 minutes!

    Oprah’s tired ya’ll, you know how exhausting it is defending Emmitt Tyler perry’s bullsh*t productions and homosexuality everyday? Plus shes done every topic interesting to white, asian and persian women, do you really think she was gonna go back and talk about sh*t n*ggettes are interested in? I dont think so!

  • stacey

    hahah about time.

  • JUDY

    I must get to one of her shows before she retires….I must!

  • oooooooh!

    Forget Oprah, white washed chick.

  • Moreaces

    Had a great run

  • GoodKarma4Me

    @ The Truth

    you are an idiot..LMAO

  • Marquis de Sade

    “Man, I just don’t care™

    GOOD RIDDANCE!”

    Damn, you beat me to it. I share the same sentiments regardin’ this b!+ch.

  • ummm

    STUPIDITY MUST BE A MOFO FOR SOME OF YOU –

    SHE PICKED THAT DATE BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

    SHE’S LAUNCHING HER OWN CABLE NETWORK

    SHE WANTS TO CONCENTRATE ON HER FOUNDATIONS

  • Tracey

    sept 2011, is still a long way away!

  • guntot

    Greedy BIOTCH. now a ton of people are going to be out of work because of this money hungry greedy woman who won’t take a pay cut..

    “I don’t get my money, lets just close it all down”

    SHE MAKES ME SICK

1 2 3
blog comments powered by Disqus