Good morning everyone. I am so mad at Bravo right now. I got to work with a full list of things to do and Brokeback Mountain is on and thus I am getting nothing done because I cannot quit those damn cowboys. I die for that movie.
I had a long journey to a shoot over the weekend that allowed me to read the Kitty Kelly OPRAH book cover to cover. I found the first part about her childhood interesting, and then it got kinda redundant, all over the place, and trite the more it went on. I wonder how much of it is true? She alleges a bunch of drug use and rampant sexuality in Oprah's childhood, and highlights some fairly petty stories, along with intense hubris combined with oversized generousity. Kelly describes a lot of stories and situations that try to paint Oprah out to be a horrible person that read to me more like natural byproducts of becoming superfamous. For instance, I don't blame Oprah for making her employees sign airtight confidentiality agreements - that seems smart to me. I still love Oprah.
I love the cowboys too, did I say that already?
I just can't like Oprah anymore. Her support of Jay Leno during that whole mess really irked me. I watched her after-show online and she was actually pushing the Team Coco audience members to side with Jay. I mean, think of the women who wait years to get tickets to the Oprah show--they do whatever she says do, eat what she says...she even got millions of her viewers to go see Australia, AND say they liked it! So of course they were easy to flip to Team Leno, and it's not just that I'm sooo Team Conan, but just that only one opinion was allowed. And then she and Leno both went on about how that was "business," when both of them have built their reputations on being the "good guy" and a "real woman," and "one of us." To then say it was a business decision was a contradiction in what persona they were trying to sell to the public. And let's face it, Oprah will promote anything. She reminds me of Christianity, people are afraid to contradict or question her, or have an independent thought about her, and that's a problem. Maybe she's perfect, who knows, but it's dangerous to take it for granted and not question her ethics sometimes. I'm sure, just like anyone else, that there are some unsavory aspects of her life that people aren't aware of.
I too have heard that Oprah was sexually promiscuous when she was young.She herself has said that.I don't believe anyones childhood is perfect and all of us overcome something to make us the people we become as adults.Hopefully we grow up with tolerance and compassion. I started watching Brokeback Mountain again...It really gets to me and i'm not sure why.Maybe because love that has to be hidden is sad, and to live a lie every day is even sadder.I cry every time I watch it.I'm not gay, I'm straight and so are all my children, but it still touches me.Love you Andy....the Housewives of OC hardly ever eat, they're so busy dieting and having plastic surgery.They had no appreciation for the Top Chef Masters.I thnk NYC or NJ would have appreciated the food more.
i love the way you are so REAL..YOU make the Women Get Real for us. Although,please stop SMILING without Ceasing so much. Dont Smile at the Ladies when your getting to the hard stuff but sugar-coat it with Non-stop Smiling, It Contradicts. I mean We are with you Andy,,you dont have to try so hard. We already love you. Blessin's from a Texan***
I think Kitty picked a bad topic. Oprah has been open about her life and I really don't think there's any skeletons. I have yet to hear a good review about the book. The bottom line is you can't bring Oprah down.