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Eye on Entertainment Jan 8, 2012
Most of us have a fascination with celebrities and rich people. Just like us, they set New Year's resolutions and have to pay bills too. Here is what some of them have been up to this past weekend.
Oprah Winfrey in 2012 faces the task of rescuing OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a disappointing first year. But if the channel falls short, Winfrey said she has a Plan B: “If this doesn’t work out, I’m going to go into organic farming in Maui. And I’m not kidding.”
For Carnie Wilson , one of 2011’s ups was something she’d like to bring down: her weight. “I’ve had so much stress in the last year, so it’s really a struggle,” the singer and TV star, 43, whose Celebrity Wife Swap episode airs Tuesday, tells FOX News. “I’m definitely up in weight.
"The Gramercy Park Hotel shut 200 guests out of their rooms on New Year’s Eve after the computer system for its electronic key cards failed. Guests at the hotel, where rooms cost up to $2,000 a night, were locked out of rooms from midnight Dec. 31 until 7 a.m. on Jan 1. “Kids and grandmothers were sleeping in hallways,” one guest told us, adding all remained calm.
If you’re wondering why Octomom’s Facebook, Twitter, and Ustream accounts have all been suddenly deleted … it’s because the mother of 14 has just been dropped by her management team. Sources close to Nadya Suleman tell us, it’s all because Octo was the ultimate flake — her management team would book her on paying gig after paying gig and Nadya “would find any reason” to cancel last minute often claiming she couldn’t find a babysitter.
Nelson Mandela’s daughter just lost a $7.5 million battle in court because that’s how much a judge ordered her to pay an L.A. boxing promoter after she allegedly flaked on a deal to organize a Pacquiao/Mayweather fight. A guy named Duane Moody sued Nelson’s daughter Zindziswa Mandela for $7.5 million earlier this year, claiming she hired him to organize a Pacquiao/Mayweather bout for her father’s birthday but ultimately flaked on the deal and the fight never materialized.
Kathy Griffin can’t believe that she keeps getting invited back by CNN to torture Anderson Cooper in Times Square as the network counts down to the New Year. But it’s not just Kathy who is surprised, so is comedian Sandra Bernhard. “I’ve never been a fan of Kathy Griffin — you know that,” Bernhard says on the HDNet talk show “Naughty But Nice With Rob.” “Every time she sees me, she hides. If I saw her, I would tell her to find a new angle. Just to say someone is stupid, that’s not crafting an idea. I think things through. I absorb culture and put it out in layers.”
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