Eye on Entertainment Jan 8, 2012
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: â€œIf this doesnâ€™t work out, Iâ€™m going to go into organic farming in Maui. And Iâ€™m not kidding.â€
For Carnie Wilson , one of 2011â€™s ups was something sheâ€™d like to bring down: her weight. â€œIâ€™ve had so much stress in the last year, so itâ€™s really a struggle,â€ the singer and TV star, 43, whose Celebrity Wife Swap episode airs Tuesday, tells FOX News. â€œIâ€™m definitely up in weight.
"The Gramercy Park Hotel shut 200 guests out of their rooms on New Yearâ€™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. â€œKids and grandmothers were sleeping in hallways,â€ one guest told us, adding all remained calm.
If youâ€™re wondering why Octomomâ€™s Facebook, Twitter, and Ustream accounts have all been suddenly deleted â€¦ itâ€™s because the mother of 14 has just been dropped by her management team. Sources close to Nadya Suleman tell us, itâ€™s all because Octo was the ultimate flake â€” her management team would book her on paying gig after paying gig and Nadya â€œwould find any reasonâ€ to cancel last minute often claiming she couldnâ€™t find a babysitter.
Nelson Mandelaâ€™s daughter just lost a $7.5 million battle in court because thatâ€™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 Nelsonâ€™s daughter Zindziswa Mandela for $7.5 million earlier this year, claiming she hired him to organize a Pacquiao/Mayweather bout for her fatherâ€™s birthday but ultimately flaked on the deal and the fight never materialized.
Kathy Griffin canâ€™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 itâ€™s not just Kathy who is surprised, so is comedian Sandra Bernhard. â€œIâ€™ve never been a fan of Kathy Griffin â€” you know that,â€ Bernhard says on the HDNet talk show â€œNaughty But Nice With Rob.â€ â€œEvery 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, thatâ€™s not crafting an idea. I think things through. I absorb culture and put it out in layers.â€
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