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Friday, 2 December 2005
Oprah and Letterman Made Up: Broadway wins with The Color Purple; Letterman Beats Leno in Ratings
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: OprahBookClubFan

Once again, Oprah's magic brought a golden audience to the David Letterman show the other night. For a long time, David Letterman has been joking about a 'so-called' feud between him and Oprah. He finally got his wish when Oprah agreed to appear on his show. It was quite a coincidence that the night she appeared on the show, Oprah Presents The Color Purple, a musical, was scheduled to open on Broadway. Well, as you might guess, it was a win-win situation for everybody involved. Oprah had asked the producer of the musical how she could help him. That's one way that Oprah can capitalize on her popularity and leadership to get people to do things.

Was there truly a feud between the two entertainment giants?

Oprah used to appear on the Letterman show when he was at NBC. She had accepted his invitation since his move to CBS. According to various industry insiders, Oprah was afraid of being the butt of David Letterman's jokes. No wonder that Oprah chided the idea of feud between her and David. Appearing on the David Letterman show, everybody was happy. Oprah and David Letterman were laughing. He won hugely in the ratings. At the same time, Oprah was pushing her own agenda for The Color Purple.

After being made into a movie, Alice Walker's book, The Color Purple, is now a musical. Oprah, appearing on NBC's Today Show with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, that the book had changed her life. She wanted everybody to have a copy. She bought copies of the book which she distributed to anybody she came in contact with. It makes sense that even Alice Walker realized how important Oprah is for the success of the musical. She enlisted Oprah's confidante and best friend, Gayle King, editor of O, the magazine, to relay to Oprah the need to help out. At her own time, Oprah reached out to the director who was shocked by her offer to help boost attendance. With Oprah on your side, anything is possible.

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 3 December 2005 10:42 PM PST
Tuesday, 8 November 2005
List of Books Selected by Oprah: If Oprah is behind, it will turn into Gold
Topic: OprahBookClubFan

List of books Selected by Oprah Book Club The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck (2004) Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (2004) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers (2004) One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2004) Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton (2003) East of Eden, John Steinbeck (2003) Sula, Toni Morrison (April 2002) Fall on Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald (January 2002) A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry (November 2001) The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen (September 2001)(Selected and de-selected) Cane River, Lalita Tademy (June 2001) Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, Malika Oufkir (May 2001) Icy Sparks, Gwyn Hyman Rubio (March 2001) We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates (January 2001) House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III (November 2000) Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz (September 2000) The Deep End of the Ocean, Jacquelyn Mitchard (September 2000) Open House, Elizabeth Berg (August 2000) The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (June 2000) While I Was Gone, Sue Miller (May 2000) The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison (April 2000) Back Roads, Tawni O'Dell (March 2000) Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende (February, 2000) Gap Creek, Robert Morgan (January 2000) A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton (December 1999) Vinegar Hill, A. Manette Ansay (November 1999) River, Cross My Heart, Breena Clarke (October 1999)

Tara Road, Maeve Binchy (September 1999) Mother of Pearl, Melinda Haynes (June 1999) White Oleander, Janet Fitch (May 1999) The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve (March 1999) The Reader, Bernhard Schlink (February 1999) Jewel, Bret Lott (January 1999) Where the Heart Is, Billie Letts (December 1998) Midwives, Chris Bohjalian (October 1998) What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Pearl Cleage (September 1998) Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat (June 1998) I Know This Much is True, Wally Lamb (June 1998) Black and Blue, Anna Quindlen (April 1998) Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman (March 1998) Paradise, Toni Morrison (January 1998) The Treasure Hunt, Bill Cosby (December 1997) The Best Way to Play, Bill Cosby (December 1997) The Meanest Thing to Say, Bill Cosby (December 1997) A Virtuous Woman, Kaye Gibbons (October 1997) Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons (October 1997) A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines (September 1997) Songs in Ordinary Time, Mary McGarry Morris (June 1997) The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou (May 1997) The Rapture of Canaan, Sheri Reynolds (April 1997) Stones From the River, Ursula Hegi (February 1997) She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb (January 1997) The Book of Ruth, Jane Hamilton (November 1996) Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (October 1996)

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Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 9 November 2005 2:16 PM PST

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