12 Things to Look Forward to in 2011

Life is about change, so we might as well embrace it. Looking into our crystal ball, here are a dozen things to look forward to in 2011. It should...

Oprah is not giving you a new car

When Oprah gives you a new car, she doesn't ask you to pay for it. But that's what's happening in a new scam that has prompted the Illinois Attorney...

Oprah Winfrey: It Was Hard to Accept Being a Brand

You might think that someone who puts her famous name on everything she does would be comfortable with the notion of self-branding. Not Oprah Winfrey. "The idea of being a brand was hard for me to accept," the daytime host and soon-to-be cable network founder said during a Q&A session at the American Magazine Conference in Chicago.

Hey John Tesh: Why Are You Lifting Content?

Why is John Tesh, the multitalented composer, lifestyle guru and former host of "Entertainment Tonight," using copyrighted content to fill his advice blog? We'd ask him ourselves if he weren't so damned popular.

Is Mark Zuckerberg's $100 Million Gift a PR Stunt?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark's public schools has drawn praise, but also questions about its timing: He'll announce the gift on Oprah tomorrow, the same day as the premiere of a new film that portrays the young billionaire in a negative light.

Glenn Beck: Publishing's Biggest Hope?

Move over Oprah. Fox News host, Glenn Beck has turned into a literary tastemaker -- and for the authors that he's interviewed on his programs, the results are staggering.

Oprah Tops Forbes' 'Most Powerful Celebrity' List

Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful celebrity in America. So says Forbes whicH looks at entertainers, athletes, models, spoRts figures, and TV personality based on "a measure of entertainment-related earnings and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online).

Do celebs influence tax policy?

When Clark Gable famously took off his shirt in the 1934 film, It Happened One Night, to reveal a bare chest, sales of undershirts reportedly...

Oprah's New Show Could Threaten Big Networks

Oprah returns with a new show that will air in the evening, vying with the big networks for audience share. Her new show could be up against some of the most popular shows on television, competing for eyeballs and top advertising dollars.

Magazines' Newsstand Sales Keep Plummeting

The good news, for magazine publishers, is that the earthward plummet in newsstand sales has finally started to moderate. The bad news is that sales are still falling at a vertigo-inducing rate -- just not quite so rapidly as they were a few months ago.

Oprah retiring? Not likely

The Queen of daytime talk shows has announced she is calling it quits after 2010. Oprah says, "ending the show feels right in my bones." She goes on...