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On Thursday, Lady Gaga had to cancel a concert because she was suffering from exhaustion and dehydration. This was sad news for Gaga and her fans.

Fortunately, she was able to make her Oprah Winfrey Show debut the following day, rocking a spiky hairdo with glasses (that Oprah herself copied) ...

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Only Lady Gaga could pull off such a look.

The two talked at great length about Gaga's outrageous style (one of our favorite celebrity fashion icons), her upbringing and her musical ambitions.

The hermaphrodite rumors didn't come up, fortunately.

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When two global icons sit down for a televised chat Tuesday afternoon, we can now confirm one topic of discussion:

Adam Lambert and Oprah Winfrey will talk about Simon Cowell's departure from American Idol. How does the singer feel about that news?

“The audience will definitely miss Simon,” he said. “The contestants will miss out on really honest criticism. Sometimes it can be a little personal, and I know other contestants took it to heart sometimes and got really stressed out about what he would say. [But] I think that that’s important to making you a better performer."

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But, don't worry American Idol fans, Lambert says the show will most definitely go on... and one.

“Ultimately, after the first couple weeks of auditions, the audience tunes in every week for the contestants. [Audiences] grow fond of one or a couple of the people and they get behind them and they’re invested in them... we tune in to hear the contestants blossom or not.”

Adam will also perform the single "Whataya Want From Me" on the show. You can watch its official music video NOW.

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Mark down the date, Adam Lambert fans:

January 19.

This Tuesday, everyone's favorite American Idol runner-up will be the main guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as rumors of this "once-in-a-lifetime" event have been verified. In fact, Lambert taped his interview and performance in Chicago yesterday.

We'll reveal more about Lambert and Oprah's conversation as the days go by, but for now, we can confirm that it touches on the following topics:

  • Simon Cowell's departure from American Idol;
  • Adam's life before and after his run on the show;
  • And, of course, his controversial performance at the American Music Awards.

The crooner will also perform "Whataya Want from Me" for the studio audience and television viewers; while he'll briefly be joined on the episode by another chart-topper: Susan Boyle.

Commence screams of excitement in 3... 2... 1...

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It sounds very much like Oprah Winfrey is preparing a show entirely dedicated to Adam Lambert.

Sorry, in Oprah-speak, we mean to say: It sounds very much like Oprah Winfrey is preparing a show entirely dedicated to Adam LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmbert!

On the talk show host's website this week, a message has been posted that reads:

 Calling ALL Adam Lambert Fans!!! Did you vote for him as many times as you could? Were you holding your breath when the new American Idol was announced, hoping and praying it would be HIM?

If you are a HUGE fan of Adam Lambert's, email us now and tell us why you want to be in the audience for this once-in-a-lifetime show.

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The Big A might soon sit down with The Big O. We can't wait.

In October, the former American Idol finalist was interviewed by Winfrey for an episode about reality TV stars. Shen then invited him back to perform after his CD was released.

Sounds like that was more than a hollow invitation. Will you tune in for an all-Adam Lambert installment of the gabfest?

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On Oprah Winfrey's "White House Christmas Special," President Barack Obama gave himself a "good, solid B-plus" in his first year in the Oval Office.

The Nobel Prize winner credited his administration with getting the economy on track, winding down the Iraq war and making the decision in Afghanistan.

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He also said America has "reset" its prestige in the world and made progress toward halting development of nuclear weapons in Iran and North Korea.

Health care reform would boost his grade to an A-minus, he said, but until that and more people finding work "I can't give myself the grade I'd like."

Barack Obama and his old friend and supporter, Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah also interviewed Michelle Obama, who discussed less pressing topics, such as the White House's gingerbread house and First Dog Bo giving high-fives.

While the interview was primarily Oprah lobbing softballs at the First Couple, it was interesting to hear the President's assessment of his own performance.

What do you think? How would you grade Obama's first year?

 

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Over the past 25 years, Oprah Winfrey, who announced her farewell last week, changed the face of TV, touching the lives of tens of millions of Americans.

She also yelled a lot like a deranged lunatic.

If you've ever seen her show, you know that Oprah cannot merely say a celebrity's name as if it were a normal word. She must scream it, ridiculously.

It's as if O somehow knew The Hollywood Gossip would one day come to fruition and an intern would find and delight in posting a montage like this ...

One can only imagine if Oprah exclaims the name Stedman Graham this way after ... um, never mind. Let's just forget we ever went there and move on.

How about those Grady Sizemore pictures, eh?

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Oprah Winfrey is not typically a source for celebrity gossip fodder.

But, hey, The National Enquirer, can't make up stories about only Rachel Uchitel all the time!

According to the supermarket tabloid, Oprah isn't just ending her talk show in 2011. She's soon calling it quits with very long-time boyfriend Stedman Graham.

Imaginary Sources say Oprah will disappear from TV once the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is launched, help groom BFF Gayle King for her own program and end her relationship with Stedman in order to move in with King.

"Now that she's giving up her talk show, Oprah sees no reason to stay in Chicago," an insider said. "She was planning on making the transition to the Southern California area anyway, for the sake of her Oprah Winfrey Network.

"She and Gayle have a number of good friends in the Santa Barbara area, and they feel like it's home. They both love it there."

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As we reported last night, Oprah will end her reign as the most successful person ever to host a show on TV in 2011. Today, she made the announcement official.

Just because she's stepping aside doesn't mean she's forgotten about sweeps, of course. She saved her big, breaking, shocking news for the end of the show.

While she called rumors for departure "conjecture," her new cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), also happens to be launching in 2011. Hmm.

But in revealing the "real" reason she's walking away after 25 years, Oprah started strong, then began to cry, then regained her composure, saying it "feels right."

Also feeling so right? Shameless promotion for her next season. Holla!

Oprah Winfrey says ending her talk show feels good in her bones. An estimated net worth of over $2 billion has to feel pretty good in her bank account, as well.

Fighting back tears, O said, "I love this show. This show has been my life and I love it enough to know when it's time to say goodbye. Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and my spirit. It's the perfect number, the exact right time."

And then there was this line:

"For some long time Oprah viewers, you have literally grown up with me ... we've grown together ... you had your family and your children ... you left a spot for me in your morning or afternoon - depending on when the Oprah show airs in your town."

Wow. What an emotional, corporate farewell.

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For the big O, it's time to go.

During tomorrow's broadcast, Oprah Winfrey will officially announce the end of her network television talk show. Its final airdate will be September 9, 2011.

"Tomorrow, Oprah will announce live on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she has decided to end what is arguably one of the most popular, influential and enduring programs in television history," Tim Bennett, the President of Harpo productions, wrote in a statement.

Bennett sent out the letter in order to prevent affiliates from being shocked at the announcement.

"Before she speaks to her loyal viewers, we wanted to share her decision first with you - our valued partners for more than two decades," he wrote.

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Of course, Winfrey is unlikely to leave television altogether.

It's been rumored for weeks that the icon will take the gabfest to her previously announced cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which also launches in 2011.

Will you miss her on network TV?

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Oprah Winfrey has former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the hot seat on Monday, and those hoping for a repeat of Carrie Prejean on Larry King will be disappointed. 

She's still talking about her teenage nemesis, her grandson's father, Levi Johnston, but unlike other recent interviews, Palin refused to get combative this time.

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According to excerpts released today, Palin is asked if Johnston will be invited to their Thanksgiving dinner. "You know, that's a great question," Palin replies.

"It's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing. Because, of course, you want - he is a part of the family and you want to bring him back into the fold and kind of under your wing. And he needs that, too, Oprah."

"I think [Levi Johnston] needs to know that he is always loved and that he has the most beautiful child and this can all work out for the best. It really can."

Sarah Palin ran for V.P. in 2008, but entertained even more in 2009.

Of Johnston's claims that she called her own baby retarded, Palin wisely says: "We don't have to keep going down this road of controversy all the time. We're not really into the drama. We have more important things to concentrate on."

Palin also did not seem enthusiastic about rehashing her notoriously awkward interview with Katie Couric during her bid for the Vice Presidency last fall.

She tells Winfrey she didn't think the sit-down wasn't a seminal, defining moment for her. "And neither did the campaign," she added. "The campaign said, 'This is what America needs to see and it was a good interview.'"

"And, of course, I'm thinking, 'If you thought that was a good interview, I don't know what a bad interview is,' because I knew it was a bad interview."

Fortunately, Oprah didn't ask about Levi's upcoming nude Playgirl spread. Now that would have really been a bad interview ... albeit entertaining.

Do you like Sarah Palin?

 

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