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Oprah Winfrey Endorses John Fetterman over Dr. Oz, Whose TV Career She Helped Launch Into Stardom

As midterm election day in America is now five days away, Oprah Winfrey, put her full support for the hotly contested Pennsylvania Senate race behind John Fetterman, and not Dr. Mehmet Oz, who owes his entire career as a television personality and celebrity to Winfrey.

Oz began his TV career as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the early 2000s for over 5 years, which eventually led to Oprah producing Oz’s own daytime talk show.

Later, The Dr. Oz Show bowed in 2009 and ran for 13 seasons before he called it quits to move from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to run for the Senate. Both Winfrey and Oz were multi-Daytime Emmy-winners during their show runs.

During a virtual town hall on Thursday night, Winfrey endorsed Oz’s Senate opponent: “I said it was up to the citizens of Pennsylvania and of course, but I will tell you all this, if I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my vote for John Fetterman for many reasons.” Winfrey also went on to endorse other Democratic candidates in Governor and Senate races around the country.

Brittany Yanick, a spokesperson for Dr. Oz said of Oprah’s endorsement of Fetterman: “Doctor Oz loves Oprah and respects the fact that they have different politics. He believes we need more balance and less extremism in Washington.”

Fetterman said in a statement that it was, “An honor and privilege to have Oprah’s support in this race. She is a leader on so many issues — fighting for our democracy, passing common-sense gun reform, and ensuring racial justice. I’m grateful for Oprah’s support and trust on the issues that matter to people across the country and Pennsylvania as we close out this campaign.”

So, what do you think of Oprah endorsing Fetterman instead of Oz for the Pennsylvania Senate seat, when she launched his daytime and TV career? Share your thoughts below.

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Just wish it didn’t take her so long. I remember seeing Oz’s first day on the Oprah show years ago. The subject was all about poop. It was funny, but he made a sensitive subject informative. What a disappointment he turned into.

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I remember that crazy show, but my friends and I dwelled on the subject for days, ” does it sink or float?” was so important then.

Violet…Happy Time Change…You have a great memory. If any good came from that for me it got me into probiotics gut health. You even put us back to MF page about Oz with your reply to Jaybird. Wish his name wasn’t Oz. Takes away from one of my favorite movies. And wizard he ain’t. Well maybe closer to the character than I thought behind his door. :)))

Agree entirely.

Oprah is nothing but a fraud! She is only supporting Fetterman because she has a grudge against Dr. Oz. He made her so much money and because he chose to do something else in his life, service his country and not be a money grubber like Winfrey, she has a problem with him! Oprah made millions at Sirius XM and never lived up to her contract and provided the content she “Promised!” John Fetterman is a nobody. She doesn’t know a damn thing about this guy. He isn’t Oz and he is a democrat, that’s why she is backing him! Another Hollywood “Star” who sticks her nose into something she is not qualified to do. Fetterman was a mayor of a small town the size of a postage stamp that was and still is riddled with crime. Fetterman has never worked a day in his life! Everything has been handed to him. Dr. Oz has worked hard in his field to help folks get healthy. He is smart. He saves lives! He walked away from millions of guaranteed money to become a Senator. That is passion. That is commitment. That is being a true patriot!

Well said.

The “true patriot” Oz is still a Turkish citizen. Who also lives in New Jersey. Neither of which qualifies him to be a Senator from Pennsylvania.

Oz might have been a great surgeon at one point in his life (much like former brain surgeon Ben Carson) but he threw all that away to cash in on TV stardom, sleazy supplement scams, and eventually right wing politics, including an association with a certain bloated Orange turd.

Since Oprah helped create Oz, the “celebrity”, it’s only right that she contributes to his downfall, even though it’s a little late.

As for John Fetterman, he’s a man of the people. And he knows how to buy a veggie tray in a grocery store, for Hell’s sake! He will be the best Senator PA has had in decades.

Satan, as usual you are inspired! I used to cackle at that shyster Oz touting the next junk product that will “forever change your life….right after these commercials.” Wow, must be really important! Heck, he was embarrassing on “THE $100,000 PYRAMID”; I can only imagine the debacle he’d be in Congress.

Satan, Oz isn’t perfect. You do make some valid points. I will admit, like in some of the presidential elections in the past, I am going with the lessor of two evils here and to me, its Oz.

Patriot? Try Quack. Disproven treatments – just in it for the money and fame.

By all accounts, he is a great surgeon and not such a great pitchman. I get it.

I agree with everything you said

I have been waiting to see if she’d weigh in and for which candidate. So happy she landed on the right side of history with her endorsement! And at that, I’ll stop before I make any further political non-soap comments. :0)

Oprah agrees with Fetterman’s policies. Her endorsement is purely an ideological one.

Dr. Oz is a scumbag and it’s about time Oprah endorsed Fetterman!

As the ungodly flaunt their ways of decedent evils against God. They stand proudly boasting their powers of wealth and social standing. But the true decisions will be made by the will of God. Will He spare our Nation from the desasterous hands of Sodomite worship and the blood sacrifice of innocent babies. Or is his judgement passed for Americas ultimate destruction.

Hello! I didn’t know you posted here, Margaret White! Give my best to your daughter, Carrie.

Most unholy congratulations to Senator-elect John Fetterman for his win last night!

Did Oprah help him any with her late endorsement? Maybe… maybe not. Now… as strange as this is going to sound, coming from the Devil…. let’s hope the Reverend Senator Warnock can also pull out a win. Still too close to call when I shut off HellCable News for the night.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continued to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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