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Oprah Winfrey Reveals Her Near Nervous Breakdown!

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Even Oprah Winfrey one of the most recognizable, powerful, and richest women in the world  apparently had some major issues in juggling all that was before in trying to stabilize her then struggling OWN cable network, taking on her upcoming role in the film, The Butler, and the rigors of conducting interview after interview.

Winfrey is  is now revealing for the first time that she suffered a near nervous breakdown last year in an upcoming interview with Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood that will air over several evening this week.

Winfrey, described the symptoms she experienced, stating that “It was just sort of speeding and a kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing.  I thought … ‘if I don’t calm down I’m going be in serious trouble.’ I was in the middle of doing voiceovers, you know? And I remember closing my eyes in between each page because looking at the page and the words at the same time was too much stimulation for my brain.”

Winfrey went on to say that she realized what was happening to her during an interview in October of 2012 with director Jason Russell, who recounted  his own nervous breakdown before his film, Kony was released.  As Russell described his very public breakdown, Winfrey says she realized she could relate:  “I was sitting and listening to Jason Russell describe his symptoms …. saying, ‘Um, this sounds pretty familiar to me,'” she said.

In addition, Winfrey told Access Hollywood’s Robinson that it wasn’t until her interview for OWN with singer Fergie, whose father was battling cancer at the time, that she decided to slow down and take better care of herself.  “I had reached a point where I just couldn’t take in anymore stimulation,” she said.

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clh
clh

Welcome to the real world Oprah. This happens everyday to people who can’t figure out where their kids next meal is coming from, what will happen when their job is downsized, and how they will keep their house and pay their bills as costs keep rising and the paycheck disappears or goes down.

I’m guessing they would rather their break downs come from too many money making projects going on at once.

At least Oprah can afford to take a vacation. Not really feeling the sympathy here. sorry. How about spending some of those millions you have to get help.

vik
vik

YOU GOT IT clh..AAAWWWW poor O..ya right. Sit down and watch a soap!

k/kay
k/kay

Amen clh! Shame on her this from the woman who had the nerve to accuse a shopkeeper in Switzerland of not showing her a $38,000 purse just to try to pump up racism to promote that stupid movie The Butler. I guess she did not expect the shop to call her on her lies.

JustSaying
JustSaying

clh and others – I hope you realize what you’re saying. OWN network has 100’s of employees. If her network fails, they’ll end up in the very same situation that you just described. For THEIR SAKES, let’s hope that OWN network is successful so that they don’t end up living paycheck to paycheck.

After all, Oprah will still have money to fall back on. Her employees won’t.

clh
clh

No one said anything about the company failing. My point was that instead of getting people to feel sorry for her, she has plenty of money to help herself. And all of those outside projects are not going to help OWN stay afloat, those projects are to make her richer.

Jared
Jared

Not much sympathy here either. She and her privileged entertainment and political friends are out of touch with reality. Personally, listening to her voice gives me a nervous breakdown.

maria
maria

Poor oprah what a drama queen. never liked her, never will.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Not a fan of Miss O in anyway shape or form, but she’s human like the rest of us. We all have stress in our lives– good and bad– and as we age we lose our ability to bounce back easily when we taken on more than we can chew.

My only beef is her making it public– her need to say, look at me, woe is me. I believe she might have been in the process of burning out– we all do at times, but don’t put it on the evening news especially when there are so many people facing far worse in life.

clh
clh

I agree, and that was my point. She has enough money to get help anytime she needs it. She doesn’t need my pity.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

She should have kept it to herself.

su0000
su0000

People have stress in their lives..
At least her stress is not over money, and survival .
She doesn’t even need to cook, she sits down to wonderful meals without lifting a finger to cook or clean up. She has no worries over bills, and she goes wherever she wants to go in the world.
She has no family responsibilities, children etc…
I think she is a very fortunate woman and her stress is from her own choices, the woman has no need to work, ever..

JustSaying
JustSaying

I actually support Oprah. She is a job creator. How many people can be called that? I don’t know what all the backlash is about. Sure, she’s not perfect and she occasionally puts her foot in her mouth. But she continues on. She continues to work, and it is her dedication and perseverance that I respect.

You people can bash her all you want. Just don’t be surprise if her network fails and all of her employees are out of a job.

clh
clh

Again, all of these outside projects are for HER! If she wants to make OWN work, then she needs to spend time there and not making movies and doing interviews to keep her face on the screen.

If she is truly concerned about those employees she can do something about it.

Charday
Charday

Booo, hoo.

Patrick
Patrick

you know… I have a right to vent on occasion….

and.. I have to stand with (posts)… Oprah Winfrey…. you are “taken” “Care” of

prior to your revelation….

it was known… OWN is in the black…. outa the red light/ink… if you will… thanks to Tyler Perry.

I think it was your partners who shoulder’ed the networks ways and means….

this is press for your “oscar” consideration, for “The Butler”… and bringing OWN to the forefront…

so be it…

we’ve bore witness to publicity(s)

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I really don’t care for Oprah at all. I wish her no harm or ill health but I am NOT a fan of hers! Is she looking for sympathy ? I think something that personal you should keep it to yourself. And not broadcast it to the whole world. Everyone has no need to know this…That’s my opinion.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I have no interest in seeing the movie: The Butler……

Scott
Scott

Boo hoo…like all the reality shows and Lindsay Lohen…….no one cares!!!!!!!!! Oprah is starting to get like Kate Gosslin….she’ll do anything to stay in the limelight!!!!!!

ruby nichols
ruby nichols

I have always liked and respected Oprah. I wish her well and I wish she would take long vacation from all the stress and just enjoy life. She is a great woman.

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On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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