Don't laugh at the chipmunks We are all standing in the wings.
Siskel is staring straight ahead, in fierce concentration. "I don't stir it up.""No, but I just thought --""It doesn't matter what goes into it, as long as it smells so nice," she said. Oprah Winfrey was hired away from the Baltimore station to host "AM Chicago." It was opposite the top-rated Phil Donahue.
1986 - 1986Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert went on a couple of dates early in her career, and though their romance never blossomed, something great did come out of the pairing.
It was Ebert who convinced Oprah to syndicate her incredibly successful talk show.
I was also the person who suggested that Jerry Springer not go into syndication, for which I have received too little credit.
All of these years I have maintained a discreet silence about my role as Oprah's adviser, but now that she has spilled the beans, the time is right to tell the whole story.
Oprah and Tina have been friends for years, with Oprah attending the singer’s wedding back in July.
“Because Tina was like, ‘Oprah, you need to do this.
You need to do it.’ I was just thinking, ‘Well, OK, would things really be different?
People go to the movies to laugh, to cry, to be scared, to be entertained. We got some popcorn and some sodas, then sat in the back row, near the door, where I could use the light to take notes.
When the lights went down is when things went south (never a good sign on a date).
When you ask a friend if Hellboy is any good, you’re not asking if it’s any good compared to Mystic River, you’re asking if it’s any good compared to The Punisher.
And my answer would be, on a scale of one to four, if Superman is four, then Hellboy is three and The Punisher is two.”Fearless in his criticism of the US ratings board, the Motion Picture Association of America, he accused them of frequently misjudging their guidelines on suitability for children – he found it “stupefying” that The Exorcist was awarded an “R” rating, which meant that children could see the film accompanied by an adult, instead of the stricter “X”.
(Curbside's Victor David Giron was recently profiled in our Spring Books issue, BTW.) Some gleanings from the book's table of contents might give an idea of the quirky nature of Czyzniejewski's work: "Barack Obama Describes His Perfect Bowling Game to the Graduating Class, Arizona State University Commencement, 2029" "Ann Landers Advises Against the Use of Twitter" "David Yow's 10 Simple Rules for Keeping a Smile on Your Face" "In His Berwyn Mayoral Campaign Speech, Rich Koz Sincerely Apologizes to the People of Berwyn" "In Hell, H. Holmes and John Wayne Gacy Talk Shit About Richard Speck's Tits" There's a release party for on Saturday, April 21, 7-10 PM, at Cole's, 2338 N. A number of local writers, actors, and improvisers will read pieces from the book.
The full text of "Roger Ebert Critiques His Second Date With Oprah Winfrey" after the jump: "Roger Ebert Critiques His Second Date With Oprah Winfrey" At the movie, I realized how terrible an idea it was to go to a movie.
"Whatever you do," he whispers, "don't look at the chipmunks. You'll start to laugh, and that will make me start to laugh, and we'll never be able to stop."Following his example, I stare straight ahead in fierce concentration. He is showing Oprah how to blend zucchini to make delicious zucchini bread for the holidays. Within a few weeks, Phil Donahue was no longer top-rated.
He knocks over the blender, which sprays pureed zucchini all over the interview couch. Oprah does exactly what I would do in the same situation, and turns over the cushions on the couch. Oprah's show was expanded to an hour and became a smash hit.