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Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable. About 200 people work at the 3.5-acre campus in Chicago's West Loop, which will sell for about $32 million, Crain's Chicago Business reported yesterday. "We expect the transaction to be closed in 30 days. The property will be leased back to Harpo for two years and the studio will »
According to a statement issued to Crain's Chicago Business, the studio has entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay and the transaction is expected to close in 30 days, the Fox reported.
However, the four-building studio, which had been used by Winfrey to film her show from 1990 to 2011, will be leased back to Harpo for two years and they will continue to produce programming for Own. (Ani) »
- Leon David
“We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the four-building Harpo Studios campus in Chicago’s West Loop,” Harpo told Crain’s Chicago Business in a statement. “We expect the transaction to be closed in 30 days. The property will be leased back to Harpo for two years and the studio will continue to produce programming for Own.”
About 200 people work at the 3.5-acre campus, which will sell for about $32 million, Crain’s reported Sunday. Harpo said it expects to close the transaction in 30 days.
Winfrey first came to Chicago in 1984 to Wls-tv’s morning talk show, »
- Associated Press
Oprah Winfrey is set to sell her Harpo Studios to Chicago developer Sterling Bay after putting the complex up for sale months ago. A lease-back agreement will keep Winfrey’s media company on the site for two more years as part of the pact, which will take effect within 30 days. Winfrey first established her namesake studio in 1990 anchored by her talk program The Oprah Winfrey Show but ended the series in 2011 to start Own Network. Harpo Studios currently employs over 200 in Chicago. “We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the four-building Harpo Studios Campus in Chicago’s West Loop. The property will be leased back to Harpo for two years and the studio will continue to produce programming for Own,” a Harpo spokesperson confirmed in a statement. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed The Oprah Winfrey Show at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network on cable. Photos: The Resurgence of Oprah Winfrey "We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the four-building Harpo Studios campus in Chicago's West Loop," Harpo told Crain's Chicago Business in a statement. "We expect the transaction to be closed in 30 days. The property will
- The Associated Press
It took a while, something like two years to be exact, but finally Oprah Winfrey has closed a deal to sell off her Chicago based studios, late last week.As I wrote last fall, with the end of a 25-year run on her daily talk show, and now devoting all her energy to the Oprah Winfrey Network, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, there was speculation that Oprah would soon unload the facilities.And around that time she, Winfrey, very quietly “retained the real estate investment company Eastdil Secured to explore the possible sale of all, or part, of her Harpo Studios, located on the Near West Side of Chicago, where she taped her talk show for years, starting in 1988."But now it's been »
It was all things "Orange Is the New Black" at The Dolby Theatre on Friday (March 14) as night two of Paleyfest 2014 feted the hit Netflix series. With a staggering 12 cast members on stage, as well as creator Jenji Kohan, the event revealed a cast that couldn't be having more fun with one another and an audience that couldn't be having more fun watching.
With that many people on stage, it proved hard at times for some to get a word in (poor Michael Harney, who plays the beleaguered Healy, barely spoke once), but the panel was full of hilarity and moments of enlightenment on Season 1, as well as a few teases about the highly-anticipated upcoming second season.
Fan reaction went from 0 to 60 overnight
When asked what life was like once Season 1 was released in 2013, the cast was unanimous on the fact that recognition on the street happened almost immediately. "They've assaulted us! »
The Dolby Theatre stage was filled with a beautifully eclectic group of women when the cast of Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Orange Is the New Black sat down for their first PaleyFest panel. Well, it was almost all women. Joining creator Jenji Kohan and stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, and Natasha Lyonne, among others, were two of the men of the series: Jason Biggs and Michael Harney. However, the talk of the night mainly focused on the diversity of the show and the bond the cast mates have outside of their prison set. From the amount of giggling that went on throughout the night, »
- Jake Perlman
Played out before an enthusiastic crowd on Friday (March 14) night, the PaleyFest debut for Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" was a mixed-to-positive affair. Mostly positive. The 70-minute panel, which proceeded by only a brief Season 1 clip reel, was a fantastic showcase for the chemistry of the deep ensemble cast, which was represented by 11 returning stars, one fresh face and one unannounced guest. Plenty of time was spent on the show's progressive stance for women, racial diversity and diversification of gender and sexual roles. Plenty of time was also spent buttering Netflix up, as seemingly the entire cast raved about the idea of binge-watching TV, but only referenced "House of Cards" as a show that might be binged. Paying near-religious tribute to series developer and showrunner Jenji Kohan, the "Orange" team celebrated their unique working environment and the freedom it gives them. As a big fan of "Orange Is The New Black, »
- Daniel Fienberg
The 60-year-old talk-show host said that she is really proud of her friend Gayle, News.com.au reported.
She said that in 1976 they were both on a local TV station and became friends especially after a big snowstorm, and that she even asked King to quit her job and come to her new Oprah magazine to help her.
Winfrey and King's friendship has attracted a lot of media attention with rumors suggesting they might be more than just good friends. (Ani) »
- Meeta Kabra
Oprah, munchies, and Brad Pitt donning a "420" hat - you really never know what you're going to get when you follow Snoop Dogg on Instagram. The rapper often approaches his posts with the creativity he brings to his paintings (yes, he's serious about it), adding crazy cartoons and text to photos of unwilling participants. Take, for instance, Bow Wow. The performer took a nap, only to wake up and find out Snoop snapped the moment, added several animations, and shared it with the world. Snoop's Instagram shenanigans have even inspired an official iPhone app! Keep reading to discover why you should follow him - if you don't already! Source: Instagram user snoopdogg View Slideshow › »
- Nick Maslow
The most honest words uttered in the debut of Lindsay, the new and deeply problematic docuseries about the troubled actress, came not from the maniacally self-absorbed Lohan or the show’s benefactor, Oprah Winfrey. Rather, they came from a fan on the street who was glibly effusive when asked to speak on behalf of the people. “I’m a big fan of Lindsay Lohan,” he said with a happy grin on his face, »
- Karen Valby
The 60-year-old queen of talk shows' book will be organized by themes, including joy, awe, and gratitude, the New York Daily News reported.
The book, which will hit shelves on September 2, will be the first acquisition for Flatiron books, a new nonfiction division of MacMillan. (Ani) »
- Leon David
Bacon Mania: the obsession that aficionados (and pretty much anyone who has ever put it in their mouth) have developed with bacon over the last 30 years, and which has seen an unlikely explosion of what appears to be the world’s most beloved of all meats. Nowadays, everything comes in bacon flavour or bacon scent or bacon shape, and frankly that’s a great thing. Necessity is the mother of invention after all, and right now, people need bacon more than they ever have.
It’s probably always been the case, since the first rashers hit the first frying pan at Bacon Year One, but this overriding love has changed somewhat recently. No longer content with merely eating bacon itself, this demand has also brought forth a surge in production of other bacon things, including those that would never immediately seem to need the addition of bacon. Pigs have flown, »
- Colleen Cunha
No matter where you looked this week, there were fun celebrity pairings. From Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto's selfiefest in Paris to her brother and mom hanging out with Oprah, stars were snapping memorable photos with their friends. Elsewhere, Sarah Hyland goofed around with Adam DeVine in a stroller on the set of Modern Family, while his Pitch Perfect costar showed off his best Gleek pose; Taylor Swift celebrated her brother's birthday while rumored ex-bestie Selena Gomez partied with a tiny cowboy; Alessandra Ambrosio and Behati Prinsloo got into their bikinis; Jessica Simpson shared a three-way smooch; and Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss matched for their Burberry campaign. Other celebs flew solo this week, though, like Chrissy Teigen hanging out in her birthday suit, Miley Cyrus having some fun in the (fake) sun, and many more. Keep reading to see the rest of this week's cutest celebrity candids, and »
- Alyse Whitney
Lindsay Lohan allegedly jotted down a list of the famous men she’s slept with over the course of her career while out with friends – and now the list has been leaked.
Lindsay Lohan Conquest List
Apparently, Lohan was out with some pals on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Hotel when the subject of her sex life came up.
“They were giggling and talking s--t about people in the industry,” a source told InTouch Magazine. “It was her personal conquest list. She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside.”
While jotting down the names of her celebrity lovers, Lohan reportedly had to pause “as if she had to remind herself of who they were.”
Who’s on the list? Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Heath Ledger, James Franco, Colin Farrell, Adam Levine, Garret Hedlund, Jamie Dornan, Evan Peters, Joaquin Phoenix and Wilmer Valderama. Also on the list were P. »
The Season 2 finale of Tyler Perry’s drama shattered its own viewership records and that of Own last night, with 3.6 million tuning in. That’s a 38% rise for for The Haves And The Have Nots from the 2.6 million who tuned in for the Season 1 finale on September 3.Last night’s Haves and Have Nots also ranks as the most-watched show in Own’s three-year history and, with a 2.75 rating among W25-54, the second best any show on Own has done after the Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Last night’s demo rating was up 24% over the Season 1 finale. The second season of the drama debuted on January 7 with a viewership of 2.8 million, a total audience record for Haves and Have Nots at the time. The show has topped that several times this season since. Related: Own Orders Another Tyler Perry Scripted »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” season finale on Tuesday was Own's most-watched program ever. A total of 3.6 million viewers watched the drama, a network record. The episode ranked as the No. 1 program in Own history among total viewers. It was No.2 in the network's target demographic, Women 25-54. “Oprah's Next Chapter” with Whitney Houston's family, retains its No. 1 position in the key demo. Also read: Lindsay Lohan's Own Reality Show Debuts to 693,000 Viewers In the Tuesday at 9 p.m. timeslot, the season finale was ranked No. 1 among cable networks and No. 4 for all of television. »
- Jethro Nededog
Exciting news for Oprah Winfrey fans! The media mogul will be releasing a new book this fall called What I Know For Sure, it was announced in a press release on Wednesday. The title comes from the page of the same name featured at the end of each and every issue of O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, which Winfrey has used to pen essays of inspiration and revelation in the 14 years since launching her magazine. The book will be a compilation of these articles. According to the press release, the essays will be organized by theme (joy, gratitude, awe, possibility and others) and will "offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into Oprah's inner life—her thoughts, struggles and »
The book, which debuted in January at No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, centers on the real-life story of two young abolitionist sisters, one of whom is gifted a slave in 19th Century America and who grows up with the girl facing the challenges and injustices of the time together. “Invention of Wings” is the newest selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.
“In her book, Sue Monk Kidd has given us such a rich narrative, compelling characters, and a rare historical perspective that we know will be the ideal foundation for a wonderful film,” Winfrey said in a statement.
- Andrew Stewart
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