May 28th, 2010
05:45 PM ET

Suspicious video sent to Oprah

Note to aspiring stars: Don’t freak out Oprah if you would like to work for her.

A representative for Oprah’s OWN network confirmed to CNN that the show received a "suspicious" video which they forwarded to authorities.

“Oprah.com received a suspicious video submission for 'Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star,' a new series premiering on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in January 2011,” said a statement from the company. “OWN’s protocol and online safeguards rejected the video, and the proper authorities were notified.”

The rep from the network did not reveal whether local or federal authorities had been contacted.

AOL News reports that law enforcement sources said the video was of a man who appeared to be making threatening remarks while in possession of a Mac 10 machine gun.

According to the AOL report, when the man was interviewed by police he was determined not to be a threat. The man said he was an actor.


soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Mba Atanga

    Nowadays,people do anything to get to the top.so i think he just wanted to be famous.

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    Sent on a phone using T9space.com

    May 31, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    lets face it.. Oprah is a Lesbian

    May 30, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gina Chia

    What people do for attention these days. This topic alone should be a show. I am sure Oprah selects a person of wisdom and the new show serves humanity at even a deeper level than the OPRAH show and puts to shame the reality shows and hype which cause more of these "attention mongers" having no sense of purpose to a close in our history.

    May 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Head Diva In Charge

    She had to know that she would most likely get some crazies when she did this.

    May 30, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    WOW that's crazy! i voted for this guy

    http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=2707&promo_id=1

    May 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pat

    oprah fat

    May 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      And you feel the need to say this, why? Troll, go away and try reading a book or learning something of consequence. I may not be an Oprah fan, but what you said is stupid.

      May 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      What she said is stupid & mean! Shows the ugly side of people....

      May 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hillary

      You truly needed to say that? Now, before you start a riot, get off the internet and actually keep your mouth shut unless you have something nice to say. No one likes a troll. I might not be an Oprah fan, but that gives you no rights to call Oprah fat.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spooger

      She IS fat!

      June 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dingle.robin

    wow! what a jerk he is why bother oprah ? shes' her own boss don't MESS WITH MY GIRL.

    May 29, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. darlene d

    What a dumb move on the man's part! What was he thinking anyway? Strange.

    May 29, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    An actor, who wanted to do a few shoots of shooting her . Hmmm.....

    May 29, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |

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