Oprah's inspiration stretches around the world
May 23rd, 2011
05:41 PM ET

Oprah's inspiration stretches around the world

When CNN iReport posted the "Oprah and Me" assignment earlier this month, little did we know that we would receive stories from around the world telling us how "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which ends on Wednesday, has inspired viewers.

Lavern Depeine said that thanks to Winfrey's charitable giving, she was inspired in 2008 to create a charitable group of her own in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

The advice from Lena Gidwani's father was echoed in what she saw on the "Oprah" show, advice that eventually propelled her to a news anchor job in Ghangzhou, China.

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Timberlake and Gaga make 'SNL' ratings record
May 23rd, 2011
04:21 PM ET

Timberlake and Gaga make 'SNL' ratings record

Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga definitely brought their star power to "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.

Ratings for the season finale were up 21 percent from last year, according to a statement from NBC, and were the highest season finale ratings since the Olsen twins hosted the show in 2004.

Credit host and "SNL" favorite Timberlake, who took his Omeletteville character on down to Liquorville, reprised his role as Robin Gibb on "The Barry Gibb Talk Show," and appeared alongside Andy Samberg in "3-Way," a hilarious follow-up to their popular "D— in a Box" and "Motherlover" music videos.

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Russell Brand deported from Japan
May 23rd, 2011
04:14 PM ET

Russell Brand deported from Japan

There's a good reason Russell Brand wasn't cheering on wife Katy Perry as she performed in Japan over the weekend—he was too busy getting kicked out of the country.

"So… my husband just got deported from Japan," the singer, who is currently touring Asia, wrote on Twitter on May 22. "I am so sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place #tokyodreamscrushed."

Though Perry added, "It was for priors from over 10 years ago!" she didn't specify what Brand's offenses were, according to Billboard.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is it time to forgive Schwarzenegger?
May 23rd, 2011
02:33 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is it time to forgive Schwarzenegger?

As the drama surrounding the separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver continues, there’s more big news out today from their children. If you want insight into what’s going on inside their family, look no further than Twitter.

The oldest Schwarzenegger child, 21-year-old Katherine, re-tweeted a quote saying, “Holding grudges is bad for your health. Forgive and let go. It doesn’t mean keep them around either.” Now a lot of people might agree with Katherine that it’s time to move on, and I think forgiveness is very important in life, but it’s too soon to brush this aside. It was only two weeks ago that Arnold and Maria publicly announced their separation!

What do you think? Tell me below.

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A night of explosive developments on 'The Killing'
May 23rd, 2011
01:05 PM ET

A night of explosive developments on 'The Killing'

Another one bites the dust, y’all! In one of the most suspenseful episodes of the season thus far, an exciting series of events led us to cross another suspect off our list of potential killers.

At first it looked like the plan to take Bennet into custody was a go – Linden even went so far as to assure Mitch that an arrest was imminent – but a judge refused to sign the warrant and the arrest was called off.

Confident in his innocence but the damage to his reputation done, Bennet returned to Fort Washington against the wishes of Principal Meyers and his students, who staged an impromptu walkout upon his arrival to class.

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Zach Galifianakis to January Jones: 'Get over yourself'
May 23rd, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Zach Galifianakis to January Jones: 'Get over yourself'

"Mad Men" star January Jones has at least one fellow actor who isn't mad about her. Comic Zach Galifianakis claims he once told the blonde beauty—who has boasted that she was hated in high school because she is pretty—to get over herself.

In a new Q&A with ShortList magazine, Galifianakis is told that Jones refers to him as one of the most naturally funny men she has ever met.

"That's really funny because, if I remember correctly, she and I were very rude to each other. It was crazy," "The Hangover Part II" star replies. "I was at a party — I'd never met her — and she was like, 'Come sit down.' So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, 'I think it's time for you to leave now.'"

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