Nathan Lane Says His “Birdcage” Co-Star Robin Williams “Protected” Him From Coming Out On “Oprah” In 1996
Nathan Lane is back on Broadway in the play Pictures from Home, so he went on Sunday Today to promote that shit and discuss his career. Variety reports that 67-year-old Nathan got to talkin’ about starring in the 1996 classic, The Birdcage, with the late great Robin Williams. At the time, Nathan was mostly known for his stage roles and voicing Timon in The Lion King (1994). The Birdcage was his first big live-action role. And even though he’d come out as gay at age 21, he didn’t feel ready to share that fact with the world. Luckily, Nathan was protected by Robin, who he calls “a saint.” Nathan says that when the pair went on Oprah together, Robin did everything in his power to distract Oprah from pulling his co-star out of the closet on TV. Hey, if anybody’s great at distracting people with bonkers non sequiturs, it’s Robin Williams. Continue reading
Oprah Endorsed Dr. Oz’s Opponent For A Pennsylvania Senate Seat, John Fetterman, And Many Other Democrats In Close State Races
Oprah Winfrey decided it was high time to make an attempt at counterbalancing the scourge she unleashed on society by bestowing a talk show upon Dr. Mehmet Oz, who finally just took his poop diagrams and garcinia cambogia and fucked off of our screens in January after a long 13 seasons of quackery on The Dr. Oz Show. Unfortunately, that allowed him to pivot to politics, as he’s now running as a Donald Trump-backed Republican for a Pennsylvania senate seat–though whether or not he actually lives in Pennsylvania is questionable (just ask Snooki). With election day coming up in just a few days, Oprah endorsed expert Oz-troller and current Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, John Fetterman, in PA’s neck-and-neck race for a senate seat over Oz, a former surgeon who’s relentlessly criticized John’s ability to handle the duties of office after recently suffering a stroke. She also voiced her support for several other Democrats running in tight races in key states hoping to maintain their slender Senate majority.
Back at the start of COVID, the world was locked down for months. It looked like there was no end in sight. But once the vaccine hit, we cautiously emerged from our toilet paper and sourdough starter-filled homes and saw the streets once again. However, one person didn’t join us in our great return to Applebee’s: Oprah Winfrey! She recently revealed that she locked herself indoors for almost a year. That’s right, coronavirus made the world’s greatest talk show host into the world’s greatest hermit.
Gayle King turned 67 over the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, bestie Oprah and her live-in fleet of culinary experts prepared a special Bananas Foster cake for the birthday girl. But two full weeks later, the leftover cake continued to exist in Oprah’s fridge. Watching her. Taunting her. Plotting her demise? “Eat me, Oprah. Put me insiiide youuu.” Yesterday Oprah said “ENOUGH!” and pulled a Miranda Hobbes: she chucked that wretched cake in the garbage. Continue reading
Dr. Mehmet Oz is currently running as a Republican in Pennsylvania’s Senate race, which has caused him to end his talk show. Oprah is to blame for Oz at least since she brought him up on The Oprah Winfrey Show and then helped him launch his own The Dr. Oz Show. But she’s not endorsing him because that would be a bad look. She could always tell him who her PR person is though, because Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa Oz are apparently so bad at media communications that they didn’t hang up on a reporter before talking shit about her, so she heard it all.
During Adele‘s One Night Only CBS two-hour special, Oprah Winfrey brought her signature lip-syncing to the program. Apart from interviewing Adele and getting the nitty-gritty out of her, Oprah also enjoyed a performance at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Over nine million people watched the special and all of them were treated to not just good music and a deep interview, but also Oprah moving her lips around to a song that she thinks she knows but doesn’t. Someone needs to ask The Mighty O, “Were you lip-syncing? Or were you lip-sunk?”