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Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey

Although his widely-read reviews are still accessible online and in print, there is one thing longtime fans of have had to do without. Now, thanks to the aid of Scottish technology, movie lovers will once again be able to hear the famous critic speak again - with his own voice.

On tomorrow’s episode of Oprah, Roger will sit down with his old friend for his first interview since leaving the air in 2006. Ebert, who was first diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002, has been unable to speak since the illness took part of his jawbone and forced him to go silent.

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You really didn’t think Jimmy Kimmel would let Jay Leno have the last word, did ya?

During yesterday’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, former/new Tonight Show host Jay Leno addressed a number of topics including the zinger he made about David Letterman, the phone call he hasn’t made to Conan O’Brien and the huge paychecks from NBC he doesn’t even need to cash. He also talked about being embarrassed by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show.

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Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno

Now that Conan O’Brien’s left NBC, it’s ‘s time to warm up the audience.

Later this week, the old/new Tonight Show host will do his first one-on-one interview since Conan’s finale last Friday. , who is a close friend with Jay, flew to Los Angeles to pre-tape the chat.

Although Winfrey’s people have also extended an invitation to O’Brien, it’s not known whether he’ll eventually do his own daytime sit-down.

Leno’s interview is scheduled to air on Thursday.

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This is how you make an anti-climatic statement.

After waiting until the very end of today’s broadcast to formally announce her already-leaked decision, Oprah Winfrey offered very little to her audience (aside from tears) that we haven’t already heard. Although she said she wanted to the viewers to hear the message “directly” from her, she never once did end the “conjecture” or “speculation” about her future.

Is it possible the talk show has no idea what she’ll be doing two years from now? Is she simply going to take a break and just go with the flow? Well, considering she’s in the process of starting , that’s highly doubtful. Besides—who’s going to keep Gayle King employed?

You can read Oprah’s full statement after the jump.

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It looks as if 25 will be Oprah Winfrey’s lucky number.

In a meeting with her staff members today, Winfrey officially announced that her daytime talk show will turn off the lights in two years. That same news will be delivered on her program tomorrow. The 2011 end date means will close after celebrating its silver anniversary.

This decision comes after weeks of increased speculation about her future. It has been rumored for some time that Oprah would simply take the show out of syndication and bring in to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Carrie Prejean, take notes. This is how your “hero” Sarah Palin addresses difficult questions.

Based on snippets released, it appears the long-awaited interview between Oprah Winfrey and the former Alaskan governor was a lot less tense than some may have feared. The chat, which covered a number of topics, will air one day before Palin’s book, Going Rogue, is released.

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Oh what a difference a year makes.

Two of the biggest female names of 2008 will finally be sitting down for a chat in 2009. Mark your calendars: November 16 will be the date has her first one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey.

Before last November’s elections, Oprah - who publicly endorsed - had been accused of showing favoritism because she chose not to welcome the VP candidate on her show. Winfrey’s reason? She didn’t want to use her program as a political platform. (Although President Obama had been a guest on her program, his appearances came before he decided to run for office.) Unfortunately, Oprah’s explanation didn’t satisfy many of her female fans.

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Oprah Winfrey really knows how to milk her ratings cows. Recently, we’ve seen her interviews with Whitney Houston and Mackenzie Phillips stretch out over two separate hours. Now, is getting his Round 2.

This Friday, the former heavyweight champion will be sharing the stage with a very special guest: Evander Holyfield. Yes, that would be the same boxer Tyson bit - twice - during their June 1997 fight.

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Chynna and Mackenzie Phillips

The marketing plan continues, as Mackenzie Phillips is scheduled to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show yet again—this time, she’ll be joined with half-sister Chynna Phillips.

Mackenzie is scheduled to appear via satellite, while Chynna will come into the studio to join Oprah. The news comes after Chynna has publicly stated that she believes Mackenzie’s shocking claims about her incestuous relationship with her father: “A part of me died when I found out.”

Can we count on Mackenzie’s former stepmother, Michelle Phillips, to appear on the show as well?

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Could Oprah Winfrey do for what she does for books?

This coming Monday, the talk show hostess and her upswept hair will dedicate the entire broadcast to a particular decade. The show, entitled “Oprah Goes Back in Time: The 60s,” will include appearances from both January Jones and .

The hour will also feature items that would have been Winfrey’s favorite during that time. (I’m guessing the audience won’t want any of those freebies.)

Maybe Oprah could have Dr. Phil talk to Don Draper about his daddy issues and extramarital affairs?

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