Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Jan 24, 2011.
Especially JOHOOOOOON TRAAVOOLTAAAAAAA!!!
True -- Rahm is more likely to give people dead fish than money.
I'm not exactly an Oprah fan. I'm not really into talk shows. But, whether or not a fan, Oprah is an amazing human being. She has done remarkable things with her money. I have a lot of respect for her.
Quote of the day!
so what is her secret? I always thought she had too much make up on.. maybe she is a man? a drag queen?
She has a half sister. The sister has known since 2007 that Oprah was her sister, but never went public with it.
Sounds like this woman is Oprahs 1/2 sister thru her mother. From what I read earlier, the 1/2 sister knew that she had two 1/2 siblings that died, and that she had a 1/2 sister who was being raised by her father in Tennessee. She tried contacting her birth mother, but she refused contact. Then, she saw Oprahs mother doing an interview, and describing the same family situation (2 departed sibs, daughter in Tennessee). She then contacted a cousin of Oprahs and they did DNA.
If I find where I read this earlier, I'll post the link.
ETA: no need for me to look... the post above mine has all the details.
But my point is that the mother clearly did not want to be found, for whatever reason. What are the rights these days for parents who give up kids for adoption? Obviously this woman was able to circumvent that by finding a cousin to provide DNA, but I just wonder if the mother is allowed to keep refusing contact.
And Whitney Houston…
Have you ever seen Kathy Griffin's bit where she imitates Oprah interviewing Whitney Houston? (the part I'm talking about doesn't start until 5:30, but it's worth the wait )
ETA: Or even better, Deeeeep Fried BUUUUUUUTTTTEEEEEERRRRRR at the Texas STATE FAIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
There is no law that says you have to associate with someone, relative or not.
Not a huge fan of Kathy. She is not as fun as she was when she was actually on the D list.
But her Oprah bits are so good.
I love those jokes about when Oprah and Gayle went to that food festival in Texas and had fried butter! What an adventure
I have to be honest and say I was sure Kathy made it all up, until 5 months later I actually saw that very episode on my national tv and pissed my pants.
Don't forget JUULIAAA ROOOOBEERTS! (And JEEENIIIFEEER AAANISTOOOON!)
It probably depends by state.
I remember the fascinating story of a woman adopted and eventually wanted more info about her biological mother.
And I remember a report done on NPR a couple years ago of a man describing his experience learning of his biological mother and getting the courage to contact her. I think they recent changed the laws in Oregon, which gave him that opportunity. She was at that point living in Canada with her husband (not the father), and she had a child with him. She was stunned to receive the phone call from him, but it wasn't a rude conversation. She did, however, send him a letter explaining that while she wishes him well, she does not want any further contact.
Adoption in America: A Series Overview
Whatever Oprah's intentions, good for them on finding each other. Based on the brief video clips I saw, Patricia seems to be a sweet, dignified person.
ETA: Did Kitty Kelley miss this in her Oprah biography last year? I remember hearing about the John Tesh romance, but not this.
^^^John Tesh does NOT come off well...but those were the times I guess. The first comment on that review of the book had me though.