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The Oprah Winfrey empire is crumbling in Chicago. According to published reports, the 61-year-old media mogul laid off 200 employees and shuttered the famed Harpo Studios in Chicago (Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah is moving what's left of her conglomerate to her OWN Studios in Hollywood.

OWN (which is co-owned by Oprah and Discovery channel) and Harpo Films on the west coast will absorb some of Harpo's Chicago employees -- the ones who decide to uproot their lives and make the transition to the west coast.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

In a phone interview from the Harpo offices in Chicago, Winfrey acknowledges a mix of excitement and nostalgia. "[Chicago has] been everything for me. I've spent more hours in this building than I have any other building on Earth. ... We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it's one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago]," she says, noting that OWN will stop shooting shows there as of Tuesday. "The time had come to downsize this part of the business and to move forward. It will be sad to say goodbye, but I look ahead with such a knowing that what the future holds is even more than I can see."

Oprah tells THR she plans to ramp up her acting career, no doubt in an effort to secure an elusive Oscar Award and other acting accolades.

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    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      I thought the Chicago operation had been closed. :tea: They better move to Los Angeles or Atlanta.

    • Miany

      We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street, and now it’s one of the hottest neighborhoods [in Chicago],

      ^^ :thinking: sure this was a quote from Oprah?? Direct quote? No shade aunty but i think "the hollywood reporter" is being provocative

    • sassyshe

      I thought that there was a report that she sold the building

    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      We were here when there was nothing but hoes and rats on the street
      _________
      :dead: so disrespectful.

    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      i think “the hollywood reporter” is being provocative
      _________
      anything to get the people going!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      I thought the Chicago operation had been closed.
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      I was just thinking this!

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      I thought the Chicago operation had been closed.
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      I was just thinking this!
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      i think she sold the building but they were still conducting business

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      :offtopic: Drake stepped up from Jhoni Blaze's special looking self. Bernice Burgos is gorgeous.

    • OpinionHated

      I'm glad I don't work for Oprah.... You told Harpo to beat me!!!!!

    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      from Jhoni Blaze’s special looking self.
      __________
      Another my little pony.

    • FuturedocDonte

      Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards).
      ----
      :shocked: it's confirmed. I'm slow :lol:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      So Suge Knight going blind :lol:

    • Crickett

      :offtopic: Jamal on Empire kind sorta looks sings like Al B. Sure--father of Quincy. Writer said he based characters off of JayZ and Puffy after hearing New York state of Mind Song- the behind the scenes is On Demand along with Timberland's wife who eerily looks like Aliyah- Cookie is wearing her clothes.

    • http://instagram.com/p/xf0TD-kTEZ/ A.J.

      So Suge Knight going blind
      ___________
      BARE-LEE. Nigga do your time like everybody else. :tea:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Oprah tells THR she plans to ramp up her acting career, no doubt in an effort to secure an elusive Oscar Award and other acting accolades.
      _______________________________________
      Do they give out Oscars for the most compelling "Narcissistic Personality Disorder"?
      Nah??
      Ok
      :coffee:

    • MissArtist

      Oprah's just moving forward. She's got billions. Makes sense to close the Chicago offices when the show has been over for years. People thought Oprah had failed, but it's not in her DNA! Love you Oprah! :heart:

    • Phrozen1der

      She's been out of Chicago, she kept those folks employes YEARS after her show ended..She did them a favor... :blink:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      :offtopic:
      Let me know when somebody posts they going to take all Boobie Jr. Pictures down and say from now on they not posting about they kid and will keep it off social media BC that's their son mom/dad :rolleyes: That usually be the next step. Before the custody battle or once they calm down and delete it all.
      Bye again :kona:

    • westsidelove

      HI Roses!!! Just had to log in and ask Mother of Dragons is your avi from the photo collection My Kitchen Table by Carrie Mae Weems :love: Im a little related to her. Love her work went to the opening of her show when she came back to her hometown.

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      So the young girl who started a GoFund me so that she could go to Vegas with her friends, got all the money plus some she was requesting. Man, I need to start one for these student loans.

    • mydestiny

      I thought the Steve Harvey Show was being taped at her studios in Chicago

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2CKgxT5x8Y 69

      She’s been out of Chicago, she kept those folks employes YEARS after her show ended..She did them a favor… :blink:
      _______________
      I said the same thing. :coffee:

      OAN:

      I read them comments in the Mariah post. Ion even know yall in real life, but I SWEAR yall are like family to meet. I be quoting yall and shyt in real life. My own damn friends be like: who the FCUK is MAN, Dub, MisTaken, etc and why havent we met them. :blink:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Im a little related to her.
      ________

      what does this mean? :popcorn:

    • Blanche Devereaux

      @69 :yes: at home cackling ...babe like "what's so funny?!" I say "just my blog buddies" then I get the "okayyyyyy :kona: "

      Still tryna figure out why I don't know people this supportive or funny in real life ...y'all he besss :fistbump:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      User! :hug: whey you Been? :wail:

      Oh... when I stopped at the grocery store, I bought some of them Chinet 'cut Crystal' stemless wine glasses :kona:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Oh shat! Dese yt womenz need some Chinet the way They tossing wine glasses! Beverly hills housewives gettin crunked! :woohoo:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Aye it happens :shrugs: she probably moving to the A :yahoo: like everyone else :woot:

      Everyone Goodnight :bye:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      69 Fawk you sir :tea: why in thee got dayum heyull am I'm not on that list... Bye Ashy :bye:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Jenie! Didn't we just discuss your growth today? Take your lil self to bed somewhere :hahaha: :heart:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Sounds like Lisa renna needs to be sweepin round her own front door :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :lick:

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      Zmt is saying Chris got a 9 month old. But s girl that's NOT Karrueche or RhiRhi :shocked:

    • KDub

      read them comments in the Mariah post. Ion even know yall in real life, but I SWEAR yall are like family to meet. I be quoting yall and shyt in real life. My own damn friends be like: who the FCUK is MAN, Dub, MisTaken, etc and why havent we met them
      ^^^^^^
      Tell them I love them. Imma see em at next get together :winky:

    • whitty hutton

      If this is how 40-something single women act, then I'm glad I'm married. Mary jane/gabby is a bird in real life and on tv

    • KDub

      I need to start one for these student loans.
      ^^^^^
      I done wrote Mr. Jim Goodnight a letter. He is in top 50 richest folks in US. He from here. Own SAS Institute. Anyway...I was like help me please kindly suh. :sad: Imma single black mammy. Got all these loans out this bish and no degree quite yet. Hep meh. :crying1:

      Smoove waiting on him to write me back. :coffee: THINK it's a game.

    • Blanche Devereaux

      Lord :facepalm: Chris Brown has succeeded in reproduction ...good thing its a girl :tea: beautiful baby...

      Can we get a late night post on this....hopefully Karrueche reacts :yes: BC y'all know folks are trolling her

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      kaurrche has "approved" the side baby.

      Finally ladies in 2015 are taking the route of their grandmothers and accepting side babies!
      :claps:

    • MissArtist

      Chris must be beating Keepsakes azz too. That's the only way I can see her staying in this relationship. Battered golddigger syndrome, or she really is plain stupid. At least be the one to have the baby yourself, fool.

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      Dub, I'm not sure what you're in school for but there's a program out there that will pay you a stipend of at least $2400/month for your whole time that you're in school. I think you have to be going for healthcare tho. An old friend of mine got fired from her job but always wanted to be a nurse, yet she couldn't afford it. She applied and got the Grant. I believe they pay her tuition too. She's in her last year of nursing school. There are folks out here who will help.

    • MisUnderstood

      Once upon a time one can have a baby with a side piece & the main chick would give him hell. Then crackheads had kids who grow up to be known as the main chick proudly accepting the break baby & cheering into the camera hoping no one sees how stupid they truly are.

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Oh shat! Dese yt womenz need some Chinet the way They tossing wine glasses! Beverly hills housewives gettin crunked! :woohoo:
      ------------
      I just watched it :shock:
      Remind me so we can talk about it tomorrow!!!
      Let putting :pacifier: all on Coochie's Twitter :wails: Loke they did Chris Rock about them bees
      Now let me
      Go read this Mariah post while I finish watching Being Mary Jane. It's hard work commenting with ya'll. :phew:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      KDub says:

      Ummm…where is this drunk bish going? With her RUBIES on? A tank top and some stretch pants? :wtf:
      I want her drunk ass to NOT fall so she wont have to have a robot arm on the OTHER side. Bish out in these streets with a DJ Paul arm. All from a fall off a stage when she was drunk YEARS ago. Prolly why she aint healed. Mariah prolly has roaches in her liver at this point.
      Okay bye.
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      WHALE :crying1: I got real tears. DJ Paul arm????? thank you @69 for directing me to that post. I missed it. Ok BMJ went off. See ya'll in a few hours :zzz:

    • MisUnderstood

      Twitter has no chill. :baby: :lol: Kamacoochie has no self worth. At least Gaggy Union & Exocudus didn't get blatant disrespect before they became step on break mammies. Better than me but if they like it, I :heart: it. :shrug:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      I can't stand African American Twitter :hahaha:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Top of the morning fawkas :lick:

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Good morning Roses :hi: RHOBH was good last night. It tickles me when sprite women act the exact same way they like to pretend only other women act. Next week it gets better :yes: I'll try and check back during the discussion on that later. Chris Brown and this baby news, rumor has it the chicks name is Nia and a couple of days ago Kantgetright tweeted "Y'all know a Nia" and deleted it quickly. That fool doesn't need to be anyone's father :nono: Now let me get out of this gym and rush home :steer:

    • zeta4lif

      GOOD MORNING @MOD in the gym right now glad my office is upstairs and its a great facility (one of the many perks of my job)

      @JEEEEENAAAAY!!!! :kiss: Mer'ning love bug

      and all others that comes along :hi: CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOU GUYS COMMENTS ON CB/KooKooKachew!!! :rolf: bbl

    • KDub

      @Take her arm DO look like DJ Paul arm in that pic downstairs. All lil and shriveled. God bless Mimi. :sad:

      Chris Brown had a baby while I was sleep? Well.

    • KDub

      @Petty. I'm a Biz major. Who works in clinical research. I build clinical trial budgets. They asses paying for me to go somewhat. I say some what cause they cheap and done cut down on what they paying for starting this year. Jan 2015. I aint did the homework yet Sway on other stuff out there, since it just started impacting me THIS semester. Been Kinda unmotivated too. Imma get back on it tho. Ttust! :pc:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      :waves: How does Mary Jane have ANY friends?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Karrachue ain't going nowhere. She joins the long list of long suffering women. Look how long it took TI to get himself together.

    • MisUnderstood

      Wait TI got himself together? When did that happen

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Still CRINE over DJ Paul voice :wails:
      Chris somewhere liking pics releasing no statements. Let's hope he stays the course .. I want to see a reaction... But regardless unless he says I am the pappy there is nothing left to say. And he doesnt need to do that :lol:
      YAS RHOBH was EVERYTHANG. Let me tell you this tho... I agree Brandi and Kim are a mess. But Kim told Lisa R to leave her alone and stop trying to make her sobriety an topic. She kept going. Lisa tried to choke her and busted a glass on the table like it was a knife fight :lol: They both wrong. And Kyle. I have actually never liked her :ashamed: I think she cries for attention. I do think she helped Kim. I do :yes: but I also think she exploits her for ratings and fame. Whispering stuff when she knows it's being recorded. And then friend or not how is she going to let Lisa jump up and almost choke her sister, throw wine on her and break a glass??????! She ran :dead: left her for dead. She was like how can I defend you when you say vile things? Chile FOH. Meanwhile as messy as Brandi is and they say she stood by helping Kim. A mess. So when Brandi threw wine (acting like she was on a soap) they crucified her. This lady tried to choke Kim and threw it in her face and nada. Brandi has a point... What's good for the goose in not good for the gander..
      Is that how it goes? :kona:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Once upon a time one can have a baby with a side piece & the main chick would give him hell. Then crackheads had kids who grow up to be known as the main chick proudly accepting the break baby & cheering into the camera hoping no one sees how stupid they truly are.
      ---------------
      :dead:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :offtopic: do you know this bytch gave me a Got dayum 85 on my paper :mad: fawking bytch .... Oh hunty .... some words will be said this evening .... I want her to explain wtf is going on :rules:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :mad: shyt kinda got me hot this morning for real.... I have never received a grade that low on a paper .... chile

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Let me tell you this tho… I agree Brandi and Kim are a mess. But Kim told Lisa R to leave her alone and stop trying to make her sobriety an topic. She kept going. Lisa tried to choke her and busted a glass on the table like it was a knife fight :lol: They both wrong. And Kyle. I have actually never liked her :ashamed: I think she cries for attention. I do think she helped Kim. I do :yes: but I also think she exploits her for ratings and fame. Whispering stuff when she knows it’s being recorded. And then friend or not how is she going to let Lisa jump up and almost choke her sister, throw wine on her and break a glass??????! She ran :dead: left her for dead. She was like how can I defend you when you say vile things? Chile FOH. Meanwhile as messy as Brandi is and they say she stood by helping Kim. A mess. So when Brandi threw wine (acting like she was on a soap) they crucified her. This lady tried to choke Kim and threw it in her face and nada. Brandi has a point… What’s good for the goose in not good for the gander..
      Is that how it goes? :kona:

      _________________________

      :yes: Kim and Brandi are a mess no question. Kyle though...I can not stand Kyle. EVERYTHING she does is for attention, and I see why her acting career wasn't successful, she's a horrible actress. Kim had a point, they are sisters. Whether the rumors about Kim are true or not Kyle should always shut down any talk about Kim's sobriety and their issues with one another...but she likes the drama and will throw her sister under the bus to fuel it and keep a "storyline" for herself. Yet when they were talking about how her husband cheats she wanted everyone to :tape: Kyle only really cares about herself, her image, and who can further her image. I'm not a Brandi fan either but she had a point. Lisa Rinna...I didn't know she had that in her. She was :mad: , went all Hulk smash on Kim. I wonder why she reacted THAT strongly. I was like :wtf: :blink: :rotf:

    • San ah make ya dance

      :lol: Get em right Jenie!

    • SugarFoot

      :newpost:

      What are yall talking about :popcorn:

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Oh, and now Keyshia Cole claims she's always been cold and standoffish towards Booby because he's always cheated on her. Like since before the marriage :thinking: I wonder why it never occurred to her to maybe just not marry the dude then... :shrug:

    • whitty hutton

      Keyshia is a hood ass bird...too stupid and full of hate to know she looks a damn fool saying something like that.

    • pointhimout

      uh huh how many people thought she went with harpo because of 'hoppo' from the color purple? I knew about the oprah backwards thing for years. It's time to move on. Since she no longer films a daily talk show, what's the point? Rats and hoes huh? Thanks for that. Schit, come move in my neighborhood so my home value can go up 2000%.