Oprah Bids Farewell to Her Daytime Talk Show; Gary Shteyngart Wins Wodehouse Prize


CHICAGO, IL - MAY 17: Aretha Franklin and Oprah attend Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Daniel Boczarski/GETTY IMAGES)

So Long, Farewell: After 25 years, Oprah says goodbye to her daytime talk show. (Washington Post)

Winning: Gary Shteyngart is the first American to win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction in its 11-year history, for “Super Sad True Love Story.” (Washington Post)

Oscar Campaigns Begin: Columbia Pictures has acquired the distribution rights to Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s untitled film about the black ops mission that killed Osama bin Laden. (Variety)

Parental Advisory: Open Road Integrated Media announced that it will release an electronic version of the best-seller “Go the (Bleep) to Sleep” just before Father’s Day, coinciding with the release of the print version. (AP)

Giving: Washington National Opera’s Placido Domingo and a vice chairman of the Los Angeles Opera donated $200,000 to relief efforts for people affected by the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan.(Japan Today)

An Affair to Remember: Michelle Obama wore Tom Ford to Queen Elizabeth’s State Dinner at Buckingham Palace. (WWD) (AP via Salon)

Red, Red Whine: Yves Saint Laurent issues a rebuttal in Louboutin’s trademark battle for the red sole, citing Louis XIV as one of the first celebrities to wear “red-soled shoes.” (Washington Post) (Daily Mail)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.
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