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.
Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters