'Lee Daniels' The Butler' is an eight-course meal of movies served all at once. The entree is a searing racial drama, haunting in its depiction of America's stained history. The other seven courses, delivered without grace, flatten the taste. Fine ingredients — a rousing ensemble and sporadically sharp script — can't make up for a cook's sloppy work. 'The Butler' is a mishmash of prestige qualifiers, unfit to dish out, but plated nonetheless.
For a while, it seemed almost everything Oprah Winfrey touched turned to gold -- television shows, magazines and books, among them.
So what's the one thing even she hasn't been able to polish to a shine? Her low-rated TV network, OWN. And in a new interview, she (almost) reveals she wishes she hadn't tried.
Rosie O'Donnell's return to talk on Oprah's fledgling OWN network was cancelled, last week. And the fact that staffers referred to 'The Rosie Show' as a "f**king hellhole" might be one reason why.