Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions has signed Kirstie Alley to a production deal which could eventually lead to a daily show for the actress in a similar vein to Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil.
“Kirstie is a tremendous talent who is incredibly relatable and a true fan favorite, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Harpo,” said Tim Bennett, president of Harpo Productions. “Audiences love her and it’s easy to see why: She is always at ease, whether speaking up about the most intimate aspects of her life or even appearing in a bikini on the ‘Oprah’ show. We are looking forward to working together to bring viewers everywhere her distinctive voice and comedic flair.”
Kirstie then responded by saying, “I’m very open with what I’ve been through in my own personal life, and nothing—I mean nothing—is off-limits for me to talk about. Nothing shocks me,” Ms. Alley said. “I’m a great listener. I’m a good comedian. And I won’t lie—I live a beautiful life. So I hope to bring those elements together to offer something totally fresh for the television audience.”
First Oprah lets Tom Cruise dance around on her couch so he could show the world that he was in love and that he really does love women. Now, Oprah is giving an entire show to Kirstie Alley. She is going to let Kirstie Alley loose on the world for an hour a day.
If so, we can look forward to more quotes like this from her.
This one was after attending a Scientology conference:
"I'm walking out an entirely different being, and I mean entirely different.” So far so good. “My viewpoint on the fourth dynamic and mankind and other people changed. I liked animals more than people! OK, I liked certain people, but the idea of 'mankind' really irritated me! Then I realized why mankind upset me so much - it's because I wasn't taking responsibility!”
The one that gets me though is this:
"I can't even tell you how many people who've interviewed me have gone into Scientology."
So basically she is saying that if she can have some time alone with you as Oprah is going to give her each and everyday, that she can get all her viewers to go into Scientology. Now, I don't think it will be overt, but I think each and everyday there will be just that little nudge or prodding to get people where she wants them to be. Will she get a commission? Will Oprah?