The Hollyword: HARPO does Hollywood

By Johnanthony Alaimo
Columnist

SAY GOODBYE TO OPRAH! Our Queen, savior and some will say our only hope, where is she going? To a better place. Which means out of Chicago. Now that her show has been off the air for years and HARPO Studios is transitioning to its new location in Hollywood, it’s time to say adieu.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Winfrey saying, “(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).”

Winfrey is packing up and moving out of Chicago. (AP Photo)
Winfrey is packing up and moving out of Chicago. (AP Photo)

Do you hear that, hoes and rats? You can return! The jig is up! A small number of the studio’s 200 employees will come with Oprah in her carry-on bag to L.A., while the rest will join the hoes and rats in their new digs. Everyone wins.

Britney Spears lost it a little at a show in Vegas last week when a clump of her hair extension fell off her head during her performance.

“Do you want a piece of me?” Britney lip-syncs. Yes, apparently we do. Brit kept on “dancing,” (slightly twitching) and kept on “singing,” (opening and closing her mouth) throughout the small snafu, leaving the hair to fall to the floor. Honestly, that piece of hair extension got down to the floor much quicker than Brit ever could, so it deserves a round of applause and maybe a round of gauze.

Spears's hair falls out during a performance in Vegas. (AP Photo)
Spears’s hair falls out during a performance in Vegas. (AP Photo)

“House of Cards” made its debut on Netflix last week and is getting critical acclaim. I had the pleasure of not showering and watching all 13, one-hour episodes in a row, and let me tell you, I never reacted so badly to sunlight coming out of that binge. But the season is honestly spectacular. The show attempts to paint the cruel and malicious Frank Underwood as someone who perhaps deserves some sympathy this time around. Whether or not you are able to rile that feeling in yourself is up to you. All I know is I have an appointment at the hairstylist to get “The Claire.”