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Big bad movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guest-hosted an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight this past Thursday, and while he's usually a hard-charging force unto himself, he decided to seek out a higher power for advice on how to do the show: Oprah Winfrey. Yes, he reportedly sought her counsel prior to taping, meaning he drove to an old dark Chicago TV studio late at night, lit a bunch of candles and incense, and read a few passages from The Secret aloud as if a prayer or a chant, thus invoking the spirit of Oprah. Her proud visage hovered in front of him as if a ghost or a dream, and he beseeched her wisdom. What the Oprah apparition told him is unclear, but it seems to have paid off, as Weinstein's episode was CNN's most-watched show that day. He interviewed Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese, Jamie Foxx, and Quentin Tarantino, so it's possible that the good ratings had to do with that starry roster, but really this is an example of how faith works. Specifically faith in Oprah. Pray to no other idols! Oprah will provide. [Page Six]
The grand Diamond Jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth continues in glorious fashion in England, with Sunday seeing the rousing River Pageant processional. A Guniness world record-breaking one thousand ships filled the Thames as people on the shore waved and rattled their spears, so proud to see the Queen's fearsome aramada making its proud and terrible way out to sea. Princes William and Harry, clad in tartans and war paint, were on board the Queen's galley, the
Bloody Maiden Spirit of Chartwell, along with Kate Middleton, who beat a great drum to keep the oarsmen in sync. At present the flotilla is headed for open water, where they will once again crush the Spanish fleet and secure the Empire's reign for another five hundred years. [Us Weekly]