Lady Gaga has usurped Oprah in the number one spot on Forbes' Celebrity 100 List. "The daytime talk maven, who earned $290 million last year, comes in second," reports Forbes. "Winfrey's earnings sank $25 million partially due to a reduced payday at SiriusXM. She still earns big from her syndicated show and from the stars she's spawned, including Dr. Phil (No. 18) Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz. Winfrey's earning power will take a bigger hit next year, when her syndicated show ends and she concentrates all her efforts on the struggling OWN network."
The fears that fans of Oprah will become depressed when they can no longer get their afternoon fix of the Queen of Talk has been given its own name by one medical professional who's dubbed it "Empty Oprah Syndrome". Allayed by the assurance that she will live on in print, online and on OWN (tune into "Oprah's Masterclass"), fans have been happily distracted with chatter over who and what Oprah might have in store for them when the last show airs on May 25. Lady Gaga?
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