First Look - Randy Jackson Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW, 8/10
In an all-new episode of the popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Oprah Winfrey interviews former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson; plus, more updates with Sam Champion, the Naked Cowboy, "Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Danielle Staub and the couple whose remarkable story was the inspiration for the film, "The Vow," airing Sunday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
After 13 seasons on one of the biggest shows in the history of television, "American Idol," former judge Randy Jackson now serves as music mentor and manager. In a one-on-one interview with Oprah, the man best known for the popular phrase, "What's up DAWG!," shares the lessons he's learned along the way from legends Quincy Jones and Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Plus, Jackson opens up about what it was like to work with fellow judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez and reveals his thoughts on the on-camera tension between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Then, former "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion talks about why he left the #1 morning show for "The Weather Channel," marrying his longtime partner and the emotional conversation he had with his father after coming out. In addition, "Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Danielle Staub talks about if she would agree to return to the reality series for another season, the pain of past secrets revealed on the show including her former life as an alleged call girl, and the night she almost took her own life. Plus, almost 20 years later, an update from "Oprah" show guests: Married couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, whose real life story inspired the movie "The Vow." Finally a surprise follow up five years later with the "Oprah" show family from Knoxville, Tennessee whose cluttered SUV got a massive makeover. And, the notorious Naked Cowboy, New York City's Times Square street performer Robert Burck, has been entertaining crowds for more than fifteen years in just his underwear, cowboy hat and guitar. He opens up about how Tony Robbins changed his life, his arrests, how he made his brand a franchise and performing in all weather conditions - rain, sleet or snow.
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EXCERPT: Randy Jackson on the tension between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on "American Idol"
Oprah: Was there really a feud between Nicki and Mariah?
Randy: Let's say that there weren't warm fuzzy feelings.
Oprah: And how difficult was it to be in the midst of that, to sit with that negative energy?
Randy: It was definitely difficult. You know, 'cause Mariah's my friend and I was working with her at the time. It wasn't quite the prescription that we thought it was going to be. You know, it wasn't quite the panel we thought it was going to be.
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EXCERPT: Danielle Staub on her past as an alleged call-girl
Danielle: In the past this was before I had kids this was before I got in trouble with the law, I did work for as a call girl. But, I was not in the essence that people considered it. I dated a lot. I was the kind of girl who knew how to get paid to go out on a date, which they thought they were potentially paying for sex or whatever it is that they wanted. I was so good in twisting them into making sure that we didn't have sex that they keep returning me in hopes that it would happen. I made a lot of money doing it. I didn't have sex with them.
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About Oprah: Where Are They Now?
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable "Oprah" show guests of all time. This all-new season offers revealing, never-before-seen follow ups with Candy Spelling, "Full House" star Dave Coulier, "The Love Boat" and "Knots Landing" co-stars, Sheila E., Spice Girl Mel B., Fran Drescher, Brigitte Nielsen, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jaclyn Smith, Geraldo, Olympian Scott Hamilton, Charo, D.B. Sweeney, Scott Wolf, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tom Green, Elvira and much more. "Oprah: Where Are They Now" is executive produced by Harpo Studios' Jill Van Lokeren, Julie Simpson and Veronica Votypka.
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